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Vigilantes targeting Mexican military
Tucson Citizen ^ | 14 February 2004 | Luke Turf

Posted on 02/14/2004 10:55:45 AM PST by JackelopeBreeder

Edited on 05/07/2004 5:38:07 PM PDT by Jim Robinson. [history]

Troops help drug, people smugglers and will be shot, says leader of armed patrol in Douglas.

DOUGLAS - Rhetoric along the Mexican border here is rising, with a heavily armed group of residents declaring war on the Mexican military, and the mayor thinks chances are rising that someone will get hurt.


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TOPICS: Crime/Corruption; Foreign Affairs; Mexico; US: Arizona
KEYWORDS: aliens; border; borders; borderwar; drugs; illegalaliens; illegalmexicans; immigrantlist; invasion; mexicanmilitary; mexico; military; nationalsecurity; ranchrescue; smugglers; tancredo
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1 posted on 02/14/2004 10:55:45 AM PST by JackelopeBreeder
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To: Happy2BMe; gubamyster; Missouri; B4Ranch; Gallegos; Joe Hadenuf; madfly; Spiff; HiJinx; SandRat; ...
Ping!
2 posted on 02/14/2004 10:58:20 AM PST by JackelopeBreeder (Proud to be a loco gringo armed vigilante terrorist cucaracha!)
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To: JackelopeBreeder
"Two in the chest and one in the head," warned Jack Foote, president of Ranch Rescue...

The FBI/BATF are in need of another training pogrom.

Mount Carmel was almost eleven years ago.

This guy and his idiot cohorts fit the bill.

3 posted on 02/14/2004 11:00:25 AM PST by Reelect President Dubya (Drug prohibition laws help support terrorism.)
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To: JackelopeBreeder
Let me understand this, the dispatch of armed intruders in the country illegally could cause an international incident?? Sounds right to me.
4 posted on 02/14/2004 11:00:49 AM PST by herzo
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To: JackelopeBreeder
Bump!!!
5 posted on 02/14/2004 11:03:18 AM PST by TomServo ("What a day. I invented Gainesburgers and I didn't even mean to!")
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To: JackelopeBreeder
"The next time a Mexican soldier sets foot on the small chunk of border property owned by a Ranch Rescue member group, members plan to open fire, their leader said.

"Two in the chest and one in the head," warned Jack Foote, president of Ranch Rescue, a civilian group that patrols in search of illegal immigrants and drug smugglers. He said his group is protecting the rights of property owners. "

Idiot! He has threatened members of a foreign military. The next time one of them turns up dead at or near the border, guess who's going to get arrested. Idiot!
6 posted on 02/14/2004 11:04:54 AM PST by MineralMan (godless atheist)
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To: JackelopeBreeder
Americans just doing the job our government WON'T do.
7 posted on 02/14/2004 11:05:39 AM PST by MamaTexan (Is anyone obligated to obey an unconstitutional government?)
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To: JackelopeBreeder
"According to the Arizona Revised Statutes, trespassing alone does not justify use of deadly force."

How about the illegal incursion of a foreign military force?

8 posted on 02/14/2004 11:10:43 AM PST by nightdriver
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To: MineralMan
Idiot! He has threatened members of a foreign military.

Armed foreign military on his "ranch." A foreign military doing an illegal incursion into the United States and threatening his life and property. Hmmmmm...he may have probable cause.

9 posted on 02/14/2004 11:14:40 AM PST by demlosers
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Ping.
10 posted on 02/14/2004 11:16:52 AM PST by Missouri
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To: demlosers
What does Arizona law say about the right to self defense?

In my state you can't shoot someone unless they are in your house.

This guy may be morally right but still end up in prison.
11 posted on 02/14/2004 11:19:23 AM PST by Columbine (Bush '04 - Owens '08)
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To: demlosers
"Armed foreign military on his "ranch." A foreign military doing an illegal incursion into the United States and threatening his life and property. Hmmmmm...he may have probable cause.
"

Nope. The courts aren't going to see it that way. He's announcing in advance that he's planning to shoot a member of a foreign military. If I remember right, the actual border is not all that clearly marked there. He's blowing hard, of course, and is unlikely to actually carry out his threat. If he does, he may not even survive to face trial.

I still maintain that he's an idiot.
12 posted on 02/14/2004 11:20:22 AM PST by MineralMan (godless atheist)
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To: JackelopeBreeder
"Two in the chest and one in the head," warned Jack Foote, president of Ranch Rescue

A little more advice for the RR border defenders.

"Aim small, miss small".

13 posted on 02/14/2004 11:21:19 AM PST by Missouri
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To: MineralMan
If I remember right, the actual border is not all that clearly marked there.

The border is very well marked at that location.

14 posted on 02/14/2004 11:24:35 AM PST by JackelopeBreeder (Proud to be a loco gringo armed vigilante terrorist cucaracha!)
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To: JackelopeBreeder
"Mexican drug smugglers. Mexican army. Pretty much the same thing. We're in a border war," he said.

Thanks to our politicians, there is no longer a thing called "a border". What is ours belongs to Mexico, and what belongs to Mexico's will remain theirs.

15 posted on 02/14/2004 11:26:38 AM PST by swampfox98 (Beyond 2004 - Chaos)
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To: JackelopeBreeder
"This isn't a game," Borane said. "That's the thing that has always worried me, that these people would cause an international incident and not only hinder relations with Mexico, but that they'd make this area become a hotbed for other organizations like that."

If the governtment and law enforcement had been doing their job there would be no "these people" to be worried about.

16 posted on 02/14/2004 11:29:44 AM PST by templar
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To: JackelopeBreeder
"This isn't a game," Borane said. "That's the thing that has always worried me, that these people would cause an international incident and not only hinder relations with Mexico, but that they'd make this area become a hotbed for other organizations like that."

Strange, isn't it, that THEIR crossing the border doesn't cause an international incident or hinder relations with the US. It's only our response to their invasion that might cause an international incident or hinder relations.

What's wrong with this picture?

17 posted on 02/14/2004 11:32:48 AM PST by JoeFromSidney (All political power grows from the barrel of a gun. -- Mao Zedong. That's why the 2nd Amendment.)
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To: MineralMan
Idiot! He has threatened members of a foreign military. The next time one of them turns up dead at or near the border, guess who's going to get arrested. Idiot!

Show me the law that prohibits shooting and killing an invading foreign military force. You can't, because there isn't one.

18 posted on 02/14/2004 11:34:30 AM PST by Trickyguy
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To: MineralMan
The border is marked by the Rio Grande for Texas, although you could argue ignorance of geography. If the bad guys shoot first he has every right to defend himself.

Yes, the authorities could arrest him for PC reasons, but if it's a trial by his peers down in Texas, I don't see them convicting him if he's in the right.

19 posted on 02/14/2004 11:34:31 AM PST by demlosers
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To: JackelopeBreeder
People are FINALLY beginning to see the reason for our Second Amendment.

Maybe the ignorant treasonous politicians will see this and either move back to china (dems)/russia(rhinos) or simple crawl back into their pig sty they came from.

20 posted on 02/14/2004 11:37:08 AM PST by steplock
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To: templar
It's certainly not a game. Our local law sheriff and the Border Patrol are doing the best they can with limited resources. The folks in DC could give a rat's hiney.

Ranch Rescue has concentrated their efforts around Douglas; Civil Homeland Defense and American Border Patrol usually work the Naco Corridor.

Our local sheriff has finally had a gut full and is now forming his own group of volunteers. There was a thread about it here on FR a couple of weeks ago, but it got pulled.
21 posted on 02/14/2004 11:38:20 AM PST by JackelopeBreeder (Proud to be a loco gringo armed vigilante terrorist cucaracha!)
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To: MineralMan
You call HIM names? Would you rather roll over like a beaten puppy and lick the balls of the foreign armed invader?

He has threatened nobody - he has simply stated that he will DEFEND the United States of America from a foreign invadiong army.

As I swore back in Jan 1969....

I do solemnly swear that I will support and defend the Constitution of the United States against all enemies, foreign and domestic; That I will bear true faith and allegiance to the same .....

SO HELP ME GOD.




22 posted on 02/14/2004 11:41:46 AM PST by steplock
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To: JackelopeBreeder
Our local sheriff has finally had a gut full and is now forming his own group of volunteers.

A Posse!

23 posted on 02/14/2004 11:45:45 AM PST by demlosers
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To: JackelopeBreeder
This week's discovery of 160 illegals jammed into one home in Phoenix didn't help either. When Ranch Rescue first made the news, Arizonans saw them as irrelevant hotheads. With every stash house and every carjacking, support for this movement is growing.
25 posted on 02/14/2004 11:51:25 AM PST by BlazingArizona
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To: MamaTexan
This guy is doing everything right, except for keeping his mouth shut.
26 posted on 02/14/2004 11:52:01 AM PST by Indie (There really were "the good old days.")
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To: Columbine
In my state you can't shoot someone unless they are in your house.

I'm saying the bad guys shoot first, which seems to be the case when these guys are confronted.

This guy may be morally right but still end up in prison.

If he gets a jury trail by his peers, I doubt they would convict.

27 posted on 02/14/2004 11:52:26 AM PST by demlosers
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To: steplock
"He has threatened nobody - he has simply stated that he will DEFEND the United States of America from a foreign invadiong army.

As I swore back in Jan 1969....

I do solemnly swear that I will support and defend the Constitution of the United States against all enemies, foreign and domestic; That I will bear true faith and allegiance to the same .....

SO HELP ME GOD.
"

I affirmed the same oath, without the so help me God part, too, back in 1965. That does not make me a military of one now that I am discharged.

We have a military. We have law enforcement agencies. Theirs is the responsibility to defend our borders, not a bunch of trigger-happy "patriots."

The guy is an idiot. First, for telling people that he's going to shoot Mexican soldiers if they come on his property. Second, for believing that if he does so, he'll go unpunished.

You want our borders defended? Send a letter to Bush. He's in charge of the military.
28 posted on 02/14/2004 11:52:33 AM PST by MineralMan (godless atheist)
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To: demlosers
trail = trial
29 posted on 02/14/2004 11:53:44 AM PST by demlosers
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To: JackelopeBreeder
A BIG BUMP and support for the Rescue Ranchers

Y'all do what ya need to do.

/jasper

30 posted on 02/14/2004 11:53:59 AM PST by Jasper
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To: demlosers
I suppose it would pass as a posse. Their first project is to provide security for the school bus stops in the rural areas.

I expect additional duties will follow, particularly in the Naco Corridor. As of 31 January, illegal alien traffic was up 114% over the same time last year. I also expect the Mexican government to scream like a stuck pig if Sheriff Dever starts handing out badges...
31 posted on 02/14/2004 11:55:12 AM PST by JackelopeBreeder (Proud to be a loco gringo armed vigilante terrorist cucaracha!)
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To: JackelopeBreeder
Locked and loaded bttt
32 posted on 02/14/2004 11:55:26 AM PST by citizen (Write-in Tom Tancredo President 2004!)
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To: MineralMan
In the event of an invasion of a foriegn military, I'm damned glad I won't have to rely on you to watch my back.
33 posted on 02/14/2004 11:59:48 AM PST by philetus (Keep doing what you always do and you'll keep getting what you always get)
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To: Reelect President Dubya
You wouldn't be one of those fat balding sissy conservatives who had too much to do when it came time to serve in the military, but now spends his time watching war movies while practicing your Patton speeches? I hope not.
34 posted on 02/14/2004 11:59:56 AM PST by junta
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To: Indie
This guy is doing everything right, except for keeping his mouth shut.

Agreed. Of the SSS school of thought, the most important S is Shut up.

35 posted on 02/14/2004 12:00:20 PM PST by DumpsterDiver
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To: nightdriver
Hey there, doesn't national policy welcome anything ILLEGAL into this country while turning a blind eye? Surely you are not suggesting that the government actually respond to an illegal incursion of this country by a foreign military force? We wouldn't want to upset the fox, would we?
36 posted on 02/14/2004 12:01:14 PM PST by freeangel (freeangel)
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To: steplock
Same here.
37 posted on 02/14/2004 12:01:15 PM PST by philetus (Keep doing what you always do and you'll keep getting what you always get)
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To: junta
You wouldn't be one of those fat balding sissy conservatives who had too much to do when it came time to serve in the military, but now spends his time watching war movies while practicing your Patton speeches? I hope not.

No.

I saw what happened to the innocent people at Waco.

Has anyone ever called you a sniveling weenie?

38 posted on 02/14/2004 12:06:57 PM PST by Reelect President Dubya (Drug prohibition laws help support terrorism.)
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To: MineralMan
We have a military. We have law enforcement agencies. Theirs is the responsibility to defend our borders, not a bunch of trigger-happy "patriots."

Those of us who live here in Cochise County wish that it would work that way. Unfortunately, it doesn't. Our sheriff has only 75 deputies to handle a county the size of the state of Connecticutt. The few hundred Border Patrol agents are trying to control very rough country 24 hours a day. The terrain is against them -- lots of man-high scrub and a maze of dry washes that makes their job similar to trench warfare.

They managed to catch about 180,000 here last year, but they privately estimate that 500,000 to 700,000 got past them. That's just for 80 miles of border.

The Border Patrol will not see any reinforcements in manpower or equipment. Dubya's FY 2005 budget proposal cuts their funding by $130 million.

As far as Jack Foote getting arrested -- he would be only one of several hundred suspects and the authorities know it.

39 posted on 02/14/2004 12:13:50 PM PST by JackelopeBreeder (Proud to be a loco gringo armed vigilante terrorist cucaracha!)
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To: Travis McGee
Checked this out?
40 posted on 02/14/2004 12:16:39 PM PST by NoCurrentFreeperByThatName
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To: freeangel
"Hey there, doesn't national policy welcome anything ILLEGAL into this country while turning a blind eye?"

The subversive socialist liberals sure do!

41 posted on 02/14/2004 12:18:35 PM PST by nightdriver
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To: MineralMan
Foreign incursion on American soil needs meeting with strong medicine. You, Mineral Mouse, are the idiot. If you love the Mexican invasion so much, put the invaders up on your soil or are you merely a tennant?
42 posted on 02/14/2004 12:19:30 PM PST by Lion Den Dan
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To: JackelopeBreeder
You mean this one.

Link to thread on Cochise County

Locked-up thread. I guess someone has a problem with you guys defending yourselfs in Cochise County. I feel that the citizens of your county have every right and should be able to use any means you feel fit to defend yourselfs against this invasion. If the Federal government had done its job, this problem would not exist.

43 posted on 02/14/2004 12:28:17 PM PST by Missouri
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To: MineralMan
You want our borders defended? Send a letter to Bush. He's in charge of the military.

LOL! You did mean that to be funny, right? I believe at least a few Americans have already contacted the White House in regard to defending our borders. But no response has been issued by the President on the subject thus far.

44 posted on 02/14/2004 12:28:22 PM PST by judgeandjury
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To: MineralMan
The guy is an idiot. First, for telling people that he's going to shoot Mexican soldiers if they come on his property. Second, for believing that if he does so, he'll go unpunished. You want our borders defended? Send a letter to Bush. He's in charge of the military.

Why do we have foreign military units regularly tresspassing on peoples property for the purpose of enforcing a group of drug smugglers? Bush isnt doing anything about it. That doesnt mean people dont have a right to defend themselves. This guy is trying to call attention to the problem before it gets further out of control. For that you call him stupid.

Meanwhile if you were in their shoes you would just run away and abandon your home right? Otherwise you have to be at the mercy of a foreign military that can come on your property at anytime they wish.

When can a citizen defend himself? When a group of armed thugs tresspasses on the property? When the thugs have surrounded you and are pointing their guns at your head? Do you have to wait till they pull the trigger first?

Give them license to do as they will aside from shooting at you and eventually they wont have to shoot at you. Your right to self-defense will become a moot point.

45 posted on 02/14/2004 12:29:23 PM PST by PuNcH
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To: MineralMan
"You want our borders defended? Send a letter to Bush. He's in charge of the military."

You're joking, right?

46 posted on 02/14/2004 12:30:15 PM PST by Godebert
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To: Gallegos
"Aim small, miss small".

Words of wisdom from the movie "The Patriot" starring Mel Gibson.

I believe in "Peace thru Streagth". If our federal government showed Mexico a little military streagth in defending our borders, we'd have peace in Cochise County.

47 posted on 02/14/2004 12:31:53 PM PST by Missouri
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To: JackelopeBreeder
bump
48 posted on 02/14/2004 12:33:19 PM PST by gitmo (Who is John Galt?)
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To: judgeandjury
Yes, no help from Washington; locals are on their own.

Only real political pressure would make Washington send troops. I would guess the governors of border states would do something first, like use the national guard.

49 posted on 02/14/2004 12:38:05 PM PST by demlosers
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To: MineralMan
Idiot! He has threatened members of a foreign military. The next time one of them turns up dead at or near the border, guess who's going to get arrested. Idiot!

In an earlier period of American history, you could've said basically the same thing about another group of patriots. That idiot George Washington! What the hell did he think he was doing? Didn't he know that he could've been arrested for being in charge of a ragtag militia group that was killing British soldiers? That idiot!

50 posted on 02/14/2004 12:43:38 PM PST by judgeandjury
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