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  • General Calls Border Crisis An Existential Threat

    07/09/2014 9:59:24 AM PDT · by raptor22 · 11 replies
    Investor's Business Daily ^ | July 9, 2014 | IBD EDITORIALS
    Immigration: The general in charge of U.S. Southern Command says America's porous southern border poses as much a threat as any foreign power, with gangs and terrorist groups hiding among the tidal wave of illegals. If Marine Corps Gen. John Kelly, commander of the U.S. Southern Command, keeps warning about the crisis at our southern border, he may soon join the long list of generals and admirals sacked by this administration as it decimates the military. "In comparison to other global threats, the near collapse of societies in the hemisphere with the associated drug and (undocumented immigrant) flow are frequently...
  • Border Flood Due To Obama's Incompetence Or Intention

    07/08/2014 11:29:25 AM PDT · by raptor22 · 36 replies
    investor's Business Daily ^ | July 8, 2014 | IBD EDITORIALS
    Illegal Immigration: Texas Gov. Rick Perry states the obvious when he suggests that the flood of alien children coming to the U.S. from Latin America just might be a result of "ulterior motives" on the part of President Obama. Obama is like an arsonist who sets fires to help rescue people from burning buildings. He's asked Congress for $2 billion to deal with a child refugee crisis of his own making, money that could have gone to seal the border instead of having Border Patrol agents acting as glorified baby-sitters by cooking, cleaning and even doing laundry. A little-noted University...
  • New border risk: ISIS ties to Mexican drug lords

    07/07/2014 12:05:48 PM PDT · by george76 · 16 replies
    WND ^ | July 5, 2014 | Andrew J. Ireland
    Expert warns Middle East turmoil could sting U.S. WASHINGTON – A top U.S. Defense Department analyst under President Bush says ISIS, the Islamic jihadists creating a Muslim caliphate in Iraq and beyond, could use the Mexican border to infiltrate America, and it could happen “sooner rather than later.” At a time when thousands are crossing the U.S.-Mexico border illegally each day, the risks might never be higher, said Michael Maloof, now a senior staff writer for WND and expert on the Middle East. He said there are risks to the economy and the nation’s health. And he warned the Iraq...
  • OBAMA ADMIN: ILLEGALS FROM CENTRAL AMERICA "NOT DANGEROUS"

    07/07/2014 6:21:29 AM PDT · by Biggirl · 24 replies
    Breitbart.com ^ | July 7, 2014 | Tony Lee
    The Obama administration claimed Sunday that illegal immigrants flooding across the border from Central America are not dangerous, despite numerous reports of gangsters and criminals being apprehended at the border.
  • The Murrieta Rebellion

    07/06/2014 4:39:41 AM PDT · by IBD editorial writer · 74 replies
    Investor's Business Daily ^ | 4 July 2014 | Editorial
    The Law: Residents of city proud to be called Reagan Country rose up last week to halt busloads of illegal immigrants being dumped into their neighorhoods, showing why they may have started a grassfire national movement. To get into the town hall meeting at California's Murietta Mesa High School, you had to work your way through 200 angry protesters. Many of them were in green and white Mexican soccer jerseys and bandanas and waved Mexican flags, at least one with "Viva Mexico" stamped on it. "Ci-ti-zen-ship! Ci-ti-zen-ship!" shouted one young woman, pumping her flag along as the crowd's rage sizzled....
  • Flood of illegal aliens invading from Mexico and Central America with Obama's blessing

    07/05/2014 2:41:31 PM PDT · by Jim Robinson · 93 replies
    July 5, 2014 | Jim Robinson
    Our usurping president is willfully neglecting to enforce the law and even more frightening, he's forcefully forbidding our law enforcement agencies from enforcing the law and rather is enforcing his own "dream act" that he proposed to the congress and congress rejected. President Obama is in fact legislating and enforcing his own law. This cannot be allowed to stand! Our borders are being swamped and overrun by any illegal alien, drug runner, disease carrier, criminal or terrorist that wishes to enter the country. Our nation is being flooded by this illegal alien invasion. And Obama is making it happen. This...
  • Traitorous President Obama facilitates unconstitutional illegal alien invasion of the states!

    07/03/2014 2:56:30 PM PDT · by Jim Robinson · 187 replies
    Not only does he refuse to enforce the law, but he openly invites this flood of illegal aliens to illegally cross the border into America while forcing the border patrol to stand down, and he looks to his criminal regime to give them safe harbor. Now he wants to dump them on the states against the will of the people. This is high crimes and treason and he must be held accountable. Obama is the most unlawful president ever! Congress must impeach!! These are just this morning's headlines on the Drudge Report: VIDEO: Coyote smuggles illegals across on jet ski...Migrants...
  • Crisis Leaves 'Vast Swaths' of Border Unprotected, Cartels 'in Control'

    06/11/2014 11:37:58 AM PDT · by AngelesCrestHighway · 30 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 06/11/2014 | Brandon Darby
    HOUSTON, Texas--The massive influx of adults and minors crossing into the U.S. from Mexico, Guatemala, Honduras, and El Salvador has brought the Customs and Border Protection agency (CPB) past its capacity to provide security at the U.S./Mexico border, according to the National Border Patrol Council (NBPC). In an interview with Breitbart Texas, NBPC Vice President Shawn Moran revealed that the Mexican cartels control the flow of illegal immigrants across Mexico through the monopoly on coyotes, otherwise known as human smugglers. “Mexican cartels are exploiting this crisis to get their shipments through. They know our schedules, our shifts, our manpower, and...
  • NBC Promotes Twitter Handle for Illegal Immigrants: #RefugeeRiders (Twitter Revolt)

    07/02/2014 8:31:14 AM PDT · by TexasCajun · 25 replies
    NewsBusters.org ^ | July 2, 2014 | Jeffrey Meyer
    On Wednesday morning, NBC’s Today went beyond avoiding using the term “illegal” to describe the immigrants being bussed from Texas into California. The Peacock network has created a Twitter handle to show its support for the illegal immigrants. Following a report by NBC’s Miguel Almaguer, Today anchor Matt Lauer triumphantly declared: “We want you to weigh in on this. Share your comments using the #RefugeeRiders.” On Tuesday, July 1, the CBS Evening News was the only network to use the term “illegal” when describing the protests in Murrieta, California where the residents have objected to immigrants being bused into their...
  • Mexican Military Helicopter Enters US, Shoots at Border Patrol Agents

    06/27/2014 1:50:39 PM PDT · by Rusty0604 · 50 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 06/27/2014 | Kristin Tate
    HOUSTON, Texas--Breitbart Texas has confirmed that on Thursday morning a Mexican military helicopter flew into the U.S. and shot at Border Patrol agents. U.S. Customs and Border Patrol provided Breitbart Texas with a statement that said, "At approximately 5:45 a.m. Thursday morning, a Mexican law enforcement helicopter crossed approximately 100 yards north into Arizona nearly 8 miles southwest of the Village of San Miguel on the Tohono O'odham Indian Nation while on a law enforcement operation near the border. Two shots were fired from the helicopter but no injuries or damage to U.S. property were reported. The incident is currently...
  • Ex-drug kingpin swindled D.C. for $300,000, jury finds; job center funds used for strip club

    06/25/2014 6:39:27 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 13 replies
    The Washington Post ^ | June 25, 2014 | Mike Debonis
    A former drug kingpin who received more than $300,000 from 2006 to 2008 to build a job-training center for people with HIV/AIDS instead used the funds to build a luxury strip club, a D.C. Superior Court jury found Monday. Cornell Jones and Miracle Hands, the nonprofit group Jones founded after serving nine years in prison on narcotics charges, falsified nine documents or statements to support grants worth $329,654, the jury decided after a four-day trial and seven hours of deliberation. Jones, once the king of the notorious Hanover Place NW open-air drug market, used much of those city funds for...
  • Feds: Cartel money launderer charged in cocaine conspiracy

    05/24/2014 2:29:52 PM PDT · by Kid Shelleen · 15 replies
    Phily.com ^ | 05/21/2014 | Sam Wood
    An alleged associate of a Mexican drug cartel has been charged in a conspiracy that distributed more than 100 kilograms of cocaine in the Philadelphia region, federal prosecutors said today. Prosecutors say it was Jorge Bautista-Banda’s job to launder the illegal drug proceeds, depositing the money in $8,000 increments at Center City banks. By depositing amounts less than $10,000, prosecutors said Bautista could avoid having to file currency transaction reports.
  • A chilling message from the cartels

    05/23/2014 4:12:26 PM PDT · by BuckeyeTexan · 152 replies
    DailyMail ^ | 05/23/2014 | Meghan Keneally
    A chilling message from the cartels: Billboards with hanging mannequins warning cops to choose 'silver over lead' appear in Texas Two billboards along highways in El Paso, Texas were vandalized and had mannequins hanging off of themOne reads 'silver or lead' in Spanish which is taken to mean that police and business owners can either take drug cartels' bribes or dieWorries spreading that cartels that have ruled Mexican border towns with violence may be headed north Two frightening incidents of vandalism in El Paso near the Mexican border in Texas have been interpreted as warnings from drug cartels. In both...
  • Border residents fear message on mysterious billboards

    05/23/2014 12:49:59 PM PDT · by SatinDoll · 34 replies
    KHOU ^ | May 22, 2014 | Angela Kocherga
    EL PASO, Texas -- El Paso police are investigating two mysterious billboards that appeared just off I-10, each with a mannequin hanging from a noose. . “It’s not an advertisement,” said Mike Mons, regional manager for Lamar Outdoor advertising. The first vandalized billboard off I-10 had Plata o Plomo in large black letters which translates into silver or lead. It is usually a warning targeting police or government officials in Mexico. The warning: work with a cartel and take a bribe or get a bullet. The hanging mannequin was dressed in a suit and tie. “This symbol has historically been...
  • Obama's Land Grab Opens Path For Cartels, Illegals

    05/22/2014 10:09:02 AM PDT · by raptor22 · 10 replies
    Investor's Business Daily ^ | May 23, 2014 | Investor's Business Daily
    <p>Land Grab: The Bureau of Land Management plans a Bundy-like seizure of New Mexico land for a national monument that will restrict Border Patrol access and provide an open corridor for drug and human traffickers.</p> <p>In August 2002, Organ Pipe Cactus National Monument Ranger Kris Eggle was killed in the line of duty. Allegedly the killers were drug smugglers crossing through the Arizona park, which shares a border with Mexico. Since Eggle's death, Organ Pipe has been called the most dangerous park in America.</p>
  • Feds’ latest land grab: Designate contested N.M. area a national monument

    05/20/2014 9:54:47 AM PDT · by yoe · 15 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | May 19, 2014 | By Dave Boyer
    President Obama on Wednesday will declare a national monument in southern New Mexico, delivering a win for environmentalists but angering ranchers and local law enforcement, who say the land restrictions will end up creating a safe haven for drug cartels to operate within the U.S. Mr. Obama will declare about 500,000 acres as the Organ Mountains-Desert Peaks National Monument. About half of that land is expected to be set aside as wilderness, meaning it will be closed to vehicles and construction.
  • Obama to create largest national monument of his presidency [11th he's established]

    05/19/2014 1:12:55 PM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 32 replies
    The Hill ^ | May 19, 2014 | Justin Sink
    President Obama on Wednesday will designate nearly half a million acres in New Mexico as a national monument, the latest in a series of executive actions intended to improve environmental protections of federal lands. The president will sign a proclamation establishing the Organ Mountains Desert Peaks National Monument, the largest such designation of his presidency, during a ceremony at the Department of the Interior, the White House said Monday. It will be the 11th time the president has established a national monument during his term, and the largest designation in terms of land mass during his presidency.By contrast, former President...
  • Only Cartels Benefit from Obama's Border 'Monument,' says Former Border Patrol Association

    05/21/2014 7:41:02 AM PDT · by george76 · 11 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 20 May 2014 | Kristin Tate
    Obama Administration is set to unilaterally designate a 600,000 acre national monument in New Mexico near the U.S.-Mexican border. The sanctuary, which will be called the Organ Mountains-Desert Peaks National Monument, has drawn sharp criticism from law enforcement who say it will impede border security. "By creating this monument, President Obama is ensuring a pathway to get drugs into the country" Zack Taylor, Chairman of the National Association of Former Border Patrol Officers, told Breitbart Texas. The Obama Administration will ultimately control how much access Border Patrol agents will have to the land, including whether or not they will be...
  • Mexico to legalize vigilantes fighting drug cartel

    05/09/2014 9:43:14 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 25 replies
    Associated Press ^ | May 10, 2014 12:02 AM EDT | Alberto Arce
    Mexico’s government plans on Saturday to begin demobilizing a vigilante movement of assault rifle-wielding ranchers and farmers that formed in the western state of Michoacan and succeeded in largely expelling the Knights Templar cartel when state and local authorities couldn’t. The ceremony in the town of Tepalcatepec, where the movement began in February 2013, will involve the registration of thousands of guns by the federal government and an agreement that the so-called “self-defense” groups will either join a new official rural police force or return to their normal lives and acts as voluntary reserves when called on. The government will...
  • Report:Mexican Drug Cartel Hired MS-13 to Kidnap & Torture 2 Minnesota Teens

    05/08/2014 4:47:42 PM PDT · by lbryce · 6 replies
    Fox Insider ^ | May 8, 2014 | Staff
    One of the roughest Mexican drug cartels has allegedly been hiring a ruthless American gang to kidnap and torture those who cross the cartel inside the United States. The Sinaloa cartel reportedly hired MS-13 gang members to fly from Los Angeles, Calif., to St. Paul, Minn., to find the people who stole 30 pounds of meth and $200,000 from a stash house. Police say three MS-13 gang members kidnapped two teens who they believed stole the meth and cash. Then they tied them up and tortured them, even cutting one victim’s pinky with a scissor. The teens were eventually let...
  • Police: Mexican drug cartel enforcers torture two teenagers in St. Paul

    05/07/2014 7:10:15 PM PDT · by Brad from Tennessee · 14 replies
    Star Tribune ^ | May 6, 2014 | By PAUL MCENROE
    Three enforcers hired by Mexico’s biggest drug cartel flew from Los Angeles to Minnesota last month, kidnapped two local teenagers, and then tortured them for hours at a house in St. Paul in an effort to recover stolen drugs, according to court documents reviewed by the Star Tribune. Acting under orders from the Sinaloa cartel, the three kidnappers were trying to determine who had stolen 30 pounds of methamphetamine and $200,000 from a stash house on Palace Avenue in St. Paul. Before the episode was over, they had issued death threats against the Minnesota pair and their families, demanding that...
  • Mexican Cartels: They're Here (DOJ tries to hide Mexican link)

    05/07/2014 7:54:45 PM PDT · by Brad from Tennessee · 13 replies
    Breitbart ^ | May 7, 2014 | By Brandon Darbyt
    Alleged enforcers for a Mexican cartel were reportedly involved in the kidnapping and torture of U.S. teenagers over methamphetamine in St. Paul, Minnesota, according to the local St. Paul Pioneer Press. The U.S. Attorney’s office omitted Mexican cartel involvement in their official press release on the case. The official press release was titled, "Four Indicted for Drug Trafficking Crimes Involving a Violent Kidnapping in St. Paul" and only identified the perpetrators as being from U.S. cities. There were no mentions of Mexico, cartels, or even a transnational criminal organization—the DOJ agency simply omitted the vital information amid national discussions of...
  • Fast and Furious a Red Herring

    05/06/2014 11:18:18 AM PDT · by mgist · 15 replies
    american Thinker ^ | 5/6/14 | anonymous
    The disappearing act known as the congressional Fast and Furious investigation made a brief return to the stage recently when U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder became unhinged during questioning by Representative Louis Gohmert (R). The trigger for his defiance was the mention by Rep. Gohmert of possible contempt charges over the Fast and Furious scandal. The AG’s admonition of “Don’t go there buddy,” started discussion as to why Holder reacted in such a strong manner. Sure, he’s hiding something, or someone, but are the White House, ATF, and the AG the only players? In June 2011, Rep. Darrell Issa’s initial...
  • Sheriffs warn of violence from Mexican cartels deep into interior of U.S.

    04/09/2014 7:23:00 PM PDT · by ObamahatesPACoal · 28 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | Kelly Riddell
    Outmanned and outgunned, local law enforcement officers are alarmed by the drug and human trafficking, prostitution, kidnapping and money laundering that Mexican drug cartels are conducting in the U.S. far from the border. U.S. sheriffs say that securing the border is a growing concern to law enforcement agencies throughout the country, not just those near the U.S.-Mexico boundary.
  • 'El Chapo' and El Banco: What You Haven’t Been Told

    02/28/2014 8:12:32 AM PST · by mgist · 7 replies
    City Watch ^ | 2/28/14 | Jackson
    'El Chapo' and El Banco: What You Haven’t Been Told CRIME POLITICS-US media are celebrating the arrest of alleged Mexican drug kingpin Joaquín "El Chapo" Guzmán Loera, whose Sinaloa Cartel is thought to be the most powerful trafficker in the world and "a main combatant in a spasm of violence that has left tens of thousands dead in Mexico" (New York Times, 2/22/14). US Attorney General Eric Holder called the arrest a "landmark achievement": "The criminal activity Guzman allegedly directed contributed to the death and destruction of millions of lives across the globe through drug addiction, violence and corruption." But...
  • Mexico’s drug cartels are standing in the way of a fracking bonanza

    02/25/2014 4:59:03 AM PST · by thackney · 11 replies
    Quartz ^ | February 20, 2014 | Steve LeVine
    —If all goes well, drillers responsible for a shale-oil bonanza in Texas will soon cross the southern US border and extend the hydraulic fracturing boom to Mexico. But first the Mexican government, foreign oil companies or some combination of the two will have to neutralize some of the most savage gangsters in the world. Oil and gas were a key subtext of yesterday’s North American summit between Canadian prime minister Stephen Harper, Mexican President Enrique Peña Nieto and US President Barack Obama. Hoping to join the US and Canadian energy boom and invigorate the laggard Mexican economy, Peña has pushed...
  • Sinaloa Cartel chief ‘El Chapo’ captured alive, says U.S. official

    02/22/2014 9:06:55 AM PST · by VanShuyten · 14 replies
    Toronto Star ^ | 2/22/2014 | Alicia A. Caldwell And Katherine Corcoran
    MEXICO CITY—The head of Mexico’s Sinaloa Cartel was captured overnight by U.S. and Mexican authorities at a hotel in Mazatlan, Mexico, The Associated Press has learned. A senior U.S. law enforcement official said Joaquin “El Chapo” Guzman was taken alive overnight in the beach resort town. The official was not authorized to discuss the arrest and spoke on condition of anonymity.
  • Mexico's Sinaloa drug chief arrested (Joaquin "El Chapo" Guzman

    02/22/2014 11:18:16 AM PST · by sean327 · 9 replies
    AP ^ | 22 Feb 2014 | ALICIA A. CALDWELL and KATHERINE CORCORAN
    MEXICO CITY (AP) — The head of Mexico's Sinaloa Cartel who was the world's most powerful drug lord was captured overnight by U.S. and Mexican authorities at a condominium in Mazatlan, Mexico, The Associated Press learned Saturday, ending a bloody decades-long career that terrorized swaths of the country.A senior U.S. law enforcement official said Joaquin "El Chapo" Guzman was taken alive overnight by Mexican marines in the beach resort town. The official was not authorized to discuss the arrest and spoke on condition of anonymity.
  • World's Most Notorious Drug-Lord - Billionaire Mexican Cartel Boss "El Chapo" - Captured

    02/22/2014 4:05:29 PM PST · by aMorePerfectUnion · 26 replies
    Zero Hedge ^ | 2.22.14 | Tyler Durden
    The world’s most notorious and powerful drug lord, Joaquin “El Chapo” Guzman Loera, has reportedly been captured in Mexico. The head of the Sinoloa Cartel - nicknamed Chapo or "shorty" - was caught last night, according to the AP, at a hotel resort in Mazatlan in a joint US-Mexico operation. Forbes ranked Guzman 67 out of 72 on their list of the World’s Most Powerful People. With revenues believed to exceed $3bn, his Sinaloa cartel is easily the most powerful in Mexico, responsible for an estimated 25% of all illegal drugs that enter the U.S. via Mexico. While this may...
  • Experts: Iran Exerting Troubling Influence in Latin America

    02/21/2014 12:20:10 AM PST · by Cindy · 21 replies
    THE WASHINGTON FREE BEACON ^ | February 4, 2014 | by Daniel Wiser
    Snippet: "Iran and its terrorist proxy groups’ influence in Latin America remains a troubling security threat to the region and world, experts said at a congressional hearing on Tuesday."
  • Mexico City mulls legalizing sale of marijuana

    02/13/2014 5:35:10 PM PST · by Olog-hai · 4 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Feb 13, 2014 7:29 PM EST | Adriana Gomez Licon
    Leftist lawmakers in Mexico City’s legislature introduced a bill Thursday that would legalize the sale of marijuana within the capital, expanding on a national law that already decriminalizes the possession by users of small amounts of pot throughout the country. It wasn’t immediately clear how wide support was for the idea within the local assembly, which is controlled by the leftist Democratic Revolution Party, but Mayor Manuel Mancera backed the idea and the legislature is one of the most liberal in Mexico. It has previously legalized abortion and gay marriage.The ambitious plan is sure to create controversy in a country...
  • Mexico Finally Allowing Armed Citizens to Legally Fight Back Against Drug Cartels

    01/31/2014 6:10:24 AM PST · by rktman · 21 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | 1/30/2014 | Katie Pavlich
    As a result of continued drug violence in their communities, Mexican citizens have been arming themselves to fight back against ruthless cartels and breaking the law to do so. In Mexico, regular citizens are not allowed to own firearms. When citizen, vigilante groups first started arming themselves against the will of the government, police and officials expressed concern and asked the groups to disarm. But now, after armed communities have proven to be an effective force to keep drug cartel activity at bay, the government is changing its tune in some areas of the country. More from CNN:
  • The Mexican Congress Requests

    01/21/2014 6:46:55 AM PST · by rktman · 16 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 1/21/2014 | Victor Keith
    The Mexican Congress has just passed a resolution calling upon the United States to facilitate the granting of asylum to Mexican citizens who claim they are escaping from violence. Due to widespread killings and attacks in the country, primarily due to drug trafficking, the Mexican Congress is admitting officially that they cannot protect their own citizens from other Mexicans. It figures, therefore, that the responsibility must now fall to the United States.
  • California kids enlist in Mexico militias to rout a drug cartel

    01/17/2014 7:23:28 PM PST · by Mount Athos · 20 replies
    global post ^ | January 17, 2014 | Dudley Althaus
    Moises Verduzco says he learned how to handle himself in a fight from his teen years running with a street gang near Los Angeles. Now back home in western Mexico’s violent Michoacan state, Verduzco and other United States-bred youths are putting those lessons from the barrio to war against the Knights Templar criminal cartel. Verduzco, 22, spent most of his life in the working-class city of Hawthorne, Calif., until the US deported him to Mexico a few years ago following a criminal conviction. “This is way better,” he says, comparing his preferred vigilante post with California gangster life. “Here you...
  • Mexican bishop rebukes government for crackdown on self-defense groups

    01/17/2014 4:56:28 PM PST · by Mrs. Don-o · 8 replies
    Catholic News Service ^ | 16 January 2014 | David Agren
    [Members of a self-defense group guard a road near Nueva Italia, Mexico, Jan. 15. The government wants the groups to give up their guns, but locals, including many priests, say the government has been unable to keep them safe. Members of a self-defense group guard a road near Nueva Italia, Mexico, Jan. 15. The government wants the groups to give up their guns, but locals, including many priests, say the government has been unable to keep them safe.] NUEVA ITALIA, Mexico - A Mexican bishop has rebuked the federal government for sending soldiers to grab the guns of the...
  • Vigilantes reject disarming in Mexico standoff

    01/15/2014 6:50:45 AM PST · by Blackyce · 18 replies
    AP ^ | January 14, 2014 | MARK STEVENSON
    Associated PressJanuary 14, 2014 Updated 9 hours ago APATZINGAN, Mexico — Federal forces and heavily armed vigilantes are warily watching each other in a violence-wracked farming area of western Mexico after one deadly clash and a failure by leaders from both sides to work out a deal on disarming.
  • Mexican Soldiers Kill Citizen Militia Members

    01/15/2014 6:38:50 AM PST · by Red in Blue PA · 28 replies
    Early in the morning on January 13, Mexican soldiers clashed with members of an armed citizen’s militia group. Multiple casualties were reported. Mexico’s government recently amped up its presence in the surrounding state of Michoacan after ongoing conflicts between armed civilians and drug cartel members have escalated. A recent push by the vigilante group to drive members of the Caballeros Templarios drug cartel out of the city of Apatzingan has led to an even more complicated situation. While heavily armed soldiers congregated in the center of Apatzingan, other units operating outside of the city tried to disarm some of the...
  • Mexican vigilante gunmen disarm local POLICE so they can rid town of ... drug cartel

    01/06/2014 6:39:06 AM PST · by Uncle Chip · 21 replies
    The Daily Mail Online ^ | January 6, 2014 | Harriett Arkel
    Residents living in fear of violent criminal gangs in south-west Mexico are taking matters into their own hands .... Hundreds of armed vigilantes stormed a Mexican town and arrested federal police in the latest bloody battle between residents, criminal gangs, and the police locals say are in league with the gang members. Around 600 members of local 'autodefensas', or self-defence groups, stormed Paracuaro in the troubled Michoacan state yesterday in an attempt to seize control of the town back from the feared Caballeros Templarios (Knights Templar) drug cartel. The battle was the latest in a long-running war between the drugs...
  • DHS Complicit In Drug Cartel Human Trafficking

    12/21/2013 7:55:52 AM PST · by raptor22 · 25 replies
    Investor's Business Daily ^ | December 21, 2013 | IBD EDITORIALS
    Border: A federal judge finds that the Department of Homeland Security, instead of arresting cartel members and the clients who pay them to smuggle children into the U.S., helps the drug lords complete the transactions. Former DHS Secretary Janet Napolitano once proclaimed the U.S. border to be as secure as it has ever been. Yet her department has been found by Judge Andrew S. Hanen of the U.S. District Court of the Southern District of Texas to have actively undermined that security by enabling drug cartels engaged in the lucrative smuggling of children. The case before Judge Hanen — United...
  • Judge claims DHS delivering smuggled children to illegal immigrant parents

    12/19/2013 10:01:13 AM PST · by Doogle · 15 replies
    FOXNEWS ^ | 12/19/13 | Judson Berger
    A federal judge in Texas is accusing the Department of Homeland Security of hand-delivering children smuggled into the United States to their illegal immigrant parents. U.S. District Judge Andrew S. Hanen revealed the practice in a blistering court order filed late last week. He said the "dangerous" practice is effectively aiding human traffickers and particularly the drug cartels, which run many of these operations. "These actions are both dangerous and unconscionable," he wrote. The judge attempted to lift the curtain on what is happening behind the scenes of the Obama administration's changing approach to immigration enforcement. It has been well-documented...
  • Nuclear Terrorist Threat Looms On Our Southern Border

    12/05/2013 4:28:04 PM PST · by raptor22 · 7 replies
    Investor's Business Daily ^ | December 4, 2013 | IBD EDITORIALS
    National Security: The theft of a truck carrying dangerous radioactive material combined with terrorist group activity in the hemisphere shows that the need for a secure border involves more than illegal immigration. Mexican authorities said Wednesday they found the stolen truck and likely recovered all of the radioactive cobalt taken by a group of thieves who were probably after the truck, unaware it carried a deadly cargo. Cobalt-60, which is used in radiation therapy to treat cancer, was being transported from a hospital in the northern city of Tijuana to a radioactive waste storage center. But what if the thieves...
  • Mexican drug cartels exploit asylum system by claiming ‘credible fear’

    11/23/2013 5:42:14 PM PST · by moonshinner_09 · 4 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | November 21, 2013 | Stephen Dinan
    The House Judiciary Committee has begun looking at reports that Mexican drug cartel members are abusing the U.S. asylum system to bypass regular immigration checks and get into the country, where some are setting up smuggling operations and others engage in the same violent feuds that caused them to flee Mexico in the first place. In one instance, a woman made a claim of asylum and three months later was apprehended at a Border Patrol checkpoint with more than $1 million in cocaine, according to a memo obtained by the committee that says criminal gangs are exploiting holes in the...
  • Holder's DOJ Attorneys, Not ATF Agents, Let Grenades Go to Mexican Drug Cartels

    10/21/2013 12:03:04 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 17 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | October 21, 2013 | Katie Pavlich
    Late last week news broke of a connection between grenades illegally trafficked from the U.S. into Mexico by Jean Baptiste Kingery and the murder of Mexican police officers. Years ago, Kingery was suspected of trafficking parts for grenades into Mexico and then building explosives for cartels. An incident report detailing a fire fight between Mexican police and cartel members states, "Jalisco State Police Officers murdered during a shooting with members of the Cartel de Jalisco Nueva Generacion in Tepatitlan, Jalisoc, MX. In the late hours of October 10, 2013, officers with the Jalisco State Police engaged in a shooting with...
  • Growing Hezbollah Presence in Southwest U.S.

    10/17/2013 6:59:28 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 18 replies
    Clarion Project ^ | Sun, October 13, 2013 | Ryan Mauro
    Terrorism expert Matthew Levitt writes that an increasing number of U.S. prison inmates have tattoos that are pro-Hezbollah or are in Farsi, the language spoken in Iran. … “Law enforcement officials across the Southwest are reporting a rise in imprisoned gang members with Farsi tattoos” and some express loyalty to Hezbollah. … Hezbollah’s business relationship with Mexican drug cartels is seen as a driving force behind the phenomenon. …
  • Drug Cartels Place 250K Bounty for Murder of Any Minuteman Leader

    09/05/2013 6:23:49 AM PDT · by kevcol · 8 replies
    Western Free Press ^ | September 4, 2013 | Alan Korwin
    A proposed reunion of Minutemen, tentatively scheduled for a site near the border in October has been postponed, due to word that drug cartels have put a $100,000 bounty out for the death of any Minuteman, and a $250,000 bounty out for the death of any officer or leader of the Minutemen.
  • BLACK AMERICAN CITIZENS FILE “ARTICLES OF IMPEACHMENT” AGAINST OBAMA

    08/13/2013 4:10:12 PM PDT · by dontreadthis · 56 replies
    WATCHDOGWIRE – FLORIDA ^ | August 13, 2013 | Dr. Richard Swier
    The National Black Republican Association (NBRA) based in Sarasota, FL, headed by Chairman Frances Rice, filed Articles of Impeachment against President Barack Obama with the following language: We, black American citizens, in order to free ourselves and our fellow citizens from governmental tyranny, do herewith submit these Articles of Impeachment to Congress for the removal of President Barack H. Obama, aka, Barry Soetoro, from office for his attack on liberty and commission of egregious acts of despotism that constitute high crimes and misdemeanors. On July 4, 1776, the founders of our nation declared their independence from governmental tyranny and reaffirmed...
  • Loophole: People are being told to use "key words" to cross border

    08/11/2013 12:29:34 PM PDT · by yoe · 19 replies
    My FoxPhoenix,com ^ | August 10, 2013 | Staff
    <p>A loophole is allowing hundreds of immigrants across the Mexico border in to the United States.</p> <p>Immigrants are being taught to use "key words and phrases" to be allowed to enter and stay in the country.</p> <p>Just this past Monday, Border Patrol agents say about 200 people came through the Otay Crossing claiming a quote: "credible fear" of the drug cartels.</p>
  • Ex-Border Patrol Agents Warn: Politicians Helping Cartels in U.S.

    08/07/2013 7:51:30 PM PDT · by george76 · 26 replies
    Breitbart News ^ | 7 Aug 2013 | Matthew Boyle
    In an open letter to the public in late July, several retired Border Patrol agents wrote on behalf of the National Association of Former Border Patrol Officers to warn that Mexican drug cartels are actively operating inside the United States spending millions every year to try to build their networks here. They argued that American politicians are protecting their activities as well. “Transnational criminal enterprises have annually invested millions of dollars to create and staff international drug and human smuggling networks inside the United States; thus it is no surprise that they continue to accelerate their efforts to get trusted...
  • Around 34 people are executed daily in Mexico ( Gun free zone )

    07/24/2013 8:10:15 AM PDT · by george76 · 6 replies
    DG ^ | Jul 24, 2013 | Valerie Benguiat
    In average, 34 people die every day in Mexico, in crimes related to drug trafficking and the war on drugs. In the latest numbers released by Mexico’s government 4,451 people had been murdered in the period between January and April 2013. Besides the 4,451 deaths, this year there are 26 people that have been reported missing and are currently unaccounted for. ... People executed by drug gangs are found shot, beheaded, dismembered and wrapped in black plastic bags, with or without written messages in pieces of cardboard. In Mexico, drug cartel related executions have become so common that some news...
  • Who's your new neighbor?

    07/14/2013 6:52:48 PM PDT · by Perseverando · 7 replies
    WND ^ | July 14, 2013 | Barbara Simpson
    Exclusive: Barbara Simpson decries 'progressive teachings that all cultures are equal' Do cultural differences matter? Consider: The exhibition soccer match two weeks ago in Las Vegas between Mexican rivals Chivas and Club America hadn’t even begun when fans swarmed the parking lot and the crowd erupted into massive brawl of rock and can throwing and bloody fighting. Despite police presence, fighting continued through halftime and after the game, involving players and fans. One was quoted in the Las Vegas Sun as saying the rivalry is “deadly,” and “We don’t like each other.” Could’ve fooled me. The first week of July...