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  • Sheriffs warn of violence from Mexican cartels deep into interior of U.S.

    04/09/2014 7:23:00 PM PDT · by ObamahatesPACoal · 28 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | Kelly Riddell
    Outmanned and outgunned, local law enforcement officers are alarmed by the drug and human trafficking, prostitution, kidnapping and money laundering that Mexican drug cartels are conducting in the U.S. far from the border. U.S. sheriffs say that securing the border is a growing concern to law enforcement agencies throughout the country, not just those near the U.S.-Mexico boundary.
  • 'El Chapo' and El Banco: What You Haven’t Been Told

    02/28/2014 8:12:32 AM PST · by mgist · 7 replies
    City Watch ^ | 2/28/14 | Jackson
    'El Chapo' and El Banco: What You Haven’t Been Told CRIME POLITICS-US media are celebrating the arrest of alleged Mexican drug kingpin Joaquín "El Chapo" Guzmán Loera, whose Sinaloa Cartel is thought to be the most powerful trafficker in the world and "a main combatant in a spasm of violence that has left tens of thousands dead in Mexico" (New York Times, 2/22/14). US Attorney General Eric Holder called the arrest a "landmark achievement": "The criminal activity Guzman allegedly directed contributed to the death and destruction of millions of lives across the globe through drug addiction, violence and corruption." But...
  • Mexico’s drug cartels are standing in the way of a fracking bonanza

    02/25/2014 4:59:03 AM PST · by thackney · 11 replies
    Quartz ^ | February 20, 2014 | Steve LeVine
    —If all goes well, drillers responsible for a shale-oil bonanza in Texas will soon cross the southern US border and extend the hydraulic fracturing boom to Mexico. But first the Mexican government, foreign oil companies or some combination of the two will have to neutralize some of the most savage gangsters in the world. Oil and gas were a key subtext of yesterday’s North American summit between Canadian prime minister Stephen Harper, Mexican President Enrique Peña Nieto and US President Barack Obama. Hoping to join the US and Canadian energy boom and invigorate the laggard Mexican economy, Peña has pushed...
  • Sinaloa Cartel chief ‘El Chapo’ captured alive, says U.S. official

    02/22/2014 9:06:55 AM PST · by VanShuyten · 14 replies
    Toronto Star ^ | 2/22/2014 | Alicia A. Caldwell And Katherine Corcoran
    MEXICO CITY—The head of Mexico’s Sinaloa Cartel was captured overnight by U.S. and Mexican authorities at a hotel in Mazatlan, Mexico, The Associated Press has learned. A senior U.S. law enforcement official said Joaquin “El Chapo” Guzman was taken alive overnight in the beach resort town. The official was not authorized to discuss the arrest and spoke on condition of anonymity.
  • Mexico's Sinaloa drug chief arrested (Joaquin "El Chapo" Guzman

    02/22/2014 11:18:16 AM PST · by sean327 · 9 replies
    AP ^ | 22 Feb 2014 | ALICIA A. CALDWELL and KATHERINE CORCORAN
    MEXICO CITY (AP) — The head of Mexico's Sinaloa Cartel who was the world's most powerful drug lord was captured overnight by U.S. and Mexican authorities at a condominium in Mazatlan, Mexico, The Associated Press learned Saturday, ending a bloody decades-long career that terrorized swaths of the country.A senior U.S. law enforcement official said Joaquin "El Chapo" Guzman was taken alive overnight by Mexican marines in the beach resort town. The official was not authorized to discuss the arrest and spoke on condition of anonymity.
  • World's Most Notorious Drug-Lord - Billionaire Mexican Cartel Boss "El Chapo" - Captured

    02/22/2014 4:05:29 PM PST · by aMorePerfectUnion · 26 replies
    Zero Hedge ^ | 2.22.14 | Tyler Durden
    The world’s most notorious and powerful drug lord, Joaquin “El Chapo” Guzman Loera, has reportedly been captured in Mexico. The head of the Sinoloa Cartel - nicknamed Chapo or "shorty" - was caught last night, according to the AP, at a hotel resort in Mazatlan in a joint US-Mexico operation. Forbes ranked Guzman 67 out of 72 on their list of the World’s Most Powerful People. With revenues believed to exceed $3bn, his Sinaloa cartel is easily the most powerful in Mexico, responsible for an estimated 25% of all illegal drugs that enter the U.S. via Mexico. While this may...
  • Experts: Iran Exerting Troubling Influence in Latin America

    02/21/2014 12:20:10 AM PST · by Cindy · 21 replies
    THE WASHINGTON FREE BEACON ^ | February 4, 2014 | by Daniel Wiser
    Snippet: "Iran and its terrorist proxy groups’ influence in Latin America remains a troubling security threat to the region and world, experts said at a congressional hearing on Tuesday."
  • Mexico City mulls legalizing sale of marijuana

    02/13/2014 5:35:10 PM PST · by Olog-hai · 4 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Feb 13, 2014 7:29 PM EST | Adriana Gomez Licon
    Leftist lawmakers in Mexico City’s legislature introduced a bill Thursday that would legalize the sale of marijuana within the capital, expanding on a national law that already decriminalizes the possession by users of small amounts of pot throughout the country. It wasn’t immediately clear how wide support was for the idea within the local assembly, which is controlled by the leftist Democratic Revolution Party, but Mayor Manuel Mancera backed the idea and the legislature is one of the most liberal in Mexico. It has previously legalized abortion and gay marriage.The ambitious plan is sure to create controversy in a country...
  • Mexico Finally Allowing Armed Citizens to Legally Fight Back Against Drug Cartels

    01/31/2014 6:10:24 AM PST · by rktman · 21 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | 1/30/2014 | Katie Pavlich
    As a result of continued drug violence in their communities, Mexican citizens have been arming themselves to fight back against ruthless cartels and breaking the law to do so. In Mexico, regular citizens are not allowed to own firearms. When citizen, vigilante groups first started arming themselves against the will of the government, police and officials expressed concern and asked the groups to disarm. But now, after armed communities have proven to be an effective force to keep drug cartel activity at bay, the government is changing its tune in some areas of the country. More from CNN:
  • The Mexican Congress Requests

    01/21/2014 6:46:55 AM PST · by rktman · 16 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 1/21/2014 | Victor Keith
    The Mexican Congress has just passed a resolution calling upon the United States to facilitate the granting of asylum to Mexican citizens who claim they are escaping from violence. Due to widespread killings and attacks in the country, primarily due to drug trafficking, the Mexican Congress is admitting officially that they cannot protect their own citizens from other Mexicans. It figures, therefore, that the responsibility must now fall to the United States.
  • California kids enlist in Mexico militias to rout a drug cartel

    01/17/2014 7:23:28 PM PST · by Mount Athos · 20 replies
    global post ^ | January 17, 2014 | Dudley Althaus
    Moises Verduzco says he learned how to handle himself in a fight from his teen years running with a street gang near Los Angeles. Now back home in western Mexico’s violent Michoacan state, Verduzco and other United States-bred youths are putting those lessons from the barrio to war against the Knights Templar criminal cartel. Verduzco, 22, spent most of his life in the working-class city of Hawthorne, Calif., until the US deported him to Mexico a few years ago following a criminal conviction. “This is way better,” he says, comparing his preferred vigilante post with California gangster life. “Here you...
  • Mexican bishop rebukes government for crackdown on self-defense groups

    01/17/2014 4:56:28 PM PST · by Mrs. Don-o · 8 replies
    Catholic News Service ^ | 16 January 2014 | David Agren
    [Members of a self-defense group guard a road near Nueva Italia, Mexico, Jan. 15. The government wants the groups to give up their guns, but locals, including many priests, say the government has been unable to keep them safe. Members of a self-defense group guard a road near Nueva Italia, Mexico, Jan. 15. The government wants the groups to give up their guns, but locals, including many priests, say the government has been unable to keep them safe.] NUEVA ITALIA, Mexico - A Mexican bishop has rebuked the federal government for sending soldiers to grab the guns of the...
  • Vigilantes reject disarming in Mexico standoff

    01/15/2014 6:50:45 AM PST · by Blackyce · 18 replies
    AP ^ | January 14, 2014 | MARK STEVENSON
    Associated PressJanuary 14, 2014 Updated 9 hours ago APATZINGAN, Mexico — Federal forces and heavily armed vigilantes are warily watching each other in a violence-wracked farming area of western Mexico after one deadly clash and a failure by leaders from both sides to work out a deal on disarming.
  • Mexican Soldiers Kill Citizen Militia Members

    01/15/2014 6:38:50 AM PST · by Red in Blue PA · 28 replies
    Early in the morning on January 13, Mexican soldiers clashed with members of an armed citizen’s militia group. Multiple casualties were reported. Mexico’s government recently amped up its presence in the surrounding state of Michoacan after ongoing conflicts between armed civilians and drug cartel members have escalated. A recent push by the vigilante group to drive members of the Caballeros Templarios drug cartel out of the city of Apatzingan has led to an even more complicated situation. While heavily armed soldiers congregated in the center of Apatzingan, other units operating outside of the city tried to disarm some of the...
  • Mexican vigilante gunmen disarm local POLICE so they can rid town of ... drug cartel

    01/06/2014 6:39:06 AM PST · by Uncle Chip · 21 replies
    The Daily Mail Online ^ | January 6, 2014 | Harriett Arkel
    Residents living in fear of violent criminal gangs in south-west Mexico are taking matters into their own hands .... Hundreds of armed vigilantes stormed a Mexican town and arrested federal police in the latest bloody battle between residents, criminal gangs, and the police locals say are in league with the gang members. Around 600 members of local 'autodefensas', or self-defence groups, stormed Paracuaro in the troubled Michoacan state yesterday in an attempt to seize control of the town back from the feared Caballeros Templarios (Knights Templar) drug cartel. The battle was the latest in a long-running war between the drugs...
  • DHS Complicit In Drug Cartel Human Trafficking

    12/21/2013 7:55:52 AM PST · by raptor22 · 25 replies
    Investor's Business Daily ^ | December 21, 2013 | IBD EDITORIALS
    Border: A federal judge finds that the Department of Homeland Security, instead of arresting cartel members and the clients who pay them to smuggle children into the U.S., helps the drug lords complete the transactions. Former DHS Secretary Janet Napolitano once proclaimed the U.S. border to be as secure as it has ever been. Yet her department has been found by Judge Andrew S. Hanen of the U.S. District Court of the Southern District of Texas to have actively undermined that security by enabling drug cartels engaged in the lucrative smuggling of children. The case before Judge Hanen — United...
  • Judge claims DHS delivering smuggled children to illegal immigrant parents

    12/19/2013 10:01:13 AM PST · by Doogle · 15 replies
    FOXNEWS ^ | 12/19/13 | Judson Berger
    A federal judge in Texas is accusing the Department of Homeland Security of hand-delivering children smuggled into the United States to their illegal immigrant parents. U.S. District Judge Andrew S. Hanen revealed the practice in a blistering court order filed late last week. He said the "dangerous" practice is effectively aiding human traffickers and particularly the drug cartels, which run many of these operations. "These actions are both dangerous and unconscionable," he wrote. The judge attempted to lift the curtain on what is happening behind the scenes of the Obama administration's changing approach to immigration enforcement. It has been well-documented...
  • Nuclear Terrorist Threat Looms On Our Southern Border

    12/05/2013 4:28:04 PM PST · by raptor22 · 7 replies
    Investor's Business Daily ^ | December 4, 2013 | IBD EDITORIALS
    National Security: The theft of a truck carrying dangerous radioactive material combined with terrorist group activity in the hemisphere shows that the need for a secure border involves more than illegal immigration. Mexican authorities said Wednesday they found the stolen truck and likely recovered all of the radioactive cobalt taken by a group of thieves who were probably after the truck, unaware it carried a deadly cargo. Cobalt-60, which is used in radiation therapy to treat cancer, was being transported from a hospital in the northern city of Tijuana to a radioactive waste storage center. But what if the thieves...
  • Mexican drug cartels exploit asylum system by claiming ‘credible fear’

    11/23/2013 5:42:14 PM PST · by moonshinner_09 · 4 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | November 21, 2013 | Stephen Dinan
    The House Judiciary Committee has begun looking at reports that Mexican drug cartel members are abusing the U.S. asylum system to bypass regular immigration checks and get into the country, where some are setting up smuggling operations and others engage in the same violent feuds that caused them to flee Mexico in the first place. In one instance, a woman made a claim of asylum and three months later was apprehended at a Border Patrol checkpoint with more than $1 million in cocaine, according to a memo obtained by the committee that says criminal gangs are exploiting holes in the...
  • Holder's DOJ Attorneys, Not ATF Agents, Let Grenades Go to Mexican Drug Cartels

    10/21/2013 12:03:04 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 17 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | October 21, 2013 | Katie Pavlich
    Late last week news broke of a connection between grenades illegally trafficked from the U.S. into Mexico by Jean Baptiste Kingery and the murder of Mexican police officers. Years ago, Kingery was suspected of trafficking parts for grenades into Mexico and then building explosives for cartels. An incident report detailing a fire fight between Mexican police and cartel members states, "Jalisco State Police Officers murdered during a shooting with members of the Cartel de Jalisco Nueva Generacion in Tepatitlan, Jalisoc, MX. In the late hours of October 10, 2013, officers with the Jalisco State Police engaged in a shooting with...
  • Growing Hezbollah Presence in Southwest U.S.

    10/17/2013 6:59:28 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 18 replies
    Clarion Project ^ | Sun, October 13, 2013 | Ryan Mauro
    Terrorism expert Matthew Levitt writes that an increasing number of U.S. prison inmates have tattoos that are pro-Hezbollah or are in Farsi, the language spoken in Iran. … “Law enforcement officials across the Southwest are reporting a rise in imprisoned gang members with Farsi tattoos” and some express loyalty to Hezbollah. … Hezbollah’s business relationship with Mexican drug cartels is seen as a driving force behind the phenomenon. …
  • Drug Cartels Place 250K Bounty for Murder of Any Minuteman Leader

    09/05/2013 6:23:49 AM PDT · by kevcol · 8 replies
    Western Free Press ^ | September 4, 2013 | Alan Korwin
    A proposed reunion of Minutemen, tentatively scheduled for a site near the border in October has been postponed, due to word that drug cartels have put a $100,000 bounty out for the death of any Minuteman, and a $250,000 bounty out for the death of any officer or leader of the Minutemen.
  • BLACK AMERICAN CITIZENS FILE “ARTICLES OF IMPEACHMENT” AGAINST OBAMA

    08/13/2013 4:10:12 PM PDT · by dontreadthis · 56 replies
    WATCHDOGWIRE – FLORIDA ^ | August 13, 2013 | Dr. Richard Swier
    The National Black Republican Association (NBRA) based in Sarasota, FL, headed by Chairman Frances Rice, filed Articles of Impeachment against President Barack Obama with the following language: We, black American citizens, in order to free ourselves and our fellow citizens from governmental tyranny, do herewith submit these Articles of Impeachment to Congress for the removal of President Barack H. Obama, aka, Barry Soetoro, from office for his attack on liberty and commission of egregious acts of despotism that constitute high crimes and misdemeanors. On July 4, 1776, the founders of our nation declared their independence from governmental tyranny and reaffirmed...
  • Loophole: People are being told to use "key words" to cross border

    08/11/2013 12:29:34 PM PDT · by yoe · 19 replies
    My FoxPhoenix,com ^ | August 10, 2013 | Staff
    <p>A loophole is allowing hundreds of immigrants across the Mexico border in to the United States.</p> <p>Immigrants are being taught to use "key words and phrases" to be allowed to enter and stay in the country.</p> <p>Just this past Monday, Border Patrol agents say about 200 people came through the Otay Crossing claiming a quote: "credible fear" of the drug cartels.</p>
  • Ex-Border Patrol Agents Warn: Politicians Helping Cartels in U.S.

    08/07/2013 7:51:30 PM PDT · by george76 · 26 replies
    Breitbart News ^ | 7 Aug 2013 | Matthew Boyle
    In an open letter to the public in late July, several retired Border Patrol agents wrote on behalf of the National Association of Former Border Patrol Officers to warn that Mexican drug cartels are actively operating inside the United States spending millions every year to try to build their networks here. They argued that American politicians are protecting their activities as well. “Transnational criminal enterprises have annually invested millions of dollars to create and staff international drug and human smuggling networks inside the United States; thus it is no surprise that they continue to accelerate their efforts to get trusted...
  • Around 34 people are executed daily in Mexico ( Gun free zone )

    07/24/2013 8:10:15 AM PDT · by george76 · 6 replies
    DG ^ | Jul 24, 2013 | Valerie Benguiat
    In average, 34 people die every day in Mexico, in crimes related to drug trafficking and the war on drugs. In the latest numbers released by Mexico’s government 4,451 people had been murdered in the period between January and April 2013. Besides the 4,451 deaths, this year there are 26 people that have been reported missing and are currently unaccounted for. ... People executed by drug gangs are found shot, beheaded, dismembered and wrapped in black plastic bags, with or without written messages in pieces of cardboard. In Mexico, drug cartel related executions have become so common that some news...
  • Who's your new neighbor?

    07/14/2013 6:52:48 PM PDT · by Perseverando · 7 replies
    WND ^ | July 14, 2013 | Barbara Simpson
    Exclusive: Barbara Simpson decries 'progressive teachings that all cultures are equal' Do cultural differences matter? Consider: The exhibition soccer match two weeks ago in Las Vegas between Mexican rivals Chivas and Club America hadn’t even begun when fans swarmed the parking lot and the crowd erupted into massive brawl of rock and can throwing and bloody fighting. Despite police presence, fighting continued through halftime and after the game, involving players and fans. One was quoted in the Las Vegas Sun as saying the rivalry is “deadly,” and “We don’t like each other.” Could’ve fooled me. The first week of July...
  • Honduras? Why would ATF walk guns to Honduras?

    07/08/2011 4:12:40 AM PDT · by marktwain · 28 replies
    sipseystreetirregulars ^ | 7 July, 2011 | Mike Vanderboegh
    Honduras? Why would ATF walk guns to Honduras? 1. The national scope of the Gunwalker Scandal & 2. Because that's where some of the action is. "It's just another little garden-variety act of war between hemispheric friends. What's the big deal?" "Why would ATF walk guns to Honduras?" asks a reader. That's easy. First, and this is important to understand: the Tampa operation proves beyond a shadow of a doubt that "Project Gunwalker" was a national strategy, not a Phoenix aberration. The "major media" has been slow to understand this. They have ignored the fact that the Houston Field Division...
  • Lebanese Canadian Bank to Pay $102 Million in Hizballah Laundering Case

    06/28/2013 3:02:52 AM PDT · by Cindy · 2 replies
    For The Record - The IPT Blog ^ | Jun 27, 2013 at 6:56 pm | by Abha Shankar
    "Lebanese Canadian Bank to Pay $102 Million in Hizballah Laundering Case" SNIPPET: "The Beirut-based Lebanese Canadian Bank ("LCB") will pay $102 million as part of a settlement reached this week with federal prosecutors. The LCB was accused in a December 2011 complaint of funneling money to the Lebanese terrorist group Hizballah as part of a global money-laundering scheme. The "settlement shows that banks laundering money for terrorists and narco-traffickers will face consequences for their actions, wherever they may be located. This type of money laundering network fuels the operations of both terrorists and drug traffickers, and will continue to use...
  • Self-Identified Enforcer for Mexican Cartels Confesses to More Than 30 Murders, Police Say

    06/15/2013 11:46:12 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 14 replies
    NBC News ^ | Daniel Arkin
    A self-described debt collector for Mexican drug cartels says he has slayed more than 30 people across the United States, according to investigators. If Jose Martinez, 51, is found guilty of scores of homicides on both coasts, he would earn a place among the most lethal serial murderers in American history. Investigators have confirmed that Martinez is responsible for a 2006 double-homicide in Marion County, Fla., a March homicide in Lawrence County, Ala., and at least 10 other killings in California, according to sheriff’s officials. Martinez, a U.S. citizen, told investigators that he committed those murders and more than a...
  • Obama gun-runners 'got away with it'

    06/13/2013 8:28:44 PM PDT · by Perseverando · 8 replies
    WND ^ | June 13, 2013 | Michael Carl
    Critics say intimidation keeps shops, others, from complaining about lack of progress A congressional committee chaired by Rep. Darrell Issa, R-Calif., may have moved on to other Obama administration scandals, but Arizonans still want answers to the Fast and Furious gun-running project that sent thousands of weapons to drug lords in Mexico. Will they get them? Not if a reported conspiracy of intimidation and enforced silence wins. Arizona State Rifle and Pistol Association President Noble Hathaway said it angers Arizonans that it looks like the federal officials involved with Fast and Furious “got away with it.” “To Arizonan’s it looks...
  • Obama’s “Fast and Furious” Gun-running Scandal Grows

    05/28/2013 5:59:29 PM PDT · by Kevin in California · 21 replies
    New American ^ | 05-28-2013 | Alex Newman
    As if there were not already enough scandals plaguing the Obama administration, the federal “Fast and Furious” operation that armed Mexican drug cartels is back in the news after the Justice Department Inspector General released a report blasting a government leak intended to smear a key ATF whistleblower.
  • How much news has the Obama administration successfully suppressed?

    05/21/2013 8:22:30 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 7 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | 05/21/2013 | Philip Klein
    On the heels of news that the Obama administration Department of Justice was spying on reporters at the Associated Press, Monday brought the startling disclosure by the Washington Post that the DOJ had also targeted Fox reporter James Rosen for surveillance in an effort to plug up leaks. Additionally, the New Yorker’s Ryan Lizza obtained the full application for a search warrant of Rosen’s personal email account, in which the DOJ accused him of being “an aider and abettor and/or co-conspirator.” As Lizza put it, “Rosen was not charged with any crime, but it is unprecedented for the government, in...
  • Obama: Americans “Are Root Cause of Violence That’s Been Happening Here in Mexico”

    05/04/2013 1:17:08 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 167 replies
    Cybercast News Service ^ | May 3, 2013 | Fred Lucas
    President Barack Obama, speaking in Mexico City on Friday, said the United States is responsible for much of the crime and violence in Mexico because of the demand for drugs and the illegal smuggling of guns across the southern border. … Obama acknowledged the illegal smuggling of guns into Mexico by American criminals, but did not mention the Justice Department’s Operation Fast and Furious that allowed the flow of about 2,000 U.S. guns to Mexican drug trafficking organizations. Fast and Furious began in the fall of 2009 and was halted in December 2010 after two of the weapons from the...
  • Obama Blames U.S. For Gun Violence In Mexico, Pushes For Gun Control

    05/03/2013 10:30:23 AM PDT · by Hoodat · 75 replies
    Real Clear Politics ^ | May 3, 2013 | Ian Schwartz
    "Most of the guns used to commit violence here in Mexico come from the United States," President Obama said during a speech at Mexico's Anthropology Museum. "I think many of you know that in America, our Constitution guarantees our individual right to bear arms. And as president, I swore an oath to uphold that right, and I always will.""But at the same time, as I’ve said in the United States, I will continue to do everything in my power to pass common-sense reforms that keep guns out of the hands of criminals and dangerous people. That can save lives here...
  • Texas Congressman Says Terrorists Taught to 'Act' Hispanic To Enter U.S.

    04/18/2013 5:33:33 PM PDT · by Cindy · 14 replies
    FOX NEWS LATINO ^ | April 18, 2013 | By Elizabeth Llorente
    "Texas Congressman Says Terrorists Taught to 'Act' Hispanic To Enter U.S." SNIPPET: ""We know that Al Qaeda has camps over with the drug cartels on the other side of the Mexican border,” U.S. Rep. Louie Gohmert said on C-SPAN. “We know that people are being trained to come in and act like they're Hispanic when they're radical Islamist."" SNIPPET: "Gohmert, who is vice chairman of the Subcommittee on Crime, Terrorism, and Homeland Security, said during the interview that while the United States should continue welcoming immigrants, it also needs to be highly vigilant about its borders."
  • Ted Nugent on CNN: If You Wanna Stop Illegal Gun Trafficking, Arrest Eric Holder

    04/12/2013 9:56:21 AM PDT · by opentalk · 19 replies
    The Right Scoop ^ | April 12, 2013
    Ted Nugent reacts to yesterday’s proposed gun legislation on CNN, explaining what he believes really needs to be done. He ends the interview by telling the host that Eric Holder needs to be arrested if we want to stop gun trafficking.
  • 'Fast and Furious' called false flag against gun dealers

    04/04/2013 3:45:38 AM PDT · by Perseverando · 14 replies
    WND ^ | Arpil 3, 2013 | Taylor Rose
    Author says government's actions are 'comparable to U.S. funding al-Qaida' WASHINGTON—The U.S. government running guns to Mexican cartels is “comparable to the United States funding al-Qaida to make someone in the United States look bad,” according to the author of a new best-seller. Katie Pavlich is the author of “Fast and Furious: Barack Obama’s Bloodiest Scandal and the Shameless Cover-Up,” news editor of Townhall.com and an expert on the Fast and Furious scandal. In an interview with WND, she asserted that the Obama administration intentionally orchestrated a “false flag” against lawful gun dealers, the U.S. Border Patrol and Mexican citizens...
  • Mexico drug cartels sending top agents to run crime rings deep inside U.S. territory, AP finds

    04/01/2013 2:22:23 PM PDT · by Gorilla44 · 54 replies
    AP ^ | 4/1/2013
    Mexican drug cartels whose operatives once rarely ventured beyond the U.S. border are dispatching some of their most trusted agents to live and work deep inside the United States — an emboldened presence that experts believe is meant to tighten their grip on the world's most lucrative narcotics market and maximize profits. If left unchecked, authorities say, the cartels' move into the American interior could render the syndicates harder than ever to dislodge and pave the way for them to expand into other criminal enterprises such as prostitution, kidnapping-and-extortion rackets and money laundering. Cartel activity in the U.S. is certainly...
  • Mexican Cartels Getting Strong and Violent Foothold in the United States

    04/01/2013 9:05:00 AM PDT · by EXCH54FE · 83 replies
    Town Hall ^ | Apr. 1, 2013 | Katie Pavlich
    The Associated Press is out with an extensive piece today showing just how far Mexican drug cartels have infiltrated American society. The cartel problem is no longer a border problem, it's a problem for the entire country. Violent cartel members are carrying out crimes in our backyards with the potential to develop into something much worse. Mexican drug cartels whose operatives once rarely ventured beyond the U.S. border are dispatching some of their most trusted agents to live and work deep inside the United States — an emboldened presence that experts believe is meant to tighten their grip on the...
  • Texas Prosecutor And Wife Slain At Their Home

    03/31/2013 2:51:41 AM PDT · by AtlasStalled · 117 replies
    Friends of Ours ^ | 03/31/13 | Friends of Ours
    Kaufman County District Attorney Mike McLelland and his wife Cynthia Woodward McLelland were shot to death in their home last night as reported by The Dallas Morning News: "A law enforcement official who spoke on condition of anonymity described the scene at the McLellands' home as an awful scene where the door appeared to have been kicked in. 'There are shell casings everywhere,' the official said. 'This is unprecedented. This is unbelievable. This is huge.'" Last month Kaufman County Assistant District Attorney Mark Hasse was gunned down outside the local courthouse by two men in tactical gear who remain at...
  • Mexican drug cartels using covert agents inside U.S.

    04/01/2013 6:37:51 AM PDT · by Marv Dumon · 14 replies
    Examiner.com ^ | 04/01/2013 | Marv Dumon
    Mexican drug cartels are using covert agents placed in cells deep inside the United States, according to an April 1 Fox News report. Such agents are likely responsible for the killing of a Texas district attorney and his wife on Saturday, officials also told Reuters on Sunday.
  • Nationalism and Internationalism

    03/26/2013 5:52:58 AM PDT · by expat1000 · 5 replies
    Sultan Knish ^ | 25 Mar 2013 | Daniel Greenfield
    Iraq and immigration have one thing in common. Both are founded on the assumption that national political philosophies can be universally applied to any population with the same results. The same leftists and radical libertarians who mocked the idea that Iraqis could be successfully transformed through democracy insist millions of illegal aliens from countries every bit as violent and unstable as Iraq can be successfully transformed by giving them legal status and the vote. Both assumptions were and are wrong. They are both symptoms of an internationalism that assumes a favorite political philosophy that works in the United States can...
  • DHS tells Congress it still can't measure border security

    03/20/2013 12:17:17 PM PDT · by Nachum · 21 replies
    Washington Times ^ | 3/20/13 | Stephen Dinan
    Top homeland security officials told Congress Wednesday they still don’t have a way to effectively measure border security — a revelation that lawmakers said could doom the chances for passing an immigration legalization bill this year. Three years after the Obama administration scrapped the previous yardstick, which measured miles of the border under “operational control,” top Customs and Border Protection officials told Congress the new measure they’re working on won’t be ready for public use any time in the near future. The revelation stunned lawmakers on both sides of the aisle, who said that without a way to
  • Mexican Man Cops No Contest In Arizona Beheading

    03/21/2013 6:57:15 AM PDT · by AtlasStalled · 6 replies
    Friends of Ours ^ | 03/21/13 | Friends of Ours
    In October 2010 a man was repeatedly stabbed and then grotesquely beheaded in Chandler, AZ, and now one of the three reputed narco soldiers from the Sinaloa cartel whom authorities suspect in the gruesome crime has pleaded no contest for his alleged role as reported by the Daily Mail. Although the Obama Administration insists that there is no drug cartel spillover violence the dead bodies on the north side of the border stubbornly belie the President's cynical lie. Former DEA supervisor Phil Jordan insists that the drug traffickers' most gruesome tactics including beheadings are occurring on American soil, and says...
  • Mexican, U.S. Media Too Scared To Cover Border Crime

    03/19/2013 11:47:57 AM PDT · by jazusamo · 12 replies
    Judicial Watch ^ | March 19, 2013
    Violence along the southern border has gotten so out of control that both Mexican and American journalists have stopped reporting it out of fear that drug cartels will retaliate against them and their families. This means Americans will be kept in the dark about the crisis along the porous and increasingly dangerous Mexican border. We certainly can’t expect the truth from the government. Remember that the nation’s Secretary of Homeland Security, Janet Napolitano, insists that the region is “as secure as it has ever been.” This delusional assessment has been repeated by Napolitano over and over again in a seemingly...
  • One Mexican town finds more security by throwing out the police

    03/16/2013 10:49:36 AM PDT · by AuntB · 17 replies
    Christian Science Monitor ^ | Mar. 13, 2013 | Annie Murphy
    The indigenous town of Cherán used to be like many places in Mexico, caving under the weight of drug-related crime and a police force that did little to stop it. But about two years ago, citizens here threw out the police, and took over their local government, running the town according to indigenous tradition. So far, they’ve had remarkable success. Indigenous autonomy movements, like the one in Cherán, are a trend throughout Latin America, scholars say, from movements like the Zapatistas in Chiapas in the 1990s; to communities seeking to self-govern today in places like Chile and Bolivia. The response...
  • Mexican Officer: Military at War with Cartels in Nuevo Laredo

    03/11/2013 9:17:57 AM PDT · by Nachum · 14 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 3/11/13 | Brandon Darby
    A Mexican officer claims the military is indeed at war with drug cartels for territory in northern Mexico and that vast numbers of children have been left homeless and hungry by the war in the seemingly unreachable cartel-controlled territory. The officer spoke with me in person on the condition of anonymity. When I asked him to explain which cartels were fighting in Nuevo Laredo, he explained that things were not so simple and not so easily defined. The officer did not speak in law enforcement terms but instead used military terms. It grew clear that the troubles facing Mexico had...
  • Drug Cartel Whacks Boy Hitman

    03/02/2013 5:08:08 AM PST · by AtlasStalled · 25 replies
    Friends of Ours ^ | 03/02/13 | Friends of Ours
    There are so many killer children working for the Mexican drug cartels that perhaps kiddy network Nickleodeon should launch a comedy series titled I Was A Teenage Hitman or something (hey, it's already making the mob movie Nicky Deuce). The tortured and slain body of a 13-year-old boy who last month confessed to his involvement with ten murders for Los Zetas was found in the Central Mexican state of Zacatecas as reported by Rafael Romo for CNN: "After his February arrest, the Federal Police released the boy into the custody of the Mexican Attorney General's Office, which later set him...
  • US military expands its drug war in Latin America

    03/01/2013 10:40:48 AM PST · by Berlin_Freeper · 10 replies
    AP ^ | Feb 3, 2013 | MARTHA MENDOZA
    Hundreds of thousands of kilograms (pounds) of cocaine are seized en route to the U.S. every year, and the Defense Department estimates about 850 metric tons of cocaine departed South America last year toward the U.S., down 20 percent in just a year. The most recent U.S. survey found cocaine use fell significantly, from 2.4 million people in 2006 to 1.4 million in 2011. ... Assistant Secretary of State William Brownfield, head of the Bureau of International Narcotics and Law Enforcement Affairs said the goal is to make it so hard for traffickers to move drugs to the U.S. that...