Mexican Drug Cartels: “Join Us or Die”

Since it’s inception (a dream within a dream within a dream), TTAG has been arguing that the Mexican drug violence is a direct threat to the safety and sanctity of the United States of America. The current euphemism for the mounting drug-related violence on the Yankee side of the border: “spillover.” Make no mistake about it: the Mexican drug cartels are fully-fledged terrorist organizations. Check this from laht.com: “The hijacking of a bus in San Fernando, a city in the northeastern Mexican state of Tamaulipas, was staged to recruit gunmen for a drug gang, the Reforma newspaper reported, citing accounts from eyewitnesses.” Guess what happened to the “recruits”—and women—who didn’t join up . . .

Los Zetas, considered Mexico’s most violent drug cartel, is suspected of murdering 72 migrants last August at a ranch outside San Fernando after they refused to join the organization as hired guns.

The bodies of the 58 men and 14 women were discovered on Aug. 24 by marines after a shootout with gunmen that left a marine and three criminals dead.

The massacre victims came from Ecuador, Guatemala, El Salvador, Honduras, Nicaragua, Brazil and India, but the majority were Hondurans.

Several mass graves containing another 72 bodies were found last week in La Joya, a rural community outside San Fernando, near where the bodies were discovered last summer.

According to the nzherald.co.nz, the U.S. consulate has warned Americans to stay the hell out of the Mexican state of Tamaulipas, where the Zetas drug cartel has effectively taken control.

You know that “war on drugs” every president since and including Richard Nixon has supposedly fought? It’s time to start that action for real.

If we need to legalize drugs, do it. Deploy the Army to our southern border? Do it. Hello? Isn’t defending our borders one of the President’s constitutional duties? You know; as opposed to committing U.S. troops to Libya without Congressional approval.

As for the ATF enabling weapons to flow to the cartels, that strikes me as the worst “plan” I’ve heard since Waco. Who’s idea was that? Get rid of anyone who had anything to do with Project Gunrunner and Operation Fast and Furious and throw some serious firepower at the drug cartels—not to them. Just sayin’.

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  1. avatar Ike says:

    I hear a chorus of “Amen, Brother!”

  2. avatar Ralph says:

    Around these-here parts, we fill our landfills with garbage, not people. The USA needs peace and prosperity in Mexico. Otherwise, we’ll have the entire population of that screwed-up nation swimming across the Rio Grande for the relative safety of Texas and Arizona.

    1. Ralph,

      Most of the Rio Grande is less than 18 inches deep these days and you hardly get your feet wet crossing. I’m thinking more along the lines of a 20 foot tall inner and outer fence with mines in between (think Korea), but then I’m just a redneck from Texas.

  3. avatar Federale says:

    It appears they are getting desparate in their recruiting methods. Apparently the money is not enough to attract talent. Perhaps the Mexican government policy of killing as many cartel members as possible is working.

    1. avatar Aaron says:

      O Plato O Plomo – “Silver or Lead” as they say down there…

  4. avatar Sean says:

    Legalize the damn drugs. Solves the problem overnight. And the thousands of drug related murders here in the US. Saves tens or hundreds of billions of tax dollars spent on the pointless drug enforcement and prison systems. And offers a huge new source of tax revenue to pay off the enormous debt that the federal and state governments have.

    1. avatar BC; MT says:

      Can’t agree more. Glad to see this opinion on this forum. It is the truly libertarian answer after all?

    2. avatar John Fritz says:

      No matter what damage results from drug legalization, it will be but a small percentage of the carnage and destruction the war on drugs has created over the last thirty-some years.

    3. If the Government could show me stats proving the war on drugs is making an impact I would understand it. However, it is working about as good as prohibition. Criminals are bank rolling their war on our dime. I believe the stats are 60-70% of Mexican Drug profits are from Marijuana. If a business losses that percent of profit overnight, what happens? They go under.

  5. avatar rosignol says:

    Los Zetas, considered Mexico’s most violent drug cartel, is suspected of murdering 72 migrants last August at a ranch outside San Fernando after they refused to join the organization as hired guns.

    —-

    Those were some brave and decent people.

  6. President Obama said he launched US military action in Libya to protect the universal human rights of the Libyan people against the forces of dictator Muammar Qaddafi, who has vowed to crush rebels…… Robert, I guess “universal human rights” does not apply to criminals killing innocent people? Is there any oil in Mexico?

  7. Also, he with the guns makes the rules. Unfortunately in Mexico only the criminals are able to acquire firearms.

  8. avatar A Critic says:

    throw some serious firepower at the drug cartels—not to them. Just sayin’.

    Examine the overlap between the drug cartels and the federal government and you’ll see why that is not going to happen.

    You know that “war on drugs” every president since and including Richard Nixon has supposedly fought? It’s time to start that action for real.

    It is being fought for real, but to understand, it must be called by a more accurate name, one that won’t roll of the tongue. Perhaps “War on Drugs that are sold by our competitors”?

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