Trump Plans To Designate Mexican Cartels as Terror Organizations

 In Foreign, Politics

In an interview with Bill O’Reilly on Tuesday, President Trump expressed that he plans to designate Mexican cartels as foreign terror organizations. (Daily Wire). Mexico immediately asked for a meeting with the Trump administration. They are not happy with the idea.

The Mexican government stated in part,

“The Foreign Secretary will establish contact with his counterpart, Michael R. Pompeo, in order to discuss this very important issue for the bilateral agenda. Under the good relations that exist between the two countries, the Government of Mexico will seek to have a high-level meeting as soon as possible to present Mexico’s position and learn the views of the United States authorities. As in other issues on the bilateral agenda, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs will promote dialogue and a roadmap that allows us to move forward to reduce the flow of weapons and money to organized crime from the United States to Mexico, as well as chemical and drug precursors that cross our territory to the north country.” 

The deaths from Mexican cartels have been staggering. Killing and kidnapping people outright is only one aspect. Killing hundreds of thousands by way of the drugs coming into America another. Just the other day, the Coast Guard intercepted a “cocaine sub” carrying $69 Million in cocaine – and that’s a relatively small haul compared to some of the hauls on other subs interdicted.

“I don’t want to say what I am going to do, but they will be designated. I’ve already offered Mexico … to let us go in and clean it out and he so far has rejected the offer but at some point something has to be done. Look, we are losing 100,000 people a year to what is happening and what is coming through on Mexico.” President Trump

Bill O’Reilly asked, “Are you going to designate those cartels in Mexico as terror groups and start hitting them with drones and things like that?…So you are going to designate the Mexican cartels as terror groups?”

Trump responded, “Yeah, I will be. I have been working on that for the last 90 days. You know, designation is not that easy, you have to go through a process, and we are well into that process.”

O’Reilly stated, “And wait to see, they’ll attack you for doing that.”

Trump said, “I don’t care. I’m attacked on everything.”

And THAT statement is why President Donald J Trump is the absolute best man for the job. He doesn’t care what people think, or how many people attack him. He does what needs to be done.

The designation of an FTO, or Foreign Terror Organization has several requirements, according to the Congressional Research Service:

  • be a foreign organization,
  • engage in or retain the capability and intent to engage in terrorism, and
  • threaten the security of U.S. nationals or the national defense, foreign relations, or the economic interests of the United States.

The administration should have no trouble with the criteria, since the DEA stated that the Mexican cartels “remain the greatest criminal drug threat to the United States; no other group is currently positioned to challenge them. The Sinaloa Cartel maintains the most expansive footprint in the United States, while Cartel Jalisco Nueva Generacion’s (CJNG) domestic presence has significantly expanded in the past few years.”

Featured photo: screenshot of cartel violence when Mexican authorities tried to arrest El Chapo’s son via The Guardian

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  • Daniel Zakaluzny
    Reply

    The Cartels will order their members already in the U.S. to commit heinous crimes. This will get ugly.
    BLUE LIVES MATTER!

  • Bill Bair
    Reply

    I am sure the Mexican government wants the status quo. The majority of the government in Mexico is corrupt beyond measure. They stand to lose all the cartel pay offs to the authorites. The Zeta cartel is loaded with Mexican special forces that decided the cartels pay better and the work is easier.

    And I am sure Mexico doesn’t want drones and US military forces coming in as the resulting war would be catastrophic to their economy. However, we can not stand by and continue to allow Mexican meth, Chinese fentanyl, and heroin continue devastating our communities in the US. The US consumes approximately 84% of the world’s illegal narcotics. This has to be brought under control in the US.

    The war on drugs will never succeed while our own corrupt agencies continue to try and profit black money to finance their dirty little secret wars around the world. First, the war on drugs pays for the majority of new police equipment, new courthouse’s, police, judges, and attorneys on both sides. A lot of police agencies depend on drug money seized along with property of citizens through asset forfeiture laws. You have to hire a lawyer and prove your innocent to get it back. The government just takes by force your property.

    This is not the America I grew up in. It is fast becoming a federalized police state and the trajectory of their violence does not bode well for the future.

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