Cartels in Control – Mexican President Says They Had to Release Chapito Guzman or else Sinaloa Cartel Would Kill Officials…

A big FUBAR happened in Culiacan Mexico yesterday as Mexican police and narcotics officers captured Ovidio Guzman, aka “Chapito”, the heir of drug kingpin El Chappo and current head of the Sinaloa cartel.

We watched via social media yesterday as a war broke out in Culiacan between the police/military and the cartel.  After authorities captured Chapito, hundreds of Sinaloa cartel members came down from the mountains and cut off the city.  The cartel began executing and capturing anyone who was assisting the arrest.  The city shut down.

To save themselves, the surrounded Mexican officials released Chapito back to the cartels and now the world has more evidence that Mexican President Lopez-Obrador has no control over the peace and security of Mexico.  The cartels are in charge.

MEXICO CITY (Reuters) – Mexican officials on Friday admitted they had bungled the arrest of kingpin Joaquin “El Chapo” Guzman’s son, who they let go during shootouts with drug gangs in the streets of a major city, but the president insisted his security strategy was working.

Cartel gunmen surrounded around 35 police and national guards in the northwestern city of Culiacan on Thursday and made them free Ovidio Guzman, one of the jailed drug lord’s dozen or so children, after his brief detention set off widespread gun battles and a jailbreak that stunned the country.

The chaos in Culiacan, a bastion of Guzman’s Sinaloa Cartel, turned up pressure on President Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador, who took office in December promising to pacify a country weary of more than a decade of gang violence and murders.

Lopez Obrador came under heavy criticism on social media and from security experts, who said that authorities risked encouraging copycat actions by caving in to the gang, and that the retreat from a major city created the impression that the cartel, not the state, was in control.  (read more)

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262 Responses to Cartels in Control – Mexican President Says They Had to Release Chapito Guzman or else Sinaloa Cartel Would Kill Officials…

  1. One more reason to bring them home.

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  2. Somebody's Gramma says:

    Since I still have Shrillary on the brain, couldn’t we help the Mexican government by just droning all the cartels? It’s not like we can’t follow their every movement via sophisticated satellite. Or would that break up the money/drug/sex trafficking flow to our politicians? I’m sure the beautiful Mexican people would thank us. Our politicians, not so much. #BurnItAllDown

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  3. gunrunner03 says:

    One more reason to build that wall.

    Liked by 14 people

  4. EricStoner says:

    Hey, let’s disband ICA and open our borders!

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  5. Matthew LeBlanc says:

    Our future if Democrats get their way

    Liked by 6 people

    • Heika says:

      That is exactly what I thought. In fact I think its already in place to some degree. No Democrat has been held accountable for what was done under Obama’s reign. No FBI, CIA or DOJ corruption has been accounted for. NOT ONE piece of it. McCabe? So what happened about that? “Charge him or get off the pot (close it)”, was the last I heard. SO what did they do? Looks like they got off the pot. Where has that gone? Just wondering!

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      • farrier105 says:

        A decision from the DOJ is required by the judge to make a decision by November 15, 2019. Since this will be nearly 2 years, it wouldn’t surprise me if the amount of time the DOJ has kept McCabe in suspense could result in a reduced sentence even if they do decide to prosecute and get a conviction. As a result, he might not do any time, or he might get a Papadopoulos sentence of a few weeks.

        They didn’t want to charge him at all.

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  6. joeknuckles says:

    Wow, the cartels are just like Democrats.

    Liked by 8 people

  7. TonyinLA says:

    There are no Mexican rapists, killers, or drug dealers. Only a racist would want a border wall. Obviously. /s

    Liked by 7 people

  8. Cetera says:

    Mexico is a failed state. Acknowledge it as such. Close the border. Seal the border with the military. Declare a no-go zone of at least 10 miles inside the border. Forcibly remove all Mexican personnel from this no-go zone. Then kill anything that moves into that zone that we don’t control.

    We can’t save the world, but if we’re going to fight a foreign war, killing all of the cartels down to the last man and colonizing Mexico would be a great one to pick.

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    • gawntrail says:

      Terrorist state. Lawless, and ungovernable. Non gov’t entities running around the country side scheming, planning, AND actually harming Americans. GWOT needs to apply to the former Estados Unidos de Mexicanos and we need to clean it out most ricky tick. Full Shock and Awe. Non-stop until the deed is done. Then build.

      It would be a new Pioneer age.

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  9. SE says:

    The movie Clear and Present Danger had the right idea. You’re not going to be able to bring these people in alive.

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  10. Anymore questions re: the 2020 election?

    Liked by 9 people

  11. mike says:

    No 2nd amendment. This is what happens.

    Liked by 7 people

  12. Kerry Gimbel says:

    And the Dems think we should just let anyone come over. It’s a narco state run by criminals. The politicians serve at their own peril. You couldn’t pay me to go vacation there.

    Liked by 4 people

    • soozword says:

      A little shiver goes down my back when I have friends/family who mention they are going to Mexico on vacation — the dummies just ignore my info/advice.

      Liked by 11 people

      • Patience says:

        Been having a personal-boycott for almost 30 years due to seeing what was happening to that country…. the villages, towns and people. What Mexico has become is a shame!
        >I used to love visiting and experiencing Mexico.

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      • Jeff says:

        Imagine my distress when my brother informs me that he plans to move there upon retirement in a few years. He won’t listen to me, he won’t listen to his children, he won’t listen to anybody. Stuff like this may as well not even exist in his universe, he utterly ignores it or is unaware of it, even after we repeatedly tell him that Mexico is a dangerous third-world country. I’ve even gone so far as suggest that he buy a round-trip ticket for me, to be used when I go pick up his casket. He didn’t look favorably on this suggestion, but I’m not backing down.

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        • Risa says:

          My daughter worked with the son of a man who retired to Mexico.

          When the man died in Mexico, getting his body and his remaining assets back from Mexico was a nightmare.

          Similarly, a friend’s brother retired to Belize. After years of struggling with simple things such as trying to bribe the proper officials to connect their electricity and sleeping with guns near their bed because of the high rate of crime, he also passed away. His widow had difficulty bringing his body and financial assets back to the U.S.

          Retiring in a third world country just doesn’t seem like a very good idea.

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        • soozword says:

          I sympathize….I have a cousin who continues to do missionary work in the jungles of Guatemala. He’s supposedly has a tested IQ in the genius range but has no common sense and won’t listen to anyone trying to talk him out of going anywhere in Central America. What good is a high IQ if you don’t learn wisdom? Darwin Award candidates I guess.

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    • OW21 says:

      Kerry – I agree, and I used to go there all the time, but wouldn’t dream of it now. No way…

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  13. TonyinLA says:

    This must be fake news. Private gun ownership is illegal in Mexico. Especially .50 cal. truck mounted machine guns.

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    • sickconservative says:

      You don’t mean the cartels are breaking the law, really if reported we would have seventy percent wanting the wall.
      Criminals don’t follow the law! simple point but lost on the left.

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  14. We’re going to have to send troops to Mexico to help the government defeat the drug cartels. My God! We cannot sit by and let this happen. We must help Mexico gain its independence from these savages.

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  15. CNN_sucks says:

    OMG. These are the type of people the democrats wants to import here. It supplies all the need of their druggie children.

    Liked by 6 people

    • Texsun says:

      They are already here! One has to wonder what motivates Congress, both Democrats and Republicans, to resist providing funding for a wall that all know would help to control our Southern border. All indicators point to cartel influence at the top levels of government. The cartels benefit the most if we have no wall. I hate to say this, but the U.S. has become almost as corrupt as Mexico. Definitely on the path.

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      • annieoakley says:

        Like. IIRC GWB wanted open borders just as much as Barry and the DC Chamber of Commerce and the Koch Bros, and George Soros, Pat Brown, Jerry Brown, Gavin Newsome.

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  16. 2013gti says:

    Swollow-well hates gun violence. Maybe he could nuke Mexico. /s

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  17. Jack says:

    “The Cartels will now kill every family member of every Mexican police, narcotics, military and national guard unit that participated in the arrest.”
    One more reason to get off social media.

    Liked by 3 people

  18. Micd says:

    If you deny that the Senate & Congress & Family are deeply linked here,
    Then, here is Your sign ——–> [ *** Stupid *** ]

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  19. ristvan says:

    No expert, but think AMLO just made two strategic mistakes that will haunt him but help PDJT.
    1. Folded to Sinaloa Cartel, rather than escalating. He could have sent in more troops. Bribed?
    2. Proved how lawless Mexico is, reinforcing need for a strong border barrier.
    Not a good look all around.

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    • Let’s ponder the implications, ristvan:

      Mexico had 27,000 troops defending our southern border against Illegal Invaders.

      I’m waiting for the Demo☭rats to STIFF them when they ask for our help.

      POTUS should ask Congress for a DECLARATION of WAR against the Cartels.

      Let’s see what Congress is made of in an Election Year.

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    • Great look for Demo☭rat Presidential Candidates and Congress to DISARM Americans, just as Mexico pulls back their troops to open our WALL-LESS Border to Invading Cartels who will slaughter OUR people.

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    • Palafox says:

      Yes, but does this not reinforce the Democrats’ stance that illegal immigration from Mexico must be allowed to flow into America? If Mexico is a “war zone,” does that not make the illegals “refugees”?

      Double-edged sword.

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    • litlbit2 says:

      Think weekend vacation all inclusive at any of the Mexico destinations! A safe vacation? Now proven the police compound has a open door policy. Resorts now be shooting galleries?

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    • BitterC says:

      And one mistake that won’t help PDJT & the USA….how much longer can we keep asylum seekers waiting in MX as a first safe country?

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  20. lolli says:

    Thank you Sundance for reporting on this.
    I was also watching as this was occurring.
    What a mess. The cartel are brutal. This will get ugly.

    Liked by 4 people

  21. WVNed says:

    Why are civilized people afraid to defend themselves?
    We are in the middle of a war for civilization and are playing cops and robbers.

    Liked by 1 person

  22. sundance says:

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  23. mikeyboo says:

    Nancy Pelosi says they all have the spark of divinity.

    Liked by 2 people

  24. Congress may just get their wish for a WAR;

    Against the MEXICAN NARCO-STATE.
    • Including a 22-mile NO-GO ZONE … like Syria.
    • Including the WALL … like Israel.

    Unlike Syria, only the USA can own this one
    … With a request from AMLO and Special Ops teamed with his military.
    … Guantanamo for survivors to eliminate a repeat slaughter of law enforcement.

    It’s do or die.

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    • Unlike the Terrorist PKK “Kurds” fighting for THEIR land,

      This is Mexico fighting for OUR survival.

      They’ve EARNED our help with their 27,000 troops on our border … if they ask for it.

      Those troops are going to be needed to fight the CARTELS … and we OWE them to help.

      Liked by 3 people

    • spoogels says:

      And drones flying overhead.
      If any illegals with guns are seen, zap them.
      Or fire close to them so they crap themselves and run away
      Fire behind the so they have to turn and run more into Mexico away from the border
      That will deter people smugglers too
      Close the border crossings indefinitely and issue an ultimatum to AMLO

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    • jaimeintexas says:

      Were AMLO to actually do as you suggest, he be dead within 48 hrs., killed by cartels or by Mexican uber-nationalists.

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  25. JoeMeek says:

    ” The cartels are in charge [of Mexico].”

    So it would certainly seem. But in America, the FBI, CIA, etc, seem to at least largely be in charge of our “justice system”, which is even worse as they (FBI, CIA, etc.) are trying to kill not hundreds or thousands of people, but are trying to kill our Constitutional Republic. And they have already murdered the Lady of Justice.

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  26. The Deplorable Tina says:

    Looks to me like Amlo has aged a lot since taking office.

    Liked by 1 person

  27. Neil M. Dunn says:

    Fred Reed (On Everything) might have some insight about how to resolve this situation.

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  28. USA needs to watch this very very closely. Neocons want a civil war to intervene in? This one would actually have justification. Apache helicopters and F-35’s would get control from these cartels real quick.

    Liked by 2 people

    • JoeMeek says:

      As it has justification, and great justification at that, as it would very much help America, they would surly be against it. Doing anything that helps America is stickily Verboten to them.

      Liked by 2 people

    • I doubt it. You don’t win guerilla wars that way. You win them with 11B’s

      Liked by 2 people

      • gawntrail says:

        Unfortunately, you are 100% correct. It will take boots with rifles at the sharp end calling in air and arty on target. Maybe some SF personnel embedded with Mexican Units, but, I’m not sure of Mexican Forces abilities and capabilities. We know the Federal Police and State and Local Cops are corrupt and/or terrified.

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  29. musicdoc2020 says:

    Time to start dropping bombs.. (Mexico of course NOT U.S.)

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  30. JoeMeek says:

    Mexico has deployed around 27,000 Army/etc. to help secure our southern border (apparently doing the job our own Army won’t / can’t / isn’t allowed to do), so maybe we could deploy 27,000 of our Army (infantry, artillery/Special Forces) to help them kill every cartel member they could find. If they asked us, of course.

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  31. A2 says:

    Interesting article
    👇
    “Weapons used by Sinaloa Cartel sicarios in Culiacán, Mexico”

    http://armamentresearch.com/weapons-used-by-cartel-sicarios-in-culiacan-mexico/

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    • lolli says:

      Thanks A2!

      Liked by 1 person

      • A2 says:

        Read this tweet by the former Mexican Career Ambassador to US

        Arturo Sarukhan
        @Arturo_Sarukhan
        And a key component of being outgunned -yesterday in Culiacán and elsewhere across #Mexico- are those Barrett 50 caliber sniper rifles -and other assault weapons- that continue to make their way illegally across the US border and feed the firepower of DTOs…

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        • lolli says:

          Ya. They had 50 cal in the back of the big trucks. Plus much more. These same cartel run many of our major cities, if not most. For sure in Texas. Cartel everywhere in S TX. (Where I am)

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          • Ma McGriz says:

            They try some crap like that in Texas and they’re liable to find out in a real hot hurry there’s no hope and no help when they find themselves in the crosshairs of some pissed off, well trained, and utterly resolved American firepower.
            This ain’t mexico.

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        • Jesse says:

          Most of the weapons that the cartels have come from Guatemala, not the United States.

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          • louche9 says:

            Facts are not going to stop Mexico’s “former career ambassador to the United States”, or any other government representative from any failed nation, to try to find a way to blame America for their own ineptitude; blaming the States is an international industry.

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  32. soozword says:

    Anyone see Sylvester Stallone’s newest movie: Rambo: Last Blood? Gritty, extremely violent drama of cartel violence. Indirectly shows how easily they come over the border. No one in my family would go with me so I saw it by myself, but then they always poke fun at me for enjoying the Vikings series (head chopping, expanded lung “wings” and all!).

    BTW, I was in Culiacan years ago. My husband and I innocently flew in there in our small airplane and stayed the night. Boy, did we get the royal, blue carpet treatment from the airport, hotel and restaurant staff!!! They all had assumed we were stopping to smuggle in drugs to the U.S. (I vaguely recall Culiacan is a heroin capital). We had no idea why they were so extremely accommodating after visiting so many other Mexican small towns where they didn’t take much notice of us. Then when we had to go thru U.S. Customs on the way back in El Paso they thoroughly inspected our plane, especially since we stopped at Culiacan. Almost had to spend the night there they were taking so long, but of course they never found any contraband.

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  33. redthunder238 says:

    From what I’ve read Ovidio is neither the heir or the current head of the Sinaloa cartel. Think of him as a male Tiffany Trump. lol

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    • bessie2003 says:

      Really? that’s not off base but lol funny?

      Liked by 1 person

      • redthunder238 says:

        I thought the analogy was perfect. Ovidio seems to be one of the least powerful of the dozen or so El Chapo children. I’m not actually comparing Trump to Guzman though. lol

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        • bessie2003 says:

          Yes it did. And in doing so also makes one wonder if that’s how you see the Trump family, as mob/cartel/gang/mafia. It’s subtle, but is how that comparison lives within the analogy.

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          • redthunder238 says:

            Good lord. Someone claiming I’m bashing Trump. haha I know where you’re coming from, I see the subtle hate for our President but you’re being paranoid. I’m a massive Trump supporter. I was in no way claiming Trump was mob/cartel/gang/mafia AT ALL. Lighten up.

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          • redthunder238 says:

            *In no way was I claiming.

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        • spoogels says:

          Might be, but whats to stop Ovidio from building his own cartel???
          Nothing it seems

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      • Ma McGriz says:

        Yeah, right. He did, but he didn’t really.

        I bet he wouldn’t make such an insulting comment in POTUS’ presence.

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    • Ma McGriz says:

      ” Think of him as a male Tiffany Trump. lol ”

      Your words.

      I don’t for a minute question your support for Trump. And I don’t assume you’re bashing.

      I just think bringing Tiffany Trump’s name and supposed family dynamics into ‘analogy’ with the son of one of the most vicious and deadly drug cartel families in the world could easily be seen as hurtful, and is probably not something you’d want to do in the President’s presence, because she’s a good girl and he’s her Daddy.

      I’m pretty sure he’d be more blunt about it than what you’re hearing here from bessie or me. lol

      Meanwhile, the mexican leos really screwed the pooch, and we now know without a doubt mexico has a sanctuary president.

      I can hardly wait to see President Trump’s reactions to all this.

      SMDH.

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  34. Comrade Mope says:

    How many firearms did the cartel use that came from Fast and Furious? Thanks Obama.

    Liked by 2 people

  35. CNN_sucks says:

    Amazing our own rinos are concern more about the kurds when we are not supposed to be there in the first place. While mexico is imploding they voted against PDJT to continue build the wall. It is showing how misguided their priorities are.

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  36. Tazio Nuvolari says:

    The question to ask yourself is, how many of our Senators and Representatives, from both parties, does the Cartel own? You think the Ukrainian oil companies own some but the Cartels don’t?

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  37. RV jules says:

    Send in DEA/SEALs . Terminate without prejudice. Mexican Prez will be happy to get his country. Then Agent Orange n napalm the fields.

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  38. KnowSERENoFear says:

    Hmmmm….perhaps a Constitutional Cartel is the answer to removing the pesky elitists here at home. 😉

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  39. phieudawg says:

    Thanks Sundance for highlighting this.
    For others interested on longer term basis, IMHO Probably the best reporting on Mexico comes from Breitbart Texas.

    https://www.breitbart.com/border/2019/10/18/ortiz-mexican-president-amlo-proves-impotent-against-paramilitary-drug-cartels/

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  40. phieudawg says:

    Thanks Sundance for highlighting this.
    For others interested on longer term basis, IMHO Probably the best reporting on Mexico comes from Breitbart Texas.

    https://www.breitbart.com/border/2019/10/18/ortiz-mexican-president-amlo-proves-impotent-against-paramilitary-drug-cartels/

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  41. Patience says:

    WHY are the elected –uni-party so concerned about Syria, Turkey and the like???
    Protecting our own continent, our own neighbors, our own Country, our own citizens would be what, >isolationism?

    Liked by 1 person

  42. jus wundrin says:

    So aside from Dobbs, how many in the fascist prog MSM are talking about this?

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  43. Janice says:

    Should have shot him in the head before releasing.

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  44. Brant says:

    A comment above was, “I’m glad we’re armed.” I wonder if that’s why the cartels don’t come across more than they do already. They know we are armed.

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  45. Mike in a Truck says:

    We can isolate the evil Norks on the Korean Peninsula. We can destroy and round up ISIS. We can strike anywhere in the world at will. But we cant secure our Southern border. Follow the money.

    Liked by 2 people

  46. k4jjj says:

    They all came to town. They had the perfect opportunity to wipe out the entire cartel gathered in one place.

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  47. Victor Laszlo says:

    If PT plays this right, we may get to see who in our government is owned by the cartels. Mitch will say “To war!”, and Newsom will say ” Nooo! My money!”

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  48. ihaterats says:

    We dont need no stinkin’ border wall.

    Sent from my iPhone

    >

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  49. Rhi says:

    Failed narco state. Been said for decades. Perhaps Americans will wake up before it becomes commonplace in our cities. Might take storming the capital though, the globalist open boarder demons will not go without a fight, trillions at stake.

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  50. Devil in the Blue Drapes says:

    I posted this a few months ago.
    If you want to understand the relationship between the Mexican govt, the Mexican ppl, and the US, this interview lays it out, in all its ugliness.

    And thanks to our porous borders and birthright citizenship, the cartels are operating within our own borders.

    Ed Calderon was a member of the Mexican police, who specialized in fighting the cartels. He became a LEGAL US citizen in 2016, still has family in MX and is a Trump supporter.

    Liked by 3 people

    • annieoakley says:

      This invasion started in my neighborhood around 1989. All illegals come and go across our borders whenever they feel like a visit or to give birth.

      Liked by 2 people

      • Ma McGriz says:

        I think the scale and intent can be hard for folks to wrap their heads around it all if they haven’t lived with it or experienced it in some direct way.

        President Trump is doing a great job of reclaiming the language and moral arguments against illegal immigration. It’s finally gotten through to huge swaths of people, with more getting wise every day, and pushing back.

        I’m so grateful to see it.

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      • Devil in the Blue Drapes says:

        It angers me no end reading story after story of sanctuary cities, the “rights” illegals use to fight against us in the judiciary, and the loss of lives because of them and the costs to ALL taxpayers.
        I can’t begin to imagine living with this in my immediate community Annie. Stay safe.

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