Read the whole article on ZeroHedge here.
The exact quote making this threat is as follows:
“Mexico has a lot of negotiating chips in this matter, Fareed, but it also has measures we could take in other areas. For example, the drugs that come through Mexico from South America, or the drugs that are produced here in Mexico all go to the United States. This is not our problem. We have been cooperating with the United States for many years on these issues because they’ve asked us to and because we have a friendly, trustful relationship. If that relationship disappears, the reasons for cooperation also disappear.”
Trump is behaving with far more restraint than I would in his position. If I was in the driver’s seat, Mr. Castaneda would be living on borrowed time – a short phone call to the director of the CIA would have his fate sealed.
The brutality of the Mexican drug cartels hardly needs to be retaught here. Google Image search for “Mexican drug cartel killings” leads to images that could get my WordPress account shuttered due to their barbarism and cruelty. According the ZeroHedge article, the Mexican Drug War has claimed 40,000 lives in the past 10 years.
And Mr. Castaneda thinks the fact that his country floods us with drugs (especially the meth and heroin that has ravaged poor whites) “is not our problem?” The chutzpah alone deserves a knock on his door.
If such threats are made good on, then the only recourse can be a full-scale war against Mexico and its cartels. I would make it clear to Mexican President Nieto, that any attempt to send the drug cartels north of the border to kill Americans on American soil would be regarded as an act of war by Mexico, and if done, I would ask Congress to formally declare war on his country. And no quarter would be given.
I would also make it clear to the Central American governments (e.g. Guatemala, Belize, Honduras, etc.) and nearby South American governments that if drug cartel members fled into their country, they had better provide their full cooperation in handing them over to us. Otherwise, we would go in and get them.