Mexican drug lord El Chapo Guzmán is back in the news:
Mexican drug lord Joaquín "El Chapo" Guzmán has a lot of enemies: the Mexican government, the Drug Enforcement Administration, Donald Trump.
But now the world's most powerful drug trafficker allegedly is taking on what is arguably the world's most feared organization, ISIS.
In an unconfirmed report, Chapo's anger toward the radical jihadist group does not stem from some sense of altruism for the victims of the recent attacks in Paris or San Bernardino, but instead from concerns about his bottom line after ISIS destroyed several of his Sinaloa Cartel's drug shipments that were being moved through the Middle East.
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In a way, ISIS is like the Taliban in that they abhor illegal drugs and forbid their production or consumption. Ironically, in defeating the Taliban the US contributed to an upsurge in heroin production. Was this an intentional move? You can read more about this here:
An underlying question is this - did ISIS actually destroy the shipment, or merely intercept it so they can market it themselves? If ISIS builds narco-trafficking routes into the US, they also could be used to smuggle in weapons and other evil things. That would be extremely bad for us.
So, like Kate del Castillo, perhaps we should put our faith in El Chapo to stop ISIS, since clearly Obama ad-Dajjal is not up to the task.
By the way, you can find the text of Ms. del Castillo's open letter to El Chapo here: