War Trump says U.S. will designate Mexican drug cartels as terrorists - Time for Mexico to get liberated

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WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. President Donald Trump said in an interview aired on Tuesday that he will designate Mexican drug cartels as terrorists over their role in drug and human trafficking.

“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 in an interview with conservative media personality Bill O’Reilly that aired on Tuesday.

Once a group is designated as a terrorist organization, under U.S. law it is illegal for people in the United States to knowingly offer support and its members cannot enter the country and may be deported. Financial institutions that become aware they have funds connected to the group must block the money and alert the U.S. Treasury Department.

Mexico’s government did not immediately respond to requests for comment.

Mexico’s foreign minister, Marcelo Ebrard, said on Monday he did not expect the United States to make such a move.

Earlier this month, Trump, in a tweet, offered to help Mexico “wage WAR on the drug cartels and wipe them off the face of the earth.”

The proposal came after nine Americans were killed in an ambush in northern Mexico.

Mexican authorities said they may have been victims of mistaken identity amid confrontations among drug gangs in the area.

But the LeBaron extended family, members of a breakaway Mormon community that settled in northern Mexico decades ago, has often been in conflict with drug traffickers in Chihuahua and victims’ relatives said the killers must have known who they were targeting.


This will open up a whole can of worms though. If they are designated terrorist groups, does the defense authorization of 2001 apply to them? Beyond that though there is the more immediate issue that anyone doing business with the Cartels will be engaging in material support of terrorism. This is one of the few ways in which the flat ban on the CIA and NSA have towards directly targeting US citizens can be circumvented. US citizens involved with the Cartels who enter Mexico could also be targeted by the military.

Let's hope trump thinks this through....fully...uh oh

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Wait, he hasn't already? The media and checkmarks already flipped their shit when he called MS-13 animals.
Imagine seeing your mafia cousins like the russians and yakuza and how they hide their beutiful tattooes and then deciding:
Yep, im gonna announce to the world that not only im an exceptional individual with not enought money to get decent ink, im also a drug dealer


Imagine seeing your mafia cousins like the russians and yakuza and how they hide their beutiful tattooes and then deciding:
Yep, im gonna announce to the world that not only im an exceptional individual with not enought money to get decent ink, im also a drug dealer
I think the difference is that the Mafia, Russian Mafia, Triads, and Yakuza have a long history and certain traditions. They understand the importance of subtly and respectability. You don't become a centuries old organisation by acting like idiots. The cartels, on the other hand, are young and the only educated people involved are near the top. The foot soldiers are uneducated, poor, and angry. Given their first taste of power, they go crazy on it. Fear is the only thing they think works, so they maximise it, only thinking in the short term.

Anyway, here's hoping for a very kino war, everyone. If you live in the Southern US, good luck.

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Reuters: one of the few news sources out there that genuinely writes articles without too much bias.

Objectively, I don't see anything wrong with this. Those drug cartels are trigger-happy, psychopathic organizations that will stop at nothing to smuggle drugs in and out of the country just to increase their bottom line. Literally some Central American cities are run by corrupt, drug kingpins that terrorize innocents.

You know it's bad when certain areas are no-go lands for tourists because of the high crime rate. Mexico would be better off without them.

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