Skip to comments.Dangerous Holes in Border Security (Is a War Going on in Texas?)
Posted on 03/25/2006 11:11:01 AM PST by nj26
If you don't have access to Texas newspapers or the internet, you may not have heard the sensational news about the enormous cache of weapons our government recently seized in Laredo, Texas. U.S. authorities grabbed two completed Improvised Explosive Devices (IEDs), materials for making 33 more, military-style grenades, 26 grenade triggers, large quantities of AK-47 and AR-15 assault rifles, 1,280 rounds of ammunition, silencers, machine gun assembly kits, 300 primers, bullet-proof vests, police scanners, sniper scopes, narcotics, and cash.
That sounds like a war is going on in Texas! If bomb-making factories and firearms assembly plants are ordinary day-to-day business in the drug war along our southern border, the American people need to know more about it.
The Val Verde County chief deputy warned that drug traffickers are helping terrorists with possible al Quaeda ties to cross the Texas-Mexico border into the United States. A government spokesman in Houston said "at this point there is no connection with anything in Iraq." Well, we are not so easily reassured. We wonder what our government is doing to fulfill its duty to "protect each of them [the states] against invasion," as called for in the U.S. Constitution, Article IV.
The Department of Homeland Security now admits that there have been 231 documented incursions by Mexican military or police, or drug or people smugglers dressed in military uniforms, during the last ten years, including 63 in Arizona, and several Border Patrol agents have been wounded in these encounters. This admission comes after years of pretending that such incursions were just "accidents."
Homeland Security sent a confidential memo in January to our Border Patrol agents warning that they could be the targets of assassins hired by alien smugglers. The alert states that the contract killers will probably be members of the vicious MS-13 Mara Salvatrucha street gang (whose 17-year-old killers will be protected from capital punishment by a recent U.S Supreme Court decision).
There is, indeed, a drug war going on between rival drug gangs, but the U.S. government seems to be just a bystander without manpower or weapons to take action. Are we going to continue to leave our Border agents sitting ducks for Mexican snipers?
Rep. Tom Tancredo (R-CO) reported that sheriff deputies spotted a military-style Humvee near El Paso, Texas, with a mounted .50-caliber machine gun escorting a caravan of SUVs bringing illegal drugs into our country. Our outgunned and outmanned sheriff deputies and state highway patrol couldn't do anything except take pictures.
The Mexican government is unwilling or incapable of doing anything to stop the wide-open lawlessness on the Mexican side of the border. Our Border Patrol agents say they are often confronted by corrupt Mexican military units employed to protect and escort violent drug smugglers.
Meanwhile, the news media have shown us pictures of the just-discovered sophisticated 2,400-foot tunnel running from Mexico under our border to a warehouse in San Diego. U.S. authorities recovered more than two tons of marijuana, and it is unclear how long the tunnel has been in operation or how many tons of drugs already passed through. It is now believed that the drug cartel started building the tunnel two years ago.
The Bush Administration whines that it can't (i.e., won't) do anything to implement border security unless its guest-worker/amnesty proposal is part of the legislative package. When is our government going to protect us from the crime, the drugs, the smuggling racket, destruction of property, the endangerment to U.S. residents along our border and our undermanned Border Patrol?
In charge of protecting Americans against this war is 36-year-old Julie Myers, to whom President Bush gave a recess appointment after her Senate confirmation bogged down because of her total lack of law-enforcement experience. Her qualifications are her connections: she is the niece of former Joint Chiefs Chairman Richard Myers and the wife of Homeland Security chief Michael Chertoff's chief of staff.
When Senator John Cornyn (R-TX) spoke to CPAC in Washington, DC on February 9, he said: "We have to work with Mexico because, like it or not, we are joined by a common border. We are in a sense married, and we have to make the marriage work because we cannot get a divorce."
Cornyn seems to have forgotten that Texas was once married to Mexico, and Texas didn't like it. Texas fought a war for independence, successfully "divorced" Mexico, and later came into the United States. Not many Americans want to be "married" to any other country, but some powerful people are working for open borders among all North American countries. When they talk about "comprehensive" reform, that means including guest-worker/amnesty as part of any border-security legislation.
Rep. J.D. Hayworth (R-AZ) says that if you visit the border, you will find that almost everyone who lives there is armed for protection from illegals. Just imagine if you had to carry a gun when you go to the grocery store or take your kids to school!
For the best up-to-date analysis of what our government should do, read Rep. Hayworth's new book called Whatever It Takes: Illegal Immigration, Border Security, and the War on Terror. He calls for a security fence, 10,000 border agents, enforcement of penalties on employers who hire illegal aliens, cooperation between the feds and our 700,000 local and state police officers to enforce our immigration laws, more detention centers to keep illegals until they can be deported, and an end to the racket of giving U.S. citizenship to babies born to illegal aliens.
A good reminder as wimpy RINOs in the Senate and the Administration prepare their amnesty bill...
Good God! For god's sake...straighten this out, you RHINO as@@oles!! What is going on with Homeland security? this is beyond belief. Shoot to kill!
But the president said we've beefed up border security. How can this be?
As far as I am concerned, any "conservative" that votes for this amnesty bill deserves to be tossed out of the Senate on his behind.
I get to ping you for a change . . .
If this were happening in Iraq, the MSM would have labeled it a quagmire and a civil war.
Bush is a traitor to the republic as far as this goes. I think the bordering states need to activate the militia and coordinate some cooperation between them and the border patrol.
If, after this, we as Americans are not actively exercising our Second Amendment rights -- while we still have them -- we get what we deserve.
This is not an instance of the innocent, oppressed peoples of the third world, courageously clawing out a desperate foothold in a new, hostile land to build a better life. This is an armed invasion by an enemy force.
The president, the administration, the congress and neither party will lift a finger to keep this country safe and secure. It's up to each and every individual American citizen to defend his or her home and family.
It's our home, dammit! We live here!
Enforce our laws! Now we have illegals demonstrating....what next?
"I think the bordering states need to activate the militia and coordinate some cooperation between them and the border patrol."
Sadly, the Republican party is ceding this issue to the Democrats. While Janet Napolitano (D-AZ) and Bill Richardson (D-NM) are declaring a "border emergency" and "deploying" the National Guard to the border (albeit basically as a publicity stunt), our party sits on its hands (or worse, it advocates amnesty.)
"Now we have illegals demonstrating....what next?"
If the police would do their job and threaten to arrest any law-breaking protesters and turn them over to the INS for DEPORTATION, those protests would end real soon.
Quising opened the Norwegian border to the Nazi troops in 1940, and they took the country. Who is leaving our border open today, obviously those in political power today, Dems and Republicans both. As Roosevelt said in another situation, "a pox on both their houses."
Well, I guess since we HAVE to be "married" to Mexico (rolls eyes), in a sense it IS a civil war.
This our homeland, but the illegals lay claim to it. (Have you seen some of the banners and signs held by the "peaceful demonstrators" who were -- ahem -- marching in support of the American Dream in Phoenix this week? The sentiment was more "Yanqui Go Home to Europe" and "We Hate Whites." More La Raza than American Dream, if you ask me.)
Who put them there , why the Minutemen - the offshoot group tied to the John Birch bunch, of the bad old days.
There is a lot to be concerned about, but I don't think it has quite gotten to 'an invading army' yet. In a few years, if nothing is done, it may be an entirely different matter - perhaps past fixing, if not past fixing now.
With 11 million (or more) in country now, how can it be fixed?
Traitor and a coward.
You are quite correct..Why would you want to get that up close and personal with..shudder..Her Heinous?
Holes indicate there is an attempt at stopping something.
There are no holes.
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