A newly released video shows that former President Donald Trump was right about wanting to designate Mexican drug cartels as terrorists.
Part of the video can be found here, on the New York Post's website.
What the video allegedly shows is Mexican cartel members leading several teenagers to their deaths.
The Post reports:
The teens, identified as friends and cousins by the Mexican edition of Spanish language newspaper El Pais, had been enjoying a family weekend at a ranch near the town of Malpaso when several vehicles loaded with armed men broke into the home at 4 a.m. Sunday and kidnapped the boys.
It picks up after the kidnapping. In the video, a man carrying a gun and wearing a skull mask - presumable a cartel member - can be seen leading seven teenagers up a mountainside in Zacatecas, Mexico.
The teens - who range in age from 14 to 18 - can be seen walking barefoot. They have their hands tied behind their backs, and they have black hoods over their faces. Seven teens could be seen in total.
As the cartel members are leading the teens to their deaths, the cartel can be heard playing a "narcocorrido," which is a type of Mexican folk son, in the background. At one point, the song proclaims, "Death is in their eyes."
Cartel members go on to kill six of the seven teens. The seventh teen - Sergio Yobani Acevedo - is critically beaten up, but he survives. At the time of this writing, however, the teen has not been able to provide information to the authorities.
The reason why the cartel carried out these killings remains unclear.
During his presidency, Trump made it clear that he wanted to designate Mexican cartels as terrorist organizations.
In November 2019, Trump said, "They will be designated ... I have been working on that for the last 90 days. You know, designation is not that easy, you have to go through a process, and we are well into that process."
Trump, however, before designating the cartels as terrorist organizations, decided that he wanted to give Mexico the opportunity to help deal with the situation. This is where Trump's plan fell apart.
Mexican President Andrés Manuel López Obrador never cooperated. And, so, Trump's presidency would come to an end without the cartels being designated as terrorist organizations.
The above incident tells you everything you need to about why Trump was in wanting to designate the cartels as terrorist organizations. Perhaps, if Trump is reelected, he will get the opportunity to see his plan through.