“The enemy of my enemy is my friend” is an ancient proverb which affirms the belief that two enemies can and should unite against a common enemy. The proverb is thought to be of Arabic origin – which is ironic considering the long line of unlikely enemies ISIS has racked up during only the past few months.
First was Anonymous, which launched #OpParis, a social media attack to take down ISIS affiliated Twitter accounts.
Then Giovanni Gambino, son of the mobster John Gambino said the Mafia was ready to fight ISIS if they were to attack New York City, and they could do a better job against ISIS than the NYPD.
And now ISIS has managed to get into conflict with a group which has possibly caused more death and destruction than they have: the Mexican drug cartels. The man who sent the threat is none other than escaped prisoner El Chapo.
With the Middle East having become a burgeoning scene for cocaine, ecstasy and other party-based drugs, the cartels have been expanding their operational reach to these regions, hoping to heavily profit from the oil industries rich princes and wealthy businessmen who have been fueling the growing nightlife scene.
As drugs are not a part of the organization’s ideology for a Muslim State, ISIS fighters have been destroying shipments of drugs from the cartels.
The cartels have made it clear that ISIS just made a huge mistake by destroying their shipments. It’s clear from the leaked emails that they are not only extremely mad, but are definitely willing to step up and take the organization out if they continue to mess with their business.
Here’s part of the leaked email:
“You [ISIS] are not soldiers. You are nothing but lowly p*ssies. Your god cannot save you from the true terror that my men will levy at you if you continue to impact my operation.”
“My men will destroy you. The world is not yours to dictate. I pity the next son of a wh*re that tries to interfere with the business of the Sinaloa Cartel. I will have their heart and tongue torn from them.”
I happen to think the proverb may be true in the short run but not in the long run. Because of that, I’ll be rooting for both sides in their fight against each other.
[Note: This article was written by The Analytical Economist]