Introduction and Specific Purpose
We have a new breed of terrorism coming from our Southern Border.
Mexican Drug cartels spread violence and drugs into our nation
I have witnessed the violence and deceptiveness of the cartels, a
member of my family married a member of the Narcojuniors, a
feeder cell of the Tijuana cartel.
Someday a friend or family member may be affected by the acts of
Specific Purpose: After listening to my speech my audience will
understand we need to strengthen the security of our Southern Border
due to the violence of the Mexican Drug Cartels.
Drug Cartel Violence
spreading into United States.
I will speak about some specific
cartels and their smuggling methods.
I will offer solutions we can use to stop
this drug war in our nation
Knowledge of Drug Wars: Yes-67%, No-33%
Knowledge of infiltration by Mexican Cartels: Yes-68%, No-32%
Branches of cartels: 100-32%, 250-16%, 500-21%, 1000-33%
Cartel Imports: Drugs-95%, Weapons-5%
Border Patrol Agent Killings-100%
Cartels names: Zetas, Knights Templar, La Familia-74%
67th most powerful person by Forbes Joaquin "El Chapo" Guzman-58%
Family affected by drugs-31%
Death from Drug Wars: 50,000+-90%, 20,000-10%
Failed Operation Fast and Furious-21%, Gatekeeper-68%, Peacemaker11%
How bad is the problem?
According to the Washington Post, our country has a new problem
which is the Mexican Drug Wars, "90 percent of marijuana, cocaine,
and methamphetamine on U.S. streets come courtesy of the cartels
and their distribution networks."
The Drug Wars stem from Various cartels battling for trade routes to
the one thousand plus cities that have been infiltrated in our nation.
Innocent people and even police officers are killed in this war.
At least, two Border Patrol agents have died from protecting our
Cartel members are tactically trained and are very dangerous.
Drug Cartels Create By Killing
Cartel Members and innocent people are killed
More then 50,000 deaths in last 6 years.
Los Zetas-Former Mexican Elite Military Forces
Sinaloa Cartel-now control center of Mexico including area once
controlled by Tijuana Cartel led by Joaquin "El Chapo" Guzman
Gulf Cartel-control Northeasten side of Mexico fighting with Los
Zetas for the Gulf of Mexico and Texas Border routes.
Can Affect All of Us.
A member of my family married a member of the Narcojunior, a
feeder cell of the Tijuana Cartel.
One could notice drug activity in his behavior, but not as deep as
Two years ago he was arreseted by Mexican Federal Police.
Private Military Contractors-companies that work with CIA and
Military. Advantages-experienced former military men, can be used anywhere.
Disadvantages-expensive $700-$1000/person/day, not regulated like military.
Advantages-Troops are rotated. Potect our Border and not out in Iraq.
Disadvantages-Unlawful due to Posse Comatitus Act of 1878.
National Guard and US Coast Guard
May used by Governer of each State according to Posse Comatitus, therefore
Governors of States bodering Mexico should meet and deploy National Guard
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