General Kelly In 2014: Human Trafficking And Drug Cartels 'Most Concerning' Threat Facing U.S.

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Was recently installed White House Chief of Staff John Kelly's stance on human trafficking and drug cartels a factor in President Trump's decision to promote the man originally picked to head up Homeland Security?

In a revealing 2014 interview, the retired 4-star US Marine Corps general told PRISM magazine that the 'most concerning' threat facing the United States comes from international criminal networks trafficking in drugs and sex workers:

These are international criminal networks – everything gets in. Hundreds and hundreds of tons of illicit narcotics. Relatively small amounts are taken out of the flow by our border controls. Tens of thousands of sex workers, in many cases adolescents, come into the United States every year through these networks to serve the sex industry. I spoke at a human rights conference at the University of South Florida, in Tampa. The audience was shocked when I talked about sex workers. -Gen John Kelly

Speaking Trump's language

Upon taking office, President Trump made the fight against human trafficking and pedophilia a top priority for his administration - kicked off by a human trafficking awareness ad released in early February by the Department of Homeland Security (headed by... General Kelly, 67).

That was only the beginning. Five days later on February 9, Trump signed an Executive Order to combat human trafficking ("Presidential Executive Order on Enforcing Federal Law with Respect to Transnational Criminal Organizations and Preventing International Trafficking").

Then in late February, Trump told a room of advisors and representatives from anti-trafficking organizations that he vowed to fight the 'epidemic' of human trafficking, promising to bring the 'full force and weight' of the U.S. government to address the problem. Of note, a record 1500+ arrests of pedophiles or sex traffickers were made during Trump's first month in office.

And in a June speech at a launch ceremony for the State Department's 2017 Trafficking in Persons Report, Ivanka Trump said that ending human trafficking is in our 'moral and strategic interests,' and a top White House priority.

“Ending human trafficking is a major foreign policy priority of the Trump administration,” -Ivanka Trump

Finally, last Friday, President Trump told a group of law enforcement officials on New York that human trafficking is possibly worse 'than it's ever been in the history of the world.'

You go back 1,000 years, where you think of human trafficking, you go back 500 years, 200 years, 100 years, human trafficking, they say -- think of it, what they do -- human trafficking is worse now, maybe, than it's ever been in the history of this world. -Donald Trump

Map of human trafficking,

In 2004, the State Department estimated between 600,000 and 800,000 people are trafficked across an international border each year - of which 70 percent are thought to be female, and 50 percent minors. According to the Daily CallerThe Polaris Project, a human trafficking-focused NGO, estimates that the issue of human trafficking in the U.S. is getting worse. From 2015 to 2016, reported human trafficking cases jumped by 35 percent; reports of labor trafficking, in particular, jumped by 47 percent from 2015 to 2016.


Trump's February Executive Order was aimed at international cartels dealing in both drugs and human trafficking - and MS-13 has been singled out as a primary threat.

These groups are drivers of crime, corruption, violence, and misery. In particular, the trafficking by cartels of controlled substances has triggered a resurgence in deadly drug abuse and a corresponding rise in violent crime related to drugs. Likewise, the trafficking and smuggling of human beings by transnational criminal groups risks creating a humanitarian crisis.

In addition to AG Jeff Sessions targeting MS-13 last month, Trump vowed to 'destroy the vile criminal cartel' during last Friday's speech to law enforcement professionals. "[MS-13 has] transformed peaceful parks and beautiful quiet neighborhoods into blood-stained killing fields," Trump said. "They’re animals. We cannot tolerate as a society the spilling of innocent, young, wonderful vibrant people"

For a brief look into the gang, Tucker Carlson recently traveled to El Salvador for his week-long series "Hunting MS-13," which includes an interview with a cartel assassin:


To that end, Gen. Kelly also shared his thoughts on cartels in 2014 with PRISM magazine:

These are international criminal networks – everything gets in. Hundreds and hundreds of tons of illicit narcotics. Relatively small amounts are taken out of the flow by our border controls.

“Could someone come in with a weapon of mass destruction, biological weapon travel on this network?” Of course! Last year [2013], this network carried 68,000 children into the United States. We are dealing with a very efficient network, which worries me.

Can you see why Trump chose Kelly from the beginning? 

John Kelly is a plain spoken pragmatist who lost his son in President Bush's ill fated desert wars. He understands crime - both within the United States, and the external elements which fuel the problem. He speaks of democracy and sovereign rights. When asked by PRISM magazine in 2014 about anti-American sentiment brewing in South America, Kelly responded "if they are all functioning democracies – as we understand it with a functioning free press, with functioning human rights protections, with militaries sub-ordinate to civilian control – they have every right to go in any direction they want and choose their alliances."

In other words, Kelly's core values are in alignment with the constitution and the 'law and order' presidency Trump promised when he was elected. He's also a disciplinarian, a seasoned voice of reason, and perhaps most importantly - a key member of the shrinking circle of advisors the President can trust.

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Anteater Hikikomori Tue, 08/01/2017 - 18:15 Permalink

Until the day you thought that young hooker on the corner looks familiar, and Oh God,  it's your 13-year old daughter with her pimp, and she looks right through you, she's so high, in those ripped shorts, then you speed home to get your Glock, and there's your 15-year old son on the bathroom floor, his face already turning purple-brown with a needle in his arm. You don't ever wanna see the purple-brown, or what that pimp does to your daughter until dawn.

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Hikikomori Anteater Tue, 08/01/2017 - 18:59 Permalink

Well, I've been in Costa Rica, where prostitution is legal, and didn't see any of that.  Haven't been to Portugal, where drugs are legal, but their addiction and overdose rates have plummeted since they legalized possession of all drugs in 2001.  As I've stated before the War on Drugs was launched by President Nixon in 1971 - it has not worked, and I doubt doubling down on it will work either.  But, have it your own way.....

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WernerHeisenberg Hikikomori Tue, 08/01/2017 - 21:51 Permalink

All of the wars worked, the way their designers wanted them to.  The war on poverty has been a gold mine for slum lords and other grifters.  The war on drugs has killed competition for the CIA and nets close to a trillion a year for them, not counting the for profit prisons and the excuse to get the peasants to pay for the police state.  The war on terror has been an excellent excuse to terrorize millions of innocent people with depleted uranium and white phosphorus, while tricking the USA peasants into accepting their precarious lives in a open air prison.  WINNING!

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ReturnOfDaMac Hikikomori Tue, 08/01/2017 - 19:55 Permalink

Grat points, Hikikomori, they got that part right in Nevada.  Why on earth would you make it a crime to posses a plant?  Earths suprememe authority on life, nature, voted, and said these species should exist.  Talk about hubris.  Forcing your beliefs on others.  When it comes to prostitution, oldest game around. Can never be stopped.  If you don't like 'em don't use 'em. I wouldn't pay for kitty but who the hell am I?  And forcing someone into it should put you to death with only 1 appeal.We pay athletes literally $100M salaries for entertainment. They use their skill for 4~10 years to do such exceptional things as catch a ball, make a tackle, not salute the flag, kick a fieldgoal, shoot a hoop or throw a ball at 100mph.  Incredible talent, short lived but, as males, some earn enough for a lifetime in a few short years while the skill is there.  Thats ok, men can do it.OTOH, there are skills that the other sex have. That's tabooboo because of our "values".  We deprive willing females of making the same kind of loot with their skills.  Somehow doesn't seem right.  Wouldn't want females in family making money that way but those are my views.  IF they are willing, who are we to impose our views and take money out of their pockets. Porn is legal, so wtf?  And I'd buy shares in a safe-kitty IPO in a heartbeat.  If you can go public selling cancer causing cigarettes, or round-up, or high fructose corn syrup, a safe-kitty IPO is alright with me!If I hear some self righteous moron telling me about "values" I have great questions for them. Questions like do their "values" support blowing folks up at weddings?  Invading countries and killing hundreds of thousands of people?  Spreading democracy and leaving dictators in their wake?  Locking mothers and fathers up for having plants and leaving children without parents for support? My dear friends in the house of Saud? Snd many many others.We are slowly fixing the war on plants. Maybe this is next.  Just a thought ...

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DuneCreature Tue, 08/01/2017 - 16:22 Permalink

Gen Kelly may consider closing the gate first and foremost.

Declare it a National emergency and just do it, Don. .. That's what Barry OrEO would have done.

~~))))**** Welcome To Street-War-Is-Mexico, You Lucky Gringos ****((((~~

You don't have to travel South Of The Border to have all of the fun and benefits of a third world country anymore, Amigo. .... Your government (run by the Muzzie Brothers and (((them))) swell dual passport holders) is bringing all of the adventure, poverty, hopelessness, drugs, armed gangs and street crime right to your front door. ..... Free delivery and all gunned out just like Poncho Villa. ....... And now covered with colorful, festive tattoos so you can't miss them in the 7-11 groping the teenage Big Gulp costumers. ....Just the way you would see them in Tijuana or Guadalajara at a full auto drive-by sicario street assassination.

The DHS and USSA Customs and Border Patrol has had the stand down order in place for so long they have forgotten how to walk ..... and/or man or woman a border crossing post all together. ....

Just in case you don't understand where we are headed, let me show you what has happened to one of my favorite little cities in Mexico, Guanajuato. .. Guanajuato WAS a peaceful, old silver mining, fun little city in the Occidental Sierra Madre Mountains. . ... Very little crime and a lot of very productive happy folks made it their home. I have lots of great friends who live there. .. Then a couple of years back the CIA / Narco Cartel drug runners moved in and now my Mexican friends and the ex-pats there have this to deal with:…

Nice huh? ................ Well, the FBI JTTF, DynCorpse, DEA drug running crew in DC have the same shitshow planned for your neighborhood.

They are even planting plenty of MS-13 into Northern Virginia and MD. ... That is pretty darn close to where the Evil Pirate's own kids go to school, work and play.

I guess nothing is off limits when you are running a Clinton Satan Foundation type ratline operation these days. .. No limits at all.

George and Jason are catching on to the dot gov 'contact security' firms that are about as secure as a sombrero in a hurricane (Even one held on by chinstrap13).

Swell G4S Vetting - Uno Shooter? WTF? =

This will be your new lifestyle before you can learn to spell, Inconogafico Don Quijote el Gringo Loco. =

Live Hard, Open Borders Are The End Of A Great Nation And The Onrush Of Total Rot, Decay and Debauchery, Complete With Immigration Lawyers And ISIS Advocates Paid For With Your Tax Receipts And Charity Donations, Die Free

~ DC v7.4

blindfaith DuneCreature Tue, 08/01/2017 - 16:53 Permalink

It is so much fun to have Americans completely indifferent to just about everything.  They do not realize what is under their noses until they actually have blood running down their faces.  Even then, there will be coverups and excuses, or worst of all....move to a gated neighbowhood as if that will save them.If these stupid 'human beings' don't see and hear it on CNN, NPR, NBC, CBS, Wpo, NYT etc, then it can not be truth.  And even then, the attitude is 'what me worrry, not my problem".I know to many schmucks whose only interest is that the stock market keeps going know the Apple, Google, Amazon, Netflix, Microsoft crowd, and everything around them can die and they would not blink an eye.  Their sencond concern is leave the Muslims alone.

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DuneCreature WillyGroper Tue, 08/01/2017 - 21:36 Permalink

You are such a negatorian, Willy.

But I Iike the way you keep throwing me curves and reminding me of grumpy people I have forgotten all about to keep me on my negatorian toes.

From what I can tell Omar was a set-up patsy. ... He thought he was going on a drill or psyop for the JTTF and found himself getting Lee Harvey Oswalded, but good. .... Do you think Omar is still among the living? ... Listen to George's explanation. (Mine too, BTW. I posted as much right here on ZH shortly after the shooting) Two other shooters and a outside rear guard. .. They throw Omar under the bus by pulling out badge holders and turning around and joining the multi agency first response team of cops.

All preplanned, of course. ... They needed a dead gunman and Omar was the sucker. ... A patsy. . A dead patsy. The only kind to have for the op planners (FBI - Team Hoax and Cover-Up).

Live Hard, There Is A Time To Be A Pessimist And A Time To Be A Cynic And Then There's A Time To Be Pissed Off At Everyone You Meet And Tell Them All About It As You Sprint For Cover, Die Free

~ DC v7.4

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WillyGroper DuneCreature Tue, 08/01/2017 - 22:11 Permalink

you're right...willy the nattering negatorian nabob. no i don't believe he's dead.  father behind helliary when no one else would attend to listen to the maggot.  like seth rich, it's all theater. remember mateen was an actor who's imdb has now been scrubbed & says deceased.there's a d actor (1 of 6) that was carrying an alleged red shoe'd casualty toward the club...caught on camera letting him down & having a good guffaw.1. agenda gun control2. the fleecing of not only for a bigger budget to fight what they create, but just like haiti all those bleeding heart donations go to these pedo skullfkrs.remember the mother boo hoo hooing about her son on camera in broad daylight outside with the reflection of studio lights in her sunglasses? watch this 2min.  new fixaflat in the face...wonder who all that money went to?  mccabe?  helliary? weasle comey? Mother of Orlando victim honors her son at DNC - YouTubei'm tell'n ya we're being fed a virtual reality & the more you study it & pick apart the narratives, the more ridiculous it's what i'm beginning to think of GW...fed info to look like a real blood hound & working for those he says he's exposing.good little sayanim. looks like a great big pithing contest brewing between RDS & JG with pretty nasty accusations...proof is another thing.

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DuneCreature WillyGroper Tue, 08/01/2017 - 22:55 Permalink

A fair enough call you have going on there, WG.

Yep, a gun grab op was one big reason for that shit show. .. Maybe no one dead at all, but my money is on a few real victims and a dead patsy. .. The crisis actors are to keep half the people guessing. .. They use every stupid trick they can throw into an op to keep people divided. ... They learned they HAVE to have SOME dead bodies at Sandy Hoax.

1- Gun grab op.

2- Take out some low level rat line expendables they wanted gone.

3- Create some LGBTXYZ stir and more division.

4- Compromise some of the participants for more use later. (The other shooters are now 'marked' themselves. .. Much richer but behind the eight ball.)

Or, like you said, all staged and acted out. .... But that's not the normal MO for spook school play planners.

We can just use GW as a staring point and he is drawing attention to stuff that I'm sure the FBI and HRC would like to have forgotten.

RDS and JG? .. Let those egos clash all they want. .. No big deal to me. .. I'm all negatorian on that one.

Live Hard, One Thing Is For Sure, They Are Lying About Something At The Pulse Night No Clue Shit Show Shooting, Die Free

~ DC v7.4

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WillyGroper DuneCreature Wed, 08/02/2017 - 10:27 Permalink

could the fbi/hrc be even a larger distraction from a much bigger invisible deceit going on in the background?the way i see it (or not) it's the hidden hand in the background, not what they allow us to see.  any ovit.whether holographic or CGI, air craft wings don't slice thru buildings.  John Lear made a statement that seriously made me ponder.holographic images are the future of teevee.  said that in the late 90's.the peeps are already in or always have been a virtual reality.

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redmudhooch DuneCreature Tue, 08/01/2017 - 20:36 Permalink

Here in rural GA they're busting mexican meth superlabs now, producing millions of $$$ worth out in the backwoods.Lots of reports of illegals getting busted with 100's of pounds of the finest meth, fentenal and coke mehico has to offer.Some folks out here still have no access to cable tv or broadband internet. But lots of drugs!

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DuneCreature redmudhooch Tue, 08/01/2017 - 21:53 Permalink

The drugs are not quite as bad here, but I think I know why. .... We have paramilitary training facilities in my part of the state and they don't want too much drug heat in the neighborhood that would draw attention to the evil Hello Kitty training by the 'Good LEOs' (if any).

Meth and live RPG rounds don't mix very well in a training situation. .. That mix comes later in the op.

Live Hard, The Out-Of-Town Drug Pushers Are Bagged As Soon As They Drive Down Main Street. ........ NGA Intel Is On The Money Every Time, Die Free

DC v7.4

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Anteater roadhazard Tue, 08/01/2017 - 17:38 Permalink

On one military base I was on, you could have sex withany local teenage girl for a can of Spam, so there wasalways a run on the stores in the afternoon, then theBQs would smell like Spam and Spuz for hours. In theother military base I was on, they brought in Bud beertrucks from the McCain consession, and Filipina girls,then the BQs would smell like piss and raw shrimp, lol.Kelly, wake up, son, you're running the world's biggest BROTHEL FRANCHISE, IN 1,000 US BASES OVERSEAS,and McCain is right there in every one with the Bud."You're gonna need a lot of penicillin from all the winning!" DJT/JCK

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Jim in MN Tue, 08/01/2017 - 16:27 Permalink

Corruption and a collapse in legitimacy are the hallmarks of the New American Crisis. There isn't a lot left between us and a real open conflict. It would be nice if we could avoid being baited into a foolish 'red-blue' civil war.If we knew what to do, there aren't really that many of the real enemy.Maybe Team Trump can find enough globalist perverts to unravel this thing from the inside.  Awan and Eichenbach (Newsweek perv) in the same week is nice....albeit tiny fish.Best make it quick, homies.

OCnStiggs Tue, 08/01/2017 - 17:10 Permalink

Human Trafficing?  Read: Underage sex slaves sold into a life of serving satanists -or dying there.Pizzagate may be coming back in a big way. All the kurfuffel with Sessions may be a briliantly played smoke screen to cover up what is going on behind the scenes. Start thinking outside the box...A source offered me this: The 975 US State Department officials booted out of Russia are devoted Leftist tools of the Elite. Putin now understands implicitly how the Elites are trying to start a war with Russia. After working with Trump, Putin boots these people and Trumps cans them a week or two after they get home. Bye bye problem creators.What we see may be a mere smokescreen for what is really going on behind the scenes....

Doom Porn Star OCnStiggs Tue, 08/01/2017 - 18:41 Permalink

US Citizens are heavily trafficed as well.   Mostly minors, nearly twice as many females as males.Sex isn't the only objective either: forced labor and use as chits for checks from .gov programs and insurance scams are also a large -and growing- problem.During the Obama Administration there was a massive rise in 'Unescorted minors from Central America' crossing the southern border.   As if tens of thousands of adolescent children and pre-teens en-masse just walked all the way to Texas from Peru and Ecuador, etc. and somehow all by their plucky little selves without any supervision or coordination navigated vast geography and crossed several national borders successfully...

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Squidward_Tentacles Tue, 08/01/2017 - 17:38 Permalink

Is he smoking crack? Biggest threats to the US:1. CONgress2. The Judiciary Branch3. The Executeive Branch4. Wall St. and the Big Banks5. War profiteering companiesOh yeah, and the degeneration and moral rot of the majority of the U.S. population in general. We're freaking doomed.  Empires always rot from within then collapse.

BarkingCat Squidward_Tentacles Wed, 08/02/2017 - 10:04 Permalink

Empires can rot for centuries before they implode. Especially those that have lots of layers and freedom.Maybe Erdoran is doing what he is doing because he realized what "democracy" leads to.He could see how most European countries were committing suicide and how powerful players behind the scenes were pulling strings on various governments; governments that were and are committing treason.

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Father ¢hristmas (not verified) Tue, 08/01/2017 - 18:52 Permalink

lol@ imbeciles talking about guys' teenaged children becoming drug-addled prostitutes if we legalize drugs and prostitution.Because we all know the epidemic of children stumbling around in dirty ass trenchcoats pushing shopping carts full of cans around, drunk out of their minds begging for change.  If only we hadn't legalized, taxed, and regulated alcohol.Fucking statist bootlicking faggots.How bout you wait til your idiot kid gets caught hitting a joint and is thrown into an American gulag.  Oh, that wouldn't happen to your kid, because you raised them right?So why the fuck wouldn't your superior parentage prevent this if the shit was legalized, taxed, and regulated?Dumb motherfucker.Old leathery ass jarheads are the only assholes left who still believe in the OMG Drugz and Hoez! narrative enough to annoy the American people from their think tanks in Washington.These wankers can't even provide health care, the least they could do is let Tony Montana and the Diaz Brothers supply us with enough dope and pussy to ease the pain of residing in an empire in twilight.Shitheads always bringing up children, like your daughter doesn't have several videos on right now produced while your dumb ass was busy emailing angry missives to PM dealers.I gotta sit here and deal with this bullshit BTC fork and fifteen day shipping on my party supplies cause your teenaged daughter might blow an old man in an alley for another hit?  Bitch, that sounds like a personal problem.

steveo77 Tue, 08/01/2017 - 19:21 Permalink

This is my original work.…% increase in Shark attacks in Hawaii since FukushimaI have seen others, let's call them Shark Apologists, pretending that there is no increase in shark attacks.   Or pretending that the increase can be explained 100% by more people in the water.I would say 90% of the increase can be explained by destruction of the Pacific food chain.

land_of_the_few steveo77 Wed, 08/02/2017 - 04:37 Permalink

Isn't it mostly by overfishing though. K clearly there will be some mutations locally from the radiation. But a lot of pics of that circulating were photoshopped, internet meme fakes like the "pure gold car" way back :DBut you can get that elsewhere, like that lake in Switzerland full of unused WWII conventional explosive munitions. The chemicals from those were bad for the fish natural development. Still edible but looked real gnarly sometimes.

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steveo77 Tue, 08/01/2017 - 19:41 Permalink

You want to understand something about our Galaxy and extinctions..... 
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UselessEater Tue, 08/01/2017 - 19:49 Permalink

The core slave traders did not stop. Ever.Dr. Tony Martin - Jewish Tactics In The Controversy Over Jewish Involvement in The Slave Trade Martin, RIP, was a black man....dang, jews did not like him mentioning a book they wrote....what else do (((they))) have to hide becomes a serious question after listening to this for just a few minutes.

Herdee Tue, 08/01/2017 - 21:48 Permalink

It should read "Most concerning threat to the CIA." Without hundreds of billions from heroin and coke, what governments could they then overthrow? None.

frontierland Wed, 08/02/2017 - 00:41 Permalink

Wrong.  These are symptoms of the Big Lie staring us right in the face.Anti-White Policies like Open Borders and a Multicultural/Multiracial nation, this is the problem which allows most all other problems to manifest.Without a rapidly growing, ever more Non-White, Multiracial society, we would be able to spot those that didn't belong in our realm.Who can tell if that wetback, Asian or nigger is a smuggled human or just your good old neighbor around the corner.