The Obama Administration, U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder, and Homeland Security’s Janet Napolitano have been wildly incompetent and completely neglecting the safety of Americans with their actions against the southern states of Arizona, Texas, and others. This is done by standing in the way of local law enforcement to “actually” enforce federal immigration laws already on the books. This is also done by not providing aid to law enforcement who are dreadfully out gunned and out manned.
The National Guard was due to send 1200 troops to the border but later announced that these soldiers will not be used to protect the actual border.
From News Busters Aug. 8, 2010:
When CNSNews.com asked if the National Guard assessed whether 1,200 troops were adequate to accomplish the mission assigned by the Department of Homeland Security and DOD, Harrison said, “DHS and DOD determined the number necessary for this request and I don’t have anything further on that part of your question.”
“The mission in a nutshell is a two-fold support mission in criminal analysis and enter-identification team on the southwest border,” he said.
On July 19, Gen. Craig McKinley, commander of the National Guard, indicated http://www.cnn.com/2010/US/07/19/border.troops/index.html that although the forces will be armed, they will be limited by rules of engagement that allow them to shoot only in self-defense.
“The rules for the use of force will be well-coordinated, and they’re the same as our counternarcotics teams that are there now — for self-preservation only, self-defense only,” he said.
Gen. McKinley added, “The rules for the use of force will be well-coordinated, and they’re the same as our counternarcotics teams that are there now — for self-preservation only, self-defense only.”
Harrison further said that the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) and the DOD were responsible for determining the number of troops to be deployed incrementally along the approximately 2,000-mile southwest border.
“This deployment involves up to 1,200 National Guardsmen for up to 365 days or 1 year, and it is scaled based on what DHS requested of DOD and is essentially to allow the hiring and training of approximately 1,000 more agents that is part of a larger plan at DHS for the southwest border,” said Harrison.
Rather than acting as gap-fillers, the guardsmen will be “augmenting existing capabilities that CBP [Customs and Border Protection] and ICE [Immigration and Customs Enforcement] have for up to one year, and DHS has this larger plan through which part of it is to hire a thousand more agents over the next year,” said Harrison.
Harrison declined to say when each state involved — California, Texas, Arizona, and New Mexico – would be deploying their National Guard force to the border.
“What I can tell you is that during the next 60 to 90 days we anticipate that those states will get these people on the mission and they’ll be doing the support that DHS has requested of them,” he said.
The major media has done a poor job overall of covering the government’s neglect and incompetence in dealing with this most basic function of the federal government…securing the nation’s borders and protecting its citizens. AP picked up this story but strangely enough, it wasn’t considered important enough for the other major networks to carry.
From Before Its News July 15th:
A video posted on YouTube reveals the extent of the narco violence on the U.S.-Mexico border.
“We heard machine guns, 9mm pistols, grenades, everything,” a note posted with the video explains. The gunfire occurred in Reynosa, Mexico, across the border from McAllen, Texas, on July 11.
On July 14, the Associated Press reported on gun battles along the Mexico-Texas border. “According to army statements, the first shootout killed a soldier in Reynosa on Sunday. Four gunmen [from the Zetas drug gang] died Tuesday in the same city, and another three were killed in Nuevo Laredo.”
On July 2, KGBT in Harlingen, Texas, reported a shootout in the Colonia Olmo and Fraccionamiento Arboledas neighborhoods on Reynosa’s northwest side. “Mexican Army officials reported that one of the patrols came under fire at the Carretera Ribereña to Nuevo Laredo,” the news station reported.
Bullets fired from the Mexican city of Juárez struck the El Paso, Texas, city hall on June 30. “No one was hurt, but nerves were rattled at City Hall in what is thought to be the first cross-border gunfire during a drug war that has engulfed Juárez since 2008,” reported the El Paso Times.
In February, the U.S. Consulate in the border city of Matamoros temporarily closed its Consular Agency in nearby Reynosa because of heightened drug-related violence between the Gulf cartel and the Zetas, CNN reported. The following month three people connected to the U.S. consulate in Ciudad Juarez, Mexico, were killed in two drive-by shootings. A top drug gang enforcer said he ordered the killing of a U.S. consulate worker because she helped provide visas to a rival gang.
“There isn’t much news on this, other than an AP story about a baseball game that was shut down,” a comment on a LiveLeak post of the video recording of the gunfire in Reynosa states. “It’s disturbing that this is happening so close to our border and it seems like only a matter of time before it spills over. To find firefights like this, you would need to go to Fallujah Iraq in 2004.”
In Arizona, narco mob terrorism has spilled over the border. On June 21, Infowars.com reported that Arizona has lost control of a large section along its southern border to drug smugglers. “We are outgunned, we are out manned and we don’t have the resources here locally to fight this,” Pinal County Sheriff Paul Babeu said during on news conference in Casa Grande. Babeu, who appeared on the Alex Jones Show last week, said drug gangs control a three county stretch from the border to Phoenix.
Pinal County Sheriff Paul Babeu was a guest on the Dana Loesch Show out of St.Louis. Here is the audio from August 6th.
An easy search of news stories will produce reports of kidnappings and killings, killings, and more killings done by illegal aliens who have slipped across the border unchallenged. To take a hard look at some of the huge cache of weapons these drug cartels are equipped with, see this photo:
Rather than putting their primary effort in defending our country from these illegal alien criminals, the Obama Administration has allowed part of the U.S. to be given up and overrun by them. Their neglect and lack of serious action has gone so far as to only warn the general population of the dangers of these illegal alien criminals with these helpful signs. If these illegal alien criminals are so dangerous as to warrant a sign, why aren’t they dangerous enough to warrant a serious effort to close our border?
I also find it incredibly sad and irritating that they warn in this sign to beware of “trash, clothing, or backpacks.” Here is what our national parks along the border are turning into.
Should we be surprised?
If these illegal aliens don’t respect our country enough to come to the U.S. the right way – through the front door, then why should we expect them to respect America once they get here?
All this incompetence is speechless but its not the worst of this neglect from our federal government. The Justice Department is taking actions to sue Sheriff Joe Arpaio for trying to enforce existing laws and protect his community from the criminal elements coming in from across the border. In addition he now faces a $1,000,000 price tag on his head being offered by the drug cartels. When was the last time you heard an update from that story on major media or from the President?
The only reaction we seem to get from this administration on the immigration problem is:
Our local law enforcement is being sued by the federal government and the ACLU as the government’s serious approach to this lethal danger is nothing more than lipservice. These brave men and women in law enforcement are as much heroes watching the wall as our soldiers and they deserve as much recognition and support for the incredibly dangerous job they face everyday. Bush may have weakened us on U.S. border security but Obama falls far shorter than Bush and deals with his critical responsibilities as the President like he has every other serious problem our country faces:
One last question, Mr. President without serious help in defending our borders from criminal illegal aliens and drug cartels, as should be done as a function of state and FEDERAL government, how many more birthdays do you think Sheriff Joe Arpaio and the other courageous law enforcement officers have left?