Twofer Tuesday

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There’s a long article in USA Today on the DEA Special Agent Enrique (Kiki) Camarena murder. (link here)

The slug line is:

Federal authorities assess new witness claims that a DEA official and CIA operative were tied to DEA agent Enrique Camarena’s 1985 murder in Mexico.

I recall when he was murdered and a number of influential narcos were implicated in Camarena’s death. Some conspiracy theorists speculate that Felix Rodriguez was a CIA cat’s paw at the time, and that he had a hand in the murder.
It’s re-opened from time to time by different members of the media. DEA re-opens it as well and uses media flacks to spread the matter out to blow the dust off the file. 
I’ve spoken in an official capacity to some of the people who were involved and have my own opinion on the Camarena situation that led to his murder and am not going to rip the scab off and delve on this blog. Suffice to say that the press (at the urging of DEA) are at it again.
Raphael Caro Quintero was charged in the US with being complicit in the death of Camarena. It’s a charge that he has denied. I called a guy who knows “Rafa” as I started this little article, and asked him what Rafa is up to. The guy told me, “Rafa is being rafa. He’s paying Mencho (largest drug kingpin in Mexico) protection and running his organization. His business is growing by default because of the power vacuum in Mexico. He’s throwing a big party next month and I’ve been invited.” Even when Rafa was in prison in Mexico, they’d let him out on the weekends and he was a regular visitor at narco parties in Sinaloa. There was more about Rafa’s family, one of whom is about to be extradited to the US, and so forth. So much for that. It’s not as though Rafa is hiding from the US Government or the Mexican Government.

Big Army

The US Army officially announced today that it won’t re-name ten bases that were named for Confederate generals.  I can’t help but wonder if the re-naming effort might not have had more traction if we had a different commander-in-chief…one more ‘woke’. It was a battle that Obama didn’t want to fight, but times are changing with the more radical left gaining a stronger foothold in the nation.

“It is important to note that the naming of installations and streets was done in a spirit of reconciliation, not to demonstrate support for any particular cause or ideology,” the U.S. Army spokesperson continued. “The Army has a tradition of naming installations and streets after historical figures of military significance, including former Union and Confederate general officers.”

16 thoughts on “Twofer Tuesday

  1. Gen. Nathan Bedford Forrest, of course, renounced the Klan and went on to promote racial harmony.

    The Woke ignore that.

  2. I'm glad to see the army hasn't given in to this PC nonsense. Like it or not, the Confederacy is part of our history and should not be eradicated. Of course changing history to suit the political goals is the way of the left. "Oceania had always been at war with Eastasia.”

  3. Well done, Army, and yes, we could expect a different outcome with a different Commander in Chief.

  4. Congratulations to the Army. What a nightmare that would have been, to change everything.

  5. I'm glad that you understand that the war must go on if you love Big Brother, Jim. Maybe there is hope for you in Bernie's and AOC's legions. You can come in for the big Green New Deal win. No more steaks for you, just a delicious Soylent Green shake.

  6. Progs don't read the same books that you do.

    My daughter teaches elementary school in California. What history that is taught is taught from books that make the War of Northern Aggression/Civil War appear to be about slaves and slavery, and how bad white people beat up good black people. The woke write the texts.

  7. I'm not going to name names, but there are a LOT of anti-Trump RINOs inside the beltway. Many of them are former military officers. They want to see the president taken down big time. I've mentioned to them that all of the war toys that they want will come to an end if Bernie and AOC are running the place. They just mutter at me – and possibly pox me behind my back.

    Yes, they wanted Jeb!, but that didn't happen.

    I'm afraid that things could look very different if we had a different C-in-C.

  8. I went to army basic training at Fort Ord, CA (next to the Naval Post Graduate School). It was named after a Union general Edward Ord who served during the Civil War (War of Northern Aggression). Then the next fort I spent some time in was Fort Devens, MA, named after a Union Civil War General, Charles Devens.

    The places I matriculated at during my hitch were named after good guys (the North). Then they closed these bases after I left, probably thinking that their job was done after getting me up to speed.

    At least I like to think so.

  9. Imagine Ilhan Omar as Secretary of Defense and Rashida Talib as Director of Central Intelligence. That's what "woke" looks like under Bernie. We'd all be feeling the Bern, and that's no lie.

    Yes, under President Trump, the place won't be upended, but the shrill voices of the left, particularly in the House of Representatives, want just that.

  10. Yes, it's gratifying to see that managed to push you through training, likely passing you because of the fear of being 'poxed'. The same with the promotions. Imagine your horror if you'd be stationed at Ft. Lee, Ft PGT Beauregard, Ft. Rucker or Ft. Benning. You could have ended up being a lifer.

  11. My dad was inducted. He was two weeks into basic training at Ft. Ord when the IJN hit Pearl Harbor. I entered basic there in Feb '77.

    Some more history–

    So WTH happened here?–

  12. The gentlemen of the south tend to bring battle flags of the 'wrong sort' with them on deployment. I have no problem with that, but apparently the Commandant does.

  13. General Braxton Bragg was an uncle on my father's mother side of the family.
    The ongoing assault upon the history and culture of The South is vile in the extreme.
    Thank you U.S. Army for standing up to the current carpetbaggers of political correctness.


  14. One thing I have never understood. Military, or former military, and raving libturds.

  15. So long as it's not Fredd doing the poxxing, I don't think you've much to worry about, LL.

  16. Those calling for the name change; how many ever swore the oath or wore the uniform?

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