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Friday, August 31, 2012

The US Has Sent 200 Marines Into Guatemala To Directly Combat The Drug War

A team of 200 U.S. Marines have begun patrolling Guatemala's western coast in an unprecedented operation to combat drug trafficking in Central America, the AP reports.

Operation Martillo (i.e. Hammer) will target fast power boats and self-propelled "narco-submarines" along Central America's Pacific coast with the help of four UH-1 "Huey" helicopters.

The U.S.-led operation involves troops or law enforcement agents from Belize, Britain, Canada, Colombia, Costa Rica, El Salvador, France, Guatemala, Honduras, the Netherlands, Nicaragua, Panama and Spain.

"This is the first Marine deployment that directly supports countering transnational crime in this area, and it's certainly the largest footprint we've had in that area in quite some time," Marine Staff Sgt. Earnest Barnes of U.S. Southern Command told AP.



Anonymous said...

Guatemala must be cutting in on some of the high ups in the governments action.

Anonymous said...

No! Leave them alone to help themselves. Or, let all the illegals send money home to help their own. Hint, the 3' tall people going into Perdue plants, are them. LOL

Anonymous said...

5:30 PM

What the heck are you talking about?

lmclain said...

Could be the next Vietnam. What ARE we going to do when a few Marines are killed in a firefight with one of the gangs down there? A provocation is necessary. Then we can unleash ANOTHER undeclared "war" on a third world country. Our CEO's need buyers for the bullets and bombs, even if it's just us....