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Support building for Republican resolution to authorize military force against Mexican drug cartels, eviscerate those behind the fentanyl crisis


By: JOSEPH MACKINNON | January 21, 2023

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Republican congressmen introduced a resolution earlier this month to authorize American military action against the terroristic drug cartels that have overwhelmed Mexican government forces and trafficked the number one killer of adults 18-45 into the United States. That resolution is fast gaining support in the House.

Reps. Mike Waltz (R-Fla.) and Rep. Dan Crenshaw (R-Texas) introduced a resolution on Jan. 12 to “authorize the use of United States Armed Forces against those responsible for trafficking fentanyl or a fentanyl-related substance into the United States or carrying out other related activities that cause regional destabilization in the Western Hemisphere.”

Unmitigated crisis

TheBlaze previously reported that fentanyl is the leading killer of adults ages 18-45. 10% of the significant drop in life expectancy recently noted in the U.S. has been attributed to the corresponding spike in opioid overdoses, which exceeded 80,000 in 2021. Rep. David Trone (D-Md.) said in September that “It’s equivalent to one 737 (jet) every day going down, no survivors. It’s a mind-boggling number of deaths.”

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According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, from 2019 to 2020, opioid-involved death rates increased by 38% and synthetic opioid-involved death rates went up by 56%. The Congressional Joint Economic Committee concluded last year that the financial damage of the opioid crisis, after adjusting for inflation, carried a cost to the U.S. economy in 2020 of approximately $1.47 trillion, representing a $487 billion increase over 2019 and a 37% increase from 2017.

Waltz said in a statement, “It’s time to go on offense.”

“Not only are these paramilitary transnational criminal organizations responsible for killing an unprecedented number of Americans, but they are actively undermining our sovereignty by destabilizing our border and waging war against U.S. law enforcement and the Mexican military,” added the Florida Republican.

Crenshaw claimed that the cartels are at war with the U.S., “poisoning more than 80,000 Americans with fentanyl every year, creating a crisis at our border, and turning Mexico into a failed narco-state.”

“It’s time we directly target them,” said Crenshaw. “We cannot allow heavily armed and deadly cartels to destabilize Mexico and import people and drugs into the United States. We must start treating them like ISIS – because that is who they are.”

The “Authorization for Use of Military Force Cartel Influence Resolution” would enable the president to lay waste to the cartels. According to the legislation, the criminal groups fit for annihilation include the: Sinaloa cartel; Jalisco New Generation cartel; Gulf cartel; Los Zetas cartel; Northeast cartel; Juarez cartel; Tijuana cartel; Beltran-Levya cartel; and La Familia Michoacana or Knight Templar cartel.

Yuma County Supervisor Jonathan Lines told Fox News earlier this week that some of these Mexican cartels effectively control vast stretches of the U.S. southern border.

“Unless this situation changes and we take back control from the cartels, for the trafficking coming across our border, it will only get worse,” said Lines.

The cartels whose drugs have killed hundreds of thousands of Americans are getting increasingly brazen, especially as the efforts by Mexican military and police force repeatedly prove wanting, despite receiving billions of dollars in assistance from the U.S. since 2006.

The Council on Foreign Relations noted in a report last year that Mexico has seen over 360,000 murders since 2006, when the government declared war on the cartels.

At least 10 Mexican military personnel and one Culiacan policeman were slain earlier this month after authorities arrested the son of Sinaloa drug cartel leader Joaquin “El Chapo” Guzman.

Parts of the country were transformed into warzones.

Waltz told Fox’s “Sunday Morning Futures” earlier this month, “They are defeating the Mexican army. These are paramilitary entities with billions and billions at their disposal.”

Extra to dealing in death and violence, the cartels have also exacerbated the crisis at the border. Arizona Republic reported in December that cartels “have increased their involvement in migrant smuggling over the past decade, transforming the operation into a multibillion-dollar enterprise.”

They have played a significant role in violating American sovereignty by helping to smuggle illegal aliens into the U.S. U.S. Customs and Border Protection indicated that so far, this fiscal year, over 717,660 illegal aliens have stolen across the border. 2.37 million were encountered crossing the border last year, and another 1.7 million were reported crossing the year before.

Recognizing the need to put these cartels in the ground, Reps. Jake Ellzey (R-Texas) and Beth Van Duyne (R-Texas) signed on to cosponsor the legislation on Jan. 17. Just the News reported that Rep. Jim Banks (R-Ind.) will similarly cosponsor the resolution. To go into effect, the resolution must be passed by both the House and the Senate and then signed by the president.

It is unclear what impact this war measure will have on China, America’s preeminent adversary, which is reportedly involved with the cartels’ manufacture of fentanyl. According to Craig Singleton, senior fellow at the nonpartisan Foundation for Defense of Democracies, “since approximately 2013, China has been the principal source of the fentanyl flooding America’s illicit drug market.” The Republican Study Committee in the previous Congress indicated that “a significant portion of China’s fentanyl manufacturing … moved to Mexico where cartels set up their own operations to produce fentanyl using precursor chemicals from China.”

Bombshell! Fast and Furious Gun Used by Muslim Terrorist in Paris Attack!


waving flagBy Tim Brown July 5, 2016

There is no doubt that many will question the use of the term “complicit” in this article. However, following the attacks by Islamic jihadists in Paris last November, it is now being reported that one of the weapons that was used in those attacks was purchased at a Phoenix, Arizona gun store, which involved in the Obama administration’s illegal and unlawful Fast and Furious gunrunning operation.

Judicial Watch reports:

A Report of Investigation (ROI) filed by a case agent in the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco Firearms and Explosives (ATF) tracked the gun used in the Paris attacks to a Phoenix gun owner who sold it illegally, “off book,” Judicial Watch’s law enforcement sources confirm. Federal agents tracing the firearm also found the Phoenix gun owner to be in possession of an unregistered fully automatic weapon, according to law enforcement officials with firsthand knowledge of the investigation.

The investigative follow up of the Paris weapon consisted of tracking a paper trail using a 4473 form, which documents a gun’s ownership history by, among other things, using serial numbers. The Phoenix gun owner that the weapon was traced back to was found to have at least two federal firearms violations—for selling one weapon illegally and possessing an unregistered automatic—but no enforcement or prosecutorial action was taken against the individual. Instead, ATF leaders went out of their way to keep the information under the radar and ensure that the gun owner’s identity was “kept quiet,” according to law enforcement sources involved with the case. “Agents were told, in the process of taking the fully auto, not to anger the seller to prevent him from going public,” a veteran law enforcement official told Judicial Watch.

It’s not clear if the agency, which is responsible for cracking down on the illegal use and trafficking of firearms, did this because the individual was involved in the Fast and Furious gun-running scheme. An ATF spokesman, Corey Ray, at the agency’s Washington D.C. headquarters told Judicial Watch that “no firearms used in the Paris attacks have been traced” by the agency. When asked about the ROI report linking the weapon used in Paris to Phoenix, Ray said “I’m not familiar with the report you’re referencing.” Judicial Watch also tried contacting the Phoenix ATF office, but multiple calls were not returned.

fast-and-furiousWhile the claim is that these weapons were sold illegally and there is no doubt this gun dealer will be in big trouble over this incident, what about the Obama administration? What about Eric Holder? What about the unconstitutional Alcohol, Tobacco and Firearms agency? Where is there any accountability for their gun running scheme that put guns in the hands of Mexican drug cartels? I don’t even see articles of impeachment over this fiasco.

It was reported that another weapon which was used at the Garland, Texas “Draw the Prophet Mohammed” event was also purchased at a Phoenix gun store that was associated with Fast and Furious.

If that were not enough, what about the hundreds of Mexicans that have been killed, including a Mexican beauty queen? What about some justice for Brian Terry or Jaime Zapata? How about this murdered police chief? What about these three crime scenes, or the attempted assassination of this police chief?

The same cartels that Eric Holder, Barack Obama and our ATF armed are the same ones that engage in the kind of violence that can only be paralleled to Islamic jihadists. These are the same monsters that mercilessly pursued, attempted to murder and finally did murder brave Ticquicheo mayor Maria Santos Gorrostieta because she was exposing them.

While I do not agree with George W. Bush’ Wide Receiver, there are huge differences between what his administration did and what the Obama administration did, and there are countless bodies to show for it.

For those Republicans who have led the investigation into Fast and Furious for years now, when are you going to act on the information already in your possession and bring the real criminals to justice?AMEN

Reposted with Permission from Freedom Outpost.

ABOUT THE AUTHOR: Tim Brown

Tim BrownTim Brown is an author and Editor at FreedomOutpost.com, SonsOfLibertyMedia.com, GunsInTheNews.com and TheWashingtonStandard.com. He is husband to his “more precious than rubies” wife, father of 10 “mighty arrows”, jack of all trades, Christian and lover of liberty. He resides in the U.S. occupied Great State of South Carolina. Tim is also an affiliate for the Joshua Mark 5 AR/AK hybrid semi-automatic rifle.

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Former CIA Officer: ‘A Lot of Communication’ Between ISIS, Mexican Cartels


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http://www.breitbart.com/Breitbart-TV/2014/08/21/Former-CIA-Officer-A-Lot-of-Communication-Between-ISIS-and-Mexican-Cartels

Former CIA Officer: ‘A Lot of Communication’ Between ISIS and Mexican Cartels

Former CIA Officer: ‘A Lot of Communication’ Between ISIS and Mexican Cartels

21 Aug 2014, 8:03 AM PDT 

Mexican Drug Cartels Threaten Texas Cops: Accept Bribes or Die


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Residents of El Paso, TX have witnessed a disturbing sight which would seem to be a direct threat to local police. Two billboards on I-10 have been defaced with a hanging effigy and the words “Plata o plomo” which means “silver or lead.” It is believed to be a message from Mexican Drug cartels to local law enforcement to “accept bribes or die.”

The Obama Administration released 68,000 criminally convicted illegals back to the streets in 2013.

Let’s not forget the fact that Eric Holder and Barack Obama were both highly instrumental in arming Mexican Drug Cartels through the now infamous “Fast and Furious” debacle.

Despite obvious problems, legislators are in a rush to push the amnesty bill through, presumably before 2014 elections in a political move.

Yet, when someone even mentions the fact that we should fix our borders and enforce current laws, before thinking about immigration reform, they are labeled racist.

Take a good look at those hanging effigies in El Paso. Because south of the Border those ropes have been known to have real human beings attached to the end.

On a side note, did you know that many of the Islamic terrorists that enter our country come through our Southern border? Here is a short clip from 2010 about a growing problem with the Arizona section of that border.

PLEASE TAKE THE TIME TO SEE THIS NEWS REPORT BELOW:

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 Is this really what we want America?

Immigration cannot be a free-for-all as it has become under the Obama Administration. We don’t even have enough jobs for the people in the here and now. Letting more and more people in illegally is just inviting more and more crime as there are not enough jobs and resources to support the masses.

How can we support more people when we are failing to take care of our own?

Resist AmnestyHow can you justify amnesty and open border policies when it takes food off of your family table?

Is it worth that in hope that a few more Hispanics might vote for your establishment republicans?

The Mexican Drug cartels are a problem for sure, and there have been reports of politicians within the states helping them, but that is only the tip of the iceberg. Throw a bunch of Islamic terrorists on top of that and we have a real problem.

Secure the borders and enforce the law. Then we can talk about what changes might be needed to the Immigration Laws. It doesn’t take a rocket scientist to see that many of our problems stem from the fact that we have not been enforcing these laws as they are written.

It’s just common sense.

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