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State Department Warns Mexican Drug Cartels May Target U.S. In Terrorist Acts
Friends of Ours ^ | 07/16/11 | Friends of Ours

Posted on 07/16/2011 6:08:07 AM PDT by AtlasStalled

The U.S. State Department warned yesterday that the Juarez Cartel may target its consulate office in Ciudad Juarez -- just over the border from El Paso, TX -- or other U.S. interests as reported by Mary Forgione for the Los Angeles Times. The "emergency message" states:

Information has come to light that suggests a cartel may be targeting the U.S. Consulate in Ciudad Juarez or U.S. Ports of Entry. In the past, cartels have been willing to utilize car bombs in attacks.

Earlier this month a drug cartel in Ciudad Juarez spray painted a public warning to U.S. DEA agents as reported by The Associated Press: "Gringos (D.E.A.). We know where you are and we know who you are and where you go. We are going to chop off your (expletive) heads."

The warnings are not idle. Last February ICE agent Jaime Zapata was killed and his partner wounded in a shooting ambush in the state of San Luis Potosí, and in March 2010 three Americans tied to the U.S. Consulate were killed in a shooting ambush in Ciudad Juarez in the state of Chihuahua.

Moreover, the Mexican drug cartels have murdered U.S. law enforcement officials on the north side of the border. In December 2010 border patrol agent Brian Terry was shot and killed after encountering several suspects in a southern Arizona smuggling corridor.

The drug smugglers rake in $50 billion a year by peddling their product throughout the United States, and they already have proven willing to kill anybody on either side of the border in protecting their racket.

And yet President Obama sees no need to secure the border, and no evidence of spillover violence.

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1 posted on 07/16/2011 6:08:12 AM PDT by AtlasStalled
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To: AtlasStalled

Yet protecting our borders is still a bridge too far.


2 posted on 07/16/2011 6:09:33 AM PDT by cripplecreek (Remember the River Raisin! (look it up))
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To: cripplecreek

Maybe we should bring our bombers home from Libya and bomb Mexico? Drone strikes?

When some gubermeat official finds they can keep the drug money they find we will see another invasion of a foreign country.


3 posted on 07/16/2011 6:12:16 AM PDT by oldasrocks (They should lock all of you up and only let out us properly medicated people.)
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To: AtlasStalled

So, would that be with the guns Obama and Holder sent over the border or will they be providing their own?


4 posted on 07/16/2011 6:16:43 AM PDT by sunmars
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To: AtlasStalled
So, is that border fence done yet?...

5 posted on 07/16/2011 6:18:22 AM PDT by Cringing Negativism Network
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To: AtlasStalled

Find out where they are growing the crap and start dropping napalm!


6 posted on 07/16/2011 6:19:01 AM PDT by Safrguns
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To: AtlasStalled
(Excerpt) Read more at bitterqueen.typepad.com ...

Why not post it here so everyone can read it?

7 posted on 07/16/2011 6:21:55 AM PDT by humblegunner
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To: AtlasStalled

Tell Holder and everyone at 'Fast and Furious', "MISSION ACCOMPLISHED”

8 posted on 07/16/2011 6:25:48 AM PDT by Diogenesis (No man's life, liberty, or property is safe while the legislature is in session. - Mark Twain)
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To: AtlasStalled
The spineless jellyfish that has turned the “oval office” into the “offal office” will pee his pants, but here's a bit of advice to the “drug cartels”., sooner or later “we the people” are going to get fed up and do the job ourselves. I'd suggest watching the movie “Gran Torino” and think about keeping a lower profile.
9 posted on 07/16/2011 6:27:11 AM PDT by bitterohiogunclinger (Proudly casting a heavy carbon footprint as I clean my guns ---)
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To: AtlasStalled

If Mexico had a real interest in destroying the Cartels they would admit that their Police,and military are so corrupt that they cannot be trusted and ask for the United States Military to help them clean out the drug lords.

If the United States was really interested in wiping out the Cartels we would protect and close our borders.

Neither side is willing to do either thing because of the Money. Follow the money. Both sides are corrupt. I believe our police are in the majority honest, It is our politicians who are corrupted by the Cartel money.


10 posted on 07/16/2011 6:30:10 AM PDT by Venturer
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To: sunmars

I must admit that the thought that fast and furious was a means of arming invaders has crossed my mind more than a few times.

Hell, they’ve given them guns that we can’t get.


11 posted on 07/16/2011 6:31:53 AM PDT by cripplecreek (Remember the River Raisin! (look it up))
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To: Venturer
If the United States was really interested in wiping out the Cartels we would protect and close our borders.

Agreed, if we're serious about fighting the drug war we would secure the border and eliminate a good bit of it right there.

I haven't been able to get any answers but I'm curious about how much money is being spent to fight the drug war on the Mexican side of the border vs the cost of securing the border. I suspect a secure border is far cheaper.
12 posted on 07/16/2011 6:36:52 AM PDT by cripplecreek (Remember the River Raisin! (look it up))
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To: Venturer
BINGO! I've said it again and again. NOT until the Mexican people are more tired of the bloodshed BY THE CARTELS and stop blaming their government as the cause AND stop their pacifism and disgusting resentment of all things gringo (except our money) - LIKE COLOMBIA DID 20 YEARS AGO - then it's going to get much worse before it gets better.

And I DO believe, if the idiot cartels (not if - when) start ramping up the killing of US citizens - and on our soil, they're going to wake a sleeping giant, filled with volunteer ex-Black-Ops/Special-Ops guys venturing down under to clean out the scum.
13 posted on 07/16/2011 6:41:17 AM PDT by time4good
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To: AtlasStalled

First Eric Holder and Company change an existing program so
the Barry Soetoro administration could work with their co-joined corruption in the United States of Mexico to prove the evil American gundealers were selling guns to the Mexican Cartels-Now that the deal has dried up the transfer of weapons to the Cartels NO wonder they are planning retribution
You don’t give gangs guns -and then say they ant keep getting toss away guns.Eric Holder and his boss should have known that. Es verdad— they probably did they’ve been pushing for Revolution since Barry raised his hand and swore to defend a Constitution he finds so repugnant.


14 posted on 07/16/2011 6:45:59 AM PDT by StonyBurk (ring)
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To: time4good

And I DO believe, if the idiot cartels (not if - when) start ramping up the killing of US citizens - and on our soil, they’re going to wake a sleeping giant,
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I hope you are right, but I do not trust our own administration or our Media

Remember, We just had a United States Border Patrol Agent killed with a weapon we supplied the Cartel and the mainstream media has blown it off, The Justice Department has lied and hidden evidence, The FBI and CIA and ATF are all involved and so far no one is suspended or fired, much less arrested.

This thing should be on every front page in the nation and the lead story on every news show. If not for the Internet it would be shoved under the table, and may be yet.

It is obvious that the guns were allowed to be sent to the Cartels by the Obama administration so that Obama could use it to steal away our Constitutional rights. It goes to the top and yet ———Nothing.

Watergate was a walk in the park compared to this, but hardly a peep from “investigative “ reporters.


15 posted on 07/16/2011 6:59:33 AM PDT by Venturer
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To: cripplecreek

In the past most of the Cartel money is spent on the Mexican side of the border. Mexican banks are washing the money, why would they want to stop that money from coming in?

Now it has gotten out of hand, Killing of thousands of people cannot be simply ignored, but it has become so widespread and so many are either frightened or bought that the Government has become a joke.

I am sure Mexico would love to stop the killings, but they still want the money. A quandry.


16 posted on 07/16/2011 7:03:24 AM PDT by Venturer
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To: Venturer

America is the safety valve that prevents revolution in Mexico. Frankly, Mexico needs a revolution in my opinion.

I’d rather risk seeing a marxist nation form across our border than the failed anarchist state that exists now.


17 posted on 07/16/2011 7:10:03 AM PDT by cripplecreek (Remember the River Raisin! (look it up))
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To: AtlasStalled

Lies, lies, all lies. Janet said, “Our border is as secure now as it has ever been.”


18 posted on 07/16/2011 7:20:06 AM PDT by bgill
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To: Cringing Negativism Network

19 posted on 07/16/2011 7:23:21 AM PDT by bgill
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To: AtlasStalled

WE ARE NOT BEING PROTECTED BY OUR GOVERNMENT—WHY?


20 posted on 07/16/2011 8:03:15 AM PDT by TribalPrincess2U (I pledge allegiance to the flag of the United States of America.. VOTE out the RATS!)
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To: Safrguns

They’re growing the crap on public land in Oregon and California, and they’re guarding it with “assault rifles.”


21 posted on 07/16/2011 10:35:38 AM PDT by gundog (Help us, Nairobi-Wan Kenobi...you're our only hope.)
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To: AtlasStalled

We (and the Mexican authorities) know where these guys live. A little surveillance and a couple of Hellfires, problem solved. Collateral damage? Tough cookies; sleep with dogs, get fleas.


22 posted on 07/16/2011 11:17:44 AM PDT by JimRed (Excising a cancer before it kills us waters the Tree of Liberty! TERM LIMITS, NOW AND FOREVER!)
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To: AtlasStalled

Does anyone think for a moment that Obama will allow this country to be deprived of cocaine?


23 posted on 07/16/2011 11:18:10 AM PDT by Dr.Deth
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To: Cringing Negativism Network
So, is that border fence done yet?...

Fence OK, but WALL much better. With mined approaches and motion activated robo weapons on our side.

24 posted on 07/16/2011 11:21:08 AM PDT by JimRed (Excising a cancer before it kills us waters the Tree of Liberty! TERM LIMITS, NOW AND FOREVER!)
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To: Venturer

when I said ‘sleeping giant’ - I wasn’t talking about the Eunuchs in Government - I was talking about the fed-up American people!!


25 posted on 07/16/2011 9:04:54 PM PDT by time4good
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To: time4good

It’s time that Giant was awakened by our own Government..

It has been sleeping far too long.


26 posted on 07/17/2011 3:24:53 AM PDT by Venturer
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To: AtlasStalled
“The drug smugglers rake in $50 billion a year by peddling their product throughout the United States,”

From the Fox news videos, it looks like the auto union workers are consuming a lot of that on their smoke breaks. Don't they know smoking is hazerdous to our health?

27 posted on 07/17/2011 8:06:07 AM PDT by SwinneySwitch (Nemo me impune lacessit)
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To: AtlasStalled; Arrowhead1952; Racehorse; chicagolady; K-oneTexas; fuzzthatwuz; publana; ...

Ping!


28 posted on 07/17/2011 8:13:25 AM PDT by SwinneySwitch (Nemo me impune lacessit)
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To: AtlasStalled
Wouldn't it be fantastic if the State Department, rather than issuing these threat warnings, would work together with ICE and DHS to actually STOP the tide of illegal activity crossing our borders and infesting our neighborhoods?

I hate Obama, Napolitano and all the other worthless commies in our government.

29 posted on 07/17/2011 8:32:26 AM PDT by liberalh8ter
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To: cripplecreek

>>Yet protecting our borders is still a bridge too far.<<

Protecting our borders will shut down the drug trade. What do you do with the addicts?


30 posted on 07/17/2011 8:33:57 AM PDT by B4Ranch (Allowing Islam into America is akin to injecting yourself with AIDS to prove how tolerant you are...)
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To: B4Ranch
What do you do with the addicts?


Don't they tell us that its none of our business what they do with their own lives? I guess they'll suffer but that really isn't my problem.
31 posted on 07/17/2011 8:39:24 AM PDT by cripplecreek (Remember the River Raisin! (look it up))
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To: cripplecreek

No, they will start robbing the elderly for their pain medications, robbing drug stores trying to get drugs, purse snatchings, etc. Anything to get their ‘meds’.

So, but this is our problem even though we don’t use drugs.


32 posted on 07/17/2011 8:45:10 AM PDT by B4Ranch (Allowing Islam into America is akin to injecting yourself with AIDS to prove how tolerant you are...)
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To: AtlasStalled

U.S. Consulate & Ports Of Entry Remain On High Alert

http://www.ktsm.com/news/us-consulate-ports-of-entry-remain-on-high-alert


33 posted on 07/17/2011 9:05:32 AM PDT by SwinneySwitch (Nemo me impune lacessit)
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To: SwinneySwitch

I don’t doubt the administration wants something like this so he can declare martial law.


34 posted on 07/17/2011 11:03:45 AM PDT by Arrowhead1952 (zero hates Texas and we hate him back. He ain't my president either.)
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To: AtlasStalled
0bama is a terrorist.

0bama Arms Mexican Drug Cartels and MS13 in Honduras

Over 1,400 ATF-walked guns are still “walking” around Mexico. At least another 200 “walked” into Honduras. When will the next one show up at a murder scene and where? Hizbollah is very active in Mexico so it's easy to conceive that they may be the ones carrying "Gunwalker" guns at one of the massacres to come.

Gunwalker: Smoking Gun Email?

An internal ATF email seems to support the assertion that Fast and Furious was a PR stunt for gun control.

PJM’s Bob Owens has long speculated that the primary reason for Operation Fast and Furious was to perpetuate the lie that 90 percent of illegal firearms in Mexico were from the United States.

Owens’ assertion was buoyed on Wednesday by internal ATF emails obtained by Townhall.com. One email reads:

"Can you see if these guns were all purchased from the same FfL and at one time. We are looking at anecdotal cases to support a demand letter on long gun multiple sales. Thanks Mark R. Chait Assistant Director Field Operations."

35 posted on 07/17/2011 1:40:08 PM PDT by TigersEye (Wranglers not Levis. Levi Strauss is anti-2nd Amendment.)
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To: AtlasStalled

Good thing that the FBI and Justice department armed them then with taxpayer money eh???


36 posted on 07/18/2011 6:34:09 AM PDT by Munz (All tyranny needs to gain a foothold is for people of good conscience to remain silent.)
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To: TigersEye

>0bama is a terrorist.<

he is certainly providing aid to terrorists and enemies of the state.

Not only was his administration allowing these people to get guns who now are an official “threat” he helped fund it with stimulus money!

Anyone think this is not bigger than Watergate yet???


37 posted on 07/18/2011 6:39:46 AM PDT by Munz (All tyranny needs to gain a foothold is for people of good conscience to remain silent.)
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To: Munz

Watergate is like stealing a pack of gum at the corner store compared to this.


38 posted on 07/18/2011 10:04:28 PM PDT by TigersEye (Wranglers not Levis. Levi Strauss is anti-2nd Amendment.)
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To: TigersEye

Oh .. I didn’t say Watergate .. I said Waterloo!

Much more appropriate IMO


39 posted on 07/18/2011 10:30:55 PM PDT by Munz (All tyranny needs to gain a foothold is for people of good conscience to remain silent.)
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