A Deliberate act of Terrorism - Mexico
By now, most of us have heard about the coordinated assassinations of our government consulate representatives in Mexico, only yards from our border as they frantically tried to escape the killers. We have yet to hear of any of our elected officials speaking out against this most recent outrage, except to be told our president is 'outraged'.
On CBS news last night, Mexican security analyst, Alberto Islas put it this way,
He is exactly right.
Our friends with the National Association of Former Border Patrol Agents, who translate the daily news for us from south of the border, have long been warning of the danger in Mexico to our citizens , as well as the danger crossing into our own country daily. Many instances have been cited concerning threats to our officials and law enforcement.
Yet, as we watch our citizens senselessly die, the Obama administration, propped up by pretend republican Lindsey Graham, is pushing for amnesty for those same cartel members hiding in plain site within our own borders.
We were warned years ago by Donald Rumsfeld when he stated, " The risk is that some of these human-smuggling routes into our country from this hemisphere could be used just as easily for terrorists."
Secretary Rumsfeld also said the United States has to be, as he put it, smarter and quicker in securing our borders. The federal government’s failure to secure those borders is leading individual states to take action.
Congressman Warns Mexico More Dangerous than Iraq, Could Become Failed State Wednesday, March 25, 2009
[snips]At a House of Representatives hearing on federal law enforcement’s response to the violence along the border between the United States and Mexico, Rep. John Culberson (R-Texas) said there is more danger in that region than in the Middle East.
“Mexico is more dangerous than Iraq,” Culberson said. “There were more deaths in Mexico than there were in Iraq.”
The per capita rate of civilian killings in the Mexican border city in 2008 was nearly three-and-a-half times (3.4) as great as the per capita rate of civilian killings in the Iraqi province of Baghdad
That means people are at greater risk in Juarez than in Baghdad province.
In fact, CNSNews.com has calculated that approximately 113 per 100,000 people were killed by violence in Juarez, while in Baghdad about 33 per 100,000 civilians shared the same fate.
“Yet the testimony that this committee’s received, that we have on Homeland Security – many members of this committee are also on the Homeland Security Committee – the U.S. military has ranked the Mexican government, the Pakistani government and the Afghan government as the three most unstable, potentially likely to collapse governments in the world,” Culberson said.
“The level of violence we’re seeing in Mexico certainly has to be qualified essentially as a civil war,” he said. “The level of violence is unprecedented.”
Culberson also questioned the Drug Enforcement Agency’s (DEA) definition of “spillover,” as when drug cartels or gangs target Americans or American assets.
“In Houston, Texas, in broad daylight, we had a machine-gun fight at one of the biggest intersections in southwest Houston,” Culberson said. “A machine-gun battle between two human smugglers. They’re trying to kill each other. That’s not counted as spillover because they are shooting at each other and it’s not a deliberate attack on U.S. civilians.”
“Those bullets weren’t hitting each other, those bullets were flying everywhere,” Culberson said.
The New York Times sums it up today:
"American officials said they had several theories about the killings, but the strongest one was that the three were killed by a drug gang to send a message to both the Mexican and United States governments."
United States officials reiterated on Monday their support for Mr. Calderón’s battle against Mexico’s drug gangs, which first the Bush administration and then the Obama administration have backed with more than $1 billion in aid. The money has been spread across an array of agencies charged with fighting the drug war. It has bought helicopters for the army, X-ray equipment for customs, training for judges and a new police academy for federal police recruits.
Still, our government insists it cannot afford to finish the fence mandated by law on the southern border.
The war next door is here and until our government sees fit to enforce the rule of law, instead of babysitting and paying off a dysfunctional Mexico and the terrorism it promotes , it will only get worse.
Above article also linked here: UNIVISION http://foro.univision.com/univision/board/message?board.id=cuba&message.id=136045
and here: http://conservativeamericannews.com/free-republic/pelosi-brags-that-obamacare-is-just-the-beginning
Terry Anderson tells it like it is on immigration!
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