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  • Latest drug tunnel, pot seizures may reflect rise of Sinaloa cartel

    12/01/2011 2:08:41 PM PST · by La Enchiladita · 15 replies
    Los Angeles Times ^ | Dec. 1, 2011 | Richard Marosi
    Elaborate tunnel and discovery of more than 32 tons of marijuana are the latest in recent record busts as a new group boosts production after the decline of the Arellano Felix cartel. Reporting from San Diego— Smugglers stacked the bundles of dope on a freight elevator that descended to an underground staging area, where electric carts whisked the marijuana down a tunnel into California. The passageway linked a warehouse in Tijuana with another nondescript building in San Diego, and just like several other drug tunnels, its discovery this week yielded another jackpot seizure.
  • Perversion of justice - Border Patrol Agent, solitary confinement

    11/25/2011 9:54:24 AM PST · by opentalk · 8 replies
    WND ^ | November 24, 2011 | Joseph Farah
    Border Patrol Agent Jesus Diaz did not have a great Thanksgiving. He spent it in solitary confinement as a virtual political prisoner of Barack Obama's Department of Injustice. What did he do? He made what should have been a routine arrest of a Mexican teenage drug smuggler hauling 75 pounds of marijuana into the U.S. The arrest was reviewed by Homeland Security and determined to be righteous and lawful. But then the Mexican government got involved, calling on Obama's Injustice Department to review it. At that point, the illegal alien drug perp was given immunity to testify against Diaz. Lo...
  • Court-sealed Diaz case documents posted online - Activists say 'facts filtered' by judge

    11/25/2011 9:40:47 AM PST · by opentalk · 36 replies · 1+ views
    WND ^ | November 23, 2011 | Bob Unruh
    An advocacy organization for U.S. Border Patrol agents has posted online a series of files containing the discovery documentation in the case against Agent Jesus Diaz, who is serving a 24-month prison term for his encounter with a teenage drug smuggler. The posting by the Law Enforcement Officers Advocates Council came even though a federal judge had issued an order forbidding the disclosure of the documents by defense counsel. The order from U.S. District Judge Alia Moses came on the heels of a WND report based on some of the targeted documents revealing that the unidentified teenage drug smuggler had...
  • U. S. Government May Be Primary Suppliers of Mexican Drug Cartel Guns

    11/22/2011 9:56:00 AM PST · by opentalk · 40 replies
    Big Government ^ | November 21, 2011 | Tom Stilson
    With Operation Fast and Furious headlining the news, there is no doubt civilian arms have been trafficked into Mexico. However, many of the arms used by Mexican cartels are NOT supplied by civilian gun outlets in the United States. Based upon the statistics I have compiled, our State and Defense Departments may be the premier suppliers of weaponry to Mexican drug cartels — not the US civilian.From 2003-2009, over 150,000 Mexican soldiers deserted from their ranks. Drug cartels became so confident in their recruitment of military personnel that they posted help wanted ads for hit men, traffickers, and guards. When...
  • Authorities: Mexican Drug Cartels Operating in San Juan County (NM)

    11/21/2011 9:16:35 AM PST · by CedarDave · 18 replies
    The Albuquerque Journal ^ | November 21, 2011 | AP
    Authorities say Mexican drug cartels are becoming a growing presence in parts of northern New Mexico. The Farmington Daily Times reports ( http://bit.ly/sTqxR7 ) that Region II Narcotics Task Force Director Neil Haws says the Juarez cartel has been operating for two years in San Juan County, for example, but that the Sinaloa and Michoacan cartels also have gained ground
  • New Mexico May Fall To Drug Cartels

    11/21/2011 5:55:32 AM PST · by AtlasStalled · 45 replies · 1+ views
    Friends of Ours ^ | 11/21/11 | Friends of Ours
    The Mexican drug cartels have supply lines, distribution networks and operational cells in hundreds of communties throughout the United States, and in New Mexico the state's Region II Narcotics Task Force Director Neil Haws has a dire warning as reported by Leigh Irvin for The Daily Times: "What's happening here is reflective of what's occurring in Mexico," said Haws. * * * Drug-related crimes such as kidnapping, homicide and money laundering are picking up. * * * "These people are already here . . . and I believe it's just a matter of time before what's happening in the U.S....
  • Mexican interior minister killed in crash

    11/11/2011 10:42:31 AM PST · by ImJustAnotherOkie · 56 replies
    CNN ^ | Nov 11,2011
    Just reported Mexico's Interior Minister dead in Helicopter crash. (Can anyone say missing Libyan ground to air missle)
  • Mexican man apparently killed for web comments

    11/09/2011 10:59:44 PM PST · by Free ThinkerNY · 26 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Nov.10, 2011 | ADRIANA GOMEZ LICON
    MEXICO CITY (AP) -- The decapitated body of a man was left Wednesday at the same monument in the border city of Nuevo Laredo where the corpse of a woman purportedly killed in retaliation for her postings on an anti-crime website had been left previously, authorities said. A photo of the scene indicates the man was killed for reporting criminals on social media sites, raising fears drug cartels are increasingly targeting bloggers.
  • The Complications between Cartels and Catholicism

    11/02/2011 7:03:07 PM PDT · by NoLibZone · 5 replies
    honduras weekly.com/ ^ | Nov 2 2011 | By Zachary Deibel
    With the violence surrounding the drug cartels reaching explosive levels within the last several years in Mexico, the Mexican Catholic Church has been outspoken in its criticism of the violence and the drug trade, but the Catholic Church has found itself in an awkward position of having accepted funds from suspected drug cartel leaders. By Zachary Deibel In the 1970s, grassroots movements seeking to instill principles of social justice, freedom for the oppressed, and equity under law through dogma and spirituality spread among Catholic priests, bishops, and laity throughout Latin America. While corrupt governments subjugated their meanest citizens, Gustavo Gutiérrez...
  • Battle for the Border: Officer Says Cartels Starting to Retaliate on Law Enforcement

    10/28/2011 11:30:59 AM PDT · by SwinneySwitch · 13 replies
    KRGV ^ | 10/28/2011 | Stephanie Bertini
    WESLACO - It's been six years since CHANNEL 5 NEWS spoke with members of Los Zetas. Back then, they told us they were already in the United States and it was only going to get worse. Now CHANNEL 5 NEWS is speaking with a law enforcement officer about how things have changed since 2006. The officer has asked we conceal his identity so the cartels or his peers can't find out. We're going to call him "Pete". "There's people that wait to see when you leave work," he says. "Pete" says his family would be in danger if his identity...
  • Mexico and the War on Drugs: Time to Legalize

    10/22/2011 1:39:00 PM PDT · by 4buttons · 49 replies · 1+ views
    Cato Institute ^ | 10/18/'11 | Vincente Fox
    70 minute VIDEO- Former President of Mexico Vincente Fox speaks on ending the drug war.
  • Mexican Drug Cartels Make Texas Border A “War Zone”

    10/18/2011 10:07:28 AM PDT · by jazusamo · 21 replies
    Judicial Watch ^ | October 18, 2011
    While the Obama Administration downplays violence along the U.S.-Mexico border, authorities in Texas reveal that Mexican drug cartels have transformed parts of the state into a war zone where shootings, beheadings, kidnappings and murders are common. In fact, drug-cartel violence is so severe that Texas counties along the Mexican border are under attack around the clock, according to an alarming report published by the state’s Department of Agriculture. The agency was ordered by the state legislature to conduct an assessment of the impact of illegal activity along the Texas-Mexico border on rural landowners and the agriculture industry. Texas Agriculture...
  • Rabbani, Iran's Islamic-fascist cleric heads 'Hezbollah, Quds and Islamization' in L. America

    10/16/2011 12:46:15 AM PDT · by PRePublic · 15 replies
    Face of evil: MOHSEN RABBANI The Islamic Shiite cleric active in Latin America since the early 1990s. Responsible for the 1992 and 1994 anti-Jewish massacres in Argentina. Wanted in that country and by the Interpol for the crimes. Called for Israel to be "wiped off," in 1994. 'Chief' Islamic operator of Hezbollah - Quds activities of: Islamizaton --including 'recruting converts for Islam'-- and terror networks in Latin America, resides in Brazil. Lightning Out of Lebanon: Hezbollah Terrorists on American Soil - Pages 122-3Tom Diaz, Barbara Newman - Random House Digital, Inc., 2006 - History - 272 pagesThe man directly responsible for this cell-building...
  • Perry Says Iran Plot Requires Border Security

    10/12/2011 1:19:31 PM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 58 replies
    KTOV9 ^ | TOM LoBIANCO, Associated Press
    INDIANAPOLIS -- Texas Gov. Rick Perry says an Iranian-backed terror plot coordinated in Mexico proves the U.S. must secure its southern border. The Republican presidential hopeful used Tuesday's announcement that Iranian forces had sought to assassinate the Saudi ambassador to the U.S. to call for more border troops, improved fencing along the Mexican border and increased border patrols including the use of predator drone surveillance. Perry opened his speech to Republican activists in Indianapolis on Wednesday with a call for increased border security. He called allegations that Iranian forces sought to kill the Saudi diplomat "business as usual" for Iran.
  • Issa Issues Subpoena to Holder in Fast and Furious Investigation (BREAKING)

    10/12/2011 7:49:05 AM PDT · by milwguy · 118 replies
    fox ^ | 10/12/2011 | fn
    Rep. Darrell Issa, chairman of the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee, sent a subpoena Wednesday to Attorney General Eric Holder as part of his investigation into the gun trafficking operation known as "Fast and Furious." "Top Justice Department officials, including Attorney General Holder, know more about Operation Fast and Furious than they have publicly acknowledged," the California Republican said in a statement. "The documents this subpoena demands will provide answers to questions that Justice officials have tried to avoid since this investigation began eight months ago. It's time we know the whole truth." The subpoena seeks, among other things,...
  • U.S. Ties Iran to Plot to Kill Saudi Envoy (DC bomb plot)

    10/11/2011 2:15:50 PM PDT · by PapaBear3625 · 58 replies
    Wall Street Journal ^ | 10/11/2011 | EVAN PEREZ
    WASHINGTON—U.S. authorities said Tuesday they had charged two men in an Iranian-directed plot to assassinate the Saudi Arabian ambassador to the U.S. The alleged assassination plot would represent an escalation in the confrontation between mostly Shiite Iran and mostly Sunni Saudi Arabia, two longtime Middle East rivals. The charges are also a rare instance of Washington accusing Iranian groups of fomenting terrorism on U.S. soil. Elements of the Iranian government were ready to spend $1.5 million to hire what they believed was a drug-cartel hit squad from Mexico, said U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder. Prosecutors filed several criminal charges against...
  • Columbia: Chavez Fades Some More

    10/02/2011 2:21:31 PM PDT · by shield · 8 replies
    Strategy Page ^ | 29th of September 2011
    Victory in Colombia comes at a price, and part of that is finding out which government officials were corrupted by the drug gangs and the leftist rebels. Indictments, prosecutions, and convictions of current, or former, officials are increasing. As more bad guys are busted, their captured documents and testimony, reveals more dirty officials. Investigations, and often indictments, follow. Another remaining problem is the culture of violence, a persistent artifact of over half a century of communal violence. There are still too many armed gangs, killers for hire, and people who believe murder is an acceptable way to settle a dispute....
  • Mexico: Written In Blood

    10/02/2011 9:24:18 AM PDT · by shield · 51 replies
    Strategy Page ^ | 2nd October, 2011
    It happened in Colombia, and it may be happening in Mexico, too. A group calling itself a people's defense organization has declared that it has taken armed action against a drug cartel. The group issued a press statement on video and claimed that it had killed 49 members of Los Zetas, in and around the city of Veracruz (Veracruz State). Hence the group’s name: the Zeta Killers (Mata Zetas). The group said that it respects the Mexican military but understands that the military is handcuffed by the law. The extortion, kidnapping, and murders committed by Zetas gang members are so...
  • Texas Governor says US should use troops in Mexico drug war

    10/02/2011 4:45:25 AM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 107 replies
    The US government should consider sending troops to Mexico to combat drug-related violence, Texas Governor Rick Perry, who is seeking the Republican nomination for US president, said Sunday. "It may require our military in Mexico working in concert with them to kill these At present Barack Obama’s administration is providing serious financial support to Mexican security services, while the security services of two countries are closely cooperation, Radio Liberty reports.
  • Big Time Scandals by Obama Administration Too Small for Investigation by Mainstream Media?

    10/01/2011 9:37:34 AM PDT · by opentalk · 15 replies
    Canada Freepress ^ | October 1, 2011 | Jerry McConnell
    Since Obama’s inauguration in January 2009 there have been several major scandals in which his Administration has been involved, principally, Operation Fast and Furious the government sponsored sale of guns to small time gun sellers along our border with Mexico; the failed ‘Stimulus’ loan of multi-millions to Solyndra and LightSquared, two small businesses that were Obama preferred for loans. All three of these Obama Administration ventures were major failures involving scandalous behavior. ...Is the entire communications arm of our country becoming beholden to Obama and his scandal ridden administration peopled by socialist, communists who break our laws with impunity and...
  • Mexican drug lords decry U.S. prison conditions

    09/30/2011 2:05:27 AM PDT · by moonshinner_09 · 18 replies · 5+ views
    HOUSTON CHRONICLE ^ | September 30, 2011 | DANE SCHILLER
    Big-league Mexican drug traffickers imprisoned in the United States are contending that unnecessarily harsh conditions - locked up alone in ultra-high-security confinement - take a physical and psychological toll and may violate U.S.-Mexico extradition treaties.
  • Gunrunner: Cash for Cartels

    09/28/2011 7:34:56 AM PDT · by raptor22 · 12 replies
    INVESTOR'S BUSINESS DAILY ^ | September 28, 2011 | IBD staff
    Scandal: New documents reveal the Department of Justice lied to Congress and show how U.S. officials bought guns with tax dollars and then made sure no one stopped their transfer to Mexican drug cartels. The funneling of thousands of American guns into the hands of Mexican drug cartels in the operation known as Fast and Furious was not a botched sting operation or the result of bureaucratic incompetence. It was not designed to interdict gun trafficking, but to facilitate it. We now know that it involved not just the use of straw buyers, but also agents of the federal government...
  • Mexican Government Under Assault From Drug Cartels, Washington Yawns

    09/26/2011 8:17:04 AM PDT · by bananaman22 · 6 replies
    Oilprice.com ^ | 26/09/2011 | John C.K. Daly
    Suspected Mexican drug traffickers from the Zetas drug cartel on 20 September drove two trucks to a main avenue in the Mexican Gulf coast city of Boca del Rio in Veracruz state and dumped 35 corpses during rush hour while gunmen stood guard, menacing frightened motorists with automatic weapons. So, why is this being written about here? Well, if for no other reason, Mexico’s drug cartels have declared a de facto war with the government for control of the country’s northern provinces for exports routes into the United States. Meanwhile, Washington, fixated on the decade-old war on terror, the Middle...
  • Holder’s hell week - More Fast & Furious fallout

    09/22/2011 11:07:53 AM PDT · by neverdem · 42 replies
    NY Post ^ | September 21, 2011 | Michael A. Walsh
    The stench from Washington is getting stronger. Rep. Darrell Issa has called for a special prosecutor to get to the bottom of the festering mess known as Operation Fast and Furious. Hatched somewhere in the bowels of the Justice Department, that misbegotten scheme had the Department of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives deliberately allowing high-powered guns to “walk” from Arizona and elsewhere into Mexico: Our agents turned a blind eye toward the straw purchasers who were funneling the weapons to the drug cartels. The (dumb) idea was to trace cross-border arms trafficking, and so prove the (false) claim that 90...
  • Morning Examiner: Obama WH drowning in scandal

    09/15/2011 11:26:27 AM PDT · by opentalk · 73 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | September 15, 2011 | Conn Carroll
    Drip. Drip. Drip. Whether it is Solyndra, Obamacare, or Fast and Furious, President Obama’s push for his “American Jobs Act” has been drowned out this week by the failure of his past policies. Every night it seems there is a new angle on the Energy Department’s failed loan to the bankrupt solar panel manufacturer Solyndra. Not only was there a headline-grabbing hearing before the House Energy and Commerce Committee yesterday (at which Obama officials tried to blame Bush) , but the Treasury Department separately announced that their Inspector General (IG) would join the FBI and Energy Department IG in their...
  • Deep Corruption at the Obama Justice Department

    09/15/2011 6:04:00 AM PDT · by opentalk · 28 replies · 1+ views
    The American Spectator ^ | September 15, 2011 | Quin Hillyer
    Start rattling the chains. Start ratcheting up the hue and cry. Fire up the masses. It's long past time to force mass resignations at, and possible prosecutions of members of, the Obama Justice Department --and, more broadly, of the West Wing itself. Forgive all the links, but the scope of the corruption is so large as to defy adequate descriptions, in a single column, of each abomination. The reality is that these Obama/Holder minions at DoJ are dangerous to the very heart of constitutional, republican (small 'r') government.
  • Mexico's challenges include government gridlock, drug cartels

    09/14/2011 1:46:05 PM PDT · by AfricanChristian · 2 replies
    NORTHPORT — Professor Allen Wells discussed major challenges facing Mexico at the monthly meeting of the Mid-Coast Forum on Foreign Relations on Sept. 7 at Point Lookout in Northport. Two of those challenges — political gridlock and drug violence — are linked to a move to open democratic elections. Wells said drug traffickers and the former ruling political party had a “working relationship” going back to World War II. He said there were patronage networks with drug cartels, like other parts of the economy. “This arrangement limited violence against public officials and top traffickers and made sure judicial investigations never...
  • Deadlier Than Irene (Oliver North)

    09/01/2011 6:09:23 PM PDT · by jazusamo · 20 replies
    Creators Syndicate ^ | September 2, 2011 | Oliver North
    WASHINGTON — Some have described Hurricane Irene as "the most over-hyped event in history." Americans in the Northeast who were flooded out of their homes and businesses and those without electricity, fuel or water don't agree. But a U.S. official I spoke with this week told me, "The next storm coming from down south is already deadlier than Irene, and nobody is paying attention." My source wants to remain anonymous because he is not authorized to talk about these matters with the media. He doesn't work for the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, the Federal Emergency Management Agency or...
  • Gun Inquiry Costs Officials Their Jobs [or laterally transferred]

    08/30/2011 9:24:11 PM PDT · by fight_truth_decay · 24 replies
    NYTimes ^ | August 30, 2011 | CHARLIE SAVAGE
    WASHINGTON — The Obama administration on Tuesday replaced two top Justice Department officials associated with an ill-fated investigation into a gun-trafficking network in Arizona that has been at the center of a political conflagration. Attorney General Eric H. Holder Jr. announced the resignation of the United States attorney in Phoenix, Dennis K. Burke, and the reassignment of the acting director of the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives, Kenneth E. Melson. The two officials became the highest-profile political casualties yet in the fallout from a disputed effort to take down a weapons-smuggling ring based in Arizona and linked to...
  • 5 decapitated bodies found in popular Acapulco spots; 9 bodies found in other Mexican state

    08/20/2011 5:07:06 PM PDT · by ConservativeStatement · 44 replies
    AP ^ | August 20, 2011 | SERGIO FLORES
    ACAPULCO, Mexico (AP) — Two decapitated bodies and scalped heads were dumped outside a Sam's Club store in Acapulco while three headless corpses were found nearby on the resort city's main tourist strip, authorities in Mexico said Saturday. The bodies discovered outside the Sam's Club were cut into more than 20 pieces, Guerrero state's Public Security Department said in a statement.
  • Selling the High Price of Border Security

    08/16/2011 11:59:04 AM PDT · by SwinneySwitch · 7 replies
    The Texas Tribune ^ | 8/11/2011 | Julian Aguilar
    Texas-Mexico Border It's not a sales pitch heard too often in the Rio Grande Valley. Farmers and ranchers here — used to haggling over the price of feed, irrigation rights and labor costs — have a new, tax-deductible option for improving their businesses. And the company offering it promises to take a bullet for its client. International Security Agency, a private security firm with offices in Colorado and Houston, announced last week in McAllen that it has received the required licenses from the Texas Department of Public Safety to operate locally. Its mission is to stop cartel-style violence in the...
  • La Línea: Network, gang, and mercenary army

    08/12/2011 9:56:56 AM PDT · by robowombat · 6 replies
    Homeland 1 News ^ | Aug 4, 2011 | John P. Sullivan and Samual Logan
    La Línea: Network, gang, and mercenary army La Línea, an enforcer gang, is influential in the contested and lucrative region adjacent to El Paso, Texas By John P. Sullivan and Samual Logan Mexico is embroiled in a complex, irregular conflict often described as a drug war, a criminal insurgency, and a narco-conflict. A protean mix of criminal enterprises (cartels and gangs) fight for control of illicit economic circuits, drug-trafficking plazas and corridors, and freedom from state interference. The cartels and gangs fight each other (both against rival cartels and internally between competing factions) and against the state, attacking police and...
  • Mexico town’s police force quits after attack

    08/07/2011 6:50:43 AM PDT · by opentalk · 7 replies
    Associated Press ^ | August 5, 2011 | Ricardo Chavez
    CIUDAD JUAREZ, Mexico —An entire 20-man police force resigned in a northern Mexican town after a series of attacks that killed the police chief and five officers over the last three months, state officials said Thursday. The officers’ resignation Thursday left the 13,000 people of Ascension without local police services, Chihuahua state chief prosecutor Carlos Manuel Salas said. State and federal police have moved in to take over police work..Ascension is southwest of Ciudad Juarez, the border city across from El Paso, Texas, that is one of Mexico’s most violent cities.
  • Cartel Boss Says U.S. Allowed Drug Smuggling

    08/05/2011 7:32:42 PM PDT · by Tammy8 · 36 replies
    FOX News Insider ^ | August 5, 2011
    Cartel Boss Says U.S. Allowed Drug Smuggling August 5, 2011 New bombshell allegations from a high-ranking member of the Sinaloa cartel claim that the U.S. government agreed to allow drug smuggling into the U.S. in exchange for information on rival cartels.
  • 99 arrested in Mexican Mafia crackdown in Calif.

    07/13/2011 3:06:50 PM PDT · by La Enchiladita · 16 replies
    MSNBC ^ | July 13, 2011 | Salvador Hernandez
    SANTA ANA, Calif. — Nearly 100 purported gang members have been arrested, along with weapons, cash and drugs, in what law enforcement officials are calling a devastating blow on local gangs and leaders of the notorious Mexican Mafia. Among those named in one of several indictments unsealed Wednesday was Peter Ojeda, a Santa Ana native indicted in 2005 and currently in federal prison. But despite his incarceration, Ojeda is accused of continuing to hold a grip in Orange County's Latino street gangs, ordering punishment on local gangs that refused to follow his commands and giving the "green light" on rivals...
  • Message to US agents: 'We'll chop your heads off'

    07/01/2011 6:58:02 PM PDT · by moonshinner_09 · 28 replies
    Yahoo News ^ | July 01, 2011 | Associated Press
    CIUDAD JUAREZ, Mexico (AP) — A spray-painted sign threatening death for U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration agents was found Friday next to a school in a northern Mexico state capital, officials said. Addressed with profanity to "Gringos (D.E.A.)," the unsigned graffiti warned: "We know where you are and we know who you are and where you go. We are going to chop off your (expletive) heads."
  • Mexican Town Throws Up Barricades against Drug Cartel Thugs

    05/18/2011 12:51:39 PM PDT · by SwinneySwitch · 13 replies
    Fox News Latino ^ | May 18, 2011
    Not in our town, drug cartels! That's the message the men of a Mexican town – masked, wielding rifles and standing guard at makeshift blockades – delivered to drug traffickers. The would-be defenders, the indigenous Purépechas of Cherán, are protecting themselves against illegal loggers, whom they believe are backed by notorious drug traffickers. This town, surrounded by mountains of pine forests and neat farmland, is where loggers allegedly killed two residents last month and wounded several others. "There is no fear here," said one young man, defiantly peering out between a red handkerchief pulled up to his dark eyes and...
  • Messing With Arizona

    05/10/2011 6:08:21 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 10 replies
    IBD Editorials ^ | May 10, 2011 | Staff
    mmigration: As the President gives an amnesty speech near a hotbed of Mexican drug violence, Arizona's governor takes her case to the Supreme Court and will use prison labor and online donations to build a border fence. President Obama flew into the border city of El Paso Tuesday, no doubt over the wildfires that have plagued the politically red state and whose disaster he has chosen to virtually ignore. He may have also passed the El Paso City Hall, which last summer became a war zone as gunfire from the Mexican side pockmarked the building. He was there to tout...
  • Former Bush AG Gonzales chides Republicans on immigration

    05/08/2011 5:14:28 PM PDT · by rabscuttle385 · 47 replies
    Former Attorney General Alberto Gonzales chided fellow Republicans on immigration, urging them to work toward comprehensive immigration reform. Gonzales, the first Hispanic attorney general of the U.S., said it was a "failure" by both parties to have not achieved immigration reform yet, and warned against a proposal favored by some Republicans to amend the U.S. Constitution to deny birthright citizenship to the children of illegal immigrants. "My recommendation not just to the Republican Party but also the Democratic Party is that this country, our federal leaders need to pass comprehensive immigration reform," Gonzales said Sunday on Univision's "Al Punto" program....
  • Why is the government covering up the murder of Border Patrol Office Brian Terry?

    05/02/2011 8:16:30 AM PDT · by jmaroneps37 · 3 replies
    coachisright.com ^ | May 2, 2011 | Kevin "Coach" Collins
    On December 14, Border Officer Brian Terry lost his life in a shoot out with illegal Mexican aliens he was attempting to stop from sneaking into our country. This much we know for sure. Since then we have seen the Bureau of Alcohol Firearms and Tobacco (BATF) work overtime to keep us from learning that the guns involved in the crime, the guns with Mexican drug cartel fingerprints on them, were likely “Gun Walker” firearms. “Gun walker” was an insane idea dreamed up by some fool in the BATF that would “allow” known Mexican drug gang members to slip over...
  • Mass graves in Mexico reveal new levels of savagery

    04/25/2011 8:59:12 AM PDT · by BBell · 37 replies
    The Washington Post ^ | April 24 | Nick Miroff and William Booth
    SAN FERNANDO, Mexico — At the largest mass grave site ever found in Mexico, where 177 bodies have been pulled from deep pits, authorities say they have recovered few bullet casings and little evidence that the dead were killed with a gun. Instead, most died of blunt force trauma to the head, and a sledgehammer found at the crime scene this month is believed to have been used in the executions, according to Mexican investigators and state officials. The search continued Sunday, with state officials warning they expect the count to rise.They say as many as 122 of the victims...
  • 3 Mexican brick makers who sought work in Malaysia now face hanging if convicted in drug trial

    04/24/2011 6:03:29 PM PDT · by SwinneySwitch · 44 replies · 1+ views
    The Washington Post ^ | April 24, 2011
    CULIACAN, Mexico — From age 6, each of the Gonzalez brothers learned to make bricks, trudging like nine little chicks behind their father every day before dawn to work in his dusty hilltop brickyard. Three years ago, three of them in their 30s and 40s quit the backbreaking work, saying they had a better opportunity abroad. Now, having escaped the Mexican drug war that leaves dead bodies on the streets of their city of Culiacan almost daily, the brothers face the gallows in Malaysia, standing trial on Wednesday for allegedly working in a factory where police found $15 million in...
  • Expert: Mexican Drug Cartels Infesting US, Even Our National Parks

    Lost in the rhetoric about illegal immigration are new reports that Mexican drug cartels have moved into the United States, gaining a major foothold here that may be the start of a permanent expansion onto this side of the border. They're even growing marijuana in our national parks, one expert says. ** Could the cartels really bring this lawlessness and violence into the U.S.? They already have, and most Americans don't know it. The drug war is here, and there's the potential for much more to come. Not only do the cartels have a widespread system in place in our...
  • Obama’s Drug Czar Refuses to Discuss Impact of Unsecured Mexican Border on Drug Use in U.S.

    04/20/2011 9:59:01 AM PDT · by jazusamo · 13 replies
    CNSNews ^ | April 20, 2011 | Nicholas Ballasy
    (CNSNews.com) – Gil Kerlikowske, the director of the White House Office of National Drug Control Policy and former Seattle Police Chief, would not say how the spotty security along the southwest border affects his office’s effort to control the flow of illegal drugs into the United States. VIDEO 28 seconds In his position, according to the White House Drug Policy’s Web site, Kerlikowske “coordinates all aspects of Federal drug control programs and implementation of the President's National Drug Control Strategy.” After an event at the National Press Club on Tuesday, CNSNews.com asked Kerlikowske, “According to Border Patrol, only 873...
  • Pentagon: Mexican Drug Cartels Threaten Entire U.S.

    04/14/2011 12:09:42 PM PDT · by jazusamo · 57 replies
    Judicial Watch ^ | April 14, 2011
    Should Americans believe Janet Napolitano’s rosy picture of a U.S.-Mexico border that’s “as secure as it has ever been” or a Pentagon assessment that it’s actually a gateway for Mexican criminal organizations that have infiltrated the entire country and joined forces with terrorist groups? For months the nation’s Homeland Security Secretary has repeatedly insisted that everything is hunky dory on the southwest border, even as violence escalates and overwhelmed federal agents are increasingly attacked by heavily armed drug smugglers. Just last month Napolitano declared that violence along the Mexican border is merely a mistaken “perception” because the area is...
  • Border Sheriff on Mexican Cartels: They're Decapitating Police Officers -- 'If That's Not...(VIDEO)

    04/13/2011 9:34:11 AM PDT · by jazusamo · 46 replies
    CNSNews ^ | April 13, 2011 | Edwin Mora
    Complete title: Border Sheriff on Mexican Cartels: They're Decapitating Police Officers -- 'If That's Not a Terrorist Act, What Is?' Washington (CNSNews.com) – The federal government should designate Mexican drug cartels as foreign terrorist organizations under U.S. law, according to the Republican sheriff of an Arizona county near the U.S.-Mexico border. But a Democratic judge in Texas disagrees, saying such a designation would achieve little. Instead, said the judge, attention should be focused on illegal drug consumption by Americans. Asked by CNSNews.com whether he would support designating Mexican drug cartels as foreign terrorist organizations (FTOs) – as some lawmakers are...
  • 2 Americans Killed at Tijuana Border Crossing

    04/05/2011 12:27:33 AM PDT · by Pinkbell · 19 replies
    AOL News ^ | April 5, 2011
    TIJUANA, Mexico - Two men who prosecutors tentatively identified as U.S. citizens were shot to death in their vehicle early Monday as they waited at a Tijuana-area border crossing to enter the United States. Prosecutors in Baja California state quoted witnesses as saying a gunman approached the line of vehicles waiting at the San Ysidro border crossing and fired into the men's pickup truck, hitting the victims in the head, arms and body. The state Attorney General's Office initially said the men were U.S. citizens aged 25 and 28. Attorney General Rommel Moreno later said their nationality was still unclear....
  • Border Patrol says Drug Cartels are Targeting American Students

    04/03/2011 9:40:04 AM PDT · by SwinneySwitch · 8 replies
    KTSM ^ | April 1, 2011 | Alexa Helms
    Julia Aguilera will graduate from Montwood Middle School this year with her whole life ahead of her. Before many students look at what options are available to them, the cartels can step in with the promise of quick, easy money through drug smuggling. Julia knows that's dangerous work. "People can get killed just by doing something you can get into trouble with," Aguilera said. And that's where "Operation Detour" comes in. David Zapp with the Border Patrol is trying to get to students like Julia before the cartels do. "Schools are calling us trying to get us to come out...
  • Eight Killed In Juarez Bar

    04/01/2011 12:15:01 PM PDT · by SwinneySwitch · 15 replies
    KVIA ^ | April 1, 2011
    Gunmen arrived in three vehicles CIUDAD JUAREZ, Mexico -- Police say gunmen burst into a bar in the Mexican border city of Ciudad Juarez and opened fire, killing eight people. Chihuahua state prosecutors' spokesman Arturo Sandoval says assailants traveling in three cars arrived at the bar called El Castillo late Thursday and opened fire. Sandoval said Friday that police found more than 130 bullet casings at the scene. Ciudad Juarez is across from El Paso, Texas. It has been wracked by a turf war between the Sinaloa and Juarez drug cartels. More than 3,000 people were killed in the city...
  • Democrat Congressman: Drug Cartel Violence in U.S. Has Decreased; Only 29 People Murdered in...

    04/01/2011 8:55:58 AM PDT · by jazusamo · 13 replies
    CNSNews ^ | April 1, 2011 | Penny Starr
    Complete title: Democrat Congressman: Drug Cartel Violence in U.S. Has Decreased; Only 29 People Murdered in San Diego in 2010 (CNSNews.com) – Rep. Bennie Thompson (D-Miss.), ranking member of the House Homeland Security Committee, said that while violence caused by Mexican drug cartels has increased in Mexico, it has decreased on the United States side of the border, “despite dire predictions.” “In recent years, violence in Mexico has reached an all-time high; however, despite dire predictions, statistics and concrete evidence show that the violence has not spilled over into the United States,” Thompson said at a House hearing on the...