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Trump Ups the Ante on Drug Cartels

The President is taking a stand against drugs and is talking about waging war against drug cartels. It hasn’t been since the Reagan Administration since we’ve seen such an aggressive stance on drugs, and President Trump is taking it one step farther. The President’s urgency and sincerity were almost palatable, even in his tweets, as one story reported.

That is also understandable as we have all been shocked, angered, and saddened by the recent tragedy in Mexico. While the details are still being uncovered, we do have a good idea of what recently transpired south of the border. Our story, citing a CBS News source, reported that “Trump’s remarks were sparked by news of American citizens getting slaughtered in Mexico, after getting caught in the crossfire of a cartel battle in the border state of Sonora. Relatives have said at least nine U.S. citizens were killed including six children of which two were seven-month-old twins…” and remark he did.

Those remarks came loudly too via the aforementioned tweets, such as, “This is the time for Mexico, with the help of the United States, to wage WAR on the drug cartels and wipe them off the face of the earth,” and “If Mexico needs or requests help in cleaning out these monsters, the United States stands ready, willing and able to get involved and do the job quickly and effectively,” among others as our story reported.

There is an anger and a fire you can feel and sense in the President’s response, one that we mentioned earlier, that we all share. The President upped the ante and made a suggestion that made sense when he said it back in March and now it adds an entirely new level of gravity to the drug cartel scene. It was then that President Trump, campaigning on the message of battling drugs on the border, suggested designating drug cartels as terrorist organizations. Perhaps it is time he makes a move to make that happen.

It was during an interview with Breitbart News that the President shared those ideas and then elaborated, “It’s psychological, but it’s also economic… as terrorists — as terrorist organizations, the answer is yes. They are.”

And now we have a family, damn-near an entire family butchered because of what – a drug war? A deal gone bad? Well, the Mexican cartels may have just started a war they don’t want and that will be a very bad deal for them indeed. How serious was the President? In his tweets he said all the President of Mexico had to do was ask but the President said it much more emphatically, as only Trump can of course.

Trump’s tweet read: “The great new President of Mexico has made this a big issue, but the cartels have become so large and powerful that you sometimes need an army to defeat an army!” Then added, “we merely await a call from your great new president!”

We aren’t sure on what scale or what exactly the President has in mind but starting with classifying drug cartels as terrorist groups and offering U.S. forces obviously means serious intentions at the very least. It might also reveal a bit more about this President’s heart because there is no question that he was hurt and angry about this tragedy. We all are.

We are all also very sick of watching drugs and drug cartels eat away at the fabric of our nation and our youth. The Reagan administration waged a “war on drugs” that made a difference but it was a different kind of war. One of law enforcement, education, and awareness. President Trump is now declaring a war on drugs too but this one isn’t a war of words and it isn’t about tougher penalties. The country has been searching for a way to fix the problem of drugs and drug abuse in America for a long time, and perhaps this tragedy won’t be for not if it is the impetus that inspires real change. Maybe this could be beauty from ashes? We hope so.

The President isn’t going after drugs and drug abusers, he wants to cut the head off of the snake. Drug cartels should be aware that notice has been served – and we all know how America treats and deals with terrorists.

 

Comments (37)

  1. Yes time to wipe these turds off the face of planet as one who has seen first had what theses monsters do I say hell yes send in the marines and wipe them all out save us and the good folks of mexico !

    • I wouldn’t go to Mexico if you paid me! People especially women, have been know to completely disappear in that very dangerous country to our South. Mexico can’t enforce its own laws!

    • I live on the Texas , Mexico border. It is serious danger with the Cartels fighting for turf, routes, territory. Smuggling industrial sized loads of fentanyl, heroin, meth, cocaine, weed. None of this is good for the US. Trump needs to eradicate the violence, corruption and deadly vicious animals just South of our border

  2. We are losing about 70,000 people a year to drug overdoses! How about the family and friends of them getting on board with “Destroying” the cartels? We know they do other terrible things like selling women into prostitution and slavery. We are spending our future on “Illegals” and Drugs! I vote to declare them “Terrorist Organizations” and go to war to stop them. The cartels shipped enough “Fentanyl” to kill millions in one load! Luckily it was detected and seized. Or we could have many more “Dead Drug Users”.

  3. Why are drugs cheaper in Canada and Mexico than in the USA? The main reason is LIABILITY. If you passed a law fixing the greatest amount an attorney can make from suing a pharmaceutical company to $30,000 the cost of drugs will plummet. If you gave one as prior to one hundred people for a headache 70% will see a decrease in the pain of the headache. 29% will not see a difference and 1% will have an upset stomach. In America lawyers can SUE the pharmacy for the RARE side effect of a medicine that 99% of the time causes no problem. THE PROBLEM was never the pill. It was a defect of the person taking the pill. THIS is why drugs are expensive.

  4. About time the President of the United States calls drugs for what they are; the corrosion of the souls from the inside. We now have a President with the cohunes to tackle the drug problem. There is many evils in the world and you need to stand up of be enslaved.

    • I have suspected for a long time that the Cartels allow or put many of their Politicians in office. Therefore, we cannot expect much, if any, from the government. If anything is done, it will have to be our decision only.

      • Your statement is true. He was probably put into office by drug cartels. If he lets President Trump help him get rid of the cartels, the President of Mexico maybe
        eliminated too! That’s probably why he doesn’t want President’s help!

  5. Fentanyl is an existential threat. Trump is smart and recignizes this. About time for our troops to abandon the caretaking of lunatic Muslims hslf way around the world, and take care of our existence.

  6. well democrats want to waste billions on opioids but refuse to do anything to stop the illegal drugs coming in from mexico and china , go figure , they would have to pay higher prices for the drugs they are using , it’s the only excuse for the mental brain damage they have

  7. I honestly think that the “democraps” are the one on drugs and will do nothing to stop their own flow to keep their addiction flowing. They have had the power long enough to enforce some type of legislation to curtail this epidemic.
    But no, they only want to ‘RESIST AND OBSTRUCT”..They have done absolutely nothing in the last 3 years to help aid the country in any way. Name one positive bit of legislation that they have attempted to push through to help the AMERICAN people.. Hard to think of anything isn’t it.. Yet, they approve legislation for foreign lands to protect those people, yet AMERICANS get nothing.
    The southern border is a quagmire of drugs, prostitution, illegal smuggling and so on. If the party of the people would only be for the people that they were elected by, then maybe we wouldn’t be in this critical position.
    VOTE THEM THE HELL OUT AND PUT PEOPLE IN PLACE THAT WOULD MAKE A DIFFERENCE. VOTE FOR TERM LIMITS TO DRAIN THE SWAMP. GET PELOSI SHUMER SHIFF AND THE LIKES THE HELL OUT OF OUR PUBLIC LIVES. THEY ONLY WANT TO MAKE THEMSELVES RICHER AND SCREW THE PEOPLE…
    VOTE “45”

  8. TRUMP is exactly right!! These animals are TERRORISTS AND HE CALLS IT LIKE IT IS. LET HIM UNLEASE OUR MILITARY AND PURGE THIS LAND OF THIS SCUM.
    Trump 2020!!!

  9. shoot any one that is bringing Drugs overacross the boarder so our childern will take them and DIE
    They are Murders killing our children .

  10. Understand why the demon-rats (democrats) support open borders, sanctuary cities, destroying ICE, stop the wall, not fix immigration policies. It is because the Mexican cartels have bought and paid for the DNC and the elite democrat politicians to do their bidding. INVESTIGATE

  11. Oh, but the Dems condone the drug cartels!

  12. To effectively get rid of drug cartels, the US must also do something to address the issue of trading guns with cartels for drugs. This isn’t simply just waging war on drugs, it is getting to the root cause…….cartels want guns and ammunition and our bad guys want drugs…..both to sell and make oodles of money. There has to be a unified US and Mexico to make this work…..and frankly, right now, we can’t get our own act together, much less help solve this awful problem. When will all of us realize we need EACH OTHER to make things like this work?????

  13. We did a good job on Bin Laden and the ISIS leaders in Syria .
    Now we need to do the same with these terrorist in Mexico and the USA.

  14. the Mexican enforcement is in on the deal. They do not want our help.
    best for us to stay on our side of the border and fight in the good ol USA

  15. Since the illegals have invaded our Country I think they have opened the door wide open for us to retaliate and send our own invasion party into their Country and eradicate the Cartels and their corrupt politicians (much like our own DNC). Their President is not going to do the right thing (much like our DNC) because the payoff is so great. Plain and Simple.

  16. Were the guns used in the mass murders from the Holder-Obama ”Fast and Furious” program?

  17. What has always fascinated me is the term Mormon is used in news events, but never Catholic, Baptist, or even Muslims! Why is that?

  18. I will be praying for all drug to be cut off anywhere our president can work on it. I give him my full support. My family has had to deal with this issue with a family member for most of his life. Mr.President get rid of them. Thank you.

  19. Send our military to the border to fight the cartels. Cover them in bullet proof clothing and arm them with AR14 to take care of the problem. We send them all over the world now its time they protect our country and kill the drug lords and their enterage. We have had enough of this pussy footing around with drugs so now we need action. President Trump is doing the right thing for this country and we as citizens need to stand by his action on drugs.

  20. If drugs are a problem in America, arrest John Boehner, the ardent Republican pusher.

  21. The problem is with the people in the United States and their attitude about drugs.
    Especially the sorry ass liberal celebrities that abuse and glorify drugs. How many times have you heard talk show hosts make comments about getting high just to have their asshole liberal audience clap and cheer about how cool it is?
    How many times have you heard celebrity actors and singers glorifying illegal drugs just to have their fans cheer and clap their hands?
    How many parties have you gone to where the guest gather around to do drugs?
    How many concerts have you gone to where the cool thing to do is to get high?
    How many times have you heard about some celebrity dieing from an overdose with their fans feeling so much sympathy for them and glorifying them like they were some kind of hero?
    All they are are pathetic scum with a drug addiction that should just be thrown in a dumpster!
    Why do they only post the number of pathetic scum who die from an overdose?
    Why don’t they post the number of innocent men, women, and children that are murdered because of illegal drugs. Or the innocent men, women, and children whoose lives are ruined ruined because one or both of their parents has a drug problem, or those innocent victims that aren’t even related to those that are robbed, injured, or killed by some pathetic drug user to buy more drugs?
    There are way too many assholes that bitch and complain about a president who is trying his best to bring Anerica back to being a country that cares about its’ citizens. These are your typical mindless drug abusing hypocritical liberal democrats that cry and complain about our so called morality and political correctness .
    These drug abusing scumbag celebrities, Hollywood and New York mogels, and high paided tech
    workers like in silicone valley and wall street should be hammered when they use illegal drugs.
    They should be convicted, heavily fined, locked up, have their personal possesions confiscated, lose their licenses, and not allowed to leave their ho.e states.
    Problem is. There are too many liberal democrat appointed judges that let them get away with it.
    If they cry that their is no room in our prisons, pay another country like Mexico to incarcerate them in their prisons. That includes not only those illegals from mexico and central america, but all of the illegals we have in our prisons no matter where they’re from.
    And if the mexican government pulls some shit and let’s them go reimpose the tariffs and make mexico off limits for tourists from the United States.
    It wouldn’t be that hard to bulldoze some of those towns on the Mexican side of the border and build prisons like the 18,000 acre farm prison Angola where the inmates grow their own food.
    Make part of the border wall one of the 40 foot high windowless walls that are the prison. You can probably make the entire border wall 10 miles long, and the prison a couple miles deep.

  22. Wondering what fault the dems will find with Trump for wanting to get rid of the cartels.
    I AGREE that the US should help in this. The drug cartels are destroying American lives too. But we are the country that always steps in to try and solve other countries problems. And the world hates us for it.

  23. The problem is with the people in the United States and their attitude about drugs.
    Especially the sorry ass liberal celebrities that abuse and glorify drugs. The democrat politicians, and the liberal asshole news media. How many times have you heard talk show hosts make comments about getting high just to have their asshole liberal audience clap and cheer about how cool it is?
    How many times have you heard celebrity actors and singers glorifying illegal drugs just to have their fans cheer and clap their hands?
    How many parties have you gone to where the guest gather around to do drugs?
    How many concerts have you gone to where the cool thing to do is to get high?
    How many times have you heard about some celebrity dieing from an overdose with their fans feeling so much sympathy for them and glorifying them like they were some kind of hero?
    All they are are pathetic scum with a drug addiction whose carcasses should just be thrown in a dumpster!
    Why do they only post the number of pathetic scum who die from an overdose?
    Why don’t they post the number of innocent men, women, and children that are murdered because of illegal drugs. Or the innocent men, women, and children whoose lives are ruined because one or both of their parents or family members has a drug problem, or those innocent victims that aren’t even related to those that are robbed, injured, or killed by some pathetic drug user to buy $10.00 worth of drugs?
    There are way too many assholes, especially in the liberal news media, that bitch and complain about a president who is trying his best to bring Anerica back to being a proud country that cares about its’ citizens. These are your typical mindless drug abusing hypocritical liberal democrats that cry and complain about our so called morality and political correctness .
    These drug abusing scumbag celebrities, Hollywood and New York mogels, and high paided tech
    workers like in silicone valley and wall street should be hammered when they use illegal drugs.
    They should be convicted, heavily fined, locked up, have their personal possesions confiscated, lose their licenses, and not be allowed to leave their home states.
    Problem is. There are too many liberal democrat appointed judges that let them get away with it.
    If they cry that their is no room in our prisons, pay another country like Mexico to incarcerate them in their prisons. That includes not only these drug abusers but also not only the illegals from mexico and central america, but all of the illegals we have in our prisons no matter where they’re from.
    And if the mexican government pulls some shit and let’s them go reimpose the tariffs and make mexico off limits for tourists from the United States.
    It wouldn’t be that hard to bulldoze some of those towns on the Mexican side of the border and build prisons like the 18,000 acre farm prison Angola where the inmates grow their own food.
    Make part of the border wall one of the 40 foot high windowless walls that are the prison. You can even make gretta happy by putting solar panels on them.
    You can probably make the entire border wall 10 miles long, and the prison a couple miles deep.
    You can also house asylum seekers with their children there so they aren’t seperated.
    How mexico treats their prisoners is not our problem.

  24. Many great comments on this article! Would love to see this article in Huff-n-Puff and see what their anti-American readers would comment!

  25. The best way to stop the drug cartels is to have a mass invasion into Mexico, and take the whole country.
    Let’s send thousands of troops to Mexico, and then we can claim Mexico as our own country.
    It will stop 100% of the shit we are putting up with.

  26. Anyone that has been to Mexico knows, the drug cartel, is the government! This corrupt to the core government ,at all levels, is the reason these poor people live in squalor, and hopeless poverty, well everyone except the POLITICAL ELITE and they live like ROYALTY! Corrupt politicians, and a corrupt governments, ONLY BENEFIT THE CROOKS, and NEVER THE PEOPLE! Mexico, and all of Central, and South America, CHOSE the RULE OF MEN THAT ARE ABOVE THE LAW TO RULE, AND THIS IS WHAT THEY GOT! WE WILL ALL BE MAKING THIS VERY CHOICE, ON NOVEMBER 8TH, 2020! VOTE FOR THE RULE OF LAW, even immigration laws, NOT THE RULE OF MEN,THAT ARE ABOVE THE LAW! We need more law abiding immigrants, not more criminals, that broke OUR LAWS the day they entered illegally, and cut the line in front of immigrants obeying OUR LAWS! How is that FAIR TO IMMIGRANTS? INVESTIGATE THE BIDEN’S, AND EPSTEIN’S MURDER! VOTE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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