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Trump White House Tells Mexico, No to Drug Legalization

July 21, 2018 (EIRNS)—White House Press Secretary Sarah Sanders stated the Trump administration’s firm opposition to any schemes for the general legalization of drugs, in a July 18 response to a question about the provocative calls for legalization coming from Olga Sanchez Cordero, the British-trained Soros agent currently designated to be Mexican President-elect Andrés Manuel López Obrador’s Interior Minister when he takes office on Dec. 1.

“I can say that we would not support the legalization of all drugs anywhere, and certainly wouldn’t want to do anything that would allow more drugs to come into this country,”

Sanders stated.

Olga Sanchez Cordero, a Mexican Supreme Court justice for two decades, outlined her “transitional justice” security policy under the title “Oblivion, Truth or Justice?” to a packed audience of the Colegio de Mexico. The event and her statements were a bald attempt to ram through this latest British drive to expand its Opium War against the Western Hemisphere, and the United States in particular, before opposition can crush it. Sanchez spoke for a half hour about disappeared people, human rights victims, reparations, truth commissions, institutional restructuring for “transitional justice,” and amnesties for acts that don’t violate the constitution or international human rights laws—without ever mentioning the role of the drug cartels or drug trade in creating a security nightmare in the country. Instead, she stated with dramatic emphasis, that to pacify the country, “we must proceed with the proposal to decriminalize drugs” (emphasis in original). She said further that López Obrador, knowing full well all her speeches and articles on decriminalizing drugs, had told her last Saturday, “and I quote: ‘Carte blanche. Whatever is necessary to restore peace in this country. Let’s open up the debate.’”

The President-elect has not publicly addressed the issue. Major U.S. media immediately headlined Sanchez Cordero’s call for drug legalization. It was then parlayed into the White House briefing the next day by an unidentified reporter.

President Trump’s press secretary answered:

“Certainly we’re going to continue engaging with our Mexican partners. I don’t have a specific policy announcement on that front. However, I can say that we would not support the legalization of all drugs anywhere, and certainly wouldn’t want to do anything that would allow more drugs to come into this country.”

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