Trump Calls for “War” Against Mexican Drug Cartels After Brutal Killings of Americans

A group of at least nine Americans were killed in an apparent ambush attack Monday in Mexico. F

Family members of the victims tell CBS News the FBI is part of the investigation into the attack that they believe is linked to a drug cartel.

President Trump has responded and  tweeted:

A wonderful family and friends from Utah got caught between two vicious drug cartels, who were shooting at each other, with the result being many great American people killed, including young children, and some missing. If Mexico needs or requests help in cleaning out these…..

….monsters, the United States stands ready, willing & able to get involved and do the job quickly and effectively. The great new President of Mexico has made this a big issue, but the cartels have become so large and powerful that you sometimes need an army to defeat an army!

Per DailyMail, a flat tire could have put three American Mormon mothers and six of their children in the crossfire of battling Mexican drug cartels after they were massacred in northern Mexico – as President Donald Trump has waged a war on the ‘monsters’ responsible.

The victims, who belonged to the LeBaron family, were ambushed by cartel gunmen eight miles apart on a dirt road in the Mexican border state of Sonora on Monday while traveling in a convoy of three SUVs.

The mothers were driving in separate vehicles with their children from the La Mora religious community where they live, which is a decades-old settlement in Sonora state founded as part of an offshoot of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints.

One of the SUVs is believed to have suffered a flat tire on a dirt road prior to the massacre, relatives told

Mexico’s top security official Alfonso Durazo has blamed cartel gunmen for the gruesome attack and said they may have mistaken the group’s large SUVs for rival gangs.

Nine of the LeBaron family members were slaughtered in the massacre. Six children were wounded in the attack and five have since been transferred to hospitals in Phoenix, Arizona.

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