Mexican President AMLO Blame the United States for Fentanyl Crisis

In an episode of “60 Minutes”, Mexican President Andrés Manuel López Obrador pinned the blame on the United States for the fentanyl crisis.

AMLO said to CBS News’ Sharyn Alfonsi that the United States is responsible for the fentanyl crisis. He noted that Mexico’s drug consumption rates are allegedly not as high as America’s because of Mexican “customs” and “traditions.”

“The head of the DEA says cartels are mass-producing fentanyl, and the U.S. State Department has said that most of it is coming out of Mexico. Are they wrong?” Alfonsi inquired.

“Yes, or rather, they don’t have all the information, because fentanyl is also produced in the United States,” AMLO added in Spanish.

“The State Department says most of it’s coming from Mexico,” Alfonsi said to the Mexican president.

“Fentanyl is produced in the United States, in Canada and in Mexico. And the chemical precursors come from Asia,” López Obrador replied defensively. “You know why we don’t have the drug consumption that you have in the United States? Because we have customs, traditions, and we don’t have the problem of the disintegration of the family.”

“But there is drug consumption in Mexico,” Alfonsi replied.

“But very little,” AMLO remarked.

“So why the violence, then, in Mexico?” Alfonsi inquired.

“Because drug trafficking exists, but not the consumption,” AMLO pointed out.

The Biden regime announced a joint program with the Mexican president to tackle the fentanyl crisis afflicting American communities in April 2023. That said, AMLO and other Mexican officials faced criticism for apparently minimizing their country’s role in the drug epidemic prior to negotiating with the White House, according to NPR. 

“They could say, ‘We are going to close the border.’ But we mutually need each other,” the Mexican president said Alfonsi.

“What would happen to the U.S. if they closed the border?” Alfonsi inquired.

“You would not be able to buy inexpensive cars if the border is closed,” AMLO stated. “That is, you would have to pay ten thousand, fifteen thousand dollars more for a car.”

In the year of 2023, the Customs and Border Protection (CBP) confiscated a record number of 27,000 pounds of fentanyl at the southern border, which is an alarming increase from the 14,700 pounds seized in 2022.

Here’s the thing: All actors here — Americans and Mexicans — are wrong. The fentanyl crisis is the product of a transnational, global elite who wants to destroy nation states like the US by promoting an activity that will destroy its social fabric. 

The only antidote to this conundrum is nationalism — ie border security and immigration restriction. No questions asked.

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