Trump Considers Designating Mexican Drug Cartels as Foreign Terrorist Organizations

For years, Mexican drug cartels have been pumping tons of illegal drugs into the United States.

They have proven, here in the United States and in Mexico that the drug cartels are also ruthless coldblooded killers of anyone that gets in their way.

They have used terrorist actions to intimidate US and Mexican citizens and officials.

Several years ago, there were reports that ISIS was working with some of the Mexican drug cartels, supplying the cartels with millions of dollars for access into the United States.

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While Obama tried to help provide thousands of guns to the cartels, President Trump is now seriously considering officially designating the Mexican drug cartels as foreign terrorist organizations.

Breitbart – Exclusive – President Donald Trump: We’re Thinking ‘Very Seriously’ About Designating Mexican Cartels as Foreign Terrorist Organizations – President Donald Trump told Breitbart News on Monday that his administration is thinking “very seriously” about labeling violent Mexican drug cartels, or factions of these cartels, as Foreign Terrorist Organizations (FTOs).

Asked by Deputy Political Editor Amanda House during a wide-ranging, exclusive Oval Office interview with Breitbart News whether his administration is considering designating factions of cartels, or cartels as a whole, as terrorist groups, Trump replied that he is.

“We are. We are,” Trump said. “We’re thinking about doing it very seriously. In fact, we’ve been thinking about it for a long time.”

“It’s psychological, but it’s also economic,” Trump continued. “As terrorists — as terrorist organizations, the answer is yes. They are.”

The president went on to discuss the violence taking place in Mexico.

“Mexico, unfortunately, has lost control of the cartels,” Trump said. “They’ve totally lost control of the cartels. Mexico last year had 42,000 deaths — murders — 42,000. It’s considered one of the most unsafe countries in the world.” …

There is no doubt that the Mexican drug cartels are responsible for the deaths and injuries of thousands of people on both sides of the border.

Some of their murders were conducted in barbaric fashion for the sole purpose of intimidating others, much like the actions of ISIS in the Middle East.

This is also a good reason to help justify the construction of a border wall which will provide a barrier between more American citizens and the extremely dangerous drug cartels.



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