In a direct response to the recent talks about the US military taking action against the Mexican drug cartels, Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador, the country’s president, has made some serious threats to several Republican figures and the GOP as a whole.
Instead of being supportive of the action the US is taking against the cartels, Obrador warned that he’d do everything in his power to ensure the “corrupt” Republicans don’t win the upcoming election.
Mexico’s president threatens to campaign against anyone pushing for military action aimed at drug cartels
In fact, the numbers are already laid out on the table, and Mexico’s leader is simply choosing not to look at them, as it’s already a well-known fact that Mexican drug cartels made $13 billion just off of human trafficking last year, that being only a fraction of their total earnings.
NOW – Mexico is safer than the US, says the Mexican president.pic.twitter.com/A9LiQsYxA4
— Disclose.tv (@disclosetv) March 13, 2023
They may have not even been calls for action had 4 Americans not been kidnapped only for 2 of them to be found dead a couple of days later.
According to Obrador, the cartels are in no way involved in the consistent flow of fentanyl into the US, alluding to the idea that they’re not responsible for one of the biggest overdose-related death spikes in recent history.
However, instead of taking responsibility for the organized crime that can be traced directly to Mexico, Obrador went on to claim that he won’t allow any foreign intervention on his territory, even threatening that he’s willing to interfere in the upcoming elections if that would happen.
He believes these attacks would be a sign of disrespect to Mexico’s independence and sovereignty, almost as if he’s not aware of the damage that the US has sustained because of the cartels.
It doesn’t take a lot to realize he’s just another puppet for the criminal organizations actually running Mexico, and the fact he’s now attempting to mix politics in with all of this makes that clear as day.
MEXICAN PRESIDENT THREATENS AMERICAN REPUBLICANS WITH ELECTION MEDDLING IN FAVOR OF DEMOCRATS pic.twitter.com/MFnZxLiCWe
— The_Real_Fly (@The_Real_Fly) March 10, 2023
Who’s pulling the strings on Obrador’s back?
Unfortunately, Obrador’s claims can’t really erase the devastating facts that American families have to live with every day, as there’s been over 100k drug overdose deaths in 2021 alone, more than two-thirds of which could be related to fentanyl.
While the drug is mass-produced at cartel-run factories in Mexico, the chemicals necessary for production are being shipped in from China, and despite all the sanctions the US has imposed on them regarding the export of these chemicals, production has remained as steady as ever.
Because of this, fentanyl often finds its way into counterfeit pills that are molded to look like Xanax and OxyContin pills, and the import rates have increased immensely over the last year, with the DEA seizing more than 2 times the amount last year than they did in 2021.
Mexican President Obrador thanked President Biden for his open border policies.
This sums up President Biden’s border stance.
He has no intention of fixing the problem.
— Senator Ted Cruz (@SenTedCruz) March 8, 2023
The responses to the Mexican president’s threats came almost instantly, and Dan Crenshaw immediately went after his poor attempts at shielding the drug cartels, claiming that he should be campaigning against them instead.
Senator Lindsey Graham stated that he will be introducing laws that would help label these drug cartels as terrorist organizations, which would then allow the US to deal with them accordingly, even across the Mexican border.
He assured that the US will be doing everything in its power to crack down on these criminal organizations and that the security of US citizens will be protected at any cost.