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Trump Says He'll Use US Special Forces to Battle Mexican Cartels

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With each passing day, the situation on the southern US border turns more tragic and tumultuous.

Streams of hundreds, sometimes thousands of migrants are crossing illicitly and/or boldly into the United States daily, with even larger organized caravans forming further south in Mexico, preparing for the long journey.

The ease at which migrants can illegally enter the United States has created vast opportunities for Mexican cartels to take advantage of, whether it be in trafficking guns, drugs, or even human beings.  With this windfall, these already-savage crime syndicates grow richer and bolder, creating more havoc on both sides of the border.

While President Biden appears to be largely sitting on his hands when it comes to the border, presumptive Republican nominee for President Donald Trump is promising a bold rebuke of these horrible criminals.

Former President Trump said Thursday that if elected again as commander in chief, he will deploy U.S. special forces and other military assets to “inflict maximum damage” on cartels crossing the southern border.

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Trump, who announced his 2024 presidential campaign late last year, said drug cartels are “waging war on America” and it is “now time for America to wage war on cartels.”

“Joe Biden has sided against the United States and with the cartels,” Trump said in a video Thursday. “Biden’s open border policies are a deadly betrayal of our nation.”

Trump then made a rather succinct comparison.

“When I am president, it will be the policy of the United States to take down the cartels, just as we took down ISIS and the ISIS caliphate – and just as, unlike the situation we are in today, we had a very, very strong border,” Trump continued. He said his administration oversaw the “strongest border… in the history of our country.”

No tactic would be spared.

Trump said that if elected, he will “order the Department of Defense to make appropriate use of special forces, cyber warfare, and other overt and covert actions to inflict maximum damage on cartel leadership, infrastructure and operations.”

Trump also said he would designate major cartels as foreign terrorist organizations, which would sever their access to global financial systems, and ask Congress to pass legislation that would ensure drug smugglers and human traffickers receive the death penalty.

“The drug cartels and their allies in the Biden administration have the blood of countless millions on their hands – millions and millions of families and people are being destroyed,” Trump said.

Trump’s statement included some tough talk.

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“When I am back in the White House, the drug kingpins and vicious traffickers will never sleep soundly again,” he said. “We did it once, and we did it better than anybody else.”

Border security was an enormous piece of the political puzzle back in 2016 when Trump was first elected to office, and if President Biden can’t find a way to solve the crisis in the coming weeks, it will likely be a huge part of the 2024 dialogue as well.

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As a lifelong advocate for the dream promised us in the Constitution, Andrew West has spent his years authoring lush prose editorial dirges regarding America's fall from grace and her path back to prosperity. When West isn't railing against the offensive whims of the mainstream media or the ideological cruelty that is so rampant in the US, he spends his time seeking adventurous new food and fermented beverages, with the occasional round of golf peppered in.