The Mexican drug cartels are killing off our friends and family members with fentanyl manufactured in superlabs south of the border and smuggled into the U.S. President Joe Biden could care less.
Biden is in Mexico claiming he’s seeking the Mexican government’s help to stop the carnage. Truth is, the trip is a dog and pony show. Photo-ops, empty promises and such will be followed by rapid backsliding.
Mexican President Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador lacks both the will and the muscle to tackle the cartels, which have paramilitary forces that outgun the Mexican police and control swaths of territory.
Biden, for his part, has no intention of securing the southern border — the only measure that actually would stop the flow of killer drugs into our towns and schools.
Biden wants migrants to continue illegally entering by the millions, even though the onslaught is diverting Border Patrol agents from detecting fentanyl smugglers. Border Patrol agents are being pulled from drug interdiction and other law enforcement duties to process and care for migrants. The Democrats are willing to pay that price.
In order to swell the nation with new immigrants, Democrats are handing America over to the cartels. The cartels, which profit by trafficking in human beings as well as drugs, are double winners.
Who are the losers? American families losing their loved ones to fentanyl overdoses. Over 70,000 Americans are dying yearly from fentanyl-laced drugs, including roughly 30,000 young people aged 15 to 34. Fentanyl is invading our high schools and middle schools, sometimes killing kids who are trying drugs for the first time.
The Biden administration must know that asking Lopez Obrador to battle the cartels is a fool’s errand. Since taking office in 2018, Lopez Obrador, a leftist, has pledged to end the war on drugs, not prosecute it. His motto is “abrazos no balazos,” which means “hugs not bullets.” Fighting the cartels is not on his agenda.
Last week, Mexico arrested Ovidio Guzman, leader of the one of the biggest cartels and son of kingpin Joaquin “El Chapo” Guzman. The arrest was likely an empty diplomatic gesture because of Biden’s impending arrival, not a sign of change, suggests Derek Maltz, a former Drug Enforcement Administration official.
Lopez Obrador hasn’t lifted a finger to go after the fentanyl superlabs or hand over numerous high-level cartel criminals under indictment in the U.S., explains Maltz, who headed DEA’s Special Operations. Commenting on Ovidio’s arrest, Maltz adds that without “sustained attacks against the cartel leadership and the production labs, it’s not going to make a difference. Meanwhile we have 9,000 Americans dying every month.”
To stop the deaths, the U.S. Border Patrol needs to intercept the fentanyl as it’s being smuggled, usually in cars and trucks or through tunnels. Sadly, catching those smugglers is not a Democratic Party priority.
The Democrats’ omnibus budget bill, signed by Biden two weeks ago, prohibits additional money for Customs and Border Protection from being used for technology or manpower to secure the border. Instead, the budget says the money must be used to pay charities that provide housing and services for migrants, as well as paying for airline and bus tickets for migrants to reach their chosen U.S. destination. Democrats are turning Customs and Border Protection into a concierge travel service.
The Border Patrol Union said the Biden administration wants more money “to process more people so they can release more people.”
That has been Biden’s objective since the start. It’s why he suspended the Remain in Mexico policy and halted construction on the border wall on his first day in office. And why he is fighting in the Supreme Court to toss Title 42 in order to keep more migrants in the country illegally.
The cartels serve the Democratic Party’s goal of flooding the nation with migrants. Cartels are essentially the Democratic Party’s business partners. But it’s a deal with the devil. These same cartels operate distribution hubs in cities and towns across the U.S., bringing in lethal drugs and criminals to sell them. It’s time we fight back. Asking Mexico for help is a charade.
Betsy McCaughey is a former lieutenant governor of New York and chairman of the Committee to Reduce Infection Deaths. Follow her on Twitter @Betsy_McCaughey. To find out more about Betsy McCaughey and read features by other Creators Syndicate writers and cartoonists, visit the Creators Syndicate website.
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Oligarchs, senior bureaucrats, and many elected politicians seem to favor the Chinese supplied and allied cartels, over the citizens that elected Trump in the last free election, threatening their corrupt hold on power. The welfare recipients and unionized government workers will soon have the votes to force the middle class to surrender freedom and property to the state. Once immigrants saw the US as the land of opportunity, but leftists want to be the rulers of the land of guarantee, a welfare state of uneducated government dependents. Chicago is the prototype. Like old times, there will be a small but powerful ruling class and the masses treated like farm animals. The only way to keep the masses in control is to have show trials and frightening sentences to the victims selected to be made examples of.
May be time for another American-Mexican war after 2024 elections vote common sense back in the White House. If we have to put up with the worst of Mexico through open borders, we may as well take over Mexico to get rid of those cartels.
A country stops being a country when it has no borders. Wake up America Tim is short!!
105 years ago General Pershing took U.S. troops into Mexico to chase down Pancho Villa and all he did was raid a small town in New Mexico. We have a human invasion and a poison drug tsunami. Our response is do more paperwork,house,feed,and clothe the roaches. The roaches were right. They have improved there lives by crossing a line and welcomed by the admenstruation of Joey.
I seen this coming right when Biden came into office , he is following obama’s scene to a T . I still say obama is running the country Biden is just the puppet. Any how Biden and his cabinet need to be arrested for treason and then Some the whole cabinet is out to destroy America, and I’m in totally pissed off that this bastard has gotten away with so many crimes, he is drug trafficking along with human trafficking and killing of Americans while he is at it . So you tell me what will it take to say enough. As far as I’m concerned he is not my president and he needs to be thrown in prison along with the rest of his goons.
I am happy that I switched from AARP to Amac for a long time I was sure that AARP with in thick with Washington Dems I decided to go with Amac and it was the right choice Biden and the rest should all be fired we need border protection and Biden and the rest will never do anything about it and it shows lets see what the Republicans will do in Congress now that they have control, not much faith in our government. the Dems just make everything look like our country is doing so good just more lies.
I dumped AARP when they endorsed obamacare.
I also dumped AARP at the same time
I did the same thing Granny
Thank you Amac for keeping us informed of news such as this. I used to be a member of AARP but after seeing their CEO posing for “feel-good” pictures and siding with high ranking democrats, I informed them to cancel my subscription immediately and I signed on with Amac instead. I have not been disappointed with my decision.
Fentanyl is a weapon of mass destruction! Cartels and China are the perpetrators.
This is an act of war.
I think it’s sad that Americans were hoodwinked into thinking Biden would change, he has never worked for America’s best interest and never will
This has been going on for a long time, even before presidents Obama and Bush. Where was the U S A then. We were home raising our family to be abstinent of illegal drugs. My generation was doing drugs. We can not blaimthis administration alone. Let’s take care of the migrants but also put health first.
There’s nothing going on as far as Any Trips To Anywhere When Biden Or Anyone From His Administration. It’s All As Was Said “A Dog And Pony Show”. This is An Attempt To Pull Away From Highly Classified Documents That Were Found In Biden’s Closet At Penn State In Newark!! Biden thinks it’s going to be business as usual with A Republican Majority In The 118 Congress He’s Going To Be Royally Surprised!!
@k – U Penn. We Penn State alum have no association with Biden.
Jenny Beth Martin mother of twin’s from 2nd revolution born an in he would make a great leader of the swamp 2025 happy
“the budget says the money must be used to pay charities that provide housing and services for migrants, as well as paying for airline and bus tickets for migrants to reach their chosen U.S. destination.”
And Mitch, the traitor, McConnell facilitated passage of this budget.
The President is ignoring his oath of office and the responsibility of the executive to enforce the laws of the nation. He is creating a Clear and Present Danger to the Security of these United States and must be impeached!
Are Americans allowed to protect their homes, children and families? It’s my understanding that the second amendment makes America is the largest armed army on the planet, and that’s one reason there has been a hesitation in actually invading this country, is this true? Well folks, invasion has begun and know what? The invaders now know that all Americans’ are going to do about it is complain on social media that no one is doing anything about it, GOOD-BY AMERICA
Think we are going to see a Big difference with the 118 Congress.Everything starts in the House of Representatives and Republicans Are In The Majority.
Yes, everyone better be getting ready to protect your homes and family. Everyone better start to get armed as well as you can because our country will never be the same again. WE may need to take it back at some point in the near future. Stay safe !
I hope there are some real conservatives in Congress with the backbone to at least stall Biden’s agenda, or at least give it a good try (just a few roadblocks would help).
Biden is not fooling anyone except his Kool-Aid drinkers! I disagree with the statement Biden could care less. The truth is he could NOT care less!
Mexico, unfortunately, is hopelessly corrupt; even more corrupt than the US, if that is possible! But for the same reason: Socialist policies that are pro-drugs and anti-people are the problem in both nations!
So what’s new? Loopy Joe has done everything he can to destroy America since day one of his presidency. If you can call it a presidency. He is doing all he can to help create a one-world government under the control of the anti-Christ. I expect nothing less from Godless globalists..
The First Criminal occupies the White House.
And the Second Criminal is his SON, then others. Maybe they are all getting a kick-back from the cartels?
Been so since day 1 with Biden in office
And before if you follow the Twitter reveals