#1 ‘If Decapitating Police Officers Is Not Terrorism, What Is?’04-13-2011, 11:02 AMBorder Sheriff on Mexican Cartels: ‘If Decapitating Police Officers Is Not Terrorism, What Is?’
Wednesday, April 13, 2011
By Edwin Mora
Washington (CNSNews.com) – The federal government should designate Mexican drug cartels as foreign terrorist organizations under U.S. law, according to the Republican sheriff of an Arizona county near the U.S.-Mexico border.
But a Democratic judge in Texas disagrees, saying such a designation would achieve little. Instead, said the judge, attention should be focused on illegal drug consumption by Americans.
Asked by CNSNews.com whether he would support designating Mexican drug cartels as foreign terrorist organizations (FTOs) – as some lawmakers are suggesting as a way to target their finances – Sheriff Paul Babeu of Pinal County, Ariz. replied, “Absolutely.”
“They are terrorists,” said Babeu, a Republican elected official. “Literally 35,000 people have been brutally murdered in Mexico. The president just articulated we went and bombed Libya because we didn’t want possibly 1,000 civilians just killed – it would have been blood on our hands.”
“Wait a minute,” he continued. “That’s half way around the world. Look south –35,000 people killed and they’re not just regular people [but] judges, police chiefs, you know, anybody who stands up in their way.”
“They’re cutting police officers’ heads off, killing them, laying them in front of the police station,” Babeu said. “If that’s not a terrorist act, what is? They have destabilized Mexico to the point where it’s caused great concern here.”
Pinal County is located south of Phoenix, about 70 miles north of the southwest border.
04-13-2011, 12:18 PM
it seems many people agree about this drug problem, i wonder where all the opposition must come from? there are billions of dollars at stake, lives being lost, people being locked up, who is benefiting from this so much that they want it to remain this way?Originally Posted by Adam Smith - Wealth of Nations
04-13-2011, 02:51 PM
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When California legalized Medicinal Pot, the Mexican drug cartels lost 1/2 of their business almost overnight. We decriminalize Hemp, allow it grow as an agricultural product (for more than just smoking), then tax any drug use like cigs, not only will we have a revenue stream, but also put a large number of the drug cartels out of business.
04-13-2011, 03:24 PMLiberals are proof that evolution is only a theory. Nothing that stupid could evolve past a monkey.
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04-13-2011, 04:43 PM
If Decapitating Police Officers Is Not Terrorism, What Is?
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04-13-2011, 05:01 PM"The individual has always had to struggle to keep from being overwhelmed by the tribe. To be your own man is hard business. If you try it, you will be lonely often, and sometimes frightened. But no price is too high to pay for the privilege of owning yourself." Rudyard Kipling - (1865-1936)
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Context doesn't matter to this liberal it seems/ as long as it satisfies his godless dreams/ like monkeys throwing sh!t as castles in air/ as long as he throws/that is the extent of his care.
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