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Scenes from "Sicario" (2015) that reveal that FBI agent Kate Macer has been duped into participating in a CIA operation to help a member of the Colombian drug cartel eliminate the cartel's competitor cartels so that the drug trade becomes more orderly, and therefore more easily controlled by the US. That is, rather than trying to eliminate the drug trade, the US is helping and protecting one specific group who will then do favors for the US.

The real-life US government has a long history of cooperating with organized crime:
http://world.time.com/2014/01/14/dea-boosted-mexican-drug-cartel/
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Allegations_of_CIA_drug_trafficking
https://www.theguardian.com/world/2007/jun/27/usa.cuba

This movie suggests that the FBI are the "good guys." In reality, the FBI is also a cynical tool of a brutal and corrupt system where the drive for profit to the ruling class is the number-one concern of foreign and domestic policy. Read in "The COINTELPRO Papers: Documents from the FBI's Secret Wars against Domestic Dissent" how they targeted activists and ruined the lives of people who were acting within their legal rights, all in order to protect the super-rich who run the system: https://www.freedomarchives.org/Documents/Finder/Black%20Liberation%20Disk/Black%20Power!/SugahData/Government/COINTELPRO.S.pdf

Note: I do not own the rights to this film. This is a creative work designed to highlight a political-economic aspect of the film Sicario. 

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