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The Genius of Trump’s Terrorist
Designation for Mexican Cartels

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Posted By: M2, 12/1/2019 6:41:39 AM

President Trump last week signaled his intention to designate the Mexican drug cartels as foreign terrorist organizations (FTO). In doing so, he takes the most aggressive step yet toward addressing the brutal violence that plagues Mexico and is fueling a migrant crisis at the southern U.S. border. Mexico’s ongoing descent into a gangland is brought into current focus with the horrific murders of six women and children of dual Mexican and American citizenship. This came on the heels of Mexican government forces being routed by the cartels, who were ultimately successful in releasing the son of notorious cartel leader Joaquín “El Chapo” Guzmán. Over several hours, heavily

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Reply 1 - Posted by: ROLFNader 12/1/2019 7:54:55 AM (No. 249726)
This barbarism is being fed by the Mideast terrorists that have taken over the " Tri-Border" area in South America. I have faith that our president will include this serpent's nest in his overall plan to eradicate this evil in our hemisphere, as well.
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Reply 2 - Posted by: millstream 12/1/2019 8:25:08 AM (No. 249755)
now use asset forfeiture for El Chapo and finish the wall
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Reply 3 - Posted by: udanja99 12/1/2019 9:02:35 AM (No. 249797)
Use this as the final nail in the left’s coffin of reasons not to build the wall.
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Reply 4 - Posted by: Highlander 12/1/2019 10:05:01 AM (No. 249882)
Before Obrador, my wife and I have driven through cartel country once, unmolested, because certain family members of my wife benefited from the “Robin Hood” effect, whereas the poor are left alone, generally. We spent time in one small town with family, totally unaware of it being under cartel control, because of connections. It was peaceful. Now that AMLO is presidente, I ain’t going back. Too dangerous now. This Yanqui values his health and safety.
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Reply 5 - Posted by: LC Chihuahua 12/1/2019 10:07:23 AM (No. 249889)
The drug cartels are as nasty and in many cases, nastier, then the terrorist groups. The terrorist designation works. The only reason the drug cartels continue to exist is because the governments of the countries they reside in are bought off. It is time to end this nonsense. Let the critics scream. One has to wonder if they have been bought off as well.
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Reply 6 - Posted by: Texastealady 12/1/2019 10:50:49 AM (No. 249945)
We Texans have been shouting about this for many years but it always falls on deaf ears... It's common knowledge that most if not all Mexican police are and always have been corrupt and paid off by cartels. Even 20 or so years ago when shopping across the border was common, you knew to not wear expensive jewelry and to leave your car on the American side and walk across the bridge. God bless president Trump for waking some people up.
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Reply 7 - Posted by: MindMadeUp 12/1/2019 11:18:32 AM (No. 249984)
They are certainly terrorists. They practice terrorism for economic purposes rather than political/ideological ones. But when they leave bodies hanging from bridges it is just as much terrorism as when Muslims blow up school buses.
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Reply 8 - Posted by: bighambone 12/1/2019 1:03:24 PM (No. 250145)
How many US corrupt politicians at all levels of government have been benefiting either directly or indirectly from largess from the Mexican cartels? No doubt you would be very surprised. How many Mexican cartel members have been residing in the USA, either illegally or as legal immigrants, camouflaged in immigrant communities who are in the business of distributing cartel smuggled illicit drugs and transporting smuggled illegal aliens throughout the country? Again you would be surprised. Why do you think that there has been so much opposition by politicians at all levels of government both in Mexico and the USA, USA business interests that hire illegal aliens, and Mexican advocacy groups, to President Trump’s plan to build an effective borderline barrier (also known as a wall) that common sense will tell you are actually special interests who are all benefiting one way or another with the currently insecure borderline that allows the Mexican cartels to smuggle illicit drugs, illegal aliens, and other contraband into the USA? No Mexican President can come out publicly against the powerful Mexican cartels if he values his life.
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Reply 9 - Posted by: preciosodrogas 12/1/2019 3:50:06 PM (No. 250244)
Why wasn't this done long ago? I don't like the "will actually have a stronger case for asylum to the US" part of it. This feels similar to the $5k/$10k bank reporting requirements regarding drug money. That one did little to to stem the flow. In fact banks helped those cash transactions to get around the requirements. Cash is king to banks. The huge sums the drug/slave/prostitution/ etc. generate it is necessary to make the punishment severe. Squeezing and potentially extracting a higher price is not severe enough. If the cost is a higher price that will be reflected in an increase in the prices of its "products and services". I'm in favor of it and I am glad president Trump is considering this action. Cartels are vicious, brutal organizations that strike back with violence. They are a parasite that will kill its host ft attacked. That is the inherent weakness in such a plan. American politicians are known for their weakness not for their determination. Holes will start to pop up as the ones who now benefit from it will find all sorts of reasons for relaxing the impact. But it is a great start.
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Reply 10 - Posted by: XCenturion 12/2/2019 12:06:19 AM (No. 250510)
Hunt the Cartel bosses down and kill them as the rabid terrorist dogs that they are!
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