Skip to comments.U.S. Admits Mexican (Drug) Cartels Control Parts Of Border
Posted on 10/01/2011 2:40:57 PM PDT by opentalk
Janet Napolitano spent much of the spring sounding like a broken record ensuring that the U.S.-Mexico border is safe when the reality is that stretches are controlled by drug-trafficking organizations.
A new federal report exposing the ugly truth about the southern border has left President Obamas Homeland Security Secretary with egg on her face. Published by the Justice Departments National Drug Intelligence Center, the document contradicts much of what Napolitano has preached in the last few months during highly publicized jaunts to the crime-infested region.
Remember this? The Mexican border is as secure as it has ever been. Or what about this; violence along the Mexican border is merely a mistaken perception because the Obama Administration has successfully fostered a secure and prosperous region. Napolitano also said that misinformation about safety is negatively impacting border communities and that the U.S.-Mexico border is not overrun or out of control.
The truth is that Mexican drug cartels do in fact control access to the U.S.-Mexico border and the smuggling routes across it, according to the Justice Departments drug assessment, which has been kept quiet by the administration. No press conferences or photo ops to promote this report, which concludes that the unprecedented levels of violence in Mexico will continue for years to come.
The crisis has also flowed north because cartelsincluding Sinaloa, Los Zetas and Juarezhave joined forces with U.S. street gangs that operate in more than 1,000 cities throughout the country, according to the report. Together they run profitable enterprises that sell cocaine, heroin, marijuana and methamphetamines brought into the U.S. through the southern border. This sort of collaboration between U.S. gangs and Mexican-based criminal organizations will continue to increase, facilitating wholesale drug trafficking into and within the United States, the report says.
This is hardly shocking news. The National Drug Intelligence Center has for years determined that Mexican drug trafficking organizations represent the greatest crime threat to the United States. In fact, the agencys 2009 report says that the violence, intimidation, theft and financial crimes carried out by the illicit operations pose a significant threat to the nation as a whole.
And the obvious solution is to put a fence on the Canadian border.
That’ll learn em.
"California Iraqi-Mexican crime ring busted
Police in southern California have arrested 60 people and broken up
an Iraqi criminal ring accused of selling drugs, machine guns and improvised bombs
out of an immigrant social club
"News Troops kill 3 gunmen in northern Mexico, seize weapons, vehicles
Three suspected organized crime gummen were killed and another three
were wounded in a clash near the northeastern Mexican city of Matamoros with army troops,
who seized more than 100 weapons and nearly a score of vehicles after the gun battle, military sources said.
The Defense Secretariats 4th Military Region said in a statement that 83 automatic rifles,
18 handguns, five grenade launchers, a rocket launcher,
11 fragmentation grenades, 28 40 mm grenades, 315 ammunition clips,
more than 18,000 rounds of ammunition, 17 vehicles and eight kilos of marijuana
were confiscated in Wednesdays operation. '
Mexican federal police discover arsenal of heavy weapons in Ciudad Juarez home
Mexican federal police said Saturday they discovered a basement arsenal
hidden behind the mirrors of a home gym that included three anti-aircraft guns,
dozens of grenades, a grenade launcher, AK-47s and other high-powered weapons.
Each and every elected official at the Federal level needs to be removed from office for DERELICTION OF DUTY.
The NUMBER ONE PRIORITY and DUTY of the Federal Government is to SECURE OUR BORDERS!!!
She forgot to mention that it is the Mexicans who have secured it for their own purposes.
“egg on her face”? Who are they trying to kid? These people have no shame. They will say anything at any time to anybody, from the top down. Truth and candor are terms they have no knowledge of. Propaganda and agitprop are their stock in trade, and they ply their trade endlessly.
Somebody please post a pic of that sign posted along the border indicating that it is not a safe area.
IIRC, those signs appeared over a year ago. They kinda trump what Big Ugly Sis (BUS) has said.
Protecting the border is her constitutional duty. She need to be fired for dereliction of duty.
The system worked. Our crony politicians are filling their coffers with drug and gun money. Who cares if thousands of Mexicans and hundreds of Americans die in the process.
Overwhelm the system part of thier plan.
Open season. No limits. Bounty paid.
I don’t think the state department is a bystander on this either.
But... Rick Perry says a fence won’t work, and in-state tuition for illegal aliens will!
That’s the one! Thank you. Well, Janet? What was that you were saying about a safe border?
It was well inside Arizona, as I recall. And law enforcement in southern Oregon flies fast and low to avoid being shot at by Mexican pot growers.
It's my understanding that sign was just south of I-8, a little west of where it joins with I-10 between Phoenix and Tucson.
About 50 miles from the border.
Yeah...there are places 50 miles this side of the Oregon/California border that are just as bad. Deer hunting season opens today...wonder if the harvest is in.
Mexico - corruption, siesta, guacamole, illegal immigrants, drug lords, an ultra rich class and poverty. This is what Mexico is famous for.
If we allow Mexico to infiltrate the USA this is what they will give us. They are not a people of Jeffersonian beliefs willing to take on a corrupt government. It is an outrage that both Repubs and Dems have done their darnedest to turn the USA into a Mexico light for the benefit of commercial interests.
Too long. One year and a month from now we have the opportunity to not miss the opportunity to fire the bastards, grab what’s left of our country, and start to put ‘er back together again.
Let’s pray she isn’t Humpty Dumpty by then.
This is an ominous state of affairs.
We are at war on the southern border. Wars demand military response. The solution is martial law in the counties along the border. No press. No habeas corpus. No second guessing of whether Private Wilson should or should not have blown the head off of someone traveling north. Quick military trials if there are any at all.
As for the proper historic context, I am not aware of any Marine courts martialed for brutality against Japanese soldiers. Brutality requires brutality in return.
A “sign” posted by our government that we have lost???
hmmmmm...Call the number listed on the “sign” formore information...(623) 580-5500
I’d love to hear the excuse for this failure...
If someone posts “blame Bush”...Yer gonna get such a noogie!!!
Take a REAL look at post #3.........
Meanwhile, the US Government is working around the clock to disarm law abiding American citizens. Must be concerned we would present too much of a danger to the peace loving gangs and drug runners.
Sorry, but he has a solid place on the list of Presidents and congressmen that have actively participated in causing this travesty. A long list. Of traitors.
Until recently, the Obama administration and their spokesersons — the US media denied this assertion and ridiculed Perry who brought it up and is fighting it.
Perry says Obama has ‘poorest intel’ about border safety
Perry - who has cast himself as a border hawk - regularly decries what he calls spillover violence into the U.S., citing examples that, it turns out, are rare.
In a speech this past spring to pitch comprehensive immigration reform, President Barack Obama declared Southwest border cities relatively peaceful and peril-free. Gov. Rick Perry, in his capacity as Texas’ tough-talking chief executive and GOP frontrunner for the 2012 presidential nomination, ridiculed the assertion, saying in a nationally televised debate earlier this month that Obama either has “some of the poorest intel” or was “an abject liar.”
While Obama touts the doubling of Border Patrol agents to more than 20,000, a drop-off in immigration detentions and low crime rates along the border as evidence that the area is secure, Perry disagrees, claiming that he has been forced to spend state money to secure a violence-ridden region.
More resources are being devoted to the Southwest border. Last year, you were more likely to be slain in Austin, considered among the safest large cities in the country, than in El Paso, across the river from one of the most dangerous cities in the hemisphere.
Border issues take high priority with Texas lawmakers
“Perry and the Republican-controlled Legislature often complain that the federal government has done a lousy job of protecting the 1,254-mile border, not only from illegal immigrants but from violent criminals.
Contrary to what President Barack Obama stated during a recent trip to El Paso, the border is not secure, Perry said in Wednesday night’s debate of Republican presidential hopefuls, a comment that drew a strong condemnation from state Sen. Jose Rodriguez,
Perry’s comments “continue to proliferate the misconceptions spread by those seeking to create fear of border communities for purely political purposes,” Rodriguez said.”
I thought the United States was committed to the "War On Drugs."
Gov. Perry wants U.S. troops guarding border
Feb 25, 2009
“Gov. Rick Perry said he wants 1,000 troops to help guard the Texas-Mexico border, and for the U.S. to fund strong security measures to fight the Mexican drug cartels that have spread violence and fear in Mexico, including JuÃ¡rez.
“We’re (also) asking the (Texas) Legislature for $135 million for border security - to go after transnational gangs, for technology and aviation assets,” and the federal government for 1,000 troops, said Perry at a news conference Tuesday at the Chamizal National Memorial.
“I don’t care if they are military, National Guard or customs agents. We’re very concerned that the federal government is not funding border security adequately. We must be ready for any contingency.”
Gov. Perry: Border Sheriffs are Our First Line of Defense
Governor discusses border security issues with border sheriffs
Aug. 10, 2010
Since 2009, Gov. Perry has repeatedly urged the federal government, through conversations with and letters to President Barack Obama, Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano and Secretary of Defense Robert Gates, to approve his request for 1,000 Title 32 National Guardsmen to support civilian law enforcement efforts to enhance border security in Texas. On Monday, Gov. Perry reiterated that request in a four-page letter he presented to President Obama as he arrived for an appearance in Austin.
In the absence of adequate federal resources, Texas has proactively addressed border security with state funding, resources and personnel to protect our citizens. The State of Texas has committed more than $230 million over the last several years to amplify border security efforts and to shut down transnational gangs that work for Mexican drug cartels.
"I mean what happened? Did... did your balls drop off?"
Call up the militia. This is an invasion and it must be repelled.
Each state has the OBLIGATION to protect its citizens from armed invaders. Put the National Guard on the border, with full magazines in their weapons, and give them the order to stop this nonsense RIGHT NOW.
Article 1, Section 10— No State shall, without the Consent of Congress ... engage in War, unless actually invaded, or in such imminent Danger as will not admit of delay.
Sounds plain enough to me. Governors, do your duty.
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Of course the DOJ and ATF supplying thousands of weapons to the drug cartels has not contributed to this problem in any way.
I could not possibly agree more with your thinking.
At least not in totality...