There is a great deal of agonizing handwringing over the crisis that the United States faces at our southern border. Legislators from both ends of the political spectrum talk about comprehensive political reform, increasing border patrol at the U.S./Mexico border, and granting a pathway to citizenship to DACA residents living in America.
Few dare to diagnose and declare the nature of our real problem and proffer viable solutions: that Mexico is a hostile foreign power located at our border, that we are actually at war with Mexico, and that the only solution might be air strikes, military invasion, placing the country into political receivership or, more—outright annexation.
We are at war with the forces that rule, govern and puppeteer the hands of the Mexican government: the drug cartels that are actually cartel terrorists. They have already launched a massive invasion into the United States; only few want to stamp them with the terrorist imprimatur for the sake of political expediency.
Mexico’s President, Andrés Manuel López Obrador, who is a politically impotent and inefficacious puppet, declared from the beginning of his tenure that he would suspend hostilities against transnational criminal organizations, adopting “embraces and not bullets” (abrazos y no balazos). Like today’s woke prison abolitionists, he proclaimed that it was more desirable to attack the root causes of narco-violence which could be traceable to poverty and lack of opportunity for millions of uneducated youths in the traditional labor market.
The result was and continues to be an alarming increase in violence. During the year of his presidency, close to 33,000 Mexicans have lost their lives to gang violence.
Mexico also has purchased in excess of $2 billion worth of military equipment from the U.S. We also provide arms and support equipment (including Black Hawk helicopters) funded by U.S. taxpayers. While the cartels pay off, or completely disarm, the various Mexican government institutions including law enforcement agencies, Mexico’s laws prohibit citizens from arming themselves. Completely. Mexico has a totally disarmed civilian populace, and armed cartel terrorists running roughshod over an empathic woke government.