An arrested Mexican drug cartel agent is about to go on rtial in Chicago. He is already singing. He says that “Fast and Furious” was not a plan to find out where the drug cartel honchos were. It was in fact an operation to supply just one of the members of the cartel with enough weapons to wipe out the others.
In short, it was a strategy of destroying the cartel in order to create a monopoly.
I am not one to accept at face value the pre-trial stories of known felons, especially illegal immigrant felons — sorry, “undocumented drug workers.” But this one deserves some further inquiries by Congress. I don’t expect an imminent shut-down of any cartels as a result. But the entertainment value of such hearings would be worth plenty. Also, the hearings would tie up Congressmen from doing harm holding hearings on domestic economic regulation.
What if it turns out that Attorney General Holder gets outed as the mastermind of a deal to elevate one drug gang to supremacy in Mexico? What would be the logic of such a strategy? Economies of scale? More reliable negotiations for kidnapped American border guards? What?
Nothing comes to mind.