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  • Mexico's bid to detain El Chapo son 'a failure of everything'

    10/22/2019 10:28:47 AM PDT · by gandalftb · 20 replies
    BBC News, Mexico City ^ | 18 October 2019 | Will Grant
    Even to a nation hardened to drug war images, the scenes in Culiacán were shocking. Scores of cartel gunmen shut down the streets and engaged in sustained battles with the armed forces. It was a huge embarrassment for the government. They had captured one of the most wanted men in Mexico and, outgunned and overwhelmed by the cartel, they simply turned him back over to his men. "It was a failure of everything," says Professor Raul Benitez, a security expert at the National Autonomous University in Mexico (UNAM). "What it showed was the great power and control that the Sinaloa...
  • Forget Syria. What Is The U.S. Doing About The Failed State On Its Southern Border?

    10/22/2019 8:24:09 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 20 replies
    The Federalist ^ | 10/22/2019 | Sumantra Maitra
    How would one categorize a nation-state whose army gives a drug baron’s son to cartel members after suffering brutal losses in pitched battles? The country whose firebrand leftist president apologized on television and said the army’s surrender to a drug cartel was the correct thing to do, because “we do not want war”?If the reports are correct, this is precisely what happened in Mexico, around the same time the Democratic presidential primary field was debating whether there should be more trillion-dollar expenditures in the U.S. budget. Instead, a failed state on the southern border of the United States should...
  • Mexico's Soaring Murder Rate Proves Gun Control Is Deadly

    10/22/2019 8:10:47 AM PDT · by VictimsRightsPro2a · 12 replies
    Wall Street Journal ^ | 10-21-19 | Dr. John Lott
    Another month, another record number of murders in Mexico. For the first nine months of 2019, Mexico had 25,890 murders—almost six times as many murders per 100,000 people as in the U.S. Does Mexico need stricter gun control? No. Its gun laws are among the least permissive in the world. For decades Mexico has had only one gun store in the entire country, a military-run establishment in Mexico City.
  • Mexico’s Soaring Murder Rate Proves Gun Control Is Deadly

    10/21/2019 5:21:38 PM PDT · by rogerantone1 · 34 replies
    The Wall Street Journal ^ | October 21, 2019 | John R. Lott, Jr.
    Another month, another record number of murders in Mexico. For the first nine months of 2019, Mexico had 25,890 murders—almost six times as many murders per 100,000 people as in the U.S. Does Mexico need stricter gun control?
  • ICE Identifies More Than 200 Fraudulent Families

    10/21/2019 8:47:10 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 18 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | October 21, 2019 | Bronson Stocking
    U.S. Customs and Immigration Enforcement (ICE) has identified 238 fraudulent cases of individuals claiming to be related in order to secure entry into the United States. Illegal aliens from Central and South America have been exploiting children to take advantage of loopholes in U.S. immigration policy. In April, the Family Fraud Initiative was launched by ICE, in conjunction with Homeland Security Investigations and U.S. Border Patrol, to investigate individuals posing as family members when applying for asylum in the United States. Under the policy known as "catch and release," families with minor children arriving to the United States are released...
  • A Drug Cartel Just Defeated The Mexican Military In Battle!

    10/21/2019 8:00:52 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 55 replies
    The Federalist ^ | 10/21/2019 | John Daniel Davidson
    The southwest U.S. border might be quieter now than it was this spring at the height of the migrant crisis, but south of the Rio Grande the Mexican state is disintegrating.Last Thursday in the city of Culiacan, the capital of Sinaloa state, a battle erupted between government forces and drug cartel gunmen after the Mexican military captured two sons of jailed drug kingpin Joaquin “El Chapo” Guzman. The elder son, Ivan, was quickly freed by his men, who overpowered government forces and secured his release. Ivan then launched an all-out siege of the entire city in an effort to...
  • Tucker Carlson: Outrage over Trump's Syria decision shows Washington's perverse priorities

    10/20/2019 3:32:51 PM PDT · by rintintin · 20 replies
    Fox News ^ | Oct 18 2019 | Tucker Carlson
    Finally, some good news from Washington. That doesn't happen very often. Over the weekend, the Trump administration announced plans to withdraw the remaining American troops that are still stationed in Northern Syria. Of countless decisions Donald Trump has announced via Twitter, you'd think this would be the least controversial of all. There's no reason for Americans to remain in Syria. ISIS no longer controls the cities there. We have no plans to overthrow the Assad government either. So, there's no longer a mission, and yet Syria remains a dangerous place. Five Americans have been killed there just this year, and...
  • CNN Upset Over Mexican Cooperation with Trump on Border Control

    10/20/2019 3:35:28 PM PDT · by PJ-Comix · 12 replies
    Newsbusters ^ | October 20, 2019 | P.J. Gladnick
    CNN is upset because President Donald Trump's border control policies are working so well thanks in large part to the cooperation of the Mexican government. And it is that cooperation with Mexico that also irks Univision anchor Jorge Ramos from whom it is obvious CNN got many of their talking points. Oddly enough, however, CNN while being upset with Mexico, also concedes that Trump's border policies are working well. You can see that suprising concession in the very title of their Sunday story by Catherine Shoichet and Natalie Gallón (with talking points lifted from Jorge Ramos), "Why some say Mexico already...
  • The Defenestration of Domingo

    10/19/2019 5:33:29 PM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 24 replies
    Quillette ^ | October 18, 2019 | Heather Mac Donald
    The #MeToo movement has ended the U.S. career of legendary 78-year-old Spanish tenor Placido Domingo, one of classical music’s greatest ambassadors and impresarios. For nearly half a century, Domingo’s intense stage presence and warm, soaring voice captivated opera audiences; during the 1990s, he reached millions of new listeners as a member of the itinerant Three Tenors. In recent years, long after most singers have retired from the stage, he has continued a grueling international performance schedule, now singing baritone roles with remarkable pitch control and legato. Domingo’s entrepreneurial drive has been as untiring as his stage career. He was pivotal...
  • El Chapo's cartel launches military-style assault on Mexican forces

    10/19/2019 10:12:58 AM PDT · by Mat_Helm · 71 replies
    National Post ^ | October 18, 2019
    The Mexican city of Culiacán descended into terror on Thursday, when soldiers and police launched a raid to capture one of the heirs to the throne of jailed Mexican kingpin Joaquin “El Chapo” Guzman. As state forces advanced into the city, the Sinaloa Cartel hit back with an array of military-style weapons — and won. Mexican officials briefly detained Ovidio Guzman, one of Guzman’s sons who has emerged as a leading figure in the cartel after his father was arrested in 2016. But in response the cartel freed dozens of prisoners from a local jail, set numerous vehicles alight and...
  • Mexico “terror path proven” as jihadists infiltrate refugee stream and enter US

    10/18/2019 5:01:23 PM PDT · by MtnClimber · 9 replies
    Jihad Watch ^ | 18 Oct, 2019 | Christine Douglass-Williams
    Government watchdog Judicial Watch says more evidence has emerged that Middle East jihadists are entering the United States through the Mexican border. The organization long has presented evidence that terrorists have entered through Texas and reports of ISIS training camps not far from the U.S. border. Judicial Watch said Islamic terrorist infiltration of the southern border is a ‘very real threat. The entire goal of jihadists is to expand the realm of Islam, so it should be easy to understand the logic of why jihadists seek to infiltrate Western countries. Because of the poor job globalist leaders have been doing...
  • VIDEO MIX: Gun battles engulf Culiacán streets forcing Mexico's National Guard to stand down

    10/18/2019 8:13:33 AM PDT · by MassMinuteman · 39 replies
    In what appears to have been a routine patrol, 30 members of Mexico's National Guard were caught off guard and ambushed from an unsuspecting local house. After repelling the initial attack, authorities soon discovered Ovidio Guzmán López, son of "El Chapo" and suspected co-leader of the Sinaloa Cartel, hiding inside the home. Chaos quickly ensued as gunmen blocked streets with burning vehicles. The scenes that unfolded were reminiscent of a war zone.
  • Democrat-Controlled House Passed Bill with Quid Pro Quo on Election Interference [But Not Mexico ]

    10/17/2019 4:05:18 PM PDT · by NoLibZone · 4 replies
    breitbart ^ | 10-17-19 | Joel Pollak
    Democrats and the media cried foul Thursday when acting White House chief of staff Mick Mulvaney argued that it was “appropriate” for the president to withhold funds from Ukraine until it investigated possible interference in the 2016 presidential election. But the Democrat-controlled U.S. House of Representatives passed a bill in September that imposes restrictions on transactions with Russia until it had been cleared of election interference. The House bill amended an earlier Senate bill — S. 1790, the “National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2020” — that required the Director of National Intelligence (DNI) to investigate possible Russian interference...
  • Congress fails again to stop Trump from using military money for his border wall

    10/17/2019 2:42:37 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 51 replies
    CNBC ^ | October 17, 2019 | Jacob Pramuk
    Congress fell short Thursday in its second attempt to end the national emergency President Donald Trump declared to secure money for his proposed border wall. Both chambers of Congress have passed measures to block Trump’s declaration twice since the president took the step in March, prompting two vetoes. Lawmakers failed to override the second veto Thursday as the GOP-held Senate could not muster the two-thirds majority needed. The chamber voted by a 53-36 margin to end the emergency. Ten Republicans voted with Democrats in supporting the resolution. Democrats and some Republicans have accused the president of overreaching and disregarding Congress’...
  • The China Connection: How One D.E.A. Agent Cracked a Global Fentanyl Ring

    10/16/2019 7:58:44 PM PDT · by Theoria · 35 replies
    The New York Times ^ | 16 Oct 2019 | Alex W. Palmer
    Fentanyl is quickly becoming America’s deadliest drug. But law enforcement couldn’t trace it to its source — until one teenager overdosed in North Dakota. Around 3 a.m. on Saturday, Jan. 3, 2015, Laura and Jason Henke awoke with a start at their home in Minot, N.D. Their dog was barking wildly. At the door, in the early morning shadows, they found a police officer and, behind him, a pastor. The officer asked to see Laura’s ID to confirm that he was at the correct address. Then he told them that their 18-year-old son, Bailey, was dead. The officer didn’t have...
  • Ken Cuccinelli cites 22 million illegal immigrants, nearly twice previous tally

    10/16/2019 7:40:22 PM PDT · by MeneMeneTekelUpharsin · 26 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | 16 October 2019 | Paul Bedard
    President Trump’s top immigration spokesman on Wednesday said that there are potentially 22 million illegal immigrants inside the United States, nearly twice the estimate regularly cited. Ken Cuccinelli, the acting director of U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services, which handles the legal immigration process, said the number comes from a study done by the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. That study put the number at 22.1 million. The number typically cited is 11 million to 13 million illegal immigrants in the country. The latest estimate, from the Federation for American Immigration Reform, is 14 million. An accurate count is difficult to calculate.
  • Thirteen police killed in Mexico cartel ambush

    10/15/2019 2:42:05 PM PDT · by BenLurkin · 11 replies
    CNN ^ | October 15, 2019 | By Jack Guy,
    Five police vehicles were traveling through the municipality of Aguililla in the early morning when they were ambushed by more than 30 armed individuals, according to a statement from the Michoacan state prosecutor. The attackers, in five "presumably armored" vehicles, opened fire with high caliber weapons, said the prosecutor, Adrián López Solís. Security forces dispatched to the scene found officers slain and injured with bullet wounds, their vehicles shot up and two of them on fire, the statement said. Images published on social media showed posters left on police vehicles signed "CJNG" -- the initials of the Jalisco New Generation...
  • Amazon takes a stand: Company releases "Our Positions" paper

    10/12/2019 2:59:09 PM PDT · by Boomer · 56 replies
    Fox Business ^ | 10/11/19 | Amazon
    Amazon took the extraordinary step of laying out its positions on nearly every hot-button topic in the world in a web page that unveiled Thursday, bringing new clarity to the tech company’s public policy agenda. The page, which is simply titled “Our Positions,” states where the Seattle tech giant stands on eleven issues -- several of which have a direct impact on business in America.
  • Free Trader Paul Krugman Admits Failure of Globalization for American Workers: ‘Major Mistake’

    10/14/2019 6:18:09 AM PDT · by Mr. Mojo · 67 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 13 Oct 2019 | JOHN BINDER
    Economist Paul Krugman, the longtime defender of global free trade and a member of the failed “Never Trump” movement, now admits that globalization has failed American workers. In a column for Bloomberg titled “What Economists (Including Me) Got Wrong About Globalization,” Krugman admits that the economic consensus for free trade that has prevailed for decades has failed to recognize how globalization has skyrocketed inequality for America’s working and middle class workers. Krugman, though, writes that he and his fellow free trade economists “had no way to know” that globalization of the American economy or a surge in trade deficits “were...
  • Census could reveal electoral extinction of the Republicans

    08/26/2019 3:02:32 PM PDT · by therightliveswithus · 60 replies
    The Hill ^ | 8/25/2019 | Kristin Tate
    Whites tend to vote Republican, while nonwhites tend to vote Democrat. This proved true in the 2016 election, when Trump carried white voters by 20 percent, while Hillary Clinton won 74 percent of nonwhite voters. With the number of Latinos living in the United States nearly doubling since 2000, it is not difficult to see why Texas could soon follow California, Colorado, and Nevada into the Democratic camp in the next 20 years. Using the 2000 census and the 2010 census along with 2018 data, the electoral reality becomes more clear. The population of those under 18 will be majority...