According to Breitbart News, US representatives Chip Roy of Texas and Dr. Mark Green of TN want to classify brutal, Mexican drug cartels as terrorists. They declared this in a letter to Secretary of State, Mike Pompeo.
In the letter they state, “Numerous drug cartels employ terroristic tactics that clearly fit this definition, such as the Reynosa/Los Metros faction of the Gulf Cartel, the Cartel Del Noreste faction of Los Zetas, the Jalisco New Generation Cartel, offshoot of the Sinaloa Cartel. These groups use terror to intimidate and to advance their agenda. They threaten the stability of governments across the globe. Even the United Nation’s Security Council has recognized the clear link between drug trafficking and terrorism.” Thus, it seems logical to consider them terror groups.
Many of the cartels like ISIS behead their victims. They are ruthless and cause terror, which is the very definition of terrorism. Dr Green says himself in the letter, “These cartels have utilized barbaric tactics including those adopted by ISIS and al Qaeda – murdering and torturing innocents, destabilizing countries, and assassinating members of law enforcement.”
In addition to their barbaric ways, they are responsible for bringing dangerous drugs into the country. One clear example is Fentanyl, which comes into the country via our southern border. These drugs have killed many Americans and are continuing to do so. Hopefully the words of these congressmen will be heeded. It’s time to get serious about the threat of dangerous gangs and drug cartels on the Southern border.
The Gulf Cartel makes money, both from the drugs, as well as illegal immigration itself. These are evil groups who have come through the southern border. Its time to put an end to this.
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