WATCH: Cartel members hold and are equipped with a M249 Para machine gun and an M72 LAW anti-tank rocket-propelled grenade launcher amongst other high-grade weapons in Culiacán, Mexico. #Culiacan #Culiacánpic.twitter.com/CYyXkmw4PG— Corp Main News (@corp_main) October 18, 2019
An all out war has broken out in the streets of Culiacán, Sinaloa after Ovidio Guzman was arrested— Ryan Saavedra (@RealSaavedra) October 18, 2019
The individuals in this video are allegedly the bad guys and they are armed with .50 caliber machine guns mounted on top of trucks
This is Mexicopic.twitter.com/fBflwN5VVT
Here is more video of the intense fighting that has broken out on the streets of Culiacan, Sinaloa after El Chapo’s son was arrested— Ryan Saavedra (@RealSaavedra) October 18, 2019
The individual in this video appears to be firing a .50 caliber sniper rifle that is used to attack hard targets pic.twitter.com/ALrpSgJf33
More video of the fighting between the Mexican military and drug cartels in Culiacan, Sinaloa pic.twitter.com/wWue1GKFYa— Ryan Saavedra (@RealSaavedra) October 18, 2019
Mexican military arriving on scene to combat the intense gun fire from the drug cartels in Culiacan, Sinaloa pic.twitter.com/uanxnxts2n— Ryan Saavedra (@RealSaavedra) October 18, 2019
People hiding inside what appears to be a super market as drug cartel violence erupts in Culiacan, Sinaloa after the Mexican government arrested El Chapo’s sonpic.twitter.com/zUiEFffHpb— Ryan Saavedra (@RealSaavedra) October 18, 2019
More of the fighting in Culiacan, Sinaloapic.twitter.com/MRjJvnLhzM— Ryan Saavedra (@RealSaavedra) October 18, 2019
The United States has its problems.
Mexico also has its own set of problems.
Mexico is by far a greater problem for us than Syria due to its proximity. The 2016 presidential election was largely about the desire of the American people to get out of the Middle East to address the problems we have with Mexico and Central America. We are being overwhelmed by drugs and mass migration from the failed narco states on our southern border.
“MEXICO CITY — Heavy gunfire consumed the streets of Culiacán on Thursday, as Mexican security forces struggled to fend off members of the Sinaloa cartel, once led by notorious drug kingpin Joaquin “El Chapo” Guzman. Members of the cartel deployed across the city with military-grade weapons, a remarkable, live-streamed glimpse into their ability to overwhelm the state.
Mexican officials briefly detained Ovidio Guzman, one of Guzman’s sons who has emerged as a leading figure in the cartel after his father was arrested in 2016. But as the cartel took to the streets, apparently freeing dozens of prisoners and turning the city into an urban war zone, Mexican authorities decided to release Guzman.
Security Minister Alfonso Durazo told Reuters that Guzman was released to protect lives; reports indicate the cartel took eight government soldiers hostage, as a bargaining chip to secure the cartel heir’s release. …”
To his credit, I think Donald Trump might have had a point when he declared there was a national emergency on the Mexican border back in February. Elizabeth Warren and Senate and House Democrats don’t see any problem with record levels of drug trafficking and illegal immigration – it is “racism” to acknowledge that Mexico has massive problems – and believe that illegal immigration should be decriminalized.
Conservative pundits who write for The Daily Beast sprung into action:
Credit to the brave 12 GOP Senators — AND the 13 House Republicans who stood up for the Constitution. Rubio, I think, deserves special praise. He has had great influence w/ Trump on some important issues. He could have easily used that to justify voting ‘no’ on this resolution.— Matt Lewis (@mattklewis) March 14, 2019
12 Senate Republicans have voted Yes on disapproval resolution (vote still open):— Craig Caplan (@CraigCaplan) March 14, 2019
Senate votes again to END Trump’s emergency border declaration.— Nate Madden (@NateOnTheHill) September 25, 2019
11 Republicans voted in favor of the measure:
Just the other day, Trump had to veto a bill that passed the GOP Senate that would have ended the national emergency that he declared to build the border wall. 11 Senate Republicans voted to end the national emergency on the Mexican border. 12 Senate Republicans voted to end the national emergency on the Mexican border in March. Mitt Romney, Mike Lee and Marco Rubio are on the list. It is a who’s who list of conservative liberalism.
It is bad enough that the Democrats refuse to do anything about illegal immigration and drug trafficking and want to make the problem worse. Republicans can’t do anything either though about the problem even when they have been given a clear mandate by voters and control the White House, Congress and the Supreme Court largely because there are so many cuckservatives in Congress who are owned by wealthy donors like Charles Koch.
‘A bloodstain on the annals of American history’ Romney slams Trump over Syria troop withdrawal from the Senate floor pic.twitter.com/NyUsCOHLKh— Zach Purser Brown (@zachjourno) October 17, 2019
Mitt Romney doesn’t believe that Trump has the constitutional authority to build a wall on our own border with military funds to stem the flow of illegal immigration in light of the collapse of Mexico which can’t even control its own territory against the drug cartels!
He recently called Trump’s withdrawal of American troops from northern Syria though – an operation which was explicitly rejected and voted down by Congress and which Trump himself also ran against in the 2016 election – a “bloodstain on the annals of American history.” It makes perfect constitutional sense to be uninvited occupying the territory of a sovereign country on the other side of the planet to micromanage rival ethnic groups in Mesopotamia.