Senators Cruz and Cotton File Bill Targeting Mexican Cartels with Sanctions Similar to Terrorist Designation

Breitbart: Two U.S. Senators filed a bill that would target Mexican cartels and other transnational criminal organizations through financial, criminal, and immigration sanctions. The sanctions are similar to the ones they would face if they were designated as foreign terrorist organizations (FTOs) by the State Department.

Senator Ted Cruz (R) from Texas announced that he and Sen. Tom Cotton (R) from Arkansas introduced the Significant Transnational Criminal Organization Designation Act. The proposed bill comes days after President Donald J. Trump said he would hold off on designating certain Mexican cartels as terrorist organizations following a meeting by his staff with Mexican counterparts. read more

7 Comments on Senators Cruz and Cotton File Bill Targeting Mexican Cartels with Sanctions Similar to Terrorist Designation

  1. I’m all for drone strikes on the Narco-states but the root of the problem is the demand. As long as there is a demand someone is willing to supply. I keep thinking about how China was enslaved via the Opium Wars and it took a war for her to get sober.

    We have to get a grip on ourselves or we, as a nation, will dream ourselves into a 3rd world. However hard we hit the Narcos we need to hit that hard on the users here at home. If we can’t do that we need to legalize everything and it’s up to every parent to teach their own children

  2. If this passes, will they then be able to finally prosecute every member of congress who is on the payroll of the cartels, MS-13, etc.?

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  3. I’m all for drone strikes on the Narco-states but the root of the problem is the demand. As long as there is a demand someone will supply. I keep thinking about how China was enslaved via the Opium Wars and it took a war for her to get free and sober.

    We have to get a grip on ourselves or we, as a nation, will dream ourselves into a 3rd world. However hard we hit the Narcos we need to hit that hard on the users here at home. If we can’t do that we need to legalize everything- and then it’s up to every parent to teach their own children to stay away from that poison least they suffer the consequences.

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  4. Pelopidas, do you really think people who are dumb enough to vote for democrats are going to give up their buzz?

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  5. Except the cartels don’t openly do anything that would be subject to ‘financial, criminal, and immigration sanctions.’

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