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Friday, July 14, 2006

Show Prep 071306: The Other War

The Other War

Texas investigates gunfire on border

By LYNN BREZOSKY Associated Press Writer
© 2006 The Associated Press

HARLINGEN, Texas — Authorities were investigating Thursday whether Mexican gunmen who fired on deputies and Border Patrol agents from across the Rio Grande had crossed into the U.S.

Hidalgo County Sheriff Lupe Trevino said 200 to 300 shots were fired from automatic weapons Wednesday night, but no one was injured on the U.S. side and police didn't fire back.

"This type of incident is a very good example of why I will not allow my deputies to patrol the river banks or the levees anywhere close to the river," he said. "We do have drug trafficking gangs, human trafficking gangs, that will not hesitate to fire at us."

Trevino said the shooting appeared to have started in Mexico, at a riverside ranch owned by a family from Donna, Texas. He said two brothers said they were with their father at the ranch when vehicles full of armed men drove in and opened fire, killing a ranch hand and taking their father hostage.
The thing you need to know is that this sort of thing is happening all the time. The drug cartels own the border, and we are at war with them, and we are losing that war.

American citizens living on the border live in a wild lawless zone that our government chooses not to secure, let me repeat that. American citizens on the border are in mortal danger every single day so rich bastards can get a cheap dishwasher or gardener.

How nice is that?

The article continues...
The brothers hid for several hours in a field before swimming across the river. They called their mother from a cell phone, who called 911. The mother said someone may have been killed, and police and the Border Patrol initially went to the river bank to search for a body. Once there, the gunfire began.

"There is no doubt about one thing, that we were shot at from the Mexican side," Trevino said. The barrage "lasted over five minutes, maybe even seven."

He said deputies didn't shoot back because they couldn't see the assailants through the trees on the other side.

Thursday, a SWAT team finished securing the area.

Trevino said Mexican police were conducting their own investigation but had not yet been in contact. He said he believed the chances of finding and prosecuting the gunmen were "next to impossible."

He said it was too early to determine a motive, but theories were that a drug gang was trying to get control of a ranch adjacent to the river or that gang members thought there were drugs on the ranch to steal.
Let's consider what actually happened here, shall we?

Citizens of a foreign power conducted a violent raid on the property of American citizens, killing one, and driving off the police with sustained heavy firepower. There's name for this, it's um, oh you know...


No excuses please, no, butthemexicangovernmentcan'tpossiblybeexpectedto...

Sure they can, and if they weren't profiting off this activity I might even agree with you, but they are. American citizens living on the border wake up every day not kowing whether armed men from a foreign nation might enter their property and kill, rape or abduct them.

And no matter what the Mexican government does, where in the blue blazes is our federal government here? This is not a police issue, this is a military issue. We will be talking about posse comitatus a bit later, and I assure you, we have every right, need, and ability to prosecute militarily any foreign national crossing our border to wage war on an American citizen.

This is the actual purpose of our military, in case you were unclear on the concept. Everything and anything else our military may get up to pales in the face of an invasion of our sovereign nation. The constitution clearly states...
... and [The United States] shall protect each of them [the States] against Invasion; and on Application of the Legislature, or of the Executive (when the Legislature cannot be convened) against domestic Violence. link
why is it exactly that we're asking our border patrol officers to face foreigners with automatic weapons when we have a force much more able to respond with the appropriate amount of force. A force almost tailor made for these type of situations.

Let's take a look at what our Border Patrol agents are facing on the border from these poor dishwashers and gardeners...
U.S. Customs and Border Protection statistics indicate violence on the border has escalated.

In the Rio Grande Valley sector alone, there have so far been 76 reports of violence against Border Patrol agents since the start of the fiscal year Oct. 1, including shootings, physical assaults, vehicle assaults, threats and rock throwings. There were 35 in 2005.

Border-wide, there were 566 assaults against agents for fiscal year 2005, compared with 548 in 2004 and 375 in 2003.

Border Patrol spokesman Roy Cervantes said most of the violence was a result of increasing enforcement making smugglers more desperate.
And should we ever have the temerity to actually seal our border, the violence would spiral out of control. I believe you would see IED's exploding in the streets, more sniper attacks and so on. No one has ever told the drug cartels no, the drug cartels are like an overgrown teenager, all machismo and swagger. Very little self control as these stories show...

Mexico's Cartels Escalate Drug War
TIJUANA — The caller painted an ominous scene: A convoy of 40 vehicles carrying 70 heavily armed and masked men was prowling the streets of Rosarito Beach on Tuesday evening. The three police officers who arrived were quickly abducted. The next morning, their mutilated bodies turned up in an empty lot.

Their heads were found in the Tijuana River later that day.

The assault is believed to be one of the largest in Baja California, and is the latest in a series of precisely executed paramilitary operations that have beset Mexican cities as drug cartels escalate their battles to control key smuggling routes.

"It's a disturbing manifestation of the latest drug war frenzy…. The militarization of the drug war in many ways on the side of law enforcement has corresponded with the militarization of tactics and personnel on the criminal side," said David Shirk, director of the Trans-Border Institute at the University of San Diego.

The situation, Shirk added, "has heightened the competition and raised the stakes in a way that has led to extreme violence, at a level we have not seen before in Mexico."

The defection of an anti-drug commando unit, the Zetas, from the Mexican military to the Gulf cartel in the late 1990s paved the way for military-style assaults, experts say.
"Friendly" Neighbor Update

Source: MS-13 News and Analysis
More severed human heads have been found on the west coast of Mexico. 2 were found today outside of a government office in Acapulco, and remain unidentified. They were found with a note that read,”One more message, dirtbags, so that you learn to respect". Yesterday, the head of a Mexican soldier, Hugo Carpio Garcia, was found outside of City Hall in Acapulco with a similar note signed "Z". Apart from these beheadings, a severed human head washed up on a tourist beach in Acapulco earlier this month. These beheadings follow a similar incident in April in which the severed heads of two police officers were left with a similar note. As Mexican authorities struggle to determine which head goes with which body, many have blamed the violence on the drug trade and have took the note signed "z" to mean the Zetas are responsible.
Pretty unbelievable huh?  Had you heard these stories?  Don't be too surprised if you hadn't, the powers that be do not want you to know how bad things are.

Our response to this travesty?

Mexican Soldiers Defy Border

Source: Lonewacko
The Mexican military has crossed into the United States 216 times in the past nine years, according to a Department of Homeland Security document and a map of incursions obtained by the Daily Bulletin.

U.S. officials claim the incursions are made to help foreign drug and human smugglers cross safely into the United States. The 2001 map, which shows 34 of the incursions, bears the seal of the president's Office of National Drug Control Policy...

Kristi Clemens, a spokeswoman for the Department of Homeland Security, U.S. Customs and Border Protection, would not confirm the number of incursions, but said Saturday the department is in ongoing discussions with the Mexican government about them.

"We -- the Department of Homeland Security and the CBP (U.S. Customs and Border Protection) -- are determined to gain control of the border and will continue to collaborate with our partners on the border," Clemens said...
Continuing the weak-kneed cowardly appeasement...
The U.S. Border Patrol has warned agents in Arizona of incursions into the United States by Mexican soldiers "trained to escape, evade and counterambush" if detected -- a scenario Mexico denied yesterday.

The warning to Border Patrol agents in Tucson, Ariz., comes after increased sightings of what authorities described as heavily armed Mexican military units on the U.S. side of the border. The warning asks the agents to report the size, activity, location, time and equipment of any units observed.

It also cautions agents to keep "a low profile," to use "cover and concealment" in approaching the Mexican units, to employ "shadows and camouflage" to conceal themselves and to "stay as quiet as possible."

Border Patrol spokesman Salvador Zamora confirmed that a "military incursion" warning was given to Tucson agents, but said it was designed to inform them how to react to any sightings of military and foreign police in this country and how to properly document any incursion...
Michael Chertoff, affectionately known as "Skeletor" should win a prize for his mealy mouthed statements...
"I think to create the image that somehow there is a deliberate effort by the Mexican military to cross the border would be to traffic in scare tactics... We have a good relationship with the Mexicans and I think treating this as an alarmist issue that suggests we're in danger of some significant overreaching is not accurate and not helpful."
Lonewacko comments...
Or, in English: President Bush's handlers are worried that these true reports will lead to restricting the cheap labor pipeline. (Heh! ed.)
Secretary Chertoff continues...
"I think we average about 20 a year, and a significant number of those are innocent things where ... police or military from Mexico may step across the border because they're not aware of exactly where the line is."
So let's get back to the drug cartels and Mexico's role in all this...
Members of a violent international gang working for drug cartels in Central and South America are planning coordinated attacks along the U.S. border with Mexico, according to a Department of Homeland Security document obtained by the Daily Bulletin.

Detailed inside a Jan. 20 officer safety alert, the plot's ultimate goal is to "begin gaining control of areas, cities and regions within the U.S."

The primary subject of the alert concerns a confrontation between a U.S. Department of Agriculture inspector and 20 men armed with assault rifles in the area where a creek feeds into the Rio Grande in Zapata County on Jan. 9.

The inspector, who was on horseback, said a boat dropped the group off inside U.S. territory.

The incident report concluded that the men probably were from Central America and members of either MS-13 or ex-Guatemalan Kaibiles, a military special forces unit specializing in jungle warfare and counterinsurgency.

And of course as we show weakness the drug cartels consolidate their grip on our country...

Sequoia National Park becomes a battlefield in the war on drugs

LOS ANGELES -- Famed for having the biggest trees in the world, Sequoia National Park is now number one in another flora department: marijuana growing, with more land carved up by pot growers than any other park.

Parts of Sequoia, including the Kaweah River drainage and areas off Mineral King Road, are no-go zones for visitors and park rangers during the April-to-October growing season, when drug lords cultivate pot on an agribusiness-scale fit for California's Central Valley.

So far, park visitors and the growers rarely cross paths; the pot farms are in areas with little public appeal -- remote slopes at lower, hotter elevations. Officials, however, have reported five encounters between gun-wielding growers and visitors on national forest lands in California this year.
How nice. American citizens attempt to enjoy their national forests and find themselves confronted by gun weilding minions of the drug cartels.

Do you wonder why I say I no longer believe this is an actual country? An actual country would fly these savages back to their home countries and boot them out of the plane at 30,000 feet, a real country, with a set.

SO I hope after all this you can see why I say it's time to put the United States Army on the border. What's that you say? Posse Comitatus?


Read on my friend and learn a little something...

Posse Comitatus: Not Allowed?

Source: the conservative voice
“The whole U.S.-Mexico border could be sealed with as few as 100 helicopters equipped with FLIR (forward looking infrared) scopes, and a few hundred men equipped with state of the art sensors, scopes and other electronics. There are those who would argue that this is a violation of Posse Comitatus. That’s ridiculous. Posse Comitatus prohibits the use of troops for domestic law enforcement. Border security is not domestic law enforcement. It is protecting our nation from foreign intruders. Besides, Posse Comitatus was passed in 1878, yet the U.S. Cavalry continued to patrol the U.S. Mexico Border until 1924. If Congress intended Posse Comitatus to prevent the military from securing our nation, the cavalry wouldn’t have continued on the border for another 46 years. I once brought up that fact to U.S. Representative Jim Kolbe at a Town Hall meeting in which he stated that Posse Comitatus prevented the U.S. Military from securing our border. Jim Kolbe reacted with a look on his face like he had been photographed in a compromising position in a gay bath house. He has never again used Posse Comitatus as an excuse not to use the military on the border.”
and my favorite para in this piece...
“When these military units came in they brought their specialized equipment such as infrared devices, sensors, scopes and helicopters. In conjunction with the U.S. Border Patrol, they would deploy along the border and, for a brief time, there would be no traffic across that border. The smugglers and the alien traffickers simply ceased operations. We sealed 100 miles sections of the border at a time. It was very effective. But since it was temporary, the illegal traffic resumed as soon as the military withdrew. The whole border can be sealed in that manner. It wouldn’t take all that many soldiers either.
Well I'll be damned! Seal the border?

As always we'll have your moment of Atzlan.  Today's contestant may very well be a presidential candidate.  No, I'm not kidding.

Illegal immigration news

The patriotic song of the day, todays comes from the USMC Drum & Bugle corp, America the beautiful.  See if you can keep from crying, I can't.

And much, much more!

God bless you and have a great weekend!


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