Trump to designate Mexican drug cartels as "Terrorist organizations"
2019-11-27 at 7:07 PM UTC
President Donald Trump says he plans to designate Mexican drug cartels as terrorists over their role in drug and human trafficking.
He pledged to take action in an interview with conservative media personality Bill O'Reilly that aired on Tuesday.
The move would allow Washington to intervene south of the border to combat the cartels.
'They will be designated … I have been working on that for the last 90 days. You know, designation is not that easy, you have to go through a process, and we are well into that process,' Trump said.
President @realDonaldTrump tells me he is 90 days into the process of designating Mexican drug cartels as Foreign Terrorist Organizations - which would give US forces more leverage in taking them out.
The announcement came after a formal petition to declare cartels as terrorists was posted on the White House's website.
Trump added: 'At some point something has to be done. We're losing a hundred thousand people a year to what's happening and what's coming through from Mexico. And [the Cartels] have unlimited money because it's drug money and human trafficking money''
Mexico's foreign minister Marcelo Ebrard had previously said on Monday that he did not expect the United States to make such a move.
'I don't think the United States will pursue this path because we're working together, and I don't think they would want to open up the possibility of Mexico invoking the same legal principles,' Ebrard told reporters.
Mexican media reported that the White House petition was linked to the massacre earlier this month of three mothers and six children of dual U.S.-Mexican nationality in an ambush by suspected cartel gunmen in northern Mexico.
Ebrard said that in the event drug gangs were designated as terrorists it could, under U.S. law, enable the United States to act directly against the threat if it so chose.
Might be hard to implement this, because at present, the democrats coddle mexicans and it's only politically correct to classify Muslims and white males as terrorists.
2019-11-27 at 7:08 PM UTCthem cartels be wild'n & shit
2019-11-27 at 7:14 PM UTCwhat a dangerously stupid precedent to set while ignoring the threats domestically. Just tryna cause more brown fear, makes sense he announced it on bill o fucking Reilly's PODCAST.
I wonder if they were grabbing each other by the pussy
2019-11-27 at 7:15 PM UTCMexican cartels are freedom fighters
2019-11-27 at 7:19 PM UTC
2019-11-27 at 7:25 PM UTClmao -- what a retard.
2019-12-02 at 6:59 PM UTCLet's be honest, they are terrorists, they've thrown grenades into crowded places with mostly civilians, targeted civilians exclusively in some cases, all to cause fear and terror, etc.
In the "war on terror" we've killed a shitload of civilians in mid east countries. Why can't we do the same with mexico? Why are beaners more important than middle eastern people if the beaners are also harboring terrorists and not only that, allowing other terrorists into our country?
2019-12-02 at 7:45 PM UTCI think all these countries need to fix up their own fucking space.. Are they so fucking stupid, that they can't rough in a toilet, and flavor some drinking water?? I'm JS, WTF??