Is it true that sending the Army to Mexico won't stop the cartels because, unlike ISIS or Al Qaeda, drug cartels won't fight tooth and nail?
but will surrender and live to kill another day?
- PearlLv 79 months ago
it could be true
- oldprofLv 79 months ago
False. We are looking at billions of dollars earned by the drug cartels each year. At one time Pablo Escobar, a drug king, was said to have personal fortune of $25 billion.
The cartel kings and their henchmen will fight tooth and nail to maintain that income. In fact there are some villages where the drugs are manufactured and the sources are grown that have the drug industry as their only source of income for the families that live there.
Recently El Chappito, El Chapo's kid, was let go by the Federales because too many Federales were being killed and too many nearby innocents were being harmed in the crossfire. That is, the cartel gang beat the Mexican national police in a gunfight. If the US Army goes in and starts to destroy the drug factories and farms, the cartels will defend them.
- Mike M.Lv 59 months ago
I remember one Mexican guy commenting on this topic and made a good point that many of us don't think about; it's not just the Cartels, the Feds are corrupt too and have done things like kidnapping and murder. That is a country where you can bribe cops after they stop you for something. Cartels, like most organized criminals, formed out of things like corruption and poverty. There is just corruption all the way around and I don't think killing some cartel gangs will solve anything because 1. They'll likely just reform again. 2. The corruption will still be there from the Feds
- Trump 2020Lv 79 months ago
Mexico needs to take care of their cartel problem. Not our job. We have enough problems dealing with illegals hopping over the border.
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- Godless GazooLv 79 months ago
No. The cartels will melt back some, but they need to keep the drug routes open no matter what. So to a point they have to stay.
Surrendering means jail.
- W.T. DoorLv 79 months ago
Drugs like cocaine, Heroin, and marijuana - which are most of the drug trade - were legal in the USA until sometime in the 20th century. They were social and medical problems before they were made illegal, but selling the drugs did not make one fabulously wealthy and politically powerful. Especially not to the point that today make entire countries under the influence of if not the outright control of the drug cartels.
To be clear, it is Americans who are most of the customers of the drug cartels.It is just like organized crime in the USA became politically powerful only after alcohol was made illegal from 1920 to 1933. We had the sense to end the prohibition of alcohol after only 13 years, but it took until the 1980s to break the political power of the mob. I believe we are going to have to do something like the end of prohibition in 1933 to to break the power of the drug cartels. Will decriminalizing drugs end all problems? No. However, it will hugely reduce crime in the USA and especially violent crime.
- RickLv 79 months ago
They'd be like ISIS and the criminals would just blend-in with the rest of the ordinary citizens & walk away ...........................
- BBLv 79 months ago
Take no prisoners.
- Anonymous9 months ago
Kill the market, solve the problem.