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This editorial appears in the March 17, 2023 issue of Executive Intelligence Review.

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EIR to Rep. Crenshaw: If You Are Serious About Stopping the Drug Trade,

Invade Wall Street, Not Mexico

The Editors of EIR issued this statement March 7
both English and Spanish. It is now circulating widely in the Mexican media.

On Jan. 12, 2023, Rep. Dan Crenshaw (R-TX) introduced a resolution into the House of Representatives (H.J.Res.18) to “authorize the use of United States Armed Forces against those responsible for trafficking fentanyl or a fentanyl-related substance into the United States.” Crenshaw’s resolution makes it clear he’s talking about unilateral cross-border U.S. military attacks within Mexico. The resolution has been referred to the House Committee on Foreign Affairs.

The editors of Executive Intelligence Review, founded by the late American statesman Lyndon LaRouche, would like to suggest to Rep. Crenshaw—and others who have been quick to support his proposal—that if they are really serious about using U.S. military force to stop the international drug trade, and not just engaging in electoral posturing, they should authorize the U.S. Armed Forces to invade Wall Street, not Mexico.

As every informed analyst of the drug trade has known ever since EIR published the first edition of its best seller Dope, Inc. back in 1978, as commissioned by Lyndon LaRouche, the international drug trade is run by international financial interests centered in the City of London and Wall Street—largely through their offshore banking havens. That trade is now estimated at about $1 trillion per year, and is a not inconsiderable factor in keeping the bankrupt trans-Atlantic financial system alive, albeit on life support.

We can further assure Rep. Crenshaw that such an action would arguably not be a violation of the Posse Comitatus Act, which prohibits the use of the American military on domestic soil, since Wall Street is clearly under top-down control by the City of London and can hardly be viewed as remotely American.

Once Rep. Crenshaw et al. have demonstrated that they are serious about stopping drugs by taking such action, then U.S. representatives could reasonably sit down with their Mexican counterparts to discuss what joint measures could be taken, with full respect for each other’s sovereignty, to defeat their common enemy: Dope, Inc.

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