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Mexican Drug Cartels Are Taking Over MONTANA
If that isn’t a good enough reason to impeach Biden, I don’t know what is
(For Part-2, click here.)
“This evil is not sown in secluded soil, it emanates across all 2,000 miles of our southern border from a sprawling network of cartelized criminal organizations that have industrialized misery, monetized terror, and revived slavery in the hemisphere.” —Senator Tom Cotton (September 22, 2022)
Montana. Big Sky country. Open, free.
They might have a drug problem; drugs are everywhere these days. But they’re so far from the southern border. The Mexican cartels couldn’t be making serious inroads there.
Here’s a clue. Call it a principle. When the government walks away from law enforcement and DEFECTS, very bad things happen.
Because criminals—and especially, organized criminals—are always looking for an opening, a flaw in the system, and when they find one, they exploit it to the max.
In this case, the flaw is the wide-open southern border, and the criminals will target big cities, small towns, urban landscapes, and wide open spaces where the cowboys and buffaloes roam.
They don’t care whether it’s Butte or Chicago.
And here’s another clue. When billions and even trillions of dollars are in play, everybody wants a piece of the action. Which includes, for example, big banks who launder that (drug) money.
So it isn’t just a demented sold-out President holding the border open. It isn’t just his criminal Attorney General or his criminal head of Homeland Security.
And guess what? The major global suppliers of the chemicals used to make fentanyl, the most deadly drug in history, are based in…Wuhan. You may have heard of it.
I’ve been documenting that interesting fact for several years. The drug route is: China, Mexico, US southern border towns, and then all of America.
The Chinese regime doesn’t care? The Chinese Regime is WAGING WAR. Against us.
How serious is the war? Picture seven grains of salt. That’s the size of a fatal dose of fentanyl. It’s sold as fentanyl, or as a pretended pharmaceutical drug, or as CANDY. To kids.
Here’s a report; then I’ll have comments.
Mexican drug cartels arrive in Big Sky Country
Once limited to cities along the southern border, the influence of Mexican drug cartels has spread to smaller American towns across the country, including several in the state of Montana.
Jami Rak has lived in Billings, Montana her entire life. The largest city in Big Sky Country sits northeast of the iconic national park known for its stunning natural beauty. Now, she said, it’s become unrecognizable.
“It’s not safe here anywhere anymore,” Rak said.
The lifelong resident said it’s been sad to see her hometown state struggle—a sentiment that’s backed up by crime trends that concern authorities.
Robberies, aggravated assaults and rape have risen statewide, per state-reported crime data.
Montana Attorney General Austin Knudsen said the state has never seen anything like this before. He thinks the rise in crime can be traced back to one place: Mexican drug cartels.
“We have specific intelligence that primarily two drug cartels based out of Mexico are operating here in Montana on a very large scale,” Knudsen said.
Law enforcement concerns about the cartel’s increasing presence became a reality in December, when an undercover investigation exposed a multimillion-dollar drug trafficking network in Butte.
Authorities arrested 22 people, three of whom were associates of the Sinaloa Cartel—the violent group once run by Joaquin “El Chapo” Guzman.
Some authorities point to the incident as evidence of the drug cartels’ expansion to smaller American cities.
“We’re 1,800 miles away from Sinaloa and 1,200 miles from the Mexican border, so it’s pretty shocking,” said Sheriff Ed Lester with Butte-Silver Bow Law Enforcement.
Lester said the massive cartel bust was a first for his community of fewer than 40,000 people. But he fears it won’t be the last.
“When you take that group of people down, you’re probably likely to see another group step up,” he said.
Traffickers along the southern border purchase fentanyl tablets for as little as $1 each but those same tablets can be sold for upwards of $70 a piece, Knudsen said.
In the first three quarters of 2022, authorities in Montana seized twice as much fentanyl than they did in the previous four years combined.
“It’s an invasion,” said Sgt. Jay Nelson, a trooper with Montana Highway Patrol, who pointed to the “skyrocketing” fentanyl seizures.
The cartels are notorious for smuggling their drugs and weapons via American highways, putting Nelson and other highway troopers on the frontlines of the fight.
It all starts at the U.S.-Mexico border, often at main entry points such as Tecate and Tijuana, where drug mules smuggle narcotics into the country. Once across the border, the drugs end up in stash houses across Southern California. From there, traffickers load them onto vehicles or in packages sent through the postal service.
Some make it 1,100 miles north to Butte, where local dealers move the drugs to nearby cities including Missoula, Helena, Great Falls, Bozeman and Billings for street-level distribution.
Republican Gov. Greg Gianforte believes the problem will only get worse unless the southern border is secured.
“It’s ripping families apart, it’s making our communities unsafe,” Gianforte said. “There isn’t a single community in the state of Montana that’s not impacted by our porous border.”
Rak agrees. Just last year, her 21-year-old son Keaton came within an inch of death after accidentally overdosing on fentanyl. Now, she won’t even walk the streets of Billings alone.
“You can’t trust anyone, you can’t go anywhere freely,” she said.
—End of article—
The same pattern of cartel invasion is being repeated in states across America.
This is a war, as I keep repeating.
The Biden administration is doing nothing effective to stop it. Instead, it’s opened the southern border wider.
If that isn’t a good enough reason to impeach Biden, I don’t know what is.
Mainstream news outlets are reporting on the fentanyl catastrophe, and even linking it to the border, but the White House has built a wall between itself and the reality on the ground in America.
Here’s a recent statement from Senator Tom Cotton:
For too long Washington has ignored an evil that threatens every American community. This evil is not sown in secluded soil, it emanates across all 2,000 miles of our southern border from a sprawling network of cartelized criminal organizations that have industrialized misery, monetized terror, and revived slavery in the hemisphere.
The Mexican drug cartels pose a dire threat to our nation’s health, safety, and security.
It’s past time that we wage war against the cartels. Not a Washington ‘war’ of tough-sounding rhetoric and stern press releases, but a true war that seeks out and destroys our nation’s enemies to the south.
Mexico has now deployed over 200,000 federal troops to fight the cartels, which have forced our neighbor into a worsening civil war. Yet, even with this massive military presence, the death-squad massacres, kidnappings, and decapitations continue.
Just last month, the State Department issued a ‘do not travel’ advisory for a half dozen states in Mexico due to growing anarchy and violence.
This is far from just a Mexican problem. The Mexican drug cartels have killed more Americans than any terrorist group in history—and the death toll is rising every day.
In the last three years alone, a quarter of a million Americans have lost their lives in the deadliest drug crisis in history. More Americans die each year from drugs than were killed in the entire Vietnam War.
The cartels are directly responsible for these deaths. Fentanyl, fentanyl analogues, meth, and heroin are all primarily produced and smuggled by the Mexican cartels and account for the overwhelming majority of drug-overdose deaths. Cocaine, the fourth-deadliest drug brought into the United States, is also primarily smuggled by the cartels.
Fentanyl is an especially dangerous drug. Just two milligrams—the equivalent of a few grains of sand—can kill an adult male. The Mexican cartels have built super labs to mass produce this extremely deadly drug.
Last year alone, authorities seized around 2.5 billion deadly doses of fentanyl at our border. Fentanyl overdoses are now the leading cause of death for Americans between the ages of 18 and 45.
Each drug death and severe case of addiction is like a bomb going off in a community. Families are shattered, children are orphaned, promising young Americans are psychologically destroyed, and neighborhoods physically deteriorate. It’s little surprise that some parts of this country look and feel like warzones.
To distribute their poison, the cartels have established broad criminal networks within our country. In some cases, they partner with the thousands of preexisting American street, prison, and motorcycle gangs, but in other cases they send violent Latin American gang members to do their bidding.
In 2020, ICE deported over 4,000 illegal-alien gang members; the Border Patrol stopped hundreds more from entering.
The cartels are also running the most extensive human trafficking networks in the world. They recruit millions of Central and South Americans to cross our border and break into our country. Along the way, cartel members rape women and children, extort and brutalize the weak, and leave helpless migrants to die in the desert or suffocate in tractor trailers. They also force young women and girls into modern slavery—usually by addicting them to drugs and forcing them into prostitution.
Imagine what we would do if ISIS or Al Qaeda set up shop on our border and committed a fraction of these atrocities. That’s exactly what we should do to the cartels. We must wage a war against the cartels that doesn’t end until every one of their criminal members is dead, imprisoned, or neutralized as a threat.
First, we should dismantle the cartel networks in our midst by empowering federal, state, and local law enforcement to get deadly drug pushers and gang members off of our streets and out of our country. Rip apart the distribution mechanisms and the drug supply will falter.
Second, we must defend the border. Joe Biden can’t be counted on to defend us, but the next Republican president should declare a state of emergency at the border, end catch-and-release, complete construction of the wall, expand the Border Patrol, retrofit every port of entry with advanced drug-detection technology, and equip our border agents with the most sophisticated surveillance technology. We must also strengthen the Coast Guard so it can cut off the cartel’s sea lanes.
Third, we must destroy and bankrupt the cartels in Mexico. We should use the same legal tools we use against terrorist organizations to freeze their assets, kick them out of the international banking system, and bar their members and families from entering the country.
We can also use special operators and elite tactical units in law enforcement to capture or kill kingpins, neutralize key lieutenants, and destroy the cartel’s super labs and organizational infrastructure. We must work closely with the Mexican government and ensure its continued support in this effort—but we cannot allow it to delay or hinder this necessary campaign.
The cartels are killing Americans every day and radically destabilizing our neighbor and region. They are a clear and present danger to our people and our interests. The cartels must be destroyed.
—End of statement—
THIS IS A DEPOPULATION OPERATION.
Soon the day will come—if it hasn’t already—when enough fentanyl will have been manufactured to kill every person ON EARTH.
I’ve documented, from seizures of the drug at our border, that there is enough fentanyl now to kill every person in the US several times over.
It’s a misnomer to call fentanyl a drug. It’s a direct lethal poison, in incredibly small doses.
OPEN BORDERS=OPEN POISON=THE WAR HAS COME TO US.
If you haven’t already realized it, you can understand why the real leaders of the Left picked a severely compromised, blackmail-able, demented, disabled tool to sit in the Oval Office.
They want to destroy America, and Biden will aid and abet their war, from the inside.
(For Part-2, click here.)
-- Jon Rappoport
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