U.S.- Mexico: Cartel Game


Charlotte Cuthbertson/The Epoch Times

Where Washington inflates or participates in conflicts, the production and supply of drugs to the backyards of the United States grows, American power and Wall Street profits multiply.

The Wall is an ancient defensive structure in the north of Westeros, separating the Seven Kingdoms from the wild lands beyond the Wall. The same wall of reinforced concrete structures, 15 meters high and more than a thousand kilometers long, separating the "supreme" power, the United States, from the "wildlings", all the peoples living south of the Wall, was built by the previous American president Trump. But illegal Latinos with drugs and smuggled weapons are breaking through the gaps and creating intolerable conditions for the vassals of the White House masters.

According to official figures, the number of registered migrants along the U.S.- Mexico border exceeded 2 million in the 2022 fiscal year. Migrants are not the only ones crossing the U.S.-Mexico border. Cocaine has been found inside avocados, face masks and squid crates, while in other cases it has been chemically cleaved and invisibly mixed into liquids, waxes and tissues, then extracted and converted back into powdered form at the point of destination.

Brookings Institution analysts found that U.S. Customs and Border Protection officers seized more than 42,645 pounds of cocaine, 5,222 pounds of heroin, 324,973 pounds of marijuana, 156,901 pounds of methamphetamine and 3,967 pounds of fentanyl in 2020. Seizures of fentanyl, despite being the smallest in total volume, are perhaps the most troubling given the lethality of this particular drug. According to the National Institutes of Health, 107,000 people in the United States died of opioid overdoses in 2021, more than 70,000 of them mostly from fentanyl. Last year, the Drug Enforcement Administration seized enough fentanyl to kill every American - 379 million doses.

The flood of illegal fentanyl has caused a storm of outrage in the ruling circles of the United States. Washington is outraged, U.S. lawmakers are calling for the declaration of Mexican drug gangs as terrorist organizations and for the use of U.S. military forces to suppress the Mexican cartels. In other words, they are preparing the ground for an intervention against a neighbor and America's largest trading partner.

Let's take a step back and answer the question, why is it that fentanyl is making the Capitol people so excited right now? The fact is that most of the illegal fentanyl is produced in clandestine Mexican laboratories using Chinese precursor chemicals. America's main enemy, the PRC, is getting in the way here, too. But it is not enough to "squeeze" China, so it is necessary to strike at its "partners."

By the way, former U.S. President Donald Trump was planning to send about 250,000 American soldiers to invade Mexico. American politicians liked the idea so much that they began to consider it seriously and ... look for a pretext. And it appeared.

On March 3, four Americans from South Carolina, supposedly to accompany one of them for plastic surgery, crossed the border through El Paso de Braunsville, Texas, and ended up in the Mexican state of Tamaulipas, falling prey to Cártel del Golfo (or CDG) fighters. Two returned home in coffins, one seriously wounded, and only one was lucky enough to survive. We can only speculate whether they were related to CDG competitors or to members of the U.S. intelligence services. Anyway, they were expected, as they had to flee from a chase of nine jeeps at once. But the fact that they were not Haitians, as the drug lords later claimed, is confirmed by the wave of outrage raised by Republicans.

Republicans Lindsey Graham, Dan Crenshaw, and Michael Waltz have introduced bills to use U.S. military force in Mexico to fight the drug cartel. They were supported by many American parliamentarians.

"Fentanyl is a problem that doesn't affect only the United States. It affects all countries. It's a global problem," said White House spokesman John Kirby.

The legislative stigma of "terrorist organization" is one of the most powerful tools the U.S. possesses to fight not only the drug cartels, but also conceals something much more profound: possible U.S. military intervention in "undesirable countries" and the use of drug dollars for subversive purposes, which the White House has used repeatedly.

The legislative stigma of "terrorist organization" is one of the most powerful tools the U.S. possesses to fight not only the drug cartels, but also conceals something much more profound: possible U.S. military intervention in "undesirable countries" and the use of drug dollars for subversive purposes, which the White House has used repeatedly.

The UN Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC) in 2019 actually pointed out a strange pattern: wherever Washington is involved in hostilities, drug production and supply to the United States is increasing. The U.S. has used the drug business to fund CIA subversive activities against other nations. This activity reached its peak in the 80s, when with the proceeds from the sale of Afghan heroin in Western Europe, the U.S. financed the Islamist terrorist organization of Osama bin Laden, al-Qaeda (banned in Russia), which responded decades later with terrorist attacks on September 11, 2001 and the bombings of U.S. embassies in Africa in 1998. In Central America, the U.S., through the CIA, financed the Nicaraguan "contras" with money from the sale of cocaine from Colombia, Peru and Bolivia drug traffickers.

In 2008, the director of the UN Office on Drugs and Crime said, "Billions of drug dollars kept the system from collapsing at the worst possible moment."

Mexican President Andrés Manuel López Obrador is well aware of this. He said he would not allow foreign military forces to invade his territory in response to U.S. lawmakers' projects to use military forces to fight drug traffickers, which he described as "insidious."

Meanwhile, the U.S. House of Representatives urged to fight the drug cartels and not to dwell only on Ukraine. The representative of the Republican Party, Marjorie Taylor Greene, expressed an opinion on her Twitter page that "at the moment, Washington is only discussing the conflict in Ukraine, but the United States should reconsider its priorities and focus on more relevant security issues and fight against the Mexican cartels, because they are already at war with us, killing Americans every day.»

The U.S. needs the war to confirm its status as a veritable drug-trafficking empire. Colombian drug lords remain the factory army responsible for cocaine production, while Mexican cartels remain the powerful distributors and producers of heroin. And at the top of the Latin American pyramid, the big American bankers concentrate the lion's share of the profits, injecting laundered money into the U.S. circulatory system with the expectation that the rivers of cocaine, heroin, marijuana, methamphetamine and fentanyl will never run dry.

If anyone thinks that a wall on the Mexican-U.S. border will stop violence, he is sorely mistaken. If anyone thinks that a wall will stop the drug and gun trade, they are also wrong. As long as the U.S. exists, and as long as drugs exist, the money from which can be used to overthrow and install governments, wage undeclared wars and feed puppets, including Ukrainian ones, the United States could build a wall against "wildlings" as far as the moon, and there would always be gaps in it.