Thursday, September 9, 2010

Parts of America, Not Safe For Americans

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by Jeff Davis

Liberal journalists like Arianna Huffington and Chris Mathews like to dismiss the idea of Mexican drug cartels taking over ranches and extensive swathes of US territory in Arizona and Texas. The liberals tell us that was all just right-wing paranoia ginned up by the Tea Party. So what on earth are we to make of the following story?

The Washington Times reports: “The federal government has posted signs along a major interstate highway in Arizona, more than 100 miles north of the U.S.-Mexico border, warning travelers the area is unsafe because of drug and alien smugglers, and a local sheriff says Mexican drug cartels now control some parts of the state. The signs were posted by the Bureau of Land Management (BLM) along a 60-mile stretch of Interstate 8 between Casa Grande and Gila Bend, a major east-west corridor linking Tucson and Phoenix with San Diego. They warn travelers that they are entering an ‘active drug and human smuggling area’ and they may encounter ‘armed criminals and smuggling vehicles traveling at high rates of speed.’ Beginning less than 50 miles south of Phoenix, the signs encourage travelers to use public lands north of Interstate 8 and to call 911 if they see suspicious activity.”

Most Americans, who enjoy the great outdoors, have been increasingly worried about accidentally walking into a marijuana plantation in a national forest, where they might step on a booby trap or get shotgunned by the illegal pot growers. Well, now we get to worry about running into the Mexican drug cartel psychos who kill people by the dozen and chop heads off as grizzly calling cards south of the border because many of them are coming north of the border.

The Times goes on: “Pinal County Sheriff Paul Babeu, whose county lies at the center of major drug and alien smuggling routes to Phoenix and cities east and west, attests to the violence. He said his deputies are outmanned and outgunned by drug traffickers in the rough-hewn desert stretches of his own county. ‘Mexican drug cartels literally do control parts of Arizona,’ he said. ‘They literally have scouts on the high points in the mountains and in the hills and they literally control movement. They have radios, they have optics, they have night-vision goggles as good as anything law enforcement has. This is going on here in Arizona,’ he said. ‘This is 70 to 80 miles from the border – 30 miles from the fifth-largest city in the United States.’ He said he asked the Obama administration for 3,000 National Guard soldiers to patrol the border, but what he got were 15 signs.”

So Obama deals with dangerous drug gangs coming north of the border by putting up signs warning Americans to stay out of the areas, that they have taken over.

Looks like this isn’t just Glenn Beck trying to rabble-rouse the wicked racist Tea Partiers after all. Looks like years of government complicity in allowing drugs and illegal aliens to come across parts of the Arizona border virtually unchallenged has resulted in the defacto surrender of parts of Arizona to Mexican criminals.

Back in 1916 when Pancho Villa crossed the US border and actually attacked the town of Columbus, New Mexico, President Woodrow Wilson (a Democrat and hardly a right-wing extremist) sent the United States Army under General “Black Jack” Pershing into Mexico to clean the banditos out. Today, both political parties are far too gutless to even finish building a fence, let alone drive out Mexican drug gang criminals from US soil.

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