Skip to comments.Mexico warns will not allow US military operations against cartels
Posted on 11/29/2019 10:02:01 AM PST by E. Pluribus Unum
Mexico's President Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador warned Friday he would not allow the US to conduct cross-border armed operations, after Donald Trump vowed to designate Mexican drug cartels as terrorist groups.
The US president has been talking tough on the powerful drug cartels since one was allegedly responsible for the massacre of nine women and children from a US-Mexican Mormon community in northern Mexico on November 4.
Trump tweeted after the killings that the US was ready to help Mexico "wage war on the drug cartels," and he followed up this week by vowing to add Mexican cartels to the US blacklist of Foreign Terrorist Organizations.
That insulted national pride in Mexico, which resents a long history of armed interventions by its giant northern neighbor, and where Trump's comments have been taken as a threat of armed cross-border operations.
"Armed foreigners cannot intervene in our territory. We will not allow that," Lopez Obrador said.
He was quick to add that he considered any such operations unlikely, saying there was "great cooperation" between the neighbors and that Trump had always treated him "respectfully."
"In the unlikely case that a decision is taken that we consider affects our sovereignty, then we will act within the framework of international law, but I see it as unlikely," said the leftist leader, who took office one year ago.
US Attorney General William Barr will visit Mexico City next week for talks, said Mexican Foreign Minister Marcelo Ebrard.
Lopez Obrador, for his part, is due to meet Monday with family members of the slain Mormons.
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We are brilliant since that was my first thought too. Allow? LOL! We should take that under advisement right?
cut off Mexico’s welfare checks, yesterday
What are they going to do fight the USA harder than the cartels? Not very smart.
Neither did Baghdad Bob allow it.
When did we say we thought we needed their permission?
BINGO!!! You nailed it!!!! It’s all about the $$$$$$$!! Trump also needs to crack down on pregnant cartel women from Mexico crossing over and having babies delivered in our hospitals!! Instant citizenship!!!
That Hispanic Pride may come with a high price
They are harboring and protecting terrorist organizations? Guess what? Now WE don’t need no steekin’ badges.
Proof that Mexico IS a Narco-State, time to declare war on them and clean it up, we cannot afford to have this on our doorstep, and while we are at it we can bring home the troops we have scattered in every 3rd World Hell hole to help protect the homeland instead...
Just build the wall. “Comprehensive’ is for wordsmiths.
Teachable moment. Who would want foreigners? Proof they can’t fix their own problems. Saving face. U get it.
Fascinating response considering all the mayhem they’re already allowing within the borders of their failed narco-state
If the President Of Mexico isnt asking for help by now, then hes in with the cartels.
Mexico is a state sponsor of terrorism. Not *slamic terrorism, but terrorism.
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