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Right next star in Mexico.
And the Obama administration doesn't seem to believe it so maybe -- will now because two US generals just released a report major general Bob -- is one of those generals.
And He joins us but He served hi hi Greta I out I say it's war we've -- -- here nine times you've been down to the boarding prepare this report that war are not.
It's a war -- what we've seen over the last two years is a shift in that.
-- -- -- termed a strategic content of the cartels to shift their border operations north of the Mexican border.
One county deep into Texas for three reasons first of all to escape the increasing infected effectiveness the Mexican military secondly to establish trans shipment.
Points for drugs and illegal trafficking and third as a throughput.
To push those drugs into 270 cities throughout the United States so this is.
Not just date Texas problem it's a national problem because -- cartels have a new strategy.
You fought in Vietnam you give -- lot on Iraq and Afghanistan.
Tom how how is Mexico this war Mexico it is house at the same -- -- references to Afghanistan.
It's different for a couple of reasons what we've seen over the last two years is a shift in the leadership of the cartels away from mafia businessman.
The other people who want to just make money on drugs to increasing.
To these cartels being run increasingly by criminals just.
Evil men who kill for the sake of killing that's different than it's been in the past secondly the level of violence is escalating not just south of the border but north of the border -- Hundreds of of Mexicans have been found abandoned in these border counties the violence is escalating their shoot outs along the Rio Grande it's getting worse and worse every day and it's gonna continue to get worse until we do something about.
In reading your very like their report they did was a general McCaffrey.
One of the things -- -- -- there's a copy of a letter.
Dated march 16 2010 that was written from the present CEO of university medical center of El Paso to the president.
And basically talking about how it even that hospitals receiving them 150 survivors of the violence is transport across the -- they're going to them medical center for trauma -- -- music it's it's it's even bleed over that way.
What absolutely -- in and it's not just in the cities along the border it's it's in these.
Border counties that are very thinly populated where's the where's the cartels have established show -- -- Of of of of of egress into Texas and transshipment points and had -- houses ranchers and farmers are having their ranch is being violated their breaking into their homes -- shooting at them.
And ranchers are selling out their property.
Rain chance or quitting out of fear or -- being -- from being threatened by the cartels.
It's really becoming increasingly I think.
Think and it's my impression that then we -- I'd -- -- isn't taken -- seriously maybe maybe Texas is -- maybe Arizona but.
The United States is not taking as as a country.
And what's going on Mexico with the level of intensity and I think it should -- that -- -- -- state Hillary Clinton described as like Columbia twenty years ago she got review by the president.
Yet it it MIA -- exact turning us.
-- I don't think you or at all and I think part of the problem this we haven't done a real good job of telling the rest of America.
How Arizona and Texas affects them directly.
Remember now they're 181000 dot cartel members operating in Texas but -- cartel 2000 cartel members operate in Texas whole army division of the of gang members who are the foot soldiers for cartel members -- Texas in Texas.
And thousands more American cities all in this.
In this scheme to distribute drugs throughout the United States this is not just -- -- problem this is a national problem and we need to make the rest of the nation where.
I guess is it I've always been -- by the fact that's one of the worst courthouses NATO's they are ex military they'll essentially the special forces have gone roads and.
So that's it's very sad and they are increasingly violent.
Two years ago this was a criminal enterprise that was done for profit increasingly today it's just sheer raw violence inflicted on the citizens of Texas and that's why there -- -- I don't I don't know overstated but -- in your description of silicon the 181000 Texas and then the number of people on the city that it doesn't sort of differ that much in my mind to serve our thoughts and fears about al-Qaeda -- is having cells around -- -- but I mean -- that this is not this is not dead lined up -- the building.
Norah dirty bomb but this is drugs which are they're killing people wanted to -- -- -- It not only drugs think of the trans shipment to a very dangerous people by the cartels across the border from places like Pakistan and Iran and Iraq and Sudan.
They're coming across -- border.
By the cartels many -- -- get across what ever being registered so.
So this is an insidious problem that goes beyond drugs -- -- -- human traffic the world terrorism.
On and on and on this is an American not.
Just to Texas problem and unfortunately it's a -- -- nearly catastrophic to really draw the countryside into.
General I'm -- -- thank you Greta.
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