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.
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