Skip to comments.Control of U.S. territory by foreign criminals
Posted on 08/05/2010 9:57:08 AM PDT by Jon_Roland
Growing efforts by Mexican narcotics cartels to gain political control over regions where they dominate trafficking has led to violence in many parts of Mexico, especially in the Mexican border cities and along major shipping routes. But as I have been warning since I wrote in 1995, the money acquired by the criminal gangs is not just going to support their operations. It is being used to buy government, and assume the role of government, on both sides of the border.
The problem was well presented in A Lawyer's View of the Justice System, Joseph H. Delaney, July/August, 1999, issue of Analog Science Fiction and Fact, Vol. CXVIX No. 7 & 8
... the proportion of judges who are dishonest, who are on the take, who harbor prejudices against parties or counsel, is far greater than the lay public realizes. ... Corruption is rampant in courts at every level throughout the country. It is equally rampant among prosecutors and law enforcement people. ... The primary corrupting influence is the drug business. ... the dope interests own contemporary justice. ... There is no greater shock than to find that even with both law and the facts in your favor your constitutional rights are worthless because you can't get the crooked regime to enforce them.
There is a territorial issue involved, a threat to the sovereignty of our nation. Foreign criminal gangs are seeking control of territory on the U.S. side of the border, along transshipment corridors, and in our inner cities. It is not just about narcotics trafficking. It is estimated that the gangs are making more money in some placed by extortion than by trafficking. Some of them even call it a "tax", and are providing some "services" to gain a measure of public tolerance. In some countries where gangs dominate areas, people are calling them before they call the police, to solve problems the government should be addressing.
Mexico, like many countries, has restrictions on the ownership by foreign nationals of land along its borders and coasts. The United States, and its states, have no such restrictions, and land on the U.S. side of the border with Mexico is being steadily purchased by Mexican nationals, sometimes with some duress on the gringo landowners to sell. This acquisition is an extension of the plata o plomo (silver or lead) method of criminals to bribe or intimidate both officials and private citizens into cooperating with them against their own countries. We may soon see the ability of foreign criminals to operate without interference from border to border, from coast to coast, and in every major city, often without stepping on land, or appearing in courts, they do not own or control.
It is long past time to resurrect the traditional militia system envisioned by the Founders to defend our country from foreign invaders, who intrude not with marching armies, but by slow but steady infiltration and subversion. If we do not, we will lose control over our lives and see it pass under the rule of brutal criminals.
Hmmm, it would be interesting to see them take control of Washington D.C. and shake down Congress. If Pelosi were kidnapped by a Narco gang, would anyone pay the ransom?
Wait a minute ... Obama and his (Blago) crowd wouldn’t take money in exchange for favors. What are you thinking?
And anyone on the border who doesn’t go along will be...well, ask the family of Bob Krentz.
Oh, for a vantage point and a Quigley Sharps 45-120 caliber rifle. OK, then how about a Barrett .50? It would be fun to splatter their heads from so far off they can’t even hear the shots fired.
I know a half-dozen good places...
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