1997-06-05, Michael Rivero: Re CTCIA Coalition on Ceppos' recant

Date: Thu, 5 Jun 1997 17:40:16 -0700 (PDT)
From: Michael Rivero <rivero@accessone.com>
To: The ciadrugs mailing list <ciadrugs@mars.galstar.com>
Subject: ciadrugs] Re: CTCIA Coalition on Ceppos' recant

On Thu, 5 Jun 1997 cyberhabilis@mindspring.com wrote:

> But especially this one, which I hadn't read until _AFTER_ I posted it last
> nite.....
>
> >And the puzzle is getting uglier.
> >
> >Bill Clinton has just announced an urgent effort to help Mexico "fight"
> >drugs which will consist of close to a hundred Huey helicopters being given
> >to the Mexican government for interdiction.

> >More than likely these helicopters will be used to smuggle drugs and to
> >crush an indigenous revolt in Chiapas by the Zapatistas and may well be the
> >opening move in our next counterinsurgency war in Latin America; the next
> >Vietnam.

I agree. Hueys are useless to interdict drugs because the drugs are flown fixed wing.

Seems like we've given the Mexican government (while it was still in the hands of the Salinas drug lords, a LOT of taxpayer paid for military hardware.

Hope it doesn't get pointed back at us in the near future!


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