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More Americans abducted along Mexico border than in Iraq
Insight Magazine ^ | 2/27/2006 | Maxim Kniazkov

Posted on 02/28/2006 9:53:01 AM PST by citizen

More Americans abducted along Mexico border than in Iraq

LAREDO, Texas – This border area is one of the least publicized international crisis zones. More Americans have been kidnapped just in this area than in all of Iraq by Islamic terrorists.

Twenty-six Americans are now officially listed as missing in the Laredo-Nuevo Laredo region of the U.S.-Mexico border—in addition to the more than 400 Mexicans reported to be suffering a similar fate.

The number of American civilians missing or kidnapped in Iraq since the beginning of the war is 23 as of last September, the latest figure released by the State Department.

And then there are the executions.

Unlike Muslim jihadists, enforcers from the feuding Gulf and Sinaloa Mexican drug cartels favor off-camera basement executions and oil-drum burials.

“I’ve seen these barrels with bodies stuffed into them,” said a U.S. law enforcement official, who, like most here, spoke on condition of anonymity. “It’s horrible, but it is really happening.”

First acid is poured in to break up flesh and bone. Then the drum is filled with diesel fuel.

A match—that’s all it takes to turn a life into a heap of ashes.

How many of those unaccounted for have already been “processed” this way? Nobody here knows—or is eager to find out.

“The Mexican government has lost control along the border,” fumes Rick Flores, the youthful Webb County sheriff.

“They had 176 murders in Nuevo Laredo last year, and none of them have been solved. In the first less than six weeks of this year, there were another 27 murders. Again, none solved. At the rate they are going, the death toll will be over 300 by year’s end.”

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“They arrived within minutes—all clad in black, all with AK-47s—and took up positions on the Mexican bank,” recalls Mr. Flores. “They shouted to us in English—and I convey these words literally—‘You wanna play, mother f…rs? Let’s play!’ Unfortunately, we could not engage them across an international boundary.”

Law enforcement officials don’t believe the gunmen were the much-publicized Los Zetas, members of a U.S.-trained Mexican special forces unit, who deserted in the 1990s to become enforcers for the Gulf Cartel.

1 posted on 02/28/2006 9:53:05 AM PST by citizen
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To: citizen

We're still fighting in Iraq.

We surrendered to Mexico.


2 posted on 02/28/2006 9:54:48 AM PST by the gillman@blacklagoon.com ("If we lose freedom here, there is no place to escape to. This is the last stand on Earth!")
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To: the gillman@blacklagoon.com

The Fereral government and big business has surrendered. Not the People.


3 posted on 02/28/2006 9:57:21 AM PST by citizen (Yo W! Read my lips: No Amnistia by any name! And the White House has a fence around it!)
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To: citizen

More from article:

And there have been other new arrivals that officials say worry them even more.

Mexico has long had a thriving Middle Eastern community, but there is word it might now be getting new, possibly less benevolent members.

“We’ve had source intelligence that there are possible terrorist cells making their way into Mexico, who want to learn the language and culture and camouflage themselves as Mexicans,” said another law enforcement official, who requested anonymity.

“There have been new arrivals of that kind in Nuevo Laredo as well, and we don’t know yet whether their business is legitimate.”


4 posted on 02/28/2006 9:59:10 AM PST by citizen (Yo W! Read my lips: No Amnistia by any name! And the White House has a fence around it!)
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To: citizen

oops "Federal"


5 posted on 02/28/2006 9:59:42 AM PST by citizen (Yo W! Read my lips: No Amnistia by any name! And the White House has a fence around it!)
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To: citizen

Did you mispell feral government? ;)

Hey, they won't stand up to Mexico, but they're getting ready for us. They just rehabilitated Jackboot John Magaw and put him in Homeland Insecurity.

Now, who do you suppose they expect him to burn alive in their homes?


6 posted on 02/28/2006 10:00:21 AM PST by the gillman@blacklagoon.com ("If we lose freedom here, there is no place to escape to. This is the last stand on Earth!")
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To: citizen; butternut_squash_bisque

ping, for lack of clean words at this time


7 posted on 02/28/2006 10:02:51 AM PST by sure_fine (*not one to over kill the thought process*)
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To: citizen
More Americans abducted along Mexico border than in Iraq

My gosh!! When are Americans going to get their heads out of their [bleeps] and realize with a demoncratic president these border problems will disappear faster than you can say "Presto-Chango!"

8 posted on 02/28/2006 10:06:57 AM PST by IronManBike (Lodestar in the LoneStar--multitask)
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To: citizen
The last paragraphs of the article:

A puzzling incursion, local officials said, was witnessed in the middle of the night 20 miles south of Laredo about a year ago.

About 20 physically well-trained men, all dressed in black with automatic rifles slung over their shoulders, crossed the Rio Grande and headed into the U.S., carrying oversized duffel bags.

“They were intercepted by the Border Patrol further down. But to this day, we don’t know what was in these bags,” one of the officials said. “Whatever the cargo, these men appeared to be ready to pick up a major fight to protect it. And that’s very unusual for a drug smuggling operation.”

A request for information left with the Border Patrol still remains unanswered.

Does "intercepted" equal "arrested"? Does any gov't agency possess the bags?

Mrs VS

9 posted on 02/28/2006 10:07:10 AM PST by VeritatisSplendor
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To: citizen

Build the wall, dot the landscape south of it with Land mines, use drones, Border patrol personnel & the national guard to patrol it and shoot to kill anything that tries to come across it. NOW!!!!


10 posted on 02/28/2006 10:08:22 AM PST by texgal (end no-fault divorce laws return DUE PROCESS & EQUAL PROTECTION to ALL citizens))
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To: citizen
Time for some elected officials to take a trip down there to check it out for themselves......I volunteer my congresscritter.
11 posted on 02/28/2006 10:08:40 AM PST by b4its2late (Terrorists will either succeed in changing our way of life, or we will change theirs. - Rummy)
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To: citizen

They also left out that......more Americans have been murdered, raped, etc., IN the U.S. by illegal aliens than in all of Iraq also.


12 posted on 02/28/2006 10:09:59 AM PST by sheana
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To: texgal
shoot to kill anything that tries to come across it

That's about all they'd have to do a few times, including some night time ones, and word would spread like wildfire.

13 posted on 02/28/2006 10:10:07 AM PST by b4its2late (Terrorists will either succeed in changing our way of life, or we will change theirs. - Rummy)
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To: IronManBike

You are in serious need of increasing the dosage of your medication.


14 posted on 02/28/2006 10:10:29 AM PST by hdstmf (too)
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To: hdstmf
Wait and see when Mrs. Clinton becomes President again--the MSM with suddenly drop all this border talk. Just like they ignored it during her first eight years.

LOL! Then YOU will be increasing the dosage of YOUR medication. :-)

15 posted on 02/28/2006 10:15:48 AM PST by IronManBike (Lodestar in the LoneStar--multitask)
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To: citizen

I imagine that those along the Iraqi border, are probably in groups and much better armed, than those on the Mexican border.


16 posted on 02/28/2006 10:17:10 AM PST by stuartcr (Everything happens as God wants it to.....otherwise, things would be different.)
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To: citizen; engrpat; HamiltonFan; Draco; TexasCajun; razorback-bert; Paleo Conservative; ...

Los dos Laredos Ping!

Please FReepmail me if you want on or off this South Texas/Mexico ping list.


17 posted on 02/28/2006 10:22:55 AM PST by SwinneySwitch (Terroristas-beyond your expectations!)
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To: citizen

President Bush has been great on most things except for our border.
He has been great on the war on terrorists.
But on the border he is a gross failure.
He acted fast and correct on the 3,000+ people murdered at the world trade center.
He ignores the many rapes, murders and robberies which might be larger than the murders and money loss at the world trade center.
More people are abducted on the border of Mexico than in Iraq!

Start building the fence.

It should be made a felony for Criminals who overstay their visas and Invaders.

I believe we should give amnesty to these poor CRIMINALS or INVADERS.
This should be a 2 week amnesty to get the heck out of our Country.
The ones who ignore this amnesty should be buried in a tent city jail and fined $10,000 or buried elsewhere.
All aiders and abettors of these CRIMINALS or INVADERS should get 1 year in a tent city jail and a $10,000 fine for each CRIMINAL aided.
Those in government should be the first ones charged.


18 posted on 02/28/2006 10:25:08 AM PST by HuntsvilleTxVeteran (“Don't approach a Bull from the front, a Horse from the rear, or a Fool from any side.”)
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To: citizen
Women are abducted and taken as slaves.

May these girls rest in peace. Worse, these are Texas Mexican Americans that most likely don't speak a word of spanish. Spanglish is the best they can do, if that.


Brenda Cisneros, 23, abducted in September of 2004

Yvette Martinez

http://www.amw.com/missing_persons/case.cfm?id=30313

19 posted on 02/28/2006 10:37:37 AM PST by Idisarthur
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To: Idisarthur
I just know that someday someon will fire the first shot across the international border to create an international crisis.

The one US agent that does this can "prolly" write a book about it after he gets in trouble with Pres. Bush. He can "prolly" come out on the O'Reilly Factor.

20 posted on 02/28/2006 10:40:52 AM PST by Idisarthur
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To: the gillman@blacklagoon.com
My sister lives south of Victoria and she no longer goes out at night by herself for anything - even to the grocery store/ South Texas is overrun by illegals. Some of them just seeking a better way of life but many who are part of the drug cartels.

It's getting pretty bad here just south of Houston, too. Day workers at freeway intersections drinking beer at 10:00 am and urinating in the esplinades. Lots of illegals milling about on the streets at all times of day or night. It creeps me out. I keep my doors locked and the gun beside me loaded.

This is no longer the city I grew up in.

21 posted on 02/28/2006 10:41:17 AM PST by texgal (end no-fault divorce laws return DUE PROCESS & EQUAL PROTECTION to ALL citizens))
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To: texgal

I live in California. This is no longer the COUNTRY we grew up in.


22 posted on 02/28/2006 10:43:13 AM PST by sheana
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To: sheana
This is no longer the COUNTRY we grew up in.

You are so right.

I can remember a time during the Reagan administration when we saw Border enforcement teams round up bus loads of illegals off of construction job sites and send them back.

We are no longer safe in our own neighborhoods because of illegal immigration. It's time to build the wall, put an armed military on the wall to defend it and shoot to kill anyone or anything trying to cross the border.

23 posted on 02/28/2006 10:49:44 AM PST by texgal (end no-fault divorce laws return DUE PROCESS & EQUAL PROTECTION to ALL citizens))
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To: the gillman@blacklagoon.com
those damn vigilantes, why wont they just STFU and let the north american "community" continue on, unimpeded?
24 posted on 02/28/2006 10:52:49 AM PST by Stellar Dendrite (UAE-- Funds HAMAS and CAIR, check my homepage [UPDATED FREQUENTLY])
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To: VeritatisSplendor
Does "intercepted" equal "arrested"? Does any gov't agency possess the bags?

Apparently not. Musn't start an international incident.

25 posted on 02/28/2006 10:53:07 AM PST by citizen (Yo W! Read my lips: No Amnistia by any name! And the White House has a fence around it!)
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To: citizen

We should bomb the Mexican terrorist hide outs for any murder of Americans.


26 posted on 02/28/2006 10:56:52 AM PST by Wiz (News hyaena providing you news with spice of acid)
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To: texgal
Prayers for Texgal... I was just in Houston this weekend and went down to Corpus.

It does appear to be a different Texas. Their music is played on FM radio, must mean that 40 Million have invaded the entire USA.

27 posted on 02/28/2006 10:59:06 AM PST by Idisarthur
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To: Wiz
“They shouted to us in English—and I convey these words literally—‘You wanna play, mother f…rs? Let’s play!’

: )

funny... we play hard ball when we do play.

28 posted on 02/28/2006 11:02:14 AM PST by Idisarthur
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To: Idisarthur

Pure machismo/bravado - they KNOW we can't/won't do anything, so they taunt. I'd love to read that our side said, "Sure, maricones!" and opened up with the .50 cals. Won't happen till something worse happens on the border.


29 posted on 02/28/2006 11:10:33 AM PST by jagusafr (The proof that we are rightly related to God is that we do our best whether we feel inspired or not")
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To: citizen
“The Mexican government has lost control along the border,” fumes Rick Flores, the youthful Webb County sheriff.

Ahhh, the ignorance of youth.

30 posted on 02/28/2006 11:20:56 AM PST by TexasCajun
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To: Idisarthur
I just know that someday someon will fire the first shot across the international border to create an international crisis.

Dude, it’s happening every day. Two agents were seriously wounded on the river by sniper fire about two months ago. An agent was ambushed last night in Nogales but managed to escape.

This is a war that’s been going on for 90 years. The press is just reporting on it now because they think it hurts the administration. It does.

31 posted on 02/28/2006 11:33:08 AM PST by usurper (Spelling or grammatical errors in this post can be attributed to the LA City School System)
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To: citizen

They have a bounty on cayotes where I live..Perhaps a $2.00 per would eliminate the problem on the border.


32 posted on 02/28/2006 11:48:49 AM PST by JamesA
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To: texgal

Welcome to the North American Community.

http://www.eagleforum.org/column/2005/july05/05-07-13.html

All part of the plan.


33 posted on 02/28/2006 11:48:57 AM PST by the gillman@blacklagoon.com ("If we lose freedom here, there is no place to escape to. This is the last stand on Earth!")
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To: IronManBike

2010 with either party.

Read it and weep.

http://www.eagleforum.org/column/2005/july05/05-07-13.html


34 posted on 02/28/2006 11:51:32 AM PST by the gillman@blacklagoon.com ("If we lose freedom here, there is no place to escape to. This is the last stand on Earth!")
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To: usurper
"Dude, it’s happening every day. Two agents were seriously wounded on the river by sniper fire about two months ago. An agent was ambushed last night in Nogales but managed to escape."

"This is a war that’s been going on for 90 years. The press is just reporting on it now because they think it hurts the administration. It does."

**********************

Notice that you couldn't tell me of 5 or 10 US border agents that were murdered, as it happens in Israel.

You couldn't tell me of 20 border agent that were ambushed --- 10 killed/10 taken captive across the border.

Neither could you tell me of angry and ouraged US border agents that have taken action into their own hands and killed 10 legitimate/semi-legitimate Mexican Federal-ies / Mexican Soldiers.

That is war, my friend.

Until that day comes we won't have MSM attention.

When that day comes the wives, The Widows, of these murdered Border Agents will be on the O'Reilly Factor and Greta Van Susteren will forget about Aruba and Halloway.


35 posted on 02/28/2006 11:51:58 AM PST by Idisarthur
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To: usurper
If it bleeds then it leads.

The Mountain Lion in LA was bleeding after they tranquilized it.

36 posted on 02/28/2006 11:55:37 AM PST by Idisarthur
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To: citizen

ONE agent saw 20 heavily armed men in black.

Down the road TWO agents on border patrol in a jeep, saw 20 heavily armed men in black.

"hey, you first. Yell "HANDS UP. YOU'RE UNDER ARREST""

"forget you, crazy coyote."


37 posted on 02/28/2006 12:05:44 PM PST by UCANSEE2 (and miles to go before I sleep.)
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To: citizen

Thanks, Mr. Bush.


38 posted on 02/28/2006 12:19:25 PM PST by Spirited
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To: texgal
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My sister lives south of Victoria and she no longer goes out at night by herself for anything

U.S. Forest Service fire fighters are battling a fire on the border in Cochise County, AZ right now. They are pulled off the line at night and sit at a Rally Point from which they can battle hot spots if necessary. Why, you ask?

According to a USFS spokeswoman, it's because the border is too dangerous to leave small parties of unarmed firefighters along it, unprotected.

39 posted on 02/28/2006 12:22:01 PM PST by HiJinx (~ www.proudpatriots.org ~ Serving Those Who Serve Us ~ Operation Easter/Passover ~)
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To: HiJinx; 1_Inch_Group; 2sheep; 2Trievers; 3AngelaD; 3pools; 3rdcanyon; 4Freedom; 4ourprogeny; ...

Remember the list, Jinx...


40 posted on 02/28/2006 12:22:23 PM PST by HiJinx (~ www.proudpatriots.org ~ Serving Those Who Serve Us ~ Operation Easter/Passover ~)
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To: JamesA
They have a bounty on cayotes where I live..

What is a cayote?

41 posted on 02/28/2006 12:30:00 PM PST by Mogollon
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To: VeritatisSplendor

Intercepted means the load did not get through, at least at that time. In this article since they act like the contents of the duffle bags is a mystery, I would say the smugglers escaped back into Mexico with contraband.

What usually happens later on after (hours or days later) these incidents, likely during a CBP shift change is the load did go through after the officers left the area. Scary thought, but likely the case.

Some loads are caught, ie the contraband is seized. They may or may not be able to arrest smugglers, smugglers may flee back across the border without contraband.

Sometimes they get both smugglers (arrested) and contraband (seized) but these operations can have many outcomes.


42 posted on 02/28/2006 1:10:49 PM PST by Tammy8 (Build a Real Border Fence, and enforce Immigration Laws!!!)
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To: HiJinx; citizen

This is just wonderful. How much worse does it have to get before our government is forced to do something?


43 posted on 02/28/2006 1:27:44 PM PST by TheSpottedOwl (Support the fence....grow a Victory Garden!)
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To: citizen

This is sick!

Governors you have the right to call the national guard:

"We have laws in place, thanks to changes we made in the 108th Congress. Title 32, Section 9, U.S. Code now allows our governors to call out their National Guard for homeland security missions such as this at 100 percent Federal expense."

Do it!!

Then built the wall!


44 posted on 02/28/2006 1:30:06 PM PST by Rick_Michael
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To: citizen

More Americans (that's US Citizens, of course) live along the border of Mexico than live in Iraq (at least as of now.)

What's the per-capita rate?


45 posted on 02/28/2006 1:31:47 PM PST by Doctor Stochastic (Vegetabilisch = chaotisch ist der Charakter der Modernen. - Friedrich Schlegel)
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To: HiJinx
Protect our borders and coastlines from all foreign invaders!

Support our Minutemen Patriots!

Be Ever Vigilant!


46 posted on 02/28/2006 1:48:10 PM PST by blackie (Be Well~Be Armed~Be Safe~Molon Labe!)
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To: texgal

It's not only the ones your refering to, I believe they send their mentally ill and drug addicted as well. I live in central Texas and see them all the time.


47 posted on 02/28/2006 1:52:49 PM PST by wolfcreek
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To: the gillman@blacklagoon.com

Damn gillman, they're trying to turn us into Europe.


48 posted on 02/28/2006 1:57:04 PM PST by wolfcreek
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To: Stellar Dendrite

I read here somewhere that Bush,Fox and Harper meet again the latter part of March in Cancun to disscuss the FTAA and other "issues".


49 posted on 02/28/2006 2:19:05 PM PST by afnamvet (CONGRESS.SYS corrupted; Reformat WASH_DC (Y/N)?)
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To: Rick_Michael
This situation is really getting out of control. I am so sick and tired of the argument that we need illegals for the jobs that Americans won't do. Maybe if our government stopped giving all the lazy a$$es on welfare a free ride and shut down all the public housing projects, we would find lots of Americans to do those jobs.

Also, I am sick and tired of the nutty liberals being able to influence so much of government policy when it is clear they are in the minority. What a bunch of nut-jobs. Has anyone ever noticed how most liberals are mentally ill to some degree? I used to think Savage was just being funny, but it seems that he was correct in this instance.

Why the National Guard has not been called out already to defend our borders continues to be a great mystery to me. And we should build two walls: one on the north and one on the south. Southern wall first though.

/rant off
50 posted on 02/28/2006 3:48:30 PM PST by Left2Right ("Democracy isn't perfect, but other governments are so much worse")
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