(They have their own troops, armored vehicles, and numbers comparable to the Taliban. Every single year, the Mexican cartels are responsible for more American deaths than the 9-11 attack. Yet we fought and ABANDONED a twenty year war over that attack. Every day armed cartel troops cross our border to distribute poison and kill more. Meanwhile, OUR government spends its time persecuting J6 protestors and harrassing parents who complain at school board meetings. – DD)
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(The Hill) The attorneys general for 21 states sent a letter to President Biden and Secretary of State Antony Blinken on Wednesday to ask the administration to declare Mexican drug cartels as terrorist organizations.
The officials noted drug overdoses have killed more than 100,000 Americans in the past year, and almost two-thirds of them were related to synthetic opioids such as fentanyl. They cited the Drug Enforcement Administration in saying that Mexican drug cartels are importing raw materials from China, using them to produce opioids at a low cost and illegally transporting those illicit drugs into the United States.
But the Republican attorneys general said the cartels threaten U.S. national security beyond the drugs themselves, having created armed forces to protect their trade from rival cartels and the Mexican government.
“The existence of such forces just across our southwestern land border, and the Mexican government’s inability to control them, pose a threat to our…21 states call on Biden to label Mexican drug cartels terrorist organizations | The Hill