FAILED State: Mormon Family Slaughtered During Cartel Firefight in Mexico
ZeroHedge reported on the tragic story of an American family from Utah who was ambushed by cartel gunmen.
In response to this incident, President Donald Trump posted a series of tweets offering American aid in trying to bring the cartel thugs to justice. He stated, “If Mexico needs or requests help in cleaning out these monsters, the United States stands ready, willing & able to get involved and do the job quickly and effectively.”
Trump also noted that Mexico must get its crime problem in order after various violent incidents took place in the past few months.
Trump added that this family was caught in the crossfire between two rival drug cartels.
Mexico has already cooperated with the U.S. to keep refugee inflows from Central America in check. The question is, will Mexico finally clean up its problem with cartel violence?
During a violent ambush on a Mexican highway in the state of Sonora, armed thugs slaughtered a family of nine Americans.
Reportedly, there were eight survivors from a caravan of families who were traveling in the Mexican border state. The victims’ friend claims that the family was living in La Mora at the time of the incident. La Mora is located 75 miles south of the American border.
The family was reported to be a part of a Mormon group living in Mexico, and were apparently traveling for a wedding.
ZeroHedge provided an overview of the victims:
This family friend named the victims as Christina Marie Langford Johnson, 29, Dawna Langford, 43, Trevor Langford, 11, and Rogan Langford, two-and-a-half. Also slain were Rhonita Miller, 30, Howard Miller, 12, Krystal Miller, 10, and eight-month-old twins, Titus and Tiana Miller. They were all part of a Mormon group living in Mexico, and some were said to be traveling for a wedding.
One of the victims’ relatives, Willie Jessop, a Utah resident, relayed to reporters that a caravan of families was traveling together when they were abruptly ambushed. Jessop claimed that three of the cars were shot at and one of them going up in flames.
Jessop said he and his family have been trying to press Mexican federal officials into investigating the killings. They have also reached out to the FBI.
“Everyone is in so much shock,” he claimed. “It’s just unbelievable and there’s just no way to comprehend it.”
Although violence seems to be an everyday occurence in Mexico, its populace maybe have had enough. BLP reported last month on drug cartel members outgunning Mexican security forces and compelling them to release the son of “El Chapo” Guzmán, the former head of the Sinaloa Cartel who is now locked up in an American Supermax prison.
As violence continues in Mexico, immigration and border security discussions will become more heated in American policy circles.
President Trump will soon need to put the pressure on Congress to bolster security.
Now, more than ever, America needs a wall along its southern border to protect it from the very real threat of Mexican narco terror.