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Some Republicans in Congress are ratcheting up efforts to designate Mexican drug cartels as terrorist groups, making it easier for the U.S. to seize bank accounts and impose stiffer penalties on the gun runners who supply the groups with weapons.
Mexican drug cartels have been blamed for more than 36,000 deaths in Mexico in the past five years. Their methods are brutal and include beheadings, torture and mass killings.
Cartels such as Los Zetas and Sinaloa use terror to ensure their business – drugs and money – move freely throughout Mexico and across the U.S. border, said Steve McCr
Originally posted by onequestion
lets rationalize people. lets not be ridiculous.
on one hand you guys want the government to intervene, and now when they do, they are crazy and taking your rights!
get real, this is a move in a good direction this is what we want. although labeling them terrorist could be negotiable, the fact that they need to be dealt with as swiftly is not.
The US Congress has introduced a resolution that would give the US president wide latitude of powers to wage war on other countries as part of the "war on terror."
The proposed legislation clearly states that "the president has the authority to use all necessary and appropriate force during the current armed conflict with al Qaeda, the Taliban, and associated forces pursuant to the authorization for use of military force."
a person, usually a member of a group, who uses or advocates terrorism.
a person who terrorizes or frightens others.