Skip to comments.Border Wars Texas is Ground Zero (update) Texas Border Security Report
Posted on 09/26/2011 4:55:21 PM PDT by Marty62
"During the past two years, the state of Texas has become increasingly threatened by the spread of Mexican cartel organized crime," the report concluded.
The report states six of the seven Mexican drug cartels have "command and control" operations in Texas cities.
"Texas has become critical terrain and operational ground zero in the cartel's efforts to expand into the United States," the report stated.
McCaffrey said the cartels are heavily recruiting Texas gang members to help insure the transportation of drugs into the United States and cash from the sale of drugs back into Mexico. McCaffrey said the Texas Department of Public Safety estimates at least 18,000 Texas gang members are already working for the cartels, and the number of prison gangs working with the cartels increased from four to twelve in the last year.
"That is an enemy division inside Texas that is armed and criminal in nature and fueled by drug money," McCaffrey said.
(Excerpt) Read more at click2houston.com ...
We HAVE to have Perry as President to SAVE this Nation. PERIOD. I have to go for a while but will be back.
Lets see, after ten years of Perry being in charge of Texas, the situation has become worse by several magnitudes.
Oh, that's right, it's the Feds fault.
Here's a photo of Perry doing his best to save Texas and the nation.
Get off it. The LAST TWO YEARS HAVE BEEN OBAMAS
TOTAL ABANDONMENT OF THE BORDERS OF THE UNITED STATES.
Face it your boy Obama has invited the Cartels in, even giving them arms. HAPPY
I'll tell you, today at work I was thinking that sooner of later the violence will be in the border states. And it could happen before 2012. As you know, because of the goings on in Mexico, Phoenix, Arizona has become the kidnapping capital of the world.
Don't be surprised if we begin to suffer a similar crisis such as American women being found decapitated at their computers because of something (against the cartel) they wrote in the social media. Don't be surprised if decapitated bodies of American men, women and children are hanging off the sides of bridges on our way to work or found in dumpsters at the local Walmart. It's coming. It's inevitable.
And who is to blame?
"The problem is, if we secure the border, then you all won't have any reason to support comprehensive immigration reform" President Barack Hussein Obama (June 2011)
Anyone who believes that Rick “You Have No Heart” Perry is the answer to out border security issues obviously doesn’t even understand the question.
Nice try. Too bad you whiffed.
“An ominous point also made in the report states, “Today, Texas is the front line in this escalating war, the potential consequences of success or failure will affect our entire nation.”
Name ONE candidate that will do what HAS to be done. Only Perry knows what is going on.
Fort Hood is in Texas and Obama couldn’t send a few of them to help with the Border. )(*^^*&%&*()
The War is here. I wanted to slap Santorium and his wanting troops in Iraq. After reading this I want to kick him between the legs.
That's like having your roof about to collapse and being happy that it's snowing out.
Perry says if you don’t want to give in state tuition to illegal aliens then you have no heart. If you are heartless in not wanting illegal aliens to get in state tuition then Perry must think those that deport and prosecute illegals are pure evil.
Save the Perry has done nothing BS:
Texas Joins the War
Because Texas is the frontline in this conflict and because its citizens and institutions are most affected, the Texas Department of Public Safety (DPS) has developed a comprehensive military-like operational campaign against narco-terrorists. This effort is still growing and
changing in response to an adaptive and ruthless enemy that still harbors an intense desire to take its campaign into the United States.
Five years of effort to curtail narco-terrorist
intrusion has given the Texas DPS and its state and local partners enormous and hard-won experience in the art and science of fighting the southwest border war.
Beginning in 2006, Texas began a series of high-intensity, sequential, short-duration
operations that resulted in crime reductions ranging from 25 percent to as high as 75
percent as smuggling operations decreased. Later, the state expanded and lengthened
these operations by increasing the patrol presence along the Texas-Mexico border.
Governor Perry was able to achieve this expansion of effort by leveraging various
discretionary grants to increase local and state patrol capacity along the border through
overtime payments and the purchase of communications and surveillance equipment as
well as new vehicles and weapons. The governor also committed Texas military forces to
support these operations.
To gain support from the citizenry, in 2007 the Texas Legislature created the Border Security
Council (BSC) charged with advising the governor regarding the allocation of discretionary
state homeland security funds. The BSC held a series of public hearings and received
testimony from business owners, law enforcement officers, local elected officials and
private citizens and then produced a comprehensive report and recommendations on
border security issues for the governor and Texas Legislature
There used to a poster here called bayourod, he loved open borders and cheap labor. Turns out he’s a governor running for president.
Any politician that thinks giving a bunch of goodies to illegal aliens is a good idea does not have what it takes to battle the Cartels.
You Perry supporters are hoot.
I started seeing, "If you don't support Perry, why you're a commie, a troll, or a, a Obama supporter"
You people cough up asinine juvenile comments like uncontrolled burps. It just comes out with little thought.
They’re doing this in NY too, Pataki signed off on tuition benefits. This was when the Bush/Rove machine was trying to convince everyone in the GOP its future lie in the votes of illegal aliens. But in reality they just want the cheap labor to suppress wages and keep the labor pool saturated. Getting votes through “compassionate conservatism” at our expense is an extra benefit that Republicans will never see.
Look, you have been on this forum for many years and I highly respect your posts. In this case, however, you are off the reservation. I do not know what the borderlands are like where you are in California, but I do know what they are like in Texas. I have traveled extensively along the border, from Boca Chica beach to El Paso City. It does not feel safe, and I always travel armed. The US government has made a decision to set up BP control more than 100 miles inland, not, repeat not, along the border. The border is enforced only by Texas State and County law enforcement, and by BP stations at the official crossings. The ATF and DEA are busy gunrunning in the southerly direction, that is what the Federal government under Omarxist is doing. With a border stretching more than a thousand miles along the river, and an unenforced borderland open to Mexicans without hardly any federal challenge for 100 miles inland, and 1000+ miles long, what do you expect a governor like Rick Perry to do? Shoot all the illegals and stack them up to form a wall?
Obviously you didn’t read the report.
These guys change parties because they can’t win as democrats anymore but not their politics. Being called heartless is what I expect from Deval Patrick.
You go chase the kids off the school ground and the adults will fight the WAR.
“You people cough up asinine juvenile comments like uncontrolled burps. It just comes out with little thought.”
Oh yee of little thought, now you’re just projecting.
READ THE REPORT
I know there have been several attempts by Gov Perry asking the feds to help with border control, and all have been denied. The state has sent NG troops to assist the feds, but have yet to be reimbursed for a fed mission.
He’s a better CIC than Zero or ANY of the other candidates.
The Texas Rangers lead a cooperative program that brings together a ground, air and
marine assault capability. Ranger Reconnaissance Teams are the tactical combat elements
in the war against narco-terrorists. Each participating federal, state and local agency
voluntarily adds its unique capabilities to the teams. The Texas Highway Patrol acts as an
outer perimeter for the Rangers by funneling traffic toward Ranger border positions.
Tactical contact teams, deploying along the Rio Grande in small, concealed positions, are
able to respond immediately to intelligence from Autonomous Surveillance Platform (ASP)
units, DPS and National Guard surveillance helicopters, as well as calls to UCs from local police or police or citizens. DPS Dive Teams conduct SONAR scans of the Rio Grande and assist in
recovery of vehicles and contraband in splashdown areas.
Resources remain the greatest impediment to the expansion and continued success of the
Rangers border war against the cartels. Budget cuts for DHS, its Federal Emergency
Management Agency (FEMA), U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP), U.S. Immigration
and Customs Enforcement (ICE), Transportation Security Administration (TSA) and the
United States Coast Guard USCG) have severely constrained the ability of Texas to rely on its
federal partners and their resources to expand border operations.
Yes Perry has sent them the bills.
I guess Abbott will have to sue for non-payment.
What’s Perry’s plan for the illegals already here, all 30+ million of them? So far I’ve heard nothing. Can we expect 4 to 8 more years of begging Congress to give him amnesty disguised as a guest worker program like we did with Bush?
Thanks for posting.
Here is a clickable link for the report. http://www.click2houston.com/download/2011/0926/29308497.pdf
Here is a key extract from the exec summary:
“In effect, the cartels seek to create a sanitary zone inside the Texas border — one county deep — that will provide sanctuary from Mexican law enforcement and, at the same time, enable the cartels to transform Texas border counties into narcotics transshipment points for continued transport and distribution into the continental United States.”
Perry said he agreed with President Fox’s wish for an open border. That’s all I need to know.
I just wonder how many politicians inside and outside the beltway profit from the drug running.
Try 2001. Don’t try to mislead people.
Try 2001. Don’t mislead people.
Of course it's not safe.
This was all predicted and we've been warned repeatedly about this escalating destruction of our borders, our sovereignty, and invasion of our homeland for the past 20+ years. It really ramped up during the Bush years.
The problem is, the violence is no longer isolated to just the border zones.
Thanks to politicians who have betrayed Americans and our sovereignty, the violence extends coast to coast and has for years now.
To the point where credible estimates now have it at 30 to 50 million illegals and their anchor babies, leaving a wake of American victims who've been ran over, shot, stabbed, raped, with fraud totally out of control, leaving our sacred electoral process undermined and compromised.
Did anyone expect the violence along the borders regions to improve after millions of Mexicans became totally emboldened and supported by politicians like Bush?
The Mexicans laugh at us, while at the same time, choking off our entire system at every level.
Dallas Texas, 2006 under Bush.
An example of illegal aliens becoming emboldened during the Bush years?
Above is 500,000 illegals and their supporters marching on Dallas Texas in 2006, during the Bush years, as they made demands and waved foreign flags in our faces.
the number of unauthorized immigrants living in the United States in January 2010 was 10.8 million
Lying doesn’t help your case.
Dude anyone who believes that has been sleeping with Rip Van Winkle, they've been using that number for the last 20 years and no one believes it.
So how about answering the question if you know, it's a fair one since he wants to be president, what's his plan for all the illegals that are here?
Thanks. Skim through the report. Things are getting much worse, faster than anyone imagined. It is an emergency and will lead to very wide scale violence.
Here is another interesting link, tells you what is going on with the drug gangs and cartels here in Bayou City.
18, Barrio Azteca, HPL, Houstone, MS13, etc all tied closely to cartels.
The feds decided to play zone defense in TX, and the cartels took over the zone, and have deep penetration everywhere behind it.
This is really scarey:
The human smuggling of undocumented aliens from Mexico,
Central and South America across the southwest Texas border captures much attention from the public and the media.
Three-quarters of all aliens who come into
the U.S. from terrorist countries, mostly the Middle East, are captured in Texas along the U.S.-Mexico border. These are called undocumented referrals from specialinterest
countries such as Afghanistan, Iran, Iraq, Pakistan and India.
Somali intruders pose a particularly troublesome challenge for Texas law enforcement because they often claim political asylum when apprehended and too often are
released into the general population without proper vetting.
Global intrusions are merely another source of revenue for the cartels that collect fees from smuggling
organizations for their use of cartel-controlled human smuggling routes. But these very special human cargoes are a particularly worrisome and serious threat that may
well translate into a tragic, large-scale attack against American territory in the future.
BTW, thanks for a direct link.
Thanks, I’ll look through it, but just want to say, I am intimately aware of what has and is currently occurring on our borders.
I don’t know Perry’s answer to your question, but the real answer, no matter what he says, is that if the crime and violence come with the cartels the way they mix it up in Mexico, we will have a street shooting running gun battle in the USA for years to get them out of here.
Check out this website. This is the way the cartels do business in Mexico. Now they are setting up business here in Texas and elsewhere in the USA. Warning: very graphic, do not click if violent death photos offend you. http://www.borderlandbeat.com/
I agree with you. Once Perry has the power to do something about it ,I believe he will. BTW, the anti- Perry trolls will be here right away.
You’re a real stand up comic! /s
For comparison, Palin told O'Reilly in 2010 her solution was also registration and work visas.
Romney was actually asked about the illegals here at a NH townhall in August. He punted and talked about securing the border.
Newt was asked in a debate and he suggested a registration system, modeled after the World War draft boards where locals would decide who would get a visa based on local need.
I've not heard Bachmann or the others offer an answer for those here now.
I'd have thought that would be far more important than debating how to lock down the border.
It’s a huge problem, Mexico is now officially a narco state and as they move into the border states and beyond the culture follows them. Eventually the only choice left will be to send the US Army down there to restore order.
But I don’t think Perry will deport very many though the question needs to be asked of all of them in fairness.
That’s a disturbing extract. I hope this report gets some attention.
Thanks, I always try to tell the truth with a little humor. Now maybe you can tell us what President Perry will do with all these illegals? Since you want him it's a fair question.
Remember TX has a balanced budget.
The problem with guest worker programs is they never leave, the laws are barely enforced and then the misreading of the 14th Amendment keeps them here anyway with their kids. Most of us rightly saw that Bush and Kennedy were pushing mass amnesty despite what it was being called.
Romney was actually asked about the illegals here at a NH townhall in August. He punted and talked about securing the border.
Romney won't do anything either. I actually believe when it comes to securing the border it's going to take one of those women governors, they just appear to have more stones and are less swayed by the cheap labor lobbying.
Did he say it or not?