BREITBART — The United States must step forward and declare some of the Mexican drug cartels as foreign terrorist organizations, said Breitbart Texas Managing Director Brandon Darby during an interview with C-SPAN.
“Most of the politicians in the border states are actually surrogates or have been surrogates of the criminal organizations that control those regions,” Darby said during a live taping in the border city of Laredo of the C-SPAN show Washington Journal. “Ultimately it going to take that (declaring cartels as terrorists) to stop them.”
As a terrorist organization, the U.S. could go after the corrupt politicians that protect them, the banks that funnel their money and other entities that the criminal organizations rely on. The measure is the same that authorities eventually did with narco-terrorist in Colombia such as the FARC, he said. While there are drug cartels like the Sinaloa Federation that tend to leave the public alone for the most part, in the case of the Gulf Cartel and Los Zetas, the brutality with which those cartels victimize the innocents is enough to warrant the tittle.
One of the topics that came up during the interview with C-SPAN’s Greta Brawen dealt with how Mexican politicians and drug cartels are closely aligned and have a history of working hand in hand giving the criminal organizations strict control of the region.
“The last governor (of Coahuila, Humberto Moreira) was in trouble for being a surrogate for Los Zetas cartel,” Darby said.
In the case of Tamaulipas’ last two governors, Tomas Yarrington and Eugenio Hernandez, “those last two governors are fugitives of U.S. Justice for being surrogates of the Gulf cartel.”
Because of the widespread corruption and the total control, government officials and or cartel members are able to control the media.
“They have people called links to control all the media outlets, (they) tell people what they can and can’t write about,” Darby said.
One of the ways that Breitbart Texas was able to counter that control was to recruit individuals who were willing to risk their lives in order write about the realities of Mexico.
“We find those people and allow them write under a pseudonym and publish their words in English and Spanish and present them to a larger audience so people can know what is going on,” Darby said.
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