Supporting the building of a Republican resolution authorizing military force against Mexican drug cartels, eviscerating those behind the fentanyl crisis

Republican congressmen earlier this month introduced a resolution to authorize American military action against the terrorist drug cartels that have overwhelmed Mexican government forces and smuggled the number one killer of adults between the ages of 18 and 45 into the United States. This resolution is rapidly gaining support in the House.

representative Mike Waltz (R-Fla.) and Rep. Dan Crenshaw (R-Texas) are introduced a resolution on January 12 “To authorize the use of the United States Armed Forces against those responsible for trafficking fentanyl or a fentanyl-related substance into the United States or conducting other related activities causing regional destabilization in the Western Hemisphere.”

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TheBlaze previously reported that fentanyl is the leading cause of death in adults aged 18 to 45. 10% of the significant drop in life expectancy recently seen in the US is due to the corresponding increase in opioid overdoses, which exceeded 80,000 in 2021.

Rep. David Trone (D-Md.) said in September: “It’s tantamount to a 737 (jet) crashing every day, not survivors. It’s an unbelievable number of deaths.”

According to Centers for Disease Control and Preventionfrom 2019 to 2020, opioid-related death rates increased by 38% and synthetic opioid-related death rates increased by 56%.

The Congressional Joint Economic Committee concluded last year that the financial damage from the opioid crisis cost the US economy about $1.47 trillion after adjusting for inflation in 2020, an increase of $487 billion dollars from 2019 and a 37% increase from 2017.

waltz said in a statement“It’s time to go on the offensive.”

“These paramilitary transnational criminal organizations are not only responsible for the killing of an unprecedented number of Americans, they are also actively subverting our sovereignty by destabilizing our border and waging war on U.S. law enforcement and the Mexican military,” the Florida Republican added added.

Crenshaw claimed the cartels were at war with the US, “poisoning more than 80,000 Americans with fentanyl each year, causing a crisis on our border and turning Mexico into a failed drug state.”

“It’s time to target them head on,” Crenshaw said. “We cannot allow heavily armed and deadly cartels to destabilize Mexico and import people and drugs into the United States. We have to start treating them like ISIS – because they are.”

The “Authorization to use the Resolution of Military Cartel Influence” would allow the President to crush the cartels.

According to the legislation, criminal groups eligible for extermination include: the Sinaloa Cartel; Jalisco New Generation Cartel; gulf cartel; Los Zetas cartel; Northeast Cartel; Juarez cartel; Tijuana Cartel; Beltran Levya cartel; and La Familia Michoacana, or Cartel of the Knights Templar.

Yuma County Supervisor Jonathan Lines told Fox News earlier this week that some of these Mexican cartels effectively control large parts of the US southern border.

“If this situation doesn’t change and we take control back from the cartels, it will only get worse for the human trafficking coming across our border,” Lines said.

The cartels, whose drugs have killed hundreds of thousands of Americans, are growing bolder as the efforts of the Mexican military and police continue to fail Billions of dollars in aid received from the USA since 2006.

The Council on Foreign Relations written down in a report last year that Mexico has seen over 360,000 murders since 2006, when the government declared war on the cartels.

At least 10 Mexican military personnel and a Culiacan police officer were killed earlier this month after authorities arrested the son of Sinaloa drug cartel leader Joaquin “El Chapo” Guzman.

Parts of the country were turned into war zones.

waltz told Fox’s “Sunday Morning Futures” earlier this month: “They are defeating the Mexican army. These are paramilitary entities that have billions and billions at their disposal.”

In addition to dealing with death and violence, the cartels have also exacerbated the crisis at the border.

Republic of Arizona reported in December that cartels “have increased their involvement in migrant smuggling over the past decade, turning the operation into a multibillion-dollar corporation.”

They have played a significant role in violating American sovereignty by helping smuggle illegal aliens into the United States

US Customs and Border Protection specified that so far this fiscal year over 717,660 illegal aliens have stolen the border. 2.37 million were encountered crossing the border last year, and a further 1.7 million were reported crossing the year before.

Rep. Jake Ellzey (R-Texas) and Beth Van Duyne (R-Texas) recognize the need to eliminate these cartels. Co-sponsor signed the legislation on January 17.

Just the news reported that Rep. Jim Banks (R-Ind.) will also co-sponsor the resolution.

To become effective, the resolution must be passed by both the House of Representatives and the Senate, and then signed by the President.

It is unclear how this war measure will affect China, America’s foremost adversary, which is reportedly involved in the cartels’ manufacture of fentanyl.

According to Craig Singleton, senior fellow of the nonpartisan Foundation for the Defense of Democracies, “Since about 2013, China has been the primary source of fentanyl flooding America’s illicit drug market.”

The Republican Study Committee in the previous Congress specified that “a significant portion of Chinese fentanyl manufacturing … was shifted to Mexico, where cartels set up their own plants to manufacture fentanyl using precursor chemicals from China.” Supporting the building of a Republican resolution authorizing military force against Mexican drug cartels, eviscerating those behind the fentanyl crisis

Laura Coffey

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