Mexican drug cartels, any drug cartel should be considered terrorists. So, why doesn’t our government treat them as terrorists cells? It is known that al Qaeda has mixed with the cartel.
Louie Gohmert, R-Tyler, said on C-SPAN’s “Washington Journal” April 17, 2013: “We know al Qaeda has camps over with the drug cartels on the other side of the Mexican border. We know that people are now being trained to come in and act like Hispanic when they’re radical Islamists. We know these things are happening and… it’s just insane not to protect ourselves.”
I recently did a reblog on a story about the Mexican Drug Cartel with scouts having crossed our border, carrying guns. We are more aggressive chasing terrorists in the Middle East than at our own border. This is just insane as Rep. Gohmert stated.
If al Qaeda terrorists are infiltrating within drug cartel camps, they are likely training the members in terrorists activity/acts as well. Even if the cartel stood on their own, they are terrorists. They murder, traffic their drugs across our border and involved in crimes. The crime that follows drug trafficking, often violent and the destructive effect of drugs on our young is terror.
Some argue that it isn’t terrorists activity because it isn’t politically motivated. Since when has terror had to be politically motivated? 9/11 was about hatred. I would argue the drug cartel is politically motivated regardless, they would love to see our political system continue to fall apart, it makes their mission easier.
The Mexican Drug Cartel is a terrorist cell and must be treated as such.