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Saturday December 18, 2010

NARCO BLOG:  Did Mexican Army Allows Joaquin ‘El Chapo’ to Elude Capture AGAIN?

The Mexican Army allowed Joaquin “El Chapo” Guzman Loera to escape capture again. That is the news circulating around the world, thanks to different intelligence reports circulating this week from the security think tank Stratfor, located in Washington, D.C.

Based on information published in El Diario de Chihuahua, and other publications,  Stratfor realized that late Friday night sometime between December 10 and 11th,  Guzmán Loera could have escaped capture from the Mexican Army when a party was raided in Chihuahua.

Stratfor’s information bulletins, which are compromised of security analysts, politicians and journalists world wide, also report that “unofficial sources” indicated that since Chapo was in the vicinity the first on the scene were told to wait for backups before launching an attack.  During that waiting period, “Shorty” had escaped again.

The worst thing is that the group of armed forces that arrived first at the party where Chapo allegedly was had sufficient fire power to proceed with the operation that would have allowed the Army to recoup it poor standing with the U.S. government.  According to other sources the request to wait had more to do with who was going to get the credit for capturing one of the world’s most wanted fugitives than tactical reasons.  It remains to be seen when Mexican authorities will confirm this gaffe or when Strafor will release its security analysis on the matter. 

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