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Re: JSOC Leaning Forward - MX (internal use only)

Released on 2012-08-06 00:00 GMT

Email-ID 1010764
Date 2010-11-22 15:56:18
It would be leaked before the election as a measure of "toughness." Sad
part is it has nothing to do w/killing narcos. All about the

Reva Bhalla wrote:
> V. interesting if the US is going to increase their footprint in mx
> i dont see exactly how this helps Obama's re-election. it's not like
> the US can be open about having forces inside MX.. they wouldn't be
> able to claim their successes if they have any
> On Nov 22, 2010, at 8:12 AM, Fred Burton wrote:
>> Internal Use Only for now, until I can ferret out more details --
>> A very good contact of mine, current special agent assigned to JSOC Ft.
>> Bragg, advised the special operations group @ JSOC Ft. Bragg are leaning
>> forward with expanding their footprint INSIDE Mexico.
>> Curiously, but not surprising, the matter is being looked at by the NSC
>> as a possible advanatge to Obama's re-election campaign, however, State
>> is raising foreign policy objections. The recent killings of innocent
>> AmCitzs (Juarez) are being viewed as a possible window to "spin" a get
>> tough on drug violence/narcos as part of Obama's re-election campaign.
>> Source said the decision will be a political one.
>> Last week, there was a close-hold meeting @ the US Emb MX City to
>> discuss operations. RSOs from every constituent post were brought in to
>> examine blow-back and risk.
>> I'll have an opportunity to visit w/my contact later this week and am
>> not clear if the matter is being considered for unilateral operations
>> w/out the MX govt's knowledge, which would be my advice.
>> Comment:
>> My gut tells me it would be undercover Green Berets in a covert
>> capacity. Doomed to failure