US soldiers are operating inside Mexico as part of the drug war and the Mexican government provided critical intelligence to US agents in the now-discredited Fast and Furious gun-running operation. Those are among the claims being made by a Mexican diplomat in email correspondence with a Texas-based private intelligence firm called Stratfor.
The emails, obtained and made public by the nonprofit media organization WikiLeaks, also disclose details of a secret meeting between US and Mexican officials held in 2010 at Fort Bliss, a US Army installation located near El Paso, Texas.
Narco News was provided access to the Stratfor emails through an investigative partnership organized by WikiLeaks that includes journalists, academics and human rights organizations. The emails, drafted between 2008 and 2011, involve correspondence between a Mexican diplomat, aka MX1, and Austin, Texas-based Stratfor.
The disclosures made in the emails seem to show that a high-level Mexican official was dealing his country’s national secrets to US entities. Whether that act was by design, as part of a Mexican intelligence operation, or a case of treachery is not clear, but the fact that these emails are now public, available on the Internet, likely means that question will have to be addressed at some level within the Mexican and US governments.
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