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A Funny Thing Happened to a Truckload of Ammo on the Way to Phoenix
Multiple ^ | 4/20/2012 | self

Posted on 04/20/2012 4:32:20 AM PDT by drpix

Driver Bogan Jabin Akeem {place of birth undisclosed} instead takes 268,000 rounds of ammunition into Mexico. Owner of Trucking Company is Kenyan born Dennis Mekenye, who prides himself in hiring foreign born truckers, and vouches for both Akeem and the cargo. But have no fear: US Consulate officer Olga Bashbush {yes, Bash Bush} has confirmed Akeem's US citizenship. (Links below)


TOPICS: Extended News; Government; Mexico; News/Current Events; US: Arizona
KEYWORDS: arizona; banglist; fastandfurious; guns; mexico; obama
Thinking Fast and Furious and federal blackbag operations?

From "Boss: Driver took wrong turn into Juárez with load of ammo":

"The U.S. truck driver detained by Mexican authorities Tuesday with 268,000 rounds of ammunition was transporting a legal cargo to Phoenix but mistakenly exited to Juárez, the man's employer said on Wednesday."

"Dennis Mekenye, owner of Demco Transportation Inc. in Arlington, Texas, said Bogan Jabin Akeem, 27, left Dallas on Monday with a trailer with nine pallets containing the ammunition."

"The cargo was being taken from Tennessee to an ammunition retailer in Phoenix called United Nations Ammo Co. as part of a legitimate transaction, Mekenye said."

"Olga Bashbush, spokeswoman for the U.S. Consulate in Juárez, confirmed that Akeem was a U.S. citizen and said consular officials met with him Tuesday. Representatives of the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives did not return calls seeking comment."

From another article,"A Kenyan Living The American Dream in Texas "

"...{Dennis} Mekenye is tracking his business in the wee hours of the night, to ensure that operations at his company, Demco Trans Inc, are on track."

"He has employed 80 workers from about 20 countries. Some of them are from East Africa, while others are from Zimbabwe, Nigeria, Malawi and Mexico."

Was this more of Fast and Furious, by other means?

Was this a decoy operation (as some suspect the Obama multi-layer internet birth certificate was) to draw off Regime opponents from the crux of Fast and Furious?

I don't know. But can anyone believe this is a coincidence?

1 posted on 04/20/2012 4:32:22 AM PDT by drpix
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To: drpix

Considering the driver, is there a Hezbollah group in Juarez?


2 posted on 04/20/2012 4:36:40 AM PDT by Jonty30 (What Islam and secularism have in common is that they are both death cults.)
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To: drpix

Would love to know more about when that Kenyan showed up here....trucking ammunition

http://atlasshrugs2000.typepad.com/atlas_shrugs/kenyas_killing_fields/


3 posted on 04/20/2012 4:37:08 AM PDT by mo (If you understand, no explanation is needed. If you don't understand, no explanation is possible.)
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To: drpix

United Nation Ammo? Hmmm... and a bunch of foreigners are hired to do this? Okaaayy... THis is mighty suspicious. A wrong turn? I call it BS indeed. This looks like a cover up for a blackmarket and black foreign account transaction to me.


4 posted on 04/20/2012 4:37:59 AM PDT by JudgemAll (Democrats Fed. job-security Whorocracy & hate:hypocrites must be gay like us or be tested/crucified)
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To: drpix

War is coming. I really have no doubts.


5 posted on 04/20/2012 4:40:12 AM PDT by ClearCase_guy (Like Emmett Till, Trayvon Martin has become simply a stick with which to beat Whites.)
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To: Jonty30

Yeap - Phoenix sits right on the border of Mexico...I can see where a left turn could mistakenly taken him into another nation...

...and yet, the diversion media wont report it - won’t look into it - won’t follow up with more information...will just do something totally unrelated to informing the Us public...

Let’s see - turn on FOX, MSNBC, CNN ...let’s see what they are talking about???


6 posted on 04/20/2012 4:44:28 AM PDT by BCW (http://babylonscovertwar.com/index.html)
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To: drpix

Bogan Jabin Akeem?
Wrong turn? Accidental?
Come on, does anyone here not think these quarter million rounds of ammo aren’t headed straight to al-Qaeda.


7 posted on 04/20/2012 4:45:31 AM PDT by BuffaloJack (End Obama's War On Freedom.)
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To: drpix

268,000 rounds would not be much for a firefight, not if you have a minigun.

Kenyan backed company transporting ammunition across America, to who I wonder?

Obama sending out war supplies to his cronies?


8 posted on 04/20/2012 4:46:49 AM PDT by Eye of Unk (Liberals need not reply.)
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To: BCW

What a bunch of morons.

I used to make that drive every two weeks between El Paso and Phoenix and I can assure anyone that it is an 8 hour drive.

Oooops, I made an 8 hour directional mistake?

Horsestuff.


9 posted on 04/20/2012 4:47:25 AM PDT by Texas resident (Hunkered Down)
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To: drpix
United Nations Ammo Co. AND Demco Trans Co and all foreign workers...sounds awful Marxist, to me.
10 posted on 04/20/2012 4:50:26 AM PDT by jacknhoo (Luke 12:51. Think ye, that I am come to give peace on earth? I tell you, no; but separation.)
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To: drpix

I encountered such a driver about a month ago. He apparently passed the CDL drivers test but could not speak nor read English. How he navigated I don’t know but he set in the parking lot two hours doing nothing after presenting the wrong pick up documentation.

It took his dispatcher nearly an hour to locate him and straighten out the mess.

I never learned his ethnicity but he was a lot like Borat


11 posted on 04/20/2012 4:52:43 AM PDT by bert (K.E. N.P. +12 ..... Crucifixion is coming)
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To: Texas resident

trail run...I’m sure the owner and his little comment about, “this is my first time being investigated” might be true...but with every criminal enterprise - there’s has to be a first time...

“Never get involved in land war in Southeast Asia.” - Vizzini

“Never hire an Arab to do a simple trail run - they will always screw it up.”

Even though they got away with the 9/11, Oklahoma Bombings, and others - there were indicators that no one paid attention to or acted on...most of the time they do this stuff right in the open - and most people feeling uncomfortable - will turn away and not deal with it!


12 posted on 04/20/2012 4:58:21 AM PDT by BCW (http://babylonscovertwar.com/index.html)
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To: drpix
All questions will be answered if that driver ever gets out of the Mexican prison system alive. Penalties for illegally bringing guns and ammo into Mexico are severe. I've known folks who faced years in Mexican prisons just for accidentally crossing the border with a couple forgotten boxes of .22 ammo in the trunk of their car.
13 posted on 04/20/2012 4:58:46 AM PDT by PowderMonkey (WILL WORK FOR AMMO)
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To: drpix
Here is a link I found for UN Ammo. They have a call for prayers for Jabin Bogan who took the wrong turn.

I have never worked with this company before. A website can be setup quickly.

This article seems to have multiple errors in names.

United Nations Ammo Company

14 posted on 04/20/2012 5:01:47 AM PDT by Erik Latranyi (When religions have to beg the gov't for a waiver, we are already under socialism.)
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To: BCW

Uhmmm, low cost GPS receivers that speak any one of about a dozen languages could solve a problem like that if they ever become available.


15 posted on 04/20/2012 5:06:36 AM PDT by Lonesome in Massachussets (Queeg Olbermann: Ahh, but the strawberries that's... that's where I had them.)
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To: drpix

Interesting. I heard the report on AP radio news but it said a Texan, didn’t mention his name nor actual country of origin.


16 posted on 04/20/2012 5:11:14 AM PDT by Domandred (Fdisk, format, and reinstall the entire .gov system.)
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To: drpix

No wonder my 5.56x45 is backordered....


17 posted on 04/20/2012 5:47:13 AM PDT by G Larry (We are NOT obliged to carry the snake in our pocket and then dismiss the bites as natural behavior.)
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To: drpix

If you leave dallas for phoenix, one interstate basically takes you the whole way. That turn in El Paso into Juarez is all too easy to get off on. It has signs about bring guns into mexico,,etc. But it just looks like a regular turn in the road,, not the gate to hell.
Lots of people make this exact mistake there.


18 posted on 04/20/2012 6:00:32 AM PDT by DesertRhino (I was standing with a rifle, waiting for soviet paratroopers, but communists just ran for officeoffI)
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To: bert; BCW
Is there really any possibility that this was "driver error?"

The closest possible east-west road on a route (not the shortest) from Tennessee to Phoenix is US-10. From google street view, here's the sign after you get off US-10 West and onto US-110 South to Juarez - before the border crossing. Can it possibly be clearer - IN ANY LANGUAGE!


19 posted on 04/20/2012 6:04:09 AM PDT by drpix
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To: Texas resident
Maroons, my man, maroons. Mucho bettero than morons. :-)

Dallas to Phoenix via I-20 & I-10 does not, I repeat does not require a ninety degree left turn at any point in the journey. Especially in El Paso.

20 posted on 04/20/2012 6:13:53 AM PDT by Tupelo ( 2012 TEA PARTYER but no longer a Republican)
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To: drpix

I’m guessing the pallets of lead were paid before before they got ‘lost’....? How would insurance claim handle this?


21 posted on 04/20/2012 6:22:32 AM PDT by txhurl (Thank you, Andrew Breitbart. In your untimely passing, you have exposed these people one last time.)
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To: Texas resident
I used to make that drive every two weeks between El Paso and Phoenix and I can assure anyone that it is an 8 hour drive.

Oooops, I made an 8 hour directional mistake?

Article says the load originated in Tennessee. Unless the guy had to go through some other stop in Texas, the quickest route to Phoenix from Tennessee is along I-40, then south from Flagstaff. I-40 doesn't get within 250 miles of El Paso, or Mexico for that matter, at any point east of Phoenix.

22 posted on 04/20/2012 6:23:32 AM PDT by IYAS9YAS (Rose, there's a Messerschmitt in the kitchen. Clean it up, will ya?)
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To: IYAS9YAS; Texas resident

Never mind. I missed the fact that he did, indeed stop in Dallas. That puts him on I-20/I-10. Way closer than I-40.


23 posted on 04/20/2012 6:26:45 AM PDT by IYAS9YAS (Rose, there's a Messerschmitt in the kitchen. Clean it up, will ya?)
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To: drpix
Here's the sign you see to get off US-10 West and onto US-110 South - before seeing the sign in post 19.

Mistake! Get real!

A real law enforement agency should already be seizing the records of all past shipments of DEMCO TRANS., and investigating where and to who they actually were delivered. As they would be investigating all its employees and tracking down all DEMCO contacts with federal agencies. And real journalists would be on the exact same trail.

24 posted on 04/20/2012 6:27:44 AM PDT by drpix
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To: BCW; Texas resident

He was in El Paso, not Phoenix. I-10 heads to Arizona, I-110 heads to Mexico and it is a very short drive from the highway split to the bridge.

http://maps.google.com/?ll=31.769879,-106.449237&spn=0.032435,0.055747&t=m&z=15


25 posted on 04/20/2012 6:29:16 AM PDT by thackney (life is fragile, handle with prayer)
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To: drpix

ah...I see the sign above - states: NO GUNS...doesn’t say anything about 200,000 rounds of ammo...good point!

I’m sure Mr Moslem knew what he was doing...

I remember when I was assigned Provost Marshall @ Victory in 2003 when a TCN driver came in - wasn’t part of a convoy - said he got separated and wanted in...the trep tried to explain why he couldn’t enter...and after having a close talk with a M9 he got the point...got in and drove off...this was before they started the VBIED campaign...but I was highly certain it was a trial run to see if they could get in on a pathetic excuse...

Like the photo you just posted — he knew what he was doing...


26 posted on 04/20/2012 6:39:52 AM PDT by BCW (http://babylonscovertwar.com/index.html)
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To: drpix
... US Consulate officer Olga Bashbush ...

With a name like that, this woman deserves a big promotion to the 0bama reelection team.

27 posted on 04/20/2012 6:44:38 AM PDT by shove_it (just undo it)
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To: BCW

Technically, he’d have to make a right if he’s coming to Phoenix from Dallas. You’d think he’d noticed when he got to the border crossing. I’ve not been to Jariez (sp), but when we’ve gone to other border crossing, there are signs all along the way warning that the border is approaching.

As a complete aside comment, we go to Algodonos (sp). There’s a sign that says “On more u-turn before the border”. I think that will make a great song one day.


28 posted on 04/20/2012 6:45:25 AM PDT by stansblugrassgrl (PRAISE THE LORD AND PASS THE AMMUNITION!!! YEEEEEHAW!)
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To: BCW

Ummm. Never mind. I meant my other right.


29 posted on 04/20/2012 6:51:27 AM PDT by stansblugrassgrl (PRAISE THE LORD AND PASS THE AMMUNITION!!! YEEEEEHAW!)
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To: tx_eggman
This story actually freaks the hell out of me.

1. Dennis Mekenye - me a Kenyan?

2. Demco Transportation - Democratic Company?

3. Bogan Jabin Akeem - Bogus jab in Akeem, an obviously Middle Eastern/Muslim name?

4.United Nations Ammo Co. - UN involvement?

5. Olga Bashbush? - get real.

This is so much tripe it makes a billy goat puke. You couldn't possibly NOT make this stuff up. But the question is... who did, and why?

Dems trying to smokescreen the Fast and Furious by making it all look innocent?

Republicans trying to make it look like another Fast and Furious attempt?

This just reeks of utter B.S. to me, and it's diverting attention from something else. But what?

/conspiracytheory
30 posted on 04/20/2012 8:06:05 AM PDT by SpinnerWebb (In 2012 you will awaken from your HOPEnosis and have no recollection of this... "Constitution")
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To: drpix

bttt


31 posted on 04/20/2012 8:22:19 AM PDT by Liberty Valance (Keep a simple manner for a happy life :o)
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To: drpix

Anyone with a brain would find it weird to pass through a international border crossing to get to Phoenix.


32 posted on 04/20/2012 8:24:02 AM PDT by TexasRepublic (Socialism is the gospel of envy and the religion of thieves)
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To: Eye of Unk

agreed, i must have close to that amount in my basement...whoops, said too much!


33 posted on 04/20/2012 9:52:51 AM PDT by Docbarleypop
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To: Erik Latranyi

Looks fishy.


34 posted on 04/20/2012 11:50:27 AM PDT by HollyB
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To: AdmSmith; AnonymousConservative; Berosus; bigheadfred; Bockscar; ColdOne; Convert from ECUSA; ...

Thanks drpix.
Driver Bogan Jabin Akeem {place of birth undisclosed} instead takes 268,000 rounds of ammunition into Mexico. Owner of Trucking Company is Kenyan born Dennis Mekenye, who prides himself in hiring foreign born truckers, and vouches for both Akeem and the cargo. But have no fear: US Consulate officer Olga Bashbush {yes, Bash Bush} has confirmed Akeem's US citizenship.

35 posted on 04/20/2012 5:47:46 PM PDT by SunkenCiv (FReepathon 2Q time -- https://secure.freerepublic.com/donate/)
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Obama bows down to Saudi King | American Thinker | April 02, 2009 | Clarice Feldman | Posted on 04/02/2009 8:19:47 AM PDT by rdb3
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36 posted on 04/20/2012 5:49:03 PM PDT by SunkenCiv (FReepathon 2Q time -- https://secure.freerepublic.com/donate/)
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To: SpinnerWebb

I think you may have the right of it; everything in the story is so... odd.


37 posted on 04/20/2012 7:45:03 PM PDT by OneWingedShark (Q: Why am I here? A: To do Justly, to love mercy, and to walk humbly with my God.)
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To: SpinnerWebb; jacknhoo

The names are right out of a James Bond novel. To me that points straight to the same clowns involved in Fast and Furious: Politically appointed Obamists in our State Dept, Justice Dept, and our nation’s intelligence community.

In a past life I wrote military planning documents. During my initial outline drafting I would use “funny” names to describe the places and players. It was an effort to keep an otherwise very dry document semi-entertaining and also to make obvious the plan was no-where near being complete, not ready for review, and not ready for execution.


38 posted on 04/20/2012 8:01:52 PM PDT by XHogPilot
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To: BCW
Yeap - Phoenix sits right on the border of Mexico...I can see where a left turn could mistakenly taken him into another nation...

I checked and you're right. It's only 182 miles down 19 to Heroica Nogales. It's all but across the street. :=)

39 posted on 04/20/2012 8:14:14 PM PDT by Bob
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To: IYAS9YAS

I would consider I-30 SW from Memphis, through Little Rock, to DFW; then I-20 to Monahans; then I-10 through El Paso and Tucson up to Phoenix.

I suppose that is a little longer, but in winter it might be better (got snowed in once on our way up to Flagstaff).

I’ve been both directions on that route, but only from Austin, not all the way across from Memphis to PHX.


40 posted on 04/20/2012 8:18:59 PM PDT by Erasmus (BHO: New supreme leader of the homey rollin' empire.)
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To: TexasRepublic
Anyone with a brain would find it weird to pass through a international border crossing to get to Phoenix.

Well, someday...

41 posted on 04/20/2012 8:25:24 PM PDT by Erasmus (BHO: New supreme leader of the homey rollin' empire.)
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To: stansblugrassgrl; tx_eggman
“On more u-turn before the border”. I think that will make a great song one day.

I'm on it...
42 posted on 04/23/2012 6:37:18 AM PDT by SpinnerWebb (In 2012 you will awaken from your HOPEnosis and have no recollection of this... "Constitution")
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To: SpinnerWebb; tx_eggman

I’m a right that a gauntlet has been thrown and a song challenge has been issued? If so, write on!

I’ve been playing with the idea for a while. Time to make it a reality. Please, send me a message if you decide to take the challenge and let me know when you’re done.


43 posted on 04/23/2012 7:12:49 AM PDT by stansblugrassgrl (PRAISE THE LORD AND PASS THE AMMUNITION!!! YEEEEEHAW!)
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