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Illegals using fire to clear border
The Washington Times ^ | June 18, 2007 | By Jerry Seper

Posted on 06/19/2007 1:15:57 PM PDT by monkeycard

U.S. Border Patrol agents seeking to secure the nation's border in some of the country's most pristine national forests are being targeted by illegal aliens, who are using intentionally set fires to burn agents out of observation posts and patrol routes.

The wildfires also have resulted in the destruction of valuable natural and cultural resources in the National Forest System and pose an ongoing threat to visitors, residents and responding firefighters, according to federal law enforcement authorities and others.

In the Coronado National Forest in Arizona, with 60 miles of land along the U.S.-Mexico border, U.S. Forest Service firefighters sent in to battle fires or clear wild land fire areas are required to be escorted by armed law enforcement officers.

Armed smugglers of aliens and drugs have walked through the middle of active firefighting operations, the authorities said.

The Border Patrol's Tucson, Ariz., sector, which encompasses most of the Coronado National Forest, has the highest incidence of cross-border violators in the nation. Nearly 500,000 illegal aliens were apprehended last year -- more than 30,000 a month. In addition, nearly 100,000 pounds of marijuana, with a street value of $200 million, was seized as it was hauled through the Coronado National Forest.

Last month, the Border Patrol -- in a single operation targeting illegal aliens causing what Forest Service officials called "significant damage" to the Coronado National Forest -- apprehended more than 300 illegals along just a three-mile section of Arizona-Mexico border and confiscated 600 pounds of marijuana in a 10-day period...

(Excerpt) Read more at washingtontimes.com ...


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KEYWORDS: aliens; amnesty; arson; border; borderpatrol; carboncredits; crimigration; drugs; forests; illegal; illegalimmigration; immigrant

1 posted on 06/19/2007 1:16:02 PM PDT by monkeycard
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To: monkeycard

“Shoot to kill” comes to mind here.


2 posted on 06/19/2007 1:18:14 PM PDT by Laptop_Ron
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To: monkeycard

Shoot the arsonists and burn the dope!


3 posted on 06/19/2007 1:18:30 PM PDT by Baron 2A
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To: monkeycard

Uh oh! The Envirofascists won’t be pleased about the CO2!


4 posted on 06/19/2007 1:18:46 PM PDT by SolidWood (UN delenda est.)
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To: SolidWood

How long do we put up with this?


5 posted on 06/19/2007 1:21:03 PM PDT by freepertoo
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To: Baron 2A

I’m with you on the arsonists, but let’s leave Bush out of this.


6 posted on 06/19/2007 1:21:32 PM PDT by Laptop_Ron
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To: Laptop_Ron

My thoughts exactly!


7 posted on 06/19/2007 1:21:54 PM PDT by Edgerunner (If leftists don't like it, I do. Keep your powder dry...)
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To: freepertoo

Get a GOP candidate elected who is though on Border Security and you’ll have to wait til 2009.


8 posted on 06/19/2007 1:23:46 PM PDT by SolidWood (UN delenda est.)
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To: monkeycard

Don’t worry, President Bush will fix it. He cares about our border patrol folks.


9 posted on 06/19/2007 1:24:35 PM PDT by SQUID
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To: Laptop_Ron

It came to my mind, too, when I was watching them throw rocks at our border patrol officers last night on TV. A week’s worth of shooting on site might calm the border down significantly. And I’m thinking maybe some land mines. Arsonists are asking for it.


10 posted on 06/19/2007 1:24:58 PM PDT by 3AngelaD (They screwed up their own countries so bad they had to leave, and now they're here screwing up ours)
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To: 3AngelaD

You can forget the landmines. Would generate way too much bad press. Landmines are not politically correct, ya know.


11 posted on 06/19/2007 1:26:50 PM PDT by Laptop_Ron
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To: monkeycard

Plus

Equals


12 posted on 06/19/2007 1:28:27 PM PDT by rednesss (Fred Thompson - 2008)
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To: Laptop_Ron

LMAO! My thoughts exactly! ROTFLMAO!


13 posted on 06/19/2007 1:28:34 PM PDT by backtothestreets (My bologna has a first name, it's J-O-R-G-E)
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To: Laptop_Ron
You can forget the landmines. Would generate way too much bad press. Landmines are not politically correct, ya know.

Anti-tank mines, maybe?

A guy can hope.
14 posted on 06/19/2007 1:32:33 PM PDT by JamesP81 (Romans 10:9)
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To: monkeycard

“Illegals using fire to clear border”

I wonder if Democrats will admit that illegal immgrants are NOT “carbon-neutral”.


15 posted on 06/19/2007 1:33:19 PM PDT by VOA
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To: monkeycard
Armed smugglers of aliens and drugs have walked through the middle of active firefighting operations, the authorities said.

Weapons free, boys.
16 posted on 06/19/2007 1:33:25 PM PDT by JamesP81 (Romans 10:9)
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To: JamesP81

Ani-tank mines? LOL. I don’t think so. Besides, the illegals would avoid them. It’s the stupid hikers that would get blown up.


17 posted on 06/19/2007 1:35:47 PM PDT by Laptop_Ron
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To: monkeycard

If they want to make it a war zone, well... others have posted some excellent suggestions how to respond to those who would destroy our country by fire...


18 posted on 06/19/2007 1:38:46 PM PDT by Bon mots
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To: Laptop_Ron
“Shoot to kill” comes to mind here.

And this is another reason why the fence - double with a no man's land, possibly mined, the entire length of the border - would come in handy.

19 posted on 06/19/2007 1:38:51 PM PDT by Heartland Mom (Build the fence, secure our borders, deport illegals - Protect our sovereignty!)
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To: Laptop_Ron
Ani-tank mines? LOL. I don’t think so. Besides, the illegals would avoid them. It’s the stupid hikers that would get blown up.

OK. How about angry, unfed alligators in the Rio Grande?
20 posted on 06/19/2007 1:38:55 PM PDT by JamesP81 (Romans 10:9)
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To: SolidWood

Remember, environmentalism is just a facet of “liberalism”, whose goal it is to destroy our society. The environmental issues take a huge back seat when it comes to this overarching goal. Look at how they excuse China and India for polluting.


21 posted on 06/19/2007 1:40:27 PM PDT by MrB (You can't reason people out of a position that they didn't use reason to get into in the first place)
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