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Could Mexico be the next to Ben Ghazi Kotchman Mike McCall is warning us because US agents are helping Mexican police go after the -- violent drug cartels.
And yet our agents are not allowed to carry weapons in Mexico -- -- joins us.
-- -- -- Well you know officially they can't under treaty that was signed by the United States Mexico.
-- -- they do they have to do to protect themselves.
But there's no clarity in the policy you know I think it needs to be clear sorry just to protect themselves we had three.
Counselor officers killed in -- us.
We had ice agents as a putts and public killed or one killed and one wounded in an ambush fund was up to us.
In -- US embassy vehicle and just this year CIA agents ambush.
I -- police -- fourteen Mexican federal police officers a 150 rounds fired at them.
And the -- agents were were wounded in the process.
Now -- indicted and charged with murder and then everything now links to the cartels been behind that telling that they showed up with AK forty seven's we're so used.
And been plain clothes and private cars even though there are on duty that day.
Pat when I was done and now we took on the record that Mexico and we'd travel routes and ATF agents and we were we had to travel in armored cars.
And supposedly they were not harmed but because it's so painfully dangerous.
For -- for our people down there.
The -- and we were told but the police are so corrupt.
In Mexico that the cultural than president called -- and had to bring in the military.
To get rid of the police to try to try to do some brings some civil law -- order to there.
But it -- the country wish replete with the most incredible violence and corruption.
And now our people are helping them but are -- -- Of the -- Yeah in 1000 more of the same protections we had met in Afghanistan and show you how about violent and it really others.
And you noted that the host country needs protect our diplomats our agents.
They're just like him doing Ghazi with the failure there and we can't really afford to have a big -- -- situation happen.
Right next door just -- -- Mexico and I'm very concerned these these trends with these ambushes on our agents and diplomats.
Whether that's next thing that happened have they act and they asked.
To carry weapons or -- they asked for more security for themselves.
If you talk to the agents do without mourns the authority of course.
And many of them do to protect themselves.
But -- the really outgunned by AK forty seconds every time they get an ambush is ten guys fortune doesn't AK forty sevens.
A shooting at the vehicles.
In its the really don't count and it's very difficult to respond to that so.
Those who we got to work with Mexico.
-- eradicate these cartels.
But so they got to be protected down.
I went in this this war though would win this war on the cartels and -- this is like this is right next door there's no way over in Syria our way over in Afghanistan this is you know I was just an El Paso last week -- it would get a walked across the border Windsor right next -- our country.
-- are are we winning this Morgan -- cartels.
It's just a valuable then I think you know went down the president's inauguration Mexico.
Talked to some other cabinet officers they want to secure -- southern border for the first time they wanna go after money laundering cases and against the banks.
Which is very significant -- the jury still out on the new administration.
I think there's a new opportunity for us to work with him as well.
There's a new -- been coming on Homeland Security -- and tell you what my big priorities is going to be used to secure that border.
Well I do is Google of Mexico and cart every night you read -- how many people -- murder events like innocent people but handed up their hearts -- cut out of them there hanging from bridges we just the worst -- you can imagine and it's every single day if you just go -- but within the last room.
I think -- but so much coming up there's --
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