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Skip to comments.Illegals using fire to clear border
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 ...
“Shoot to kill” comes to mind here.
Shoot the arsonists and burn the dope!
Uh oh! The Envirofascists won’t be pleased about the CO2!
How long do we put up with this?
I’m with you on the arsonists, but let’s leave Bush out of this.
My thoughts exactly!
Get a GOP candidate elected who is though on Border Security and you’ll have to wait til 2009.
Don’t worry, President Bush will fix it. He cares about our border patrol folks.
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.
You can forget the landmines. Would generate way too much bad press. Landmines are not politically correct, ya know.
LMAO! My thoughts exactly! ROTFLMAO!
“Illegals using fire to clear border”
I wonder if Democrats will admit that illegal immgrants are NOT “carbon-neutral”.
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.
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...
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.