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Our Lawless Mexican Border
The Wall Street Journal ^ | April 9, 2010 | Leo W. Banks

Posted on 04/10/2010 6:23:01 AM PDT by Tammy8

A great sadness will descend over this border town today as mourners fill the local high school gym to pay their respects to Rob Krentz. Two weeks ago, the 58-year-old rancher was shot and killed by what appears to be a drug smuggler. His death has created a tidal wave of emotion—Krentz was a pillar of this community where his family has ranched land here for a century. "The sobbing and crying from people I never thought I'd see cry, it's unbelievable," local veterinarian Gary Thrasher told me.

Americans who do not live along the Mexican border often assume the antipathy to illegal immigration arises from racial or cultural concerns. But talk to people on the ground, and what they fear most is the loss of personal security. They are angry that the federal government is unable to provide them with this most basic of human rights.

Last year the Border Patrol made an astonishing 241,673 arrests in the Tucson Sector, which covers 262 miles. Arrests in Douglas are up 25% this year—in part because tighter security elsewhere has funneled traffic through this remote region. Border agents say that 17% of the people they arrest in the sector have U.S. criminal records.

(Excerpt) Read more at online.wsj.com ...


TOPICS: Crime/Corruption; Foreign Affairs; News/Current Events; US: Arizona
KEYWORDS: alien; aliens; crimaliens; immigration; invasion; mccain; mccainmutiny; mclamesrevenge; mexico; organizedcrime; warnextdoor
I am surprised to see this article in the Wall Street Journal. I am happy that someone is paying attention, this reporter has written several articles about the border recently.

My Prayers go out to the family and friends of Rob Krentz. I pray that they will have the strength they will need to deal with this tragic and senseless loss of a good man's life.

1 posted on 04/10/2010 6:23:01 AM PDT by Tammy8
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To: Tammy8

Our ‘government’ is supposed to protect its citizens by protecting the border. It clearly is not doing that. Instead, it seems the citizens need to be protected FROM the government.


2 posted on 04/10/2010 6:26:44 AM PDT by thethirddegree
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To: Tammy8

We can’t, or won’t defend our borders anymore, have just signed away part of our nuclear arsenal without much in return, are rapidly losing our financial stature, are decimating our manufacturing sector, owe marked amounts of money to communist China, have a President who is friends with a former Weather Underground terrorist and who won’t provide his original birth certificate, and have been moving down the road toward socialism. Am I missing something here?


3 posted on 04/10/2010 6:28:54 AM PDT by pieceofthepuzzle
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To: Tammy8

“Badges? We don’t need no stinking badges!”

still their motto...


4 posted on 04/10/2010 6:33:55 AM PDT by Beowulf9
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To: thethirddegree

Our government is encouraging this invasion by teasing amnesty and opening the gates of an entitlement free for all. Domestic policy is a magnet for no-skill immigrants and criminals while our visa program denies entry to highly-skilled technical workers. It’s a “workers party” nightmare.


5 posted on 04/10/2010 6:35:19 AM PDT by sbMKE
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To: Tammy8

16,000 IRS agents and not a single border patrol guard.
Shows you what the priorities are.

FUBO


6 posted on 04/10/2010 6:37:37 AM PDT by gdzla
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To: Tammy8

Are any states putting the National Guard at their borders yet???


7 posted on 04/10/2010 6:43:46 AM PDT by hstacey
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To: Tammy8

I’m with you...suprised the WSJ would cover this tragedy. The MSM mostly continues to ignore the biggest domestic story in many years: the border.

If they can’t spin it pro-Obama, they ignore it.


8 posted on 04/10/2010 6:44:20 AM PDT by kjo
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To: Tammy8

The whole country should read this. Pass it on and maybe we’ll all start understanding what is really going on enough to pressure our government to do something.......anything.


9 posted on 04/10/2010 6:50:59 AM PDT by RC2
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To: hstacey
“Are any states putting the National Guard at their borders yet???”

A great question; “I think” during the Bush years some guard units were operating along the border as support or backup to the border patrol. However, their rules of engagement were very limited and did not include the use of deadly force. As a Texan, I hope that Gov Perry will activate the Texas Guard and put them on the border with rules of engagement to shoot if threatened or disobeyed. However, keeping a large contingent of Guard units activated for an extended period of time is both impractical and expensive. The real solution is to put U.S. Army troops on the border. Reactivate the draft if necessary, would help with teen and twenty something unemployment and instill a little badly needed discipline and work ethic in this bunch.

10 posted on 04/10/2010 6:52:29 AM PDT by snoringbear (Government is the Pimp,)
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To: Tammy8

Leo Banks is one of your most ardent supporters, Tammy. His life and writings have been steeped in the richness of our corners of Arizona and New Mexico; he has contributed countless scores of articles for Arizona Highways as well as his contributions to other publications here.

He loves the land and its people; and is touched deeply by the losses of both over the last decade or so.


11 posted on 04/10/2010 6:52:43 AM PDT by HiJinx (Angels are found where you least expect them; let them comfort you.)
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To: hstacey

In NM Richardson has sent the National Guard this week.

2 years ago or so there were lots of Guard in Las Cruces and Deming NM as well as Del Rio and El Paso, TX.

Those are just places I travel and have experienced, but from what I’ve seen the Deming and Cruces Guard pulled out over a year ago. Haven’t been to Del Rio lately but I know El Paso doesn’t have Guard now.


12 posted on 04/10/2010 6:53:06 AM PDT by leapfrog0202 ("the American presidency is not supposed to be a journey of personal discover" Sarah Palin)
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To: thethirddegree
They're just killing Americans and dogs Americans are too lazy too kill. /extreme disgusted sarcasm

It is an absolute affront to decent hard working Americans that this is allowed to happen on our borders. Politicians that support and allow our borders to be open and unprotected should be tried, charged, and hung for treason against the people of the United States.

How long will we allow this to continue? How are we to claim we are even a country? A "state" without defended borders that allows its citizens to be molested and killed at the hands of foreign invaders, a "state" that encourages the invaders, provides them with room, board, cash, safe haven, and other tangible assets is no country..... it is a lawless landmass.

And yet our "representatives" have the nerve and audacity to chastise the afflicted citizenry as "racist," "heartless," and "extremist."

When we become a nation of men, vice a nation of laws, the citizenry will take the law into its own hands. Lawlessness cannot exist. Human beings are orderly by nature. They seek order from the void; be it a Constitutional Republic, a dictatorship, support to a warlord, or tribalism. When lawlessness occurs a power vaccuum is created. Humans rush to fill the void. Iraq is a prime example; tired of the violence and lawlessness, tribes and individual citizens (with the aid of the US) alike banded to oust their terrorist suppressors and "foreign fighters," stripping the foreigners of their power.

In these United States, the general citizenry supports their freedoms; many jealously guard them. When those freedoms (especially the tenets of LIFE and liberty) are not protected against a foreign invader, the citizenry will push back in order to bring about security, law, and order; hence the Minuteman Project. However, when these efforts fail, the only forced alternative is armed suppresion of the invadere.... the citezenry will eventually decide their very survival depends on it.

It would be wise to effectively seal the border through legal means via the National Guards, armed forces, and Border Patrol; lest the American citizenry decide through near hoplessness the solution lies with them....... the affects of those citizen decisions would be bloody, and could spread fighting and animosity elsewhere in the US political spectrum.

just my two cents.

13 posted on 04/10/2010 6:53:24 AM PDT by Repeat Offender (While the wicked stand confounded, call me with Thy Saints surrounded)
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To: snoringbear
It had better start soon and not with limited engagement. A clear message needs to be sent that the US will deal with this most severely..
14 posted on 04/10/2010 6:55:22 AM PDT by hstacey
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To: snoringbear; hstacey

There was a stepped-up Guard presence in New Mexico during the Governor’s tour of the border last week, but they’ve not been seen in the area since then.

Governor Brewer announced a few more were going to be deployed here in Arizona, but I haven’t heard which units, if any, were activated. It won’t be units, but a few augmentees here and there.


15 posted on 04/10/2010 6:56:11 AM PDT by HiJinx (Angels are found where you least expect them; let them comfort you.)
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To: leapfrog0202

We had better get people there and soon or we are going to be toast...The drug wars over the border are only going to get worse...Harsh punishement to those who cross over...


16 posted on 04/10/2010 6:57:06 AM PDT by hstacey
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To: HiJinx

So not good enough...


17 posted on 04/10/2010 6:57:55 AM PDT by hstacey
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To: Repeat Offender

If the government won’t assume its responsibility the people will and elect a new government in the process in November and 2012.


18 posted on 04/10/2010 6:58:22 AM PDT by thethirddegree
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To: Repeat Offender

As some of the other Freepers have stated in the past, the three S’s may be in order:

Shoot, shovel and shut up. No trace of an illegal alien trespassing on your property, no problem. Sounds a bit unethical and probably immoral, however if your life is in danger and the government isn’t doing anything about it, I don’t think you have much choice. When enough of these drug smugglers and other criminals get the message that their cohorts seem to be disappearing somewhere across the border, maybe they’ll rethink the issue. However I doubt it. When they can send millions over the border for the past 20-30 years with little or no repercussions, it will continue. Especially if they vote democrat.


19 posted on 04/10/2010 7:01:04 AM PDT by john drake (Roman military maxim; "oderint dum metuant," i.e., "let them hate, as long as they fear.")
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To: snoringbear

.....As a Texan, I hope that Gov Perry will activate the Texas Guard and put them on the border......

As a student of Texas history, I hope he will send the Texas Rangers to resume their historical role of killing bad Mexicans. There is a pool of potential Rangers. Members of the National Guard should be deputized as Rangers and tasked with killing Mexicans.

That process eliminates all the crap that will result from using the Guard that are quasi federal troops and the issue of posse comitus.

Ditto Arizona


20 posted on 04/10/2010 7:01:19 AM PDT by bert (K.E. N.P. +12 . Ostracize Democray intention was to join up wts. There can be no Democrat friends.)
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To: hstacey

Not even close.


21 posted on 04/10/2010 7:04:08 AM PDT by HiJinx (Angels are found where you least expect them; let them comfort you.)
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To: 1_Inch_Group; 2sheep; 2Trievers; 3AngelaD; 3pools; 3rdcanyon; 4Freedom; 4ourprogeny; 7.62 x 51mm; ..

Ping!


22 posted on 04/10/2010 7:04:50 AM PDT by HiJinx (Angels are found where you least expect them; let them comfort you.)
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To: hstacey

New Mexico does have some National Guard here. They are mainly at observation areas. I have seen at least 1 NG helicopter patrolling for about the last week.


23 posted on 04/10/2010 7:09:06 AM PDT by Tammy8 (~Secure the border and deport all illegals- do it now! ~ Support our Troops!~)
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To: Beowulf9

“Badges? We don’t need no stinking badges!”

still their motto...”

It should be ours to.


24 posted on 04/10/2010 7:11:02 AM PDT by BigCinBigD (!)
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To: All
For and unending supply of stories about illegals killing Americans (among other stories) visit Outraged Patriots.com. Send them a few bucks too, if you can.
25 posted on 04/10/2010 7:13:02 AM PDT by raybbr (I hate B(ig) H(ead) Obama)
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To: HiJinx

I think what we have here is augmentees- now you see them, now you don’t- hubby came home from El Paso last night and saw a few next to the highway with the Border Patrol. I think there is only a handful of NG on the ground and a NG helicopter here. That is likely why Richardson refuses to answer reporters when they ask him how many NG are here.


26 posted on 04/10/2010 7:14:16 AM PDT by Tammy8 (~Secure the border and deport all illegals- do it now! ~ Support our Troops!~)
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To: pieceofthepuzzle
That pretty much covers it..well unless you want to also include:
The Whitehouse is packed with avowed communists
War has been declared on babies
Depravity is being promoted from the top
The Nation has been declared a non-Christian nation
The war on terrorism is no longer ‘a war on terrorism’
Criminals have been placed in top positions
War is being waged all that is good and decent

We've skipped socialism and heading for complete totalitarianism at full speed.

27 posted on 04/10/2010 7:14:45 AM PDT by Outlaw Woman (Control the American people? Herding cats would be easier.)
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To: Tammy8

Good...Do you know if there are any preditor drones in the air?


28 posted on 04/10/2010 7:18:34 AM PDT by hstacey
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To: bert

STATE GOVERNMENTS ARE BROKE AND THEY CAN’T PRINT MONEY!

The Democrats’ Utopian vision has caused border insecurity.


29 posted on 04/10/2010 7:20:46 AM PDT by whitedog57
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To: snoringbear
Reactivate the draft

Nope! That is a Dem idea, involuntary servitude.

Enlarge the military for this purpose, I could accept that.

Or establish a State militia that is volunteer and unpaid. That could also be done. Locals near the border might surprise you at their resourcefulness.

A couple of dozen Texas Rangers leading a local contingency could have an impact.

30 posted on 04/10/2010 7:21:05 AM 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: bert

I’m with you brother but I am afraid we have gone too far down the PC road for that.


31 posted on 04/10/2010 7:24:43 AM PDT by Chuckster (Domari nolo!)
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To: Repeat Offender

worth more than a two cent bump


32 posted on 04/10/2010 7:30:03 AM PDT by Dust in the Wind (U S Troops Rock)
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To: hstacey

Our congress at work for the last fifty years.


33 posted on 04/10/2010 7:50:34 AM PDT by Vaduz
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To: hstacey

I have not seen any drones, I have never seen drones in this area. We do have one of the observation balloons that is South of Deming and not too far from here. The problem with it is it doesn’t work in the wind which we have a lot of here so it is grounded often. At one time the plan was to have observation balloons cover the entire border with surveillance but for some reason that project never was finished.


34 posted on 04/10/2010 9:31:00 AM PDT by Tammy8 (~Secure the border and deport all illegals- do it now! ~ Support our Troops!~)
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To: Texas Fossil

“Nope! That is a Dem idea, involuntary servitude.”

U.S. conscription goes back to the civil war. I believe a republican of the name Lincoln was POTUS at the time. But, regardless, a little involuntary servitude would do the body good for our teens.


35 posted on 04/10/2010 11:06:16 AM PDT by snoringbear (Government is the Pimp,)
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To: snoringbear

Fact: Both sides in Civil War conscripted.

In my lifetime the only Wars that had a draft were Korea & Vietnam.

During Vietnam War, Dems were in power. JFK initiated, “landslide” Lyndon Johnson escillated. Both Dems.

Involuntary servitude is a Dem thing.


36 posted on 04/10/2010 11:51:48 AM 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: Texas Fossil

“Involuntary servitude is a Dem thing.”

Wrong. Btw, what does what happened in your lifetime have to do with this subject? Don’t you know how to read? I am beginning to think not. And, btw #2, you should change your handle as you are giving seasoned citizens a bad name for you inability to grasp facts.


37 posted on 04/10/2010 1:39:16 PM PDT by snoringbear (Government is the Pimp,)
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To: Tammy8

Few seem to get it. This open borders destruction of the U.S. is no accident...This is all being sponsored, backed and aided and abetted by the U.S. government, and has been for all through the Bush years.


38 posted on 04/10/2010 1:43:10 PM PDT by dragnet2
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Correo (Guanajuato) 4-8-10

Mexico Extradites

Mexico, D.F.-The Government of Mexico extradited a record 307 criminals to foreign countries in the last three years. They were wanted in foreign jurisdictions for engaging in crimes involving the narcotics trade, sex offenses and homicides. This announcement came from the Secretary of Foreign Relations of the Federal Attorney General’s Office. Under the Extradition Treaty with the United States, 291 criminals were extradited to the Unites States to stand trial in U.S. Courts. There were 16 individuals extradited to El Salvador and South American countries.

This is only part of the strategy of the Government of Mexico and other countries to combat organized crime and means that there is no immunity granted to criminals. Some thirty-three of those extradited were cases alleging sexual crimes against minors, eighteen were for murder, six were for money laundering, four for violent robbery and three for kidnapping.

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Intelligence on narcotics trafficking lacking

Nuevo Leon-“The battle against narcotics trafficking requires a good intelligence program, not more powerful firearms,” said Ex-U.S. Secretary of State, Colin Powell, in Monterrey, Nuevo Leon.

“The first priority, in whatever type of military or anti-drug campaign, is to have intelligence so we know who we are looking for,” said Powell in a press conference at the University of Monterrey. “We need to understand who they are, how they operate, how they move money, how they are recruiting young people and it is not merely a matter of having a war in the streets, and it is not a matter of having more powerful weapons than they have,” said Powell. “The United States has not performed well in the battle against narcotics trafficking. The United States has the greatest number of addicts and is the major consumer of illicit drugs in the world,” according to Powell.

Powell discounted reports that Mexico is a failed state and said that Mexico faces a major challenge. Powell applauded President Calderon’s strategy to confront narcotics trafficking but concluded that the United States has the greatest demand (for drugs) and is the major source of arms (used by the cartels).

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El Imparcial (Hermosillo, Sonora) 4-8-10

Federal Police will assume security

Cd, Juarez, Chihuahua-The Federal Police will assume security duties in Cd. Juarez as of Thursday (Today). This is part of a new strategy implemented in this city. The Federal Secretary of Public Security announced that this is a result of a new agreement that will still maintain Mexican Military presence in this border city.

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-end of report-


39 posted on 04/11/2010 9:30:02 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: HiJinx; AuntB; Tammy8; All

THanks for the ping(s); post. Thread bump!


40 posted on 04/12/2010 7:35:37 AM PDT by PGalt
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To: Tammy8
The media finally told us just how many National Guard personnel have been sent to the border of New Mexico by Governor Richardson... 35. Yes that is thirty five, to cover about 200 miles of border. I know at least part of them are a helicopter crew. I do feel better seeing the NG helicopter out in the area though.

I am really ticked off that a rally was held to kick off the campaign for amnesty for illegals- on the very day of the services for Rob Krentz. Talk about a slap in the face to citizens of this country. Senator Reid spoke at the rally among other politicians. Really tells us where their priorities are.

41 posted on 04/12/2010 11:07:08 AM PDT by Tammy8 (~Secure the border and deport all illegals- do it now! ~ Support our Troops!~)
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