The Other War
While our brave men and women fight in Iraq another war is currently under way on our Southern border. This is a silent war, a war no one wants to talk about, with casualties, fatalities and ongoing battles.
MEXICO CITY (Reuters) - U.S. Border Patrol agents have come under fire twice along the Rio Grande in Texas in recent days amid rising tension on the frontier with Mexico, although no one was reported wounded, U.S. authorities said on Thursday. *snip*
Rodriguez said the shooting was the second along the same stretch of the Rio Grande in the past week, after agents patrolling the area in a launch on Friday came under a volley of gunfire from Mexico.
"On that occasion the shooters were hiding in brush on the Mexican side of the river ... The launch was struck by five bullets, although there were no injuries," he said. *snip*
The 2,000-mile (3,200-km) U.S.-Mexico border has always been dangerous, although violent attacks on Border Patrol agents have risen in recent months, especially in Arizona, where around half the 1.2 million undocumented immigrants nabbed crossing from Mexico were detained last year. *snip*
The Tucson sector Border Patrol said attacks on agents have almost doubled in recent months, and included cases in which officers have been shot at, rammed with cars and pelted with rocks by immigrants and smugglers. *snip*Why do I call this a silent war? You might rightly note that I'm referencing a Reuter's article, and that's true, but what kind of play is it getting?
Through Yahoo I get a Reuter's feed so I just clicked over there and took a gander. You guessed it, this doesn't qualify as a big story. It never does in the between 100-300 reported incidents of border violence running the gamut from the Mexican military shooting at our Border Patrol to drug smuggler's toting AK-47's shooting up our national parks.
I believe this is being supressed so dollars can continue to flow across our Southern border. The exact same reasons that ILLEGAL immigration has not been dealt with in any serious way.
The senate will be considering Amnesty programs in the upcoming weeks, oh they won't call it that. They'll call it "normalization" or "legalization" or some such bull-pucky but it's just good old fashioned amnesty no matter what cute term you apply.
Why are they afraid to call it by it's proper name? Because they know they'd be thrown out of office on their ears. If they can't call it by it's proper name that should tell you all you need to know about why it's a loser for the average American.
The war on the Southern border rages on folks. How many more Border Patrol agents or Park Rangers will we sacrifice to political correctness run amok and corrupt businesses before we say no more?
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the other war