Skip to comments.Report of Some Activities of Day 10 of the Minuteman Project
Posted on 04/11/2005 9:09:30 AM PDT by Spiff
Nine days of blockade has begun to result in desperation.
We believe 500-700 illegals and their coyotes are bottled up in the Huachuca Mountains at present. They are running out of food and water. We have also figured out the system used here for putting out food and water caches and have been routinely using them to add some variety to our dogs diets. Our canine companions are most appreciative.
A recap of last nights action: several Minuteman were almost run down by a fleeing load vehicle last night. Fellow LePer idratherbe painting is now on the injured reserve list after a bad fall into a dry wash at the same location. Another Minuteman is under investigation for making physical contact after saving an illegal from a bad fall.
This morning began with round up of the illegals who missed their ride in the fleeing vehicle the night before. Two had become thoroughly lost and confused and walked up to one of the MMP teams asking for directions. When the realized who they had approached, they took off running and practically jumped into a Border Patrol vehicle.
The daylight hours were uneventful other than a prolonged visit by CNNs Lou Dobbs. He spent most of his time out on the Naco Line along the border fence. Those of us in the canyons got a visit from those fine folks from the ACLU. They chose to set up in a dull spot with a fine view of Ash Canyon.
All hell has broken loose since nightfall. Several groups have come down out of the mountains to attempt a getaway. Scanner traffic gives a tally so far of five load vehicles captured, about 70 illegals in custody, and a similar sized group scattered throught the west end of Hereford and being picked up piecemeal. We have recovered three coyote cell phones and the call histories should prove interesting.
In the next few days a couple of us are going to experiment with putting live scanner traffic up on the internet. If it works, youll be able to listen in on the action as it happens.
In parting tonight, if the phrases Minuteman Project and shrunken heads become strongly associated soon, its all my fault. Sorry, but I refuse to rein in my warped sense of humor. Its down right amazing what rarities you can buy online, isnt it?
Here's my brief report of a few things associated with Day 10 that I posted in another thread.
Last night in the same location where I said the van came in and picked up a load and then nearly ran down some Minuteman another 3 vans showed up. Border Patrol responded immediately and the load vehicle drivers bailed into the woods. The third vehicle was chased by Border Patrol and stopped about a mile up the road. All of this happened within a mile of my house.
One of my friends, a Minuteman Project volunteer, heard this all on the scanner. Her husband, another volunteer, headed out to warn the volunteers around that area that they should expect a group of 30-50 angry border intruders who lost their rides.
This was to the SW of my house. Continuing to listen on the scanner it was determined that most of the group had made it past the MMP volunteers and into the wash they love to use. How they did this, I don't know. We have volunteers up and down that highway they have to cross. But somehow they found a way. There's all kinds of culverts and washes and stuff under that highway. Maybe there was one we were not watching at the moment in the dark.
The group continued down the wash and the next report from the Border Patrol over the scanner said that they were stretched out in the field along the road about a quarter mile due east of my house where we have no observation posts. So, it sounded like my house was halfway surrounded - to the south and to the east. The group was then estimated at 50 by Border Patrol and 2 load vehicles were intercepted on the road where my friend was harassing the coyotes the day before. The group was headed that direction.
Next report came at about 11pm where a resident on that road heard pounding on his door. There were 3 border intruders on his porch who, in the course of their conversation, admitted that there was a group of 200 in the field nearby. That means there was a group of 200 desperate and angry criminal invaders in the field a quarter mile from my house.
I put the dog out and slept with one eye open. I heard nothing. I will check this morning to see how many the BP picked up and if there was any further incident. As I type, I can hear the BP helicopter flying overhead, likely looking for stragglers in the field. For some reason the helicopter never came up this way last night and spent its time further to the south, closer to the border.
Good report ~ Bump!
Be Ever Vigilant!
Wow Spiff, thank you for this report! Sitting in my suburban home amid the green trees/pollen of Atlanta, I hadn't had a chance to follow what's going on with this (other than msm tv reports I've tried to ignore).
Wish there was something we could do from so far away to help.
God bless 'em.
There is...get the word out to friends, co-workers, your local newspaper, your representative.
This activity doesn't stop in Cochise County...it's coming to a neighborhood near you if the rest of America doesn't wise up.
So, how come we can patrol many other coutry's borders, yet we unable to contain our own???????
I have to tell you that I've enjoyed your graphic every time you've posted it. It is no lie. That's what the border fence looks like on much of the border. I've seen it myself. It would be nice if we could get pictures of the barricades that the Army is erecting on Iraq's and Afghanistan's borders. That would be an interesting comparison too.
What's the hold up?
Be Ever Vigilant!
"Another Minuteman is under investigation for making physical contact after saving an illegal from a bad fall."
Let'm drop next time. Sorry to sound cold but, don't take a viper to your chest.
Please don't tell us that it can't be done.
It's getting more interesting. FReegards....
You know, it would also be kool to have webcam. People could watch from home, while the nearby minutemen could recreate a bit, play cards maybe. While most FReepers are better off to keep on doing what they're doing, maybe some of the people living on the borders would have an invested interest. They could even expand the zone of visibility.
"In the beginning of a change, the patriot is a scarce man brave, hated, and scorned. When his cause succeeds, however, the timid join him, for then it costs nothing to be a patriot." ~Mark Twain
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