BREAKING: Multiple Ranches in Laredo Texas Taken Over By Los Zetas CONFIRMED
8/11, 2010 UPDATE: Story is true....looks like the media coverup is the big story! Explanations here including police blotter!
[snip]On July 24, Kimberly Dvorak, of the Examiner, and Don Amato, of the blog Digger’s Realm, broke the story about two Texas ranches outside of Laredo, Texas, being seized by members of Los Zetas drug cartel. Today, Ms. Dvorak posted a copy of the police blotter which provides a good deal of the information necessary to confirm her initial story’s claims.
Digger is calling it “LaredoGate” because of the decided non-interest of the MSM and the crafty non-denial denials from the local law enforcement.
THINGS WE KNOW FOR SURE ABOUT THE INCIDENT
1-That the incident took place in Webb County, TX outside the city of Laredo beginning on July 23, 2010.
2-That the location of the ranch(es) was on Minerales Annex Road, not Mines Road (Rt. 1472), as some had reported.
3-That officers from various law enforcement organizations responded or were notified.
4-That surveillance of the area was ongoing from July 24 until at least early AM July 26. This last point has not been confirmed yet by public police sources.
5-That members of the Los Zetas drug cartel were involved.
6-That law enforcement were not only aware of Los Zetas involvement, but knew which cars they were likely driving.
7-That law enforcement had not blocked off Mines Road and but were stationed on Minerales Annex Road.
8-From the police report, only one ranch was under surveillance, not two, as originally reported. http://deathby1000papercuts.com/2010/08/texas-ranches-seized-by-drug-cartel-story-confirmed-updates/
7/25/2010 UPDATE: Report likely BOGUS! Multiple sources feel this was a 'planted' story...whoever 'planted' it, is the worst kind of fool!
A snip from ALIPAC: In the past, materials from Dan Amato were welcome at ALIPAC, but his materials are no longer allowed in our archives after we observed Digger writing and attempting to publicize false information on multiple occasions.
The current story he has circulated has not been confirmed using any of the standards or practices we would use, or any professional would use, to verify before releasing such claims.
Claiming that military grade forces have actually seized US territory is not a matter that should be treated lightly. The threat of that happening is very real and the intense and costly reaction to such an incident is nothing to take chances with. Dan Amato took a lot of chances and ran a story that was just a rumor.
Now we have reports from local law enforcement, local media, and citizens who live in the area Digger claims is under Los Zeta occupation and they all say there's nothing like that happening in the area.
While ALIPAC has documented, and fought against, many legitimate media blackouts on stories like these, we are not seeing the usual patterns that we have experienced before around this story. This coupled with the fact that Digger of Digger's Realm BLOG acted on complete hearsay from a lone second hand source might indicate that a media blackout is not the true problem.
We will advise everyone, if this story changes or actual verification or evidence surfaces.
Until then we are advising everyone not to post or circulate the unverified claims by Digger that Los Zetas has taken over ranches in Texas.
"Ranch owners have escaped without incident but their ranches remain in the hands of the blood thirsty cartels."
We got a note from one of the men with NAFBPO, as follows:
This info came in late last night from a reliable police source inside the Laredo PD. There is currently a standoff between the unknown size Zeta forces and U.S. Border Patrol and local law enforcement on two ranches on our side of the Rio Grande. The source tells us he considers this an “act of war” and that the military is needed on the border now!
BREAKING: MULTIPLE RANCHES IN LAREDO, TX TAKEN OVER BY LOS ZETAS
Border Patrol & Local police battling Zetas who took over 2 ranches. ACT OF WARMore confirmation here:
1:18 am Today
In what could be deemed an act of war against the sovereign borders of the United States, Mexican drug cartels have seized control of at least two American ranches inside the U.S. territory near Laredo, Texas.
Two sources inside the Laredo Police Department confirmed the incident is unfolding and they would continue to coordinate with U.S. Border Patrol today. “We consider this an act of war,” said one police officer on the ground near the scene. There is a news blackout of this incident at this time and the sources inside Laredo PD spoke on the condition of anonymity.
Word broke late last night that Laredo police have requested help from the federal government regarding the incursion by the Los Zetas. It appears that the ranch owners have escaped without incident but their ranches remain in the hands of the blood thirsty cartels.
Laredo Border Patrol is conducting aerial surveillance over the ranches to determine the best way to regain control of the U.S. ranches, according to the Laredo Police department.
The approximate location of the U.S. ranches are10 miles northwest of I-35 off Mines Road and Minerales Annex Road. Just off 1472 (Mines road) near Santa Isabel Creek south of the city of Laredo, Texas.
The Los Zetas drug cartel is an offshoot of the elite Mexican military trained in special ops. The mercenary organization is said to include members of corrupt Mexican Federales, politicians as well as drug traffickers. The group was once part of the Gulf cartel, but has since splintered and now directly competes with the Gulf cartel for premium drug smuggling routes in the Texas region.[snip]
LYING about his opposition! What he's ALWAYS doing!
According to John McCain EVERYONE in the world should be able to come here.
Give everyone in the world an opportunity to come to America
McCain: “Those who live closest are the ones who can get here.
Everyone in the world should have the opportunity through
an orderly process to come to this country.”
Source: AZ Senate Debate, in Tucson Citizen Oct 16, 2004
This was sent by way of NAFBPO (the best news from south of the border !)
The photo that accompanied an article Saturday about deaths of illegal immigrants in the Arizona desert showed a sign that carried instructions in three languages. The sign was posted on a solar-powered emergency beacon, from which illegal immigrants in distress could summon help.
The warning was also posted in Spanish, but what was the third language?
A Times photo editor contacted Olson, who in turn checked with the Tucson sector of the Border Patrol to get the answer:
The language is a dialect of the O’odham language and is spoken by members of the Tohono O’odham Nation. According to the tribe’s website, the federally recognized Tohono O’odham reservation ends at the U.S.-Mexican border and its eastern boundary is near the Sasabe, Ariz., port of entry. However, the tribe considers its land to extend farther south to include nine communities in Mexico. The tribe’swebsite says increased enforcement of immigration law at the U.S.-Mexico border has “prevented the O’odham from crossing it freely.”