The latest deadly kidnappings by a Mexican cartel of four US citizens could be the tipping point for America’s unbearable border crisis.

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Kidnapping of Americans in Mexico Rekindles Debate Over Ending Drug Cartel Control: ‘THIS IS A CONTINUOUS WAR’

Former FBI Assistant Director Chris Swecker joined Mornings with Mary on Wednesday to weigh in, urging the Biden administration to use militaristic force to defuse the U.S. border before another American “gets caught in the crossfire.”

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Swecker referred to Colombia, a country that previously fed on drugs and needed the US government’s military, in the Wednesday segment.

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“I wouldn’t say they’re perfect, but [Columbia has] restored law and order and the rule of law in Colombia because we used our army against human traffickers. We did it quietly. We didn’t advertise that we were doing this, but we used some very sophisticated methods, some technology, some special forces, intelligence, etc.,” Swecker told Maria Bartiromo in an interview with FOX Business.

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“We gave them a lot of money as part of the planned funding for Colombia that we provided them. And another thing we can do is what we did when Kiki Camarena was killed by the cartels in 1985, a DEA agent who was tortured and killed. We close this border for a couple of days, and it choked the Mexican economy. And, you know, we need to start playing a tough game with Mexico and close our own borders.”

Swecker’s advice comes at a time when drug smuggling and crime continue to run rampant in Mexico, and US Attorney General Merrick Garland says the country “on purpose” unleashed a fentanyl crisis on the Americans. The US Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) stated that fentanyl single most deadly drug threat our nation has ever faced.

Swecker went on to explain that in some failed countries, the state government will “tolerate the bad guys”, giving criminal groups “space” to carry out any legitimate activity.

“In this case [Mexico], drug traffickers integrated into the government. In other words, they control the government. The government is powerless to stop them,” Sveker warned.

“This is a story with the PRI government that goes back decades, even before drug smuggling. These were other types of smuggling that took place back in the seventies and early eighties. So it’s a cozy relationship, but it’s also a bullying relationship. The cartels are just stronger,” he said.

HEADER ADDITION EXPLAINING THAT THE GUARD POSITIVE THE PHOTOGRAPHER.  An armed man from a self-defense group poses with his weapon at the entrance to Apatzingan in the state of Michoacán, Mexico, Sunday, February 9, 2014. The Knights Templar, a religious drug cartel from a number of cities in western Mexico, entered Apatzingan on Saturday and worked with government forces, to clear it of cartel fighters.  (AP Photo/Marco Ugarte)

The PRI government, Swecker explained, is a political party that was in continuous power in Mexico from 1929 to 2000 and is said to have strong ties to the drug cartels.


“Mexico is a drug state. For a long time, and especially under this pre-government government, it was the government of the PRI. They have connections with cartels that go back two decades,” the former FBI official explained.

US citizens are simply not safe there. We literally have open borders; we basically incentivize these cartels and they have made huge profits as pointed out over the past few years under the Biden administration. There is no risk, there are no barriers to doing what they are doing,” he warned.