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SEAL TEAM SIX GOING AFTER EL CHAPO WHICH MIGHT BE MORE DIFFICULT AFTER ANNOUNCING IT
August 15 2012
Washington, D.C. – For years, Seal Team Six was one of the U.S. military’s most secret of secrets. The special raid team had conducted missions all across the world and done it all without any kind of fanfare and glory. Now though, following their successful killing of Osama bin Laden, the secret of the team’s existence has been made very public and their every move watched and analyzed.
That was inevitable, perhaps, given the extremely high profile nature of the bin Laden incident but it has also, arguably, compromised the team’s ability to actually conduct operations in secret and thus defeated the whole point of the team.
Case-in-point is a new announcement by officials for the team that they are going after another notorious international criminal, Joaquin ‘El Chapo’ Guzman, perhaps the most notorious drug kingpin on the planet. That announcement will of course allow Guzman the opportunity to evade capture and prepare for the coming of the Seals by arming himself and his bodyguards with high powered weaponry. He may even start mining the compounds he lives in and use radar detection and guided missiles to shoot down their helicopters, likely dooming the mission before it even gets started.
“The Pentagon is frustrated that the Mexican government has not been able to recapture Guzman Loera since his escape from the maximum security prison Puente Grande, in Jalisco, on January 2001 during the presidency of Vicente Fox. El Chapo has escaped at least six times from being captured,” military sources told Proceso magazine.
Guzman has not only evaded capture over the last decade since escaping from prison but is doing so apparently in plain sight.
The Justice Department has offered a $5 million reward for information leading to the capture of Guzman, money that presumably would not be paid to members of Seal Team Six.
“Clearly this is a guy they want to catch and have started to make a real serious effort to do so in recent years and I think, in theory, sending a group like Team Six would have been a good thing way back before they were famous but now, well, now obviously it’s a different thing,” said Scrape TV Military analyst Michael Kent. “Before they were famous, before they were having movies made about them, they could sneak in and out of places but by getting bin Laden, their biggest success, they have ruined everything that made them work and that likely isn’t ever going to come back.”
It’s not clear if the Team has done anything since killing bin Laden aside from bask in their own glory.
“I mean doing something like this, making this kind of announcement before they actually go and do anything. That’s like calling your shot and is totally not something that you should be doing when trying to capture an international criminal. The fact that they have done it is evidence of where their heads are at,” continued Kent. “These things need to be kept secret, need to be on the down low but clearly they are so bent on getting famous that they are ruining their real opportunities. I mean sure, take advantage of it while you have it but they may be compromising the future for the present and that kind of sucks.”
Guzman, it’s believed, will kill a bunch of people now that he has heard of this potential raid.
Mike Michaels, American Correspondent