Automatic Weapon Gunfire from Drug Cartels at US-Mexico Border: “Not Iraq, Texas”


Captain, Intelligence and Counterterrorism Retired Division Texas Department of Public Safety Jaeson Jones joins ‘Tucker Carlson Tonight’ and describes gun battles with military hardware just south of the US-Mexico border YouTube Tips ⓘ

Video shows view from Roma, Texas at 7:40 am. Wednesday, March 17, 2021 when a gun battle broke out just south of the US-Mexico border, and where cartels have embattled a city known as Ciudad Miguel Aleman just the other side of the Rio Grande from Roma, Texas. Cartel del Golfo (The Gulf Cartel) has fought with Cartel de Noreste (Cartel of the Northeast) for at least the past two years.

In March 2019, Texas Republican congressman Chip Roy introduced a bill that would list the Cartel Del Noreste faction of Los Zetas, Jalisco New Generation Cartel, and Gulf Cartel as Foreign Terrorist Organizations (FTOs). Former United States President Donald Trump had also expressed interest in designating cartels as terrorist organizations. However, such plans were halted at the request of Mexican President Andrés Manuel López Obrador, according to a BBC article published December 7, 2019.

In the background of the video displayed on Tucker Carlson Tonight on Fox News, roosters are heard along with automatic weapons gunfire during the gun battle. Weapons and equipment, such as 40 mm grenades, .50 caliber belt-fed machine guns, and armored vehicles are known to be used by the drug cartels. Globally, drug cartels, such as Sinaloa Cartel and Cartel Jalisco New Generation have operations in around 50 countries, according to Former Texas Border Security Captain Jaeson Jones. Chicago is a major Sinaloa Cartel distribution point for the Midwest.

Jones explained that the problem at the border is much broader in scope than just people or immigrants crossing our border. CBP (US Customs and Border Protection), state and local law enforcement personnel hear these gun battles between two and four times per week, according to Jones.

Jones managed the daily operations of the Texas Rangers, Border Security Operations Center (BSOC). He supervised Human Intelligence (HUMINT) operations in several nations and managed Intelligence lead operations for the longest 24/7 border operation in Texas history, Operation Secure Texas. He currently publishes a website known as TRIPWIRES & TRIGGERS. His focus is on best practices for combating transnational threats and the spread of Global Violent Networks (GVN’s).

Jones claims that efforts to show the truth on Facebook and Twitter accounts about what is happening at the southwest border of Texas have been censored, and forced him to take social media sharing to other services — Rumble and Tik Tok.



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NOTE: There is a debate in the United States about whether terrorists and spies are crossing through security holes across the border and whether illegal drug trade is significant enough to stop people from entering the United States in mass or to justify confronting cartel members with military power or national level military hardware.

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