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Uptick in Violence Forces Closing of Parkland Along Mexico Border to Americans
FoxNews.com ^ | 06/16/10 | FoxNews.com

Posted on 06/16/2010 11:10:40 AM PDT by surroundedbyblue

About 3,500 acres of southern Arizona have been closed off to U.S. citizens due to increased violence at the U.S.-Mexico border, according to the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service.

The closed off area includes part of the Buenos Aires National Wildlife Refuge that stretches along the U.S.-Mexico border.

Pinal County Sheriff Paul Babeu told Fox News that violence against law enforcement officers and U.S. citizens has increased in the past four months, forcing officers on an 80 mile stretch of Arizona land north of the Mexico border off-limits to Americans

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TOPICS: Crime/Corruption; Foreign Affairs; Government; Mexico; News/Current Events; US: Arizona
KEYWORDS: aliens; drugs; illegalaliens; smugglers; violence
I just never thought I'd live to see this day
1 posted on 06/16/2010 11:10:40 AM PDT by surroundedbyblue
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To: surroundedbyblue

What the Feds are saying - RETREAT!


2 posted on 06/16/2010 11:11:26 AM PDT by Jack Hydrazine (It's the end of the world as we know it and I feel fine!)
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To: surroundedbyblue

Next, you’ll see shacks start to sprout up there.


3 posted on 06/16/2010 11:13:16 AM PDT by Pearls Before Swine
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To: surroundedbyblue

Can one legally carry large pistols and semiauto rifles in the parkland??


4 posted on 06/16/2010 11:14:45 AM PDT by Paladin2
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To: surroundedbyblue
By the time they actually do build the fence, it'll be between Phoenix and Scottsdale.
5 posted on 06/16/2010 11:16:13 AM PDT by norton
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To: Pearls Before Swine

You’re right. It’s the first step in ceding territory back to Mexico.


6 posted on 06/16/2010 11:16:23 AM PDT by luvbach1 (Stop Barry now. He can't help himself.)
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To: surroundedbyblue

Ooooh, this infuriates me.

Just got into it this morning with some nutjob liblady on Facebook over AZ. She bleated the usual complaints (racist, unAmerican, “papers please”, wahhhhhh). Never gave one specific, never answered one of my assertions regarding the rights of the citizens of Arizona. But did a good job stomping off with her crayons when I pointed out that those opposing AZ have an agenda that is opposed to our laws & sovereignty.


7 posted on 06/16/2010 11:16:30 AM PDT by workerbee (FAIL, BABY, FAIL!)
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To: norton

They won’t build the fence. Not because it wouldn’t work, but because it would.


8 posted on 06/16/2010 11:17:42 AM PDT by luvbach1 (Stop Barry now. He can't help himself.)
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To: surroundedbyblue
USA Park open to Mexican banditos...closed off to USA Citizens???

What's wrong with this picture??

Obama telling the governor to shove it?? What a bas****.

9 posted on 06/16/2010 11:17:56 AM PDT by Sacajaweau (What)
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To: surroundedbyblue

Any volunteers to defend America?....


10 posted on 06/16/2010 11:18:00 AM PDT by AngelesCrestHighway
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To: surroundedbyblue

Any volunteers to defend America?....


11 posted on 06/16/2010 11:18:33 AM PDT by AngelesCrestHighway
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To: surroundedbyblue

Our government has ceded a part of U.S. territory to drug smugglers, and is warning Americans to stay out — of an area for which taxpayers provide the upkeep. What kind of cowards/traitors/incompetent boobs are running this show? What kind of a tin ear does it take to make public such a warning? Local, state and federal authorities: They have all given up and are just submitting to the drug traffickers. FOR SHAME. Several thousand men out there with guns, hunting “rabbits” might make a difference.


12 posted on 06/16/2010 11:19:56 AM PDT by La Lydia
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To: surroundedbyblue

Headline:

Alamo Closed; Sheriff decides to close the outpost due to violence against law enforcement officers and U.S. citizens.


13 posted on 06/16/2010 11:20:41 AM PDT by ntmxx (I am not so sure about this misdirection!)
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To: surroundedbyblue

Good opportunity to show a profit.

Have the Park Service sell open season hunting licenses to any (proven) citizen (Must wear special hat) and stipulate that the only game to be kulled must be two legged and larger than 3 feet tall and not wearing specified hat.


14 posted on 06/16/2010 11:21:00 AM PDT by jongaltsr (It)
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To: Sacajaweau
Outrageous!

Instead of closing the area to US citizens, they should be sending troops...and I don't mean the National Guard.

15 posted on 06/16/2010 11:21:41 AM PDT by SMM48
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To: La Lydia

This is the real reason for the second amendment;

And the reason the political class wants to eliminate the second amendment.


16 posted on 06/16/2010 11:22:49 AM PDT by ntmxx (I am not so sure about this misdirection!)
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To: surroundedbyblue
Teddy Roosevelt is not amused.....
17 posted on 06/16/2010 11:25:19 AM PDT by AngelesCrestHighway
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To: SMM48

I agree...They should do a sweep then occupy part of it as a training facility. How about creating a base on part of the park??


18 posted on 06/16/2010 11:26:13 AM PDT by Sacajaweau (What)
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To: Jack Hydrazine
"What the hell?....."
19 posted on 06/16/2010 11:28:24 AM PDT by AngelesCrestHighway
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To: Sacajaweau

...Or turn it into a bombing range.


20 posted on 06/16/2010 11:29:28 AM PDT by AngelesCrestHighway
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To: surroundedbyblue
This bullchit has got to be stopped. We ought to send enough NG into this chit hole that everybody gets the idea.
Keep going until they've got a line from Santa Rosialia east to Matamaros. Tell that tin pot el presidente that we'll handle the cross border traffic from here on and tell the troops nothing comes across. Put some of those drones up and let er rip.

Bet in a week you'll be able to walk around that park and fish in that lake just about any time you want.

21 posted on 06/16/2010 11:34:28 AM PDT by skimbell
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To: surroundedbyblue

Make no mistake about it.

This part of the United States is occupied by a foreign entity.


22 posted on 06/16/2010 11:37:52 AM PDT by kidd
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To: surroundedbyblue

Let the Israelis settle there. It’ll be a thriving garden spot and tourist destination in 3 years.


23 posted on 06/16/2010 11:44:58 AM PDT by Liberty Valance (Keep a simple manner for a happy life :o)
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To: kidd

“Make no mistake about it.

This part of the United States is occupied by a foreign entity.”

What a bunch of cowards we have in BrainWashington!

¡cobardes!


24 posted on 06/16/2010 12:15:08 PM PDT by PATRIOT1876 (Language, Borders, Culture, Full employment for those here legally)
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To: surroundedbyblue

The entire area should be declared an open kill area. If you are there you are subject to being shot on sight. Signs in English should be posted along the border warning do not enter.

All northbound traffic will cease when there are bodies rotting in the desert.

A fence of whitening bones is the best deterrent.


25 posted on 06/16/2010 12:24:45 PM PDT by bert (K.E. N.P. +12 . Ostracize Democrats. There can be no Democrat friends.)
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To: surroundedbyblue

America is falling like ancient Rome did to the Huns, Goths, Visigoths, Ostrogoths, and Vandals. If you study Roman history you’ll see our demise almost exactly like theirs except we are doing it better and quicker!


26 posted on 06/16/2010 12:25:31 PM PDT by Jack Hydrazine (It's the end of the world as we know it and I feel fine!)
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To: La Lydia

“Our government has ceded a part of U.S. territory to drug smugglers, and is warning Americans to stay out — of an area for which taxpayers provide the upkeep. What kind of cowards/traitors/incompetent boobs are running this show? What kind of a tin ear does it take to make public such a warning? Local, state and federal authorities: They have all given up and are just submitting to the drug traffickers. FOR SHAME. Several thousand men out there with guns, hunting “rabbits” might make a difference.”

Who would stop the rabbit hunters?

The Feds are scared to send anyone out there.

Wherever John Wayne is now, if he gets wind of this he will be crying!


27 posted on 06/16/2010 12:26:31 PM PDT by PATRIOT1876 (Language, Borders, Culture, Full employment for those here legally)
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To: PATRIOT1876

Well, yes. Since our government has abdicated its responsibility for the area, and by its own admission is no longer in control there, “rabbit” hunters, theoretically, should be able to do their thing with impunity.


28 posted on 06/16/2010 12:33:29 PM PDT by La Lydia
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To: HiJinx; Borax Queen; idratherbepainting; AZHSer; Sabertooth; A Navy Vet; Lion Den Dan; ...

Borer violence Ping


29 posted on 06/16/2010 12:37:30 PM PDT by SandRat (Duty, Honor, Country! What else needs said?)
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To: surroundedbyblue
WTF?

Well, I guess sanctuary cities will be next?

I wonder what effect some carefully directed vigilantism might have? Like, I dunno, maybe some strategically placed pyres built with the bodies of drug cartel and MS13 members along the border.

Just saying......

30 posted on 06/16/2010 1:00:37 PM PDT by Envisioning (Call me a racist,........one more time.....)
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To: PATRIOT1876

I think we need to open a 24 hour, large caliber, long range, (1000 yards and more,) rifle range on the property. Every five days, move the range to a unannounced new location.


31 posted on 06/16/2010 1:01:44 PM PDT by B4Ranch (If you don't make your own decisions someone else will do it for you.)
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To: surroundedbyblue
Coming from the ex-Governor of Arizona, Janet Napolitano, “...the border is as safe as it has ever been...”. She must have done a bang-up job as Governor.
32 posted on 06/16/2010 1:13:08 PM PDT by antidemoncrat
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To: luvbach1

I am curious..what sort of “fence” would keep out these invaders? Over at “borderinvasionpics.com” it seemed that they could get over any kind of fence that was unmanned. How hard is it to obtain dynamite in mexico? Are we talking about a concrete wall with wire, or something electrified?


33 posted on 06/16/2010 1:15:33 PM PDT by Soothesayer9
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To: surroundedbyblue

Hope and Change!


34 posted on 06/16/2010 1:31:43 PM PDT by PATRIOT1876 (Language, Borders, Culture, Full employment for those here legally)
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To: Soothesayer9
Israel has an near-impenetrable wall for some miles at Gaza. I don't know all the particulars, but from what I've read the technology exists for a wall/fence that would work on our Southern border. Some of the measures that could be employed are concrete, Border Patrol towers, barbed wire, non-lethal electrification, and photo surveillance. It's just a matter of doing whatever it takes. True, nothing is absolutely effective, but I am convinced that it could be as much as 90% effective. As I said in my post, one of the strongest arguments that it would be effective is that the open-borders crowd is dead-set against it, obviously fearing its potential effectiveness. They are not against it because they think it won't work.
35 posted on 06/16/2010 2:32:46 PM PDT by luvbach1 (Stop Barry now. He can't help himself.)
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To: surroundedbyblue

Absolutely pathetic!!!


36 posted on 06/16/2010 3:15:06 PM PDT by stevie_d_64 (I'm jus' sayin')
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To: Paladin2

Yes you can, but you’d be arrested more for going in there...

Ironically Obama signed the bill that allowed National Park Carry...


37 posted on 06/16/2010 3:16:47 PM PDT by stevie_d_64 (I'm jus' sayin')
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To: 1_Inch_Group; 2sheep; 2Trievers; 3AngelaD; 3pools; 3rdcanyon; 4Freedom; 4ourprogeny; 7.62 x 51mm; ..

Ping!


38 posted on 06/16/2010 3:25:35 PM PDT by HiJinx (I can see November from the rocker on my front porch...)
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To: surroundedbyblue
OBAMA FAILS TO PROTECT THE AMERICAN PEOPLE
39 posted on 06/16/2010 3:28:09 PM PDT by Doogle (USAF.68-73..8th TFW Ubon Thailand..never store a threat you should have eliminated)
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To: SandRat

Thank you for the pings!


40 posted on 06/17/2010 4:14:08 AM PDT by Arthur Wildfire! March (Dems vetted Alvin Greene as well as they did Obama. "Republican plant" aka "blame Bush")
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To: surroundedbyblue

Hillary: Obama will sue Arizona over immigration-enforcement law

http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-chat/2536861/posts


41 posted on 06/17/2010 3:15:41 PM PDT by WOBBLY BOB (drain the swamp! ( then napalm it and pave it over ))
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To: surroundedbyblue
I just never thought I'd live to see this day


42 posted on 06/17/2010 3:22:07 PM PDT by archy (Catapultam habeo. Nisi pecuniam omnem mihi dabis, ad caput tuum saxum immane mittam)
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