Via: NY Times
Story by GINGER THOMPSON and MARK MAZZETTI
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.
Drug Wars create phenomenal profits centers for the security/industrial complex. Collateral damage seems acceptable if you have a multi billion dollar arms industry that has profited from the weaponry sold to the cartels in Mexico or a Libyan Dictator.
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