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U.S. Admits Mexican (Drug) Cartels Control Parts Of Border
Judicial Watch ^ | September 29, 2011 | Judicial Watch

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 Obama’s Homeland Security Secretary with egg on her face. Published by the Justice Department’s 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 Department’s 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 cartels—including Sinaloa, Los Zetas and Juarez—have 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 agency’s 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.


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1 posted on 10/01/2011 2:41:00 PM PDT by opentalk
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To: opentalk

And the obvious solution is to put a fence on the Canadian border.

That’ll learn em.


2 posted on 10/01/2011 2:43:22 PM PDT by cripplecreek (A vote for Amnesty is a vote for a permanent Democrat majority. ..Choose well.)
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To: opentalk
"Report: Woman survives live grenade in face"


"Sources: Five grenades thrown in Rio Bravo[Mexico]"


"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”


"Child Finds (Live) Grenade Near Local Creek]"


"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 Secretariat’s 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 Wednesday’s 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. “


[Mexico:]Grenade attacks throughout Tamaulipas; shootouts reported'


"[South Texas]Border Patrol finds rocket launcher, grenade launcher,
explosives near Rio Grande “


Fast & Furious: Congress expanding probe to include grenades



“Despite Denials, Map Proves Deliberate Illegal Gun Trafficking by ATF to Mexico”

3 posted on 10/01/2011 2:45:51 PM PDT by Diogenesis ("Freedom is never more than one generation away from extinction. " Pres. Ronald Reagan)
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To: Army Air Corps

Bookmark


4 posted on 10/01/2011 2:47:52 PM PDT by Army Air Corps (Four fried chickens and a coke)
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To: opentalk
related article

DOJ says Mexican cartels operating in over 1,000 U.S. cities

5 posted on 10/01/2011 2:48:58 PM PDT by opentalk
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To: opentalk

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!!!


6 posted on 10/01/2011 2:49:56 PM PDT by Howie66 (I can see November (2012) from my house.)
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To: opentalk
Janetalia has been telling us that our border with Mexico is secure.

She forgot to mention that it is the Mexicans who have secured it for their own purposes.


7 posted on 10/01/2011 2:52:36 PM PDT by Iron Munro (Obama/Rangel/Pelosi Code of Ethics: Don’t do as I do. Do as I say.)
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To: opentalk

“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.


8 posted on 10/01/2011 2:57:32 PM PDT by Former Proud Canadian (Obamanomics)
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To: opentalk

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.


9 posted on 10/01/2011 3:07:42 PM PDT by upchuck (Rerun: Think you know hardship? Wait till the dollar is no longer the world's reserve currency.)
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To: Former Proud Canadian

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.


10 posted on 10/01/2011 3:08:10 PM PDT by justa-hairyape
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To: upchuck
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11 posted on 10/01/2011 3:09:54 PM PDT by cripplecreek (A vote for Amnesty is a vote for a permanent Democrat majority. ..Choose well.)
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To: opentalk

Overwhelm the system part of thier plan.


12 posted on 10/01/2011 3:12:08 PM PDT by ronnie raygun (V)
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To: opentalk

Open season. No limits. Bounty paid.


13 posted on 10/01/2011 3:23:49 PM PDT by Dr. Bogus Pachysandra ( Ya can't pick up a turd by the clean end!)
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To: justa-hairyape

I don’t think the state department is a bystander on this either.


14 posted on 10/01/2011 3:24:45 PM PDT by opentalk
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To: opentalk

But... Rick Perry says a fence won’t work, and in-state tuition for illegal aliens will!


15 posted on 10/01/2011 3:27:13 PM PDT by DTogo (High time to bring back the Sons of Liberty !!)
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To: cripplecreek
thank you...
16 posted on 10/01/2011 3:30:53 PM PDT by Chode (American Hedonist - *DTOM* -ww- NO Pity for the LAZY)
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To: cripplecreek

That’s the one! Thank you. Well, Janet? What was that you were saying about a safe border?


17 posted on 10/01/2011 3:34:16 PM PDT by upchuck (Rerun: Think you know hardship? Wait till the dollar is no longer the world's reserve currency.)
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To: upchuck
...that sign posted along the 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.

18 posted on 10/01/2011 3:40:10 PM PDT by gundog (Help us, Nairobi-Wan Kenobi...you're our only hope.)
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To: Diogenesis

BTTT


19 posted on 10/01/2011 3:42:35 PM PDT by BenLurkin (This is not a statement of fact. It is either opinion or satire; or both)
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To: gundog
It was well inside Arizona, ...

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.

20 posted on 10/01/2011 4:05:48 PM PDT by DuncanWaring (The Lord uses the good ones; the bad ones use the Lord.)
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To: DuncanWaring

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.


21 posted on 10/01/2011 4:10:06 PM PDT by gundog (Help us, Nairobi-Wan Kenobi...you're our only hope.)
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22 posted on 10/01/2011 4:15:57 PM PDT by SunkenCiv (It's never a bad time to FReep this link -- https://secure.freerepublic.com/donate/)
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To: opentalk

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.


23 posted on 10/01/2011 4:27:57 PM PDT by apoliticalone (Honest govt. that operates in the interest of US sovereignty and the people, not global $$$)
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To: opentalk

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.


24 posted on 10/01/2011 4:34:17 PM PDT by rockinqsranch (Dems, Libs, Socialists, call 'em what you will, they ALL have fairies livin' in their trees.)
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To: Liz

This is an ominous state of affairs.


25 posted on 10/01/2011 4:56:01 PM PDT by Clintonfatigued (Illegal aliens collect welfare checks that Americans won't collect)
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To: Iron Munro
Janetalia has been telling us that our border with Mexico is secure.

It's so secure that teenage girls never get kidnapped from Texas and taken into Mexico.

http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/2576454/posts
26 posted on 10/01/2011 4:58:06 PM PDT by af_vet_rr
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To: Howie66
Civil measures, making nicey-nice have not worked these past 30 years.

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.

27 posted on 10/01/2011 5:00:03 PM PDT by Jacquerie
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28 posted on 10/01/2011 5:03:36 PM PDT by DJ MacWoW (America! The wolves are here! What will you do?)
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To: cripplecreek

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!!!


29 posted on 10/01/2011 5:03:40 PM PDT by stevie_d_64 (I'm jus' sayin')
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To: DTogo
But... Rick Perry says a fence won’t work, and in-state tuition for illegal aliens will!

Take a REAL look at post #3.........

30 posted on 10/01/2011 5:08:17 PM PDT by ScreamingFist (Quiet the Idiot)
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To: opentalk

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.


31 posted on 10/01/2011 5:43:25 PM PDT by ChildOfThe60s ( If you can remember the 60s....you weren't really there)
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To: stevie_d_64
If someone posts “blame Bush”...Yer gonna get such a noogie!!!

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.

32 posted on 10/01/2011 5:47:20 PM PDT by ChildOfThe60s ( If you can remember the 60s....you weren't really there)
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To: DTogo

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

http://www.chron.com/news/houston-texas/article/Perry-says-Obama-has-poorest-intel-about-border-2178744.php#loopBegin

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.


33 posted on 10/01/2011 5:57:19 PM PDT by Clairity ("The United States needs to be not so much loved as it needs to be respected." -- VP Dick Cheney)
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To: opentalk

Border issues take high priority with Texas lawmakers

http://amarillo.com/news/local-news/2011-09-11/border-issues-take-high-priority-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,
D-El Paso.

Perry’s comments “continue to proliferate the misconceptions spread by those seeking to create fear of border communities for purely political purposes,” Rodriguez said.”


34 posted on 10/01/2011 5:59:36 PM PDT by Clairity ("The United States needs to be not so much loved as it needs to be respected." -- VP Dick Cheney)
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To: opentalk
The crisis has also flowed north because cartels—including Sinaloa, Los Zetas and Juarez—have 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.

I thought the United States was committed to the "War On Drugs."

35 posted on 10/01/2011 6:00:15 PM PDT by Cobra64 (Common sense isn't common anymore.)
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To: DTogo

Gov. Perry wants U.S. troops guarding border

Feb 25, 2009

http://www.elpasotimes.com/news/ci_11779431

“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 Juárez.

“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.”


36 posted on 10/01/2011 6:04:06 PM PDT by Clairity ("The United States needs to be not so much loved as it needs to be respected." -- VP Dick Cheney)
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To: opentalk

Gov. Perry: Border Sheriffs are Our First Line of Defense

Governor discusses border security issues with border sheriffs

Aug. 10, 2010

http://governor.state.tx.us/news/press-release/14994/

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.


37 posted on 10/01/2011 6:06:23 PM PDT by Clairity ("The United States needs to be not so much loved as it needs to be respected." -- VP Dick Cheney)
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To: opentalk
We admit that Mexico controls our border, and yet we do nothing. America,

"I mean what happened? Did... did your balls drop off?"

38 posted on 10/01/2011 6:17:00 PM PDT by WPaCon
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To: opentalk

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.


39 posted on 10/01/2011 6:26:39 PM PDT by DNME (We need new Sons of Liberty and their knack for civil disobedience.)
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To: opentalk; LegendHasIt; Rogle; leapfrog0202; Santa Fe_Conservative; DesertDreamer; OneWingedShark; ..

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40 posted on 10/01/2011 6:37:27 PM PDT by CedarDave (My Sarah prediction: Announcing for President between October 12 and 28.)
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To: opentalk

Of course the DOJ and ATF supplying thousands of weapons to the drug cartels has not contributed to this problem in any way.


41 posted on 10/01/2011 6:54:21 PM PDT by Georgia Girl 2 (The only purpose of a pistol is to fight your way back to the rifle you should never have dropped.)
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To: Jacquerie

I could not possibly agree more with your thinking.

Semper Fi!


42 posted on 10/01/2011 7:03:13 PM PDT by Howie66 (I can see November (2012) from my house.)
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43 posted on 10/01/2011 7:07:17 PM PDT by MestaMachine (Wanna confuse obama? Ask him his REAL name.)
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To: ChildOfThe60s

At least not in totality...


44 posted on 10/02/2011 5:22:21 AM PDT by stevie_d_64 (I'm jus' sayin')
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To: opentalk
Napolitano Claims Southern Border Is More Secure than Ever , April 25, 2011

Napolitano: The Border Is More Secure Than Ever , June 24, 2010
45 posted on 10/02/2011 8:36:45 AM PDT by Cheerio (Barry Hussein Soetoro-0bama=The Complete Destruction of American Capitalism)
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