Skip to comments.Mexican Gangs Maintain Permanent Lookout Bases in Hills of Arizona
Posted on 06/22/2010 8:40:56 AM PDT by Cheesel
Mexican drug cartels have set up shop on American soil, maintaining lookout bases in strategic locations in the hills of southern Arizona from which their scouts can monitor every move made by law enforcement officials, federal agents tell Fox News.
The scouts are supplied by drivers who bring them food, water, batteries for radios -- all the items they need to stay in the wilderness for a long time.
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Let’s get some Pink Teams out there, and follow-up with a Graves Registration Detail.
If they’re worried about US soldiers operating in this country hire private security to do the job. There are more than enough former spec ops guys to take care of this situation.
I contacted all my Congressional reps about this and demanded they do the job our feckless President won’t do—seal the border.
I like that idea, firing ranges get harder and harder
The military might want to practice targeting with drones and missiles out there in them thar hills. Strictly practice! For Afghanistan of course! Remember, practice makes perfect!
Sounds like a job for a Hellfire missle.
We need a special hunting season in Arizona.
We need a special hunting season in Arizona.
When Mexican gangs are patrolling the Streets of McClean, Virginia and Potomac, Maryland, this country just might get serious about border security.
Are the Pink Teams you are referring to something like this?
Air cavalry troops often provided surveillance of an extended area around a stationary or moving force. Pink teams maintained radio contact with the ground commander and reported enemy positions, trails, or troop sightings in order that appropriate action could be taken. Pink or red teams were capable of engaging the enemy with their own organic weapons and of adjusting artillery and air strikes to reduce an enemy threat.
When conducting first-light reconnaissance around a unit field location, the pink teams began their flights before daybreak to be on station at first light. En route the team leader contacted the ground unit commander to request artillery advice and to ask whether the ground unit had any particular area of interest. Last-light reconnaissance began an hour and a half before dark in order to be completed by nightfall. When a target was discovered, the team reported to the ground unit responsible for the area and requested clearance to fire. All enemy sightings were reported to the unit in whose area the teams were operating.
Artillery raids supported by air cavalry units included both the tube and aerial rocket artillery raids, delivered into areas where the enemy considered himself safe from such fire. During a tube artillery raid, the air cavalry troop reconnoitered the selected landing zone and secured it with an aerorifle platoon before artillery was landed by CH-47 and CH-54 aircraft. Pink teams conducted visual reconnaissance to develop targets of opportunity and were capable of adjusting fire and conducting immediate damage assessment.
A pink team was a mixture of red and white, one light observation helicopter and one Cobra. The observation helicopter followed trails, made low passes over the enemy positions, and contoured the terrain in conducting its reconnaissance mission. The gunship flew a circular pattern at a higher altitude in the general vicinity to provide suppressive fire and relay information gathered by the observation helicopter. When outside of artillery range or in areas considered to be extremely dangerous, the pink teams were used in conjunction with a command and control helicopter. If one helicopter was downed by enemy fire, the remaining aircraft provided cover until a reaction force arrived. Pink teams could also adjust artillery fire, although the AH-1G with its twin pods of 2.75-inch rockets was comparable to a 105-mm. howitzer. Pink teams were the most prevalent tactical combination of aircraft in the air cavalry troop.
Fire base construction missions involved an aerorifle platoon, an engineer team, and a pink team. The aerorifle platoon was inserted (by rappel, if necessary) into the proposed landing zone to provide security for the engineers. After a landing zone had been cleared for one ship, additional engineer equipment was landed to enlarge the area to the required fire base dimensions. Pink teams conducted screening operations around the troop elements; co-ordination was achieved through a command and control aircraft. After a one-ship landing zone was prepared, infantry troops were usually brought in, and the aerorifle platoon could then conduct reconnaissance of likely enemy positions in the vicinity. This platoon was also capable of conducting limited combat assaults and ambushes. When teamed with scout and aeroweapons platoon elements of the air cavalry troop, it constituted a balanced combined arms team.
Kills 2 birds with one stone don’t it....
No take limit.
It’s Dazey Cutter time.
Border Crime Ping
If Joe Sixpack tries to do the job (taking out these Mexican drug lord recon teams) that the Feds won’t due the Feds will get very upset and do what is necessary to protect those recon teams.
Love your plan but I doubt our fearless leader Nero will support this. He’d rather have a summit at the WH with the bandidos (who he sends Air Force 1 down to Arizona to pick up) to have a dialogue and extend an olive branch.
I believe this might a mission for a Predator.
Pop a couple of lookout posts. And, if they persist, pop a few more.
Of course, we'd have to get clearance from -- and pay mitigation to -- the Interior Department for the "pristine" desert scrub that got scorched...
This administration can't come to an end too soon.
We need some WAR PORN! Bring out the Black Hawks
Napalm will work.
And yet, every day, I encounter morons on the internet saying how terrible Arizona is for their laws.
Aren’t they having some major fires out in AZ right now?
Big shame if some of those lookout spots found their way into the path of the flames...
“This administration can’t come to an end too soon”.
Amen brother, needs to be written large each and every day.
BamBam will just ‘adjust’ the border for them. Hey! WE are talking ‘future voters’
A couple strategically placed hellfires will stop that rather quickly.
The phrase “bomb them from orbit” comes to mind for some reason.
Wonder what the bag limit is?
There’s a bunch of Rangers here at Ft. Benning that would love to “match wits” with the pinata smugglers.
No limit - I hope. Open Season all year.
The only good thing about these stories is the American public is getting to see the impact of the Obama administration’s failed policies. Obama must pay dearly for this in November.
If foreign armed gangs were deployed inside New Hampshire or Vermont, how long would it be before the US government responded?
Does Washington just write the Southwest off?
That’s what I was thinking. If we all get killed or arrested on the way at least it might bring more attention to the problem.
Probably already in Los Angeles too.
>> I contacted all my Congressional reps about this and demanded they do the job our feckless President wont doseal the border.
According to Kyl, Obama won’t do anything until Congress agrees to make a deal.
Time for some USMC Recon teams to be let loose...
and take action with EXTREME PREDJUDICE.
You got it.
This is the first of three postings of this identical thread...haven’t read the comments on the other two, yet...
They all say pretty much the same.
Good idea! How about killing two birds with one stone, and have Zero set up a personal face-to-face dialogue with ‘our enemy’...that should go over well, don’t you think?
Hos close are these guys to the fires currently burning in AZ?
Pin those rats in a canyon and watch them get cooked.
Hos = How
Opposite ends of the state.
The problem with a laser-guided bomb or Hellfire is the possibility of starting a range fire.
To my mind, snipers are a much more viable option.
Come to think of it, a slurry drop would work, too. Maybe a combo of red dye and hydrochloric acid. Yeah, that’s the ticket!
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