Trump Wants Military to Crush Cartels
During the first four years of Mexican President Andrés Manuel López Obrador’s term, an astonishing 140,000 people have been murdered in Mexico, mostly by drug cartels and other organized crime syndicates. That is nearly 100 people per day, a 61 percent increase from the Enrique Peña Nieto administration.
This wanton violence is spilling over into the United States, so President Donald Trump suggested a solution. After his speech at the National Rifle Association on April 14, Trump told Breitbart News that he supports a plan by Reps. Michael Waltz and Dan Crenshaw that advocates military force against Mexican drug cartels.
Drug war: The Mexican president opposes Waltz and Crenshaw’s plan to send U.S. troops into Mexico to deal with drug traffickers, calling it “irresponsible” and “an offense to the people of Mexico.” Yet Trump told Breitbart that he had a very good relationship with President López and would likely be able to work with him to crush the cartels using U.S. military assets if necessary.
I also have a very good relationship with the president of Mexico. He’s a socialist, but he also happens to be a gentleman. You can’t have everything, right? But he’s a great person. Certainly, I would deal with him. This is an invasion of our country—this isn’t just people walking over. This is an invasion. Many of these are people we do not want in our country. They’re very bad for our country. They’re very bad and dangerous. But this is an invasion of our country. Nope, we will stop it, and we will stop it immediately.
Bloody crimes: In the Old Testament, Hosea foretold that the modern-day descendants of Israel (the peoples of America and Britain) would suffer serious problems if they rebelled against God. In particular, he warned that because there is “no truth, nor mercy, nor knowledge of God in the land,” blood would touch blood (Hosea 4:1-3). The violence would become so bad that there would hardly be a reprieve between stabbings, shootings and political assassinations.
We see such violence spilling into the U.S. today, so politicians like Waltz, Crenshaw and Trump are looking for ways to fight against drug cartels with military force. Yet such military force will never be able to completely eradicate the problem until there is national repentance.
Learn more: Read “Mexico’s New Revolution.”