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originally posted by: Flavian
It does kind of make sense but hasn't the Mexican President previously refused US troops in Mexico to fight the cartels? In which case, any US incursion would be deemed as an act of war. Legitimitaely speaking, if Mexico then shot dead US troops, what then?
so seems like mexico city is on board even if the president is skeptical of helping trump on this one
Mexico City announced efforts to have a “meeting” with U.S. officials after President Donald Trump’s recent announcement to designate some cartels as Foreign Terrorist Organizations (FTOs). In a prepared statement issued by Mexico’s Foreign Relations Ministry, officials reached out to their U.S. counterparts to explore the consequences that terrorist designations would entail. “In lieu of the good relations that exist between both countries, the Government of Mexico will seek to have a high-level meeting as soon as possible to present Mexico’s position and to learn the viewpoints of the authorities from the U.S.” The call for a meeting followed moments after President Trump said during an interview with Bill O’Reilly that he had been working for the last “90 days” on designations. Mexico’s Foreign Relations Ministry said they seek a dialogue about ways to reduce the southern flow of weapons and money, while cutting northbound the traffic of drugs and chemicals. The latest statement stands in stark contrast with remarks given by President Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador, where he preempted the matter Monday by saying Mexico would reject terrorist designations given by foreign nations.
originally posted by: RalagaNarHallas
a reply to: Grimpachi
thing we need to do differently then what we have done with the islamic terrorists is instead of going after the leaders we should focus on the Lt's and the middle level underlings to take out their ability to bounce back and so we dont just keep playing wack a mole with whos the new leader if that makes sense?
originally posted by: Ahabstar
a reply to: Gryphon66
Letter of Marque makes you a privateer, not a pirate nor a vigilante. Modern fully automatic weapons, makes you eligible to be an effective privateer versus the shotguns and flintlocks some would begrudgingly allow.
A full fleet of boats with deck mounted cannon would cut down on the narcosub traffic sneaking in as well.