[Daily Mail, where America gets its news] The identity of a former top FBI official who leaked sensitive information by sending hundreds of texts to six reporters and playing golf with them has been revealed.
Washington Examiner named Bryan Paarmann, the deputy assistant director of the FBI's International Operations Division from 2016 to 2017, as the official after obtaining a report through the Freedom of Information Act.
Paarmann, 53, is said to have 'improperly disclosed court-sealed and law enforcement sensitive information to the media' in violation with FBI protocol.
The incident is included in Inspector General Michael E. Horowitz's June 2018 report that called out the FBI's 'culture of unauthorized media contacts.'
Paarmann, a West Point graduate and former U.S. Army officer, served the FBI's counterterrorism operations in New York City in 2017 before retiring.
More info on Paarmann and Brosnan Security needed. More than just the smell, so to speak.
Jul 2004 – May 2007 - 2 years 11 months
Tbilisi, Georgia and Kyiv, Ukraine
Senior FBI representative and accredited diplomat in the US Embassies in Tbilisi, Georgia and Kyiv, Ukraine. Had responsibilities for enhancing FBI investigations and developing bilateral law enforcement relationships with the countries of Georgia, Azerbaijan, Armenia, Ukraine and Belarus.
[ToloNews] With a Taliban ...mindless ferocity in a turban... response to recent discussions about a ceasefire and reduction of violence still pending, the Afghan government on Sunday insisted on a ceasefire and said that a reduction of violence ‐ which the Taliban has apparently agreed to ‐ is not practical.
Not even a hudna? I agree, that’s not worth even talking about.
"A ceasefire is the Afghan government’s plan for beginning peace negotiations," presidential front man Sediq Sediqqi said, adding "reduction of violence does not have an accurate meaning in legal and military terms, and it is not practical."
"By ceasefire, we mean a ceasefire like the one established in the country two years ago, during the Eid days--it had a clear definition," Sediqqi said in a tweet.
He added that a ceasefire has an international precedent.
"For us, ensuring peace means the end of the war," Siddiqi tweeted, saying: "there is a need for clarity on recommended plans."
Sources have said that the US special envoy Zalmay Khalilzad has been in Qatar ...an emirate on the east coast of the Arabian Peninsula. It sits on some really productive gas and oil deposits, which produces the highest per capita income in the world. They piss it all away on religion, financing the Moslem Brotherhood and several al-Qaeda affiliates. Home of nutbag holy manYusuf al-Qaradawi... over the past week and has held an informal meeting with Taliban deputy leader Abdul Ghani Baradar.
Speaker of east Libya parliament Aqaila Saleh calls for Egyptian army intervention in #Libya to “confront foreign intervention in Libya”, in an implicit reference to the military deal between the GNA and #Turkey. This came in his speech at the Egyptian parliament today. pic.twitter.com/hsMUptb6x8
Libya’s Government of National Accord Prime Minister Fayez al-Sarraj invited Turkey to turn Libya into an “Ottoman state,” alleges the speaker of the rival faction in Libya’s civil war in a visit to Egypt.https://t.co/bCQolqIhMY
[Jpost] The US government will announce "actions" on Monday along with results of a Justice Department criminal investigation into the December shootings at the Pensacola Naval Air Station in Florida that killed three US service members and maimed eight other Americans, an official told Rooters.
Several news outlets, including CNN, Washington Post and the News Agency that Dare Not be Named, reported that more than a dozen Saudi servicemen who are training at US military bases will be expelled from the United States.
Attorney General William Barr and FBI Deputy Director David Bowdich will make an announcement at a presser Monday. The US official told Rooters the government will disclose some "actions" in connection with the probe, but declined to elaborate.
The probe found connections to "extremist rhetoric, possession of child pornography and a failure by a small number of people to report alarming behavior by the gunman" in the attacks.
The Saudi personnel being expelled are not accused of aiding the Saudi Air Force second lieutenant who killed three American sailors at the Pensacola installation, CNN reported, quoting unnamed sources. The Washington Post said the probe found connections to "extremist rhetoric, possession of child pornography and a failure by a small number of people to report alarming behavior by the gunman" in the attacks.
The FBI, Justice Department and National Security Council declined to comment. The Saudi Embassy in Washington did not immediately respond to requests for comment.
Defense Secretary Mark Esper said Sunday on CBS' "Face the Nation" that he has signed "directives that address enhanced screening of all of our foreign students that address credentialing going forward, weapons policies."
National Security Adviser Robert O'Brien told "Fox News Sunday" the shooting "showed that there had been errors in the way that we vetted."
On Dec. 10, the Pentagon announced it was halting operational training of all Soddy Arabia ...a kingdom taking up the bulk of the Arabian peninsula. Its primary economic activity involves exporting oil and soaking Islamic rubes on the annual hajj pilgrimage. The country supports a large number of princes in whatcha might call princely splendor. When the oil runs out the rest of the world is going to kick sand in the Soddy national face... n military personnel in the United States after the incident. On Dec. 19, the Pentagon announced that it found no threat in its review of about 850 military students from Saudi Arabia studying in the United States.
The FBI has said US Sherlocks believe Saudi Air Force Second Lieutenant Mohammed Saeed Alshamrani, 21, acted alone in the incident before he was fatally shot by a deputy sheriff.
and a failure by a small number of people to report alarming behavior by the gunman
As a general rule, no matter what the organization, you don't want to be the guy throwing cold water on the totally genius plans of the people upstairs. Tends to be a career-limiting move when you are not on-board with The Mission.
[DW] Despite the rising number of asylum-seekers ordered to leave Germany, deportation figures fell in 2019. But the reasons why are more complicated than it may seem.
Germany deported fewer asylum-seekers in 2019 than the year before, despite a rise in the number of people ordered to leave and the government's promise to see through more deportations, German newspaper Welt am Sonntag reported on Sunday.
Referring to federal police data, Welt am Sonntag reported that Germany deported 20,587 people between January and November last year, compared to 23,617 the year before.
Even without figures from December, which will be available next week, the data shows that fewer rejected asylum-seekers were deported in 2019 than in 2018. Since May last year, no more than 2,000 rejected asylum-seekers were deported each month.
Annual deportation figures in Germany have fallen consistently since 2016, when Germany carried out 25,375 deportations.
That year, German Chancellor Angela Merkel ...chancellor of Germany and the impetus behind Germany's remarkably ill-starred immigration program. Merkel used to be referred to by Germans as Mom. Now they make faces at her for inundating the country with Moslem colonists... had said her government wanted to carry out a larger number of deportations.
"It needs to be clear: if someone's asylum request is rejected, they must leave the country," she had said at a gathering of her conservative Christian Democrats in the German state of Mecklenburg-Western Pomerania.
NUMBER OF REJECTED CASES RISES
Germany issued deportation orders for 248,861 asylum-seekers as of November 2019, an increase of 5% over the year before, according to figures seen by Welt am Sonntag.
Of these cases, 200,598 were so-called "geduldete," or tolerated persons. In such cases, the person has received orders to leave, but the state is temporarily unable to complete the deportation.
The most common reason for a delay is that an asylum-seeker lacks the necessary travel documents. If the person's identity cannot be verified, the home country will not issue travel documents.
Once a person has been held in this status for 18 months, the deportation order becomes invalid and the state issues a residence permit.
Because the process can be long, rejected asylum-seekers often receive the right to stay in Germany through another channel, for example by giving birth to a German child or marrying a German citizen, reported Welt am Sonntag, citing the Interior Ministry's report on the decrease in figures.
FAILED DEPORTATION ATTEMPTS
Another reason is that police are often unable to carry out a deportation.
In the first three quarters of 2019, police were unable to carry out 20,210 deportations because the person in question was not at home.
Only a small minority of people are taken into police custody prior to the day of their deportation. For that reason, many people with deportation orders are able to evade arrest.
A further 2,839 deportations could not be completed after the person was taken into custody. Reasons included acts of resistance or because the airplane pilot declined to take them.
[Daily Caller] In the days following the Jan. 2 strike that killed Iranian Gen. Qasem Soleimani, one New York Times journalist in particular became the focus of criticism for consistently amplifying Iranian messaging.
The journalist was by no means an isolated case. Iranian propaganda and propagandists managed to get air time on CNN, Yahoo, the NYT and Washington Post, among other outlets, and a fake American death toll that made headlines on MSNBC was actually sourced directly to Iranian media. Above it all though was New York Times reporter Farnaz Fassihi.
Fassihi’s aggressive dissemination of Iranian messaging started almost immediately after the Jan. 2 strike that killed Soleimani. She began Jan. 3 by peddling "unconfirmed reports" of "ballistic missiles hitting" Ain Al-Assad, the largest U.S. military base. There was no attack at that time.
NY Post reporter Jonathan Levine called her out when she later followed up to say the initial reports were false. Under pressure, Fassihi later deleted the tweet.
Note: “ encourage greater assimilation of Hezbollah into Lebanon's political system; and (4) offer carrots in addition to sticks, including consideration of legitimate Iranian concerns on regional security issues.”
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[IsraelTimes] US troops stationed at a base targeted last week in a devastating, but not deadly, Iranian missile attack had advance warning of the assault, buying them time to either leave or take shelter in bunkers before rockets rained down on their location, CNN reported.
In what marked the first time media were given access to the base since the attack, the cable station on Saturday reviewed impact sites and spoke with troops who were on the ground in the al-Asad air base during the attack.
Iran ...a theocratic Shiite state divided among the Medes, the Persians, and the (Arab) Elamites. Formerly a fairly civilized nation ruled by a Shah, it became a victim of Islamic revolution in 1979. The nation is today noted for spontaneously taking over other countries' embassies, maintaining whorehouses run by clergymen, involvement in international drug trafficking, and financing sock puppet militias to extend the regime's influence. The word Iran is a cognate form of Aryan, the abbreviation IRGC is a cognate form of Stürmabteilung (or SA), the term Supreme Guide is a cognate form of either Shah or Führer or maybe both, and they hate JewsZionists Jews. Their economy is based on the production of oil and vitriol... fired over a dozen missiles as two bases in Iraq ‐ al-Asad and another base in the northern city of Irbil ‐ housing US troops last Wednesday, in Dire Revenge for a US dronezap that killed senior Iranian commander Gen. Qassem Soleimani a few days earlier.
An Arab diplomatic source told CNN that the Iraqis had warned the US in advance of which bases would be hit after receiving the information from the Iranians. Iraqi Prime Minister Adil Abdul Mahdi said the Iranians gave an official verbal message warning Iraq shortly before the attack started.
Many troops at al-Asad were evacuated from the base some two and a half hours before the missile attack started, and those who remained hunkered down in shelters, CNN reported.
Beginning at just after 1:30 a.m. Wednesday there were four volleys of rockets that hit al-Asad, some coming down directly on living quarters that had been evacuated due to the warnings.
CNN said little was left of the living quarters hit due to the blast damage and a fire that raged for hours afterwards. Footage from the site showed shattered buildings and large craters in the ground.
Although most troops were moved out of harm’s way, the information the US received indicated that there might be a ground assault on the base too. As a result, some soldiers remained deployed outside in the open, maintaining the perimeter as the earth-shattering kabooms rocked the base.
US sources told CNN that Iran was "not that concerned" with preventing US casualties, and that if precautions had not been taken, the rockets "could potentially have caused significant US casualties."
The rockets continued to fall intermittently for the next two hours. At dawn officers emerged from the bunkers to review the damage.
Deployment to the field and set-up takes time....radars, generators, communications equipment, cellies, chow runs, etc. (no one really wants to live at a launch site) All of that buzzing, whirling, and commotion creates both visual and electronic signatures.
As with Saddam's tanks and HETS (heavy equipment transports), those mobile Iranian launchers very likely reside in motor pools or sheds. I can still remember the CENTOM daily reporting:
"Sir: This morning's imagery indicates they have 469 HETS in station (motor pools), and 13 participating in training and local, pre-planned defensive exercises. No HETS have been seen in the VIC (vicinity) of railheads."
When the alarm sounds, you've usually got enuf time to down a cup of joe and get from the DFAC to the bunker.
[Rudaw] Iraq’s interior minister has ordered an investigation into the killing of two Iraqi journalists covering anti-government protests on Friday, while an Iraqi media watchdog has said 2019 saw "unprecedented" media repression due to protest coverage.
Minister of Interior al-Yasseri "directed the dispatch of a high-level team headed by the Ministry’s undersecretary for police affairs and a number of officers" to investigate the killing of journalists Ahmed Abdul Samad and his cameraman Safaa al-Ghali, a Sunday ministry statement read.
The Minister "ordered that the team not return until the completion of investigations and the uncovering of the perpetrators."
“Hokay, effendi. But we’ll need money for expenses.”
On Friday, Dijlah TV journalists Samad and al-Ghali were shot by unknown button men in their car in the southern city of Basra, while they covered Iraq’s now four month long protests. Samad was a critical voice of Iraq’s government and destructive Iranian influence in the country.
Iraqi protesters have been on the streets since October 1, 2019, to demand an overhaul of Iraq’s system and a change of the post-Iraq war political class. They have been met with deadly violence, including the fire of live rounds and military-grade tear gas.
As of December, more than 511 protesters and security forces members have been killed, and about 17,000 maimed. According to an IHCHR report sent to Rudaw English via WhatsApp in December 2019, a total of 68 protesters and activists have been kidnapped by unknown gangs due to their involvement in the movement.
Iran-backed Popular Mobilization Forces (PMF), known in Arabic as Hashd al-Shaabi, is largely considered responsible for the killing of protesters and voices of dissent.
Journalists have been among the most targeted by the deadly repression.
The National Association of Journalists in Iraq released its report for 2019 on Sunday ‐ titling it "A Disastrous Year for Press in Iraq." The killing of three journalists was among the violence enacted on members of the Iraqi press last year, according to the report.
The year "2019 witnessed huge violations against Iraqi journalists and media organizations," the Association said.
"However, a clean conscience makes a soft pillow... what distinguishes 2019 with regard to journalistic work in Iraq is the unprecedented repression of journalists and media institutions as a result of their coverage of the popular protests that started in the beginning of October of the same year," according to the press watchdog report.
"The violations varied between assault and detention during field coverage, prevention and harassment, leading to intimidation and threats of physical liquidation and prosecution," it added.
Through a volunteer-run monitoring team of journalists, the Association found 188 of these violations had taken place in 2019. They were conducted by official security services, and by political parties and gangs ‐ both of which went unnamed by report.
[IsraelNationalNews] Hamas Legislative Council member and Palestine Islamic Scholars Association Deputy head Sheikh Salem Salameh said in a Mayadeen TV (Lebanon) interview that it is inconceivable to Muslims that there are other Muslims who recognize and normalize relations with Israel, reports the Middle East Media Research Institute (MEMRI).
He said that this constitutes betrayal of God, of Islam, and of the Muslims, and that "Palestine" and Jerusalem are Islamic land belonging to all the Muslims in the world.
He claimed that U.S. President George Washington had warned the Muslims and killed Native Americans because they were Muslims who had mosques.
In addition, Sheikh Salameh said the U.S. passes rulings that allow the Jews to kill the "Palestinians".
Pay attention - this is the Muslim Brotherhood's anti-colonialist strategy to crack western countries. They know our weak points politically.
In Australia they do the same thing. They cozy up to Aborigines, pretend they are on the same side then drip-feed them the idea that they were originally Muslims but white people lied to them that they were primitive animists instead
They do this to establish prior claim and brainwash them into islam
THey know to crack western countries on racial lines - look how they target black americans
[IsraelTimes] COGAT says there is ’no procedure’ for ensuring people with entry permits go home; since 2014 over 50,000 entries granted for visits to prisoners.
Israeli authorities have reportedly conceded that they have no system in place to ensure that Paleostinians who cross into Israel with entry permits return to the West Bank and the Gazoo ...Hellhole adjunct to Israel and Egypt's Sinai Peninsula, inhabited by Gazooks. The place was acquired in the wake of the 1967 War and then presented to Paleostinian control in 2006 by Ariel Sharon, who had entered his dotage. It is currently ruled with an iron fist by Hamaswith about the living conditions you'd expect. It periodically attacks the Hated Zionist Entity whenever Iran needs a ruckus created or the hard boyz get bored, getting thumped by the IDF in return. The ruling turbans then wave the bloody shirt and holler loudly about oppression and disproportionate response... Strip.
The revelation has intensified concerns that the Hamas, the braying voice of Islamic Resistance®, terror group could exploit the entry permits for facilitating terror activity within Israel’s borders.
The Coordinator of Government Activities in the Territories (COGAT), the Defense Ministry body responsible for liaising with the Paleostinians, made the admission to the right-wing Im Tirtzu group.
Alon Schwarzer, head of Im Tirtzu’s policy division, told Army Radio on Sunday that "this is the most concerning answer we’ve received to any question we’ve ever asked. We saw data, like 50,000 permits for visits to inmates, most of whom are terrorists." Well.....yeah
Im Tirtzu filed a request asking authorities for the number of people crossing the border in the past five years, if any of those people had broken any laws while in Israel, and if there was a system in place for checking whether they had returned to their places of residence.
"There is no procedure for enforcing the return of Paleostinians to areas controlled by the Paleostinian Authority or the Gaza Strip," COGAT said in response to the request.
According to a statement on Im Tirtzu’s website (Hebrew link), the data provided by COGAT said that from 2014 to mid-2019 Israeli authorities granted 2,645,696 entry permits to West Bank Paleostinians, and 335,807 to Gazooks.
For West Bank Paleostinians, the lion’s share of the permits were for work, medical purposes, traveling, and visiting family on holidays, but 53,596 of the permits were issued for visits to prisoners and 21,410 for trips abroad.
For Gazooks, most permits were for medical reasons, but 21,394 were issued for trips abroad, and others for business purposes, weddings, holidays, conferences and for work with international aid organizations.
COGAT said it did not have any information on criminal activity by Paleostinians in Israel with entry permits.
"The reality is that no one is following up on the return of residents of the Paleostinian areas who enter Israel after they receive official permits from the State of Israel, which is terrifying," Im Tirtzu said in a statement. "This is a complete gamble with the lives of Israeli citizens."
Im Tirtzu filed the request due to concerns that Hamas was using the permits to advance its terror agenda in Israel following the arrest of Hamas operatives in July, and reports that the terror group was exploiting humanitarian permits for nefarious purposes, Schwarzer said.
"This is a very big security threat for the State of Israel," he said. "Millions of people are getting entry permits to the State of Israel, and unfortunately many of them can get involved in terror activities, or criminal activity."
The Shin Bet security agency is reportedly also concerned Hamas could exploit the permit system to set up terror infrastructure in Israel.
Alon Avitar, a former adviser to COGAT, told Army Radio that the vast majority of Paleostinians who crossed into Israel were compelled to go home for personal interests and to preserve their freedom of movement, but that there were "hundreds of instances" in recent years of Paleostinians exploiting entry permits to advance terror interests, such as transferring and laundering money.
[Jpost] The long-range precision weapons have a range of 25 km.
The US Army has chosen the Israeli-made long-range Spike precision missile to use on attack helicopters as an interim solution for greater standoff capabilities.
According to Defense News, an Army Requirements Oversight Council authorized the decision "ahead of a bigger decision" regarding acquiring long-range precision munitions for its air fleets.
While Apache helicopters can currently take out targets like enemy tanks, light bunkers and personnel from 12 km. away with the Hellfire Anti-Tank Guided Missile, the US Army wants a missile capable of striking from a longer distance.
Developed and produced by Rafael Advanced Defense Systems, the Spike is a fifth-generation precise electro-optical missile with a range of more than double the Hellfire’s.
Quoting Brig.-Gen. Wally Rugen, who is in charge of Army aviation modernization, Defense News stated that the Army carried out several successful tests of the Spike in 2019, firing Spike NLOS missiles from an AH-64 Apache attack helicopter both in IDF firing ranges and at Yuma Proving Ground in Arizona.
During the tests, the Apache hid behind 480 m. of craggy mountain and took take aim at a target representing a Russian Pantsir medium-range, surface-to-air missile system on the opposite slope.
Nine missiles were successfully fired toward targets, including one toward a moving target in the dark.
Rugen would not state how many Spike missiles would be purchased nor where they would be deployed.
Rafael’s Spike family includes the Spike NLOS, Spike ER, Spike MR/LR and Spike SR.
Capable of penetrating a meter of armor, they can be operated in either direct attack or mid-course navigation based on target coordinates only. These modes enable defeat of long-range hidden targets, with pinpoint precision, damage assessment and the obtaining of real-time intelligence.
The Spike can be fired from vehicles, helicopters, ships and ground launchers, and has advanced electro-optic seekers which includes capabilities of a smart target tracker with artificial intelligence features.
The Spike is in use by 31 armies and navies around the world on a variety of land and sea system platforms. More than 5,500 Spike missiles have already been fired around the world, both in training and in combat.
/\Enlarged warhead on the TOW BGM-71(C/D variants) is supposedly 900 mm or 35.43 in. of RHA steel. So, maybe...?
(Not that I believe any technical claims in most journalist articles without verifying...)
[Red State] -
...Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin announced on Sunday that the United States has asked China and some of our European allies to stop buying any oil from Iran to cut off any trickle of income to the regime in control there. If they don’t, then they will get hit by the sanctions hammer.
From Fox News...
"We’ve cut off probably over 95% of the oil revenues, so there’s a very small amount of oil revenues, and you’re right, a component of that, a big component of that is China," Mnuchin said. "I sat down with the Chinese officials. They flew in a delegation to meet with us and the State Department to talk about this. They’ve cut off all of the state companies from buying oil, and we’re working closely with them to make sure that they cease all additional oil activities."
[ENGLISH.ALARABIYA.NET] Iran’s Revolutionary Guards said on Sunday it did not aim to kill US troops when it fired a wave of missiles last week at Iraqi bases hosting American forces.
So you were aiming for Iraqis? How clever of you, to be sure.
"They were expendable"
"Our aim was not really to kill enemy soldiers. That was not important," the Guards’ commander, Hossein Salami, told parliament, referring to last Wednesday’s missile operation launched to avenge the killing of Iranian commander Qassem Soleimani and Iraqi top commander Abu Mahdi al-Mohandes in Baghdad on January 3.
On Sunday, Iran’s Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei ...the actual dictator of Iran, successor to Ayatollah Ruhollah Khomeini... said that regional conditions require closer contacts between regional countries, according to his official website.
Khamenei, in apparent reference to United States, said those who "came to the region from across the world" oppose cooperation among regional countries.
Kimia Alizadeh, Iran's only female Olympic medalist, defected from the country. The taekwondo bronze medalist at the 2016 Olympics said she “didn't want to be part of hypocrisy, lies, injustice and flattery" https://t.co/973uCBl3GPpic.twitter.com/6Igxy7m60b
Alizadeh is the third top Iranian sports person to stop representing the country in recent months.
In December, Iran’s Chess Federation said top rated chess champion Alireza Firouzja had decided not to play for Iran over its informal ban on competing against Israeli players.
Three months earlier, the International Judo Federation said Iranian judoka Saeid Mollaei had refused to return home over fears for his safety after he ignored orders from his national federation to pull out of fights to avoid a potential final meeting with an Israeli.
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01/13/2020 00:00 ||
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Iran issues eight more visas to a team of Canadian officials in the wake of a fatal plane crash near Tehran and most members of the group should be in Tehran on Monday, says Canadian Foreign Minister Francois-Philippe Champagne.https://t.co/8sCBoWmEjC
Canadian experts' conclusion: If only flight crew had been trans...
Posted by: M. Murcek ||
01/13/2020 14:39 Comments ||
IMHO the US should stay out of the so called post crash investigation. This shoot down is a political hot potato for the MMs, and they are in damage control mode (no humor intended). The deed was done, the die has been cast. Let Iran and the MMs duke it out. I am sure that Premier Trudeau will do.....something.
Posted by: Alaska Paul ||
01/13/2020 15:31 Comments ||
Yeah, maybe offer asylum to the MM's in Canada. I can think of a few places (way up North) they could cool their heels. Trudeau's heart must be all aflutter.
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01/13/2020 16:49 Comments ||
Agree 100% w Alaska Paul. Let Jolson take point on this.
Stand back and reap the benefits of watching the mullahs show the world, again, what unbelievably shitty characters they are.
What a cool souvenir for the grand kids! “Little Johnny, before I retired there was a country named Iran. See, I have a Visa in my old passport, and I went there once on business. Now it's not there anymore ... "
A multi-volume chronology and reference guide set detailing three years of the Mexican Drug War between 2010 and 2012.
Rantburg.com and borderlandbeat.com correspondent and author Chris Covert presents his first non-fiction work detailing
the drug and gang related violence in Mexico.
Chris gives us Mexican press dispatches of drug and gang war violence
over three years, presented in a multi volume set intended to chronicle the death, violence and mayhem which has
dominated Mexico for six years.