– Kristen Bricker
Al Jazeera interviewed Craig Deare, a former U.S. Special Forces commander. According to him, many of the original members of the Zetas were elite Mexican troops who were trained at Fort Bragg, in North Carolina.
This is further evidence that America is using Fort Bragg to radicalize foreigners. Remember, in addition to the Zetas, Ali Mohamed studied at Fort Bragg. And Khalid Sheikh Mohammed went to college in North Carolina (presumably, whomever radicalized him worked at Fort Bragg).
Actually, the military group that spawned the Zetas has a very interesting history. The soldiers who created the Zetas originally came from the Airmobile Special Forces Group (GAFE). That group was created in 1994 to fight the Zapatistas. Remember, the Zapatistas were a terrorists group who opposed NAFTA. After fighting the Zapatistas, the Airmobile Special Forces Group went after the drug lords and the U.S. began supporting the organization.
There are several possibilities here. Perhaps Europe created the Zapatistas because they didn’t like NAFTA and they wanted to create a terrorist group to convince Mexico to abandon the agreement.1 Perhaps, in response to the Zapatistas, America got Mexico to create the Airmobile Special Forces Group to fight against the European-backed terrorist group.
Or, perhaps Europe and America were working together. Perhaps Europe created the Zapatistas so that America could convince Mexico to create the Airmobile Special Forces Group. And then America convinced Mexico to send its soldiers to Fort Bragg to be trained. That way the American military could infiltrate the Mexican military. Later on, America had its newly trained soldiers leave the Mexican military and form their own cartel, the Zetas.
1 Remember, trade agreements hurt every country that does not participate in the agreement. The countries participating in the agreement get the benefit of reduced tariffs. The countries outside the agreement have to pay a higher tariff when shipping goods to a country that participated in the agreement. So after NAFTA went into effect, American companies could export their products to Mexico at a lower tariff than Europeans countries could. I’m sure Europe was not happy about that.