Representative Matt Gaetz took to social media Wednesday and called for the United States to start bombing the notorious Sinaloa drug cartel in Mexico.
Gaetz’s argument surrounds the deadly fentanyl crisis that is killing an untold number of Americans every day. The CDC reported that in 2020, over 68,000 Americans died of opioid overdose, with 82% of those being synthetic opioids – fentanyl.
Speaking before the House Judiciary Committee, the Florida Republican addressed the crisis, noting that people aren’t actively seeking out fentanyl as they would other drugs.
“It irks me every time I hear someone talk about fentanyl overdoses because – no one overdoses on fentanyl because – I don’t think anybody really sets out to, like, score some fentanyl for a good time,” he said.
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He’s Not Kidding: Gaetz Calls For Bombing Mexico
Congressman Matt Gaetz argued that, as an unwanted commodity, “we should be totally capable of stopping” fentanyl from coming into the United States.
“And the only reason we aren’t is because we purposefully allow our border to degrade, not by accident, not because of some lack of capability or some unsolvable problem set,” he argued.
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“But because there are some groups on the right and left who think that they will do better economically if we just let millions of people into the country and depress the wages of Americans, and the cost they’re willing to pay for that are the funerals and the deaths and the broken lives as a result of fentanyl poisoning,” Gaetz continued.
The MAGA Republican shared a clip of his address to the committee and called for bombing the infamous Sinaloa drug cartel, one the most powerful drug trafficking organizations in the world.
“Bomb Sinaloa,” he wrote. “Not kidding.”
Bomb Sinaloa. Not kidding. https://t.co/xQnAsPeQQE
— Matt Gaetz (@mattgaetz) September 21, 2022
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What’s a Couple of Tomahawk Missiles?
Gaetz had initially made the suggestion during his House Judiciary Committee address, arguing that lobbing a few missiles into Mexico is peanuts compared to the unnecessary war effort the U.S. endured in Afghanistan.
And it would directly result in saving American lives.
“Tens of thousands of Americans are poisoned by fentanyl over and over again in every community,” he fumed.
“Yet after a 20-year war in the Middle East, we seemingly clutch our pearls at the suggestion that we might think about dropping off a few Tomahawk missiles in the Sinaloa Mountains.”
Tens of thousands of Americans are poisoned by fentanyl over and over again in every community.
Yet after a 20-year war in the Middle East, we seemingly clutch our pearls at the suggestion that we might think about dropping off a few Tomahawk missiles in the Sinaloa Mountains. pic.twitter.com/iTFSnaBM9T
— Rep. Matt Gaetz (@RepMattGaetz) September 21, 2022
Gaetz’s argument is in line with claims by former Secretary of Defense Mark Esper, who said former President Donald Trump inquired on at least two occasions about secretly bombing illegal cartel drug labs in Mexico.
“The president pulls me aside on at least a couple of occasions and suggests that maybe we have the U.S. military shoot missiles into Mexico,” Esper said during a “60 Minutes” interview.
“We could just shoot some Patriot missiles and take out the labs, quietly,” Esper also alleged Trump contested, according to his memoir. “No one would know it was us.”
The New York Times reported that Trump also had to be talked out of launching secret military raids in Mexico to take out the drug cartels.
Trump, they wrote, “pressed his top aides to send forces into Mexico itself to hunt drug cartels, much like American commandos have tracked and killed terrorists in Afghanistan or Pakistan.”
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Yep, time to stop the Chinese and Mexicans from killing American Citizens with their murderous Drugs
The U.S. President should go to Mexico’s President and inform him what we are going to do. Then wreak havoc on the cartels and all the police who are on the take. Arm the civilians to keep it that way. One ounce of any drug found at the border triggers round 2, rinse and repeat. Armed, honest Mexican citizens can clean up.
Real Americans see this lack of border control as the means to use the divisive politic that O’Biden preaches daily……We know the chinese and the cartels are in cahoots and from what is evolving as evidence, suspicion of this WH is complicit with the two perps…The perps are killing Americans with fentanyl, many people trying to come to the US with human trafficking, extortion, rape, murder and having them act as drug mules, then extorting them if they get into the US….Why else would O’Biden turn his back on the evolving border crisis and the msm fail to report it…..the left says they want new voters, that’s a ruse, they want the US to fail and destroy the sovereignty…..You cannot get covert action aganst this operation until you remove the obstacle of the left…….
If done properly, this is the only solution. Gather intelligence and targeting data, pick a date for maximum surprise, then airstrikes followed by Armored Cavalry. Then do the smaller Cartels.
DESTROY THE CARTEL LOCATIONS FROM THE AIR. THEN SEND IN GROUND FORCES FOR THE COMPLETE MOP UP !!!
Can I get a “Hell Yeah”?
Personally I think it would be far better to force biden to tell his puppet master in china to stop selling and shipping the chemicals that are used to make fentynol and meth to countries in central and south america or we will stop import of chinese made goods until the do so.
When the Great Reset hits and Patriots need RPGs, the Cartels will be the source.
The headline was a bit misleading. He isn’t talking about ‘Bombing Mexico’. He is suggesting targeting known Cartel installations and burning them down. We are being attacked by a foreign force. Wipe them out.
They are a Terrorist organization who with pure intent are sending their deadly drugs to kill Americans for financial profit. Enough of this. It’s time to take them out.
Do it USA, just do it! You would be saving thousands of Mexican lives too.
On face value, no, but as a joint venture between countries, yes. But, that also depends on how corrupt the Mexican government is. Personally, I have little faith in their sincerity to stop the problem
Make it look like a accident lol ” well look there another illegal Drug factory blew up, oh well “