Which organizations kill more Americans: Islamic terrorist groups or Mexican drug cartels? Obviously, it’s the cartels — by far.
They’re thought to be responsible for 90 percent of the heroin, coc aine, methamphetamines and fentanyl smuggled into America. About 70,000 of
our fellow citizens die from drug overdoses each year — more than died in the entire
The cartels are largely in control of human trafficking, which is transforming the demographics of our nation and costing a vast fortune in public and
private resources. Many Americans are victimized by illegal aliens who break additional laws after arriving here.
Compared to the cartels and the harm they cause us, the jihadis seem almost friendly. Yet where do we find our armed forces engaging in combat?
Afghanistan, the Middle East and Africa. Don’t get me wrong; I think jihadis are a very serious threat and should be killed whenever and wherever
But maybe it’s time to consider direct action against the Mexican cartels, too. Mexico’s government is unable or unwilling to effectively fight
them, so we’re justified in taking our own action to alleviate the problem.
A good start would be to identify their leadership at all levels (probably already done by the DEA) and start killing or capturing them, preferably
the former. Something like Task Force 121 would be ideal, using the same tactics employed against "high-value targets" (HVT) in Iraq. The USAF, AH-64
Apache helicopters and Reaper and Predator drones could support the special ops task force and take out HVTs when possible.
The Mexican military and police would be warned not to interfere and would not be tipped off about upcoming actions. If they interfere they’ll be
destroyed, by conventional ground units if necessary.
All cross-border traffic between Mexico and the USA, both legal and illegal, would be prohibited until the cartel threat is drastically reduced. U.S.
ground forces — authorized to use lethal force — would be deployed along the border to deter all would-be crossers and asylum seekers. Land mines
would be planted along the border. Warning signs in Spanish, PA systems repeatedly warning about the mines and a publicity campaign about them in
Mesoamerica would hopefully persuade people not to attempt a crossing.
All suspected cartel members in the USA and Mexico would be incarcerated and their money and property seized. Mexican banks would be forced to open
their books to U.S. forensic accountants, who would ID cartel money for seizure.
While we’re at it, we might want to take out MS-13 and give El Salvador a chance at normalcy. We would have to round up the ~10,000 MS-13 gang
members in America, and the roughly 50,000 worldwide members.
I’m not sure how to treat captured cartel and MS-13 members. Should they be considered enemy combatants and held without trial as long as they’re
deemed threats, or tried by U.S. military tribunals? The best thing would be to kill them in combat; they’re evil creatures who prey on others and
commit the most gruesome crimes imaginable.
The world and U.S. liberals would consider such actions crimes against humanity, but we would enjoy a substantial decrease in overdose deaths and
human trafficking, and Mexico might have a chance to reform its utterly corrupt society.
edit on 22-6-2019 by Scapegrace because:
edit on 22-6-2019 by Scapegrace because: Typo