Mexico.- Donald Trump, the former prosecutor, William Barr, accused the Mexican president, Andrés Manuel López Obrador, of protecting drug traffickers, but the Mexican media “is silent like a mummy” against this type of accusation.
This was made clear in a recent article published by the Wall Street Journal, where the attorney general of the United States administration accused President Andrés Manuel López Obrador of protecting the drug trade.
An article titled “The United States must defeat Mexico’s drug cartels” implies that the cartels are a threat to national security.
“ISIS is more like the American mafia” and “America cannot tolerate the narcoterrorist cartel any longer,” Barr wrote.
Ask Biden as an Army
Barr’s writing is also strong, as he calls on the Joe Biden administration to use the United States Army to attack the Mexican cartels. Proposals made by Republican legislators last February on the line.
In addition, he said, “almost all illegal drugs that enter the United States are controlled by Mexican cartels, especially those based in Sinaloa and Jalisco.”
“These paramilitary organizations use price and terror tactics to essentially fortify themselves in the state, controlling large areas of Mexico.
“The head of the snake is in Mexico, and that is where our efforts should be directed,” he added.
AMLO allows drug traffic control
The former prosecutor also brought himself against the AMLO government, which he accused of being an importer of fentanyl and other lethal drugs in the United States of America, for which the American Union has the right to defend itself.
“The Mexican cartels flourished because the Mexican administration did not want to deal with them. The exception was President Felipe Calderón (2006-2012), who wanted to go all out against the cartels, but the priorities of the US at that time were elsewhere,” he explained.
López, “cartel facilitator”
William Barr insisted on pointing out the López Obrador administration, which he described as “facilitating the cartels”.
“Today the main facilitator of the cartels is President Andrés Manuel López Obrador. In fact, AMLO does not want to worry about who is seriously attacking the cartels. The Mexican government constantly calls on them to prevent the United States from taking effective measures.”
The Mexican justice system is dysfunctional
Also, he considered that if AMLO has the will to attack the cartels, not only because the Mexican justice system is dysfunctional.
“95 percent of all violent crime goes unpunished and widespread corruption at all levels of government in Mexico has made it nearly impossible for the police or military to mount effective operations without knowing the cartels’ premises.”
“What does it mean to defeat the Mexican cartels?” The former accuser asked and he himself answered;
“First, there is a much more aggressive US effort inside Mexico than ever before, including a significant US intelligence and law enforcement presence, as well as select military capabilities. The Mexican government will very well support and participate in this effort.”