“When is enough enough, America?” Glenn Beck posed on his radio show this morning. “Mexico is a failed state. It is now a narco state.”
This was his response to the news that nine Americans, all women and children, were massacred in northern Mexico on their way to a wedding.
According to Mexico’s security minister, the family had been ambushed around 3pm ET by an “armed group” (cartel). The family was then shot at and burned while inside the vehicle.
Kendra Lee Miller identified her sister-in-law, Rhonita Marie Miller, 30, and four of Rhonita’s seven children — including two 8-month-olds — among the victims. “All they found was charred remains, ash and bones,” she said.
From ABC13 in Houston:
As many as 13 other members of La Mora – a decades-old settlement in Sonora state founded as part of an offshoot of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints – were missing after the attack on a convoy of three SUVs carrying community members, said a relative who asked not to be named for fear of reprisals.
The relative said he had located the burned-out, bullet-ridden SUV containing the remains of his nephew’s wife and her four children – twin 6-month old babies and two other children aged 8 and 10.
“My sister could actually see the smoke from her house and they heard the gunshots,” said Leah Staddon, whose family members were killed. “We just can’t believe this is actually happening to our family, it just seems like a bad dream.”
President Trump responded swiftly, calling for Mexico to take action against the cartels that are ravaging our neighbors to the south:
….monsters, the United States stands ready, willing & able to get involved and do the job quickly and effectively. The great new President of Mexico has made this a big issue, but the cartels have become so large and powerful that you sometimes need an army to defeat an army! — Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) November 5, 2019
Clearly, what the Mexican government is doing isn’t working, and now President Trump feels like the country needs to bring in the big guns. Now, the question is, will Mexico actually do something, or will the cartels continue to run the show?
Either way, this further solidifies we need a wall at our border.