Interesting read http://www.theblaze.com/stories/hig...fast-and-furious-is-not-what-you-think-it-is/ HIGH-RANKING MEXICAN DRUG CARTEL MEMBER MAKES EXPLOSIVE ALLEGATION: âFAST AND FURIOUSâ IS NOT WHAT YOU THINK IT IS Posted on August 9, 2012 at 8:00am by Jason Howerton Print Â»Email Â» Comments (408) A high-ranking Mexican drug cartel operative currently in U.S. custody is making startling allegations that the failed federal gun-walking operation known as âFast and Furiousâ isnât what you think it is. It wasnât about tracking guns, it was about supplying them â all part of an elaborate agreement between the U.S. government and Mexicoâs powerful Sinaloa Cartel to take down rival cartels. The explosive allegations are being made by Jesus Vicente Zambada-Niebla, known as the Sinaloa Cartelâs âlogistics coordinator.â He was extradited to the Chicago last year to face federal drug charges. Jesus Vincente Zambada-Niebla (Source: MSNBC) Zambada-Niebla claims that under a âdivide and conquerâ strategy, the U.S. helped finance and arm the Sinaloa Cartel through Operation Fast and Furious in exchange for information that allowed the DEA, U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) and other federal agencies to take down rival drug cartels. The Sinaloa Cartel was allegedly permitted to traffic massive amounts of drugs across the U.S. border from 2004 to 2009 â during both Fast and Furious and Bush-era gunrunning operations â as long as the intel kept coming. This pending court case against Zambada-Niebla is being closely monitored by some members of Congress, who expect potential legal ramifications if any of his claims are substantiated. The trial was delayed but is now scheduled to begin on Oct. 9. Zambada-Niebla is reportedly a close associate of Sinaloa Cartel kingpin Joaquin âEl Chapoâ Guzman and the son of Ismael âMayoâ Zambada-Garcia, both of which remain fugitives, likely because of the deal made with the DEA, federal court documents allege.