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Mexican drug cartels hold 12-year-old for ransom in New Mexico
Washington Examiner ^ | 2/10/11 | Barbara Hollingsworth

Posted on 02/10/2011 8:05:54 AM PST by epithermal

Thugs working for Mexican drug cartels kidnapped the 12-year-old daughter of a ranch foreman in New Mexico, holding the girl for ransom until her family and neighbors came up with $80,000 for her release. They didn’t dare call law enforcement for help because of very real fears their calls would be monitored by the kidnappers using sophisticated communications relay stations erected on U.S. public lands.

That was one of the most shocking stories four congressmen heard last week while visiting hot spots along the New Mexico, Arizona and Texas border, where specific American law enforcement officers are being targeted for assassination and high levels of violence, vandalism and threats against Americans are increasingly common. One rancher showed the lawmakers a photo she had taken on her property of a camo-clad drug runner brandishing an AK-47.

“The town hall meeting we held with ranchers in New Mexico was very lively,” Rep. Ed Royce, R-Calif., told The Examiner. “The drug smugglers use scanners, cell phones, GPS systems and other equipment that is better than anything Border Patrol or the local deputy sheriffs have. We could actually see them watching our Border Patrol agents from points on high ground” in Mexico.

There were 900 attacks on Border Patrol agents last year, Royce said, and 91 assaults on Customs Agents in the Tucson sector alone. Narco traffickers have become so bold that they shot up a U.S. Customs station in the process of intercepting a big cocaine shipment.

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


TOPICS: Crime/Corruption; US: New Mexico
KEYWORDS: aliens; drugcartels; hideyourkids; illegals; mexico; mexicowarishere; newmexico; terrorism; themexicoway; wakeupamerica
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Makes you wonder how much more unreported crimes are occurring along our border.
1 posted on 02/10/2011 8:05:58 AM PST by epithermal
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To: epithermal

Starting to sound like time for some extracurricular activity.

Colonel, USAFR


2 posted on 02/10/2011 8:08:53 AM PST by jagusafr ("We hold these truths to be self-evident...")
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To: epithermal

BUILD A FENCE.


3 posted on 02/10/2011 8:10:38 AM PST by struggle ((The struggle continues))
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To: jagusafr; All
Starting to sound like time for some extracurricular activity.

Agreed. Mexico has lost control of the situation. Is it time to start conducting military operations across the border? Honest question.
4 posted on 02/10/2011 8:12:04 AM PST by mmichaels1970
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To: epithermal

Interesting, a 12 year old girl in trouble and “Big Sis” didn’t come to the rescue?????


5 posted on 02/10/2011 8:13:56 AM PST by WellyP
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To: struggle

Build a wall . . . with gun towers.


6 posted on 02/10/2011 8:15:03 AM PST by Lancer_N3502A
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To: struggle

Build a wall . . . with gun towers.


7 posted on 02/10/2011 8:15:12 AM PST by Lancer_N3502A
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To: struggle
BUILD A FENCE.

Shoot the thugs.

8 posted on 02/10/2011 8:22:57 AM PST by unixfox (Abolish Slavery, Repeal The 16th Amendment!)
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To: mmichaels1970

I think there’s precedent for the United States to say to a foreign power, “Your people are harming our people. If you won’t handle it, we will. Clock’s ticking.”

Colonel, USAFR


9 posted on 02/10/2011 8:24:44 AM PST by jagusafr ("We hold these truths to be self-evident...")
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Narco traffickers have become so bold that they shot up a U.S. Customs station in the process of intercepting a big cocaine shipment.

Does anyone have information on this? I find it hard to believe, but I'm constantly surprised.

10 posted on 02/10/2011 8:27:13 AM PST by South Hawthorne (In Memory of my Dear Friend Henry Lee II)
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To: 1_Inch_Group; 2sheep; 2Trievers; 3AngelaD; 3pools; 3rdcanyon; 4Freedom; 4ourprogeny; 7.62 x 51mm; ..

Ping!


11 posted on 02/10/2011 8:27:34 AM PST by HiJinx (What new decade?)
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To: epithermal

Dem and RINO admin will not acknowledge this problem because it will affect any attempts to push amnesty. This is one of the reasons why the Obama adminstration will not highight the drug cartel violence in Mexico and may try to clamp down on any publicity on crimes by drug cartel in US.
Nightmare scenario is drug lords are trying to get their family out of Mexico. If their kids attend US public schools, it is plausible a drug hit team may target the kid and try to kill him in the school yard. If any American student happens to be in the bullets way, he or she will be killed along with the intended target. That is how things are done in Mexico and can spill over into US.
As long as there is an incentive to push for illegal immigration amnesty, nothing will be done until the violence/body count is too high to ignore (ala first major public massacre). Potential voters and cheap labor takes precedence over safety of border citizens.


12 posted on 02/10/2011 8:32:11 AM PST by Fee
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To: epithermal

Not to worry, Big Sis is on the case.

“the system is working...”


13 posted on 02/10/2011 8:39:15 AM PST by WOBBLY BOB ( "I don't want the majority if we don't stand for something"- Jim Demint)
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To: jagusafr
I think there’s precedent for the United States to say to a foreign power, “Your people are harming our people. If you won’t handle it, we will. Clock’s ticking.”

True, but the United States needs leadership and we don't have that vital ingredient. This current government will do nothing about this problem, until such time it sees tangible political benefit.

14 posted on 02/10/2011 8:42:48 AM PST by ScottinVA (The West needs to act NOW to aggressively treat its metastasizing islaminoma!)
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To: Owl_Eagle

sounds like BS to me. Wash Examiner? Is that a nuttier version of Wash Times?


15 posted on 02/10/2011 8:43:39 AM PST by rahbert
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To: epithermal

BTT


16 posted on 02/10/2011 8:44:00 AM PST by AuntB (Illegal immigration is simply more "share the wealth" socialism and a CRIME not a race!)
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To: epithermal
They didn’t dare call law enforcement for help because of very real fears their calls would be monitored by the kidnappers using sophisticated communications relay stations erected on U.S. public lands.

I knew they'd start using former American territory like this. When it's occupied by foreign entities, it's no longer "U.S. public land."

17 posted on 02/10/2011 8:45:01 AM PST by ScottinVA (The West needs to act NOW to aggressively treat its metastasizing islaminoma!)
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To: epithermal

Isn’t protecting the people and property of the US the FIRST priority of the President and Congress?


18 posted on 02/10/2011 8:47:39 AM PST by Republic of Texas (Socialism Always Fails)
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To: Owl_Eagle

“Narco traffickers have become so bold that they shot up a U.S. Customs station in the process of intercepting a big cocaine shipment.

Does anyone have information on this? I find it hard to believe, but I’m constantly surprised. “

There have been several such incidents reported recently.

Shots Fired At Blaine Border Crossing - KCPQ
Jul 9, 2010 ... A U.S. Customs and Border Protection officer fired shots at a man who ... Tacoma
Man Killed in Officer-Involved Shooting at Gas Station ...
www.q13fox.com/news/kcpq-070910-shots...

U.S., Mexico Border Crossing Closed After Shots Fired : NPR
Sep 23, 2009 ... Also heard on NPR stations: This American Life PRI ... U.S., Mexico Border
Crossing Closed After Shots Fired ... And then the customs and U.S. agents put
in all these security measures in there. ...
www.npr.org/templates/story/story.php

U.S. Customs agent opened fire and wounded a man who had driven ...
Apr 17, 2010 ... The shooting by two U.S. Customs and Border Protection agents occurred .... No
shots fired. While patrolling the international border away from ... drive into
the CBP crossing station and start shooting at people since ...
www.sdnn.com/sandiego/2010-04-17/loca


19 posted on 02/10/2011 8:51:27 AM PST by AuntB (Illegal immigration is simply more "share the wealth" socialism and a CRIME not a race!)
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To: struggle

The kind of fence that we would need would be too expensive to put up along the whole border.

Foriegn invadors should be a military problem. What we need is soldiers with guns and a kill zone extending a mile into Mexico along the entire border.

The last time the Mexicans were bringing their criminality into the US, Black Jack Pershing marched 5000 soldiers around northern Mexico for a year.


20 posted on 02/10/2011 8:54:40 AM PST by RightOnTheBorder
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