Recently I wrote a post about Graham suggesting that the US should invade Mexico……
Read my post from a month ago…..
Let’s Invade Mexico (Again)
It seems that the whole party, not just one idiot member, is suggesting some sort of military action against parts of Mexico…
A growing number of prominent Republicans are rallying around the idea that to solve the fentanyl crisis, America must bomb it away.
In recent weeks, Donald Trump has discussed sending “special forces” and using “cyber warfare” to target cartel leaders if he’s reelected president and, per Rolling Stone, asked for “battle plans” to strike Mexico. Reps. Dan Crenshaw (R-Texas) and Mike Waltz (R-Fla.) introduced a bill seeking authorization for the use of military force to “put us at war with the cartels.” Sen. Tom Cotton (R-Ark.) said he is open to sending U.S. troops into Mexico to target drug lords even without that nation’s permission. And lawmakers in both chambers have filed legislation to label some cartels as foreign terrorist organizations, a move supported by GOP presidential aspirants.
“We need to start thinking about these groups more like ISIS than we do the mafia,” Waltz, a former Green Beret, said in a short interview.
Not all Republican leaders are behind this approach. John Bolton, Trump’s third national security adviser who’s weighing his own presidential run, said unilateral military operations “are not going to solve the problem.” And House Foreign Affairs Committee Chair Mike McCaul (R-Texas), for example, is “still evaluating” the AUMF proposal “but has concerns about the immigration implications and the bilateral relationship with Mexico,” per a Republican staff member on the panel.
But the eagerness of some Republicans to openly legislate or embrace the use of the military in Mexico suggests that the idea is taking firmer root inside the party. And it illustrates the ways in which frustration with immigration, drug overdose deaths and antipathy towards China are defining the GOP’s larger foreign policy.
Is this stupidity real the answer to the problem?
Why is the only answer for the GOP is always some sort of military action?
Apparently someone with deep pockets is telling them what should be done.
Personally I do not see this as an answer to the situation they are concerned about….it will lead to more problems than it solves.
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15 thoughts on “Is Bombing Mexico The Answer?”
I’ve said for decades.. just make Mexico the 51st state. Although Republicans wouldn’t like that because, like Puerto Rico, they’d all come in as Democrats.
Yep who would they hate then? chuq
Why is protecting our borders and vetting the migrants considered hateful? Oh, that’s right – any Republican efforts at normal and sane and safe is hateful, racist and bigoted.
Problem with Mexico and Puerto Rico is that 75% of their people would qualify for complete welfare benefits. Yes, so they would all come in as Democrats for the buy vote Democrat way. That cost is beyond my ability to calculate. Then my social security and Medicare would disappear. I worked since I was 14 years old. We should invade California and Oregon and clean that mess up.
What has that got to do with the idea of bombing another country? The mess we need to clean up is find a way for Americans to remove their heads from their butts. chuq
Doug — actually Doug — they would all come in as welfare queens at the expense of the American taxpayer and… as it goes .. I think right wingers have a boner for bombing. I think they would love to solve all their problems with either bombs or guns.
Let me preface by stating that I don’t support any form of unilateral action by the U.S. into the sovereign territory of Mexico…….and I unequivocally oppose the absurd “war on drugs”.
But, the majority of the Central and South America based narcotics cartels meet the three requirements to qualify as a Foreign Terrorist Organization (FTO):
– The organization must be a foreign organization
– The organization must engage in terrorist activity/terrorism, or retain the capability and intent to engage in terrorist activity or terrorism
– Said terrorist activity must threaten the security of United States nationals, or the national security of the United States
Not only would an FTO designation make it easier for the U.S. to partner with the Mexican Armed Forces (Fuerzas Armadas de México), to mitigate or eliminate this threat…..but it would also allow prosecutors to file charges under 18 U.S.C. § 2339B, which prohibits providing material support or resources to a foreign terrorist organization.
If this is important to the reader, such a designation would also bolster aid immigration asylum claims for those fleeing violence from crime and terrorism.
All of the above would contribute to better security along our southern border (unlike a wall).
“Bombing Mexico” is standard pablum for political sock puppets and the media…..but in truth
Huh, my comment got cut off. Meant to finish with “there are concrete actions that we can take against the cartels, in cooperation with Mexico. I’d be interested in hearing any opposition to FTO designations.”
Mexico could never cooperate in the anti-cartel effort. All the brave officials that do get murdered as do their families.
I still do not see that action would end well or solve any problems. chuq
America has never hesitated to use military action in a foreign country if it served the interests of America. I see no reason why it would stop now.
Best wishes, Pete.
Is there a ‘non-violent’ solution to the cartel problem?
Problem not….short of total legalization which will never happen. chuq
That is what I am afraid of Pete. chuq
Lindsay Botox does not have the answers — he just throws tear-jerking hissy fits —