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Mexican 'Assasin Teams' may target US law enforcement, DHS warns</a></p><p>
foxnews.com ^ | April 6, 2010 | Joshua Rhett Miller

Posted on 04/06/2010 8:15:46 PM PDT by MamaDearest

David Cuthbertson, special agent in charge of the FBI's El Paso division, said the paramilitary-style gang has an "open policy" to kill its rivals and may turn its sights toward local law enforcement officers.

Cuthbertson said Barrio Azteca gang members have been found in central Texas towns like Odessa and Midland, as well as in southern Mexico.

"It's not the first time a gang has put a hit out on El Paso police officers," Martin said. "Our guys are very highly trained, so they're pretty well prepared for just about anything. For them to come out and attack a law enforcement officer in the United States would be detrimental to their business."

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1 posted on 04/06/2010 8:15:46 PM PDT by MamaDearest
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To: MamaDearest
“Azteca gang members have been found in central Texas towns like Odessa and Midland”

These filth should be shot on sight when found in the U.S.

2 posted on 04/06/2010 8:18:28 PM PDT by BigCinBigD (')
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To: MamaDearest

Amnesty for illegals!


3 posted on 04/06/2010 8:18:57 PM PDT by Man50D (Fair Tax, you earn it, you keep it! www.FairTaxNation.com)
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To: MamaDearest

Aw, just nuke Mexico if they attack.

Oh, wait a minute...Never mind.


4 posted on 04/06/2010 8:19:06 PM PDT by PaleoBob
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To: MamaDearest

And then what happens? Didn’t the White Hut mention just a few weeks ago that there was nothing to worry about?


5 posted on 04/06/2010 8:19:39 PM PDT by Dallas59 (President Robert Gibbs 2009-2013)
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To: BigCinBigD

Can they be put on display at teh border to deter subsequent entry?


6 posted on 04/06/2010 8:19:56 PM PDT by JDW11235 (I think I got it now!)
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To: MamaDearest

No it’s the rabid Tea Party members who are dangerous. Just ask Big Sis (Janet Napolitano) or anyone at MSNBC.


7 posted on 04/06/2010 8:20:00 PM PDT by bwc2221
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To: MamaDearest

If they start that, we’ll send soldiers (see Colombia).


8 posted on 04/06/2010 8:20:33 PM PDT by familyop (cbt. engr. (cbt), NG, '89-' 96)
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To: familyop
If they start that, we’ll send soldiers (see Colombia).

BO/BS sending in troops? Don't hold your breath.
9 posted on 04/06/2010 8:21:55 PM PDT by Man50D (Fair Tax, you earn it, you keep it! www.FairTaxNation.com)
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To: MamaDearest
Barrio Azteca gang

Wonder how many Texas Rangers it would take to "deal with" them?

And I suspect some are already working on the case. Quietly. That is how they deal with "things".

10 posted on 04/06/2010 8:22:19 PM PDT by Texas Fossil (Government, even in its best state is but a necessary evil; in its worst state an intolerable one.)
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To: MamaDearest

One small but not insignificant difference of being a lawman in a Texas border town, is that with the gun laws, there is always a chance that you will not be as alone as you might have been in Mexico.

If the cop lives long enough to find cover and make it a gun fight, he may receive armed citizen assistance, and with 25 million veterans, it just may be pretty skilled assistance.


11 posted on 04/06/2010 8:25:04 PM PDT by ansel12 ( Why are the non "social conservative" Republicans so unconservative?)
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To: MamaDearest

I guess a “warning” is about all we can expect from Napolitano. She’s really busy right now going after TEA Party members and other Americans.


12 posted on 04/06/2010 8:25:19 PM PDT by FlingWingFlyer (Dude! Where's my Constitution!)
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To: Man50D

That’s a good point. Clinton allowed it in Colombia, though. If such a piece of crap as her could do it, her new bum boy in the White Crib can. ;-)


13 posted on 04/06/2010 8:25:36 PM PDT by familyop (cbt. engr. (cbt), NG, '89-' 96)
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To: BigCinBigD
Death squads, I can see it now. The Feds going after the locals when they defend themselves. Oh wait thy do that now in Maricopa for just saying boo..
14 posted on 04/06/2010 8:54:49 PM PDT by Domangart
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To: Man50D
"Amnesty for illegals!

You got that right. Amnesty for south of the border terrorists. Let them vote and become community organizers. Its for the children, and street gang murders.

15 posted on 04/06/2010 8:54:51 PM PDT by Lockbar (March toward the sound of the guns.)
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To: MamaDearest

David Cuthbertson, special agent in charge of the FBI’s El Paso division, said the paramilitary-style gang has an “open policy” to kill its rivals and may turn its sights toward local law enforcement officers.”

Is it wrong of me to suggest the authorities consider the solution Lee Van Cleef and Clint Eastwood pursued in For a Few Dollars More?

“Any trouble, boy?”

“No old man. Thought I was having trouble with my adding. (spits, gestures to the last dead bandito). It’s all right now.”


16 posted on 04/06/2010 9:03:18 PM PDT by DemforBush (Somebody wake me when sanity has returned to the nation.)
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To: JDW11235

“Can they be put on display at teh border to deter subsequent entry?”

Remember the opening of “The planet of the Apes”?


17 posted on 04/06/2010 9:07:57 PM PDT by BigCinBigD (')
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To: BigCinBigD

Wouldn’t that be nice!


18 posted on 04/06/2010 9:11:44 PM PDT by beaversmom
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To: BigCinBigD

Vaguely... but I get the drift. I wish we could build the wall.


19 posted on 04/06/2010 9:24:16 PM PDT by JDW11235 (I think I got it now!)
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To: FlingWingFlyer; Cindy; JustPiper; Nachum
I guess a “warning” is about all we can expect from Napolitano. She’s really busy right now going after TEA Party members and other Americans.

These are NOT national news items, but IMHO are exceedingly important to every American due to the potential danger these "illegals" pose!

Virginia man arrested for helping smuggle Somalis with terrorist ties into the US

Snip: A Virginia man who has admitted contacts with an Islamic terrorist group has been charged with helping 270 Somalis enter the United States illegally.

Somalis with terrorist links feared headed to US border

Hat tip to Cindy for this link:

Snip: Somalis with ties to a terrorist organization are believed to be plotting to illegally enter the United States after being mistakenly released from custody in Mexico, a confidential federal law enforcement report said."

20 posted on 04/06/2010 9:35:49 PM PDT by MamaDearest
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To: MamaDearest

If one of those gangs wanted an American LEO dead, they would kill them. Face it, unless you have the Secret Service, if a group of people wants you dead bad enough, they eventually WILL kill you. There’s nothing you can do to stop it. You will eventually be caught outside somewhere in an area you don’t control, and you have to sleep somewhere.

The big issue they probably have amongst themselves is whether or not they want to bring that much ‘heat’ upon themselves.


21 posted on 04/06/2010 9:36:45 PM PDT by KoRn (Department of Homeland Security, Certified - "Right Wing Extremist")
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To: MamaDearest

Thank you for the ping MamaDearest.

#

http://www.fbi.gov/wanted/fo/epwanted.htm

“WANTED BY THE FBI - EL PASO”


22 posted on 04/06/2010 9:57:51 PM PDT by Cindy
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To: All

ON THE INTERNET:

http://www.freerepublic.com/tag/barrioazteca/index


23 posted on 04/06/2010 10:05:07 PM PDT by Cindy
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To: MamaDearest

More anti-government Christians?


24 posted on 04/06/2010 10:28:52 PM PDT by smokingfrog (Free Men will always be armed with the Truth.)
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To: MamaDearest; SwinneySwitch; happygrl; La Lydia; stephenjohnbanker; pissant; Envisioning; ...

Today’s M3 Foreign news reports from NAFBPO.

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Foreign News Report

The National Association of Former Border Patrol Officers (NAFBPO) extracts and condenses the material that follows from Mexican and Central and South American on-line media sources on a daily basis. You are free to disseminate this information, but we request that you credit NAFBPO as being the provider.
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Saturday 4/3/10

El Universal and El Financiero (Mexico City) 4/2/10

Mexicans up in (fire) arms

A Mexican citizen’s organization, National Confederation of Popular Organizations (CNOP), advised that in 2009, Mexican authorities seized 29,000 firearms, 95 percent of which were made and sold in the US. In an interview, Edmundo Ramirez, Secretary of International and Migratory Affairs of the CNOP, complained that these arms have entered Mexico illegally by land, many through border ports of entry. Ramirez pointed out that not even countries at war in any period of time had received 770 arms per day, legally or illegally, as Mexico has received in the past 14 months. He said that an analysis reveals that the sale of arms in the US in the first months of 2010 and all of 2009 increased 18 percent because of the demand on major arsenals on the part of bands of Mexican narcotraffickers and criminals. According to the Mexican security agencies, they were only able to intercept 10 percent of the total arms and ammo that entered illegally. Ramirez said that according to data from the US Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives (ATF) in Phoenix, AZ, sales of high caliber handguns have increased 50 percent within the past 14 months. He indicated that part of the firearms traffic into Mexico is carried out by individuals who buy the arms for organized crime and then smuggle them in their autos to deliver them to the criminals. (Ed. note: It has already been shown that the 95% figure that continues to be bandied about by both governments is based only on the 18% of weapons’ serial numbers provided by the Mexican authorities to the US ATF. That would indicate that over 82% of the weapons Mexico seizes come from elsewhere, which include grenades, RPGs and high explosives not legally available in the US. Their figures routinely ignore Mexico’s virtually unguarded southern border with Guatemala and its equally porous Pacific seaports.

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Mexico offers 5 million pesos for murderers

Last December 16, the Mexican Naval Special Forces carried out a well-coordinated operation in Cuernavaca, Morelos that brought down drug kingpin Arturo Beltran Leyva, “the boss of bosses.” The operation resulted in the deaths of Beltran and six of his henchmen, but also cost the life of one of the Marines, Melquisedec Angulo Cordova. Following Angulo’s military funeral, a group of hired assassins were dispatched to the home of Angulo’s mother in Paraiso, Tabasco, and killed her and three other family members, apparently in retaliation for the blow struck to the criminal organization by the Marine operation. The killers have remained at large since the December 22 atrocity. Today, the Mexican federal Department of Justice (PGR) is offering a 5 million peso [$405,000] reward for information leading to the arrest of the assassins.

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Battle in Reynosa leaves five dead

The governor of Tamaulipas reported the deaths of five people following a gunfight between elements of the Mexican Army and criminals in the border city of Reynosa, Tamaulipas, across the river from McAllen, Texas. The battle took place early Friday morning.

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US students ordered home

The University of Texas in Austin ordered those students in an exchange program with the Technical Institution (TEC) in Monterrey, Nuevo Leon, to immediately return home because of increasing violence in the past few days. Authorities at the U of T said the order does not affect students enrolled in other programs in Mexico.

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Sunday 4/4/10

El Universal (Mexico City) 4/3/10

More violence in Tamaulipas

Another message via internet to Mexican news media by the governor of Tamaulipas reports that at least seven people were killed in Tampico in a clash between rival criminal groups. Among the dead were two women. Another three people were killed in a gunfight between prison guards and gunmen who assaulted the jail in Reynosa. The report did not include details about the victims. In another report from the information center, armed men in 10 vehicles burst into the offices of the penitentiary in Reynosa unleashing a firefight with the guards. As a result, three inmates were killed and order has been restored at the facility. This story concludes with a note that may explain the recent rise in criminal activity in the northeast of Mexico: In the states of Tamaulipas and Nuevo Leon, the Gulf cartel, allied with other groups, is carrying on a war with its former militant guard, Los Zetas, which began two months ago due to internal conflicts. (Note: there has been virtually nothing to report regarding crime from the Tamaulipas news media for quite some time. There are hints from other sources that such reporting is simply too risky. This may explain why news is now issued from the governor’s office.)

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Monday 4/5/10

El Universal 4/4/10

Update on Reynosa prison attack

Thirteen prisoners escaped after a group of armed men broke into the Reynosa, Tamaulipas, prison and killed three inmates [as reported yesterday ]. This additional information regarding the escapes comes from the Mexican federal justice department (PGR). This is the second collective attempt of prison escape in less than two months in the state of Tamaulipas. The governor had reported the death of three prisoners yesterday, but did not mention that 13 others had escaped. An agent of the PGR said that 31 prison guards are being interrogated in Reynosa, “a city across the border from the cities of Hidalgo and Pharr, Texas.” Last week, 40 members of the Gulf cartel were liberated from the prison in Matamoros, Tamaulipas.

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Fear thins population in Juárez Valley

The violence of the past few years in Ciudad Juárez, Chihuahua, and surrounding areas has caused hundreds of residents to relocate in the US and central Mexico. The towns of Guadalupe and Praxedis G. Guerrero in the Juárez Valley and the counties of Hudspeth and El Paso in Texas have been affected by this rise in organized crime. In the Juárez Valley, 80 people have been victims of mob killings so far in 2010. In Guadalupe, with a population of 4,700 residents, criminal elements have burned down 30 homes in less than a month. Many of those awaiting bus transportation along the Juárez -Porvenir highway say they abandoned their homes and are carrying their essential belongings on their backs because what is important now is saving their lives. ”Look, there is my house that my husband and I built 30 years ago,” said a woman, seeing her home in flames set by the criminal gangs. For many, their option is to escape to Hudspeth County, Texas, just across the river. Not only are they fleeing the criminal violence, but also the operations of federal forces that have arrived by thousands to combat the cartels. The people feel disillusioned because the authorities “have practically abandoned them.”

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La Jornada (Mexico City) 4/4/10

Six killed, one gravely wounded in Torreon, Coahuila

An armed group in several vehicles gunned down six men gathered in front of a house Saturday evening in Torreon, Coahuila, according to police reports. One other man was gravely wounded. in the attack. Coahuila is another of Mexico’s northern states bordering the US.

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Frontera (Tijuana, Baja California) 4/4/10

War against narco is lost: “El Mayo”

According to drug boss Ismael Zambada, “El Mayo,” one of the leaders of the Sinaloa cartel, the war begun by the government against narcotraffic “is lost” because” narco is in the society, ingrained like corruption.” In a meeting with veteran Mexican news reporter Julio Scherer, Zambada said, “The narco problem involves millions” and the replacement of bosses come from that fact. The Mexican government has offered a reward of 2.3 million dollars [US] for the capture of El Mayo who is a close friend of “El Chapo” Guzman, leader of the cartel.

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Venezuela’s Kalashnikovs
Published: Aug. 15, 2007 at 3:09 PM
http://tinyurl.com/ybg55go

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El Universal (Mexico City) 4/5/10

Guatemala, warehouse for the narco

Guatemala has become one of the main points for the Mexican drug cartels’ delivery and storage of drugs that come principally from Colombia. From Guatemala, at least three routes of transport are used to deliver the narcotics to the US. Officials of the Mexican Secretary of National Defense (Sedena) report that the major cartels use transports identified as Central, Gulf and Pacific. The central route is controlled by the Sinaloa cartel; the Gulf, by the Gulf cartel and their former allies, Los Zetas; and the Pacific route is used by the Juarez, Sinaloa, Tijuana, Beltran Leyva brothers and La Familia Michoacána. The Pacific route is used for the transport of chemicals needed in the production of synthetic drugs. These chemical products come mainly from Asia and Europe and enter Mexico through the seaports of Manzanillo, Colima and Lazaro Cardenas, Michoacán, ports used by both La Familia Michoacána and the Sinaloa cartel. Competition by the various rival transporters using the same areas keeps the violence rate high.

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El Financiero (Mexico City) 4/5/10

“The other Way of the Cross: 126 executed in 12 states”

Even Holy Week could not hold back the wave of violence affecting a large part of Mexico. Between Wednesday, March 31 and yesterday, 126 executions in 12 states were reported. Main contributors were the states of Tamaulipas, Chihuahua, Mexico and Morelos with a total of 110 cases reported. Add to that the armed attack on the prison in Reynosa to free prisoners and the Molotov cocktail attack by organized crime on the Catholic Temple near Cd. Juarez.

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Venezuela – Russia arms deal

The purchase of Russian arms by Venezuela could add up to some 5 billion dollars under a new agreement, according to official Russian sources. The government of Hugo Chavez has already spent more than 4 billion dollars in arms purchases from Russia, including helicopters and 100,000 Kalishnikov rifles [the “K” in AK-47 ]. Quoting the closing statement of the article” “Venezuelan arms agreements are one of the various issues that have irritated the US in its relations with Russia.”

A second article regarding the arms agreement addresses a request by the US for Venezuela to make their purchases of arms transparent in order to prevent the “migration” of the arms to other parts of the region.

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-end of report-


25 posted on 04/07/2010 8:18:18 AM PDT by AuntB (WE are NOT a nation of immigrants! We're a nation of Americans! http://towncriernews.blogspot.com/)
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To: MamaDearest

To stop this, Obummer would have to close the borders. That ain’t going to happen. His police unions are going to have to attend a lot of funerals before they “progress” to third world corruption.


26 posted on 04/07/2010 11:55:05 AM PDT by SaraJohnson
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To: KoRn; AuntB
The big issue they probably have amongst themselves is whether or not they want to bring that much ‘heat’ upon themselves.

What have they got to lose? The border is wide open (governments on both sides doing a half-$#&@ job of making sure no one violent goes in or out of either side), they are already here and they're in the process now of building up street cred, making other gangs look like rank amateurs. It's going to take a serious approach to quash what is now free range for gangbangers, terrorists, human traffickers and drug cartels - effort yet to be seen.

27 posted on 04/07/2010 1:06:22 PM PDT by MamaDearest
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To: SaraJohnson
Obummer would have to close the borders. That ain’t going to happen.

Likely he's working with Napolitano, LaRaza and other activist immigration lobbyists to iron out final details for "his" amnesty plan to redistribute the ever diminishing portion of America's wealth that remains.

28 posted on 04/07/2010 1:14:28 PM PDT by MamaDearest
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To: KoRn

What heat? If the new United States Attorney for the Western District of Texas is anything like that scumbag Johnny Sutton, he’ll protect the invaders from any cop who really tries to stop them.


29 posted on 04/07/2010 1:17:02 PM PDT by SUSSA
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To: PaleoBob

Yeah. Why waste a good nuke on that piece of desert?


30 posted on 04/07/2010 1:34:52 PM PDT by April Lexington (Study the constitution so you know what they are taking away!)
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To: MamaDearest

We are losing control of our country more ways than one...


31 posted on 04/07/2010 1:36:18 PM PDT by April Lexington (Study the constitution so you know what they are taking away!)
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To: Lockbar

“Amnesty for south of the border terrorists. Let them vote and become community organizers. Its for the children, and street gang murders.”

It’s all for BO’s reelection...


32 posted on 04/07/2010 1:55:05 PM PDT by GGpaX4DumpedTea (I am a tea party descendant - steeped in the Constitutional legacy handed down by the Founders)
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To: AdmSmith; Berosus; bigheadfred; Convert from ECUSA; dervish; Ernest_at_the_Beach; Fred Nerks; ...
"It's not the first time a gang has put a hit out on El Paso police officers," Martin said. "Our guys are very highly trained, so they're pretty well prepared for just about anything. For them to come out and attack a law enforcement officer in the United States would be detrimental to their business."
All of FR's cop-haters will be supporting the plugs proposed by the drug thugs.
33 posted on 04/07/2010 5:25:31 PM PDT by SunkenCiv ("Fools learn from experience. I prefer to learn from the experience of others." -- Otto von Bismarck)
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To: ansel12

Not in California...

Arizona, maybe...Same thing with New Mexico...

Texas is a whole differnt equation...The kind of heat we can put on the border is insignificant to what needs to be done with the criminal element ALREADY in place on our side of the border...

Obviously we are not going to support deadly force on people coming across like duck on a pond across our border...We need to be real about that...What is a threat to citizens and law enforcement on this side are the folks already in play who all they need is a phone call or task to start taking it to us on this side of the border...And when that stats the dynamic changes tremendously...

Putting troops on the border would be a great video byte for the media and a PR boon for Obama...Never mind that it’ll be Perry that probably gives the order...

Why he has not done so already is something that is a bit cloudy over the YEARS this has been brewing...

We already have many law enforcement officers that have been killed by illegal aliens in this state in recent history...They are being handled...

Our government is just in denial...

I think it was very telling that the civilian border watcher organizations have pulled up stakes recently and disbanded and stopped their operations...Could that be because they see a real credible threat to even their safety??? I would certainly hope so...

Since the Mexican government is helpless and too corrupt to take care of the cartels on their side of the border, then it is apparent that it is only a matter of time before they push the border back a little bit in our direction...

But remember, they don’t want troops and observers watching the border...They need us to keep things as normal as possible so they can ply their wares and make their money...

So there is a fine balance they want to maintain, and they do not want to upset that balance...

All we can really do is wait and see what happens...


34 posted on 04/07/2010 6:49:49 PM PDT by stevie_d_64 (I'm jus sayin')
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To: AuntB; All

Thanks very much for the ping. Thanks to all linkers/researchers/educators and posters.

Enemies foreign (and domestic) BUMP!


35 posted on 04/08/2010 8:04:39 AM PDT by PGalt
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