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Thursday, October 24, 2019

The failed state of Mexico

The Drug Cartels are firmly in control of the Northern half of the country.

Armed with military-grade weapons and driving custom-built armored vehicles, cartel henchmen targeted security forces throughout Culiacan, launching more than one dozen separate attacks on Mexican security forces. They captured and held hostage eight soldiers, then kidnapped their families. Amid the fighting, an unknown number of inmates escaped from a nearby prison. At least eight people were killed and more than a dozen were injured. 
The eight-hour battle ended when government forces, outgunned and surrounded, without reinforcements or a way to retreat, received an order directly from Mexican President Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador to release their prisoner and surrender. Lopez Obrador later defended this decision, insisting that his security strategy is working and saying, “Many people were at risk and it was decided to protect people’s lives. I agreed with that, because we don’t do massacres, that’s over.”

Remember, every time the Left cries about allowing those poor widdle migrants across the border, they're putting money directly into the Cartels' pockets, because nobody just crosses our Southern border without paying one cartel or another to smuggle them across.

Oh, and this is also the same border that the Democrats want to abolish.  Because allowing drug cartels to control vast swaths of Mexico isn't enough, the Democrats want them to control vast swaths of America as well.

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