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Floating Corpse in Rio Grande Greets Congressional Delegation on Visit to Mexican Border
Stand With Arizona ^ | 08-17-2013 | John Hill

Posted on 08/17/2013 5:26:46 PM PDT by montag813

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by John Hill
Stand With Arizona

The border is “safer than ever”. So DHS Secretary Janet Napolitano has told us the past four years. Again and again.

Barack Obama has mocked those who say the border is unsafe: “Maybe they’ll need a moat. Maybe they’ll want alligators in the moat. They’ll never be satisfied.”

But for Texans, the Rio Grande is wide open - thanks to Federal failure to secure it  - and is a growing threat to the safety of citizens and law enforcement, on land and water.

Wide open...and violent, as a Congressional delegation visiting the border found out this week. Three Republicans were touring the river on a Texas state gunboat when they spotted a body floating in the river, later determined to be a Honduran national killed by Mexican cartel violence, according to the Randolph Reporter.

It was a shocking sight that dramatized the reason for the three-day trip by a handful of Congressmen to see firsthand the vast immigration problems along the southwest border of the United States.

Congressman Leonard Lance (R-NJ) spoke with the Reporter and is quoted as having said: “What impressed me in a tragic, negative way was seeing a dead body in the Rio Grande River. Authorities told us it was probably related to drug trafficking.”

Congressman Lance also revealed he and the others from Congress wore bullet-proof vests and traveled the Rio Grande River in armored boats, as U.S. law enforcement routinely are targeted by gunman as they patrol the river.

Texas has been mostly abandoned by the Obama Administration to fend for themselves, and being Texans, they have stepped into the breach to try - with their far more limited resources - to keep their officers and citizens safe.

Last year SWA chronicled how ranchers in the Rio Grande Valley were stocking up on AK-47s to defend their property and lives from border violence, after months of being outgunned by Mexican cartel gunmen.

Then, we reported how, in order to deal with the Federal failure to secure the river and the drug and human smugglers who use it, Texas Department of Public Safety deployed gunboats on the river, armed with major firepower.

Several times last year and again this past March, Texas DPS and Rangers have come under fire from the Mexican side, or from cartel boats right on the river. The cartels have grown increasingly bold and are more heavily armed every few months, as the battle continues to intensify.

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KEYWORDS: aliens; arizona; border; california; cartels; janetnapolitano; leonardlance; mexico; newjersey; newmexico; texas

1 posted on 08/17/2013 5:26:47 PM PDT by montag813
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To: montag813

Bump


2 posted on 08/17/2013 5:28:27 PM PDT by Jet Jaguar
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To: montag813

Floating the corpses that American corpses won’t float.


3 posted on 08/17/2013 5:29:43 PM PDT by Extremely Extreme Extremist (Governor Sarah Heath Palin for President of the United States in 2016)
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To: montag813

When the government fails to protect the citizens, the citizens have to take matters into their own hands. It looks to me that the federal government has failed, and it’s time for the state of Texas to defend itself against the drug cartels. Texas should call up it’s national guard and arm the local citizens


4 posted on 08/17/2013 5:30:36 PM PDT by realcleanguy
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To: Extremely Extreme Extremist

Was it a WetFront?


5 posted on 08/17/2013 5:32:14 PM PDT by Delta Dawn (Fluent in two languages: English and cursive.)
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To: Extremely Extreme Extremist

Q: How do you make a corpse float?

A: With two scoops of ice cream...


6 posted on 08/17/2013 5:32:39 PM PDT by Dr.Deth
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To: montag813

Not every congressman is displeased with the thought of corpses floating down American rivers...


7 posted on 08/17/2013 5:32:43 PM PDT by null and void (Frequent terrorist attacks OR endless government snooping and oppression? We can have both!)
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To: realcleanguy

I’ve been saying that for several years. All Perry has to do is declare an emergency then call up the National Guard and seal that border!


8 posted on 08/17/2013 5:42:18 PM PDT by VerySadAmerican (When you vote for evil because you can't see evil, you ARE evil.)
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To: montag813

It is dangerous. Maybe the Obama Admin. could provide a ferry service for the ILLEGAL invaders/smugglers so fewer of them die by drowning. /s


9 posted on 08/17/2013 5:45:50 PM PDT by South40
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To: montag813

Maybe SecState can organize some swift boat patrols.


10 posted on 08/17/2013 5:46:28 PM PDT by NonValueAdded ("When there is no penalty for failure, failures proliferate." George F. Will)
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To: montag813

There’s a border? Really?


11 posted on 08/17/2013 5:49:27 PM PDT by Standing Wolf (No tyrant should ever be allowed to die of natural causes.)
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To: realcleanguy

It isn’t just Texas that has to protect itself from the Mexican drug cartels. For instance, Chicago and its environs are infested with the Mexican drug cartels and their influences.


12 posted on 08/17/2013 5:49:51 PM PDT by ought-six ( Multiculturalism is national suicide, and political correctness is the cyanide capsule.)
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To: South40

I know you’re being sarcastic, but with this Administration based on PanderMania, nothing is off the table, so long as it’s done at taxpayer expense, everything is just peachy, peachy.


13 posted on 08/17/2013 5:54:15 PM PDT by lee martell
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To: VerySadAmerican

All Perry has to do is declare an emergency then call up the National Guard and seal that border!”

When pigs fly! AG Abbott who is running for Governor now wants to pass amnesty and Patterson who is running for Lt. Gov. wants to expand the guest worker program. More fine Republican politicians stepping up to the plate to protect Texans.


14 posted on 08/17/2013 6:01:46 PM PDT by Grams A (The Sun will rise in the East in the morning and God is still on his throne.)
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To: montag813

Headline gives a perfect visual framing.


15 posted on 08/17/2013 6:09:47 PM PDT by Rodamala
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To: montag813
Q: Know why Mexico doesn't field such a hot Olympic swim team?

A: The ones who could swim made it to America...

16 posted on 08/17/2013 6:18:22 PM PDT by gov_bean_ counter (Romans 1:22 Professing themselves to be wise, they became fools,)
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To: montag813
"The cartels have grown increasingly bold and are more heavily armed every few months, as the battle continues to intensify."

$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$

Golly gee, where did they get all those guns?

17 posted on 08/17/2013 6:26:43 PM PDT by Eccl 10:2 (Prov 3:5 --- "Trust in the Lord with all your heart and lean not on your own understanding")
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To: VerySadAmerican

Perry won’t do it because it would call too much attention to how serious and out of control the border problem is. It wouldn’t fit in with the cheap labor people’s push to get amnesty for “the dreamers”. We have not had our immigration laws treated seriously for twenty years because of this ungodly union between cheap labor businesses and the Democrats and of course the two-faced rino Republicans.


18 posted on 08/17/2013 6:33:31 PM PDT by cradle of freedom (Long live the Republic !)
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To: ought-six

I think the Mexican cartels are paying a lot of “rent” to the right people in Chicago and many American cities.


19 posted on 08/17/2013 6:35:50 PM PDT by cradle of freedom (Long live the Republic !)
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To: montag813

This scene sounds like something that would happen in an episode of Breaking Bad.


20 posted on 08/17/2013 6:37:22 PM PDT by Vision Thing
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To: VerySadAmerican
All Perry has to do is declare an emergency then call up the National Guard and seal that border!

But isn't talking about it and posturing like a hard nosed conservative better?

21 posted on 08/17/2013 7:02:52 PM PDT by Windflier (To anger a conservative, tell him a lie. To anger a liberal, tell him the truth.)
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To: gov_bean_ counter
Q: What does Obama call a body floating down the Rio Grande?

A: A Navy Corpse Man.

22 posted on 08/17/2013 7:53:31 PM PDT by Dr.Deth
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To: montag813
Congressman Lance also revealed he and the others from Congress wore bullet-proof vests

Now there's something to ask all those "the border is safe" types. Offer them a tour like these guys took, only with no bulletproof vests. The crickets would sound louder than ever.

23 posted on 08/17/2013 8:08:41 PM PDT by Oatka (This is America. Assimilate or evaporate.)
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To: ought-six

Well the Chicago folks buy all the drugs. They are encouraging the cartels to operate here. Remember, it’s the LW that wants the drugs made legal. They “claim” is wi increases tax revenues. Where it will do is increase the flow of drugs from Mexico


24 posted on 08/17/2013 8:21:21 PM PDT by realcleanguy
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To: montag813

So why didn’t alligators get it?


25 posted on 08/17/2013 8:35:40 PM PDT by Paleo Conservative (Just because you're paranoid doesn't mean they're not really out to get you.)
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To: Windflier

I said that’s ALL Perry has to do. I’d never take a bet that he’d do it. I’ve always thought he was phony.


26 posted on 08/17/2013 9:09:18 PM PDT by VerySadAmerican (When you vote for evil because you can't see evil, you ARE evil.)
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To: montag813

Hopefully not another one of our Border Patrol. The regime has blood on its hands.


27 posted on 08/17/2013 10:37:27 PM PDT by TBP (Obama lies, Granny dies.)
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To: montag813

“they spotted a body floating in the river, later determined to be a Honduran national killed by Mexican cartel violence”

That’s hilarious. They can ID a “Honduran national” floating in dirty river water, but in more than 5 years we have no idea who the current resident of the White House is.


28 posted on 08/18/2013 2:59:26 AM PDT by Artie (We are surrounded by MORONS)
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