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Mexican Gangs Maintain Permanent Lookout Bases in Hills of Arizona
Foxnews.com ^ | 6/22/2010 | Adam Housley

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.

(Excerpt) Read more at foxnews.com ...


TOPICS: Crime/Corruption; Culture/Society; Foreign Affairs; Front Page News; Government; Mexico; US: Arizona
KEYWORDS: aliens; drugwar; gangs; illegalaliens; immigration; ms13; smugglers
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Taking back occupied Me-he-co. It's so disgusting. Looks like we the people are going to have to lock, load and get on down there to do the work the Feds won't do.
1 posted on 06/22/2010 8:40:57 AM PDT by Cheesel
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To: Cheesel
I know how to fix this....turn the affected area's into Military artillery and bombing ranges with live fire exccersises going 24x7......
2 posted on 06/22/2010 8:43:49 AM PDT by rightwingextremist1776
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To: Cheesel

Let’s get some Pink Teams out there, and follow-up with a Graves Registration Detail.


4 posted on 06/22/2010 8:44:51 AM PDT by Redleg Duke (RAT Hunting Season started the evening of March 21st, 2010!)
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To: Cheesel

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.


5 posted on 06/22/2010 8:46:26 AM PDT by Recon Dad ( Don't sweat the petty things and don't pet the sweaty things)
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To: Cheesel

I contacted all my Congressional reps about this and demanded they do the job our feckless President won’t do—seal the border.


6 posted on 06/22/2010 8:46:57 AM PDT by thethirddegree
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To: rightwingextremist1776

Excellent idea!


7 posted on 06/22/2010 8:47:29 AM PDT by Recon Dad ( Don't sweat the petty things and don't pet the sweaty things)
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To: rightwingextremist1776

I like that idea, firing ranges get harder and harder
to find.


8 posted on 06/22/2010 8:48:41 AM PDT by tet68 ( " We would not die in that man's company, that fears his fellowship to die with us...." Henry V.)
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To: Redleg Duke
"Let’s get some Pink Teams out there, and follow-up with a Graves Registration Detail."

OR ...

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!

9 posted on 06/22/2010 8:50:29 AM PDT by I am Richard Brandon
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To: Cheesel

Sounds like a job for a Hellfire missle.


10 posted on 06/22/2010 8:50:34 AM PDT by G-Bear (I HOPE I still have some CHANGE left when this is over!)
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To: Cheesel

We need a special hunting season in Arizona.


11 posted on 06/22/2010 8:52:01 AM PDT by ZULU
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To: Cheesel

We need a special hunting season in Arizona.


12 posted on 06/22/2010 8:52:02 AM PDT by ZULU
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To: thethirddegree

When Mexican gangs are patrolling the Streets of McClean, Virginia and Potomac, Maryland, this country just might get serious about border security.

sarc//


13 posted on 06/22/2010 8:53:24 AM PDT by Le Chien Rouge
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To: Redleg Duke

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.

http://www.history.army.mil/books/vietnam/tactical/chapter2.htm


14 posted on 06/22/2010 8:53:43 AM PDT by Jack Hydrazine (It's the end of the world as we know it and I feel fine!)
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To: Cheesel
It's that time again!

15 posted on 06/22/2010 8:54:34 AM PDT by oh8eleven (RVN '67-'68)
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To: tet68

Kills 2 birds with one stone don’t it....


16 posted on 06/22/2010 8:54:41 AM PDT by rightwingextremist1776
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To: ZULU
We need a special hunting season in Arizona.

No take limit.

17 posted on 06/22/2010 8:55:29 AM PDT by DTogo (High time to bring back the Sons of Liberty !!)
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To: Le Chien Rouge

WINNER!!!


18 posted on 06/22/2010 8:56:08 AM PDT by mad_as_he$$ (Sometimes you have to go to dark places to get to the light....)
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To: Cheesel

It’s Dazey Cutter time.


19 posted on 06/22/2010 8:57:42 AM PDT by reaganrevolutionin2010
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To: Cheesel

)*&^%$#


20 posted on 06/22/2010 8:58:47 AM PDT by MattinNJ (Iron Man 2-a great conservative movie.)
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To: Cheesel; HiJinx; Borax Queen; idratherbepainting; AZHSer; Sabertooth; A Navy Vet; Lion Den Dan; ...

Border Crime Ping


21 posted on 06/22/2010 8:59:28 AM PDT by SandRat (Duty, Honor, Country! What else needs said?)
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To: Cheesel

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.


22 posted on 06/22/2010 9:03:02 AM PDT by Jack Hydrazine (It's the end of the world as we know it and I feel fine!)
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To: rightwingextremist1776

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.


23 posted on 06/22/2010 9:03:15 AM PDT by 3catsanadog (If healthcare reform is passed, 41 years old will be the new 65 YO.)
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To: 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.

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.

24 posted on 06/22/2010 9:03:46 AM PDT by okie01 (THE MAINSTREAM MEDIA: Ignorance on Parade)
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To: Cheesel

We need some WAR PORN! Bring out the Black Hawks


25 posted on 06/22/2010 9:06:35 AM PDT by 70th Division (I love my country but fear my government!)
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To: Cheesel

Napalm will work.


26 posted on 06/22/2010 9:07:44 AM PDT by meadsjn (Sarah 2012, or sooner)
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To: Cheesel

And yet, every day, I encounter morons on the internet saying how terrible Arizona is for their laws.


27 posted on 06/22/2010 9:09:18 AM PDT by Rastus
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To: oh8eleven

28 posted on 06/22/2010 9:10:14 AM PDT by WVKayaker ( Ridicule is the best test of truth. - Philip Dormer Shanhope, Lord Chesterfield)
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To: meadsjn

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...


29 posted on 06/22/2010 9:10:27 AM PDT by LadyBuck (In the immortal words of Jean Paul Sartre, 'Au revoir, gopher')
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To: okie01

“This administration can’t come to an end too soon”.

Amen brother, needs to be written large each and every day.


30 posted on 06/22/2010 9:10:33 AM PDT by alarm rider (The left will always tell you who they fear the most. What are they telling you now?)
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To: Cheesel

BamBam will just ‘adjust’ the border for them. Hey! WE are talking ‘future voters’


31 posted on 06/22/2010 9:12:47 AM PDT by gulfcoast6 (GOD IS!)
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To: Cheesel

A couple strategically placed hellfires will stop that rather quickly.


32 posted on 06/22/2010 9:20:08 AM PDT by b4its2late (Why does a slight tax increase cost you $200 and a substantial tax cut save you 30 cents?)
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To: Cheesel

The phrase “bomb them from orbit” comes to mind for some reason.


33 posted on 06/22/2010 9:28:50 AM PDT by La Lydia
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To: ZULU

Wonder what the bag limit is?


34 posted on 06/22/2010 9:46:44 AM PDT by Texas Fossil (Government, even in its best state is but a necessary evil; in its worst state an intolerable one.)
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To: Jack Hydrazine
Exactly. Today, a Kiowa and an Apache.
35 posted on 06/22/2010 9:50:56 AM PDT by Redleg Duke (RAT Hunting Season started the evening of March 21st, 2010!)
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To: Cheesel

There’s a bunch of Rangers here at Ft. Benning that would love to “match wits” with the pinata smugglers.


36 posted on 06/22/2010 10:03:37 AM PDT by bossmechanic (If all else fails, hit it with a hammer)
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To: Texas Fossil

No limit - I hope. Open Season all year.


37 posted on 06/22/2010 10:10:17 AM PDT by ZULU
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To: Cheesel

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.


38 posted on 06/22/2010 10:12:12 AM PDT by BAW (Arizona.got it right.)
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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?


39 posted on 06/22/2010 10:17:26 AM PDT by CondorFlight (I)
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To: Cheesel

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.


40 posted on 06/22/2010 10:24:37 AM PDT by demshateGod (The fool hath said in his heart, There is no God.)
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To: CondorFlight
f foreign armed gangs were deployed inside New Hampshire or Vermont, how long would it be before the US government responded?

Probably already in Los Angeles too.

41 posted on 06/22/2010 10:27:42 AM PDT by BAW (Arizona.got it right.)
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To: thethirddegree

>> I contacted all my Congressional reps about this and demanded they do the job our feckless President won’t do—seal the border.

According to Kyl, Obama won’t do anything until Congress agrees to make a deal.


42 posted on 06/22/2010 10:32:47 AM PDT by Gene Eric (Your Hope has been redistributed. Here's your Change.)
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To: 1_Inch_Group; 2sheep; 2Trievers; 3AngelaD; 3pools; 3rdcanyon; 4Freedom; 4ourprogeny; 7.62 x 51mm; ..

Ping!

Time for some USMC Recon teams to be let loose...


43 posted on 06/22/2010 12:15:36 PM PDT by HiJinx ("Looks like we're a'gonna have to read to 'em from the Good Book, Pa.")
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To: HiJinx

and take action with EXTREME PREDJUDICE.


44 posted on 06/22/2010 12:17:58 PM PDT by SandRat (Duty, Honor, Country! What else needs said?)
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To: SandRat

You got it.

This is the first of three postings of this identical thread...haven’t read the comments on the other two, yet...


45 posted on 06/22/2010 12:34:07 PM PDT by HiJinx ("Looks like we're a'gonna have to read to 'em from the Good Book, Pa.")
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To: HiJinx

They all say pretty much the same.


46 posted on 06/22/2010 12:35:32 PM PDT by SandRat (Duty, Honor, Country! What else needs said?)
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To: rightwingextremist1776

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?


47 posted on 06/22/2010 12:40:56 PM PDT by PuzzledInTX
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To: Cheesel

Hos close are these guys to the fires currently burning in AZ?

Pin those rats in a canyon and watch them get cooked.


48 posted on 06/22/2010 12:42:46 PM PDT by Dacula (Every good father has a plan for his family.)
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To: Dacula

Hos = How


49 posted on 06/22/2010 12:46:03 PM PDT by Dacula (Every good father has a plan for his family.)
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To: Dacula

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!


50 posted on 06/22/2010 12:47:39 PM PDT by HiJinx ("Looks like we're a'gonna have to read to 'em from the Good Book, Pa.")
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