At least 200 U.S. Marines have been deployed to Guatemala to attack drug cartels in the war on drugs, which now takes on a more literal meaning. I’m sure there are more drugs floating around the U.S. than in Guatemala, so would it be permissible and acceptable for another country to send its heavily armed troops here to fight their own war on drugs?
The Marines are not alone in this, as they have joined what is being called “Operation Martillo, or Hammer.” This operation began in January, and “involves the Navy, Coast Guard, and federal agents working with the Guatemalans to block drug shipment routes.” The more likely scenario is that the U.S. is making sure that most of these drugs get delivered safely to the U.S. Maybe they could sell weapons to one of the cartels that they control … Well, that’s already been done in Operation Fast and Furious, hasn’t it?
The difference now is that the Marines are acting in a capacity that is more akin to a real war effort, as opposed to training and the like. I am not so naïve that I don’t fully understand that U.S. troops, whether conventional or CIA black ops, interfere and use deadly force all around the world at any given time, but this effort has been publicly announced. The agents for example, who were wounded in Mexico last week, have been identified as CIA agents, one of which has been tied to rendition flights. These are not good people!
The Marines now in Guatemala are using UH-1N Huey helicopters, and they are heavily armed. In essence, this is turning into a “drug war” in Guatemala orchestrated and prosecuted by the U.S. military. This is overtly ironic, as one of the largest drug traffickers on the planet is the U.S. government through it affiliates in the CIA and military. Just consider Afghanistan, where the U.S. military has taken over guarding the poppy fields so that Afghanistan can continue to supply 92% of all the world’s opium.
The government depends heavily on its phony “war on drugs” in order to fill the prisons of its corporate sponsors; thereby supplying money and taxpayer subsidized jobs to all the prison support companies. And how else would the CIA fund its murderous covert operations without the sale and delivery of drugs?