A Lady's Ruminations

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Tuesday, October 17, 2006

Mexican Drug Cartels "Own" Routes into U.S.

From Stan White at Free Constitution

The threat to not only American sovereignty, but increasingly to national security from across the U.S.-Mexico border is alarming. No matter what one's position is on the masses of illegals flowing across the border, the actions and threats posed by these Mexican drug cartels cannot be ignored, nor underestimated. It could literally determine your own fate...

From the Houston Chronicle:

The U.S. Border Patrol and other law enforcement agencies at the U.S.-Mexico border are outgunned by increasingly ruthless and well-armed Mexican drug cartels, a new congressional report concludes.

"The cartels use automatic assault weapons, bazookas, grenade launchers and improvised explosive devices," the House Homeland Security oversight subcommittee report said. "In contrast, U.S. Border Patrol agents are issued 40-caliber Beretta semiautomatic pistols."
The lack of appropriate equipment supplied our own Border Patrol (don't get me started on our unarmed National Guard) is outrageous, but that is not the half of it:

Even as the traffickers expand their drugrunning routes to smuggle immigrants into the United States, they are forming dangerous alliances with U.S.-based criminal gangs such as MS-13 and the Latin Kings, according to the congressional panel...

"The thing that keeps me up at night when I think 'What can we do to prevent another 9/11?' is that they own these delivery routes," he said in an interview Monday.

Hezbollah members already have entered the U.S. from Mexico, the report confirmed.

"As if narco-terrorist violence were not enough, extensions of Middle East terrorism have crept into the United States," the report stated. "Islamic radical groups that support Hamas, Hezbollah and Islamiya Al Gamat are all active in Latin America."
And yet our questionably patriotic Congress has approved a non-funded fence, that actually may not even be a real, but virtual fence.

When the legislative and executive of our federal government negligently, no, purposefully refuse to act on behalf of an urgent matter of national security, they by definition have perjured themselves acting against the oath of office. It is not a matter of debate any longer, for it has been made abundantly clear that Congress has not taken and avoided substantive measures to stop or slow the threat from our southern border.

**This was a production of The Coalition Against Illegal Immigration (CAII). If you would like to participate, please go to the above link to learn more. Afterwards, email the coalition and let me know at what level you would like to participate.

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