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Violent Border Smugglers Scare U.S. Scientists
Foxnews ^ | Sunday, December 30, 2007 | AP

Posted on 12/30/2007 9:44:07 AM PST by Carbonsteel

PHOENIX — Biologist Karen Krebbs used to study bats in Organ Pipe Cactus National Monument on the Arizona-Mexico border. Then, she got tired of dodging drug smugglers all night.

"I use night-vision goggles, and you could see them very clearly" — caravans of men with guns and huge backpacks full of drugs, trudging through the desert, Krebbs said. After her 10th or 11th time hiding in bushes and behind rocks, she abandoned her research.

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TOPICS: Constitution/Conservatism; Foreign Affairs; Government; Mexico; News/Current Events; US: Arizona; US: New Mexico
KEYWORDS: aliens; border; drugs; fence; illegalimmigration; immigrantlist; immigration; invasionusa; smugglers
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I can't understand why our government sits by and lets this happen.
1 posted on 12/30/2007 9:44:08 AM PST by Carbonsteel
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To: Carbonsteel
I can't understand why our government sits by and lets this happen.

Follow the MONEY!

2 posted on 12/30/2007 9:46:07 AM PST by Don Corleone (Leave the gun..take the cannoli)
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To: Carbonsteel

3 snipers, a case of water and a box of Snickers could solve a lot of problems?


3 posted on 12/30/2007 9:46:54 AM PST by IllumiNaughtyByNature (To Err Is Human. To Arr is Pirate. To Unnngh! is Freeper.)
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To: K4Harty

I agree.


4 posted on 12/30/2007 9:50:48 AM PST by freekitty ((May the eagles long fly our beautiful and free American sky.))
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To: K4Harty

Maybe the Border Patrol could trade Karen a few Snickers for her night vision goggles!


5 posted on 12/30/2007 9:51:43 AM PST by jakester
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To: Carbonsteel

“I can’t understand why our government sits by and lets this happen.”

The only people who benefit from the drug war are government agencies, politicians, and drug dealers.

The rest of us all suffer from it.


6 posted on 12/30/2007 9:53:38 AM PST by marktwain
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To: Carbonsteel

THIS IS THE BIGGEST FAILURE OF BUSH. HE AND THE DEMOCRATS HAVE SOLD US OUT FOR VOTES.


7 posted on 12/30/2007 10:04:44 AM PST by nckerr ("A freeper since the time Clinton (the liar) was the President.")
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To: jakester

Guess they could spare one.... :o)


8 posted on 12/30/2007 10:11:26 AM PST by IllumiNaughtyByNature (To Err Is Human. To Arr is Pirate. To Unnngh! is Freeper.)
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To: marktwain
The junkies, of course, get nothing out of it and are totally innocent parties.

/sarc

9 posted on 12/30/2007 10:26:57 AM PST by muawiyah
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To: marktwain; Carbonsteel
>The only people who benefit from the drug war are government agencies, politicians, and drug dealers.

The rest of us all suffer from it.<

How many rehabilitation centers were built to treat drug addicted fools? The staff certainly appreciate their jobs.

How many prisons were built to contain drug addicted fools? The staff certainly appreciate their jobs.

How many hospital rooms were built to treat drug addicted fools? The staff certainly appreciate their jobs.

How many police officers are gainfully employed to arrest drug addicted fools on American streets? Think about all the crimes committed by drug addicts searching for some money to buy a line of crack. The police officers certainly appreciate their jobs. The insurance agents and security service companies also smile when you call to report a crime.

How many articles and books have been written about illegal drug usage? Those writers, editors and publishers all appreciate their share of the cut.

This list is almost unending, thanks to drug addiction. Yes, illegal drugs provide for a large part of the money that circulates within America. Don’t ever think that local and state police departments or the Drug Enforcement Agency want to become successful at this task. If we were to successfully crush illegal drug usage there would be a lot of people out of work because their jobs are directly tied into the millions of drug addicted fools in America.

10 posted on 12/30/2007 10:28:11 AM PST by B4Ranch (( "Freedom is not free, but don't worry the U.S. Marine Corps will pay most of your share." ))
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To: B4Ranch
How many rehabilitation centers were built to treat drug addicted fools? The staff certainly appreciate their jobs..........

How many hospital rooms were built to treat drug addicted fools? The staff certainly appreciate their jobs.

I'm not sure the need for rehabilitation centers and hospital rooms would go down if drugs were legalized.

And now a flashback from the past. Legalized drugs in Zurich Switzerland at "Needle Park"


11 posted on 12/30/2007 10:39:49 AM PST by USNBandit (sarcasm engaged at all times)
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To: USNBandit

I have been against legalized drugs most of my life. Lately I am swinging towards legalizing them in the sincere hope that users would over dose and give our gene pool a severe cleansing. We could use it.


12 posted on 12/30/2007 10:45:54 AM PST by B4Ranch (( "Freedom is not free, but don't worry the U.S. Marine Corps will pay most of your share." ))
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To: Carbonsteel

Hahgahhah LOLOLOL
This is just one big goof.One big joke to the hacks in DC. They could give a crap about this major violation of our sovereignty.Not to mention the mountains of trash these idiotas leave. Mexico has trash heaps all around so why not make the USA the same. Throwing soiled diapers out the window in a parking lot etc etc ad nauseum


13 posted on 12/30/2007 10:49:59 AM PST by dennisw
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To: B4Ranch
There is definitely some futility to the war on drugs. One has to wonder what the results of decriminalization would be.

In the case of this article one could put off the decriminalization argument and focus on the borders argument. If we legalized drugs tomorrow most of these traffickers would switch to human smuggling.

Many already have for some very good reasons. The product pays before transport. It transports itself, sometimes even hauling a load of marijuana. If caught it is hard to tell the coyote from the customers. The customers know if they snitch they will get wacked when they are taken back to Mexico. Due to our catch and release program the coyotes can be back in business the minute they are dropped in Mexico.

14 posted on 12/30/2007 11:21:56 AM PST by USNBandit (sarcasm engaged at all times)
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To: marktwain
The only people who benefit from the drug war are government agencies, politicians, and drug dealers.

Makes a good tagline, thanks.

15 posted on 12/30/2007 11:22:41 AM PST by theymakemesick (The war on drugs benefits government agencies, politicians and drug dealers, they don't want to win.)
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To: Carbonsteel

The bats would give me the willies as well.


16 posted on 12/30/2007 11:29:58 AM PST by GunsareOK
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To: B4Ranch

I’m sure glad drugs are illegal. Elsewise, I’d probably become an addict and ruin my life.


17 posted on 12/30/2007 11:36:00 AM PST by umgud (no more subprime politicians)
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To: Carbonsteel

Although I only read the blurb atop this post I’ll wager everything I have that this scientist still supports amnesty for illegals.


18 posted on 12/30/2007 11:44:03 AM PST by Gay State Conservative (Wanna see how bad it can get? Elect Hillary and find out.)
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To: B4Ranch

But... but... but... the price of lettuce will go up, inflation will soar, and our economy will tank without illegal alien lettuce pickers. Some of the folks on FR tell me so.


19 posted on 12/30/2007 12:10:04 PM PST by Cobra64 (www.BulletBras.net)
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To: B4Ranch
Think about all the crimes committed by drug addicts searching for some money to buy a line of crack.

Crack comes in rocks.

Powdered coke is done in lines.

20 posted on 12/30/2007 12:12:46 PM PST by humblegunner (My KungFu is ten times power.)
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