Tiffany Hartley, whose husband David Hartley was shot to death by Mexican drug cartel gunmen last month on Falcon Lake in Texas while the couple was jetskiing, wants President Obama "to wake up and look at what's going on in our backyard," and to ensure that her husband's murder was not in vain she intends "to focus on getting the attention of Congress, governors and U.S. Citizens to do something about the drug violence" as reported by Virginia Culver for The Denver Post. Video The battles among the cartels along the border for control over smuggling routes have claimed over 30,000 lives in the last few years, and the out-of-control violence increasingly threatens the national security of the United States where the Mexican drug trafficking organizations – acting more like narco insurgents – have established supply lines, distribution networks and operational cells in at least 270 cities as reported by Mark Potter for MSNBC: "'I think they make al-Qaida look tame in terms of what they do. I can't explain how someone loses their humanity and resorts to these things,' said Anthony Coulson, a recently retired DEA supervisor. * * * He argued that the violence, and the amounts of illicit drugs flowing from Mexico into the United States, has never been higher and that the traffickers have never been more powerful or in control of more territory than they are now. 'It's getting worse. I've never seen it at this level before,' said Coulson." Earlier this month the lead Mexican investigator looking into Hartley's murder was decapitated, and his head delivered to military officials in a suitcase. Meanwhile, last night, cartel gunmen murdered thirteen patients at a drug rehab facility in Tijuana, Mexico – right below San Diego, CA – as reported by BBC News. The Devil's soldiers walk among us on this earth.