Mexico’s former Foreign Minister wants Drug Cartels on U.S. border

It is no secret the corrupt Mexican government is influenced and controlled by drug cartels. There was a stunning admission made today on CNN’s  Fareed Zakaria’s broadcast. Mexico’s former foreign minister, Jorge Castaneda, states the Mexican government is willing to counter U.S. President Donald Trump policy by unleashing drug cartels on U.S. border. This is the most astonishing admission by the Mexican government. We have never heard anything like this.

Go to 2:10 to hear Jorge Castaneda on CNN

His statement that Mexico should use Central American immigration as a weapon against us is here [Mexico can use Central-American immigration as bargaining chip with Trump, Univision, December 8, 2016]:

“There has been a surge in Central American immigrants heading for the United States since Donald Trump won the Election in November, according to several initial reports… If this is the case, it is only logical. Trump has vowed to build his wall. It does not matter if Mexico will pay for it or even if the threat is true. It makes perfect sense for anybody hoping to make it to the United States, from Salvador, Honduras or Guatemala, to do so before any wall is put up….If they have relatives in the United States, or if they think that their reception will be better with President Barack Obama still in power until January 20, then their decision is perfectly rational.”

Castaneda goes on to say how during the Surge of 2014, the Obama Administration pressured Mexico:

“When the first wave of unaccompanied minors came to the United States in July 2014, Mexico complied with the White House request to cooperate in stopping the flow of immigrants. The logic behind it was sound. The goal was to avoid sparking anti-immigrant hysteria in the United States precisely when immigration reform seemed set to prosper.

Trump is no friend to Mexico. It makes no sense for Mexico to keep doing America’s dirty work with Trump as president if he wants to build walls, deport Mexicans or revise the NAFTA trade deal. Still, Mexico has a bargaining chip. Mexico can stop the flow of immigrants on the southern border, or it can allow immigrants free access to its northern border.Failing to use this as a negotiation tactic would be ignorance, neglect or cowardice. Unfortunately these three attributes do not seem to be in short supply in the current government.”

Jorge Castaneda has it all wrong. Mexico is not doing the United States any favors. When Mexico intervenes to keep Mexicans on their side of the border, which never happens; they are enforcing their own laws. We are a sovereign nation. America will enforce its laws the way we see fit. If Mexico thinks they can pressure President Trump by threatening to unleash drug cartels on our border they are not paying attention. This president will not be easily bluffed.

Mexican President Enrique Peña Nieto after talking tough about the wall,  changed his tune, and said: “Mexico re-affirms its friendship with the people of the United States, and its willingness to reach agreements with its government.” It’s difficult to say what made him change his mind. I do know, he’s not very popular in Mexico right now. In a recent survey critics of the Mexican President, say his approval ratings were just 12 per cent. That is the lowest for any Mexican president in this polling era.  It was the opposition politicians who urged the Mexican leader to call off the trip on Wednesday.

h/t Univision

 

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