The plan was simple. The plan was compact. The plan was discussed several times. The plan was devised by the most competent minds.
A counter plan was also in place.
The web of deceit and lies was knit, the lives of people were at stake, the safety and honour of the country was to be protected.
Alexandro Rodriguez, the dreaded and cruel el capo de la droga (the drug kingpin in Spanish) of the famous Juárez Cartel was finally caught. He was attending a reception of his cousin’s marriage in disguise of a padre but the task force of FBI and the US army Delta Force was well aware of the fact. As soon as he entered the plush villa, the officials dressed as food servers, cleaners, party planners abducted him. That was a plan slowly and steadily made with information being collected for a very long time. Alexandro had terrorised the El Paso region with his might, brutality and money. He bought or killed people who came in his way of business. The amount of lives he had destroyed by guns or drugs was simply uncountable, yet his morale never told him to stop. He was captured along with his two most trusted generals, Thiago Ledezma and Bruno Sanchez.
This was a huge success for the US government.
A matter of lost pride and valour for the Cartel. They had to hit back.
As soon as the three convicts were arrested, they were straight away bright to an American safehouse nearby. The abruptness of the attack, the acute tactical planning along with the timing and environment of the attack did not give the Cartel guys any time or chance to save their amado hijo (beloved son). The FBI knew that they would soon retort back, the chances were most likely on their way to the Biggs Army Airfield from the safehouse. They were to be taken to Washington where the three convicts would be questioned. The excitement of the trial, the global media coverage, the escorting of the convicts, the tension among both the rival parties, it was nothing short of a war zone in bud. The path was an hour-long drive but they knew they would face several problems, sudden obstructions and ambushed attacks on their way.
The plan was delicately laid, simple yet effective. This was the 1st plan.
There would be three different convoys that would burn the road in full throttle till they reach the air base. The convoys would have two guard jeeps at the front and rear. In between them would be there enforced steel trucks carrying the other personnel. Only one of the convoys would have the three convicts. They would all be connected together through radio communications. With that much firepower and manpower and the element of surprize and distraction, the FBI knew it would get their job done though they were prepared for casualties. Matt Cullen, a reputed Delta squad general was at the helm of the entire operation.
There was a problem with this plan, only one. There was a mole.
That was how the counter plan from the Cartel came into action.
The journey had just begun and the 1st attack came on the 3rd convoy. The Delta Squad were prepared for the ambush attacks but it would come that quick, they had no idea about the same. They understood that they had been compromised, their plan had been divulged. The attacks on the other trucks was just a display of the cartel’s might and quenching their thirst of destruction. Missiles were fired from all directions and bullets were sprayed like flower petals. The two fake convoys were soon badly affected and the main convoy only remained. The smile in the face of the convicts made Matt’s blood boil but he kept his cool and tried to guide the required convoy to the airbase. He knew that his team would soon be hit.
As their journey reached the half-hour mark, something hit their convoy hard. it was about to be turned upside down. He was tossed up and his head hit the roof of the truck
Matt could understand what was going to happen. He had no fear of death, what he felt sad was that he could not save so many lives; the ones dying with him, his brothers and the ones which Alexandro would destroy after getting freed. He also felt the laughing stock that the US government would become to their entire world. This would be a huge victory for not only the Juárez Cartel but for the other ones as well. They would gain more prominence and would become more fierce and merciless. He felt worried for the Delta Squad and the safety of the country and its people, that somebody could sell his brothers for some money, it pained his heart.
He promised his fiancée back home that he would soon come back from the mission. They were about to get married and planned a short surprize trip to Greece, her most favourite place. All his dreams were about to be shattered in front of his eyes. He was about to fall on the ground.
He finally fell down with a loud thud and a loud scream came out of his mouth.
There was an excruciating pain in his head. He finally opened his eyes, he feared to see dead and mutilated bodies and blood all around. But all he saw was, well he saw none.
He got up from the ground and pulled his chair up and resumed watching Sicario. The afternoon nap came at a very wrong time.
Sicario: (from Wikipedia)
Sicario is a 2015 American crime–thriller film directed by Denis Villeneuve, written by Taylor Sheridan and starring Emily Blunt, Benicio del Toro, Josh Brolin and Victor Garber. The film follows a principled FBI agent who is enlisted by a government task force to bring down the leader of a powerful and brutal Mexican drug cartel.