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  • Patrick J. Buchanan: Afghanistan South (Mexico)

    03/06/2009 6:27:54 AM PST · by kellynla · 57 replies · 1,835+ views ^ | 03/06/2009 | Patrick J. Buchanan
    Heeding the advice of Gen. David Petraeus, Barack Obama has committed 17,000 more troops to Afghanistan and will keep 50,000 in Iraq after U.S. combat operations end in August 2010. But are U.S. vital interests more threatened by what happens in Anbar or Helmand than in the war raging along our southern border? Prediction: After all U.S. troops in Iraq, Afghanistan and Korea have come home, there will be a U.S. army on the Mexican border. For this is where the fate of our republic will be decided, as the fate of Europe will be decided by the millions streaming...
  • FR's ChicagoLady on Chicago's WLS-AM 890 Thread (Running for Rahm's House Seat)

    03/04/2009 12:24:32 PM PST · by ConservativeMind · 37 replies · 2,626+ views
    WLS 890 AM ^ | March 4, 2009 | ConservativeMind
    Grab the Listen Live or turn on your radios! She's on the Roe Conn Show
  • Minutemen to 1Lt. Easterling - Stand Tall, Scott Easterling!!! America Supports you! (re Obama)

    02/27/2009 1:18:12 PM PST · by rxsid · 5 replies · 780+ views
    Defend Our Freedoms ^ | 2/27/2009 | rxsid
    Minutemen to 1Lt. Easterling - Stand Tall, Scott Easterling!!! America Supports you! Stand Tall, Scott Easterling!!! America Supports you! Scott, our nation is in a crisis as you know. Our Constitution has been all but shredded now. We MUST get to the truth of Obama's eligibility and citizenship and you are leading the charge as an active duty servicemember. You will continue to be attacked by evil forces who want to transform America into a Socialist state. You must find other active duty soldiers to join you in this action! That is Obama and clan's worst fear is that this...
  • Mexico attorney general: We don't need U.S. troops to intervene in drug war

    02/25/2009 9:19:03 AM PST · by AuntB · 74 replies · 3,509+ views
    Dallas Morning News ^ | Feb. 25, 2009 | TODD J. GILLMAN
    Mexico’s attorney general said Tuesday he sees no need for U.S. troops to intervene in his country’s war on drug cartels, nor to gear up for a spillover of violence across the border. U.S. officials view the violence as a potential national security threat, and last month the Bush administration’s homeland security chief, Michael Chertoff, said Washington has drawn up contingency plans for a “surge” of both civilian law enforcement and military assets along the border. On Tuesday, Gov. Rick Perry demanded a tighter security net from Washington, saying he’s asked the Obama administration for more aircraft and “a thousand...
  • Drug violence reaches into U.S.; time to act

    02/17/2009 1:25:56 PM PST · by AuntB · 87 replies · 3,460+ views Colorado ^ | Feb. 17, 2009 | Times-Call Editorial
    Responding to fears of escalating violence in Mexico that could spill over the border into Texas and other states, the U.S. government has stepped up law enforcement. Border Patrol and Drug Enforcement Administration agents were sent to shore up local law enforcement, and to their credit the violence has not spread to those communities and regions. In fact, El Paso — just across the border from Ciudad Juarez, which ranks as one of the most dangerous places in the world — is ranked as one of the safest cities in the United States. Unfortunately, the stepped-up enforcement in border cities...
  • Reality Intrudes on the Drug War

    02/15/2009 2:55:53 PM PST · by neverdem · 43 replies · 3,367+ views ^ | February 15, 2009 | Steve Chapman
    In the story of the emperor with no clothes, it took someone whose observations are rarely heeded -- a child -- to point out the obvious fact that no one else could acknowledge. In the case of drug policy, it takes people who are usually ignored by Washington policymakers -- Latin Americans -- to perform the same invaluable service. Last week, a commission made up of 17 members, from Peruvian novelist Mario Vargas Llosa to Sonia Picado, the Costa Rican who heads the Inter-American Institute on Human Rights, did nothing but admit the truth: The war on drugs is a...
  • America's Unacknowledged War

    02/14/2009 3:59:00 PM PST · by AuntB · 47 replies · 2,883+ views
    Threatswatch ^ | Feb. 14, 2009 | Jay Fraser
    Headline: Grenades that were used in three attacks -- the first two in northern Mexico, the last in Texas -- over the past four months all trace back to the same source, the paramilitary group known as Los Zetas. The attempted bombing in Texas occurred in January in a small town named Pharr, just outside of McAllen and Brownsville, and not all that far from the Mexican border and places like Matamoros and Monterrey. It so happens that another grenade failed to detonate in a January attack in Pharr. Three men, members of two gangs, Tri-City Bombers and the Texas...
  • CNBC's Marijuana Inc Video

    01/25/2009 10:28:56 AM PST · by MAD-AS-HELL · 54 replies · 2,087+ views
    No article just a video for those who didn't see it and might want to watch. If California wants a nice steady stream of income, they'd be smart to LEGALIZE POT. The efforts to eradicate not only aren't working but wasting a lot of money and time when our cops could be fighting REAL CRIME.
  • Worth Reading: A Report on Drug Trafficking and Gangs That Terrifies

    01/25/2009 7:48:01 AM PST · by AuntB · 24 replies · 702+ views
    Douglas Farah ^ | Jan. 21, 2009 | Douglas Farah
    If you want a fairly complete, and completely terrifying view of the power of organized criminal activity in the United States, take some time to read the National Drug Threat Assessment of the National Drug Intelligence Center. Yet as good and comprehensive as it is, it reflects one of the fundamental weaknesses and walls that still exist. The entire report mentions the overlap with terrorist activities exactly ONE time, and that, in a footnote relating to prison radicalization. While different law enforcement agencies (the DEA in particular) have made drug cases leading directly to Hezbollah, the FARC and the Taliban,...
  • Minutemen group leader reports being shot

    01/16/2009 12:40:33 PM PST · by MountainLoop · 19 replies · 1,747+ views
    The Everett Herald ^ | Friday, January 16, 2009 | Scott North and Jackson Holtz
    EVERETT -- The Everett-based leader of a group that she says patrols the nation's borders looking for drug smugglers and illegal immigrants was in an Everett hospital this morning being treated for an apparent gunshot wound in the arm.
  • Mayor Cook Saves City (El Paso) From Possible Embarrassment

    01/12/2009 6:54:02 PM PST · by Perdogg · 19 replies · 2,789+ views
    KDBC - El Paso ^ | posted by Robert Boyd KDBC 4 News
    On Tuesday afternoon El Paso Mayor John Cook vetoed a resolution unanimously passed by city council that would have asked the U.S. government to begin a serious debate on legalizing narcotics. Earlier in the day city council passed a resolution, rationing that the best way to stop the drug wars in Juarez may be to legalize the drugs here in the United States. It was part of a larger resolution outlining several steps for the United States and Mexico to take in order to cut down on the number of murders between rival drug cartels. Last year more than 1,600...
  • Dates Set For Election To Replace Emanuel

    01/06/2009 3:18:01 PM PST · by TheRightGuy · 59 replies · 1,133+ views
    CBS2Chicago ^ | January 6, 2009 | CBS 2 Local News Staff - Chicago
    CHICAGO (CBS) ― A primary election is set for March 3 and a general election for April 7 to fill the U.S. House seat being vacated by Rahm Emanuel. Illinois Republicans say the special election could be also be a chance to replace President-elect Barack Obama in the U.S. Senate. Emanuel is leaving Congress to become Obama's chief of staff. ...snip ... On the Republican side, Tom Hanson, who ran against Emanuel in 2008, and Illinois Minuteman Project founder Rosanna Pulido are among those reportedly interested. ... snip ...
  • 2008 In Review: Immigration grabbed fewer headlines

    01/05/2009 1:57:42 PM PST · by BGHater · 8 replies · 482+ views
    North County Times ^ | 04 Jan 2009 | EDWARD SIFUENTES
    Issue hardly earned mention during presidential campaign There were no mass protests on the streets of North County or heated congressional hearings in Washington, but that doesn't mean the perennially controversial subject of illegal immigration did not grab headlines here and at the national level in 2008. Local immigrant rights activists criticized driver's license checkpoints as traps in Escondido. The San Diego Minutemen, a North County-based anti-illegal immigration group, successfully sued the state to keep its name on a highway sign. And immigrant workers weathered an economic storm that has led some to think hard about going home for good....
  • Violent attacks in home sparked by politics, victim says[Minutemen American Defense director]

    01/03/2009 8:28:34 AM PST · by SwinneySwitch · 46 replies · 3,674+ views
    HeraldNet ^ | January 3, 2009 | Scott North
    Woman suspects shooting, sexual assault tied to her activism on illegal immigration EVERETT -- First a north Everett man was seriously wounded when a narrow-faced stranger burst into his home Dec. 22 and began shooting. On Monday night, while the shooting victim was still in the hospital, his wife called police to report that a trio of intruders had just ambushed her in her kitchen. She was beaten, sexually assaulted and slashed on the back of her neck with a knife, she told officers. Everett police acknowledge they aren't quite sure what to make of the violent events recently reported...

    12/19/2008 11:02:08 AM PST · by AuntB · 37 replies · 2,004+ views
    CBS News ^ | Dec. 16, 2008 | Susana Seijas CBS News producer Mexico City
    Mexico has a serious drug problem these days. So serious that over 5,000 people have died this year due to drug-related violence. More than 5,000 dead. And that number keeps growing every day. How do you begin to understand that so many people are dying in Mexico? More than 5,000 casualties because of "narcotrafficking." That’s more than all of the American troops that have died fighting an actual war in Iraq. It is hard to keep a tally, but Mexico´s El Universal newspaper does a good job of keeping score. Mexican drug cartels, dominated by the Gulf and Sinaloa cartels,...
  • Removing All Doubt Obama Would Cede Southwest to Mexico

    12/19/2008 8:37:18 AM PST · by Sammy67 · 98 replies · 4,518+ views
    AmericanPatrol ^ | 12/19/08
    Removing All Doubt Obama Would Cede Southwest to Mexico American Patrol Report -- December 19 "We are all Americans, whether you are legalized or not" Anyone who still doubts that Barack Obama is determined to grant de-facto amnesty to millions of illegal aliens should explain to the rest of us why he picked Hilda Solis to be Secretary of Labor. A long-time supporter of la Reconquista, the Mexican takeover of the American Southwest, Solis is also a leader in the movement to silence Americans who speaks out against the invasion, specifically Lou Dobbs, Glenn Beck and Bill O'Reilly. At a...
  • In Mexico, Assassins of Increasing Skill

    12/12/2008 10:23:02 AM PST · by SwinneySwitch · 18 replies · 1,922+ views
    Washington Post Foreign Service ^ | December 12, 2008 | William Booth
    Well-Coordinated Cartel Hits Show Greater Sophistication CIUDAD JUAREZ, Mexico -- The hit was fast, bold, lethal. Jesús Huerta Yedra, a top federal prosecutor here, was gunned down last week in a busy intersection 100 yards from the U.S. border in a murder of precise choreography. In Mexico's chaotic drug war, attacks are no longer the work of desperate amateurs with bad aim. Increasingly, the killings are being carried out by professionals, often hooded and gloved, who trap their targets in coordinated ambushes, strike with overwhelming firepower, and then vanish into the afternoon rush hour -- just as they did in...
  • U.S. Government Gives $400M Aid Package to Mexico to Fight Drug Cartels

    12/03/2008 5:35:31 PM PST · by Sammy67 · 37 replies · 1,024+ views
    MEXICO CITY — The U.S. government finally released the first part of a $400 million aid package Wednesday to support Mexico's police and soldiers in their fight against drug cartels. The money comes at a critical time: Mexico's death toll from drug violence has soared above 4,000 so far this year, and drug-related murders and kidnappings are spilling over the U.S. border as well. U.S. Ambassador Tony Garza formally released $197 million at a signing ceremony in Mexico City. The rest will be disbursed throughout the year. Garza said the Merida Initiative aid will enable the U.S. and Mexico to...
  • New Details: 12 Gunmen Kill 8 at Restaurant along Texas Border

    12/01/2008 7:34:21 AM PST · by SwinneySwitch · 67 replies · 2,220+ views
    KRGV 5 ^ | December 01, 2008
    Over 40 Murders Reported this Week CIUDAD JUAREZ, Mexico - New details on a deadly discovery across the border from El Paso. This morning police in Ciudad Juarez say at least 12 masked gun men opened fire inside an upscale seafood restaurant and killed at least eight people. The attack comes a day after seven men were found executed in a school soccer field in an upper class neighborhood in Juarez. In all, 40 murders were reported over the holiday week along the border near El Paso. Police say the men were armed with AK-47 and fired off more than...
  • In Mexico's Drug War, Bad Cops Are a Mounting Problem

    11/22/2008 9:36:04 PM PST · by nickcarraway · 23 replies · 1,089+ views
    Time ^ | 11/22/08 | Tim Padgett with Dolly Mascarenas
    Few rituals are more futile than the "housecleaning" of Mexico's police forces. So deep, broad and brazen is cop corruption south of the border that removing it makes eradicating rats from landfills look easy. Mexico stages quasi-annual purges of officers high and low — last year it was 284 federal police commanders — and yet every year it seems to find itself with an even more criminal constabulary. This year's scandals, however, are especially appalling. Over the summer, President Felipe Calderon's anti-drug czar, Noe Ramirez, resigned abruptly. This week, the likely reason became apparent after Ramirez was detained and accused...