Unless you’ve been under a rock since July, you know who Joaquin “El Chapo” Guzman is. You know that he is the herald of all hoods. The Trap God of the world. He supplies much of the heroin, cocaine and other drugs that are consumed here and abroad. Furthermore, only those under rocks don’t know that El Chapo was arrested on Friday after a fierce gun battle with the Mexican marines. The day after his capture, Rolling Stone published an interview and article written by actor Sean Penn, who was able to snag a word with the Sinaloa cartel overlord in October. While the interview clip was only two minutes long, it is monumental, because it’s the first time the masses have heard El Chapo’s voice and what he thinks about things. However, an anonymous source told the Associated Press that Penn’s interview helped the authorities to track down El Chapo.
Some are questioning whether Penn should be investigated for knowing El Chapo’s whereabouts and not notifying the authorities himself. Some feel that Penn should boast his accomplishment (interviewing El Chapo), because he was able to do what scores of seasoned journalists dreamed of doing. However, there seems to be something people aren’t concerned about. Headlines across the web are implying Penn’s pen led to the downfall of the world’s most powerful drug baron. It is my belief that Sean Penn needs to get LOW.
I’m not saying that I believe that Sean Penn snitched on El Chapo. It’s just it is being implied that his work was involved in El Chapo’s downfall. The Mexican government, along with others, has described the violence enacted by the powerful Mexican drug cartels as “irrational.” Innocent people, including babies, have been killed by the cartels. We just reported on Friday about El Taquero who is facing more than 800 years in prison for killing a busload of people. He and his goons thought that the bus coming from Nicaragua was carrying a load of the competition’s drugs. They killed the 15 people on board, even after ransacking the bus and finding no drugs. While this incident happened in Guatemala, it is an example of how the wrath of drug cartels.
There are people who will spend the rest of their lives in hiding for giving up information on El Chapo. In the interview, El Chapo says that he does not exact violence for violence’s sake. It is only done in the interest of his business. Seeing what the cartels have done in the past, it is not farfetched to say that the Sinaloa cartel is holding Penn somewhat responsible for El Chapo’s arrest. Penn’s status as a Hollywood star won’t necessarily save him. The cartels have killed plenty of politicians over the past decade. I’m not saying that the Sinaloa cartel is definitely gunning for Sean Penn, but I am saying that it’s a possibility. Like the authorities chasing El Chapo since his escape, the cartel has operatives all over the place, too, and the money to touch anybody. If I were him, I’d get as low as possible for the time being. His life just may be in danger.