Cartel Corner: A Secret Look at a Mexican Cartel’s Low-Tech, Multimillion-Dollar Fentanyl Operation

A Secret Look at a Mexican Cartel’s Low-Tech, Multimillion-Dollar Fentanyl Operation

 

via: Active Response Training

A valuable look at how Fentanyl is mixed with heroin and smuggled into the USA by Mexican drug cartels.  Besides providing an accurate summary of what’s happening, you should additionally note two things:

1- I’ve been writing for some time about how as Americans lose faith in government institutions, private powers will rise up to take the place of the government.  We see it now in America with the wealthy hiring private security to patrol the neighborhoods where they live.  Here is yet another example.

The video shows how the drug cartels have completely supplanted the local government and are now providing many of the available jobs and social services. The cartels serve a role as a type of surrogate government enterprise. Take a look at the video at the 5:10 time stamp.  Those are cartel-owned cemeteries (which also serve as high end party spots) in Sinaloa.  Some of the crypts are bigger than my house.  All provided by the drug cartels.  “Don’t have money for a funeral?  No worries.  Work for the cartel and you will be forever immortalized in a place like this.”

I believe something similar will be coming to the USA as well.  The criminal street gangs are already a more powerful force than the police/government in many urban population centers.  This power shift will increase with diminishing tax revenues, fewer government support programs, and a “defunding” of the police.

2- Take a look at how the cooks are handling the fentanyl at around the 1:10 time in the beginning of the video.  No respirators.  No gloves.  They are dumping pounds of the stuff into the boiling cauldron of heroin precursors without any protective gear.  No adverse effects.  Now you see why I’ve always doubted the reports of cops passing out and requiring Narcan for getting a single grain of fentanyl powder on their hands.  The “epidemic” of accidental police fentanyl overdoses is utter bullshit.

When the cartels have more influence than the government, people’s loyalty shifts to the cartel over the historical “powers that be.”  This power shift will happen here too.  Some experts call it the “Cartel-ification” of America.  When criminal gangs step up and begin providing more benefits to local residents (jobs, infrastructure, schools, hospitals, and charity for the poor) than the government provides, who do you think the people will support?

The Default Position and Taking a Punch

From the Archives, 2013

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If you want to be prepared to defend yourself realistically on the street, you are going to have to prepare RIGHT NOW in a controlled training environment, how you can both GUARD against getting knocked out and at the same time, take a PUNCH and keep fighting. Regardless, if you are talking about knife, stick or gun, Hardcore Combatives or BJJ Grappling, at the root of all of it is the word FIGHT…and out there on the street it could be a FIGHT FOR YOUR LIFE!

The “Default” Position

One of the fundamentals of fighting, regardless of style, is knowing how to DEFEND YOURSELF AT ALL TIMES. Remembering the awesome Boxing movie “Million Dollar Baby”; this was the fundamental that Clint Eastwood time and time again tried to drill into Maggie, and in the end, it was failing to heed this fundamental that got her.

The CO has to understand, Murphy’s Law is in effect 24/7/365 on the street, punches will be flying and can come out of nowhere, from one or multiple opponents. Even with the right guard technique, no matter which one you prescribe, the inevitability of getting hit is there, the Default Position just guarantees a degree of “damage control” to keep you in the fight.

 

The LOGIC is simple: You get Knocked Out, the game is over!

A word about the on-going debate in the Combatives community about the Natural Instinctive Flinch Response vs a trained “Default” Position. On this subject I tend to agree with Southnarc who stated “I don’t think that you can ever truly; totally over-ride the natural flinch response if you are taken completely by surprise.” The key as I see it, is to as much as possible, integrate those instinctive responses with a simple guard that protects you from getting knocked out and/or knocked over. I consider this concept an essential part of the Combative Continuum, as It carries right over into combative stick/knife and shooting as well; work with what your body does naturally as much as possible.

Where most people go wrong in their Combatives training as I see it, is they try and invent ways to AVOID getting hit, instead of training to GUARD, absorb the strikes and finish the fight (destroy the opponent). Now I am not saying go out there and offer your face as an easy target, by all means, Keep up your guard, move and strike… but in any fight, despite your best efforts, you are most likely going to take a punch..that’s the name of the game, the KEY is to NOT get Knocked Out by using a Default Guard which protects those sensitive areas which when struck hard enough, can “knock you out” and render you UNCONSCIOUS:

  •  Hinges of the jaw

  •  Temples

  •  Sides of the neck.

A Simple concept really, but isn’t it the simplest things that often give people the most problems?

No need to try and re-invent the wheel!

 

Stay Alert, Armed and Dangerous!

 

Random Musings for the Armed Citizen

 

With “Permitless” Carry taking effect in my home state of Texas September 1st  I had some thoughts:

One of the things I learned very early on when I started carrying a gun for self-defense was that I needed to adpot a mentality of Avoidance, Deterrence and De-Escalation if I wanted to stay vertical and out of prison.

  • Avoid Dangerous places and Stupid People

  • Deter Criminal Behavior with Acute and Constant Situational Awareness

  • De-Escalate heated situations with an apology and submissive behavior (Tuck your Ego and Temper In. Be the bigger man and Squash a Verbal altercations with an apology and move on.)

 

Most all of you know I am NOT a fan of Open Carry.

If you are going to carry a gun for self-defense, go concealed or don’t go at all.

The reasoning is simple: SURPRISE is one of the biggest advanatges the armed citizen has against a criminal, especially now in Texas when the odds are very high that every person that a criminal comes into contact with MAY BE armed!

Once the criminal knows a gun is involved it changes things dramatically.

It can work FOR the armed citizen (the deterrence factor) or it can work AGAINST them.

Just remember: EVERY altercation you are going to be involved in there will be a GUN present, YOURS!

For this reason I am a Firm believer in the armed citizen getting solid Weapon Retention Training.

Going along with the Concealment MO, you might re-consider your blade carry as well.

A pocket Clip folder is handy but it is also noticeable.

Instead, go for a horizontal fixed blade belt carry.

Lot of great options out there like the Cinch Pick.

Something to chew on.

Stay Alert, Armed and Dangerous.

Black Maniac Get’s Put Down with some FINE Pistol Work

This Black Maniac POS set his house on fire, then drove off and shot 2 EMT’s, one of them fatally then drove back to his house and shot 2 fireman and a civilian trying to put out the flames. (Actions starts around 1:28)

Killed with some damn fine pistol work by the Cop (2 head shots from what looks like 40+ yards? Excellent Shooting. Could you do that when it counted? If not get to TRAINING NOW!)

This is the kind of shit the news does not tell you about because it screws up their “White Supremacist are the Real problem” Fake Narrative.

Don’t buy the BS Folks.

It’s a War Zone out there.

Prepare Accordingly.

Chaos

What did you think was gonna happen assholes? 😅

You voted yourself into this Bullshit.

You are NOT voting yourself Out of it.

Nobody is Coming to Save You. You are on your Own. 🖕

 

H/T DTI

 

“‘Anarcho-tyranny’ is a concept, where the state is more interested in controlling citizens, so that citizens do not oppose the overbearing political class (tyranny), rather than controlling real criminals (which might bring about peace and prosperity, and worst of all, dignity).

‘Laws’ are therefore enforced only selectively, depending on what is perceived to be beneficial for the ‘ruling elite.’”  (Sam Francis)

VBCs (at long last) may be wakening!

Representatives of the LAPD were recently summoned to a public forum in one of the City’s high-rent districts.

Citizens there were fearful and frantically expressed alarm at the gigantic spike in violent crime and widespread general lawlessness .

They demanded that police “Do something!”

As they’ve had to do so many times before, police command-staff officers in attendance then reluctantly informed these naive citizens that nothing could be done, because these same citizens had voted this tragedy upon themselves!

“You voted for this Marxist sleaze. What did you think would happen?”

Figuring all this out isn’t difficult, assuming you have at least a couple of working synapses and are willing to face reality, instead of living in some make-believe world!

Marxists are criminals, by definition!  Leftist politics does not attract honorable people.

When elected/appointed, their only interest is the seizure and consolidation of absolute power, and extermination (literal) of all opposition. They sincerely believe that the rest of us exist only to serve them!

Their MO is to shamelessly use private-sector thugs to violently enforce their leftist political agenda upon the rest of us, much as Stalin did in harassing (eventually murdering) pesky dissidents and political opponents, and as Mudero is currently doing in Venezuela.

Accordingly, violent criminals are enthusiastically doing Marxists’ dirty-work for them, here and now! This is precisely why Democrat politicians won’t allow their precious criminals to be arrested, nor prosecuted, nor incarcerated.

Resulting violent chaos is what we’re seeing in CA, NY, IL and other Marxist enclaves.

Why is anyone surprised?

“We the people are the rightful masters of both congress and the courts, not to overthrow the Constitution, but to overthrow men who pervert the Constitution.” (A. Lincoln)