Skip to comments.Mexico Warns Trump Not to Attack Drug Cartels [semi-satire]
Posted on 11/30/2019 9:00:17 PM PST by John Semmens
Mexico's President Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador warned President Trump against taking military action against the vicious drug and human smuggling cartels that control the Mexican side of the United States' southern border. "These cartels reside on our sovereign soil," he pointed out. "Therefore, it is our prerogative to decide what to do about them."
"The situation is more complicated than Mr. Trump's simplistic observation that the cartels murder people," Lopez said. "Generally, murder is a bad thing. On the other hand, these cartels bring a lot of US dollars into our country and that is a good thing. Trying to prevent the murders would be expensive and probably futile. Disrupting the positive cash flow could be devastating to our fragile economy."
"We can never tolerate the presence of US troops inside our country, but we might be willing to allow President Trump to provide weapons and ammunition for our troops to fight the cartels if he will also agree to replace the lost cash flow with US dollars should we attain victory in this fight," Lopez suggested.
Trump discounted the Mexican President's suggestion, calling it "weak. I doubt his troops can be counted on for much. If the President is willing to tolerate the slaughter of men, women, and children because it might bring more cash in from America I don't see him as a reliable partner in an effort to combat these terrorists. Any weapons we give them would probably end up in the hands of the cartels. Any money we give them would probably be stolen or embezzled. I think our best course will be to finish building the wall and to make sure it is manned by law enforcement and military personnel sufficient to deter or defeat any incursions by cartel thugs."
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This threat should be enough to cut off the billions & billions of un-taxed invader dollars leaving our economy and flowing across the border to keep the mexicrap economy somewhat afloat...
What are you going to do about it?
If Mexico cant deal with the drug cartels, what could they possibly do about the most powerful army in the world?
Well written, as usual. :)
A U.S. drone-strike would be claimed by the Mexican President.
How about: A U.S. drone strike could claim the Mexican President.
If the terror ID does occur, and the US turns to military operations against the cartels...there may be anger by the Mexican political establishment.
However, if you go into a Mexican neighborhood of middle-class people....the bulk (maybe 90-percent) will tell you that the cartels are pure-evil, and that the Mexican military and political establishment are the failures. Then the same middle-class people will suggest that they’ve got no problem in the US sending drone attacks onto the cartel....taking them prisoner....and seizing their profits.
In fact, I’d suggest that this should have been the tactic used in the 1980s under the Reagan administration.
Yeah. I guess murder is complicated.(s.)
Trump’s right, build the wall. It’s hard to believe that the Mexican citizenry is willing to tolerate living in a country where drug smugglers and human traffickers can operate because the president of the country believes that a stable more investment worthy country will produce less economic value, but this guy has high approval ratings.
We have lots of sane people here who have fled the conditions over there. Lots of military families. I wonder what they think of this? Effectively having Tortuga on our border opens up all kinds of opportunities for our foes, China for example.
A mine field on the Mehican side doesn’t seem that far fetched. Especially after an air strike and raid on some cartel location. Which is basically the whole damn country of Mehico.
If you don’t go away, I shall taunt you a seeded time.
Fast forward to 21st century Mexico and the USA!
One wonders how much the cartels slip to Obrador?
You’re not a satirist...you’re a mind reader.
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