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Imagine the most powerful, strongest,
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the Shale -
By Mary Fallin
debate over exploiting America’s domestic oil and gas
reserves has focused primarily on the Arctic National
Wildlife Refuge, and on offshore regions currently
off-limits to exploration.
While we should drill in those
areas to reduce our reliance on oil imports, a third
resource, the vast oil-shale deposits in the Rocky
Mountain West, could be even more crucial in our quest
for energy independence.
The Green River formation underlying parts of Wyoming,
Utah, and Colorado could hold as many as
two trillion barrels of oil,
trapped in rocks relatively close to the surface.
Production from those deposits could reach
ten million barrels of oil per day
— virtually tripling our current domestic production —
according to a report by the Department of Energy.
It takes a geologist to fully understand the potential
of oil shale. In simple terms, oil shale is sedimentary
rock saturated with a petrochemical substance called
kerogen. It’s oil that
didn’t quite make it to liquid status.
Kerogen is extracted by heating the oil shale to between
650 and 700 degrees. The process is similar to that
being used in Canada to extract oil from tar sands.
Canada has estimated its potential reserves from
tar sand at
174 billion barrels of oil,
but America’s oil shale reserves could far surpass the
most optimistic Canadian estimates.
Initial methods for extracting kerogen from oil shale
involved mining the rock, like an ore, and heating it
through industrial processes. However, work is underway
by at least one oil company to drill into the oil-shale
deposits, insert heating elements, and wait for the
kerogen to bubble to the surface, much like the
traditional means of drilling for oil.
This would lessen surface disturbances and environmental
damage, a vital concern when we talk about opening
millions of acres of Rocky Mountain wilderness to
New developments in the Rocky Mountains are just part of
a promising energy story. The Barnett Shale formation in
north Texas was off limits to production for decades,
until new technologies like hydraulic fracturing made
these natural-gas reserves economically feasible to pump
out of the ground. Today the Barnett Shale is one of the
most prolific fields in the nation.
Perhaps the best news is that America
is home to the largest oil-shale deposits on earth.
According to a report by the Department of Energy’s
Argonne National Laboratory, “even a
moderate estimate of 800 billion barrels of recoverable
oil from oil shale in the Green River Formation is three
times greater than the proven oil reserves of Saudi
Imagine a scenario where most of America’s oil needs
flowed from ANWR, offshore, traditional onshore wells,
and the oil shales of the Rocky Mountain region.
“Present U. S. demand for petroleum products is about 20
million barrels per day,” the Argonne report said. “If
oil shale could be used to meet a quarter of that
demand, the estimated 800 billion barrels of recoverable
oil from the Green River Formation would last for more
than 400 years.”
Extracting these huge oil reserves will require capital
and attention to environmental issues. But it’s hardly a
Most significantly, more than 70
percent of the Green River Formation lies beneath
federal lands. As a nation, we already own
one of the largest potential oil reserves on the planet.
If we fail to use it, the alternative is clear —
increasing dependence on OPEC oil, ever-higher prices
and a return to the energy crisis of the 1970s.
— Republican congresswoman Mary Fallin
is a former three-term lieutenant governor of Oklahoma who
was elected to represent that state’s Fifth District in
Congress in 2006.
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Democracy Deliver the Goods?
William R. Hawkins
A Gallup Poll taken June 9-12
asked people how much confidence
they had in a list of American
institutions. In the favorable
categories of "A great deal" and
"Quite a lot," the Presidency
garnered only 26% support and
Congress earned an even lower
12%. In the unfavorable
categories of "Very little" and
"None," the Presidency rated a
dismal 48% and Congress 41%.
These are the premier
institutions of American
democracy. The President and
members of Congress are elected
by the people. The electorate
changed the majority party in
both houses of Congress in the
2006 elections, from Republican
to Democratic. Yet, now Congress
is rated less favorably than
before - albeit the decline is
not very great because the
Congressional image was already
The Supreme Court, whose
justices are appointed by the
President and confirmed by the
Senate, had the confidence of
32% of those polled. Big
Business, whose lobbying is
closely identified with
Washington policy-making, had
the confidence of a mere 20% of
The three institutions given the
most confidence by those polled
were the Military (71%), Small
Business (60%) and the Police
(58%). These were the only
institutions which had majority
responses in the two favorable
This sad approval rating for
democracy came to mind as I was
watching the four part series
about China aired on the
Discovery Channel, July 9-12.
The series was hosted by veteran
journalist Ted Koppel best known
for his "Nightline" program on
ABC. China is not a democracy.
It is a Communist Party
dictatorship. Its campaign
against dissent in Tibet, its
crackdown on human rights
activists before the Olympics,
and its support for other
dictatorships around the world,
from Burma to Zimbabwe to Cuba,
are well known.
Yet, when Koppel asked a young
Chinese fashion photographer who
had studied in the United States
what he thought of the
government in Beijing, he
replied, "I love my country, but
I don't love my government. I do
trust my government....We are
citizens. It is responsibility
to follow government
orders....There must be a reason
for what they are doing." The
photographer spoke in English
and had recently converted to
Christianity. He valued
creativity and independence, but
that did not make him an
advocacte of democracy when the
authoritarian government was
doing such a good job of moving
the country forward.
Koppel interviewed Vincent Lo, a
billionaire real estate
developer in Chongqing. It is
often argued that the new
Chinese business elite will lead
the way toward democracy. But Lo
argued that "democracy sounds
good, but in practice it does
not always deliver the goods...
If China were to adopt a
Western-style democracy today, I
don't think I would have the
confidence to invest so much
Christopher Patten, Great
Britain's last governor of Hong
Kong, found the same attitude.
His campaign to create
institutions of democracy and
civil liberties before the city
was turned over to Beijing
earned him a reputation for
being "bad for business." In his
memoir East and West: China,
Power and the Future of Asia,
he noted that both Western and
local businessmen felt
"Political harmony was essential
to business profits." The head
of a large British international
bank told Patten that if he did
not retreat on his reform
program, he would mobilize other
businessmen to boycott the
Conservative Party of which
Patten was a member.
The Discovery series was filmed
in and around the southwestern
city of Chongqing, which has
13.5 million people. It is the
central hub for an area with 300
million people, a population
equal to that of the United
States. The national government
in Beijing has plans to increase
Chongqing's population to 20
million, attracting peasants
from the countryside into the
industrial city. The series was
titled "The People's Republic of
Capitalism" to emphasis the
theme of Chinese economic
development. Koppel's argument
was that capitalism, not
communism, is responsible for
the rapid progress. He is only
partly right. There is certainly
a go-go business climate in
China. To get rich is glorious,
and so is the hope of illiterate
peasants that their children may
go to college. The government,
however, is deeply involved in
harnessing the matchless energy
of capitalism to the nation's
benefit; and that's the key.
Chongqing has been designated by
Beijing as a center for the
emerging Chinese auto industry.
China is the world's second
largest vehicle market, but it
will soon pass the United States
to become number one. Every day
25,000 new drivers hit the
streets. Buick, Ford, Toyota,
Volkswagen and other foreign
firms are producing cars in
China to fulfill this rising
demand. These foreign firms
must, however, take a Chinese
partner who will own a majority
share of the joint venture.
Imported cars are discouraged.
Technology is freely shared with
Chinese auto companies. Both the
joint ventures and the local
firms are already thinking about
exporting cars to the United
States. This would be another
massive blow to the
American-based auto industry,
which Washington has long
Indeed, the U.S. Treasury is
encouraging Chinese investors to
buy up American companies that
are on the ropes. The Joint
U.S.-China Fact Sheet released
at the end of the 4th Strategic
Economic Dialogue held last
month, states that "the United
States welcomes sovereign wealth
fund investment, including from
China." That means money from
the Beijing regime, as well as
from enterprises. For example,
Wanxiang is China's largest auto
parts maker. As the Wall
Street Journal has reported,
"Chinese factories have dealt
crushing blows to American
manufacturers unable to match
China's low costs. Now Wanxiang
is swooping into the American
rust belt and scooping up
investments in hard-hit auto
suppliers." Koppel cited a case
where the acquired U.S. factory
was kept open, but Wanxiang
slashed benefits and cut wages
in half. No wonder the average
American doubts whether the
policies of his government are
good for the country.
Koppel interviewed the head of
the Ford venture in Chongqing.
He said that Ford was a "global
company." Koppel's question
about national loyalty was no
longer relevant. The company
merely responds to international
market opportunities, the
executive said. However,
government policy in China and
America are major factors in
determining those opportunities.
As Koppel noted, "The Chinese
government has a vision, a
strategic plan for the [auto]
industry." There is no vision in
the U.S. government for the auto
industry or any other sector of
manufacturing. Indeed, there is
hostility to the very notion of
a "vision thing." Yet, a
government that abdicates its
responsibility to bolster the
nation's economic strength in
the global arena, the strength
upon which the income of its
citizens depends, does not
deserve the confidence of its
Among the Chinese, "what is
keeping everybody more or less
on balance right now is the
inarguable fact that China is
better off today than it was 30
years ago," Koppel said. "If for
any reason it looks like that
has stopped, then the Chinese
government has lost its
legitimacy and its reason for
having earned the peoples'
trust." The unelected rulers in
Beijing understand this, but the
elected leaders in Washington do
not believe that the same logic
applies to their status. They
still believe that a barrage of
30-second TV ads just before an
election will make people forget
about the real world.
Republicans cling to "free
trade," an academic theory they
believe relieves them of the
duty to think about global
competition. Their supporters in
Big Business encourage them in
this sophistry because of he
corporate focus on investing in
China. The real income of most
American workers has been
stagnant or falling for a
generation as foreign rivals
have stunted U.S. expansion. The
Democrats have fallen for the
"green" mythology which
explicitly calls for a
downsizing of the American
standard of living to "conserve"
energy and resources. Their "do
without" mantra threatens to
bring back the Era of Malaise of
the Jimmy Carter administration.
Thus, Beijing's demand that the
U.S. "step back" to make room
for Chinese growth is supported
in practice by both major
The American people deserve
better choices, but are not
confident that the current
democratic process will give it
Contributing Editor William
Hawkins is Senior Fellow for
National Security Studies at the
U.S. Business and Industry
Council in Washington, DC.
E-mail him at
Reckless, Pelosi Should Resign
INVESTOR'S BUSINESS DAILY | Posted Monday, July
With oil hitting $147, Nancy Pelosi finally admits energy is
of drilling for it, she's cooked up a new drain-the-reserves
politics at a time of crisis. She ought to resign.
Any leader with an
energy record as derelict as Speaker Pelosi's ought to step
Where she once was just
incompetent and irresponsible, she has now — with her latest
scheme to fix oil prices — become dangerous.
Despite polls showing Americans in favor of drilling more
oil from America's huge untapped supplies, Pelosi won't
allow it. She just wants to empty our Strategic Petroleum
Reserve for a short-term fix to get through Election Day.
It's an irresponsible suggestion, signaling not only an
ignorance of how the economy works but also a willingness to
place the nation at risk in the case of emergency.
Last Tuesday, Pelosi sent a letter to President Bush
urging him to release a "small portion" of the nation's 706
million barrels of strategic-reserve oil to bring down
prices. Regardless of how one feels about whether reserves
should be held at all, two big problems stand out with
Pelosi's tiny demand.
One, she's proposing a misappropriation of the reserves.
The U.S. oil stockpile is a 58-day cushion for emergencies
that today are all possible. If Israel attacks Iran, for
example, and prices double again. Or if Hugo Chavez cuts off
his supplies, as he threatened to do as recently as Sunday.
The reserve is there to cushion the blow of a market
disruption; it's not an open-market mechanism to manipulate
prices for political ends.
Two, Pelosi has finally admitted that supply matters,
something that contrasts with her entire legislative record.
We count 14 energy actions to suppress supply on her Web
site just since 2005.
She has blocked efforts to open Alaska to drilling,
denounced fossil fuels, blamed oil companies for high
gasoline prices, voted for biotech boondoggles and condemned
"Our coasts need lasting protection from oil and gas
drilling," she declared Dec. 6, 2006, after Democrats won
control of Congress. Missing are any moves against
petrotyrant regimes who drive prices skyward, or even lip
service to the idea of ensuring supply through drilling.
Pelosi downplays her proposal as modest because it's a
"small" portion of the reserves to spend. And look what
happened in 2000, she says, when an SPR release authorized
by President Clinton lowered gasoline prices nearly 20%.
But she's not fooling anyone. Then, like now, an election
was coming up.
With Congress' public approval at a
subterranean 9% and falling, the speaker must be
starting to realize that November may not be the Democratic
cakewalk that pundits predict.
President Bush isn't about to be
suckered into releasing the reserves just long enough for
pump prices to fall by Election Day, thereby saving
Democrats' skins so they can carry on their drill-nothingism
for an additional two years.
The president needs to do two things
with Pelosi's proposal:
First, tell her "no," unless she comes
up with a plan to open up more drilling.
Second, expose it for what it is — a
bid to paint Bush as the problem to distract from her own
In playing politics with the Strategic
Petroleum Reserve, the speaker has moved beyond the
incompetence and irresponsibility that have characterized
her leadership to date.
It borders on reckless, something we
cannot tolerate in such dangerous times.
Drug-related violence rises on
Violence on the U.S.-Mexico border is undergoing what U.S. law
enforcement authorities call "an unprecedented surge."
Federal, state and local law enforcement officials from Texas to
California, concerned about the impact of illegally imported
weapons into Mexico, say they already are outmanned and
outgunned by drug gangs that collect millions of dollars in
A flood of high-powered weapons purchased by Mexican drug
smugglers from sellers in the United States has been targeted by
agents from the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and
Explosives (ATF) as part of a law enforcement initiative aimed
at stemming rising border violence.
Over the past two years, more than 125 ATF agents and
investigators have been deployed on the southwest border in
Operation Gunrunner, including recent assignments in Las Cruces,
N.M., and Yuma, Ariz., to increase "strategic coverage" of the
region and disrupt firearms-trafficking corridors.
"ATF is deploying its resources strategically on the southwest
border to deny firearms, the ‘tools of the trade" to criminal
organizations in Mexico and along the border and to combat
gun-related homicides on both sides of the U.S.- Mexico border,"
said acting ATF Director Michael J. Sullivan.
"Project Gunrunner focuses ATF"s investigative, intelligence and
training expertise to suppress firearms trafficking to Mexico,
in partnership with the government of Mexico and other U.S.
agencies," Mr. Sullivan said.
Weapons seized so far include M-16 assault rifles, AR-15
semiautomatic rifles, M-203 40 mm grenade launchers, M-4
carbines, 9 mm pistols, .38-caliber "Super" pistols, .45-caliber
pistols, and AK-47 assault rifles along with ammunition, assault
vests and other military accessories.
The U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) last year ended a
20-month investigation into a Mexican drug-trafficking gang and
its U.S.-based distribution cells with the seizure of $45
million in cash and 100 weapons.
A task force led by U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement
(ICE) last year seized two completed improvised explosive
devices, materials for making 33 more, 300 primers, 1,280 rounds
of ammunition, five grenades, nine pipes with end caps, 26
grenade triggers, 31 grenade spoons, 40 grenade pins, 19 black
powder casings, a silencer and cash during raids in Laredo,
In a recent report, ICE noted that border gangs were becoming
increasingly ruthless — targeting rivals, along with federal,
state and local police, including the U.S. Border Patrol agents,
who have faced an increase in assaults as the agency seeks to
bring operational control to the border. Numerous Mexican police
officers have been killed by drug gangs armed with automatic
weapons, explosives and bazookas.
The ATF, in partnership with other U.S. agencies and the Mexican
government, said Operation Gunrunner seeks to deprive the drug
cartels of the weapons, suppress firearms trafficking and stem
firearms-related violence on both sides of the border. Much of
the violence has since spilled over into the United States.
U.S. law enforcement authorities said most of the firearms
violence in Mexico can be tied to drug-trafficking organizations
that engage in deadly turf battles to gain control of smuggling
routes into the United States. Hundreds of Mexican citizens and
law enforcement personnel have become casualties of the
The authorities said the drug cartels rely on firearms
suppliers, including those who steal the arms, and others, known
as "straw buyers," who purchase weapons and illegally turn them
over to criminals for a profit to enforce and maintain their
illicit narcotics operations.
The cartels have asked their money-laundering, distribution and
transportation sources to reach into the United States to
acquire firearms and ammunition, the authorities said. They have
become the leading gun-trafficking organizations operating in
the Southwest U.S.
Last month, El Paso Intelligence Center Director Arthur Doty
announced the deployment of the research specialists and
investigative analysts to Monterrey, Mexico, to support the work
of the attaches in the ATF Mexico Office and to assist Mexican
authorities in their fight against firearms-related violence.
Three additional ATF intelligence research specialists and one
investigative analyst are planned to support Project Gunrunner,
along with intelligence research specialists in each of the four
field divisions on the southwest border — Phoenix, Dallas,
Houston and Los Angeles.
"The Gun Desk at EPIC is already the government's information
clearinghouse on firearms smuggling into Mexico," Mr. Doty said.
"ATF"s additional enhancements will go a long way to reducing
the flow of guns to criminal organizations along the border."
We have an Iraq on our doorstep -- and are
doing little about it.
law pressures Illegals to move
Parents are pulling
students out of school. Construction workers are abandoning
their jobs. Families are hastily moving out of apartments.
Two months after Arizona enacted a law punishing employers
who hire illegal immigrants, the law is already achieving
one of its goals: Scores of immigrants are fleeing to other
states or back to their Latin American homelands.
The Republican-controlled Legislature and Democratic Gov.
Janet Napolitano approved the law last summer out of
frustration with federal efforts to curb illegal
immigration. It took effect Jan. 1.
The law suspends or revokes the business licenses of
violators and was intended to reduce the economic incentive
for immigrants to sneak across the border. Illegal
immigrants account for an estimated one in 10 workers in
Arizona, which is the nation's busiest gateway for illegal
Republican state Rep. Russell Pearce designed the law to
reduce spending on educating and providing health care for
illegal immigrants and their families, and to encourage them
to leave Arizona.
"Why in the world do (illegal immigrants) think they have a
right to break the law? And we are the bad guys for
insisting that the law be enforced? The public doesn't agree
with that," Pearce said.
Many school officials believe the law has played a role in
falling enrollment. The state's struggling economy and
slumping housing market are other factors. Several districts
reported losing more than 100 students at least in part
because of the law.
The Isaac School District in central Phoenix, with a
student body that is 96 percent Hispanic, lost 500 students,
district spokesman Abedon Fimbres said.
The law has also contributed to rising vacancies in Phoenix.
The slow economy and a market overloaded with rental homes
have exacerbated the problem, said Terry Feinberg, president
of the Arizona Multihousing Association, a rental housing
The construction industry says some of its workers are
leaving, too, for California, Nevada, Colorado or Texas.
Feb. 29, 2008 01:28 PM
Synopsis - Narcoterrorism in Mexico
LATIN-AMERICAN NEWS REVIEW
Synopsis of news articles
relating to border issues
January – February, 2008
The Mexican "narco-war" continues to
capture widespread attention of that country's news media.
The ruthless violence related to drug trafficking is often
reported in graphic detail. Organized and well-equipped
cartels battle against one another for control of production
areas and trade routes to the U.S. with a sadistic ferocity
aimed at terrorizing their enemies. Government forces
charged with maintaining law and order are not only faced with
battling the cartels, but also with carrying out operational
efforts to purge the country's numerous and diverse police
agencies of officers at all levels who have been corrupted by
fear and/or cartel money. This war goes on throughout the
Republic. There are no front lines. Assassinations
directly related to drug smuggling are claiming the lives of
many police officers, judges, and municipal leaders. The
cartels' goal is to deliver their product into the U.S. by any
OEM, (Mexican Editorial Organization)
a nationwide newspaper chain covering 26 of the 31 states in
Mexico, began the New Year with a recap of 2007 stating that the
daily average of "narcoexecutions" in Mexico was 8.3 with a
total of 3,060, and 197 of those being military and law
enforcement personnel at the federal, state and local levels.
The article went on to say that hired drug cartel killers such
as the "Kaibiles, Zetas and Mara Salvatruchas" use torture,
beheading and mutilation in their efforts to gain control over
territories and rival cartels. As reported by a committee
of the Mexican Chamber of Deputies, using data from the
Department of Public Security, the drug cartels use extreme
violence and fear tactics to terrify their rivals and to create
zones of impunity for their operations. Deputy Francisco
Santos Arreola noted that the growing violence is copied from
terrorist groups such as Al Qaeda.
On February 5, Eduardo Leaman in a
column titled "The Society as Hostage" (a.b.c. Mexico
City) wrote in part,
Executions, kidnappings, pursuits in
the middle of the day, armed confrontations in residential
areas, the discovery of tunnels and underground criminal
training centers, assaults, threats by organized crime using
exclusive police radio frequencies, this and more are the
elements which make up a Mexican scenario in which society has
become a hostage. In the first few weeks of the year we
have had news of how the cartels and criminal groups have
boasted of their impunity, moving in broad daylight through the
busiest streets in important cities of the country.
Somehow they seem to have come out of their geographic
boundaries and have set down strongholds, operations centers, in
what seems to be open warfare to gain home grounds but also, to
challenge the governmental structure which seeks to dismember
them. In the past few days we've seen … a reiterated
constant: crime against public law enforcement personnel in its
different levels (federal, state and city) as well as the public
introduction of a new category of criminals which seems to be
gaining converts, ex-police personnel who have gone over to the
side of the criminals.
In a report in the same newspaper on
February 8, the Attorney General of Mexico, Eduardo Medina Mora,
stated, "Public insecurity has become one of the gravest
problems which afflict the society and without a doubt
constitutes one of the most urgent problems facing the Mexican
The cartels' power to wage war is
supported by enormous funds, armament and equipment.
According to researcher Pablo Cabanas Diaz with the Autonomous
National University of Mexico, the traffic of firearms in Mexico
went into an upward spiral in the last five years and this has
allowed organized crime, especially narcotics traffickers, to
surpass police agencies in firepower by a wide margin. Diario
de Yucatán (Mérida, Yucatán) 2/16/08.
the headline, "Gulf Cartel weapons can bring down airplanes,"
El Universal (Mexico City) 1/9/08, listed some of the
weapons in the cartel's arsenal only in the state of Tamaulipas
as an indication of the organization's firepower capacity.
The same newspaper on 1/19/08 cited a report by the Mexican
federal government that said the "latest generation" of U.S.
Army weapons is now in the hands of the Gulf Cartel. ( For a
listing of types of weapons and equipment reported seized during
this two-month period, see the appendix to this report.)
Felipe Calderón came into office with a pledge to combat crime.
There are encouraging signs that he is keeping his word.
Aggressive enforcement operations against cartel interests were
reported throughout January and February. Federal and
local police agencies are showing a strong resolve in
confronting organized crime, as evidenced by arrests, seizures
of arms and equipment, open combat and proactive enforcement
operations, including widespread purges of corrupt police
agencies. There were numerous large seizures of
weapons, equipment and drugs that dealt blows to criminal
organizations. Areas where major crime groups have been
able to operate heretofore with virtual immunity are now being
targeted by federal forces sent to augment or replace local
The headline in El Bravo
1/11/08 (Matamoros, Tamaulipas) read "Matamoros under siege."
The story told of Defense Department personnel who had arrived
at dawn by air and land in search of a drug cartel's hired
killers. An armed confrontation between government and
cartel forces ensued in the border towns of Rio Bravo and
Reynosa and resulted in the deaths and arrests of a number of
criminals as well as the death of one government agent and the
wounding of others. The same newspaper followed up this
story on 1/17/08 reporting that "more than one thousand" Mexican
Army Special Forces personnel arrived in Tamaulipas to reinforce
operations against organized crime along the lower Rio Grande
valley. The Office of Public Security said that 1,100
federal police and 2.300 military are in the state of
La Voz de la Frontera
(Mexicali, Baja Calif.) on1/9/08 reported that some 500 Mexican
federal police arrived in Tijuana to reinforce activities
against organized crime. On 1/11/08, El Debate
(Culiacan, Sinaloa) reported that that 350 "Preventive Federal
Police" presently assigned to the state of Sinaloa were
reinforced with 150 more and that another thousand were expected
to arrive to search for drugs, firearms and persons with
outstanding arrest warrants.
A number of OEM newspapers reported
on 2/8/08 that a Mexican military raid on a ranch along the
lower Rio Grande River resulted in the largest haul of weapons
seized in twenty years and was "enough for a battalion,"
according to the Mexican Department of Justice.
Countering organized crime's
corrupting influence of enforcement efforts, Frontera
(Tijuana, B.C.) 1/30/08 reported that the Mexican Army's General
Sergio Aponte Polito, in charge of the state of Sonora and the
Baja California peninsula, said that military personnel working
in at the forefront of city police in Tijuana and Rosarito Beach
have received offers of collusion from organized crime sources
and he warned that he and all personnel under his command will
continue operations against criminals without letup.
Evidence that the army's tough stand is effective was revealed
in an article in El Informador on 2/22/08 which stated
that drug cartel representatives – deserters from the army –
made contact with military personnel to get word to the General
requesting that the army chiefs could negotiate a halt to
military operations against the cartel in exchange for a
lessening of the cartel's crime wave, thus returning calm to the
major cities of the states of Sonora and Baja California.
The General rejected the rejected the proposal saying, "On the
contrary, the anti-crime operation was reinforced with unusual
support from the public."
In a column in El Diario de Coah.
2/19/08, Rafael Loret de Mola points out that in the second year
of Felipe Calderón's presidency, the Mexican Army, retaining
prestige in an era of corruption from drug trafficking
organizations, has taken on the duties of the police in those
regions where the image of the enforcement agencies are in low
repute or are undergoing thorough restructure. He ends his
On "Army Day" there is much that
should be honored. For example, the sacrifices of hundreds
of soldiers assigned to encounters that are sometimes unequal,
and their loyalty to standards despite so many temptations.
But also due deference should be given to reason and impunity
should not be extended to cover corrupt commands.
operations may be leading to an escalation of resistance by
cartels in the form of terrorist attacks against authorities.
OEM reported that an explosion in downtown Mexico City
killed the man carrying a presumed homemade device a few blocks
from the offices of the Secretary of Public Safety. A
follow-up report by El Universal (Mexico City) 2/20/08
disclosed that the explosive was identified as "Mother of Satan"
or "TATP", a very unstable compound habitually used by
Palestinians and groups believed linked with Al Qaeda. Its
basic components can be purchased in drugstores and
Regarding the failed bombing attempt,
Cuarto Poder, (Tuxtla Gutierrez, Chiapas) published the
following editorial on 2/17/08 titled, "An Inescapable
Confirming the hypothesis that the
failed terrorist attack Friday was the work of a
narco-trafficking cartel, we encounter as a nation and as a
society a challenge that can only be met with a war without
quarter against the criminals. The inclination of the
traffickers to use whatever means to try to halt police action
is not surprising when in past years Mexico has been the scene
of acts of savagery between criminals and against those who
oppose them. In fact, the intended assault Friday, in
which a man transporting a bomb died only a few blocks from the
offices of the Secretary of Public Safety, marked one step more
toward what some define as the "colombianization" of the
The large Colombian narco-traffic
cartels resorted to terrorism in what was the swan song that
preceded their defeat in the decade of the '90s. Those
large cartels, like those of Cali or Medellín , were replaced by
groups less ostentatious and less powerful, but more astute and,
certainly, equally deadly. The fact that some of the
Mexican cartels show a willingness to use terrorism as a way to
confront the government, perhaps as a response to the repeated
blows that the authorities have dealt in the past months, have
for the present some major implications.
First, neither the government nor
society can be intimidated by this kind of challenge. Its
own survival is at work. One of the answers of society
should be denunciation. Not simply in terms of abstract
expression to emphasize the perversion of the traffickers and
the harm of drugs, but to inform the authorities of all
For the authorities, certainly, it is
a matter of confronting the situation with all the resources at
hand. But also not forgetting that they are morally
subject to pursue in accordance with lawful rules of behavior
and legally obligated to demonstrate their capabilities, not
just to carry out witch hunts to see who falls.
For the two factions is the matter of
closing ranks. Moreover, it would be important that the
political body follow the example of the security force, put
aside their quarrels and close ranks in this case, which in fact
works greatly for Mexico as a country and as a social order.
In view of the present challenge there is no longer room for the
attitudes of regionalism of some state governments nor rehashing
of jurisdictions, which only contribute to the impunity of the
criminals. A lack of resolve, then, would appear
If the hypothesis is confirmed, then
from weeks in which have been seen the capture of armament that
would be the envy of many guerrilla groups, it is clear that the
country is in the shadow of momentous difficulties. But
also, neither the government nor the society of Mexico can
afford the luxury of ignoring the evidence.
Historians tell that during the war
of U.S. intervention of 1847, many Mexican factions –
conservatives and liberals – preferred to "save" their forces
and not confront the invaders in order to be in better condition
in the subsequent civil struggles. A similar
attitude before the present challenge would not only be absurd,
but suicidal and, now surely, treason to the country.
The U.S. Connection
effects of this narco-war are not limited to Mexico. Drug
trafficking is big business. It does not stop at our
border, but rather continues northward to feed organized crime
and corruption here. As quoted by Cambio de Michoacan
(Morelia, Michoacan) 1/5/08 from an interview with Eduardo
Medina Mora, Mexico's Minister of Justice, " The United States
plays a fundamental role in the aspect of international
cooperation. Mexico has a huge drug traffic problem
because of its proximity to the world's number one drug market."
In answer to a question regarding areas where Mexican organized
crime operates with impunity, Medina answered, "The largest
impunity is on the northern border, especially in the states of
Baja California and Tamaulipas."
The northern border of Mexico, from
the Gulf to the Pacific, is teeming with violent criminal
activity. On 1/18/08 Frontera (Tijuana, Baja
California) headlined, "Shootout generates terror; six executed
are found." The story told of a three-hour daytime battle
in the streets of Tijuana between police and organized crime.
Frontera, referring to "red January" noted that, "Tijuana
was the most violent city in Mexico during the first month of
On the Gulf end of our border, a
column by Francisco Gomez in El Universal (Mexico City)
1/27/08 noted that along the 430 kilometer stretch of border
between Tamaulipas and the U.S. – the dominion of the Gulf
Cartel – nobody talks about drug traffic, but they feel it,
touch it, and "one almost breathes its bad smell." "What
is clear along the border, according to the (Mexican) Department
of Justice," he states, "is that narcotraffic is the main
cause of the violence in which live the residents of the towns
of Matamoros, Reynosa, Rio Bravo, Miguel Aleman, Mier, Camargo,
Nuevo Guerrero, Valle Hermosa, Diaz Ordaz and Nuevo Laredo.
In those cities there is fear."
In a column by Gilberto Rincon
Gallardo in El Diario (Ciudad Juárez, Chihuahua)
1/25/08, titled "The narcotraffic war," he states, "There is no
war in Mexico, but a difficult, costly and bloody fight by the
Mexican state against powerful criminal groups which, aside from
the economic power and firepower they have accumulated, has
corrupted law enforcement officials in the areas where they
operate, including most likely some areas of our neighbor to
the north." (Emphasis added)
cartels pose a clear threat to our border defenses.
Numerous well-documented reports in the U.S. media regarding
isolated incursions across our southern border by armed – even
uniformed – groups indicate their disregard for our border.
The money, power and greed of the cartels pose a threat to our
national security. With the mission of our border
defenses aimed at preventing the terrorist threat to our
country, the cartels provide a potential for such factions to
utilize. Since the narcotic crime organizations already
have the means to supply the U.S. drug market, it would seem
reasonable that their services could also be obtained to smuggle
weapons of mass destruction and terrorists into the country.
as this report is based on Mexican newspapers, it should be
noted that Excelsior (Mexico City) 2/13/08 reported that
the 2008 International Report on Freedom of the Press, issued by
the Reporters Without Borders organization, placed Mexico as the
most dangerous country in which to practice journalism.
Mexico retains the title as the deadliest for reporters in this
hemisphere, with two of them having been murdered and three
With such journalistic courage, it
may turn out that in Mexico's narco-war, the pen will indeed
prove to be mightier than the sword.
-end of report-.
Summary of weapons and equipment as
reported seized from organized crime during the period of this
report. Note: News articles often lack numbers and weapon
descriptions. Lowest estimated numbers shown where
Grenades, fragmentation, stun, tear
gas – more than 335
40mm machine guns
Ammunition – more than 250,000 rounds
Rocket launchers – more than 20
Dynamite – 22 "loads"
Barrett .50-caliber rifles, some with
Cartridge loading clips – more than
FN Herstal P90 sub-machine guns
Assault rifles – more than 550,
mainly AR-15, AK-47, HK-G3, MAK-90
50-caliber machine gun
9mm submachine gun
Hand guns – more than 70
40mm anti-tank grenades
Silencers for automatic weapons – 31
30-caliber machine gun with tripod
B-4 plastic explosive
Slow burning fuse – quantity not
M72 & AT4 rockets
RPG-7 rocket launchers
MGL 37mm grenade launchers
12 gauge shotgun with 20-round loader
Uzi machine pistol
Landing strips – 16 destroyed
Light aircraft – 196
Helicopters - 3
Vehicles – more than 660, many luxury
SUVs, some armored
$358,644 U.S., 3 million Mexican
pesos, 20,000 Colombian pesos
Radios (transmitter-receiver) – more
AFI (Mexican FBI) apparel
Military uniforms and other
Black and camouflage uniforms – large
Anti-riot gear including 14
Barrels and stocks for rifles
Training facility including armory,
arsenal and firing range
Torture devices (unspecified)
Border Patrol: $20 mil system
of sensors and cameras defending 28 miles of border near
Sasabe does not work as well as it should, and much of the
technology will be replaced by summer at taxpayer expense.
Five days after accepting and paying $20 million for the
work, Homeland Security officials told lawmakers Wednesday
that the virtual fence does not meet contract requirements
for detecting border intrusions and endangers Border Patrol
The officials declined to estimate a cost for replacing
equipment or securing the border.
Meanwhile, Homeland Security Secretary Michael Chertoff was
praising the high-tech system Wednesday, saying it will be
expanded to other rural parts of the border.
"We do what actually makes tactical sense," he said.
"We will expand the virtual fence. We are not mothballing
(the project). It did work. . . . There are some things in
it we want to improve, and there are some things that
probably it turns out we don't really need. But I envision
we will use this design in other parts of the border."
Other agency officials, testifying before the oversight
panel of the House Homeland Security Committee, said plans
to expand the system to the Yuma and El Paso
areas will be pushed back three years, to 2011, because of
The Sasabe network, called Project 28, was intended as a
cornerstone of the government's multibillion-dollar border
As hundreds of miles of physical barriers and thousands of
Border Patrol agents are being added, technology, anchored
by the virtual fence, was to fill the gaps.
"Project 28 was supposed to be an example of how we could
use technology to secure the border. The lesson is we can't
secure 28 miles of our border for $20 million," said
committee member Rep. Bill Pascrell Jr., D-N.J. "After so
many years of promises and tests and millions of dollars
spent, we are no closer to a technological solution to
securing the border. This is unacceptable. It's what's
holding up comprehensive immigration reform."
Contractor Boeing Corp. never consulted border agents before
engineering the system, which is not suited to the rugged Sonoran Desert. The project was eight months late.
A Boeing executive testified that the company spent more
than double the value of the $20 million contract to set
things right and is now refining the network. The Department
of Homeland Security awarded Boeing a $64 million contract
to improve the network in December, two months before the
government accepted the Sasabe work.
Amy Kudwa, a Homeland Security spokeswoman, said that the
virtual fence is not in "full operation" and that the agency
continues to test the system. Agency officials showed
lawmakers shadowy footage taken last week in which Project
28 cameras tracked three large groups of immigrants crossing
the border. The images were relayed to a command post in
Tucson, 70 miles
"We have the beginnings of a system," Border Patrol Chief
David Aguilar testified. He told the committee that Project
28 does track people crossing the border without the need to
position a Border Patrol agent, but he called the new tool a
"marginal, limited capability."
Congressional auditors and lawmakers on the Homeland
Security Committee overseeing the work painted a very
different picture, portraying Boeing's work as little more
than a multimillion-dollar science experiment.
Reading from contract documents written by Boeing,
Government Accountability Office auditor Richard Stana told
lawmakers that the company was paid to test a concept and
leave behind a capability.
"It doesn't work the way Border Patrol agents wanted it to,"
he said. "As far as a leave-behind capability, the fact that
we are going to swap out nearly all the equipment tells us
that wasn't met."
And the same old crap
continues day after day, after week, after week,
after month, after year.............
It is no wonder that a
frustrated public will fall all over ANYBODY who will
promise some form of CHANGE in the vain hope of a fix --
even an OBAMA.
We need a giant
WHAT COSTS MORE PER YEAR THAN THE IRAQ WAR?
Illegal Aliens Cause Massive Cuts For US Seniors - -
December 4, 2007
I hope the following 14 reasons are forwarded over and over
again until they are read so
many times that the reader gets sick of reading them. I have
included the URL's for
verification of the following facts:
1. $11 Billion to $22 billion is spent on welfare to illegal
aliens each year.
2. $2.2 Billion dollars a year is spent on food assistance
programs such as food stamps,
WIC, and free school lunches for illegal
3. $2.5 Billion dollars a year is spent on Medicaid for illegal
4. $12 Billion dollars a year is spent on primary and secondary
school education for
children here illegally and they cannot speak a word of
5. $17 Billion dollars a year is spent for education for the
American-born children of
illegal aliens, known as anchor babies.
6. $3 Million Dollars a DAY is spent to incarcerate illegal
7. 30% percent of all Federal Prison inmates are illegal aliens.
8. $90 Billion Dollars a year is spent on illegal aliens
for Welfare and Social Services by the American taxpayers.
9. $200 Billion Dollars a year in suppressed American wages are
caused by the illegal aliens.
10. The illegal aliens in the United States have a crime rate
that's two-and-a-half times that of
white non-illegal aliens.
In particular, their children, are going to make a huge
crime problem in the US .
11. During the year of 2005 there were 4 to 10 MILLION illegal
aliens that crossed our
Southern Border also, as many as 19,500
illegal aliens from Terrorist Countries.
Millions of pounds of drugs, cocaine, meth,
heroin and marijuana, crossed into the
U. S from the Southern border. Homeland
12. The National Policy Institute, "estimated that the total
cost of mass deportation
would be between $206 and $230
billion or an average cost of between $41 and
$46 billion annually over a five year
13. In 2006 illegal aliens sent home $45 BILLION in remittances
back to their
countries of origin.
14. "The Dark Side of Illegal Immigration: Nearly One Million
committed by Illegal Immigrants In The
United States ".
Total cost is... $338.3 BILLION A YEAR!!!
Snopes is provided for doubters:
THE ENTIRE POPULATION OF THE UNITED STATES
NEEDS TO KNOW THIS INFORMATION,
UNLESS THEY DON'T MIND SHARING THEIR
SOCIAL SECURITY WITH FOREIGN WORKERS
WHO DIDN'T PAY IN A DIME.
SHOW OUR POLITICOS IN WASHINGTON "PEOPLE
POWER" AND THE POWER OF
IT DOESN'T MATTER IF YOU ARE
REPUBLICAN, DEMOCRAT OR INDEPENDENT.
- TRAVEL ALERT FOR: MEXICO// REF/A/U. S. STATE DEPARTMENT
TRAVEL ALERT, WED FEB O6 08:45:58
1.1 (U) ON
WEDNESDAY FEB 06 08:45:58 2008, THE U.S. STATE DEPARTMENT
ISSUED A TRAVEL ALERT FOR MEXICO.
THOUGH THERE IS
NO EVIDENCE THAT U. S. CITIZENS ARE SPECIFICALLY TARGETED,
MEXICAN AND FOREIGN BYSTANDERS HAVE BEEN INJURED OR KILLED
IN SOME VIOLENT ATTACKS DEMONSTRATING HEIGHTENED RISK IN
IN ITS EFFORTS
TO COMBAT VIOLENCE, THE GOVERNMENT OF MEXICO HAS DEPLOYED
MILITARY TROOPS IN VARIOUS PARTS OF THE COUNTRY. US CITIZENS
ARE ADVISED TO COOPERATE WITH OFFICIAL CHECKPOINTS WHEN
TRAVELING ON MEXICAN HIGHWAYS.
BEEN KNOWN TO FOLLOW AND HARASS US CITIZENS TRAVELING IN
THEIR VEHICLES, PARTICULARLY IN BORDER AREAS INCLUDING NUEVO
LAREDO, MATAMOROS, CIUDAD JUAREZ, HERMOSILLO, MAZATLAN,
NOGALES AND TIJUANA.
While we are all playing
about to elect either an Open-Borders-Amnesty Liberal
or a Mad
Maverick War Hungry Amnesty Nut Job .....
A Mexican style Iraq is
running amok just south of our border.
We ought to at least have a
fence to keep the kids safe......
This is sick!!!
Information Regarding the Mexican Drug Wars
When combined with
other related information including that from the "South of
Cochise" items -- a vast and horrific picture evolves.
And the Bush
Administration is doing little as we still have No Fence
on our Border - and Mexico is now more violent than
And the violence is
creeping northward into the U.S.
‘Thousands of Aliens’ in U.S. flight schools illegally.
Thousands of foreign student pilots have been able to enroll
pilot licenses from U.S. flight schools, despite tough laws
passed in the wake of the 9/ll
attacks, according to internal government documents obtained
by ABC News.
“Thousands of aliens, some of whom may very well pose a
threat to this country, are
taking flight lessons, being granted FAA certifications and
are flying planes,” wrote a
Transportation Security Administration official in 2005,
complaining that the students
did not have the proper visas.
Under the new laws, American flight schools are only
supposed to provide pilot training to foreign students who
have been given a
background check by the TSA and have a specific type of
visa. But in thousands of
cases that has not happened, according to the documents and
current and former
government officials involved in the program.
The official says in one year alone, 2005,
he found that some 8,000 foreign students in the FAA
database had gotten their pilot
licenses without ever being approved by the TSA.
The FAA and Homeland Security are
now starting to crack down on a number of flight schools
suspected of training students
Is there ANYTHING that DHS can do properly?
cost Arizona workers $1.4 Billion a year
Arizona workers lose $1.4 billion in
wages a year because companies here hire illegal entrants,
according to a study commissioned by the Maricopa County
George Borjas, a professor of economic
and social policy at Harvard University, also concluded that
foreigners in the state illegally have reduced the employment
rate of legal Arizona residents.
Hardest hit in both
wages and job availability, he said, are high school dropouts
who, at the bottom of the wage scale, are the ones most likely
to be competing with illegal immigrants.
The study is being presented to U.S. District Judge Neil
Wake, who is hearing a challenge to a new state law making it
illegal to knowingly employ illegal border crossers.
Full text at
$1Billion here - a $ Billion there -- pretty soon we are talking
about some real money.
Our money - our Children's' and Grand Kids' money.
Candidates and Illegal Immigration
One of the most important issues in this year's presidential
campaign is an issue that most leading contenders have been
reluctant to discuss in a serious way: illegal immigration.
Following are summaries of the candidates and the issues.
John McCain has supported various proposals to
grant legal status to illegal aliens. In 2006, he voted for
final passage of S.2611, a bill to increase chain migration. He
joined Democrats in supporting legislation to permit 11 million
illegals to remain in the country if they apply for legal status
and pay a $2,000 fine. Last year, he voted in favor of two
amendments to invoke cloture on a mass amnesty bill. Mr. McCain
often depicts the immigration debate as a stark choice between
amnesty and mass deportation roundups. The May 29, 2003, Tucson
Citizen quoted Mr. McCain as stating, "Amnesty has to be an
important part of" any immigration solution. But, in the wake of
the collapse of the Senate amnesty bill in June, Mr. McCain has
taken a different approach, saying he has "gotten the message"
that Americans oppose anything that smacks of amnesty, declaring
that "we won't have sanctuary cities" and vowing to support
tougher border enforcement.
Ron Paul is
critical of mass-amnesty legislation and adamantly opposed to
providing food stamps and other taxpayer-funded benefits to
illegals. He opposes birthright citizenship for the children of
illegals, and favors deporting anyone who violates U.S.
immigration law. Mr. Paul is harshly critical of the REAL ID Act
- federal legislation aimed at preventing illegals from
fraudulently obtaining driver's licenses and other forms of
identification, depicting it as a plan to "stampede" Americans
into giving up "constitutionally protected liberties."
Hillary Clinton, in both 2006 and 2007, voted to cut off
Senate debate and pass mass-amnesty bills. Although she has
voted in favor of some amendments to increase interior
enforcement, fund a border fence and deter employers from hiring
illegals, she usually votes with amnesty advocates. Last year,
for example, Mrs. Clinton voted against stripping amnesty
provisions from the Senate bill, and she opposed an amendment
that would have made it more difficult for illegals to benefit
from sanctuary-city policies. Mrs. Clinton opposed legislation
that would have permitted the sharing of information on amnesty
applications with intelligence agencies, Homeland Security
Department agencies or law enforcement agencies. She also
opposed legislation that would have permanently barred
absconders, terrorists, gang members and some violent offenders
from admission into the United States.
has voted for some measures to reduce the size of foreign
"guestworker" programs. But the overwhelming thrust of his
record has been supportive of amnesty and illegal immigration.
In both 2006 and 2007, Mr. Obama supported the Senate
mass-amnesty bills. He supported the Dream Act and opposed
legislation information-sharing and legislation barring
terrorists and other undesirables from the United States. Mr.
Obama also opposed legislation on sanctuary cities.
immigrant every 30 seconds...
The U.S. Census Bureau projects the Jan. 1, 2008
population will be 303,146,284 -- up 2,842,103 or 0.9 percent
from Jan. 1, 2007.
Net international migration
is expected to add one person every 30 seconds.
The result is an increase in the total U.S. population of
one person every 13 seconds.
Do you think the U.S. can
sustain such an increase - due to immigration, much of which
is uncontrolled Illegal Aliens?
The answer is NO.
Just because Cheap Labor Business
Interests who can't compete ethically in the marketplace want
cheap profits is no excuse.
Lest We Forget:
Therefore to him that knoweth to
do good, and doeth it not, to him it is sin -
If illegals remain, your only security is a little gold, a little farm
and lots of ammunition.
Bill Madden [mailto:firstname.lastname@example.org]
Andrew C Wallace
ASSOCIATION OF FORMER BORDER PATROL OFFICERS
( Visit website at http://www.nafbpo,org
Border Trash is Major Issue
It's a long-standing concern of border-security proponents:
Illegal immigration and smuggling cause significant
The annual report, recently released by the Bureau of Land
Management, for fiscal 2006 details efforts by the bureau and
partner organizations to mitigate the impacts on lands in
Deborah E. Stevens, public affairs specialist for the Bureau of
Land Management, said the purpose of the report is to build
public awareness and get attention to the issue. "Tremendous
numbers of people and organizations are doing work. We kind of
want to let people know what we are doing and what kind of
project work is going on," said Shela McFarlin, special
assistant for international programs for the bureau.
More than 225,000 pounds of trash related to smuggling
were collected, according to a press release on the report.
Another 900,000 pounds of litter that resulted from both
smuggling and illegal dumping were removed.
About 24 million pounds of trash cover thousands of acres of
public and tribal lands. The most visible items are drinking
bottles, clothing and food refuse.
Illegal roads and trails cause damages to resources on the
landscape. There are also damages to infrastructure, such as
gates, ranges, fences and water tanks.
Also as a result of the project, more than 75 projects were
completed, ranging from cattleguard repair to re-vegetation. The
project also involved rehabilitating more than 100 routes and
maintaining 26 miles of roads.
Also removed were more than 130 abandoned vehicles and 1,902
abandoned bicycles. Removal of the vehicles, which are often
burned, is difficult and expensive because care must be
exercised to avoid further damage to the environment.
"Across federal and tribal lands in southern Arizona,
significant natural and cultural resources are also being
damaged, along with sensitive wildlife habitats," says the
W. Richard Hodges, a rancher who owns property along the border,
said the impact of illegal immigration is also evident on his
private land in Cochise County. "The migrant trails are
substantial," Hodges said. "I can run 30 head of cows, and they
can go to different points on my pasture, and a cow path will be
18 to 20 inches wide, and it's six or eight inches deep."
"Where the illegal immigrants walk, I've got a path that is
36 inches wide," he continued. "Nothing grows along it and there
is every kind of piece of garbage you can imagine."
He has found numerous items on his land, including cell phones,
baby diapers, plastic bottles, backpacks and clothing and mounds
upon mounds of feces recently released by the Bureau of Land
The BLM report is online: blm.gov/az/st/en/info/newsroom/undocumented_aliens.htm
It is amazing that
one never hears from any of the Envio-organizations complaining
about Illegal Alien and Drug Trash.
Eco-Wacko B.S. Never Ends
are railing against the federal government for approving a fence
along Arizona's border that would cut through the San Pedro
Riparian National Conservation Area, a move that the
Wackologists say could endanger wildlife and possibly one
of the state's last free-flowing rivers.
(It is NOT a
free-flowing river and has not been for over 100 + years – it is
an intermittent stream)
The Sierra Club and Washington-based Defenders of Wildlife filed for a
temporary restraining order Friday in D.C. Circuit Court to halt
fence construction in the riparian area.
The filing follows an appeal the groups filed earlier in the week against
the Bureau of Land Management and the U.S. Department of the
Interior asking for a halt on all border-fence construction in
Arizona until a thorough environmental study is done.
A judge will rule on the latest request early next week, says a Sierra
Club executive committee member.
Construction is under way on the 10,000-foot fence segment crossing the
San Pedro area. The fence is part of an 8-mile extension of the
Naco border wall that would eventually be among 370 miles of
fencing built along the U.S. border with Mexico by the end of
2008. Sixty to 90 miles will be in Arizona.
"The Arizona border is being walled off right now, and it's being done
without the government taking into consideration the impacts to
wildlife," says the Defenders of Wildlife.
The San Pedro Riparian National Conservation Area
is a 58,000-acre public preserve surrounding 40 miles of the San
Pedro River. Cottonwood and willow forests on the banks host
more than 80 types of mammals and more than 350 bird species.
Eco-Wackologists opine construction could permanently damage the
river and the wildlife it supports.
An environmental report prepared by the BLM notes that a barrier will
reduce environmental damage from humans and vehicles crossing
the border illegally.
However, it also states that barriers could disrupt or even shift the San
Pedro River's flow as sediment builds, destroying surrounding
vegetation and wildlife habitats.
The report noted that a fence could block wildlife from watering holes
and kin across the border. It could also funnel animals to new
routes outside the barrier's limits, just as it could with
Construction is also expected to disinter buried bones that members of
the Tohono O'odham Tribe claims as their ancestors.
Eco-Wackologists from the Nature Constapancy met with Border
Patrol officials Friday to bitch about the construction.
"It's a really complicated balance between national-security issues and
habitat protection," said By-Golly-Holly Richter, Upper San
Pedro Program director for the Nature Constapancy.
Trash and environmental damage from illegal-migration traffic has
battered the riparian area. A barbed-wire fence has been the
only partition between the countries.
Homeland Security asked the BLM for access through the
conservation area for a fence in September 2006.
On Aug. 31, the BLM's Tucson office signed a document stating that the
planned wall, vehicle barriers and access road "will not have
any significant impacts on the human environment" and, thus,
would not require more extensive environmental study. On Sept.
10, the BLM signed over the right of way.
The wall won't run through the river itself. The BLM has asked that 1,250
feet of removable vehicle barriers be placed along the riverbed
The right-of-way permit included several such requests to protect the
riparian area, including that soils be stabilized with native
species and all trucks be power-washed before entering the area
to avoid spreading invasive plants.
But the recommendations are not binding under the permit's terms, says
the BLM's Tucson office.
The effects of illegal immigration have been punishing to Arizona's
public lands, which make up 85 percent of the border.
Trash, toxic waste and illegal foot and vehicle paths scar many
once-pristine spaces. Safety concerns have led to closures in
Organ Pipe Cactus National Monument and Buenos Aires National
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possible negative effects of the fence will be miniscule as
compared to the daily damage and destruction caused by the
illegal alien and drug traffic through the area.
ever talk to a Eco-Wackologist you will quickly note that their
brain functions are akin to that of a dung beetle.
WHAT THEY ARE TRYING TO PRESERVE?
Lay-up/Rest Area Discovered by
We are all
breathed sigh of relief the day the Senate defeated the
Amnesty Bill, but the USA is still being invaded!
We discovered one of
the biggest lay-ups we have ever found.
is on an ‘illegal super highway’ from Mexico to the USA
(Tucson) used by human smugglers.
It is located in a
wash area approximately ¼ of a mile long just south of
Eco-Wacko B.S. Never Ends
are railing against the federal government for approving a
fence along Arizona's border that would cut through the San
Pedro Riparian National Conservation Area, a move that the
Wackologists say could endanger wildlife and possibly
one of the state's last free-flowing rivers.
NOT a free-flowing river and has not been for over 100 +
years – it is an intermittent stream)
The root cause of most illegal
immigration is a corrupt elitist Mexico government that puts
"the bite" on both its citizens and visitors.
Mexican citizens can't get an
adequate education or gainful employment.
The government is non-responsive to
its people for one reason only; it can export its poor to the
As hard as the journey is for
illegal aliens to get here, it is easier than changing their own
If we seal our borders and deport illegals who come to our
attention, it will force the good people of Mexico to demand a
new free honest government.
It is the only long-term solution,
barring the U.S. conquering Mexico and making it our 51st
through 60th states.
Buz Williams, retired sergeant, Long
Beach (Calif.) Police Department, Prescott, AZ.
agree with everything stated except that it is up to the Mexican
people to fix their own government and country. Not just
run away like a bunch of whining weenies to mooch off of the big
bad Gringo sacrificing their supposed Mexican culture and
heritage to clean toilets, pick fruit, and wash soiled
Observe as a Mullah
gets verbally bitch-slapped by a gutsy Arab lady
Here is a powerful and
amazing statement on Al Jazeera television.
The woman is Wafa
Sultan, an Arab-American psychologist from Los Angeles.
This film clip should be
shown around the world repeatedly!
this is why Islam treats women so horribly and holds them down.
giving women full and equal rights in Islamic countries would be
the best way to de-nut the Mad Mullahs and Creepy Clerics
Cowboys and Muslims
Three strangers strike up a conversation in the airport
passenger lounge in Bozeman, Montana, while awaiting their
One is an American Indian passing through from Lame Deer. Another
is a Cowboy on his way to Billings for a livestock show & the
third passenger is a fundamentalist Arab student, newly
arrived at Montana State University from the Middle East .
Their discussion drifts to their diverse cultures. Soon, the
two Westerners learn that the Arab is a devout, radical Muslim
and the conversation falls into an uneasy lull.
The cowboy leans back in his chair, crosses his boots on
a magazine table and tips his big sweat-stained hat forward over
The wind outside is blowing tumbleweeds around, and the
old windsock is flapping; but still no plane comes.
Finally, the American Indian clears his throat and softly he
"At one time here, my people were many, but sadly, now we are
The Montana cowboy remarks -
"That's 'cause we played Cowboys and Indians".
The Muslim student raises an eyebrow and leans forward,
"Once my people were few," he sneers, "and now we are many. Why
do you suppose that is?"
The Montana cowboy shifts his toothpick to one side of his
mouth and from the darkness beneath his Stetson says in a smooth
"That's 'cause we ain't played Cowboys and Muslims --- Yet. "
truth about the encroachment of Islam in Europe!
The PR push is on -- Great
effort on-going to convince public that the Feds are
actually doing something.
The amount is
This PR push is about
less than 100 miles of fence of a 2,000 mile border = .5%
A bunch of PR on the fence
while Mexican trucks are unleashed all across the border
into the U.S. Heartland in spite of repeated outrage by the
New Border Fence Rising
Primary fencing along Arizona's stretch of the U.S.-Mexican
border will more than triple to 80 miles by Christmas if
construction target dates are met.
effort to comply with the Secure Fence Act of 2006 that
mandates 370 miles of new primary fencing, Department of
Homeland Security officials are fast-tracking large sections
of new 12- to 18-foot-high barriers in Sasabe, Nogales,
Naco, Douglas and Yuma.
Officials have already doubled the miles of fencing to 51.8
miles; they hope to have more than 80 miles erected by the
end of the year. By the end of the next fiscal year, they
plan to build at least 20 additional miles, bringing the
total miles of fencing to nearly 100 miles along the state's
U.S. Border Patrol and border security advocates say the
fencing is long overdue and needed to curb illegal
"Every place where a fence has been put up it has worked,"
said Dave Stoddard, a former Border Patrol supervisor who
retired in 1996 after 27 years with the agency.
"There should be a fence from San Diego to Brownsville and
it should already be up."
environmentalists and some Southern Arizona residents are
troubled by what they say is the Department of Homeland
Security's disregard for impacts on wildlife such as the
jaguar and about what residents think. And, they say, the
fencing is a boondoggle that won't stop illegal border
Department of Homeland is an out-of-control federal agency
with no regard for public concern about environmental
impacts," said Daniel Patterson, southwest director for
Public Employees for Environmental Responsibility. "The only
thing these fences won't stop are people."
jaguar — a federally recognized endangered species — is at
the center of the dispute. Jaguar researchers and
conservationists say the fencing will destroy any hope of
the cat permanently returning to the United States. Homeland
Security says the fences won't cut into known jaguar
corridors, and have the backing of the U.S. Fish and
Friday, that agency issued a biological opinion giving the
green light on construction of 31 miles of primary fences in
Sasabe, Nogales, Naco and Douglas despite acknowledging the
barriers could hurt the northern jaguar population in
Southern Arizona and damage some lesser long-nosed bat
"Because the area used by jaguars in the United States is
such a small part of the overall range of the species and
because of nomadic use by jaguars, the range of the jaguar
in the United States is not enough area to provide for the
conservation (i.e., recovery) of the jaguar … and it cannot
be defined as essential to the conservation of the species,"
the report stated.
and Wildlife instructed U.S. Customs and Border Protection
to assist in monitoring, conservation and recovery measures
for the jaguar.
decision didn't please jaguar conservationists.
fencing project and lack of conservation recommendations
will undermine a decade of bi-national collaboration aimed
at recovering the American jaguar," said Craig Miller,
southwest representative of Defenders of Wildlife and vice
president of the Northern Jaguar Project. "This misguided
project will essentially seal the fate of the American
1996, four male jaguars have been repeatedly photographed in
Southern Arizona in between Nogales and Sasabe and in
Cochise County near the Arizona-New Mexico border.
Jaguars had been sighted only four times in the United
States in the previous three decades.
fencing will push smuggling routes and law enforcement
activity into jaguars' preferred corridors, decreasing the
odds of recovery, said Jack L. Childs, project coordinator
for the Borderlands Jaguar Detection Project, based in
"If we ever
want this small population to recover, we are going to have
to give them their opportunity to cross back and forth,"
security is paramount and the impact on the total population
limited, Childs said that's not an excuse to knowingly harm
an endangered species. The government should implement
either political or less damaging solutions to slow illegal
seems senseless to me to have to sacrifice even a remnant
population of jaguars," Childs said.
Stoddard dismisses the concerns of environmentalists as a
red herring designed to keep the border open.
jaguar, butterfly, deer or other life form that cannot make
it over a 12-foot fence needs to be eliminated from the gene
pool," said Stoddard.
(Readers should note the large portion of
this article devoted to the insignificant aspect of 4
“possible” jaguar sightings years ago. This should
give some indication of the political bent of the left
the amount of attention paid to other eco-related
Efficacy of fences
proponents and opponents of border fencing cite a 14-mile
fence built near San Diego in the mid-1990s as evidence of
the effectiveness — or impotence — of the barriers. There,
fencing was followed by a 92-percent decrease in
apprehensions from 1994 to 1998.
it's well designed, the data shows it works," said Glenn
Spencer, president of the Cochise County-based American
Border Patrol, a nongovernmental organization that keeps
tabs on the Border Patrol.
Opponents counter that smugglers simply shifted their routes
into Arizona after the fence went up, continuing to sneak
drugs and people into the United States at the same rates.
is not going to prevent human migration," Miller said. "What
it's going to do is funnel and increase human migration into
the most rugged and remote regions."
Fences aren't a panacea and don't make sense along the
entire border but are a valuable tool in the agency's
arsenal, said Brad Benson, a Customs and Border Protection
delay illegal border crossers and give the agency an
opportunity to spot and perhaps catch them, he said.
Homeland Security envisions a combination of primary
fencing, vehicle barriers, technology and agents on patrol
as the ideal solution, Benson said.
congressional mandate to construct 370 new miles of new
primary fencing by November 2008 is driving the urgency to
build, Benson said.
Legally, the construction is within the scope of the law.
The Real ID Act of 2005 gives DHS the authority to waive
environmental regulations that interfere with its ability to
fast-track border security projects.
doesn't ease concerns from those who say the agency is
skipping the proper process and using the political mandate
as an excuse.
Raúl Grijalva, D-Ariz., has introduced legislation to
counter that trend. For fence proponents, Grijalva said,
"It's one fence fits all regardless of whether you are
affecting wildlife, whether you are affecting habitat,
whether you are affecting tribal land. There is a process
involved: You must consult with public land managers, local
communities, with tribes."
Miles of fence
Length of primary fencing in Arizona:
• Nogales: 2.8 miles (10.65 additional miles planned) =
• Naco/Douglas: 24 miles (23.25 miles planned) = 47.25 miles
• Yuma: 25 miles (9 miles planned) = 34 miles
• Total: 51.8 miles (42.9 additional miles planned) =
had become nearly extinct in the U.S. by the mid-1900s, with
only four sightings from the 1960s-1980s. Then, in 1996,
Warner Glenn, a Douglas-area rancher and lion hunter,
spotted and photographed a jaguar in the Peloncillo
Mountains at the Arizona-New Mexico border. Since then, four
male jaguars have been repeatedly photographed in Southern
We are talking
about 12-20 Million Illegal Aliens invading the United
liberal, loony, eco-nuts have their panties in a wad over 4
big kitty cats.
course, the liberal main media is slobbering all over
Fence 'Very Doable'
- Building a fence across the entire 1,952-mile border of the United
States and Mexico can be done, with only two requirements needed, according to
"All it takes is time and money,"
said Brian Damkroger, senior manager for border security and
exploratory systems at the New Mexico-based Sandia National Laboratories.
Sandia is working with the federal government in securing the border through a
border fence and other measures. Sandia also helped design the 15-foot-high,
14-mile-long, double layer security fence in San Diego, viewed by fence
proponents as a model of what works in deterring illegal immigration.
A border wall could be constructed across the southern border probably
in less than five years
if the federal
government devoted multiple crews to the project to work on different sections
of the wall concurrently, said David Hunley, vice president of Connico, Inc. a
Nashville-based engineering firm.
"It's a large-scale project, but it's not high tech," Hunley said. "You
just have to have the people to throw at it. You would also need the political
will to do it."
At present, the federal government doesn't plan on fencing off half of
the entire border. Rather, Congress approved and President Bush signed a bill
last year authorizing the construction of 854 miles of fencing to strategically
seal 700 miles of the border.
Actual cost estimates for the 700 miles of secure border vary widely,
between $3 million per mile initially estimated by the Congressional Budget
Office to the far larger potential of $70 million per mile to build and
maintain, according to a December 2006 Congressional Research Service
The high estimate for the entire wall is partially based on the
past cost of litigation during the construction of the
San Diego fence,
said a spokesman for Rep. Duncan Hunter (R-Calif.).
That should not be an issue now, because those issues were settled in
court while Congress has granted the Department of Homeland Security broad
powers to construct a border-wall.
Since that Secure Fence Act was signed, fewer
than 20 miles of fencing have been built.
That prompted Hunter to write a letter to the White House last month, in
which the Republican presidential candidate called the "lack of progress
unacceptable, especially when adequate funding is available to earnestly proceed
with fence construction."
Specifically, Hunter pointed to a 392-mile stretch of fence that is
supposed to be completed from Calexico, Calif., to Douglas, Ariz., by May 30,
2008, and another 30 miles of fencing that is supposed to be completed in
Laredo, Texas, by the end of 2008.
"Unfortunately, these scheduled mandates will be missed unless fence
construction commences immediately in these locations," Hunter wrote.
Counting infrastructure built prior to the 2006 Secure Fence Act, the
southern border already has more than 100 miles of fencing, said Laura Keehner,
a spokeswoman for the Department of Homeland Security.
By the end of 2008, the department expects to have a total of 370 miles
of fencing constructed.
The timeline for the entire 700 miles of fencing is tentative
But, it is likely that some of that would come from a "virtual fence" - a large
area protected through various electronic security measures.
The "virtual fence" concept has its critics in Congress, including
Hunter, who believes the concept is unproven. Hunter argues that the Secure
Fence Act specified that a
physical fence be built.
What the experts say
Damkroger, head of border patrol projects for Sandia National
Laboratories, doesn't discount "virtual fences." His firm
has designed fences that use a combination of censors, such
as infrared, seismic, radar and over-flights.
The goal of this technology, he said, is to detect and identify the
intruder, characterize the threat, and respond.
"In urban areas, we need a physical fence," Damkroger says
because there is a great chance of an intruder eluding law
enforcement. "Out in the desert, there is the ability
through surveillance to see someone before he reaches the
border, and more time to respond."
Also designed by Sandia is the anti-climb material on the San Diego
fence. This material is made of high-strength steel mesh,
"The holes are very small so it would be difficult to get toe and hand
holds," he said.
Should a climber reach the top, the fence is designed in such a way the
intruder would have to climb upside down to get over the
top, he said.
In the early 1990s, Sandia designed the concept of a three-layered
security fence. The primary layer would be solid steel. The
second layer would be the anti-climb fence, and the third
would be a more conventional fence.
Each layer would have a road between it for the U.S. Border Patrol to
access, Damkroger said.
Secure Border Initiative
of 2005 already has long-range
plans in the works for securing 6,500 miles along both the
Mexican and Canadian border that involves physical fences
The materials used for the border fence as well as the size of the
fence, are still undetermined,
said Judy Marsicano,
spokeswoman for the Fort Worth, Texas, district office of
the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, which is overseeing the
700-mile fencing project.
"It will depend on terrain; whether it's urban, rural or mountainous,"
don't have that."
But Marsicano said the material in most areas of the physical fence would
be made of either steel or concrete. She also said it could
include multiple different contractors - so different
sections of the fence could be made of different material.
The government is working to get input from stakeholders,
including landowners who will be asked to sell.
She also said the government is conducting an environmental and
engineering assessment, which will determine a more precise
cost for the project.
Such a security fence could run into environmental problems, said Hunley
of Connico, which has been involved in constructing security
fences for 25 years, mostly at airports.
At the bottom of the fence, for example, holes are usually small to keep
both people and animals out. That can lead to small-scale
flooding, he said.
"It can keep people and animals out, but it keeps trash out as well,"
can lead to drainage problems. A puddle around it can become
Problems could also emerge concerning issues of waterways, habitat
accustomed to crossing the border uninterrupted, and Native
American burial grounds located along the border, said
Security fences typically go eight to 10 inches into the ground to deter
people from digging under, said Hunley, while security
cameras could be installed on the fence, along with large
lights for further deterrence.
Ultimately, Hunley said, a fence would help, but it is far from a
guaranteed solution to protecting the border.
"It will only be as effective as the people
who patrol it,"
Will a real border fence work?
Critics of the fence say illegal aliens will simply climb the fence, or
the fence would just reroute illegal aliens to enter the
"A border fence is one part of the strategy,"
not a silver bullet. It has to be accompanied by technology.
Just look at the success of the San Diego fence. If someone
does attempt to get round the wall, Border Patrol agents
have more of an opportunity to apprehend them."
In 1996, Congress approved a double-layered fence - with a steel fence as
the primary layer, and an anti-climb fence as the second
layer - for
along the border of San Diego and Tijuana,
The fence has produced some improvement in the area, according to a
Congressional Research Service report in 2005 that said
illegal alien apprehensions along the fence region dropped
from 202,000 in 1992 to 9,000 in 2004.
Meanwhile, vehicle drive-throughs in the region have fallen from between
six to 10 per day before the construction of the fence to
four drive-throughs for the entire year of 2004. Crime in
San Diego dropped 56.3 percent between 1989 and 2000,
according to the FBI Crime Index.
However, a separate Congressional Research Service report from last
December said that although illegal immigration is down in
San Diego, "the flow of illegal immigration has adapted" and
"shifted to the more remote areas of the Arizona desert."
Critics and some proponents of a border fence have referenced the Berlin
Wall - used to prevent emigration from communist East
Germany to West Germany during the Cold War - which used
draconian tactics, such as mines and shooting on sight.
However, a more appropriate comparison might be the Israeli West
Bank Barrier, which measured 436 miles long and was used to
keep out terrorists.
According to an Israeli government report, the wall was successful.
Between April and December of 2002 - before the wall - 17 suicide attacks
were committed within Israel by terrorists who infiltrated
from Samaria. Yet in 2003, after the construction of the
Samaria section of the wall, there were only five attacks.
In Judea, where no fence was built, suicide attacks remained
the constant, according to the report.
Until some of
the government Weasel-crats get fired for malfeasance this B.S.
.............. Where is the fence?
The Hypocrisy that is Mexico
is a full translation of an editorial column by
Sergio Sarmiento, who regularly writes under the headline "Jaque
Mate" (Checkmate). It appeared in (Leon, Gto.), "El
Debate" (Culiacan, Sin.), "El Dictamen" (Veracruz, Ver.)
and "El Imparcial" (Hermosillo, Son.)
"The Undesirable Ones".
It's a Country that
openly violates the rights of immigrants. But, in order to
denounce it, it is important first to know its policies. It's
about a Country that keeps up a wide open hunt and
harassment policy toward immigrants, legals or illegals.
Government has established an agency whose main function is to
regulate and supervise the stay by foreigners and, in case of
any irregularity, to expel them. The undocumented immigrants
whom the special Police of this agency discover are treated like
They are confined
in detention centers which are no more than disguised jails.
not provided with an attorney.
according to local laws, they have no rights.
Granted that the
Government of this Nation has ratified the Vienna Convention
regarding consular rights, the foreigners are commonly deported
without their consulate being notified.
An article of
the Constitution openly declares that the Government may in its
discretion expel any foreigner without need of a previous
judicial proceeding even when the foreigner has legal residency
in the Country.
Immigration Police constantly carry out raids where it is
thought there are illegal aliens. A person can be detained
simply due to the color of his skin or because of his accent.
If someone is
detained by that special Police and doesn't have documentation
to prove he is a citizen of the country or that he has legal
residence, he will be jailed while he proves his immigration
status or while he is expelled from the Country. Nevertheless,
acquiring legal residence does not eliminate the practices of
Constitution itself establishes that the nationals will be
preferred over the aliens for all types of concessions and for
all Government employment, positions and commissions.
alien may serve in the Army no in any Police or public security
Nor may he be a
captain, pilot, boss, mechanic or crewmember of any vessel or
law sets forth maximum quotas for the number of legal
resident aliens who may work for a company. The companies have
the obligation of verifying the legal status or the citizenship
of its workers or employees.
are also required to certify the citizenship or legal residence
of their clients.
alien cannot obtain a driver's license if he cannot demonstrate
that he is a citizen or has legal residence.
identity certificates which may be issued by foreign governments
are not valid to obtain this license.
alien wife of a citizen is not allowed to work in the Country.
schools do not offer bilingual instruction programs for
the children of aliens.
dealings with the Government must be carried out in the official
Government does not offer translators for any proceeding or
litigation nor does it take steps to make sure that there is
bilingual information in public transportation or in social
are prohibited from holding important public positions even when
they have legal residence. Even if they obtain the
nationality, many governmental positions are closed to them.
a citizen by birth is prohibited from being President if either
of his parents is an alien.
are not only barred from occupying public posts, but they
are forbidden from getting involved in any way in the political
affairs of the Country.
participate in a demonstration or to express a political
opinion, whichever it may be, can be the cause of immediate
expulsion, even if he has legal residence. For example, an alien
who expresses his opposition to a building to be constructed in
his neighborhood can be expelled from the Country.
rights of aliens are limited. They, and only they, are forbidden
from being owners of houses, apartments, offices or commercial
establishments near the border or on the coasts.
also may not invest in certain businesses nor be owners or
partners of public transport vehicles or gas stations.
is a Country which openly rejects migratory flows, which has
a miniscule percentage of aliens in its population, (and) which
keeps considering as aliens those who have lived in the
Country for generations.
it's not the United States, Germany or South Africa.
country which violates the rights of its immigrants in this
fashion is called Mexico.
the worst of it is that we Mexicans complain about the
immigration laws of the United States, which are much more
liberal than ours.
14 GOOD REASONS TO DEPORT ILLEGAL
(websites provided for verification)
These 14 reasons should be forwarded
over and over again until they are read
by the majority of Americans.
they will have more reasons to demand action by their U.S.
1. $11 Billion to $22 billion is spent on welfare to illegal
aliens each year
2. $2.2 Billion dollars a year is spent on food assistance
such as food stamps, WIC, and free school lunches for illegal
3. $2.5 Billion dollars a year is spent on Medicaid for
4. $12 Billion dollars a year is spent on primary and
education for children here illegally and they cannot speak a
word of English!
5. $17 Billion dollars a year is spent for education of
children of illegal aliens who are born north of the border,
known as 'Anchor Babies'.
6. $3 Million Dollars a DAY is
spent to incarcerate illegal aliens.
7. 30% percent of all Federal Prison inmates are illegal
8. $90 Billion Dollars a year is spent on illegal aliens for
social services by the American taxpayers.
9. $200 Billion Dollars a year in suppressed American wages
by the illegal aliens.
10. The illegal aliens in the United States have a crime rate
and a half times that of white non-illegal aliens.
11. During the year of 2005 there were 4 to 10 MILLION
illegal aliens that
crossed our Southern Border also, as many as 19,500 illegal
Terrorist Countries. Millions of pounds of drugs, cocaine, meth,
and marijuana, crossed into the U. S. from the Southern border.
Homeland Security Report:
12. The National Policy Institute estimated that the total
cost of mass
deportation would be between $206 and $230 billion or an average
between $41 and $46 billion annually over a five year period.
13. In 2006 illegal aliens sent home $45 BILLION in
remittances back to
their countries of origin.
14. "The Dark Side of Illegal Immigration: Nearly One Million
Committed by Illegal Immigrants in the United States".
So using the LOWEST estimates, the annual cost OF
ILLEGAL ALIENS is
$338.3 BILLION DOLLARS A YEAR!
If deporting illegals costs between $206 and $230 BILLION
DOLLARS, by removing them we will be ahead after the 1st year!!!
[email@example.com]; on behalf of; Edwin
The above 14 solid reasons
are mostly economic in nature - the 15th reason is that they
refuse to acknowledge and live by our basic laws. Laws
that are the fundamental basis upon which the cornerstone of our
nation and culture rest. They are here by dint of their
own personal willful ILLEGAL actions.
It is now
2007 -- just think how many Illegals are here NOW!
Terrorists teaming with Drug Cartels
embedded in the United States — posing as Hispanic nationals —
are partnering with violent Mexican drug gangs to finance terror
networks in the Middle East.
According to a Department of
Homeland Security intelligence report,
nearly every part of the Border Patrol's national strategy
"Since drug traffickers and terrorists
operate in a clandestine environment, both groups utilize
similar methodologies to function ... all lend themselves to
facilitation and are among the essential elements that may
contribute to the successful conclusion of a catastrophic event
by terrorists," says a confidential DEA report.
The report outlines an ongoing scheme in which multiple Middle
Eastern drug-trafficking and terrorist cells operating in the
U.S. fund terror networks overseas, aided by established Mexican
cartels with highly sophisticated trafficking routes.
These terrorist groups, or sleeper cells, include people who
speak Arabic, Spanish and Hebrew and, for the most part, arouse
no suspicion in their communities.
"It is very likely that any future 'September 11th' type of
terrorist event in the United States may be facilitated,
wittingly or unwittingly, by drug traffickers operating on both
sides of the United States-Mexico border," the DEA report says.
Rep. Ed Royce of California, ranking Republican on the House
Foreign Affairs terrorism and nonproliferation subcommittee,
said the DEA document substantiates information that his
committee has been given in the past year.
"Hearings I held in Laredo [Texas] last year and this DEA report
show that our southern border is a terrorist risk," Mr. Royce
said. "Law enforcement has warned that people from Arab
countries have crossed the border and adopted Hispanic surnames.
The drug cartels have highly sophisticated smuggling and
money-laundering networks, which terrorists could access."
Garrison K. Courtney, spokes- man for the DEA, would not comment
on the document. However, he said that the DEA, which has only
5,000 active agents worldwide, is sharing information with other
U.S. intelligence agencies and working closely with local law
"We focus on drugs, but we keep our eyes open for any connection
that can aid our other partners in law enforcement," Mr.
Courtney said. "Everything we do relies on our ability to gather
intelligence. We have said for years that there are shades of
gray in the organizations we're dealing with. Intelligence
requires us to look at the whole picture. Realistically to leave
out a certain set of dots could be a huge mistake."
Since the report was written, other DEA intelligence officials
have said they are still struggling to cooperate with and share
and gather information from other lead U.S. agencies charged
with fighting the war on terrorism.
Lack of information sharing between U.S. intelligence agencies
is creating a blind spot in the war on terror and has left the
U.S. vulnerable to another attack, the report states.
"We are the eyes and ears when it comes to
gathering intelligence on the cartels and smugglers," said the
DEA official. "What we know for sure is that persons
associated with terrorist groups have discovered what cartels
have known all along — the border is the backdoor into the U.S."
According to a Department of Homeland Security intelligence
report, nearly every part of the Border Patrol's national
strategy is failing.
"Al Qaeda has been trying to smuggle terrorists and terrorist
weapons illegally into the United States," the document states.
"This organization has also tried to enter the U.S. by taking
advantage of its most vulnerable border areas. The seek to
smuggle OTMs [other than Mexicans] from Middle Eastern countries
into the U.S."
Peter Brown, terrorism and security consultant, stated that the
"biggest element" to the DEA report is the ease with which
terrorist cells have taken on new identities.
"The ability for people to completely transform their
nationalities absent of their own identities is a dangerous step
in the evolution of this cross-border operation," he said. "This
is a true threat."
Lending credence to Mr. Brown's concern, an El Paso, Texas,
law-enforcement report documents the influx of "approximately 20
Arab persons a week utilizing the Travis County Court in Austin
to change their names and driver's licenses from Arabic to
Under the current drug-intelligence collection, analysis and
reporting posture, the DEA runs the risk of failing to detect or
report the entry of terrorists, weapons of mass destruction or
portable conventional weapons into the United States, according
to the DEA document.
Many times, smugglers don't know what they are transporting.
"Despite all the pronouncements of the administration that these
networks and their funding is being traced," Mr. Brown warned,
"progress has been limited, and in certain circles of
intelligence, they are nonexistent."
This tracks with
the Anderson Report on Fox News.........above.
there will be some publicity seeking politico who will hold a
Breaking News Story that the Terrorist are coming across the
border from Mexico.
At the same time
the Jerkoff of Homeland Security will hold some meaningless news
event and announce some total B.S.
Bottom line -
the Terrorists will continue to cross into the U.S. and
eventually we will have some horrific event that will cause both
the politicos and Jerkoff to have more Breaking News Events to
state the obvious.
Meanwhile - a
lot of innocent people will be dead.
I gets a mite
Confessions of a Reformed Republican
I breathed the
proverbial sigh of relief after the 2000 elections. Bill Clinton
had just served eight years in the White House and had damaged
this country to a degree that is still undisclosed by the
"Plastic Man" Al Gore
had come frightenly close replacing Slick Willie at the helm of
America's ship of state.
I was elated that
George Bush won. Now the haz-mat teams could disinfect the White
House, the bimbos could be swept out and dignity would be
I wasn't concerned
that George Bush violated grammar and habitually made up words.
I equated Bush's seeming lack of intellect to that of my
I have a younger
brother who has a speech impediment and severe dyslexia. Those
who first meet him immediately come to the conclusion that he is
retarded. However, he is extremely bright as discovered by
several car salesmen, a stock broker, an IRS Agent, some real
estate agents and countless others after their having walked
away dazed from trying to take advantage of a stupid, illiterate
man. My brother owes no man a dime, has no mortgage, car
payments or other monthly payments, except ordinary utility
fees. He lives quite comfortably on money and investments he
made entirely by himself.
So, I figured George
Bush is an extremely intelligent man despite appearances. After
all, he had been governor of Texas.
Bush, in my opinion,
has miserably failed the American people. He has proven himself
to be an arrogant dim bulb and after the bright bulbs, (like
Colin Powell) bailed, Bush stands surrounded by even dimmer
bulbs. (E.G. Chertoff, Aguilar, Gonzalez and bunch). Bush speaks
about this being a nation of laws, yet he refuses to enforce
Article IV, Section 4 of the U.S. Constitution (secure the
borders); he refuses to enact the Country of Origin Labels
required by law over 5 years ago, the FDA is totally gutted and
inept DHS can't keep top level managers; the FAA computers are
dangerously outdated, foreign governments dictate U.S. policies,
NAFTA, CAFTA, WTO and U.S. trade policies are bankrupting the
country, the national debt rises exponentially and the U.S.
dollar is losing to all but the Third World currencies. Then we
have Katrina and "Brownie you are doing a good job."
Bush has become the
most inept President ever, with the possible exception of Jimmy
Carter, and Jimmy Carter wasn't as dangerous as Bush. Bush is
threatening our way of life by picking and choosing which laws
he wants to ignore just as a dictator would.
In addition, there is
Iraq. I confess that I was in favor of taking out Saddam. Once
that was done, Bush should have brought our troops back and let
the Shiites, Wahabis, Sunnis and the whole Muslim world settle
their differences. Those differences are going to be settled
whether we are there or not. Instead, Bush is wasting American
lives and capital trying to set up democracy in a region where
democracy is not wanted, nor is it compatible with Islam. Islam
is fundamentally a system of governance. True, they worship a
god, bow to Mecca 5 times a day and all that, but it is
fundamentally a system of governance. When democracy and Islam
collide, one always loses.
I got a queasy feeling
during the capture of Baghdad. I watched looters on T.V. running
amuck as U.S. soldiers stood by and watched it happen.
I think when Bush stood on
the deck of an aircraft carrier under a banner that read
"Mission Accomplished" and announced that major hostilities had
ended his naiveté' was epitomized to the world.
I spoke with a retired
U.S, Army Colonel a while back who has been to all the War
Colleges our government has to offer. In addition, he speaks
Arabic, Spanish and German. He served in the Middle East for
many years. I asked him what it is about International Law that
requires the United States to rebuild Iraq and set up a
democratic form of government. The Colonel told me that there is
no such requirement, and could not explain militarily why the
U.S. didn't just take out Saddam, and withdraw.
Now, Bush is occupied
with Iraq, ignoring domestic issues, trying to set up the
Security and Prosperity Partnership, pushing the Free Trade
Agreement of the Americas, allowing China to export poisons to
us, allowing Latin America to get cozy with dictators; allowing
corporations to violate our laws, exporting jobs, and shafting
middle America. I was under the naive impression that our
government works for us. The two major parties are controlled by
the same interests. Those interests need only buy a majority of
both houses and they get their way no matter what. Laws don't
get enforced and Bush does his kabuki dance, while John Q.
Citizen gets raped by corporate interests, foreign governments
and ethnic whores.
Our only peaceful
means of redress is in the political arena. When our politicians
ignore us and pay homage to special interests, we are doomed as
a nation of international statue.
What can we do?
This is a conundrum
that gives me troubled sleep.
In a country where 50%
voter turnout is considered exceptional, we are doomed. The
average American must get out and vote. Too many of us
mindlessly vote for the "R" or the "D" simply for "party unity"
without regard for anything else. Others vote for the lesser of
two evils, (I am guilty of that). A vote for the lesser evil is
still a vote for evil.
This society has
degenerated to a general condition in which the political
candidate with the most money wins.
Because voters are not
paying attention and because of misguided party loyalty.
Why be loyal to a
party that is beholden to those who have no loyalty to you?
Because I feel
disenfranchised, I re-registered as an Independent. In my state
an Independent can vote in either primary. This is a good thing.
I am not about to tell
you how to vote. I can tell you how I am going to vote. I will
no longer vote for evil. If the two candidates are not
satisfactory, I will write in a candidate of my choice. In this
age of the "New Media" consisting of instantaneous communication
via the internet and email, anybody can organize an effective
write-in campaign. There is no longer the necessity of being
able to buy expensive radio, T.V. and newspaper ads. Web sites
are relatively cheap to set up. All necessary information can be
posted and updated as appropriate. People can campaign for their
candidate from their computer desk and via telephone.
break the succession of candidates who sucker the votes from the
people, take office and then cater to special interests.
politicians govern by consent of the people. The people have the
power. We must take it back from those who oppress us. If we
don't, we are relegated to the rank of subject and not that of
free men with inalienable rights. We must wrestle political
power from the economically powerful. If not, we become like
Mexico and be governed by an oligarchy.
© 2007 David J.
Stoddard - All Rights Reserved
Dave Stoddard has lived and worked on the border
all his live. He has traveled in Mexico and has friends and
family there. Dave lives near the Mexican Border in Cochise
County, Arizona. He speaks, reads and writes Spanish fluently.
Mr. Stoddard spent 27 years in the Border Patrol
and served in Calexico, California, Vermont, Yuma, Tucson Sector
Headquarters and Naco, Arizona. He also worked in Texas,
Florida, Puerto Rico and other locations.
Stoddard provided testimony about immigration
reform to Rep. F. James Sensenbrenner's (R-WI) House
Subcommittee on Immigration and Claims in 1999 and a
Congressional subcommittee on Criminal Justice, Drug Policy and
Human Resources in 2002. He has also been a guest on multiple
nationally broadcast Radio and television programs, including
Bill O'Reilly's "The Factor."
I, like many others, no longer identify myself as a Republican,
but as an Independent.
I can best be painted as
a conservative. I despise Bush and the weak, cowardly,
greedy GOP - Mad McCain, Caspar Milquetoast Kyl .... and the
craven likes of Homeland Security Secretary Chertoff and Border
Patrol Chief Aguilar who both refuse to obey our laws - just
like our president.
The liberal Democrat
quitters who would sacrifice the nation's honor and our culture
for self-serving political gain are no better.
We have a problem.
In fact, neither of the
two major parties properly represent the the average American
The good news is that
most Americans know that and are also shifting away from the
both political parties to an Independent status.
The winner of the 2008
Presidential Election will not be the candidate who presents him
or herself as any of of our currently corrupted two major
party's best flag bearer.
The winner will be that
candidate who best represents the core values of the average
American or Joe Six-Pack.
We truly live in
AWAKENING OF JOE SIX-PACK
By David J.
I have been talking about Joe Six-pack for years. Joe is the
average American. Joe lives in a three-bedroom tract home in the
suburbs. He is married with three kids. Joe commutes 50 miles
everyday to work. His wife also works, she has to help pay the
mortgage and make the car payments.
When Joe gets home from work, he opens a beer, sits in his easy
chair in front of the T.V. and watches Jeopardy until the
evening news. For the evening news he watches NBC, ABC or CBS,
as his wife prepares dinner. After dinner, Joe falls asleep in
Every day is the same. Joe and his wife rarely go out. Every day
they go to work. They sleep in on Saturday. Joe does his yard
work and putters around his garage on weekends.
few years ago, when Joe was one of the first buyers in the tract
home subdivision, Joe noticed that the construction workers
across the street and down the block spoke only Spanish. He was
mildly irritated at the loud Mexican music that could be heard
from the construction workers all around the area. When the
subdivision sold out, he ignored the place a few doors down
which had several families living in it. Before that there were
15 or more adult Spanish speaking males who parked cars on what
used to be the lawn, had loud drunken parties on Friday and
Saturday nights and converted the two car garage into what
appeared to be an apartment.
and his wife were very busy trying to raise their kids and pay
the bills on time. Joe was uncaring who or what got elected to
office. He usually made up his mind who to vote for on Election
Day, if he voted at all. He figured all politicians are liars
and if they take office as honest men, lobbyists and "special"
interests soon changed all that.
led a "typical" life and he was contemptuous of politics and
Joe's oldest son had a bicycle accident and had to take him to
the emergency room with a cut lip. Joe waited for 6 hours behind
a line of Spanish speakers with fevers, running noses and tummy
Then Joe's wife escaped serious injury at a red light after
being rear ended by a speeding, drunken, uninsured illegal alien
with no driver license.
received a notice from the Country Assessor informing his that
his property tax would be raised by $400 a year to support the
County Hospital District.
watching the news last year, Joe saw aerial footage from a news
helicopter showing what appeared to be hundreds of thousands of
people waiving foreign flags and showing contempt for the
American flag, by spitting upon it, burning it and flying it
upside down. These people were demanding instant legalization
with all the benefits of American citizenship after having
sneaked into this country.
Joe sat up and took notice. He
connected the dots. Joe had been putting off buying a computer
intending to eventually get one to keep better track of the
family finances, so Joe bought a computer and went on the
internet. He enjoyed it more than he thought he would and soon
discovered internet sites with information and news that wasn't
on what he found out is called "the drive-by media". Joe lost
interest in Jeopardy and started spending his evenings sending
and receiving emails and
visiting conservative news sites. Joe found out that there is a
world of news that he didn't know about that the main stream
media ignored. And, while driving to work, he accidentally tuned
to a talk radio show and liked it. Joe discovered the "New
(If you want to know more about the new media, go to
read about it).
Joe was becoming socially conscious and aware that the United
States is in economic, social and cultural trouble.
Joe awakened to the realization that the future of his children
looked bleak. He realized that neither Republicans nor Democrats
have his interests at heart.
Joe tuned in and paid attention. He discovered that the details
of the Bush/Kennedy/Kyl give-away were not available in the
mainstream media. Instead of the facts, mainstream media played
stories of poor victims of our "broken immigration laws" who had
to walk across a desert and about Jose who opened a business
selling tacos because he didn't have a social security card.
Joe called his Representatives and his Senators. He sent faxes,
made telephone calls and sent letters.
Joe woke from his social slumber and demanded representation.
Joe registered as an Independent. He realized that both
Republicans and Democrats are loyal to the party, and not to the
people. He realized that the American political machines are
puppets of the ethnic whores, the U.S. Chamber of Commerce, the
Mexican Government and the corporate masters who don't give a
rat's patootie about national sovereignty, patriotism or
anything except profits.
The days of America's opinion and politics being shaped by
mainstream media, liberal spin doctors, and deceitful greedy
politicians are over. The typical American has awakened and
taken action. We will pay attention to what our "leaders' are
doing and saying.
The internet and talk radio shows give us a perspective we have
never had before.
scared. They will be held accountable. There will not be a
revived "Fairness Doctrine". There will be no mass amnesty. The
people demand representation. They demand action, not just
promises. We demand results.
We are taking our
country back. The Constitution works. We will vote in 2008. We
will vote with a patriotic disregard for party affiliation. If
traitors like Lindsey Graham, John McCain and Jon
Kyl have no opponents, we will write in a suitable candidate. If
there are no acceptable candidates, write in Mickey Mouse. Show
our corrupt politicians that we have had enough.
Joe Six-pack has
awakened. There are millions of Joe Six-packs. We will take back
America. It may take 2 or 3 more election cycles, but we are
taking back our democratic republic. We'll make it once again, a
government by the people, for the people.
© 2007 David J.
Stoddard - All Rights Reserved
Stoddard has lived and worked on the border all his live. He has
traveled in Mexico and has friends and family there. Dave lives
near the Mexican Border in Cochise County, Arizona. He speaks,
reads and writes Spanish fluently.
Stoddard spent 27 years in the Border Patrol and served in
Calexico, California, Vermont, Yuma, Tucson Sector Headquarters
and Naco, Arizona. He also worked in Texas, Florida, Puerto Rico
and other locations.
Stoddard provided testimony about
immigration reform to Rep. F. James Sensenbrenner's (R-WI) House
Subcommittee on Immigration and Claims in 1999 and a
Congressional subcommittee on Criminal Justice, Drug Policy and
Human Resources in 2002. He has also been a guest on multiple
nationally broadcast Radio and television programs, including
Bill O'Reilly's "The Factor."
Dave Stoddard has
been an expert on Illegal Alien Immigration and Border Issues
for many years. He is a regular on numerous radio shows
articles, while printed and read throughout the land, are not
usually printed locally because the local newspaper is owned and
run by the Liberal Main Media (Old Media).
The value of the
New Media is that it brings to the public -- The Rest of the
Dave brings to
the public a refreshing, clear and truthful account of what is
really going on.
The Anderson Report
is honored to present
Dave Stoddard's work and strongly recommends the following list
of Dave's articles:
Corridor of Killing - Terror on
the Border -- A review of what is going on, and on, and
on, and on........
rash of bloody violence is taking lives on
both sides of the border - and it is growing -
even if not widely reported by the Main Media.
SONORA, MEXICO --The killers wrapped the cop's head in silver
duct tape, using a knife to plant a message in his chest. As a
final touch, they left a hand grenade by the corpse--a calling
card, of sorts.
Three hours north, another group of killers hunted
drug mules and migrant smugglers in the hills of Santa Cruz
County, Arizona. There was a heavy U.S. response--armored agents
and Blackhawk helicopters descended on them near Sonoita. A
group of five killers was found three days later--but yet
another hit went down close to Pima County, Arizona.
It was calm for a few weeks; cops started thinking
they may have finished the group off. Then the hunters killed
again, this time near Green Valley, just south of Tucson,
Years of federal neglect of the Arizona border have
compromised the line. Killings are spilling out of control, hit
men moving in to fill the gaps left by American law enforcement.
The recent violence started with a power grab, one
gang of narco-traffickers overtaking another. Some say it's a
settling of accounts coming to pass from two years ago, when
someone picked a fight in a little town in southern Sonora,
where large narco-cowboys were drinking good Don Julio tequila
and packing machine guns. Or, some say, it started in the
boardroom of the most powerful drug cartel in the world, south
of there, in verdant, seductive, vicious Sinaloa. The
trafficking groups reached an agreement; someone had to die for
drawing too much heat to the drug-smuggling route.
Whatever the cause, this is the fact:
Narco-traffickers have been wiping out cops and cartel figures
in Sonora, while rip-off groups from Phoenix and
Sinaloa--carrying AK-47s and cell phones--are camping out in the
mountains of Southern Arizona searching for loads of illegal
immigrants and narcotics like modern-day highwaymen. The
Mexicans call them bajadores.
Meanwhile, the United States government--and to a
certain extent, the Sonoran government--are putting a positive
spin on the murders. The message from the United States: The
greedy smugglers are feeling frustrated, turning on each other
like starved rats. We're gaining operational control of the
border, they say.
In the provincial capital of Hermosillo, Sonora, Gov.
Eduardo Bours refers to the Sonora homicides as a "cockroach
effect," blaming thugs from other parts of Mexico scattering to
Sonora, chased away by an increasing military crackdown in that
This is a story about what the government doesn't
say--what's left out of the conversation when we talk about
The bandidos believe that it's actually easier
to hit on the U.S. side than on the Mexican side. The
closer you get to the border- the border is actually
erased and becomes a new territory, and mass chaos exists. This
is the primary reason that today's trafficking has changed from
storing or staging at the border. Instead, it makes its trek
north and is immediately crossed, causing problems on the U.S.
Three of the reported hits this year took place in
Santa Cruz County, leaving two drug smugglers dead and as many
as 14 migrants and smugglers wounded, reports show. In two other
instances, federal Special Response Teams captured a total of
seven Sinaloan bandits carrying weapons and cell phones, camping
out in the desert and waiting for drug loads to snatch.
The murders and rip-offs have scattered throughout Arizona,
from Santa Cruz County up to Phoenix. Consider the most recent
cases drawn from Santa Cruz County Sheriff's Department reports:
Jan. 29: A group of five armed Sinaloans were arrested
in a cave near Patagonia, Ariz.
"They had weaponry; they had cell phones. The cell phones we
caught from those guys matched the cell phones of the two caught
the week before," said Santa Cruz County Lt. Raul Rodriguez.
Jan. 26: Two Sinaloans carrying AK-47s were arrested
in Aliso Springs Canyon.
Jan. 15: A group of nine Mexican drug smugglers were
shot by bajadores with AK-47s. Two of the drug smugglers
Dec. 13, 2006: A Santa Cruz County deputy patrolling
near Peck Canyon Road found an illegal immigrant, Jorge Luna.
Luna told the deputy his group was shot at, then a man yelled at
them to leave the area or they would be killed. Luna and his
group hid in the bushes.
A shout in the night as the killers found them again: "So,
you don't want to leave, cabrones." More shots; the group
scattered. Nobody knows what happened to the rest of the group.
Dec. 10, 2006: Bajadores shot an illegal
immigrant an inch below the ribcage. He survived. Jesus Molina
and eight others had crossed through Sasabe towards Interstate
19. The smugglers hid in the mountains west of I-19 and found
Dec. 6, 2006: Border Patrol agents in a helicopter
found an illegal immigrant near Interstate 19 with blood
streaming down his leg. He'd been shot in the femur.
Sept. 2, 2006: A U.S. Immigration and Customs
Enforcement transport van is shot on Interstate 19.
It was one of three in a convoy. When the agents
arrived at Tucson International Airport, they noticed the bullet
hole on the cargo bay door, right side.
Then the killings moved north to
March 30: Two illegal immigrants were
killed southwest of Green Valley. Again, the two men arrested in
connection with that killing were from Sinaloa.
A Border Patrol helicopter found their campsite, which was
stocked with rifles and night-vision equipment. A group of men
ran away as the chopper approached; a third man was later
arrested. The suspects told sheriff investigators they were
hired in Sinaloa to rip off drug loads, said Sheriff Clarence
Feb. 8: Three illegal immigrants were killed when the
bajadores opened fire on their vehicle near Silverbell Mine
Road. Fifteen to 20 illegal immigrants were in the vehicle.
And in Pinal County:
Jan. 27: A U.S. resident, David Norris Jr., from Eloy,
was killed after a rip-off crew in a white van attacked the load
of illegal immigrants in the car he was driving. A 12-year-old
boy in the car was shot in the leg. Survivors told investigators
three white men and one Hispanic did the shooting. The killers
spoke poor Spanish and wore military-style berets and camouflage
clothing. Investigators still don't know if Norris was a
Finally, these incidents were listed in a report prepared by
Immigration and Customs Enforcement re
March 7: Fifteen illegal immigrants were kidnapped at
gunpoint after their vehicle was forced off the road near Warner
Road in Maricopa County.
Feb. 28: The Phoenix Police Department told ICE two
smugglers and 10 illegal immigrants were taken hostage, but were
released after paying a fee.
Feb. 20: Two trucks forced a vehicle carrying illegal
immigrants off the road in Chandler. Armed men kidnapped the
driver and his load of people.
Feb. 19: Twenty-one illegal immigrants were found in a
drop house in Maricopa County. They told the ICE agents they
were taken by force.
At no time has Arizona had so many federal agents
working here. But these agents' focus is on operations, with few
resources thrown to intelligence. The federal agencies don't
understand what is happening. The tendency is to react only to
events they know about, not seeing the storm moving in, experts
The Border Patrol reports a 14 percent drop in apprehensions
compared to last year--about 25 percent less than two years ago.
But those numbers are misleading, because they don't show how
many people attempted to cross, only how many arrests were made.
The same person can be arrested 10 times, accounting for 10
"They don't track the number of actual crossers. There's
really no will to do that, because it would just alarm the
American public," says T.J. Bonner, president of the
National Border Patrol Council, the agency's union.
Meanwhile, the Drug Enforcement Administration, whose
agents gather intelligence from south of the border--putting two
and two together when executions go down and coordinating with
Mexican law enforcement--has been cut back.
Consider this bit of news from the DEA's own Web site:
"The Drug Enforcement Administration is
currently experiencing a hiring freeze for all positions. As a
result, DEA is not accepting applications for Special Agent
positions at this time. It is not presently known when the
freeze will be lifted. It is anticipated, however that the
freeze, which began August 11, 2006, will last over a year and
possibly until sometime in 2008."
The FBI, which also places agents along the border to
investigate narco-trafficking and government corruption, had to
limit its hirings and recruitings through January, until
Congress passed its 2007 budget and allocated funds to the
"There's a problem here," says Michael Vigil, former
international operations chief for the DEA and a former agent in
Hermosillo. "Intelligence drives operations, and without that
intel, you're missing interdictions; you're not coordinating
with Mexican law enforcement; and you can't build that broad
platform you need to conduct successful operations."
IN SONORA, MEXICO
The killers came from Tamaulipas,
south of Texas--Gulf Cartel hit men. The note they planted in
the aforementioned dead cop's chest read: "Our fight isn't with
the government; it's with Arturo Beltrán Leyva and La Barbie.
All the city and state police who work with them are going to
Beltrán Leyva is the little-known boss of the Sinaloa
Federation, that conglomerate of narco-trafficking figures that
includes Joaquín "El Chapo" Guzmán and Ismael "El Mayo" Zambada.
The federation and the Gulf Cartel have been embroiled in a war
That drug war has encompassed most of the Mexico
border states, as well as Guerrero and Michoacán. Sonora, by
longstanding agreement amongst the Sinaloa drug lords, was left
"La Barbie," Edgar Valdez Villarreal, is Beltran
Leyva's Texan hit man. A three-year-old indictment sits in U.S.
District Court for Valdez; he's wanted on suspicion of marijuana
smuggling. Since the indictment, he's taken to Mexico, where he
heads a group of hit men.
Publicly, the Sonoran Attorney General's Office says
the note was unsigned, anonymous. But homicide investigators say
it contained at least 10 names of police officers throughout
Sonora who were targeted for execution, and that it was signed
by a wanted fugitive, Francisco Hernandez Garcia, aka "El Dos
Mil," who rose to power by eliminating the established Sonoran
"He terrified the police, and that is not easily
done," says a lawyer with the Mexican Federal Attorney General's
Office in Hermosillo, who asked that his name not be used,
because he's not allowed to speak to the media.
The connections between the families are tenuous even
during the best of times. Hernandez engineered a coup of sorts,
betraying the Enriquez Parra family and taking over the
Sonora-Arizona drug corridors.
The Enriquez family called themselves Los Numeros,
According to a report written by the political
espionage arm of the Mexican government, the Center for
Investigations and National Security, Los Numeros was the go-to
gang for drug trafficking into Arizona. In 2002, they killed an
Organ Pipe Cactus National Monument ranger, Kris Eggle, while
trying to escape Sonoran police.
A narco-corrido describes them better:
Poncho came from Jalisco,
The others came from Sonora,
The Nine, the Seven and the Ten,
and Chapo, they no reign.
But the Enriquez brothers are mostly dead now. Their
last strongman, Wenceslao Terán, "El 24," was the last to go,
shot six times with an AK-47 on March 10.
"He hired eight assassins from Tamaulipas, to conduct
the killings," the federal lawyer said. They were Zetas,
deserters from Mexican army Special Forces, the hired killers of
the Gulf Cartel.
Drawn from Sonora State Police reports:
March 22: Federal Preventive Police officer Gustavo
Vega Rendón was gunned down in Cananea. He was transported to
Tucson, where he died a week later.
March 21: Federal Preventive Police officer Jorge Luis
Borquez Garcia is killed in his Grand Cherokee in Hermosillo.
March 12: Two agents from the Federal Investigations
Agency (the Mexican FBI equivalent), loaded up with cocaine, are
arrested after they fire on a police station in Hermosillo. City
cops arrested them along with a hired strongman and five
hookers. But a federal judge dropped the charges against the
federal agents. He gave no reason.
March 10: Police officer Nelson Nicolás Chacón
Martínez was found strangled in Hermosillo.
March 6: Police officer Hero Arturo Gálvez Acosta was
found with a note nailed to his chest in Hermosillo.
March 6: Federal Preventive Police officer Aldo Guzmán
Palafox was gunned down while driving through Cananea.
March 5: A state police officer, Héctor Castelo
Arenas, was killed at point-blank range in the parking lot of
the prosecutor's office in downtown Hermosillo. More than a
month would pass before state investigators admitted the killer
was a deserter from the Mexican army's Special Forces.
March 2: State police officer Raúl Bojórquez was
executed as he drove through Hermosillo.
Feb. 28: A group of hit men killed off-duty federal
Preventive Police officer Miguel Ángel Mora in Magdalena de
Feb. 26: A group used 10 cop-killer bullets to execute
Agua Prieta Police chief Ramón Tacho Verdugo outside his office.
Feb. 8: A city cop, César Ernesto Domínguez, and a
former cop, Iván Valenzuela Córdova, were found with gunshot
wounds to the head in Caborca.
It's tough being a cop in Sonora these days.
Semi-trucks rumbled past a rest stop on Highway 15, near
Guaymas, Sonora, their jake-brakes groaning as they gathered
speed, heading north with goods bound for the United States. The
smell of smoldering carne asada lingered in the humid,
Carlos Maytorena, a police officer in nearby Empalme
for five years, was a little worried but nonchalant about his
fears, he says, explaining the life of a Mexican cop.
"If you don't get involved, you have nothing to worry
about, but man, is it stressful."
Shortly after the note appeared on the cop's chest in
Hermosillo, his police department got a call.
"They said, 'We're coming for two of you fuckers. You
know who you are,'" he said. The next day, all the bulletproof
vests were gone. Seven cops have already resigned from his
police department--fleeing, some to the United States, he said.
His 12-year-old daughter started asking him to quit
his job, and sometimes, he thinks his old Pepsi-Cola delivery
gig wasn't so bad. It paid less, but "you sure didn't face these
problems," he said.
The state government has minimized the violence.
In Hermosillo, the governor has been critical of media
reports tying all the killings together into a pattern of
José Larrinaga, spokesman for the Sonoran Attorney
General's Office says the media reports of a "wave of violence"
in the state are inaccurate. Some of those killings were not
related to organized crime, he said. He referred to two
particularly gruesome homicides in Hermosillo this month where
the victims were decapitated.
"Those killings were related to local narcotics
distributors and had nothing to do with the murders of those
police officers," he said.
The execution of Agua Prieta (across from Douglas,
Arizona) police chief Tacho in February remains a mystery.
"Sometime before he was killed, Tacho approached the
Douglas Police Department trying to reach out to the FBI," said
a DEA agent, speaking on condition of anonymity. "He had
information to give them, but we don't know what it was."
Port inspectors arrested his brother, Roberto, four
days later, at the Naco port of entry (just south of Bisbee,
Arizona), carrying 59 pounds of marijuana. His wife and children
were in the car with him. He was chief of police in neighboring
Naco until Feb. 1, when he resigned for personal reasons.
The job of police chief in Naco isn't very popular.
His was the 10th resignation in the past three years.
Agua Prieta Mayor Antonio Cuadras doesn't have much to
offer on the murder of his police chief. He said he has no idea
who killed Tacho or why. He adds that state prosecutors advised
him against hiring Tacho as police chief last September, but
they wouldn't tell him why.
Meanwhile, the violence continues.
Two hand grenades were thrown at the offices of the
State Preventive Police in Hermosillo, Sonora, Mexico.
Then, just after midnight, a newspaper reporter, Saul
Noé Martinez, was kidnapped by a group of men carrying AK-47s.
Martinez worked for Interdiario, a semimonthly newspaper
in Agua Prieta.
Martinez reportedly ran into a police station for
help. Two men came in after him and dragged him away. Police
found 230 grams of uncut cocaine and 27 9 mm rounds in his 1995
And so it continues...........
You don't read or hear much about this in the Main Media - or
Old Media - as I call it.
If you don't know about it you won't get upset and you might
just let all manner of lax border enforcement actions continue
Like -- Where is the fence? Fence? What fence?
Aw shucks -- they're just looking for jobs .... you know ...
jobs that Americans won't do ..... blah, blah, blah........
And Bush and Bunch and the Department of Homeland Insecurity can
continue to spin, and waffle and just stumble along -- doing
little to solve the border security problem that could just end
up killing you and/or your kids.
But, now you know about it -- the New Media is getting the word
out .. and the citizenry is just a little miffed.
Shift in Governance Away from Washington to States, Counties,
Towns and People
citizen groups multiply in Battle Against Illegal Immigration
Citizens see they can make a difference.
Recent lobbying by grass-roots organizations to force tougher
enforcement of immigration laws in Prince William and Loudoun
counties is inspiring similar groups to form in other Virginia
localities and even across the state line in Maryland.
This is a
harbinger of things happening nationwide.
Residents concerned about the negative effects of illegal aliens recently
formed several chapters of the umbrella group Help Save
These include Help Save Herndon and concerned residents
from Annandale, Culpeper and Henrico Counties are showing
old saying: Think globally, act locally.
Grass roots efforts of Help Save Manassas were instrumental
in drumming up support for a resolution county officials adopted
that restricts public services for illegal aliens.
The group played a very large role in the illegal immigration crackdown
that the board is pursuing. They played a very helpful role in
providing some of the research for the measures that the board
took and they were also effective at generating public interest
The resolution requires police officers to ask about immigration status
in all arrests if there is probable cause to believe that a
suspect has violated federal immigration law. The resolution
also requires county staff to verify a person's legal status
before providing certain public services.
Help Save Loudoun and Help Save
Herndon groups held public forums for residents,
candidates and elected officials.
Help Save Herndon helped organize a chapter in Maryland,
which has scheduled a protest at a taxpayer-funded day-labor
Help Save Herndon successfully lobbied for
town police to become the first locality in the region to
receive immigration-enforcement training under an agreement with
the Department of Homeland Security. Officers completed training
Local action is motivated by frustration with federal
inaction on immigration reform and by the desire to make a
difference in the local community.
Full text at
fiddles and farts the States, Counties and Towns will get the
job done on their own.
The courts will
be unable to stop the will of the people.
news is NOT being reported by the Old Media -- you have dig it
out of the Info Glut and irrelevant trash bombarding the
The Ticking China Bomb
Think it’s just food? Think again. Many critical products could
fall prey to China’s erratic production system.
American leaders are
finally starting to recognize how domestic businesses –
especially manufacturers – and workers are threatened by
predatory Chinese competition.
Some now understand how U.S.
national security is threatened by massive transfers of
cutting-edge militarily relevant technology to this emerging,
Now Americans are seeing
that their economy depends heavily on products from a country
lacking any foundation stones of a culture of consumer safety.
Mounting consumer fears and official outrage about dangerous
Chinese ingredients in American food and drug product markets
have clearly thrown multinational manufacturers for a loop.
Are American producers of capital goods and high tech products
next? In particular, is the recall of 450,000 defective
Chinese-made tires ordered by Washington the first sign of a
full-blown China-gate scandal over more advanced manufactures?
So far, the portents are mixed. But like the food and drug mess,
the tire recall is a timely reminder of the costs and risks to
the United States and the world of policies that have suddenly
and indiscriminately opened global markets to China.
And the situation
won’t change significantly any time soon, whether the problem is
general regulatory backwardness, a corrupt legal system, a lack
of strong, independent restraints on state and corporate power,
or the sheer magnitude of monitoring a vast, dynamic industrial
Of course, Americans could wind up shrugging off today’s China
product horror stories. They certainly have in the past. After
all, Americans keep buying Chinese-made consumer electronic
products whose extension cords overheat and spark and whose
batteries explode and ignite, Chinese-made toys loaded with
lead, Chinese-made batteries and pajamas that burn, Chinese-made
infant seats that fall apart, and on and on. In 2000, a
defective Chinese-made part was even implicated in the crash of
an Alaska Airlines jet. Nor do the revelations of the last few
weeks represent the first Chinese food scare to hit the Unite
Nonetheless, China-related fears could easily one day undermine
consumer confidence in America’s core manufacturing sectors. For
one big new wrinkle supercharging today’s food and drug alarms
is increasingly present in capital-intensive and high tech U.S.
industries – surging usage of Chinese intermediate and other
Most Americans (including a depressing number of
policymakers) still mistakenly dismiss U.S. imports of Chinese
goods as consisting overwhelmingly of labor-intensive garments
consumer reactions to learning that Chinese-made parts and
components make up more and more of their automobiles, aircraft,
communications networks, infrastructure systems, heavy
appliances, and factories themselves in the form of industrial
machinery of all types. And imagine the shock value of finding
out about multinationals’ plans to boost levels of Chinese
content much higher.
China’s presence in core manufacturing remains small but the
growth rates are stunning. For example, original research by the
U.S. Business and Industry Council shows that, in 1997 (the
first year that Washington’s new North American Industry
Classification System for slicing and dicing the economy came
into use), tires made in China represented just under one
percent of the U.S. market. By 2005 (the latest year for which
such figures can be calculated), that level had jumped ten-fold.
Chinese-made braking systems increased their share of U.S.
consumption from 0.7 percent to 3.26 percent during this period.
The Chinese presence in aircraft parts is still infinitesimal.
But 3.61 percent of all ball bearings sold in America in 2005
were Chinese made, up from 2.21 percent in 1997. For
metal-cutting machine tools, the figures were 1.29 percent to
3.61 percent, for a catch-all category of electronic components,
8.62 percent to 24.93 percent, and the same trends can be seen
in literally dozens of other sectors.
Multinational companies, moreover, insist that we ain’t seen
nothin’ yet. In 2002, GE chief Jeffrey Immelt announced that
the huge conglomerate would be sourcing $5 billion from China by
2005. Two years ago, Boeing unveiled its intention to procure
$750 million worth of Chinese parts through 2010, and Airbus,
which sells robustly to the U.S. market, will soon be assembling
jetliners in China and is increasing parts procurement in the
PRC as well Late last year, Ford revealed that the company’s
procurement of Chinese parts would nearly double from 2005's
level of $1.6-$1.7 billion, and GM has announced similar plans.
Business leaders often point out (correctly) that products Made
in the USA are hardly free of defects or dangers. They also
observe (correctly) that products made in most foreign-owned or
affiliated Chinese factories are held to the same standards as
goods made anywhere else by these companies, including the
United States. Any other approach, they contend, would
jeopardize the integrity of their brands.
A cynic would add (also correctly) that multinational companies
in core manufacturing sectors are often protected by their
concentration in intermediate goods production. Because
individuals consume such products only indirectly, they rarely
think about country of origin, and if they did, Washington
mandates little, if any, disclosure.
At the same time, so much can go wrong with the comforting
picture of manufacturing in China drawn by off-shoring
companies. For example, the relentless commoditization of even
sophisticated manufactures puts the spotlight on cost cutting
and thus raises the pressure to farm out work to largely
anonymous Chinese or other Asian subcontractors with no brand
vulnerability – and to look the other way at low quality.
Meanwhile, weak intellectual property protection and the scale
of supply chains, plus continuing pressure from the Chinese
government to share technology with Chinese partners, greatly
multiply the chances of using knock-offs.
As with the food and drug scare, given the enormous inroads made
in our economy by products from China (and other
regulation-light countries), the best and most practical
American response would be detailed labeling requirements. These
would enable consumers to know exactly what they are buying, and
to decide how much bargains from problem countries are really
worth. Such a genuinely free market approach, relying on
information and the pricing mechanism, would also enable
producers to adjust most efficiently to evolving consumer tastes
Some companies, Tyson Foods and Colgate-Palmolive, are already
publicizing some China sourcing information and changes in their
own procurement policies to allay consumer fears. But truly
comprehensive data is needed, not selective disclosures – and
for every product sold in the United States
Indeed, this could and should be the most far-reaching and
welcome consequence of the current Chinese food and drug scares.
They could generate the political will to force open corporate
books and at long last reveal to Americans exactly how much and
what kind of production and jobs have been sent to China and
other foreign countries. With the multinationals' monopoly on
off-shoring information broken, the nation could finally weigh
the pluses and minuses of Washington's China and globalization
policies with precision and intelligence.
Alan Tonelson is a Research Fellow at the U.S. Business and
Industry Council Educational Foundation in Washington, D.C.
A contributor to the Council’s AmericanEconomicAlert.org website,
he is also a consultant to CNN anchor Lou Dobbs and the author of
The Race to the Bottom (Westview Press, 2002).
The facts in the
article are not new - they have been covered extensively in
The Anderson Report
Also the data
and associated information are available in many open source
the mass of InfoGlut that bombards the American citizen each and
every day - it is a daunting task to weed out the key and
The Anderson Report
concentrates on the
essentials of America's Three Wars currently being fought or in
the process of being fought:
order of priority......
1. The Illegal Immigration War -
2. The War Against Islam
3. The Coming War with China
Mexico’s Economy Continues to be Toast
Anything short of a revolution will not fix Mexico
You’ve heard the
border fence. Forget
self deportation and
strict workplace enforcement. They are doomed to fail as
long as the economic "push factor" driving illegals to cross the
They send us
their poor. The poor find
send money home. The
remittances are spent and invested in local businesses,
creating jobs and raising income levels. Eventually the
income gap between Mexico and its
neighbor to the North narrows to the point where
emigration is no longer worth the effort.
Economic convergence is the only long-term solution to
But converge how?
Does Mexico come up to our economic level—or do we go down to
Many economists do
emigration/remittance scenario offers the best hope of
Mexico’s standard of living closer to our own.
The only problem: it’s
not happening. Record levels of emigration and remittances after
1980 have not arrested a sharp
slowdown in the Mexican economy.
1980 Mexico enjoyed robust economic growth, with real per
capita GDP rising 99 percent. [Mexico’s Presidential
Election: Background on Economic Issues By Mark Weisbrot And
PDF Center for Economic And Policy Research, June
2006.] The U.S. was a comparative laggard: its GDP per
capita grew 63 percent over that period.
Mexico’s per capita
GDP was a mere 34 percent of America’s in 1980. But the gap was
narrowing—and illegal immigration was trivial.
Since 1980 these
trends have reversed:
From 1980 to 2000
Mexico’s per capita GDP grew by 16.7 percent, or by less than a
third of the 53 percent growth recorded in the U.S. Over the
following five years (2000 to 2005) Mexico was up 4 percent, and
the U.S. by 7 percent.
As a result Mexican
per capita GDP slid to 17.8 percent of the U.S. figure in
2005—$7,453 U.S. dollars versus our $41,891—according
to the World Bank.
The GDP gap vastly
income disadvantage of the typical border crosser.
Forty-seven percent of the Mexican population—48 million
people—were poor in 2004, according to Mexican government
figures. The official
poverty line, defined as the amount needed to cover
"basic necessities," is $4.00 per day.
That’s an abysmal
$1,460 per year. And remember: this is the poverty threshold
–the income received by the richest of Mexico’s poor.
Can economic growth make a
dent when poverty is this deep and pervasive? Absolutely.
China’s poverty rate fell from more than 50 percent in 1981
to about 8 percent in 2000, thanks to
per capita growth of
almost 8.5 percent per year. Similarly,
Vietnam cut its poverty rate in half, from about 58 percent
to about 29 percent, by
growing at almost 6 percent per year between 1993 and 2002.
But Mexican poverty is
peculiarly intractable because the country’s
income distribution—and the
fruits of GDP growth—are
overwhelmingly skewed towards the
rich. A World Bank study finds that, on average, a 1 percent
rise in per capita GDP reduces a nation’s poverty rate by about
2.4 percentage points. In Mexico the expected reduction is about
half that. [World Bank, "Mexico’s Competitiveness: Reaching
Its Potential," August 10, 2006,
Furthermore, by merely
crossing the border these folks are eligible
for $30,164 of public benefits per household, according to
the Heritage Foundation’s Robert Rector. This is an irresistible
The defeated candidate
in Mexico’s last,
much-disputed, Presidential election, Lopez Obrador, was a
big fan of FDR. He wanted to tax the rich to finance public jobs
and income transfers for the poor.
Any "Mexican New
Deal" would probably lower the nation’s per capita GDP
growth. But it may raise incomes of those individuals most
cross illegally into the U.S. [Using
FDR as Model, Presidential Hopeful Out to Build New Deal for
Mexico By Manuel Roig-Franzia Washington Post,
June 23, 2006
We should help
equalize incentives by reducing the
benefits that illegals receive on this side of the border.
Edwin S. Rubenstein (email
him) is President of
ESR Research Economic Consultants
Truly, nothing short
of a wholesale revolution will fix Mexico's corrupted economy.
By closing the
border, enforcing employer sanctions and causing the Mexican
Illegals to self-deport - the needed revolutionary enema will be
will have the Mexican Millstone hung around our American necks
forever or until we choke to death.
Mexican Drug Cartels grow pot on US National Forests
Security Chief Squats on Ass…
and has ‘gut
feelings’ about Al Qaeda.
Marijuana cultivation on public land in the U.S. is a
multi-billion-dollar business, run by Mexican drug cartels and
guarded by heavily armed members of U.S.-based street gangs and
Mexican nationals, says the head of the White House Office of
National Drug Control Policy (ONDCP).
"Our national treasures are now ground zero for international and
domestic drug cultivation and trafficking," said drug czar John
P. Walters. "We must push back against the invasion of foreign
drug-trafficking organizations through increased law-enforcement
collaboration, enhanced intelligence and expanded investigations
to reclaim our public lands."
Mr. Walters made his comments last week during Operation Alesia, a
multi-agency marijuana-eradication initiative in the
Shasta-Trinity National Forest, the largest national forest in
"America's public lands are under attack," Mr. Walters said. "Instead of
being appreciated as national treasures, they are being
exploited and destroyed by foreign drug-trafficking
organizations and heavily armed Mexican marijuana cartels."
Violent Mexican drug cartels construct, operate and manage 80 percent to
90 percent of all U.S.-based marijuana plantations — most of
which are in Arizona, California, Hawaii, Kentucky, Oregon,
Tennessee, Washington and West Virginia.
Those hired to tend and guard them do so with high-tech equipment and
California's public lands are exceptionally vulnerable, adding that nine
out of the top 10 marijuana-producing sites are found in that
state and that 57 percent of all marijuana produced on public
land in the U.S. is grown in California.
Last year alone, close to 2.8 million outdoor marijuana plants were
eradicated in California, including 1.7 million plants from
federal and state land, with an estimated street value of $6.7
The marijuana plantations also have lead to a litany of problems for
outdoor enthusiasts, law-enforcement personnel and the
environment, he said. An increasing number of campers,
fishermen, hikers, hunters and forest and park officials are
being intimidated, threatened or assaulted when they come near a
Mexican-run marijuana garden.
The ecosystems in the nation's forests and parks are also being
jeopardized, adding that to establish and maintain a marijuana
plantation, the drug cartels must clear-cut native plants and
trees, poach and hunt wildlife, and divert natural waterways —
all to the detriment of the ecosystems.
One marijuana garden can produce as much as 53 thirty-gallon bags of
trash per season.
For every acre of forest planted with marijuana, a total of 10 acres are
damaged. The service has estimated that it costs $11,000 per
acre to repair and restore national forest land once it is
contaminated with toxic chemicals and fertilizers, human waste,
and irrigation tubing and pipes associated with marijuana
is not a new story - it has been known for years.
Jerkoff and gang
can’t even build a simple fence in the open….
How can we
expect this clown to not get lost in the woods?
Of note is the fact that
we NEVER hear from the eco-nuts about how this is damaging the
environment or Bambi, or Thumper or Tweety Bird or the
endangered Screw Tailed Butt-Monkey.
YES, THEY WILL
Illegals may flee Arizona to other states
Illegals are contemplating their fate in Arizona after the
governor signed a bill that could put companies out of
businesses for hiring them.
News of the law, believed to be the toughest of its kind in the country,
sent a shock wave through the Illegal Alien community. It spread
far and fast as illegals braced for the possibility that they
may soon lose their jobs if skittish employers begin culling
workers wholesale rather than facing the possibility of losing
their business licenses, the penalty for a second offense under
Instead of waiting for that to happen, many are considering moving to
look for work where the climate toward Illegals is less hostile.
Others said they planned to wait and see how the law pans out,
then decide whether to stay.
Some are thinking of going to another state, maybe
Nevada or Colorado. They may not find the welcome
mat they are expecting. Other states are expected to follow
Arizona's lead in passing employer-sanctions laws or other bills
to clamp down on illegal immigration out of frustration with
Congress' failure to solve the problem.
Colorado already passed a bill that requires employers to verify the
legal status of workers. As a result, labor shortages in some
industries that rely on immigrant workers were worsened this
year, prompting officials in Colorado to contract with prison
inmates to pick crops in some areas.
Elias Bermudez, president of the group Immigrants Without Borders, said
his morning radio show was flooded with calls from illegal
immigrants worried about losing their jobs.
"A lot of people are planning to leave," Bermudez said. "A lot of
businesses are in danger of shutting down."
In response to the law, his organization began telling illegal
immigrants, who number about 500,000 in Arizona, not to spend
money except on essentials. The organization is also considering
launching a work stoppage after Labor Day if the law is still
intact then. Gov. Janet Napolitano has suggested that the state
Legislature hold a special session to amend flaws in the
Adrian Holguin, supervisor of the cement crew in Ahwatukee, predicted the
new law will worsen labor shortages in Arizona.
To make his point, Holguin walked from his pickup truck down into a large
trench. A four-man crew was laying the footings for the basement
of a custom home.
Holguin said his company is short five workers because finding enough
people is a constant struggle. Cement workers start at $10 an
Holguin, an Illegal from Chihuahua, said the cement company employs 20
workers. All but 5 are illegal.
The same goes for other companies. At some, every single one of
their workers is illegal.
Jose, who is from Hermosillo, Sonora, said a brother-in-law decided to
put his house on the market and return to Mexico with his family
immediately after learning the governor signed the
employer-sanctions bill. The law, along with other
attempts to crack down on illegal immigration in Arizona,
including police arresting Illegals and stepped-up deportations,
had become too much to bear.
So why are they only paying $10 an hour? Abusive Cheap
Labor Bastards !
Employers who chisel and cheat workers, Illegal or legal, need
to be run out of business. Pay a decent wage and American
workers can afford to take the jobs. If you can’t compete
legally – you don’t belong in the business.
This is a illustration
of self-deportation. Merely enforcing the law will cause a
significant number of Illegals to self-deport.
As other states follow
the Arizona example, Illegals nationwide will find that they
have no alternative but to self-deport. Those who don't
can be slowly scarfed up and deported over time - There is no
hurry. Consequently, the situation only gets better with
More and more decent
paying jobs will become available to legal immigrants and
The big losers are the
Cheap Labor Bastards and the Oligarchy in Mexico who will have
answer to Mexicans for chasing them north to work for little and
send their hard earned wages home to Mexico to fund the
Oligarchy -- a vicious cycle of greed and abuse.
Immigration – A quick review
It is important to remind ourselves
of the basics.
people, anywhere in the world, have a right to enter the United
States irrespective of our laws pertaining to immigration?
Unless one wishes to obfuscate, there's a simple "yes" or "no"
answer to that question.
If a "yes" answer is
given, then why should there be any immigration requirements,
such as visas, passports and green cards, for anyone who wishes
to visit or reside in our country? Why
not abolish the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services?
Why even have a border?
your answer is "no," one does not have a right to enter the U.S.
irrespective of our laws, what does that make a person who does
so? Most often we call a person whose
behavior violates a law a criminal.
If people commit criminal acts, should there be an effort to
apprehend and punish them?
The answer can only be Yes
supporters offer the canard that there are 12 to 20 million
illegal immigrants in our country. We cannot keep every illegal
immigrant out or expel the ones living here. That might be true,
but it is also true that we can't prevent every rape and murder.
Does that mean we shouldn't attempt to enforce the laws against
rape and murder and try to prosecute the perpetrators?
In addition to greater
efforts to secure our borders, there are several
non-rocket-science steps we can take. People who are here
illegally should be denied access to any social service such as
Medicaid, public education and food assistance programs. An
exception might be made for temporary emergency medical
treatment. In some cities, such as Los Angeles, police are
prohibited from asking people they stop about their immigration
status. While state and local police shouldn't be turned into
federal agents, they shouldn't knowingly conceal criminal acts.
The United States is a
nation of immigrants from all over the world. The resulting
ethnic mosaic goes a long way toward explaining our greatness as
a nation. Immigration has always been a blessing for us, and it
still is. But yesteryear's immigration and today's differ in
several important respects. For the most part, yesteryear's
immigrants came here legally. Because there was no welfare
state, we were guaranteed that they'd work as opposed to living
off the rest of us. Furthermore, they sought to assimilate and
adopt our culture and become Americans. That's not so true
today, where Hispanic activists seek to impose their language
and culture on the rest of us. At some public schools, they've
raised the Mexico flag atop the U.S. flag. They've announced
that they seek to take back parts of the U.S. that were formerly
Just to make sure that
we understand the basics.
Yes, it is illegal to
illegally enter the U.S. It is a criminal act.
Just because 12-20
Million Illegals have illegally entered the U.S. does not make
What is it about
'illegal' and 'criminal' that is in question?
Surely, many wonder what is going on in England and in Europe
Well, believe it not
we are witnessing the demise, the collapse of European Western
Civilization ... not to war, or Communism or Fascism,
but to Islam
and it is happening
without a shot or a fight, but with a slow, silent whimper of
That is why it's
called Old Europe.
"Is God Dead?" was the famous/infamous Time magazine cover Easter
Sunday 1966 that triggered a nationwide firestorm of criticism.
Murder threats were commonplace for the self-described
"apocalyptic theologian" Thomas Alrizer, a former Emory
Professor of Religion, whose Death of God thesis posited God put
himself completely into Jesus' body and died when Jesus was
More recently, pundit Christopher Hitchins' "God is Not Great: The case
Against Religion" unloaded both starboard and port broadside
salvos that garnered more claps than boos from book reviewers.
His smorgasbord of faiths — "Anglican, educated at a Methodist
school, converted by marriage to Greek Orthodoxy... and
remarried by a rabbi" — is discarded with fire-and-brimstone
atheism. "Papal bull for the nonbeliever," wrote the Guardian's
"The early fathers of faith were living in a time of 'human prehistory,'
when no one had any idea of what was going on and God provided
as good a back-story as any," Mr. Hitchens argues, but "Now that
Darwin has explained our origins and Einstein has charted the
beginnings of the cosmos, the excuses for blind faith have
The ranks of believers are still growing in the United States. But
European stats make grim reading. Eurobarometer surveys since
1970 in France, Belgium, the Netherlands, Germany and Italy show
regular church attendance fell from about 40 percent of the
population to half that figure. The Prague Post said only 19
percent of the Czech Republic's 10.3 million people believe God
exists and that more believe in UFOs.
In a similar vein, historian (20 books) Walter Laqueur's "The Last Days
of Europe" writes the "Epitaph for an Old Continent." European
churches are empty, mosques are jammed and the blind liberal
belief in multiculturalism is a leaky lifeboat in the
realpolitik ocean. Islamist extremists, spurning multicultural
stratagems for integration, were allowed to proselytize their
violent creed with impunity under freedom of speech laws.
Communist Party members did their thing in democratic countries,
so why not Islamists?
The devastating September 11, 2001, terrorist attacks against the U.S.
didn't change what European leaders were prone to dismiss as the
soapbox rhetoric of Islam's fundamentalists. After all, wasn't
multiculturalism absorbing Muslim youth that wasn't too
interested in mosques and Friday prayers anyway?
The July 7, 2005, attacks on the London subway and a double-decker bus
was reveille, but a day late and a dollar short. The
rabble-rousing had already morphed to the Internet — and its
more than 5,000 pro-al Qaeda Web sites — which now functions as
a detection-proof terrorist network.
Moving through cyberspace every 24 hours is the equivalent of almost
1,000 times the entire content of the Library of Congress with
its 130 million items on 530 miles of shelf space.
Steganography, the technique of concealing messages inside
innocent family pictures, is widely used in cyberspace.
Appeasement in the 1930s spawned near total devastation in World War II.
Following a remarkable, U.S.-funded postwar recovery, Europe
closed ranks behind America to push back on Soviet imperialism.
Moscow also supplied the catalyst of fear, which fueled the
engine of European integration. Much of the unskilled labor came
streaming in from former North African and South Asian colonies.
The whimpering end of the Cold War liberated Eastern Europe's
former Soviet satellites and Europe's Western welfare states
Almost two decades after the end of the Cold War, the 27-nation European
Union counts 494 million people and a gross domestic product of
$15 trillion, about the same as the United States. But
appeasement is back. A Dutch Justice Minister said, "If a
majority of Dutchmen opt for the Shariah (Islamic law) at some
future date, this has to be respected."
Coupled with an aging native European population and an exploding
Muslim influx (Mohammed is the second most popular name for
newborn baby boys in Dutch cities), the Continent's 20 million
Muslims will become majorities in several European cities by
midcentury. Meanwhile, Mr. Laqueur's "Last Days of Europe,"
tongue only half in cheek, fears the emergence of Europe as "a
museum of world history and civilization preaching the
importance of morality in world affairs to a nonexistent
A United States of Europe (USE) would clearly subsume the fear of
Eurabia. But USE is a bridge too far. The current attempts to
relaunch the European enterprise after France and the
Netherlands vetoed a European constitution reflect the lowest
common denominator of integration. "Europe is not willing to pay
the price for becoming a world player," says Mr. Laqueur.
Germany deployed 3,400 troops to join the NATO deployment in
Afghanistan. But Berlin decided they could not be used in a
combat role against Taliban.
What would happen in another Middle Eastern war? Mr. Laqueur's answer:
"The farcical and wholly ineffectual negotiations between the
European Union and Tehran about the Iranian nuclear buildup may
well be an indication of the shape of things to come."
Invariably, welfare trumps national security. European voters
will turf out any leader who tries to throttle back on the
achievements of the welfare state that allows Germany's jobless,
for example, to get by in Mallorca on monthly benefit checks.
Normal teaching in Berlin schools with emigrant children from Muslim
countries has broken down, writes Mr. Laqueur, "becoming
blackboard jungles of Arabs fighting Turks, Turks combating
Kurds, Muslims versus emigrants from Russia and the Balkans, and
everyone against the Germans."
The debate, Mr. Laqueur concludes, "should be about which of Europe's
traditions and values can still be saved, not about Europe as a
shining example for all mankind, the moral superpower of the
21st century. The age of delusions is over."
Next September, construction will begin for Europe's largest mosque, with
two six-story minarets, in the shadow of Cologne cathedral. In
London, an even bigger one is planned for erection next to the
site of the 2012 Olympic Games.
It is a
sad and tragic story, but very true.
We in the
U.S. have not really paid much attention to Old Europe. We
have been very busy saving the world from everything and being
subjected to 'Info-Glut'.
should pay attention to what is happening in Old Europe just to
see what can and will happen if we do not get our own stuff
together; rally around our own nation; and protect and preserve
our sovereign borders, language and culture from the illiterate,
filthy, diseased, rot from the south.
rather crude, but what the invaders would do to us and our
children and grandchildren is really very crude and far
We could go the
way of Old Europe - a nice, quaint place to visit .... for a few
more years, but after that .... forget it. It will be
The U.S. almost
succumbed to a similar fate - and we are not out of danger yet -
due to the slow and deadly infectious onslaught of Illegal
Immigration, but that war can be won and likely will be.
It is going to be messy. It is going to be very much so in
Mexico itself where a revolution will eventually have to take
place to save that country from its elite oligarchy.
A good book on
the Old Europe tragedy is
Alone: The End of the World As We Know It,"
which can be ordered at
And then there
is a very timely and excellent piece at
About 450,000 people are
in Arizona illegally - 7.3 percent of the population.
That would work out to
73,000 illegal immigrants in the just the Tucson area.
Generally, usually, always - official estimates are wrong and
total number of Illegals nationwide is estimated to be between
12 Million and 20 Million -
Tucson is hosting as many as 120,000
why your schools, hospitals, jails, welfare system, etc. are
overcrowded and non-functional?
tackle Immigration Issue – fed up with Fed failures
Frustration with Congress'
inability to tackle the immigration crisis has reached all 50
A tough Arizona measure leads
reflect citizen frustration. The pressure is building nationally
for these measures.
This year, more than twice as many bills dealing with immigration
employment as last year have been introduced in legislatures
across the country. Congress' sputtering efforts to reform
federal laws are behind the surge, as states look to fill the
strictest state bills we've seen this session are the one in
Arizona and the one just signed in Oklahoma. Arizona's is the
Arizona's is one of 199 state bills introduced nationwide this year to
take on worksite enforcement.
bill would shut down businesses twice caught knowingly hiring
Adding all the Border Patrol agents in the world won't do anything
if employers can continue to act with impunity.
The total number of bills nationwide addressing all aspects of
immigration, from crime to education, jumped from 461 in 43
states in 2006 to 1,169 in all 50 this year.
Arizona's workforce measure is one of a handful in the country that would
It requires each business to sign a sworn affidavit that it does not
employ undocumented workers. It imposes fines up to $150,000 for
filing a false statement. Firms must use a federal database
called the Basic Pilot Project to authenticate employees.
That system matches names and Social Security numbers but has been
stymied for years by delays and data glitches.
Prosecutors would be required to act within three days on written
complaints alleging illegal hiring.
Companies must fire illegal employees within three days of being told and
promise not to knowingly hire an undocumented worker again.
Those firms caught violating the law a second time would lose
In Oklahoma, employers are immunized from penalty if they use Basic
Pilot, but violators can be put out of business.
Last year, Colorado enacted a law that required companies to show proof
of legal work status within 20 days of hiring. It imposed a fine
of $5,000 for a first offense.
Colorado, Pennsylvania and Tennessee all passed laws banning states from
contracting or awarding grants to firms that knowingly hire
It's going to change immigration patterns in and out of Arizona because
it will make it a less hospitable place for illegal workers.
If the Arizona bill was to become law, it will put pressure on other
states because states don't want to be out of step and end up
becoming a landing pad for all these illegals.
Full text at
This news item - long in coming - reflects the shift in
governance from the inept and corrupted Washington, D.C.
Congress which has been overly influenced by the Cheap Labor,
Cheap Vote, Big Business and Ethnocentric (Racist) Advocacy
Event today the Senate appears helpless to combat the special
interest groups - leaving the desires of constituents behind and
rudely and arrogantly dismissing public outcry and outrage - 80%
strongly demanding that Immigration Reform be shelved in favor
of just enforcing the current laws on the books.
Individual Americans and individual States both demand that the
border be secured - not virtually, but really and that employer
sanctions be enforced.
Both individual Americans and Individual States know that we
don't have to forcibly deport all 12-20+ million Illegals
because most will self-deport.
problems have delayed the launch of a high-tech virtual
fence designed to secure a 28-mile stretch of Arizona's
border with Mexico. The cutting-edge fence has been
touted as the model for controlling 6,000 miles of
frontier with Mexico and Canada.
The delay comes a week
before the U.S. Senate is due to renew the supercharged
debate over a proposed immigration-reform bill supported
by both Arizona's senators.
The bill will live or die on how well the government can guarantee its
ability to secure the border. Until the border is
secured, key provisions dealing with visas and guest
workers would not be enacted.
The virtual fence, a network of remote cameras and sensors around Sasabe,
northwest of Nogales, Arizona, is the first big test of
that security-first promise. But in tests this month,
the fence produced unreliable results. It was supposed
to have been online by early July.
"It is our expectation that these glitches get fixed and fixed
immediately. We are simply not going to provide a tool
to our front-line people that's not ready," Homeland
Security spokesman Russ Knocke said.
Boeing Corp., which won the $20 million contract to install the fence,
was to have it working by June 13. That date passed as
Boeing's project manager, along with top officials with
Border Patrol and Customs and Border Protection, told
Congress that everything was on track.
Boeing has installed all nine portable 98-foot towers,
cameras, radar and ground sensors. It has fitted 50
patrol vehicles with computer links. Mobile and central
command bases have also been linked to the network. The
idea is to give front-line agents and commanders
up-to-the-second pictures of all the activity in their
areas. But the cameras and sensors convey
inconsistent information. Software glitches and
integrating all the information have proved challenging.
The project is probably much more experimental than has
The agency has consistently over-relied on technology since it was formed
in March 2003 and is overly dependent on contractors but
without the expertise to manage them. The result has
been anti-terrorism projects that slipped behind
schedule and over budget.
The virtual fence concept is the first part of an overall plan called the
Secure Border Initiative, or SBInet. Homeland Security's
point man testified recently that SBInet will cost $8
billion and be done in 2013. But Congress' auditing
division, the Government Accountability Office, has
questioned the agency's planning, and the department's
inspector general pegged the cost at closer to $30
billion almost 4 times the original cost - and none of
it is working.
Arizona politicians were surprised by word of
the delays. Gov. Janet Napolitano said she had been
assured last week that the project was on target.
"The department's failure to be forthcoming and the
repeatedly slipping project deadlines . . . undermine
the department's credibility with respect to this
initiative," wrote Reps. Bennie Thompson, D-Miss.,
and Loretta Sanchez, D-Calif., in a letter to Homeland
Security Secretary Michael Chertoff. The two chair key
House Homeland Security committees.
The Ad about
"Where's the Fence!" is no joke......What Fence?, Where?, When?
This is only 28 miles of fence that that they can't get
right on a 2,000 mile Mexican border that needs security
now; the Canadian border can wait.
The very thought
of passing any Senate Immigration Bill that falsely and
knowingly relies on false premises such as this flawed "virtual
border security fence project" that can't get off the starting
block is obscene and is an intentional lie.
importantly, the "virtual fence" does not apprehend anybody.
It merely documents that 'they came across and went that way'.
One still has to have boots on the ground to apprehend them, but
they are across and gone north into our communities.
American Border Patrol conducted an aerial survey of 510 miles
of border between June 1 and 5, 2007. This survey did not
include most of New Mexico or any of Texas.
The survey was conducted in a Cessna TU-206 using a Sony high
definition video camera and Canon EOS-1 Dx 17 megapixel camera
with a100-400 mm lens. Video and stills are linked to a given
geographical locations using a Garmin 296 GPS Map system.
video and still data were analyzed to locate each type of
fencing along the border. This is done using Google Earth. Once
each type of fencing is located, Google Earth is used to measure
Most of the border fencing consists of barbed wire stock fence.
Large areas have no fencing of any sort.
Total border surveyed: 550 miles
Single layered people barrier: 66.72 miles
Double layered people barrier: 16.5 miles
Vehicle barrier: 87.78 miles
Barbed wire fencing: 279 miles
No fencing: 100 miles
Barriers of different sorts have been constructed along the
border, mostly near populated places. Barriers designed to stop
people are mostly made up of 14' steel military airport matting.
Barriers designed to stop vehicles differ widely. Some are made
up from old railroad rails while come are custom-built using
bollard-type piping that is hammered into the ground.
chart shows the different types of barriers and how much of
each was found in this survey.
This map shows the extent of the survey and is a
Key Map showing where along the border the barriers can be
INDIVIDUAL CHARTS SHOWING LOCATION OF BARRIERS
Comparing the results of this survey with surveys
conducted starting in August, 2006, ABP has concluded that 2
miles of new double-layered fencing has been constructed along
the border since September, 2006. The Secure Fence Act of 2006
was signed on October 26, 2006.
has also noted a significant slowdown in barrier construction
activity since March 20, 2007.
will perform another survey, this time including the border from
east of El Paso, Texas to San Diego, California, before the end
of July, 2007. An updated progress report will be issued in
early August, 2007.
Continuous high-definition video of the entire survey
area is available to be reviewed by responsible agencies. ABP
has prepared files that can be imported to Google Earth showing
more than 200 medium resolution photographs of the area
surveyed. High resolution photographs are also available.
For information contact
American Border Patrol
2160 E. Fry Blvd. #426
Sierra Vista, AZ 85635
War is coming to Tucson
You are not
going to like what I have to say today. But it must be said, out
whispering about it now, but if we don’t face up to it, it will
only get worse.
The violent incident in
Cananea, Sonora, has hit the consciousness of Tucson squarely
between the eyes. Northern Mexico is in a state of war. Who is
fighting? That’s hard to say. Officially, it is the drug- and
people-traffickers against each other and the government. But in
Mexico, you can’t tell the players even with a program. You
cannot assume the police or the Army are loyal to their
commands. Many are working on their own.
In case you were out of town
two weeks ago, about 50 armed men drove into Cananea and killed
five policemen and two other residents. The men fled into the
hills with police and soldiers in pursuit. In subsequent
gunfights, 16 more were killed.
The U.S. State Department
has issued a travel announcement saying narcotics-related
“violence by criminal elements affects many parts of the
It is not too much to say
there is a war going on right across the border. It’s not a hot
war with firefights all the time. It is not a cold war, either,
with posturing and press releases. Let’s call it a warm war.
Violence breaks out from time to time for reasons unknown to us,
but completely unpredictable.
the part you don’t want to hear.
spread across the border and has resulted in several deaths of
Americans residents and visitors. Most such crimes are reported
as isolated incidents.
But the violence
in northern Mexico is not stopping at the border.
It’s headed this
way and a lot of Tucsonans know it.
It is crossing the border
because there is little to stop it. The Border Patrol is in
virtual rebellion against its supervisors. They have felt
betrayed by prosecution of some of them for what they see as
doing their job. Union Local 2544 of the Border Patrol has
published its position of “no confidence” in supervisory and
command personnel. They have called a meeting (members only) for
June 13 to consider their options.
You can’t learn about it in
most media, but the whispers around town are people saying they
are thinking of getting out. It looks like war and it’s coming
here. No government has acted to protect Americans living in
Southern Arizona. Our federal government is in full collapse
as far as the southern border is concerned. All we get
from them is talk. The only action we see is toward
integrating Mexico into the U.S. and Canada.
What will it mean when the
border is actually abandoned and anybody is free to enter
without inspection? It will mean that Southern Arizona,
specifically Tucson, could become like Cananea and other parts
of northern Mexico. Violence will overtake local police. State
and federal authorities will look the other way.
Our local news media talks
about growth and how we must plan for. But these events will
make those plans meaningless. When Tucsonans have to risk their
lives to go to work or shopping, this city will empty out.
Adequate water supplies will be the least of our problems.
The federal government
should put troops on the border to defend the United States and
its citizens. The troops should be given orders to use as much
force as necessary to accomplish that task. No soldiers should
be detailed to do paperwork and forbidden to fire on violators.
This is another war and if we don’t act like it, we will lose
this one too.
This war isn’t on the
other side of the world. This is for our homes, our homes, our
But the feds do nothing.
What is happening is according to their plan. Drop in on the
Security and Prosperity Partnership of North America’s website
www.spp.gov and read the
plans. Watch discussion of the so-called immigration reform
bill, which contains legislation advancing the integration of
North America. It’s happening whether you like it or not. And
Tucson is on the front lines.
Lionel Waxman at
Flashpoint commentaries are published in The Daily Territorial.
has a habit of being spot-on. He has been reporting from
Tucson for many years.
The Anderson Report
has been warning about this for years.
And now it is
beginning to happen. It will be messy - a big bloody
But, then it
will be over and we will have our county back.
Evidence of the
Shift in Governance from Washington to the States
State Legislators for Legal Immigration
Lawmakers from the following 25 state legislatures have signed
on as pioneer members of State Legislators for Legal
This is little reported in the liberal main media. This is
not unexpected for the the Media and the Beltway Bunch are
always the last to know.
Point and the Pendulum of American Governance as shifted away
from Washington, D.C. to the State and Local governments.
It will take more time for the the full paradigm shift to take
effect, but it is highly unlikely that the U.S. Senate can stop
what their incompetence and inaction have caused.
It actually does not matter what legislation is passed the the
Congress or signed by the President - the governance transfer
Politicos like Kyl, McCain, Kennedy and Bush will only be
bystanders and it will be messy.
Just to give
you an idea of what we are dealing with down on the Mexican
Border in Arizona…..
This from Sierra Vista, Arizona
A friend who hikes regularly in the nearby Huachuca Mountains
advised that in the early morning hours of a recent June weekend
he and his two Labrador dogs came upon 11 illegals encamped
alongside a trail deep inside the Coronado National Forest. As
soon as the illegals detected his approach, they quickly
scattered amongst the Emory oaks and Manzanita while his dogs
focused their attention on several mounds of fresh human feces
deposited smack-dab in the middle of the trail.
Even more disgusting, according to my hiker-friend, was his
observance of a dozen or more large tortillas lying about. The
illegals had obviously substituted surplus tortillas for toilet
While human feces and garbage left behind by illegals litter
many pristine parts of the Arizona outback, male bovine feces
continue to litter the halls of Congress.
In coming weeks, our elected representatives in Washington are
likely to justify their support for granting amnesty to upwards
of 20 million illegals — plus a family reunification add-on to
the bill that will automatically add another 20 million aliens
to our population.
Senatores Juan McCain and Julio Kyl and Rep. Gabriellita
Giffords will likely try to assure us that they voted for the
Immigration Bill in large part because they believed the
Homeland Security Chief Michael Chertoff and
the Border Patrol’s Chief David Aguiliar and that they will do
everything possible to restore security and enforce immigration
laws. These odiferous fecal-promises are not to be believed.
Forewarned is forearmed: Be
careful where you step.
these Illegals are now working in a restaurant near you.
Tortillas por favor.....
don't see on the Old Main Media News
Bush Amnesty Bill does not address
symbolic for what is happening to the American Culture and
Stories from the
7 Year Border Anthology
Local Border Articles going
back 7 years
Some articles you
will disagree with, some you will applaud, most will shock you
-- all are part of the border mosaic.
Where's the Beef? - Border-fence monitors pose the critical
Great Barrier Grief - Sealing the U.S.-Mexico border is not
an easy task .
On the Migrant Trail - A night on a week-long, 75-mile walk
to raise awareness of border-crosser deaths
Wackenhut Worries - A company with a sketchy record has
quietly taken over deportation duties from the Border Patrol
The Corridor of Killing - A rash of bloody violence is
taking lives on both sides of the border
Beating the Rap - A Border Patrol agent and whistleblower is
acquitted of charges he claims were retaliation for speaking out
Following the Amnesty Trail - Leo W. Banks follows one of
Arizona's most popular illegal alien crossing routes and finds
piles of garbage, trampled public lands, angry residents and the
suspected presence of a vicious gang
Death, Life, Home - The story of a young man, trying to
provide for his family, who died trying to illegally cross the
Domestic Dispute - The Minutemen come to the Capitol
Guest Commentary - Learn from South Africa: Money is better
spent on people, not barriers .
The Reaper's Line - Excerpts from an account of justice--and
injustice--on the Mexican border by a retired U.S. Customs
special agent . (11-02-2006)
Guest Commentary - This hobbyhorse is a symbol: We don't
have it in us to secure the border
Stress Factor - A new study will gauge the effects of
tension on already-poor border health
Guest Commentary - Some ideas for industrious Mexicans on
how to capitalize on the border crackdown
Borderline Tragedy - The invasion along the border--and
efforts to stop that invasion--continue harming the environment
NADBank Blues - Will border cleanup efforts be abandoned?
Bloody Border - Statistics show danger for Border Patrol
agents is increasing. Are U.S policies partially to blame?
The Minuteman's Tale - A civil rights group writes about a
vigilante's storied past .
Guest Commentary - The immigration debate is filled with too
many "f" words: fundamentalism, fear and even fascism
Susie's Letter to Mexico - A family is tired of witnessing
the suffering of immigrants abandoned by their own government
Marta's Story - On a scorching day in the Sonoran Desert,
tenacity, humanity and teamwork save an injured woman's life
Cell Service as Salvation? - Border-rescue groups say desert
cell phone towers could save lives
Down by Law - Angry border residents claim the feds aren't
Security Shell Game - A whistle-blower targets misspent
border funds . (09-01-2005)
Sound and Fury - A vivid documentary traces border
Images From the Battleground - Ranchers 75 miles from Tucson
say bad border policies have resulted in a daily invasion of
drugs, death, pollution and violence
Downing - Militarizing the border won't work, so we'll have
to think harder about immigration solutions
Border Squeeze-Play - A move to streamline security with
cross-training has some officials worried
Capturing Crossings - Alex Webb's photography shows a
quarter-century of life along the border
Just a Minute, Men - Weekend border warriors create a rift
between Cochise County politicos
Under Siege - As illegal immigrants surge across Southern
Arizona, life for ranchers living near the border has become a
living hell .
Tuttle - No borders for capital, only for people--but only
for some people . (10-14-2004)
Car Country, USA - In Southern Arizona, confiscated cars
mean big bucks for government agencies and contractors--and
watchdogs say the system's being abused
Other Than Mexicans - Are terrorists entering the United
States through Arizona's border with Mexico? This question is
getting a lot of media attention--so we sent Leo W. Banks to the
border to find out what the buzz is all about.
Water Tank Tussle - Mike Wilson battles his tribe and fellow
humanitarian group leaders to maintain his desert water stations
Traces of Identity - Trash left behind by migrants offers a
lesson in humility .
Guest Commentary - A word to the wise: Don't carry detergent
with you on trips to Nogales .
Friends With Water and Food - No More Deaths: Desert campers
hope to find and aid border crossers in need
Defying Death - No More Deaths: Organizers of a 75-mile
march in June hope to spotlight the inhumanity of Border Patrol
Guest Commentary - The vast majority of people crossing the
border are hard-working people doing moral good--so why not
welcome them? . (06-10-2004)
Artistic Warning - A group including Tucsonan Alfred Quiróz
hopes to send a message about border-crossing deaths with their
gigantic Nogales border art .
Crossing the Line - Nogales school officials are trying to
crack down on Mexican kids illegally crossing the border to go
to school .
A Quiet Invasion? - With the support of a slain ranger's
parents, a signature drive to militarize the border is gaining
Wings Over the Border - While the feds continue to 'study'
the idea, a private group launches unmanned spy planes to patrol
the Mexican border. . (01-08-2004)
Drinking Problem - Vandals strike at water stations designed
to save migrant lives. . (05-29-2003)
Keep on Truckin' - Border towns face an uncertain future as
the truck debate rolls on. .
Heavy Traffic - The Tohono O'odham border crossing remains a
hot spot in the drug war. .
Moral Offensive - Border Activists Take The High Ground.
Dead Line - Who's Responsible For The Increasing Deaths Of
Illegal Border Crossers? . (12-21-2000)
Bad Company - The Immigration And Naturalization Service
Claims Its Critics Are As Dangerous As The KKK.
Night Of The Hunter - A Border Vigilante Sniffs Out Reward
Money, But Risks Getting A Noseful Of Bullets.
Passport Purgatory - Border Tribes Cross An Uncertain Line.
The Death of Silverio Huinil Vail - A Guatemalan's Demise In
The Desert Raises Questions About U.S. Border Policy.
Rock Bottom - Crack Addiction Along The Border.
This listing will be
transferred to the Editor's Comments section in time and updated
as more articles become available..
Presentation of Reality
The Corridor of Killing
An uncomfortable truth: Years of federal neglect
of the Arizona border have compromised the line.
Killings are spilling out of control, hit men
moving in to fill the gaps left by American law enforcement.
The Army's Equipment Disaster
Bush Illegal Alien Amnesty
Plan to cost $Trillions over 10 years - $Trillions with a "T"
The Rape of Europe
The Great Global Warming Swindle
In 2004, CBC (Canada) has
produced a similar 45-minute-long film:
Cancelled: What You're Not Being Told About the Science of Climate
Change" from Friends of Science (in 5 parts):
As you are subjected to
the partisan and agenda based squabbling in Congress about support for
the war in Iraq and Afghanistan
do watch the following:
Enterprise Institute has come up with a paper that takes each point
from Al Gore's movie/book and subjects it to a truth test.
The paper may be
Senator Fred Thompson talks truthful reality
The Dark Side Of
Facts, Figures And Statistics On Illegal
2,158 Americans Killed by
Illegal Aliens Yearly
following link is a must read - you will be shocked at what is still
going on on the United States Arizona Border:
Lest We Forget:
A good Global Warming
"The price good men pay for indifference to public affairs is to be
ruled by evil men." --
"All evil needs to triumph is for good men to do nothing."
-- - Edmund Burke
"Far and away the best prize that life offers is the chance
to work hard at work worth doing." --
in the hands of a fool is worthless and wasted."
-- Charming Gorilla