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Tuesday, October 11, 2022

Scoop: Trump-Aligned Group Declares "War On Cartels"

"Sol Prendido" for Borderland Beat

Former Trump DHS official Ken Cuccinelli. 

A conservative group run by former top Trump officials is proposing a formal U.S. declaration of war on Mexican cartels and a mechanism to shut down legal ports of entry based on estimates of undocumented crossings.

Why it matters: The controversial proposal — which would have major military, diplomatic and human rights implications — is being unveiled in a policy paper by the Center for Renewing America one month before the midterm elections, as Republicans seek to put President Biden on the spot and steer voters' focus from abortion rights to immigration and crime.

 The proposal, obtained by Axios, follows widely-publicized efforts by Republican governors and candidates to ship migrants to Democratic cities, send the national guard to the border and promise to declare an invasion in Arizona.

The southern border is a political vulnerability for President Biden and Democrats given the large numbers of migrants and asylum seekers crossing daily. Smuggling also has fueled the U.S.'s struggle with opioid addiction.

Don't forget: The Biden administration already works with foreign governments including in Guatemala and Mexico to crack down on criminal networks. But the U.S. does not have jurisdiction to make arrests in other countries.

Details: The group's leadership includes Russ Vought, Trump's former director of the Office of Management and Budget; Ken Cuccinelli, who held the second-highest position at DHS under Trump; lawyer Mark Paoletta and Kash Patel, a former Pentagon official. Their organization is a key policy shop that would likely play a major role in a potential second Trump administration.

The plan calls for a formal declaration of war and coordination with the Mexican government and branches of the U.S. military.

It asks Congress to consider passing a trigger mechanism shutting down legal ports of entry at the border based on the number of migrants and asylum seekers crossing illegally. It also looks to the Navy to interdict drug smuggling vessels and Treasury to sanction specific cartel leaders.

The backdrop: While president, Trump floated similar ideas for cracking down on cartels, something foreign policy and Mexico experts criticized at the time.

What they're saying: "The chaos playing out along the US southern border is almost exclusively driven by the cartels and their sophisticated trafficking of drugs, people, and criminals," Cuccinelli writes in the policy paper.

The other side: "It’s a dumb idea. Not least because the U.S. has been sanctioning cartel leaders, money launderers etc under the Kingpin act for decades. And declaring war how? By mobilizing US military to act in Mexico? Never gonna happen," Roberta Jacobson, the U.S. ambassador to Mexico from May 2016 to May 2018 and Biden's former border czar told Axios.

"Sounds like someone saw Gov. Abbott’s stunt in declaring drug traffickers foreign terrorist organizations and decided to go 'one better.' Without recognizing that such actions bring out all the anti-American DNA in Mexico and would likely DECREASE rather than increase, Mexican cooperation," Jacobson added.

"The Biden-Harris Administration has been leading an unprecedented effort to target transnational criminal organizations, including Mexican drug cartels and human smugglers," a White House spokesperson told Axios.

"Our actions have resulted in degrading these cartels, seizing a record amount of illicit drugs before they even cross our borders, and taking thousands of traffickers off the streets," the spokesperson added.

Between the lines: The same group is responsible for pushing a plan for states to declare an invasion at the border to unlock additional state resources to target criminal networks involved in human and drug smuggling — a plan embraced by GOP gubernatorial candidate Kari Lake in Arizona.

Editor's note: The story has been updated to add comment from a White House spokesperson.

64 comments:

  1. How about these cowboys go to war with the Mexican American gangs first that actually reside in the US, stop listening to too much country John Wayne wannabes

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    1. and also... motorcycle clubs likes Hell's Angels, Aryan Brotherhood, Jamaicans, colombians, chinese mafia, mob families, central american gangs like MS13 and 18th Street, black gangs and all others that buy and sell drugs, not just mexicans. Too many players on the game than mexican cartels.

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    2. The Mexican cartels and Mexican descent gangs put those other groups in check. Those other groups are foreigners compared to Raza and get dealt with accordingly.

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    3. MS-13 is technically now a Drug Cartel by definition since most members were deported to El Salvador, they transitioned from a California born Prison Gang to a full fledged drug cartels although not nearly on the level of these Mexican cartels with Billions of US dollars to spend on operations

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    4. 12:03 Anyone or anything can be labelled as cartel, terrorist, communist, etc...

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    5. MS-13 gets told what to do by Mexicans. Do you really think anyone is above the Mexicans in the US. The US is Mexico’s backyard since the before and after the conquest. Any other group is considered foreign and dealt accordingly. Mexicans are brutal!

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    6. 7:00 MS gets told what to do by how ever have the $. Mexicans are not brutal, moderate your language kid.

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    7. @12:21
      You’re not with the functions. La eMe slaps these MS13 clowns around. You don’t know squat foo! Raza runs it.

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  2. The day is coming, where Cartels will be deemed Terrorists.

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    1. not going to happen. if they label them terrorist Mexicans can seek assylum. That's something that uncle Sam doesn't want.

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    2. 5:14 is on the money here. Also, declaring war on the cartels with US military in Mexico will be declaring war on Mexico. No way their government allows the US to put any armed men in Mexico.

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    3. 07:36 you missed the concept of the law, it is to declare “war” on the cartels in America not in Mexico.

      Essentially, if they can’t catch the Cartel members they will simply murder everybody making and selling fentanyl and clean the streets of America 🇺🇸 white black or brown it don’t matter cartels members will die

      #LaLimpia2022

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    4. 12:05 jajaja murder those making and selling fentanyl? You been watching too much PURGE movies

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    5. 12:05 Theres no realistic scenario where that could happens.

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  3. They've been "waring" against cartels for decades, nothing to see here, just a bunch of lip service.

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  4. So dipshits with no power propose some bullshit, got it. Thanks Sol

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  5. The idea with USCANMEX is to make the "Americas" a new manufacturing and trading bloc instead of Asia and the CCP. The main purpose is to shorten and secure supply chains. No more long distance ocean crossings from Shanghai to Long Beach. This would bring jobs away from Asia and put them into Central and South America. Like the former Marshall Plan after WW2 each country qualifies once they get rid of criminal and communist regimes and banking crimes and eliminate black market ops. It worked for Germany and Japan and Europe and Asia. Countries more prosperous than Mexico now. Unless AMLO prefers endless poverty and crime which if you go by his actions he seems to have designed a familiar permanent kakistocracy to his liking! Chavez was wasting away Venezuela's resource wealth and Maduro keeps his generals happy as well as the ccp and russia. Yet poverty reigns supreme and corruption rules over the people. Nobody in Central America and South America have anything to lose its already destitute. Otherwise AMLO may as well call Spain and bring back the Conquistadores. They were nicer than the cartels.

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    1. Stay in your lane Kaimu!

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    2. 5:39 New Age of the Apes rising and forgetting that poverty all over Latin America is the result of colonialism and the creation of The Banana Republics.

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    3. What lane is an "anonymous"?

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    4. Colonialism poverty from Spain! Who granted Mexico Independence? Venezuela?

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    5. 5:39 Being realistic theres no way that could happen, and AMLO is doing what the others refused to do for decades. Is clear you dont understand Mexico, and you dont like AMLO. But keep whining please!

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    6. 11:23 Elmo does jack sh$# for it's citizens, he is letting the cartel with nest bribes flourish, last I checked they are in 29 states.

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    7. 1:15 Elmo is ypur father so when ever you want to speak his name you have to wash your mouth with gasolin

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    8. 1:15 Your biased opinion matters!

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    9. "Kaimu" I really wouldnt bother,if their life is shit, bitterness creeps in and you have to blame someone.Besides hes probably in the U.S.Guaranteed hater

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  6. Sound like a lot of political talk

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  7. I'm all for giving Trump and his buddies M-16s and sending them to Mexico to make war with the cartels. But of course, Trump has bone spurs and all of his buddies don't want to be encobijada or be stars in Narco videos.

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    1. Dont think convenient to declare war against Mexico. And dont thinks thats happening on a realistic scenario.

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  8. US has been gathering intelligence on the ruthless barbarian cartels. They also have seen how weak the Mexican government is at combating the non stop violence, great article puts some input.

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    1. Mexican government is doing what the others refused to do for decades. Keep whining please!

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  9. As always the U.S. government racists trying to find a way to suppress Mexico and or it's people.
    First the Alamo and now claiming drugs and such in order to try and invade a foreign country.
    Glad Russia is showing how "brave" Americans really are.
    So brave that Russia is unstoppable at the moment.

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    1. 9:16 Patel and Kuccinelly were ready to declare the incoming Biden administration a traitor cartel and use the military to steal the presidency for their beloved Donald's, going to war nk in México would be just to keep their military organization fresh and ready to try and steal the presidency again in 2024, trump has already offered them Presidential pardons.

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    2. 9:16 lol
      Russia is losing the war, last tally was 59,000 Russian soldiers have lost their lives, that Putin is drafting men to fight his war, you have citizens from Russia leaving to other countries to avoid being drafted. Lol

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    3. 10:00 Dont think Russia is losing...

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    4. 10:00 yea no, Rissia is not loosing but it is costing Puttin way more than he thaught, he was expecting a walk in the park, but Ukrania is giving Russia a run for their money

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    5. Russia is losing a lot of it's men to the war.

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    6. 2:04 Weird how Trump had better relations with Russia. This is a commercial war.

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    7. Russia is losing big time!

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    8. Russia has blood to spare!
      Ukraine does not.

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    9. Putin is not looking good, amist the International World. He is acting like the big bully. Anyone citizens that protest, get jailed and drafted to fight the endless war.

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  10. Sol you have the byline on this "scoop" so you wrote it? Good job. Much appreciate original content and reporting. Mas porfa, we can take it.

    One ? for you. Do you think the general social-economic-political situation in Mexico is getting worse, the same ol' shit, or getting better? Show your work for full credit.

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    1. 09:16 maybe with Cartel Russia and everything. I wonder how Americans feel about that with all the nuclear ☢️ war stuff Putin keeps promising the USA.

      The recent hack shows that the Mexican Government has been unable to keep tabs on Russian Operatives and Cartel del Ruso, The Russian Mafia, and Cartel Los Rusos de Sinaloa

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    2. JamesGoodFootBrownOctober 12, 2022 at 4:07 AM

      There is a Fifth Column of Russophiles in America. White MAGA types, probably Evangelicals, who look to Trump and Putin to grind "wokeness" into dust and they are willing to destroy America as we know it to achieve their aims.
      Trump's stab at a Fourth "Thousand Year" Reich barely lasted four years. Oops!

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  11. John wayne is from the 60's you imbecile, most people don't know who that is. As far as focusing on Americans gangs, you clowns are where they get their drugs from. Your days are numbered, not even your partners aka the Mexican government can protect you from what is coming. We have a surplus of R9X's aka "the ninja missile" just waiting to be used on your little wannabe soldier convoys.

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    1. 1:28 I hope one R9X boomerangs and homes in on your ass

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  12. Armed intervention and regime change for Mexico is long overdue for the sake of the Mexican people and the world. Mexico is a narco state and its so called war on drugs is just cartels fighting it out and different cartels backed by different political parties at every level of government. This situation cant be allowed to continue and nobody else can do it. but it wont happen due to the corrupt criminal Mexican government and crazy people in Mexico who somehow think the Mexican government is looking after them and not the cartels. If Mexico were in another part of the world this would have happened long ago

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    1. No intervention will happen and mostly Sounds like an opinion from someone who dislike Mexico.

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    2. Fuck mexico it deserves itself the endless victim of ?

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    3. 10:00 Why are you even whining about Mexico?, go mind your own business.

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  13. Its about time,fuck mexico,they hate us anyway,leave them alone

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  14. Wait and see comments on this topic,wanna see racial and national crap? Mi patria mi raza lmfao fuck outta here im mixed breed by the way so fuck off

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    1. https://youtu.be/2R-CDyZlAbM

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    2. @1:13 check out the -3:43 mark where this professor clearly states Trump's white agenda.
      Heck but since whites are not the ones targeted they can all claim fake news so as to continue supporting this racist shit.

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  15. Republicans dont like mexicans or mexico they only care about whatever dumb hispanic they can get their vote then they call you a wetback behind your back. Ask yourselves this. How many Cubans have the racist ass governors put in a bus and sent to so called sanctuary cities. The answer is none. Cus they dont want to piss off them cubans in florida kissing trumps nutsack. That tells all central americans were they really stand in the usa. Wake the fuck up.

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    1. You are right, but on the practice, republicans respect Mexico. Democrats "love" Mexico, but on the practice, they hate them.

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    2. @4:20
      That’s right and true about the Republicans
      And the left or democrats are trash also. Raza needs stick with raza and take these foreigners out!

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  16. "the moderator who doesn't allow this comment"


    Use that brain of yours wisely dumb dumb 🤪

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  17. Russia invades Ukraine, china invades taiwan and the usa.... the lithium south of the border looks tasty let's 'rescue" those poor Mexicans from the cartles and the corrupt politicians an puuuummmm, puuuuuummm saved by america,lol

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  18. Ohh shit, mexican political analyst's?
    And they talk about agendas?Keep that racism hidden guys lmao

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  19. If this is a "Trump-aligned group", that means they're likely talking big, but won't do anything, and Trump will later claim they achieved "the most in history" and call anyone that fact-checks him on it anti-American.

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