This story is by way of “Proceso” which has many high government sources. With what we know of recent actions by the United States. extending drones, and troops, and bombs into other third world countries is almost not a really big thing anymore. Putting out a hit on El Chapo to show results in an increasingly obvious failed war is not surprising at all. I do think his usefulness may have ended; and when your usefulness ends, usually so do you.

Jorge Carrasco Araizaga and J. Jesus Esquivel
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Military sources in Mexico and the United States confirmed the existence of a plan to catch “Or Kill” El Chapo Guzman, prepared by the Pentagon and the Mexican government, proposed and accepted in principle by President Calderon. Virtually the same plan that led to the killing of Osama Bin Laden in Pakistan, the plan would be carried out exclusively by members of the United States Navy, with no intervention of the Mexican military or Mexican police. Only outright rejection from the high command of the Mexican military has denied the operation….But the Pentagon remains hopeful that the next administration will be open to accept it.

Given how difficult it’s been to catch Joaquin ‘El Chapo’ Guzman, the U.S. government has prepared a plan to capture the drug kingpin, in an operation similar to that held in Pakistan last year in the assassination of Osama Bin Laden.

Military sources in Mexico and the U.S. confirm the existence of the plan, which was developed by the Pentagon several months ago and now is being held back because it is an operation that was designed with only Americans in mind, an idea that is not viewed with pleasure by their Mexican counterparts.

The plan was introduced to Felipe Calderon who promoted it among the armed forces. And although there was a sharp rejection by the Mexican Army and Navy, Washington has not thrown away the plan and propose to show it to the next Mexican president, Enrique Pena.

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