President Trump Considering Cartels as “Terrorists” – AMLO Worries About U.S. Invasion, and A.G. Bill Barr Heads to Mexico…

President Trump has said he is close to a decision that would designate Mexican drug cartels as officially recognized terrorist networks by the United States.

Remember, within the geopolitical dynamic that benefits all three North American countries, Mexico needs to start taking clear and decisive actions toward all levels of internal corruption if the ultimate economic objective of the USMCA is going to work.

Mexican President Lopez-Obrador is concerned this designation could lead to U.S. military engagement against the cartels.  The Democrats are concerned this designation would mean they could no longer accept campaign donations from the drug cartels; and into this mix of interests, U.S. Attorney Bill Barr is going to Mexico.

MEXICO CITY (Reuters) – Mexican President Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador said on Friday that his government was committed to fighting organized crime, seeking to dispel fears that the United States could take matters in its own hands in the fight against drug cartels.

U.S. President Donald Trump said earlier this week that he plans to designate the Mexican cartels as terrorist groups, a move aimed at disrupting their finances by imposing sanctions.

While this does not directly give the United States authority for military operations in Mexico, many Mexicans are nervous their northern neighbor could use it as a pretext for a unilateral invention.

Lopez Obrador reiterated he would not permit an armed foreign intervention a century after the country was last invaded, arguing that his government was already doing its part to battle criminal gangs.

“Armed foreigners cannot intervene in our territory,” he said, instead offering more cooperation with the United States after a series of recent clashes involving drug cartels, security forces and civilians highlighted the power of the gangs.

Lopez Obrador’s government says its priorities are disrupting the cartels’ cash flows and money-laundering opportunities, and halting illegal arms trafficking into Mexico from the United States.

The Mexican Finance Ministry’s financial intelligence unit has frozen the accounts of 771 people and 1,057 companies, with more than 5.3 billion pesos ($274 million) in total, a statement said.

Mexican officials have had several meetings with U.S. counterparts to discuss how to stop the arms flow, it said, adding that “satisfactory” progress has already been made.

Trump has repeatedly offered military assistance in the fight against drug gangs, which Lopez Obrador has always declined, even after the gangland massacre of a U.S.-Mexican family earlier this month.

U.S. Attorney General William Barr will visit Mexico next week to discuss security cooperation, Mexico’s Foreign Minister Marcelo Ebrard said. The U.S. embassy in Mexico did not respond to a request for comment. (read more)

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223 Responses to President Trump Considering Cartels as “Terrorists” – AMLO Worries About U.S. Invasion, and A.G. Bill Barr Heads to Mexico…

  1. spoogels says:

    Hezbollah is in S America and Mexico and Obama let them skate
    Trump HAS to take action against the cartels

    Over the next eight years, agents working out of a top-secret DEA facility in Chantilly, Virginia, used wiretaps, undercover operations and informants to map Hezbollah’s illicit networks, with the help of 30 U.S. and foreign security agencies.

    They followed cocaine shipments, some from Latin America to West Africa and on to Europe and the Middle East, and others through Venezuela and Mexico to the United States. They tracked the river of dirty cash as it was laundered by, among other tactics, buying American used cars and shipping them to Africa. And with the help of some key cooperating witnesses, the agents traced the conspiracy, they believed, to the innermost circle of Hezbollah and its state sponsors in Iran.

    https://www.politico.com/interactives/2017/obama-hezbollah-drug-trafficking-investigation/

    and

    Hezbollah Smuggled Tons of Cocaine Into the U.S. During Obama Administration, Report Reveals

    https://www.newsweek.com/hezbollah-cocaine-smuggle-united-states-obama-751928

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    • spoogels says:

      MYRICK: Hezbollah car bombs on our border

      Why isn’t Obama’s Department of Homeland Security concerned?

      An indictment was handed down Aug. 30 by the Southern District Court of New York that shows a connection between Hezbollah – the proxy army of Iran and a designated terrorist organization – and the drug cartels that violently plague the U.S.-Mexico border.

      https://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2010/sep/1/hezbollah-car-bombs-on-our-border/

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    • Robert Smith says:

      Even for Zombified O’bama-loving drones, this should have perked up enough brain cells to wonder what could be going on.

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    • Kent says:

      …a ten year operation shot down for obama’s vanity

      Operation Cassandra….

      What would Valerie do…..

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    • SILVERSTREAK says:

      IGNORANT CREATURE, TRUMP DOES NOT HAVE TO DO A DAMN THING, ABOUT MEXICO’S PROBLEM, IF A CARTEL FIND ITSELF WOUNDERING IN THE UNITED STATES THEN THE UNITED STATES HAS THE RIGHT TO APPLY THE TERRORIST LAW AGAINST THEM.
      EVERY NATION THAT WE HAVE BEEN IN HAS KILLED MILLIONS OF INOCENT PEOPLE, OF ALL THOSE NATIONS, AND FOR WHAT ? WHAT HAVE WE ACTUALY GAINED BY DOING SO, WHILE THE REAL CRIMINALS ARE NOT OUTSIDE BUT INSIDE OF OUR HOME LAND, AND TRUMP ALREADY HAS HIS HANDS FULL OF CHAOS CREATED BY THESE BASTARDS THAT HATE AMERICAN FREEDOM
      AMERICA DOES NOT HAVE A BOTTOMLESS BARREL OF WEALTH TO GO AND TEACH OTHER NATIONS POPULATIONS ON HOW TO LIVE THEIR LIVES, THE BEST WE CAN DO IS TO SET AN EXEMPLE FOR THE WORLD TO TRULY SEE, AND BE WILLING TO IMMITATE.
      WE AS A NATION ARE BROKE DO YOU IGNORANT PERSON UNDERSTAND THAT? WITH OVER 23 TRILLION IS NOT BILLIONS NOR MILLIONS, IS TRILLIONS OF DOLLARS IN THE RED, DO TO IGNORANT PEOPLE LIKE YOURSELF WHO THINK THAT IS OUR DUTY TO GO AND RESOLVE OTHER PEOPLES PROBLEMS, VIA WARS, THAT IS WHAT JEWS HAVE DONE IN ORDER TO CREATE THEIR OWN WEALTH, WHILE OUR KIDS GO AND DIE IN UNGODLY NATIONS FOR A MISERABLE , $20,000 LIFE INSURANCE POLICY, IN THE EVEN OF DEATH, TO THEIR FAMILIES, WHO WOULD PREFER TO HAVE THEIR SON OR DAUGHTER ALIVE.
      IF MEXICO NEEDS HELP OUR FBI, SHOULD BE ABLE TO HELP THEM WITH INTEL AND BY SATALITY LOCATE, THE CRIMINAL WHERE ABOUTS, SO THAT MEXICAN AOTHORITY CAN GO GRAB THEM AND AVOID KILLING INOCENT PEOPLE IN THE PROCESS. THERE ARE MANY WAY TO SKIN A DAMN CAT, AND MILITARY WILL NOT BE ONE THAT MEXICO WILL EVER ACCEPT GET THAT THROUGH YOUR ROCK HEAD.

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  2. MVW says:

    El Chapo + Pelosi. That was the rumor. The DC crookedness is so thick that swamp does it no justice.
    Pelosi’s cash is in trouble once cartels are labeled terrorists. Hard to get cash once the banks are chained. It is the only thing these gargoyles understand.

    The way to take down the swamp is to cut their crooked cash.

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    • Robert Smith says:

      All tied in with USMCA. Pelosi made these moves necessary at this time.

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    • Jainphx says:

      The amazing thing of all these very serious revelations, is we never would have know without Trump! Hillary as president would have only made these matters 10 times worse! Wars everywhere, no win wars! The country over run again with drugs on every corner! Boy did we dodge the bullet! Thanks be to the LORD!

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    • snellvillebob says:

      El Chapo gave Hillary $10 million, then asked for extradition to the USA since everyone knew the election was fixed. 5 weeks after she lost, El Chapo was on US soil and will have to wait until the next Democrat gets into the White House to buy a pardon.

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    • Orville R. Bacher says:

      Washington D.C. is the Mob. A Shakedown Operation extraordinaire.
      Look at what they have done/are doing to a sitting President.
      I know of no man/person who has the fortitude of Donald Trump.
      Mob Members looking the other way as Mexican Drug Cartels kill American citizens with poison and bullets, while U.S. politicians and government employees are pocketing dirty money? Everyday.
      Skimming off the top of “Foreign Assistance” like Ukraine? An ordinary day.
      This is the Mob. That is why they all sing the same song, that is why our corrupt Media sing the same lines and buzzwords.

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  3. Sentient says:

    Have we not learned anything these last 20 years? Some people here are pretty blasé about the risks of US military action in Mexico. The US military versus some drug cartels – we could take them with one arm tied behind our back, they say. Really? We can drop bombs really well, but pacifying foreign countries isn’t so easy. Mexico’s population is five times that of Afghanistan and we haven’t been able to pacify that country of ignorant goatherds. I’m sure the majority of Mexicans hate the cartels, but the majority of Afghanis hated the Taliban, too, and the Taliban is still poised to take over the minute we get out of Afghanistan (if we ever do). We need to seal the border with Mexico, but sending troops down there is a damn fool thing to do.

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    • Colorado Rich says:

      Your talking about the past ‘administration’s ‘ this is President Trump. He means what he says and promises made promises kept. He is killing the deep state and all the bitches in our so called government. Go get Mr President, we stand with you. God bless

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    • WES says:

      Sentiant:. Agree! Better to build a wall. At least WeBuildthewall is currently working on building another 3.5 miles of wall in Texas. Not sure if anybody else is building any more wall. It seems like it is just WBTW building walls these days.

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      • zorrorides says:

        I doubt that US military forces could ever beat the cartels in Mexico and then depart from a pacified and friendly nation. Mexicans won’t accept US rule inside their country.

        EXCEPT !! If The WALL was built for a thousand miles of border and the other thousand miles was fully defended, and every port of entry completely functional, it would cause the end of illegal immigration and smuggling of people and products between Mexico and the US. Then the US could defeat the cartels in Mexico.

        The necessity to prevent illegal passage of people and products would continue for centuries.

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      • Jainphx says:

        We could be building 100 miles of wall aday, but we’d never know! The media wont report on it!

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    • Sherri Young says:

      An invasion of the sovereign nation of Mexico would make the US a pariah nation.

      Rolling into Mexico to be the boots on the ground would be like police showing up for a domestic violence call but with several million family members in the fight. Don’t expect any help from the citizens.

      This situation with the cartels may require a UN cooperative effort with strong US training and tactical support. There would still be grumbling and unhappiness toward the US among the Mexican populace. Having the UN involved would be a political buffer.

      (BTW, I despise the UN. However, if we are funding them, we ought to use them. Just don’t let Hamas try to demand favors against Israel in return for the UN’s help.)

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      • TexanForever Thompson says:

        How naive !!!

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      • Mac says:

        Here is the current situation vis a vis Mexico and cartels. The cartels are deeply embedded within the government structure of Mexico. The Mexican government(s) can not root them out, because the cartels ARE the government..By declaring the cartels foreign terrorist organizations, the US can invoke the “unwilling and unable” legal doctrine under Chapter Vii, Article 51 of the UN Charter. This the same doctrine which we used to justify invading Syria to confront ISIS. And, while such intervention can be large scale military intervention, it does not have to be. Surgical strikes against cartel targets, such as Israel uses against The IRGC in Syria and Hamas in the Gaza, can be conducted with relative impunity. There is no reason for the US to invade Mexico and hold territory within the country.

        Now, the Mexican military can not stand up to the US military, in any way. And Mexico can not afford to have the US sever all economic ties with them. So, like it or not, Mexico will just have to sit an take whatever the US chooses to do. And, that terrifies the Mexican leadership. Whether the threat of direct US intervention spurs the Mexican government to take effecttivee action against the cartels has yet to be seen.

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        • SPMI says:

          Trump knows exactly what to do and how to do it. He makes Kissinger look like a blind gopher.
          Enough already about what he does or will do regarding Mexico.
          A lot of you guys are just not qualified.
          Nor do we need your opinions.
          MAGA

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    • Annie Ok says:

      It scares me too, and all of the American casualties involved. But we should be positioning our military at the border, after we’ve deported the illegals.

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    • Sofa King says:

      Afghanistan is on the other side of the PLANET.
      Also, this is a War Worth Fighting.
      What I’m worried about is how you sell this to the invad…. immigrants already here.

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  4. Texian says:

    I’m just trying to think of a win-win way out of this for everybody..

    there’s no need for a messy confrontation..

    you gotta think like Jean Lafitte.. or Jim Bowie..

    If they expose the U.S. politicians they have been paying..

    then take the U.S. military pressure off the table..

    It’s a win-win..

    that’s my GOM offshore oilfield solution..

    I don’t know nothin’..

    just sayin’..

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    • TexanForever Thompson says:

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      Forget about the endless costly wars in foreign countries. The REAL action is right on our border. A fence is needed but it won’t stop the killing of more Americans than all foreign wars combined by the cartels. They are as bad as ISIS, even worse because they’re closer. Mexico and its government are being held hostage by the cartels.

      Time to cross the border unannounced with surprise Seal-style strike forces and take care of business, for the sake of both the USA and Mexico. Obrador’s life and that of his family depend on his cartel cooperation. … Lets free both him and the Mexican people.
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      • zekness says:

        joint tactical teams are active and have been for a great deal of time..it slows things down..but as you cut one head, another springs..The US provides military style support in both law enforcement oversight and training that is far more effective without the legal restrictions and political problems that a US military operation realizes…it’s been tailored this way for quite a long time…starting of course, with some rather interesting initiatives via covert cia ops. Not all of which were necessarily successful in the long game.

        drug business in all of SA is at a core culture level and a toxic political level.

        the danger level isn’t what most americans can even imagine…the numbers of dead people, including law enforcement, judges and journalist give you a pretty good idea of who is really in control…but it is even far more dire than numbers represent.

        the trade agreement has to establish an economic alternative that does not exist right now for people and businesses to seek economic shelter ….and with hard measurable levels of law enforcement numbers and a measurable decline in nacro-trafficking at ALL borders…nor just those lined at the US. Only then can the US intervene…military operations can’t do this..we have to give mexico and many other southern countries to opportunities economically to be fully powered up to fight corruption.

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  5. Colorado Rich says:

    Let’s watch and see, who screams the loudest about this! Our President is a stable genius for sure, plus he knows what is really going on behind the scenes. We are so blessed to be witnessing this. The trolls all say he should do this, he should do that, like they have a clue. I remember President Trump after the election saying ‘ messy business folks’. And on another occasion saying, I got this. You know what, I think he does. Amen

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  6. lemmus1 says:

    Sentient …could not agree more, no boots on the ground there, period …unless Mexico declares war on us …anything else would be the largest boondoggle we ever got into.

    POTUS should declare them terrorist orgs and go after them in every way possible short of actual invasion …train the Mexican army, arm them, pay them if we have to, drug test and polygraph their officers often, do whatever necessary …but this isn’t 1846 and we would not be chasing Pancho Villa …keep our troops north of the border at all costs. Make the Mexicans defend their own soil and spill their own blood, not ours.

    Anyone here who thinks an American invasion and occupation of Mexico would be anything less than a public and economic disaster isn’t thinking. We should have learned something from the American body count and treasure lost in Iraq and Afghanistan.

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    • Colorado Rich says:

      Lemmus, you got it ,no boots on the ground unless Mexico declares war on US. They declared war on US long ago and their boots have been on our territory for a long time. You called it, go for it Mr President, let’s stop this invasion and squash the money funding all this corruption now! Best President ever.

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      • lemmus1 says:

        Hmmmm …”They declared war on US long ago and their boots have been on our territory for a long time.”
        They, being the Mexican government, have not declared war on us since 1846. Nor am I aware of the Mexican government ordering any soldiers to invade us. Fake neo-con news par excellence.

        The cartels, sure …you can play word games but that’s all they are, word games. As long as the Mexican government is cooperating with us in fighting the cartels to their fullest extent on their own territory, with their own military, and does not request our boots on their territory, then we stay on our side of the border.

        Now if the cartels want to play on our side of the border, they’re fair game here …and I expect POTUS will get every bit of cooperation from AMLO in that endeavor.

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        • TexanForever Thompson says:

          Right ! … Mexico never was stupid enough to declare war on the U.S. We had to go into Mexico City and straighten THEM out. Too bad the U.S. didn’t annex Mexico so they would STAY straightened out. Gen. Pershing might have have agreed.

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    • TexanForever Thompson says:

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      Lemmus, that’s naive thinking. The Mexican government (if you can call it that) is held hostage to the cartels. The Mexicans can’t do any thing about it or their entire families would be killed. We need to take action with surprise coordinated strikes to free Mexico and stop the drug killing of more Americans than all foreign wars combined. … The real war is right on our border, not overseas. …Get real. … Seals in surprise, coordinated, HALO (high altitude, low opening) parachute insertions with full battle gear could get the job done in one day. Some Mexicans would be pissed but most would thank us.
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      • lemmus1 says:

        Always amazed by the safely ensconced arm-chair generals here sending our sons into harms way at the flick of a finger.

        Your understanding of Mexico and the cartels is what is truly naive here. No one is forcing needles into American arms or shoving meth down their throats. That’s the same failed argument that lies behind the anti-2nd true believers. Stop the money and you stop the cartels …and it’s Americans who are giving them the money. It’s stupid to send our sons to die killing Mexicans to stop the drugs …as long as the market exists here, there will always be a supplier somewhere. Take away the profits, legalize the drugs and control them just like we do alcohol and tobacco. Yes, stupid users will continue to die but so will most of the gangs and cartels.

        We are the problem, not the cartels. Virtually every bit of deep corruption in our government can be traced to the stupidly fought war on illegal drugs and their profits …the CIA was corrupted by drug profits in SEA and they brought the corruption home to us. We learned nothing from Nam except how to corrupt our own government.

        And now too many want to do it all over again. Mexico this time instead of Nam. The very definition of stupidity …imnsho.

        And no, I’m not now an illegal drug user nor have I ever been. Just a rational American sick of what I’ve watched happen.

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        • TexanForever Thompson says:

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          Think what you please, lemmas1, It’s a free country.

          Do you actually think Mexican cartels are the equal of Nam? My living room was invaded at 9:PM two years ago by a crazed druggy and my arms pinned briefly behind my back, as reported to the Brady, Texas, police. The only reason I didn’t kill him with my .45 is because he briefly let loose to run raving back into my yard and I couldn’t get to my revolver fast enough to drop him. (My error for having it holstered in the hall.)

          I don’t care as much about the druggies as I care about my own and everyone else’s safety, as you should. And having travelled all over Mexico in earlier years as far south as Yucatan, I probably understand Mexico and the Mexicans far better than you.

          BTW, I was an M-26 tank platoon Sgt., trained at Ft. Hood, before Korea, later honorably discharged. I know about war. What’s your background, hot shot?
          .

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        • hokkoda says:

          Much as I would love to agree with you, marijuana legalization here in Colorado has expanded the cartels’ operations in the state. We now get treated to SWAT team raids in middle class and upper middle class neighborhoods.

          https://www.denverpost.com/2019/05/22/marijuana-raid-federal-colorado/

          Two blocks behind my house, a woman fought off would-be home invaders (yay 2nd Amendment). The “robbers” confused her house with the marijuana grow-house next door. Luckily, nobody was killed.

          Legalization was sold to voters as a way to lessen crime (it hasn’t), reduce drug trafficking (it expanded), increase tax revenues for schools (the state keeps the money, the schools are forced to raise bonds), etc.

          Almost everyone I know out here has had a major SWAT team operation in their neighborhood since “legalization”. Almost always Latino surnames with Cuban and Mexican ties.

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          • Your Tour Guide says:

            My former neighbors lived in Denver (Stapleton area)
            for the last 7 years. They stopped by this summer. According
            to their kids, there’s no where around Denver that doesn’t
            smell like pot. Is this your experience, also?

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            • hokkoda says:

              I wouldn’t say that, but if you are in public places you smell it on people. And the side-market celebrating it definitely pushes the product to kids. I was at Bed Bath and Beyond with my wife today picking up some holiday decor. Next to the usual cookie cutters…the cannabis leaf cookie cutters.

              “Don’t do drugs, kids!*”

              Every other radio commercial is pot related.

              *well, maybe some, we need to paint the gym”

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            • Orygun says:

              I can tell you that while walking my dogs all I smell is that skunkpiss smell of pot. My neighbor moved up from Calif. and he smokes it all the time and my new neighbor on the other side. He told me it is great you can smoke pot all the time.
              The scariest thing is while driving I see huge clouds of stinky smoke billowing out of cars all the time. People are driving around all the time stoned out of their minds.
              You spend years trying to get people to quit drinking and driving and now it is even worse.

              I thought the novelty would wear off but it is just getting worse.

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        • Mac says:

          While drugs are the main source of revenue from the cartels, it is no the only source of revenue. They make money from kidnappings, arms sales, blackmail, human trafficking, and various legal commercial endeavors And they are spreading into the rest of central America. The cartels are not a bunch of illiterate thugs but a highly motivated commercial enterprise based upon criminal philosophy.

          Sure the US could hurt the cartels by cutting off illegal drug use in the US. But, no one wants to do that. Even local and state governments view drug use as a cash cow. And, having a wall would make it more difficult for the cartels to move illicit product across the border. But, the cartels have access to Mexican military materiel [the Mexican Army is the larges illicit arms supplier in Mexico, not the US. And, walls and fencing can be breached with the right equipment. And, building a wall would do nothing to stop the cartels from moving product through the various ocean routes.

          Now, people always assume the the US would have to occupy Mexican territory in order to eliminate the cartels. This is not the case. Surgical strikes could be employed against specific cartel targets. There is no reason for the US to occupy any Mexican territory. Unlike Vietnam, US forces can access any part of Mexico directly from the CONUS. We would not need staging bases in the country at all.

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          • Zippy says:

            “Surgical strikes could be employed against specific cartel targets.”

            From what I’ve read, that would need to include much of their government and police forces.

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          • TexanForever Thompson says:

            Great observations and comments, Mac. Americans apparently have the intelligence (meant two ways) but not the will to stop the cartels quickly and easily at little risk. But check some of the naive comments on this thread and you’ll see why it isn’t done.

            Mexico is being held hostage and we’re in danger of the same. Meanwhile, DC has been bought off for decades by spaced-out people who get rich in office on pay-off money from international bankers, but that’s another subject.

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        • gildie says:

          You hit on it lemmus. Go after the money. I liken Mexico to Al Capone’s Chicago.
          He had the whole town in his pocket. Thousands of bribes. The Feds followed his money
          & took him down. Sending our soldiers is a very bad idea. Another Vietnam. Which ones
          would we shoot? All these villagers look the same.
          Take their money & we take down their power. We should be waging war against corrupt
          bankers. That will NEVER happen. $350 Billion a year generated by the narco trade.
          Like that cop in “The Wire” said, Follow the drugs, you get drug dealers. Follow the money,
          you don’t know WHO the hell you’ll find. It goes EVERYWHERE.
          Too many “suits” are involved. Can’t have respected “pillars of the community” being
          perp walked by the hundreds on the nightly news. That just wont do.
          Much better to chase down tattooed sicarios. Keep it in the swallow end of the pool.
          Pathetic.

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    • decisiontime16 says:

      The cartels have shown that they are capable of vicious inhuman atrocities. Can’t imagine what they would do to any American soldier they could get their hands on.

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      • TexanForever Thompson says:

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        How about what a special forces American would do to the cartel first? Again, check out a book called “SOG” by Plaster and you’ll know where I’m coming from. Its the most intense war book I’ve ever read, and I’ve read many. It covers our super-secret war actions behind enemy lines in VietNam, much of which still can’t be discussed or admitted to by either government. A local deputy sheriff friend of mine was a participant and is still suffering from multiple gunshot damage he received. He knew some of the guys in the book who were killed. The cartels could be taken out by these people in a day, probably hours.
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    • TexanForever Thompson says:

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      I agree with much of what you say, but how can you train the Mexican Army to do the job if the Generals and President won’t allow because they and their families being at risk of execution? Their only choice is to cooperate. They’re in a bind and CAN’T clean house. Rescue via coordinated strikes from outside is their only hope.
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  7. Sherri Young says:

    I am glad to see Barr going to see AMLO. Barr’s demeanor will work better. The Mexican press is already saying that the terrorist designation is little more than a new campaign talking point for Trump. Letting Barr have the initial sitdown meeting with AMLO and on Mexican soil should help AMLO save face with his people and move the ball down the field. AMLO is not a fire-breather. Neither is Barr. This is a good approach.

    Also, Mexico traditionally has been slow to cooperate with the US in extradition efforts for capital cases. Mexico does not have the death penalty. Getting them to hand over someone for prosecution up here usually has meant that an agreement must be reached that the death penalty will not be applied. Since the death penalty for federal cases has recently come up again, Barr would be the best to participate in that discussion for our side.

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  8. TexanForever Thompson says:

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    Lopez-Obrador is totally controlled by the cartels. Just staying alive requires that he gives them free rein. Even a 100 ft wall couldn’t stop them from drugging our nation and killing more Americans than all recent foreign wars combined. Mexico has never been our “friend.” Mexico remained neutral through two World Wars, getting a free ride, knowing the USA had no choice but to protect them from German invasion.

    Read a riveting and shocking book titled “SOG” about our still largely secret past operations in Laos, VietNam, and Cambodia, and our operatives’ incredible 100+to-1 kill ratios along the Ho Chi Minh trail. It required surprise HALO jumps from 40,000 feet, with oxygen in full battle gear and radios for emergency helicopter extraction. This is what should be done in Mexico. SOG would make quick work of the cartels and free-up the hostage Mexican government and good people.

    Forget about foreign wars. The REAL threat to America is right on and across our border. … Time to take care of business. Screw what the drug-cartel-controlled Mexican officials think.
    .

    Screw

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    • lemmus1 says:

      iirc Mexico was one of only two LA allies to actually put boots on the ground against the AXIS powers during WWII.

      Unlike you, I’m of the opinion that if POTUS believed that AMLO was actually controlled by the cartels, he would never have negotiated the USMCA with him.

      With all due respect, take a deep breath and let POTUS do what he does best. Shed our sons’ blood only when he has no other choice. I don’t believe we’re there quite yet. Last time many here were screaming for our troops to machine-gun the illegal convoys coming through Mexico, POTUS found another, bloodless, way of getting the job done. Give him the leeway to do it again.

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      • TexanForever Thompson says:

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        Wrong !! … Mexico remained neutral in both WW II and WW I. But they gave German submarine crews R&R while their crews rested and their warships were being serviced. Mexico was raking in foreign money while the US was doing the fighting to protect both nations.

        Name a Mexican unit that fought in Europe or the Pacific theater … Name even one that participated as allies in either of the World Wars.
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        • lemmus1 says:

          “wrong” …ok, that’s it …if you won’t even bother to do your own research, there’s no sense in bothering with you. Try “Aztec Eagles”, eh. And as for your bs re German subs, Mexico entered the war specifically because German subs were sinking Mexican tankers in the Gulf of Mexico. Get a grip, eh.

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          • TexanForever Thompson says:

            The Aztec Eagles? … How pathetic. They were a miniscule group of 30 volunteer pilots, mechanics, and electricians called the 201st Fighter Squadron, attached to the U.S. 301st Fighter Squadron in the Pacific, flying P-47 “Jugs”. Mexico got pissed because the Germans sank two Mex. oil tankers selling crude to the U.S. (profit motive again) and bravely declared war, knowing they would be protected by the gringos.

            Of the 8 Mexican volunteer pilots lost, only 5 were killed on missions (1 shot down, 3 in screw-up accidents). … Hardly participation in a war, considering the thousands we lost in two theaters of operations. You still haven’t mentioned any Mexican ground troops. … anywhere.

            Reminds me of Santa Anna, while in his underwear, loosing his leg to French Admiral Bodine’s naval fire in the “Pastry War” and becoming an instant national war hero.

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      • TexanForever Thompson says:

        Lemmus, I misinterpreted your Nov 30, 2:02 comment and now see that we’re basically on the same side. … Apologies

        Our POTUS is a genius at getting things done that need doing. His visit to N. VietNam and to our troops in a war zone are examples of how he thinks outside the box.

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    • Roger says:

      Lopez openly stated he won’t fright the cartels. You can bet he is on the cartel payroll. What Mexico needs is good government. Lopez ain’t it.

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      • TexanForever Thompson says:

        Lopez’ real fear is that he and his family will be killed if he doesn’t play ball with the cartels. Payoffs aren’t needed.

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  9. Do stop thinking about tomorrow says:

    We could establish a two mile exclusionary zone in side of Mexico. There by using the Predisental Power to prosecute war excluding any judicial review. The military could seal the border under same use of force Congressional Authorization as Afganastan and Iraq.

    He could also use this action to finish the wall before to election.

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    • lemmus1 says:

      …sigh, not to sound like a rolcon here but POTUS has no constitutional “Presidential Power to prosecute war” without first having a congressional declaration of war, a power solely invested in Congress by the Constitution.

      Yes, he has the right to defend us against a sudden attack …and Congress has seen fit itself to ignore the Constitution and write legislation giving him the ability to initiate and fight a war for 60 days without their further approval, much less a formal declaration. But its legality has not been tested by SCOTUS …and being a conservative, I’m of the mind that we really should be following it, not finding ways around it …I consider such a “progressive” view of the constitution, eh, not one we should be promoting.

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      • trumpmemesandreams says:

        I believe it’s less about drone strikes and more about additional legal tools and accommodations under the Patriot Act in regards to access to information AND asset seizures that outstrip alternatives available under domestic law otherwise – eg, 21SUC §881/853, etc. dealing with civil forfeiture for drug law violations.

        That said — I’m sure a few ‘high value targets’ might find themselves on the wrong end of an AGM-114 Hellfire or a ‘rendition’ operation by JSOC… but the majority of the work will probably be done by the US Treasury Dept seizing & freezing money, and threatening to beat the hell out of domestic organizations who have financial connections in any form to these narcoterrorists.

        Having the US military is just a very big and frightening stick to wave around. The big hurt for these bastards will be cutting off their funding.

        No profit, no money, no drug trade.

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  10. Sherri Young says:

    https://mexiconewsdaily.com/opinion/how-mexicos-small-armies-came-to-commit-a-massacre/

    “There were rumors about an escalating turf war in the months leading up to the deadly attack. Los Salazar in Sonora had allegedly asked the LeBarón family living in La Mora not to buy fuel from neighboring Chihuahua, which they argued was funding their rivals in La Línea, according to The Washington Post.”

    The cartels and smaller gangs in Mexico supplement their income with a network of foot soldiers who tap gasoline and diesel pipelines and sell the fuel at rates below retail. A few years ago, PEMEX raised retail prices noticeably. Now the cartels have worked around that by opening a new line of business. Looks kind of like the LeBaron clan has been buying trafficked fuel.

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  11. Mike in a Truck says:

    Mexico blames our Second Amendment for its failed corrupt narco state. I’ve been saying it for 20 years. We invaded the wrong countries.Mexico poses a greater threat to the United States than any country in the Middle East. We can contain the evil Norks on the Korean Peninsula but we cant seal our own border? Follow the money.

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    • Free Speech says:

      I don’t know if the general American public will ever wake up and realize how insane this foreign policy has been, and that it all goes back to one man- George HW Bush and his ascendance from VP to the Presidency. And then, like idiots, we stood around and voted his son in ’cause the media told us too.

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      • margarite1 says:

        But I don’t recall having too many good options on who to vote for. Buchanan was in there somewhere and probably not wrong but he didn’t have Trump’s wherewithall to overcome the bastards.

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  12. thomaspsyche says:

    Maybe William Barr can discuss fast and furious program Holder did? Evidence gathering? Preflight first Durham!

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  13. thomaspsyche says:

    Maybe William Barr can discuss fast and furious program Holder did? Evidence gathering? Preflight first Durham!

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  14. thomaspsyche says:

    Maybe William Barr can discuss fast and furious program Holder did? Evidence gathering? Preflight first Durham!

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  15. thomaspsyche says:

    Maybe William Barr can discuss fast and furious program Holder did? Evidence gathering? Preflight first Durham!

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  16. thomaspsyche says:

    Fast and furious investigation? Gathering info for Durham?

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  17. Heika says:

    Do it President Trump, just do it, and bring the military home from the ‘globalists wars’ in ME and send them to do REAL WORK for USA, and if those stinking skunk Democrats don’t want a wall, march right in there and massacre every cartel member so one is not needed. Clean it till it shines and confiscate every last peso and build the dam wall anyway, with the peso’s and dollars and set up drying out clinics for the mess that has been made in middle America from this scum, and while you are at it, investigate how Chinese drugs are getting in, and destroy that too. Give working class WHITE men back their dignity and pride.
    And if any member of congress or Washington doth protest, investigate their ‘books’, and then throw them in prison for if they do protest they have a vested interest.

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  18. bessie2003 says:

    Will pray for AG Barr’s safety and safe return.

    The groundwork has been being laid in place since the President took office with his emphasis on the opiod (sp?) crisis, the creation of opportunity zones, building the wall, and the USMCA which would mean better paying jobs in Mexico.

    Not sure the timing is right for an actual declaration against the cartels, think strengthening the Mexican gov’t and its forces will be required because once a declaration is made it would seem there would be an all out hot war between the cartels and any who would oppose them – regardless of what side of the border they are on.

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  19. John-Y128 says:

    AG Barr is turning into a Sessions ‘work alike’, anything and everything that isn’t the reckoning for the FBI, CIA & State Dept that they deserve!

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  20. The terrorist designation allows the administration to go after the money. They follow the money and freeze it. Then, anyone working with the cartels also gets hammered. The PDJT administration with Sec Mnuchin has been very effective with this toolset.

    Once the rabid dogs are cornered financially I expect that PDJT will follow with military action of some type. It is the only thing the cartels will understand.

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  21. Dee Paul Deje says:

    I was getting excited when I saw that picture. I thought some justice for the treasonous coup had finally begun.

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  22. Dee Paul Deje says:

    Is the MSM going to resurect their “manufactured crisis” talking points memo?

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  23. StanH says:

    War of Texas Independence. Texas Revolution, also called War of Texas Independence, War fought from October 1835 to April 1836 between Mexico and Texas colonists that resulted in Texas’s independence from Mexico and the founding of the Republic of Texas.

    “The Halls of Montezuma” refers to the Battle of Chapultepec on the 12th & 13rd day of September 1847 during the Mexican-American War, where a force of Marines stormed Chapultepec Castle.

    “After clashing with former revolutionary ally Venustiano Carranza, Villa killed more than 30 Americans in a pair of attacks in 1916. That drew the deployment of a U.S. military expedition into Mexico, but Villa eluded capture during the 11-month manhunt.”

    Let us not forget about El Republica del Norte: Charles Truxillo. A prominent advocate of Reconquista was Chicano activist and adjunct professor Charles Truxillo (1953–2015) of the University of New Mexico (UNM), who envisioned a sovereign Hispanic nation called the República del Norte (Republic of the North) that would encompass Northern Mexico, Baja California, California, Arizona,… (Idiot anti-American liberals especially love this one.}

    The point is, “the more things change the more they stay the same.” The declaration as a terrorist organization allows:

    1) *Cut off or disrupt the cash flow. Always a crowd favorite.
    2) Build the wall. This is the biggest Duh in the history of Duhs.
    3) Begin aggressive deportations, cash flow will get a lot of this.
    4) Strong and aggressive military presence on the border.
    5) Arrest corrupt politicians who live in the Cartels pocket.

    *Note: More radical moves. End prohibition. Just as Woodrow Wilson, an evil Democrat gave us Prohibition and subsequently Al Capone et al. Nixon’s War on Drugs has given us El Chapo at el. Dumb drunks are still going to be dumb drunks and dumb junkies are still going to be dumb junkies. The War on Drugs though well meaning I’m sure, but the reality is, we’ve spent untold $$Billions & billions of dollars$$ only to have the problem worsen and escalate. “You want different results, you do things differently.” I know this is controversial but you remove the cash incentive you remove the crime.

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    • chickenhawk says:

      If the drugs were legalized, would that destroy the black market? Would the cartels be crushed or would they move into another business? Could a proper education campaign about heroin, meth, and cocaine be enough to keep smart people away from abusing legal drugs? Are there any countries who have tried legalizing as a way to fight the black market? There will probably always be those who wish to abuse drugs, whether legal or illegal, so do we allow those individuals to define the laws of our nation?

      Questions for law enforcement that wish to solve the problem, not with guns and prison, but by thinking outside the box.

      I know what we are currently doing is not working, and we are spending billions. I am not sure that the above will work either, but let’s ask questions and discuss the possibilities of a different course.

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      • StanH says:

        Touche’ That’s my point. I know it’s controversial, but perhaps history holds the partial answer.

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      • Mac says:

        The problem with legalizing drugs, is the societal fallout. People will abuse recreational chemicals, no matter what type, legalizing does nothing to mitigate this problem. In fact, as history has shown, it increases the sociological downside. Traffic related injuries increase. Crime increases. Productivity goes down. Medical costs increase. There is a very good reason why drugs are regulated. We have even seen an increase in the illicit marijuana market in areas where marijuana has been legalized.

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        • chickenhawk says:

          I was hoping to hear more opinions, because this is a such a difficult and dangerous subject. My suspicion, if we polled the readers of CTH, is that we would not see people rushing to try heroin, cocaine, and meth.
          I am not trying to be negative here, just pointing out realities, but you have offered nothing to solve the problem, except business as usual.
          One other point, and I am not disputing your statistics, but you are suggesting that illicit mj market is bigger now, after the legalization. Those numbers must be staggering; what could cause that? Perhaps an influx of people to the area because it is now legal. Or maybe people that always wanted to try it, now can legally. MJ has been practically decriminalized before it was legalized, because many in society realized it wasn’t any worse than cigarettes and alcohol.
          Let me reiterate, I am not recommended legalizing everything. But business as usual is not working, and the solution is probably out of the box.

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          • Mac says:

            Look, human nature is what it is. People are born as selfish opportunists. In order for people to live together, in such me semblance of harmony, they create societies. These societies ‘establish and enforce rules which make that possible. 10000 years of civilisation and we still have laws against theft, robbery assault, rape and murder. And we will have people committing those crimes. What do you think happens if society stops enforcing those laws? Society collapses.
            So what is your plan, Stan? Do you ignore unnecessary drug usage, which causes widespread societal dakaye? Or do we pass laws to control drug usage and enforce them? What a your plan?

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      • HellInAHandbasket says:

        It seems we’re focused on the profitability of drug use (legal/illegal), and not the reason for the use of opiates and THC as “coping” mechanisms in society – IMO that is the real problem here, and the real question is why is society self-medicating, and numbing itself, and withdrawing from itself, and why is society teetering on the ledge ready to jump? I’ve noticed a deliberate shift in the trajectory of humanity in general, everything is corrupt, degenerate, self-destroying, littered with immorality, Godless and lawless. So, if that’s the way of the world now, what matter will laws or no laws have? Laws won’t change anything, it just shifts the money around. 50 years of “The War on Drugs” has meant that today, I can go to any street corner and get whatever drug I desire, for fairly cheap money, any time of day, and society accepts it because who are we to tell someone what they should do with their life? When we are afraid to point directly at degeneracy and call-it-out, to ridicule it and scorn it, it’s because society is passive and weak – a vicious circle of more drug use more perversion more degeneracy weakens the mind, and because the mind is weak it can’t fight back, an endless circle of doing nothing because we’ve accepted weakness and the weak do not bring righteousness and love, weakness is hatred for mankind. Evil seeped-in and we didn’t call-it-out and push-it-out when it 1st presented itself. And here we are.

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  24. This is Not Terrorist—— Then what? Nothing BUT EVIL Terrorism,
    The potato tell’s all,

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  25. Linus in W.PA. says:

    It looks like there’s two women hanging in the top picture.

    Brutality rising……

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  26. Ausonius says:

    General John Pershing’s Punitive Expedition in Mexico failed to capture Pancho Villa for various reasons. Villa had willing support from locals, who viewed him as a hero, Pershing and his men were not particularly familiar with the terrain, had no real air force, were viewed as “gringos” invading Mexico for no good reason, (which caused anti-American feeling for a long time), Wilson (an idiot) had various hamstringing restrictions in the rules of engagement, and World War I was starting.

    None of these obviously would be hampering a quick and no-holds barred annihilation of drug lords.

    However, other factors, like the incompetent and corrupt Mexican government and its law enforcement, would be a definite hindrance.

    To be sure, part of the problem lies “right here in River City,” in hedonistic, “I can abuse my body if I want to and you have no right to stop me” American kulcher.

    A Darwinian proposal: Letting druggies die in the gutter, rather than constantly resuscitating them from lethal overdoses, preventing druggies from receiving any kind of health care which they themselves have not 100% paid for, mandating sterilization to prevent them from having children, and cutting off any kind of government assistance forever as soon as they fail to pass a drug test.

    However, the “drug abuse is a disease” mantra (rather than viewing it properly as a choice from stupidity and weakness of personality) has so embedded itself in American kulcher that such proposals would not fly.

    A religious revival, a Great Awakening embracing sin and personal responsibility to counter the prevailing “I’m perfect because my parents are perfect, and any problems are not my fault, and even if I admit I’m not perfect, my problems are still your fault and the fault of society” method of rearing children and of thinking about one’s life, would be necessary as part of any American rebirth without (or with much less) chemical dependency.

    And yet, in an era of declining religious belief, rising atheism, and general avoidance of the difficult questions in Life, who would lead such a Great Awakening, and how could it spread?

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    • willyeye says:

      The problem with your solutions is that many of these druggies simply misguided millennials that are the kids of decent people. My wife and I raised four kids. They were all pretty good kids, and the three oldest are awesome contributing members of society. The youngest is 31 years old, and he’s been led astray. He met a girl at age 24, and she turned out to have been in and out of rehab (for heroin and meth use from age 13) for 11 years prior to meeting my son. She brought the drugs into my son’s life, and for whatever reason, he let her talk him into using. I think some of it is just trying to fit in with other people his age. They proceeded to have four kids, three of whom are little girls (ages 2, 4 and 5) that my wife and I recently adopted. The youngest is a 1 year-old boy who was adopted by a maternal great aunt. Until recently, my son and his girlfriend have been living in the streets of North Seattle for a couple of years. The kids were removed 1- 1/2 years ago and they are all now safe. They are now finally broken up and my son is now making his way through times of being sober for the last 6 months.

      The point is, I’m sure most people would agree with me that there is always hope and nobody wants their kids to die. For you to be so nonchalant about the lives of millions of naive kids (and yes, adult millennials are mostly kids), is realistically rather disgusting. These “kids” are the victims of our government and the corrupt governments of China and Mexico. We are all victims of the horrible effects liberals have had on our society, and my wife and I did the best we could when we raised our kids. We both had to work and we couldn’t afford to stay home and home school our kids and keep them sheltered from all of the liberal influences. At least we managed to raise 4 conservative kids all of whom voted for Trump, even the drug addict.

      By the way, we strongly advised our son’s girlfriend to get fixed while they had her open from C-sections at every birth. She promised to do it each time, but lied to our faces. She had a daughter before she met our son (thank God she left that daughter with the father), and she is currently pregnant with the child of a new boyfriend. So yes, she should have been forced to have a sterilization procedure long ago.

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      • HellInAHandbasket says:

        @Willyeye – You have faced reality head-on, and addressed it, that is a hard thing to do when it involves our children, especially when the entire world comes down on you for harsh, tough love. You know that real love is wanting the best for someone, wanting them to see truth and accept it, to follow along in their lives with real righteousness of the heart. Today we have mobs of society demanding that love is accomodating and non-judgemental, that it allows those you love to do whatever they want no matter how destructive to others or to themselves. You know that is not love, and you know that is hatred for them. Harsh realities are truthful realities, and your Son and his children are very lucky to have parents who love them enough to be harsh – and yes, that woman should have been sterilized, from what you’ve said here, her actions show that she has severe mental inadequacies and is not worthy of bringing life into this world, as her actions are detrimental to everyone around her. I hope she finds the help she needs, and is never allowed to hurt anyone ever again, seems she’s managed to convince the world she is a victim… evil’s favorite tactic! I wish nothing but the best for you and your family.

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      • Ausonius says:

        Please read carefully: the “Darwinian” solutions (which I have heard throughout the years from Libertarians) would not work for the reasons given.

        America is not (yet) a Darwinian nation: we are (still) a Christian nation, and allowing drug addicts to die in the gutter, or preventing treatment for an overdose, would not be acceptable.

        That is why I recommended a religious revival of some kind to prevent drug addiction to begin with: the problem of how such a “Great Awakening” could be effected, and by whom, remains.

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  27. The cartels OWN Mexican president LAMO. He’s intentionally conflating President Trump’s declaration against criminal organizations as a threat to Mexican sovereignty. Pure propaganda.

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  28. Concernedcitizen says:

    So Mexico is facing an existential threat from the corrupting power of the narco-terrorists, but AMLO doesn’t want military assistance from the U.S. to deal with the threat. What’s that tell us? Mexico is being run by the cartels, not AMLO. Sad situation.

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  29. OldParatrooper says:

    Designate the Cartels as Francs Tireurs (land pirates), enemies to all humans, and hunt them down and execute them on the spot.

    Of course the Mexican government will need to either agree to use their Army against the cartels, or allow the US to do so.

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  30. George 1 says:

    IMHO if we seal the Border, with a wall. Talking about a proper security wall and not just fencing. And, congress would pass tougher immigration laws we could battle the cartels (and illegal immigration) quite nicely without using a military intervention. A military intervention would not make us many friends. However there is one reason congress will not pass immigration laws that would work or fund the wall. They don’t want effective immigration enforcement and likely don’t want effective drug enforcement as well.

    It is however interesting that some find it perfectly acceptable that we engage militarily around the world but not in Mexico. Many forces that inhabit the land South of the Rio Grande and all the way to the southern tip of Chile are a much bigger security threat to the U.S. than any country in the ME or even the Ukraine, in spite of what many U.S. officials say.

    There were a bunch of neocons about three weeks ago actually discussing the need for a wall along the Norther Border of Syria. I assume that they would want us to pay for it as well. You know, so we could “protect the oil better”.

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  31. James Street says:

    Just how corrupt is the DEA? This should be their game. I would expect constant major headlines about them interrupting if not taking down the cartels.

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  32. southcentralpa says:

    I’m living the Trump economy, and don’t always get a chance to read as much CTH as I’d like. Did I miss a Sundance “deep dive”? Cartel campaign contributions?? Obviously, the cartels are objectively pro-Donk, but are there specific allegations on the table…?

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  33. Bit Coyne says:

    It seems obvious that we are setting up a situation where individual Osama Bin Laden and Baghdadi type raids will be carried out against cartel heads. Barr is obviously preparing the ground work for this. It remains to be seen whether we will kill or capture them. AMLO, a super liberal will, of course, insist on capture alive.

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  34. Ackman419 says:

    I’ve been saying as much for 20 years. We should have been flying Puffs over the illegal grows in our CA forests all this time, breathing fire on the invaders.
    If the cartels are out of control, we need to step in. Even if it means going into Mexico, or stationing troops at the border, ready to fight.
    It’s obvious that cartel money is lining the pockets of our politicians.
    This is one of many reasons I voted for PDJT.

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  35. SPMI says:

    Trump knows exactly what to do and how to do it. He makes Kissinger look like a blind gopher.
    Enough already about what he does or will do regarding Mexico.
    A lot of you guys are just not qualified.
    Nor do we need your opinions.
    MAGA

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    • yucki says:

      So don’t read threads you don’t like.
      Why bother, if you think our President is Word-made-Flesh?
      That reeks of CULT to me. Trust the Plan is tiresome.

      The CTH is a vigorous, thoughtful place. We exchange information and ideas based on facts and a wide range of experiences. That’s a worthy exercise: we’re better American citizens because of it. Now, and after this President leaves office.

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  36. DeWalt says:

    The President knows exactly where to hit the Communist/Democrat ratlines.

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  37. John Good says:

    My thoughts exactly Mac! Thank You!

    Now, onto what really concerns me about what I just heard on Talk Radio about the USMCA,
    Trump’s replacement of NAFTA.

    I am a Canadian Snowbird in Florida for the winter. Currently I am in Gainsville FL & listen to 97.3 FM all day. Bob Rowe had a City Councillor from Newberry FL on as his guest on Wed.

    Tim Mardon was his name & he has a Warning to Donald Trump About USMCA! Chapter 30 is titled “Establishing a Free Trade Commission” & contains some “hidden traps” like these:
    * USMCA enables OTHER Countries to be involved at a later date, than USA, Canada & Mexico!!! Kind of Like an EU for NA, they said! And this is after Trump cancelled the Asia-Pacific TTP Agreement.
    *The University of Ottawa is saying that the USMCA contains about 58% of the TTP agreement that Trump pulled the USA out of!
    *Marco Rubio says that it will Kill the Florida Vegetable Market.

    Tim Mardon also said that Robert Lighthizer ( who Trump is trusting to write most of USMCA) was part of a Global Trade Organization (under Obama) that represented other countries AGAINST the USA in Trade Disputes.

    He also says that Donald J Trump relies on other people to write the USMCA & probably hasn’t read all of it. (I find this last statement suspect, as a Successful Real Estate Developer like Mr. Trump did not get to his level of success by being “naive & gullible”)!

    IF the Deep State is trying to pull a “fast-one” on Trump ( after all, as Sundance says “There are Trillions of $$$$ at Stake) I wouldn’t be surprised at all if China is behind this, to try to get their “backdoor to the US Content” back once more!

    So can someone Please get this to POTUS attention, just in case he’s not aware of it!

    My Canada is ruined by the Globalists & I don’t want to see the Greatest Country in the History of the World go down to these slime-balls!

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  38. Lalo Pacheco says:

    I live in Mexico since 1994 , believe me most Mexicans would love to see the U.S. come in and take care of the cartel problem , only the current Communist gov. is against it .

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  39. mugzey302 says:

    It doesn’t matter what AMLO calls the cartels in his country, but they are MOST DEFINITELY terrorists in America. If the dam* FBI would focus on them instead of looking to accuse American citizens, May be we could make some headway in fighting the scourge of opium/meth. However, it might be uncomfortable for them to trip over their friends in the CIA who are part of the cartels. Not only that, there are corrupt/bribed/blackmailed LEO’s all the way up the chain. Not a small undertaking, most definitely.

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