U.S. Flying Drones Over Mexico

droneThe New York Times reports:

Stepping up its involvement in Mexico’s drug war, the Obama administration has begun sending drones deep into Mexican territory to gather intelligence that helps locate major traffickers and follow their networks, according to American and Mexican officials.

The Pentagon began flying high-altitude, unarmed drones over Mexican skies last month, American military officials said, in hopes of collecting information to turn over to Mexican law enforcement agencies. Other administration officials said a Homeland Security drone helped Mexican authorities find several suspects linked to the Feb. 15 killing of Jaime Zapata, a United States Immigration and Customs EnforcementImmigration agent.

President Obama and his Mexican counterpart, Felipe Calderón, formally agreed to continue the surveillance flights during a White House meeting on March 3. The American assistance has been kept secret because of legal restrictions in Mexico and the heated political sensitivities there about sovereignty, the officials said.

Before the outbreak of drug violence in Mexico that has left more than 34,000 dead in the past four years, such an agreement would have been all but unthinkable, they said…

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  • Rex Vestri

    What a colossal waste of taxpayer money! BIG business the War On Drugs is, and one that completely and totally FAILS to accomplish anything besides functiong as a price support for drugs and lining the pockets of those industries involved in the ‘war’.

    End the WOD! Decriminalize (heck, legalize) all drugs and spend money on voluntary treatment programs and counseling!

  • Rex Vestri

    What a colossal waste of taxpayer money! BIG business the War On Drugs is, and one that completely and totally FAILS to accomplish anything besides function as a price support for drugs while lining the pockets of those industries involved in the ‘war’.

    End the WOD! Decriminalize (heck, legalize) all drugs and spend money on voluntary treatment programs and counseling!

  • Rex Vestri

    What a colossal waste of taxpayer money! BIG business the War On Drugs is, and one that completely and totally FAILS to accomplish anything besides function as a price support for drugs while lining the pockets of those industries involved in the ‘war’.

    End the WOD! Decriminalize (heck, legalize) all drugs and spend money on voluntary treatment programs and counseling!

  • Rex Vestri

    What a colossal waste of taxpayer money! BIG business the War On Drugs is, and one that completely and totally FAILS to accomplish anything besides function as a price support for drugs while lining the pockets of those industries involved in the ‘war’.

    End the WOD! Decriminalize (heck, legalize) all drugs and spend money on voluntary treatment programs and counseling!

  • Anonymous

    The War On Drugs is an epic fail, a huge waste of money. I love how we try to be the moral voice for the world then commit horrid atrocities in the shadows. It may appear that we want to stop the drugs from coming up from Mexico, but who (us) pushed them all there in the first place (us). Project Pegasus was the end and should of been the end in any trust we had for the future of the War On Drugs, the gig is up now we are just lying to each other.

  • Investinourftre

    The War On Drugs is an epic fail, a huge waste of money. I love how we try to be the moral voice for the world then commit horrid atrocities in the shadows. It may appear that we want to stop the drugs from coming up from Mexico, but who (us) pushed them all there in the first place (us). Project Pegasus was the end and should of been the end in any trust we had for the future of the War On Drugs, the gig is up now we are just lying to each other.

  • Ironaddict06

    Hmm, this should be interesting to watch. The drug cartels have the money to counter any move made by the Mexican army, ICE, and DEA.

  • Ironaddict06

    Hmm, this should be interesting to watch. The drug cartels have the money to counter any move made by the Mexican army, ICE, and DEA.

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