US guns for Belize


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Email-ID902517
Date2007-03-28 22:31:40
Fromburton@stratfor.com
Tokornfield@stratfor.com, scott.stewart@stratfor.com, ct@stratfor.com, nathan.hughes@stratfor.com, araceli.santos@stratfor.com

Did any of the goats get visas?


From: scott stewart [mailto:scott.stewart@stratfor.com] Sent: Wednesday, March 28, 2007 3:27 PM
To: ‘Fred Burton’; ‘Daniel Kornfield’; nathan.hughes@stratfor.com
Cc: ‘Araceli Santos’; ct@stratfor.com
Subject: RE: US guns for Belize
No, he (your buddy Nace Crawford) was off at some seedy motel with a Chinese hooker in exchange for issuing visas to Chinese illegals.

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From: Fred Burton [mailto:burton@stratfor.com] Sent: Wednesday, March 28, 2007 4:24 PM
To: ‘scott stewart’; ‘Daniel Kornfield’; nathan.hughes@stratfor.com
Cc: ‘Araceli Santos’; ct@stratfor.com
Subject: RE: US guns for Belize

Where is the Foreign Service Officer chasing the goat?


From: scott stewart [mailto:scott.stewart@stratfor.com] Sent: Wednesday, March 28, 2007 3:22 PM
To: ‘Daniel Kornfield’; nathan.hughes@stratfor.com
Cc: ‘Araceli Santos’; ct@stratfor.com
Subject: RE: US guns for Belize

To give you a flavor for Belize, here is photo I took in Belmopan in 1996…

—–Original Message—–
From: Fred Burton [mailto:burton@stratfor.com] Sent: Wednesday, March 28, 2007 4:09 PM
To: ‘scott stewart’; ‘Daniel Kornfield’; nathan.hughes@stratfor.com
Cc: ‘Araceli Santos’; ct@stratfor.com
Subject: RE: US guns for Belize

Stick, Did you sport a rasta hair doo to infiltrate the org?


From: scott stewart [mailto:scott.stewart@stratfor.com] Sent: Wednesday, March 28, 2007 3:04 PM
To: ‘Daniel Kornfield’; nathan.hughes@stratfor.com
Cc: ‘Araceli Santos’; ct@stratfor.com
Subject: RE: US guns for Belize
Actually gangs are a tremendous problem there. There is a lot of dope and illegal aliens that move through Belize.

Belize was my constituent post, and back in the mid 1990’s when I was stationed in Guatemala City and I used to travel there quarterly. Starting in the early 1990’s they had the Crips and Bloods moving in to Belize City and it created a huge issue for the Gvt. Jamaican gangsta posses were also operating there along with Chinese triads.

The gun violence/gangsta culture had been unknown in Belize which had a British style police force with unarmed cops. They had to create special constables who could carry guns to offset the gangstas.

—–Original Message—–
From: Daniel Kornfield [mailto:kornfield@stratfor.com] Sent: Wednesday, March 28, 2007 3:45 PM
To: nathan.hughes@stratfor.com
Cc: ‘Araceli Santos’; ct@stratfor.com
Subject: RE: US guns for Belize

right, but what sorts of terror is the US concerned about fighting here? The maras aren’t a huge problem in Belize.


From: Nathan Hughes [mailto:nthughes@gmail.com] Sent: Wednesday, March 28, 2007 12:08 PM
To: Daniel Kornfield
Cc: ‘Araceli Santos’
Subject: Re: US guns for Belize
These are nice tools of the trade, but the real question is have we or are we training these guys? If we sell them these weapons but don’t give them any training, then its basically extra $$ for Colt and the other associated manufacturers. They look cool, but unless you know what you’re doing, they aren’t going to shift things much.

Daniel Kornfield wrote:

Nate, any thoughts on this?

(Reported late March 27 – not sure if this is a huge military donation compared to others around the world, but I haven’t seen this type of news in Belize…)

U.S. donates guns, ammo to B.D.F. anti-terror squad. The gift includes fifty-four M4 Carbine Rifles, fourteen thousand forty millimetre high explosive rounds, twelve-forty millimetre grenade launcher scopes, forty-six thousand nine millimetre rounds, body armours, and breaching tools. The weapons and supplies will be used to help arm the newly formed counter terrorism platoon known as B.S.A.G., the Belize Special Assignment Group.


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