Mexican Army Raids Cartel Military Bunker Right Next to Texas Town
Mexico is a failed narco-state. The country’s new president, Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador (AMLO), ran on a promise to bring the drug cartels operating within his country to heel. AMLO has failed at this. A new all-time high of 36,000 people were murdered in the cartel wars in 2019.
The threat along our southern border only continues to grow as the Mexican government is revealed to be increasingly powerless to stop the cartels. It’s only a matter of time before the American military will be directly involved in battling the cartels.
The Mexican military has just stumbled upon a military-style cartel bunker in the town of Reynosa. That’s directly adjacent to the town of McAllen, Texas, located in Hidalgo County (Population: 860,611).
Fortunately, no cartel guards were in place watching the bunker when the Mexican military discovered it. Otherwise, the Mexican military would have been subjected to yet another embarrassing military defeat at the hands of the more heavily armed cartel.
The Mexican soldiers discovered claymore mines, automatic rifles, explosives, .50 caliber sniper rifles, armored vehicles and lots of military support gear like night vision goggles and so forth. The gear was stashed out of sight in an underground bunker just feet away from the US-Mexico border.
Three hours away in Nuevo Laredo, there was a major cartel gun battle in January. Scared American residents in Laredo, Texas posted audio from the gun battle on their Twitter feeds. Gun battles are getting more common in border towns these days, despite media reports that Mexico is peaceful.
Northern Mexico along the US border has been bandit country for more than 300 years, and it’s still bandit country today. Pancho Villa’s rebel army raided the town of Columbus, New Mexico in 1918. His soldiers killed 14 civilians – 15 if you count the unborn child of the pregnant American woman they gunned down in the street. Nine American soldiers died in the counterattack against Villa’s forces, in which they killed approximately 70 of Villa’s soldiers.
Does the “Battle of Columbus” sound like ancient history? Or, does it sound like something that could happen any day now in an American city as the cartels grow increasingly powerful and emboldened?
Back in October, the Sinaloa cartel actually defeated the Mexican military in a gun battle in the town of Culiacan. Police had captured Ovidio Guzman, the son of “El Chapo” who is now in a US federal prison. The cartel fought back, and local police and the Mexican military were heavily outgunned.
While that gun battle was going on, the cartel dispatched “hit squads” to the homes of police and soldiers engaged in the battle. When the cartel phoned President AMLO to inform him that they had just killed the wives and children of several of the officers resisting the cartel and would go onto kill the rest, AMLO immediately surrendered. El Chapo’s son was released, and the Mexican soldiers were forced to surrender their weapons and shake hands with the cartel killers who had just humiliated them.
In December, three American Mormon mothers and six children were killed in Mexico in a cartel ambush. The two youngest victims were 8-month-old infant twins. President Trump offered to send US troops to help AMLO’s forces whip the ever-loving tar out of the cartels. AMLO declined. He has refused help from America and even from an international coalition to root out and deal with the cartels.
It’s only a matter of time before the bloodthirsty cartels bring one of their gun battles onto US soil. When that happens, AMLO will no longer be able to “decline” aid from America in dealing with the cartels, at least as long as President Donald Trump is in office. Trump didn’t simply offer military help to Mexico. He offered to wage full-scale war and wipe the cartels off the face of the earth. Knowing President Trump as well as we all do, does anyone think that was a bluff?
The increasing violence in the failed state to our south is even more proof that we need a wall on our southern border to protect America. But then, that’s what the residents of Columbus, New Mexico were saying a hundred years ago. Here’s hoping that the wall is finished before the end of Trump’s second term in office, because he’s the only one in Washington, DC in the past century who has taken the threats from Mexico seriously.