Republican Senator Warns Drug Cartels Will Soon Be More Powerful Than Mexico
Now that Joe Biden has created the worst border crisis in United States history, many Republicans want to use the U.S. military to battle drug cartels.
Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump said he wants to create a naval blockade to prevent Chinese fentanyl precursors from reaching Mexico, while Republican presidential candidate Ron DeSantis said he wants to use “deadly force” against anyone smuggling drugs across the border. One of the most shocking assessments of the drug cartel crisis came from Ohio Senator James David Vance.
In a July 2 interview on nbc News, Vance noted that U.S. presidents should have the power to deploy the military against drug cartels because they will be “more powerful than the Mexican state itself.”
Skyrocketing revenue: During his conversation with nbc host Chuck Todd, Vance said, “I have talked to Drug Enforcement Agency agents who think that the amount they’re bringing in, their revenue has gone up 14-fold just in the last couple of years.”
A U.S. Department of Homeland Security report published three years ago estimated that Mexican drug cartels bring in between $19 and $29 billion per year, so these cartels could be bringing in more than $400 billion today. That is roughly the same as the Mexican government collects in taxes.
This astounding fact means that whether or not the Mexican government wants U.S. troops in its nation, it may no longer have the raw firepower to deal with drug cartels on its own. The cartels controlled up to 40 percent of Mexican territory even before Joe Biden’s border catastrophe started. Soon they may have more money than the government of Mexico itself within the next few years.
End-time prophecy: Herbert W. Armstrong explained in The United States and Britain in Prophecy that the people who settled the U.S. and Britain descended from ancient Israel. This means the Bible’s end-time prophecies about Israel are directed largely at the Americans and the British.
One such prophecy is in Hosea. “Ephraim allows himself to be mixed up with foreigners; Ephraim has become a cake unturned as it was baked. Foreigners eat away his strength, unknown to him; grey hairs are on him here and there, unknown to him. Israel’s pride shall confront and convict them; yet they will not come back to the Eternal their God, nor seek him, in spite of it all. Ephraim is like a silly, senseless dove, crying to Egypt, flying to Assyria; but as they fly, I fling my net on them, and bring them down like a bird, punishing them for their misdeeds” (Hosea 7:8-12; Moffatt translation).
Hosea often refers to the 10 tribes of Israel that split away from the kingdom of Judah as “Ephraim,” the most prominent tribe, and “Samaria,” the capital. Yet the prophecies of Hosea were spoken to Ephraim and Manasseh jointly when King Jeroboam ii ruled both tribes. As “Ephraim mixes himself with the peoples,” foreign aliens devour his strength. America and Britain are mixing themselves with foreigners who have no intention of adopting their laws or assimilating into their culture. Instead, they traffic hundreds of billions of dollars’ worth of drugs.
Learn more: Read “Joe Biden’s Border Catastrophe.”