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Tom Tancredo on the Murder of BP Agent Brian Terry
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Posted on 12/21/2010 3:42:39 PM PST by SandRat

Must read. Huge cover up underway by the Obama Administration. Tancredo blows the lid off the story and how the agents were armed with bean bag ammunition against AK-47's. Terry is dead because DHS refuses to allow agents to protect themselves against deadly drug cartel killers operating deep inside Arizona Territory!

Why is Fox News refusing to cover any of the details of this senseless murder?

http://www.wnd.com/index.php?fa=PAGE.view&pageId=240945

Bean bags vs. AK-47s

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Another Border Patrol agent on the Arizona border was shot and killed by Mexican drug smugglers last Tuesday. Of the eight attackers, four are in custody and a fifth is under surveillance by Border Patrol Blackhawk helicopters as he tries to make his way back to the Mexican border.

BP Agent Brian Terry was part of a BORTAC team (for border tactical unit) tracking armed drug smugglers 15 miles northwest of Nogales, Ariz., (and only three miles west of Interstate 19) when they were attacked with automatic weapons fire. The area is well-known as a major drug-smuggling corridor, and the smugglers are known to frequently be armed with AK-47s and other long rifles.

Here's the part Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano and Border Patrol management are trying to hide: Border Patrol Agent Terry and the BORTAC team were under standing orders to always use ("non-lethal") bean-bag rounds first before using live ammunition. When the smugglers heard the first rounds, they returned fire with real bullets, and Agent Terry was killed in that exchange. Real bullets outperform bean bags every time.

The larger, ugly truth Napolitano and senior managers in the Border Patrol want to hide is that the rules of engagement and inadequate weaponry of the Border Patrol place the lives of all agents at grave risk. The National Border Patrol Council, which represents over 15,000 field agents, believes the border is too dangerous for officers to patrol without body armor, armored vehicles and automatic weapons.

Another aspect of this story that is not being reported is that the site of the shooting, Peck Canyon, is inside the area Rep. Raul Grijalva, D-Ariz., has proposed to designate as the Tumacacori Highlands Wilderness reserve. If Grijalva's bill is enacted into law, what is now a well-established drug smuggling corridor will become a drug-smuggling superhighway, because the Border Patrol will be prohibited from patrolling the region. Rep. Rob Bishop of Utah has proposed legislation that will remove the restrictions on Border Patrol jurisdiction on such public lands within 50 miles of the border.

On Thursday, Secretary Napolitano and several aides flew to Tucson to meet with local Border Patrol brass. The Obama administration obviously has a mess on its hands, and Napolitano does not want it to blow up before today's U.S. Senate vote on the Dream Act. They know another murder on the southwest border will not help garner needed votes for the Dream Act, because senators supporting that bill must be able to say with a straight face, "The border is as secure as it has ever been."

The BORTAC team encountered not one or two smugglers but a team of eight. Four are in custody, one is under surveillance in the rugged terrain of the Pajarita Wilderness area east of the small ranch town of Ruby, and three others are missing. The captured smugglers had AK-47s and backpacks filled with ammunition, food and radios. There are rumors that three of the captured four are members of the Mexican military, but that is unconfirmed. Yet, it would not be the first time Mexican police and military have been apprehended smuggling drugs into the United States.

It is not widely reported by our news media that the smugglers maintain a dozen or more permanent lookout posts on desert hilltops inside the U.S., and that those lookout posts are manned in week-long shifts by individuals who commute not from Mexico but from Phoenix, Tucson and other Arizona cities.

The allegation that the Sinaloa drug cartel obtained those AK-47s from gun shops in the United States is nonsensical. That's a fairy tale cooked up by the Obama administration and endorsed by the Mexican government because they do not want to admit that the cartels get most of their serious weaponry from the international black market and the Mexican military itself.

The rules requiring first use of bean-bag ammunition is but one example of the suicidal rules of engagement that govern Border Patrol operations. The reason they have such insane rules? The politicians who run the agency do not want the public to think the border is so dangerous a place that Border Patrol agents fear for their lives. In other words, the rules of engagement are based on a lie, a lie that must be maintained for political purposes.

Secretary Napolitano should do two things on Monday morning. First, she should order all Border Patrol agents to be issued weapons adequate for both self-defense and apprehension of armed drug smugglers. The second thing she should do Monday morning is resign.


TOPICS: Crime/Corruption; Foreign Affairs; Government; Mexico; News/Current Events; US: Arizona; US: Colorado
KEYWORDS: 0bamasfault; 111th; ak47s; aliens; beanbags; borderpatrol; cartels; drugs; gangs; homelandinsecurity; murder; obamasfault; officerdown
Tom Tancredo is a former five-term congressman from Colorado and 2008 candidate for the Republican presidential nomination. He currently serves as chairman of the Rocky Mountain Foundation and co-chairman of TeamAmericaPac. Tancredo is the author of "In Mortal Danger: The Battle for America's Border and Security."
1 posted on 12/21/2010 3:42:48 PM PST by SandRat
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Why is Fox News refusing to cover any of the details of this senseless murder?

http://www.wnd.com/index.php?fa=PAGE.view&pageId=240945

Bean bags vs. AK-47s


2 posted on 12/21/2010 3:43:27 PM PST by SandRat (Duty, Honor, Country! What else needs said?)
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To: SandRat

We are moving the way of the UK where the Bobbies are only allowed to carry a whistle and a stick.


3 posted on 12/21/2010 3:57:25 PM PST by mnehring
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To: SandRat
Another aspect of this story that is not being reported is that the site of the shooting, Peck Canyon, is inside the area Rep. Raul Grijalva, D-Ariz., has proposed to designate as the Tumacacori Highlands Wilderness reserve. If Grijalva's bill is enacted into law, what is now a well-established drug smuggling corridor will become a drug-smuggling superhighway, because the Border Patrol will be prohibited from patrolling the region.

Grijalva is one of the worst communist POSs in Arizona! I know this area where the attack occurred -- I've birded there and I'm planning to go back this summer.

But I'll be packing heat, and it won't be filled with bean bags!

This needs to go viral. Our country is under siege and the bastards in Washington do NOTHING!

I have to calm down. Thanks for posting this.

4 posted on 12/21/2010 3:58:00 PM PST by Flycatcher (God speaks to us, through the supernal lightness of birds, in a special type of poetry.)
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To: SandRat

The new congress should make this their first action and root out then punish those responsible.


5 posted on 12/21/2010 3:58:47 PM PST by Cheetahcat ( November 4 2008 ,A date which will live in Infamy.)
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To: SandRat

Why do the border states not press the feds to fight the invasions as per the Constitution?


6 posted on 12/21/2010 4:03:26 PM PST by Jacquerie (Our Constitution is timeless because human nature is static.)
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To: Jacquerie
Because those who do like AZ with SB-1070 are called RACIST and dragged to court by Holder and crew.
7 posted on 12/21/2010 4:06:04 PM PST by SandRat (Duty, Honor, Country! What else needs said?)
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To: SandRat

The sad thing is, if the BP agents could use lethal weapons, there would probably be an outcry that it is a violation of the smuggler’s “rights”.
And bean bags?! police officers are trained to pull a gun on someone with just a knife.


8 posted on 12/21/2010 4:07:17 PM PST by heartless youngster (A Young Conservative is someone with no heart. An old Liberal is someone with no brains)
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To: heartless youngster

Give the BP NATO 7.62mm M-14s with a full combat load of ammo, along with an ROE of recieve fire, return massive fire.


9 posted on 12/21/2010 4:12:30 PM PST by SandRat (Duty, Honor, Country! What else needs said?)
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To: Cheetahcat

Unfortunately, the holder of power on such matters is the Open Borders Lobby and it is BIPARTISAN.

More unfortunate, the issues of immediate and effective border security and illegal immigration are no where near the top of the priority list for our candidates. Those candidates for whom it is, well, the GOP won’t let them see the light of day. Those voters for whom it is, well, we’re generally labeled ‘one issue’ voters who simply won’t settle for the less-than-perfect candidate.


10 posted on 12/21/2010 4:14:02 PM PST by Kimberly GG ("Path to Citizenship" Amnesty candidates will NOT get my vote! ~ DeMint, 2012)
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To: Kimberly GG
Unfortunately, the holder of power on such matters is the Open Borders Lobby and it is BIPARTISAN.

I don't want to believe you, but after the bipartisan assault on morality that we're witnessing from this lame-duck congress, you're probably right.

If you know the names of any of these "conservatives" on this bipartisan Open Borders Lobby, I would love to see them. You can FReepmail, that's fine. I just want to know the names of any "conservatives" who are willing to betray our country for political gain.

11 posted on 12/21/2010 4:26:15 PM PST by Flycatcher (God speaks to us, through the supernal lightness of birds, in a special type of poetry.)
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To: SandRat

Bean bags? We use bean bags against heavy weapons? I’m so sick of this stupidity.


12 posted on 12/21/2010 4:33:46 PM PST by Dapper 26
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To: SandRat

Why is Fox News refusing to cover any of the details of this senseless murder?


Fox News is Pro-Illegal Alien....and its more than just Geraldo Rivera. The Special Report analysts are all pro-illegal...Bill O’Reilly supported the Illegal Alien Amnesty bill in 2007....FNC never covered the Ramos/Compean case (they claim they were guilty)....supported John McCain over JD Hayworth in AZ senate race.....

It is not opinion, it is Statement of Fact that Fox News is pro-illegal alien....which is why they have spent so little time on the murder of the BP agent by an Illegal Alien Drug Cartel member


13 posted on 12/21/2010 4:42:01 PM PST by UCFRoadWarrior (Whenever something is "Global"...it means its bad for America)
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To: SandRat

Better yet, give them a division or two of real soldiers to secure the border.


14 posted on 12/21/2010 4:43:34 PM PST by LastNorwegian
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To: SandRat

***Bean bags vs. AK-47s****

Bean bags against beaners?

Oh that was bad!


15 posted on 12/21/2010 4:47:33 PM PST by Ruy Dias de Bivar (I visited GEN TOMMY FRANKS Military Museum in HOBART, OKLAHOMA! Well worth it!)
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To: SandRat
The National Border Patrol Council, which represents over 15,000 field agents

This is a division of agents? Are you kidding me? In the military, these 15k would be led by a Major General at least.

Tell you what, put a division of Marines on the border and you'll get a cost effective bang for the buck. Oh yeah, also at least 5 dead drug runners killed on the sovereign soil of the USA by said Marines.

16 posted on 12/21/2010 4:48:53 PM PST by Zuben Elgenubi
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To: SandRat

>> Why is Fox News refusing to cover any of the details of this senseless murder?

Nothing from Hannity?


17 posted on 12/21/2010 4:49:03 PM PST by Gene Eric (Your Hope has been redistributed. Here's your Change.)
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To: Gene Eric
FNC is neocon/RINO - definitely not conservative.
18 posted on 12/21/2010 6:02:16 PM PST by bwc2221
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To: Flycatcher

You need to expand this a little. He is one of the worst Commie POS in the entire country. We need to focus on getting this puke out of office.


19 posted on 12/21/2010 6:18:38 PM PST by allblues
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To: 1_Inch_Group; 2sheep; 2Trievers; 3AngelaD; 3pools; 3rdcanyon; 4Freedom; 4ourprogeny; 7.62 x 51mm; ..

Ping!


20 posted on 12/22/2010 1:19:23 PM PST by HiJinx (I can see Mexico from the back porch...)
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To: SandRat

bttt


21 posted on 12/22/2010 3:17:34 PM PST by Dante3
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To: UCFRoadWarrior
CBS has it
22 posted on 03/05/2011 7:39:04 AM PST by alrea
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To: SandRat

American’s just doesn’t get it. They vote in this kindergartner’s to deal with the real world and people always end up dead.


23 posted on 03/05/2011 7:47:17 AM PST by surfer (To err is human, to really foul things up takes a Democrat, don't expect the GOP to have the answer!)
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