Fugitive drug kingpin 'El Chapo' (maybe) declares war on ISIS
He may be on the run (again) from officials in multiple countries, but that hasn't stopped Mexico's Sinaloa Cartel kingpin Joaquin "El Chapo" Guzmán from allegedly cooking up a brand-new feud with the Islamic State.
The site reports the email was sent directly from El Chapo to ISIS leader Abu Bakr al Baghdadi after ISIS fighters apparently destroyed multiple shipments of drugs from Guzmán's cartel as it continues trying to find its footing in the Middle East. The email reads in part, per Cartel Blog:
"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."
The marriage of drugs and terrorism is hardly new. But whether or not El Chapo really threatened ISIS via email is up for debate.
The story has been circulating for a few weeks and no new information has surfaced that confirms it.
While the veracity of the email and the threats contained therein are not confirmed — as is the idea that El Chapo can just casually email Abu Bakr al Baghdadi — the Internet has done what the Internet does: taken the idea and at least had fun with it.
El Chapo vs ISIS... pic.twitter.com/boNw4CSxeA
— Mike Tokes (@MikeTokes) December 10, 2015
ISIS messed with one of El Chapo's shipments and now he's declared war. Send the Solversons to the Middle East and you got Fargo Season 3.
— Danger Guerrero (@DangerGuerrero) December 10, 2015
El Chapo vs. Anonymous vs. ISIS Wrestlemania
— Josh Greenman (@joshgreenman) December 10, 2015
Trump/El Chapo 2016: We will literally murder ISIS in its stupid dopey loser face.
— Rex Huppke (@RexHuppke) December 10, 2015
Even if the email isn't really from El Chapo and the Mexican cartels don't go to war with ISIS, it's OK because the Mafia is there to pick up the slack.