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Illegals Using Fire To Clear Border
Washington Times ^ | Jerry Seper

Posted on 06/18/2007 8:24:03 PM PDT by CAWats

U.S. Border Patrol agents seeking to secure the nation's border in some of the country's most pristine national forests are being targeted by illegal aliens, who are using intentionally set fires to burn agents out of observation posts and patrol routes.

The wildfires also have resulted in the destruction of valuable natural and cultural resources in the National Forest System and pose an ongoing threat to visitors, residents and responding firefighters, according to federal law enforcement authorities and others.

In the Coronado National Forest in Arizona, with 60 miles of land along the U.S.-Mexico border, U.S. Forest Service firefighters sent in to battle fires or clear wild land fire areas are required to be escorted by armed law enforcement officers.

Armed smugglers of aliens and drugs have walked through the middle of active firefighting operations, the authorities said.

The Border Patrol's Tucson, Ariz., sector, which encompasses most of the Coronado National Forest, has the highest incidence of cross-border violators in the nation.

Nearly 500,000 illegal aliens were apprehended last year -- more than 30,000 a month. In addition, nearly 100,000 pounds of marijuana, with a street value of $200 million, was seized as it was hauled through the Coronado National Forest.

(Excerpt) Read more at washingtontimes.com ...


TOPICS: Crime/Corruption; Foreign Affairs
KEYWORDS: aliens; bordersecurity; environment; illegalaliens; illegals; immigrantlist; invasionusa
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1 posted on 06/18/2007 8:24:06 PM PDT by CAWats
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To: CAWats

They know that if the Border Agents do their job, they’ll end up in jail.


2 posted on 06/18/2007 8:25:39 PM PDT by Brilliant
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To: CAWats

Hmmm...Illegal aliens just creating the fire-breaks that Americans won’t do?


3 posted on 06/18/2007 8:26:17 PM PDT by Hornet19 (Secure Border + Fined Employers - Welfare = Self-deportation.)
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To: CAWats

Just say NO to Illegal Alien Amnesty!! Keep calling!! It’s NOT OVER!!

U.S. Senate switchboard: (202) 224-3121

U.S. House switchboard: (202) 225-3121

White House comments: (202) 456-1111

Find your House Rep.: http://www.house.gov/writerep

Find your US Senators: http://www.senate.gov/general/contact_information/senators_cfm.cfm


4 posted on 06/18/2007 8:26:28 PM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet (Fred Thompson/John Bolton 2008)
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To: CAWats
Where the environmentalists on this ecological sabotage of American land? Missing In Action.

"Show me just what Mohammed brought that was new, and there you will find things only evil and inhuman, such as his command to spread by the sword the faith he preached." - Manuel II Palelologus

5 posted on 06/18/2007 8:27:48 PM PDT by goldstategop (In Memory Of A Dearly Beloved Friend Who Lives In My Heart Forever)
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To: Brilliant

Declare areas burned out in such a manner to be free fire zones.


6 posted on 06/18/2007 8:28:00 PM PDT by 17th Miss Regt
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To: eyespysomething
U.S. Border Patrol agents seeking to secure the nation's border in some of the country's most pristine national forests are being targeted by illegal aliens, who are using intentionally set fires to burn agents out of observation posts and patrol routes.

It's a good thing that I'm constantly reminded that these people are breaking our laws because our economy is dependent on them.

Otherwise, I might start thinking that what they're doing - the tactics they are employing - seems an awful lot like an invasion.

7 posted on 06/18/2007 8:30:56 PM PDT by SittinYonder (Ic ώζt gehate, ώζt ic heonon nelle fleon fotes trym, ac wille furπor gan)
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To: CAWats
Nearly 500,000 illegal aliens were apprehended last year -- more than 30,000 a month

And we are told to believe there's only 10M illegals in the country....

8 posted on 06/18/2007 8:31:01 PM PDT by stainlessbanner
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To: CAWats

Likely New York Times headline on this story:

“Bush’s Refusal to Allow Free Access for Undocumented Workers Causes Global Warming”


9 posted on 06/18/2007 8:31:23 PM PDT by kaehurowing
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To: HiJinx; Spiff; Borax Queen; idratherbepainting; AZHSer; Sabertooth; A Navy Vet; Lion Den Dan; ...

You may find this interesting.


10 posted on 06/18/2007 8:31:24 PM PDT by SandRat (Duty, Honor, Country. What else needs to be said?)
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To: CAWats

They break our laws,they burn our forests,they bring in drugs,they steal our jobs,SAY NO TO THE KENNEDY,McCAIN,BUSH BANANA BILL !!!


11 posted on 06/18/2007 8:31:58 PM PDT by Obie Wan
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To: Brilliant

Bring in a couple helicopter gunships and lets see who starts the fires.....


12 posted on 06/18/2007 8:32:07 PM PDT by AngelesCrestHighway
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To: CAWats

Well, there you go. They can destroy our country and society, and liberals will welcome them with open arms, but now they’re destroying pristine habitat, so watch for them to scream for something to be done.


13 posted on 06/18/2007 8:33:27 PM PDT by metmom (Welfare was never meant to be a career choice.)
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To: metmom

If that’s all it takes, I volunteer to go torch some scrub brush. :p


14 posted on 06/18/2007 8:36:24 PM PDT by Politicalmom ("Mom, I'll be old enough to vote for Fred when he runs for his second term." -My Son. (I'm proud))
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To: CAWats

Paging Al gore... Paging Al gore *crickets*


15 posted on 06/18/2007 8:36:49 PM PDT by Cinnamon
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To: CAWats

Hmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmm

The illegal aliens are burning the brush and trees that they usually hide behind to cross the border...

And where are the environmental whackos?


16 posted on 06/18/2007 8:38:07 PM PDT by Tennessee Nana
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To: CAWats

If Bush was doing the job, those arsonists would not be on this side of the border.


17 posted on 06/18/2007 8:38:23 PM PDT by Abcdefg
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To: CAWats; potlatch; devolve; ntnychik; dixiechick2000; Grampa Dave; Travis McGee; goldstategop
She said law enforcement personnel have been assaulted, threatened with weapons and shot at, and their vehicles have been rammed by cross-border violators. Because of the remoteness of the area, she said, timely assistance from other law enforcement agencies is not always possible and communications limitations and active interference with radio frequencies in Mexico create additional safety risks.

Gee, but, Tony Snow said this isn't an invasion.

18 posted on 06/18/2007 8:39:58 PM PDT by PhilDragoo (Hitlery: das Butch von Buchenvald)
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To: Politicalmom

I hear you.


19 posted on 06/18/2007 8:40:18 PM PDT by metmom (Welfare was never meant to be a career choice.)
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To: CAWats
Since they've established the rules of engagement.....


20 posted on 06/18/2007 8:41:15 PM PDT by Dumpster Baby ("Hope somebody finds me before the rats do .....")
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To: PhilDragoo; devolve

Well, they are already across the border in able to set the fires.

Seems to me that a wide bare area all along the border would be a big help in watching for illegals!!


21 posted on 06/18/2007 8:45:21 PM PDT by potlatch (MIZARU_ooo_‹(•Ώ•)›_ooo_MIKAZARU_ooo_‹(•Ώ•)›_ooo_MAZARU_ooo_‹(•Ώ•)›_ooo_))
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To: CAWats
...illegal aliens, who are using intentionally set fires to burn agents out of observation posts and patrol routes.

Will Varner: Do you know what Quick means in this county? Hellfire. Ashes and char. Flame follows that man around like a dog. He's a barn burner.

Clara: Barn burner!

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What wonderful values. Now in Phoenix I can lived next door to Ben Quick's daddy - the barn burner.

22 posted on 06/18/2007 8:47:02 PM PDT by donna (They hand off my culture & citizenship to criminals & then call me racist for objecting?)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
I used your link today to find and email my two Texas Senators. Don’t know how much good it will do, but like many here I’m very upset by this amnesty bill.

I have two small daughters and my part of town is being innundated with illegals. You wouldn’t believe the stuff I’ve seen in the past couple of years. Well, maybe you would.

Thanks.

23 posted on 06/18/2007 8:47:18 PM PDT by Walvoord
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To: CAWats

Militarize the border now.


24 posted on 06/18/2007 8:49:22 PM PDT by blasater1960 (Rehavam Zeevi- HaShem Yikom Damo)
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To: potlatch

That wiry thingy between the posts is called a "fence," Sir.

25 posted on 06/18/2007 8:52:19 PM PDT by PhilDragoo (Hitlery: das Butch von Buchenvald)
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To: CAWats
...illegal aliens, who are using intentionally set fires to burn agents out of observation posts and patrol routes.

Charming.

26 posted on 06/18/2007 8:54:48 PM PDT by GOPJ (MSM's dumped inner city unemployment stories - Immigration bill conflicts and all....)
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To: devolve; PhilDragoo
Lol, those 'wiry thingies' could be wily Senators too!!


 

 
27 posted on 06/18/2007 8:57:58 PM PDT by potlatch (MIZARU_ooo_‹(•Ώ•)›_ooo_MIKAZARU_ooo_‹(•Ώ•)›_ooo_MAZARU_ooo_‹(•Ώ•)›_ooo_))
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To: blasater1960
Militarize the border now.

Ditto

28 posted on 06/18/2007 8:58:05 PM PDT by ChildOfThe60s (If you can remember the 60s........you weren't really there)
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To: CAWats

Proving that Illegal Immigration causes Global Warming.


29 posted on 06/18/2007 9:06:54 PM PDT by Uncle Miltie (NY Times poll: 69% of Americans think illegal immigrants should be prosecuted & deported)
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To: goldstategop
Where the environmentalists on this ecological sabotage of American land? Missing In Action.

This is when my eyes roll to the back of my head steam comes out my ears! What they're doing to our national forests and parks growing their dope is bad enough, now they're just burning their way in. UGH.

http://towncriernews.blogspot.com/2006/09/mexican-border-has-moved-800-miles.html

http://towncriernews.blogspot.com/2006/09/pot-farms-ravaging-park-land-mexican.html

30 posted on 06/18/2007 9:07:52 PM PDT by AuntB (" It takes more than walking across the border to be an American." Duncan Hunter)
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To: AuntB
Save the endangered Sierra Club Border Cricket!

It hasn’t been heard from in quite a while...

31 posted on 06/18/2007 9:11:11 PM PDT by null and void (Tired of living in the shadows? Move to Sunny Mexico!)
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To: PhilDragoo
"Gee, but, Tony Snow said this isn't an invasion."


Good grief!

These are the folks they want IN our country?

32 posted on 06/18/2007 10:01:17 PM PDT by dixiechick2000 (There ought to be one day-- just one-- when there is open season on senators. ~~ Will Rogers)
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To: CAWats

So if we can’t get them for illegal immigration, can we get them for arson? (weak laugh) I suppose not.


33 posted on 06/18/2007 10:24:56 PM PDT by Terriergal ("I am ashamed that women are so simple To offer war where they should kneel for peace," Shakespeare)
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To: 17th Miss Regt

I’m thinking ya know, what if a few of them got too ‘caught up in their work’ I mean, who would ever know? Dangerous...!


34 posted on 06/18/2007 10:26:43 PM PDT by Terriergal ("I am ashamed that women are so simple To offer war where they should kneel for peace," Shakespeare)
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To: PhilDragoo
Gee, but, Tony Snow said this isn't an invasion.

I don't know if I'd want Tony's job right about now... you'd have to really disrespect yourself.

35 posted on 06/18/2007 10:27:54 PM PDT by Terriergal ("I am ashamed that women are so simple To offer war where they should kneel for peace," Shakespeare)
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To: CAWats

If I remember right there was a fire along the Southern California coastline (Oceanside or Laguna Beach) about 10 years or so ago that was started by an illegal Mexican Immigrant who later stated that he was trying to summon a demon with the fire. I kid you not. That was the news report.


36 posted on 06/18/2007 11:11:51 PM PDT by justa-hairyape
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To: CAWats
pristine national forests are being targeted by illegal aliens, who are using intentionally set fires to burn agents out of observation posts and patrol routes.

Bush has ordered 20 boxes of squirt guns to help stop this new border security threat.

37 posted on 06/18/2007 11:15:49 PM PDT by dragnet2
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To: potlatch
layers

38 posted on 06/19/2007 12:19:17 AM PDT by devolve ( _Illegal_Aliens_Killed_25_Americans_Today _A_Mexican_Illegal_Alien_Sold_911_Terrorists_IDs_)
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To: kaehurowing
Likely New York Times headline on this story:
“Bush’s Refusal to Allow Free Access for Undocumented Workers Causes Global Warming”

quoting Trent Lott that the "loud people" who listen to talk radio and read pyjama journalists are now causing destruction of the environment

39 posted on 06/19/2007 12:36:13 AM PDT by Dajjal
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To: blasater1960

Amen! We need to have the US Army patrolling our border, especially when they’re constructing the huge wall we need to build.


40 posted on 06/19/2007 12:47:36 AM PDT by wk4bush2004
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To: CAWats

in the illegals war of invasion of the US...it seems that they are just emulating General Sherman military tactics in invading/winning and securing the south!!!!

the illegals are employing the same slash and burn tactics that will allow them better access to their goals of invading the north!!!!

at least Sherman had a POTUS that supported him and his troops.....

today the US has el presidente jorge bush...he supports the illegals and their quest to invade/conquer/and dominate the US as jorge waives bienvendio flags at them!

muchas gracias el presidente pendejo!!!


41 posted on 06/19/2007 3:20:08 AM PDT by nyyankeefan
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To: CAWats
"Criminal activity by both illegal immigrants and citizens in forests near the border is a threat to members of the public trying to use their public lands and to our employees trying to manage these lands," Tina J. Terrell, a Forest Service supervisor told a House subcommittee in May.

The illegals are burning down the forest Americans are too lazy to burn down...

42 posted on 06/19/2007 6:19:45 AM PDT by GOPJ (MSM's dumped inner city unemployment stories - Immigration bill conflicts and all....)
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To: metmom

You have to remember, “environmentalism” is just a cover for “liberalism”, whose chief goal is the destruction of our traditional American society.

Since the illegals will accomplish the chief goal, there will be no outcry when they violate the “cover” policies.


43 posted on 06/19/2007 6:22:33 AM PDT by MrB (You can't reason people out of a position that they didn't use reason to get into in the first place)
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To: MrB

Funny about that.

For the life of me, I can’t see why they stay if they hate it here so much.


44 posted on 06/19/2007 6:25:43 AM PDT by metmom (Welfare was never meant to be a career choice.)
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To: MrB

Well, yeah, I can. It’s about power and control. If they control the US, they control the world. Controlling some third world hell hole is too dangerous and not enough glory.


45 posted on 06/19/2007 6:26:48 AM PDT by metmom (Welfare was never meant to be a career choice.)
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To: CAWats

By coincidence we will never hear from the enviroweenies since the enviromental movement was created to make timid white people politically useful to the left.


46 posted on 06/19/2007 6:29:39 AM PDT by junta (It's Jihad stupid! It's the borders stupid! It's Political Correctness stupid!)
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To: MrB

Watermelons! Green on the outside but Commie Red on the inside.


47 posted on 06/19/2007 6:32:26 AM PDT by nativist (Weigh into them!)
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To: SittinYonder

Seems more like terrorism, if you ask me. Isn’t there a war going on somewhere about that sort of thing?


48 posted on 06/19/2007 6:35:16 AM PDT by Double Tap
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To: Terriergal
I don't know if I'd want Tony's job right about now... you'd have to really disrespect yourself.

Well, the fact that Mr. Snow _stays_ on the job he is on now, spouting positions that seem diametrically opposed to those he supported before taking his current job, speak volumes about his integrity.

Former Freeper or not, he is now like the rest of them. Sold his credibility down the toilet.

Would _you_ ever trust him again, or respect his opinion?

- John

49 posted on 06/19/2007 6:51:30 AM PDT by Fishrrman
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To: CAWats

Fence building should be easier. Nobody could complain about the destruction of the wild lands.


50 posted on 06/19/2007 7:54:53 AM PDT by seemoAR (Absolute power corrupts absolutely)
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