Trump says US to designate Mexican drug cartels as terrorists

Trump says US to designate Mexican drug cartels as terrorists

President Trump said that US will designate Mexican drug cartels as terrorist groups, citing their role in narco and human trafficking, and refused to rule out military action. The statement prompted Mexico’s foreign ministry to ask for an urgent meeting with the US State Department. Trump had said earlier that he would ’wage WAR on the drug cartels’ after an attack on US citizens in Mexico.

Tom A
Tom A
Thomas 6 months

God damn, will we have to create a new fucking label that means the same damn thing, but for money instead of politics just to get your support for going after the cartels? This has been needed for too long. Fuck Mexico if they continue to do nothing, fail, or not allow us to step in as necessary (within reason) as cooperatives. Trump did the right thing this time too

Avi Khait
Avi Khait 6 months

There are differences between criminal gangs (looking for financial gain) and terrorist orgs (using violence for political gain).

Got Truth
Got Truth 6 months

It is very telling when the Mexican government is defending drug cartels from a terrorist designation. Time to declare war against the Cartels, seriously. Do the Mexican civilians a favour.

Leo Miggel
Leo Miggel 6 months

I think people are missing the point on this. Labeling the cartels as terrorists gives the government the ability to act with the same jurisdiction as with true terrorists, that way they don't have to appeal to different laws and simplifies things.

Herbie Goes Bananas
Herbie Goes Bananas 6 months

Who the fuck cares what motivates them when the result is the same?

Dust Phoxner
Dust Phoxner 6 months

We don't need mexico mexico needs us if they want to protect the cartels they will be the only ones hurt.

IIZard 6 months

Fuck them up, militias that destroy the state of freedom may be assaulted by the federal government.

porcus 6 months

Great. Drug war was always stupid. This is at least a step up.

Gucci Swag B
Gucci Swag B 6 months

I don’t care what we call them as long as we blow them into little pieces it’s all good...

Seekster 6 months

Technically the cartels aren't terrorists because they do not have a political or religious agenda (it's all about money) but they are about as bad. There is no need to invent a new term for them, just use the appropriate term: criminals.

atlas shrugged
atlas shrugged 6 months

But where will we be able to get cheap fentanyl then?!

VanityCulture_ 6 months

that's a bold move cotton!

Chris Cahill
Chris Cahill 6 months

About fucking time. Now end the war on drugs watch them eat each other then go take out the last one standing

David Giarratana
David Giarratana 6 months

Terroristic tactics can be used by organized criminals. They're not terrorists, they're motivated by money. As long as they get it, they don't care who's in "power" or what their policies are.

Little Scar
Little Scar 6 months

Just declare war on Mexico. This is a war that could be won with one *boom*

Small town conspiracy 1776
Small town conspiracy 1776 6 months

How about instead of labeling them terrorist we just end the terrorist organization that promotes the “war on drugs” which in reality is nothing more than a war on people seeing that if you allowed adults to put what they want into their own bodies making all drugs legal would do away with the black market value of drug sales... What do I know though I’m just a blue collard patriot that believes in individual liberties 🤷‍♂️

Midgetelf 6 months

Good. Most of them do horrific crimes in broad daylight, for the sake of subduing people so they can keep doing as they do. Not really terrorism, but it can be twisted to make the definition stick. Does this mean we can officially blow them up?

Jdf88 Jdf88
Jdf88 Jdf88 6 months

pretty sure they are considerably further from that. Ide say occupying army but they live there i think.

Barry 6 months

the US government has been a drug dealer too. is it a terrorist?

Brian 6 months

Does this mean Trump will label CIA's bread and butter terrorists?

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