If you thought it can't get any worse on the U.S./Mexican border....think again. Law enforcement are speaking-out in Texas, as the war south of the border is about to spill-over into Texas and elsewhere soon. High crime drug cartel types in Mexico are linking-up with U.S. citizens for the purpose of a safe haven.


They enter at-will through private ranch property, crossing our porous border. George Bush basically stated the other night..."We will NEVER be able to secure the border unless we have a comprehensive immigration plan first."  We KNOW that is an outright lie!!

Those of us on the border, talking with Border Patrol agents most everyday, agree the border has got to be shut-down completely (first) by deploying an armed military that will shoot back and not retreat, as we know happened to a National Guard unit near Sasabe, told to retreat when (AK-47) carrying armed drug smugglers from Mexico were advancing on the small N.G. unit, before Bush pulled half of 6,000 off the border this past summer. 

A international incident was immanent, and Washington put their tail between their legs. Still...Border Patrol agents are being killed, and everyday...agents are assaulted with rocks and fired upon from the Mexican side. Politicking for comprehensive immigration laws WILL NOT stop the violence and it WILL NOT stop criminals from crossing the border. Washington does NOT want to admit, the crisis is out-of-control. 

George Bush, nor any politician running for the highest office will acknowledge the severity of this crisis. THEY DON'T WANT TO TICK-OFF THE NATIONAL COUNCIL of LA RAZA or MEXICAN PRESIDENTE CALDERON!! (AND THEY WANT THE HISPANIC VOTE)

"But...I live in Durham, NC therefore why should I be concerned about the border?"

Simple answer: Because (one) you are an American that should be involved with our national security, since the federal government does not have a handle on it....but mostly; (two) the drugs are coming to your town, and gang members from south of the border are (now) setting-up shop in your town(s) to distribute meth and cocaine. There are NOW over ~10,000 MS-13 gang members in most every city across America. Guess how they got here??? They came with the poor illegal alien and his wife, crossing the harsh desert for days. Some when to the lettuce farms, while criminals went to your cities. 

"MS-13 members in our country are known to be involved in all aspects of criminal activity. Some law enforcement sources have reported that because of their ties to their former homeland, MS-13 members have access to sophisticated weapons thus making firearms trafficking one of their many criminal enterprises." http://www.knowgangs.com/gang_resources/profiles/ms13/

"MS-13 is now a major problem even in southern cities like Charlotte and Durham, N.C., where Hispanics are the fastest-growing minority. "Anytime there's an increase in a demographic," says Lt. Mark Bridgeman, president of the North Carolina Gang Investigators Association, "we have a negative portion of the population that goes with it."

Unfortunately, the U.S. presidential candidates, and George Bush are NOT going to tell the American people how serious the problem is and/or what Americans want our government to do. The investigative article below was issued by ISN Security Watch (Switzerland).

Violence on the U.S.-Mexico Border
Due to increased pressure from the Calderon administration, some members of Mexican organized crime may begin crossing the border in significant numbers to set up US-based operations.
By Sam Logan and M Casey McCarty for ISN Security Watch (29/01/08)
ISN/Zurich, Switzerland

Dozens of murders have resulted from battles between the Mexican security forces and armed criminals along the US-Mexico border since the beginning of this year. It is a spike in violence that has many in the US worried that gun fights may spill across the border, carrying all the reprisals that left a string of Mexican border towns without journalists, mayors, police chiefs and musicians in 2007.
In another bloody encounter for what has already been a violent year, on 7 January, a van full of gunmen ran a roadblock outside the border town of Reynosa, Mexico. Mexican soldiers and federal police chased the van to a small house across the street from the Reynosa police station. The gun battle began soon after. In the aftermath, 10 suspects were arrested and five policemen were dead. Along with the suspects, Mexican police seized three automatic rifles, an Uzi submachine gun, grenades and hundreds of rounds of ammunition.
The US Border Patrol has not taken any extra precautions, but is keeping its agents in the field "abreast of the situation," according to Border Patrol spokesman Oscar Saldana, who recently spoke with ISN Security Watch.
"We're advising everyone to be on the alert and be extra cautious because of the situation on the Mexican side," he said.
Others, however, argue that more action must be taken to prevent the establishment of a significant presence of Mexican organized criminals inside the US. However, preparations on the US side of the border are directly linked to a lack of resources from the federal and state levels.
"What has been appropriated is likely spent," Kent Lundgren, chairman of the National Former Border Patrol Organization, told ISN Security Watch in a recent telephone interview.
And what may come from the federal government in the future will almost certainly be delayed by US presidential elections.
When the lives of officers are at stake, Lundgren said, law enforcement must prepare for the worst case scenario, which could be the possibility that a small group of armed men could cross the border and encounter a patrol cruiser. The resulting firefight would be no contest. The heavily armed Mexican criminals would easily overcome one or two Border Patrol agents most likely armed with only pistols.
"We have seen no indication that law enforcement in South Texas is prepared for the worse case in this matter," he said.
Meanwhile, the Mexican government has shifted its posture from reactive to proactive. No longer interested in waiting for Mexican organized crime to strike before responding, Mexican President Felipe Calderón wants to hunt them down, starting with Los Zetas in the northeastern Mexican border state of Tamaulipas.
Los Zetas
Commonly known as the enforcement branch of a top tier Mexican drug trafficking organization (DTO) known as the Gulf Cartel, the founding members of this elite group of hit men are former Mexican soldiers who, once trained, left the rank and file to earn money protecting the black market economy.
During their tenure as a paramilitary force overseeing the transshipment of multiple tonnes of cocaine across the border into the US, Los Zetas was then given orders and controlled by Osiel Cardenas-Guillen, the former head of the Gulf Cartel now awaiting trial in the US.
The extradition of Cardenas in January 2007 caused a rift in his organization's structure, removing the one power that had been able to contain Los Zetas and solidifying its status as the real power at the border.
Both before and after this change in leadership, the brazen nature of their attacks could be easily discerned from the day-to-day violence in Mexico. Some corpses left in the wake of a hit had the letter "Z" carved into their backs; standoffs in broad daylight against rival DTOs, police and/or military included hi-tech weaponry such as machine guns and RPGs. Newspapers refer to them as narco-soldiers due to their past military training. Their tactics are smooth and confident and their movements organized.
Los Zetas has seen their status exalted from that of hired goons to full-fledged gatekeepers. And the group is now likely a drug trafficking organization itself, having taken over the Gulf Cartel in a slow but steady process during 2007.
Formerly reserved for members of an elite enforcement unit, the term Zeta has begun to encompass members of the antiquated Gulf DTO, rendering the Gulf Cartel to little more than a name, with Los Zetas running the day-to-day operations from a ground-based standpoint.
Their numbers have been reported in the hundreds, but for Calderon there are now only two that matter. The reputed second in command of Los Zetas, Miguel Treviño Morales, is said to be running Nuevo Laredo's daily operations, while Heriberto "El Verdugo" Lazcano (The Executioner) is said to be moving between Gulf-controlled cities in Tamaulipas to remain out of site.
It was reported that Lazcano was shot to death in October 2007, but he is now believed to be in the Gulf-controlled state of Tamaulipas, possibly the city of Tampico, the same seaside city where authorities seized 11 tonnes of cocaine in October 2007.
Man Hunt
Rather than back off and acquiesce to the din of cries over human rights and increased violence in the wake of a bloody year, Calderon has stepped up the pressure on Los Zetas. He has focused on the state of Tamaulipas on the US-Mexico border where the group has the strongest presence, and where he can apply high pressure.
Considering that the Gulf Cartel's headquarters is likely in the town of Rio Bravo, between McAllen and Brownsville, Texas, and that many of Los Zetas' members are still in the state, the first step of Calderon's operation was to use soldiers to make a literal cordon around the state.
With the Gulf of Mexico to the east and the US-Mexico border to the north, Calderon has focused on blocking the main roads in Tamaulipas that lead from the neighboring state of Nuevo Leon into the state of Coahuila with the help of some 2,300 Mexican soldiers, according to Patricio Patiño Arias, the deputy minister for intelligence and strategy at Mexico's Ministry of Public Security.
The deputy minister acknowledges that their fight with Los Zetas has reached a new level of importance since the start of the new year. Now it is a man hunt, and they are after Lazcano and Treviño, the latter believed to control the lucrative route from Monterrey to Nuevo Laredo, across the border from Laredo, Texas: one of the most hotly contested border crossings in all of Mexico.
Patiño Arias told reporters days after the 7 January shootout in Reynosa that the new strategy was "no longer just patrolling" but was now a direct fight "against specific objects, against specific targets that has grown out of important intelligence work."
Holding the Border
But will the border hold? This is a question not so much asked in Washington as in small towns and cities in southern Texas where locals read every day about violent shootouts occurring less than 16 kilometers away across a border that anyone can simply traverse on foot in many areas.
Blocked from escape in any direction but north, leaders and other members of Los Zetas could cross the border into the US as Calderon turns up the pressure in Tamaulipas. If Los Zetas begins running its smuggling operations from inside the US, law enforcement in small Texas towns across the border could be saddled with a serious security threat. But beyond the border, in cities such as Dallas and Houston, law enforcement will also likely feel the brunt of organized crime.
The 10 gunmen arrested after the recent Reynosa shootout are all suspected members of Los Zetas, men who report to Treviño. Three of them have US citizenship, suggesting closer ties to the US, specifically Texas, than some may be willing to admit.
Limited Resources
Sheriffs of border counties from El Paso to Brownsville as well as members of the Texas Border Sheriffs Association have come together to help one another along the Texas-Mexico border in an atmosphere where funds from the federal level are lacking.
"I could use another 50 officers," Cameron County Sheriff Omar Lucio told ISN Security Watch, adding, "I have 1,267 square miles to cover. It's an area larger than the state of Rhode Island."
Lundgren believes that no local sheriff or law man in Texas has the resources or the training necessary for the task. "We believe that in a limited set of circumstances there ought to be military resources on the border that can respond immediately when somebody is in over his head in what is essentially a large-scale fire fight," he said.
"There's no reason why two border patrolmen or a sheriff's deputy or anybody else should have to stand there and die just because we're not prepared to send the troops over to take care of the bad guys in the way it should be done."

The truth is to the right or left of center; The middle is just what corrupt men agree upon that benefits their own selfish interests!

Central and South America: Drugs and the Flashpoint for the Revolution

In last quarters ‘Behind-the-Scenes’ newsletter I talked about Fidel Castro’s attempt at destabilizing Central and South America through the use of psycho-chemical warfare. I talked of how the Castro brothers (Raul and Fidel) are one the biggest drug dealers in the world and they are using the created drug cartels as a battering ram to destroy any opposition to the communist revolution. The use of illegal drugs was originally planned to do just that. The result of this campaign has lead many of the nations of Central and South America down the road of socialism ‘ which was the plan from the beginning.

The result of this effort has lead to the blatant attacks across the US’s southern borders ‘ killing many civilians and even injuring or killing our own boarder guards. Kidnappings down there have become a business and so have smuggling revolutionaries across the deserts of Texas, Arizona and California. But it gets more disheartening, for it’s now a historical fact that many of those caught trying to illegally cross are not Mexicans, but are both Chinese and, surprise, Middle Eastern agents that link to Al Qaeda. They are known in the security parlance as OTM’s: Other Than Mexicans.

The global criminal underground, controlled by Moscow and Peking from the top, have set up a system of ‘cut-outs’ designed to help smuggle these ‘illegals’ into our country using the well-greased machine of the drug cartels and their distributors. I have learned that for about $50,000.00, you can hire a ‘coyote’ that will practically guarantee you a clear pathway into these United States. In short, Al Qaeda, flush with heroin profits from the poppy plants of Afghanistan, are hiring the drug cartels as conduits for smuggling contraband and agents into America. But the drug alliance is also being used for other purposes.

There is a smoldering caldera that underlines the culture in Central and South America. Mexico is currently igniting a bloody revolution. The fans are being flamed because of the combination of the factions within the drug cartels that currently run much of our neighbors to the south and also; the growing threat of Red Chinese agents that are presently using Mexico as a conduit into the States. What most people don’t understand is that Peking is using the holes in are boarders as a means to smuggle Chinese ‘immigrants’. This is not theory, but was at one time an intelligence sub story that is now making headlines in the mainstream media (‘81 Chinese Immigrants Detained in Mexico,’ Fox News, Sat., March 10,2007).

This gives us room to pause because just last year, it was announced that the most notorious drug dealer in Mexico was Chinese, from the mainland, who was a manufacturer and distributor of a methamphetamine factory’s contraband.

‘A federal grand jury indicted a Chinese-Mexican businessmen Thursday on charges he conspired to help in the production of [meth] destined for the United States.’ The Associated Press article tells us that his name is Zhenli Ye Gon. Evidently they found ‘‘207 million in money allegedly tied to drugs [which] was part of an international conspiracy that operated in the U.S., Mexico and El Salvador, according to a one-count indictment that was filed in U.S. District Court in Washington.’ Ye Gon is (or was) the owner of a small pharmaceutical company. He is also wanted by Mexican intelligence on drug trafficking, organized crime and weapons charges. U.S. authorities nabbed him in Washington on July 6, 2007. And this guy was rich. The investigators that penned the article said that he lost over $125 million in Vegas during a recent gambling binge while in Sin City from 2004. (‘Alleged drug trafficker indicted’ by Mark Sherman, Associated Press, 7-6-07).

This is where you’re meth money goes whenever American’s indulge themselves in this sort of ‘recreation.’ The money is laundered by certain, ‘selected’ banks [Alex. Brown Deucth Bank – known 9/11 ties to laundering terrorsts money]  and fed back to the traffickers who in turn give a portion of their profits to Chinese and Soviet intelligence. Other portions go to greasing the palms of the drug distributors and the gangs that distribute the contraband. This is how the revolution is being financed, because these various underworld criminals are constantly fighting over territory, especially in Mexico and El Salvador. The leaders of many of these groups are trained KGB/Red Chinese agents that were brought into the underworld for the specific purpose of creating the climate that lead to chaos and eventually bloody revolution (Douglass, Red Cocaine. See also the authors up and coming book, Web of the Spider). An unstable southern flank below America’s boarder will only help in creating the same conditions in the United States. Of course, this type of corruption leads to even more vice by ‘trusted’ political heavies. “  Consider the following:

Just after the Ye Gon bust, it was announced that he had links directly to the new Calderon regime recently voted in Mexico. When Ye Gon was being questioned by his American interrogators, he said that he was ‘‘threatened with death by the ruling party [of Mexico] unless he stored at least $150 million in his Mexico Mansion. It was the first major accusation that Calderon’s administration has links to Mexico’s drug underworld.’ Of course, El Presidente denied those claims. (‘Mexico president dismisses accusations,’ by E. Eduardo Castillio, AP, 7-16-07). The point is that the bad guys can buy anyone with enough money, and this story indicates that it could go right to the very top.

This indicates to me that we are right on the edge of a major revolution south of our border. Get ready to call out the National Guard, for our borders are about to be overrun en mass as the bloody chaos suddenly explodes right under our noises.”


Mexico to bolster immigrant defense

Anti-defamation league weighed as consulates in U.S. go on offensive

08:21 AM CDT on Thursday, October 4, 2007

By ALFREDO CORCHADO and DIANNE SOLÍS / The Dallas Morning News
The Mexican government is giving its consulates in the U.S. wide latitude to ramp up a campaign to toughen their defense of immigrants and plans to give them more resources as well, officials familiar with the strategy said.

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The move comes as deportations reach an all-time high in the toughest crackdown in decades by the U.S. government and police authorities.
Among the actions under discussion are the creation of an anti-defamation league similar to that focused on protecting Jews; budget increases for some of the 47 consulates, especially in regions such as North Texas, where Mexican migration has been swift and plentiful; and a media campaign aimed at counteracting groups opposed to illegal immigration and sometimes legal immigration.
The effort underscores the tension in U.S. communities grappling with problems created by illegal immigration. And it is sure to further incense groups demanding a crackdown on immigration, both legal and illegal.
"Our fight is no longer inside the Beltway," said one senior Mexican official, who agreed to speak only on condition of anonymity. "We have been forced to change our strategy."
But Jean Towell, president of Dallas-based Citizens for Immigration Reform, called the move "arrogant," saying that the Mexican government does not "have the right to meddle in our affairs."
"They have come out before saying it is wrong for us to meddle in Mexico's affairs," she said. "They are losing human capital. It would be better if they provided the right kind of incentives to keep their people there. It is a no-brainer."
Mexican government officials gave few additional details about the plan but said it would cover 11 million first-generation citizens, half of whom live in an "irregular migratory situation."
Mark Krikorian, executive director of the Center for Immigration Studies, said the plan "is guaranteed to backfire."
"They may feel that if they want an amnesty, they have to try," he said. But "they are going to be directly engaging in American politics. That is something American consuls would be deported for."
Mr. Krikorian said he was surprised by the new approach because Mexico's U.S. ambassador, Arturo Sarukkhán, usually chooses his words so carefully.
Mr. Sarukkhán could not be reached for comment Wednesday night.
Mexico City meeting
Nearly two dozen U.S.-based immigrant leaders, including North Texans, flew to Mexico City recently to meet with senior officials of the Foreign Ministry and the Interior Ministry to discuss the strategy. The Foreign Ministry and its Institute for Mexicans Abroad, or IME, is carrying out the government's plan.
Mario Ramírez, a Dallas businessman and Mexican immigrant who attended the meeting, said he knows his loyalty to the U.S., as a naturalized citizen, will be questioned.
But "as descendants of Mexicans and citizens of the United States, we feel it is our responsibility to create bridges of understanding because the anti-Mexican mood in the United States is causing us – and both countries – much harm," he said. "What do we have to lose anymore? We've been beaten up to the point that all we can do is fight back. ... Things will get worse before they get better."
Foreign Ministry officials called the meeting part of a strategy by President Felipe Calderón to "reinforce consultations and communications with organizations dedicated to the defense of the rights of migrants."
Quiet diplomacy has failed, said those at the Mexico City meeting. As evidence, they pointed to what they call the "venomous" immigration debate and the death of legislation this summer to overhaul U.S. immigration laws.
"There is a sense that nothing will happen in the next two years in the U.S. Congress, so Mexican immigrants are determined to keep the issue alive and defend themselves with efforts like funding their own anti-defamation league," Andres Rozental, a former Mexican ambassador and private consultant, told The Dallas Morning Newslast month. "That in itself is quite an impressive statement."
A more vigorous defense of immigrants, over time, might bring politicians back to the negotiating table, some said.
The Mexico City meeting took place Sept. 15, the start of Mexico's Independence Day festivities. Hours later, at the National Palace, Mr. Calderón gave the traditional grito of independence from Spain. Revelers in Dallas viewed a taped message in which Mr. Calderón boldly expressed his disappointment over the "lack of political goodwill" that led to the failure of an immigration overhaul.
Nationwide crackdown
The tension created by Congress' failure to overhaul a broken immigration system is evident in cities across the country – where local and state governments are taking it upon themselves to address problems created by illegal immigration.
Some 41 states, including Texas, have stiffened requirements for driver's licenses, placing a tourniquet on the ability of illegal immigrants to get what many workers consider an invaluable document. Scores of small communities have passed ordinances to crack down on day laborer sites. And still others, such as Farmers Branch, have adopted tough rental housing measures that have been challenged by U.S. lawyers.
In Irving – where one out of three people is foreign-born – deportations have soared to about 300 a month since city police began more rigorous interaction with federal immigration officers a year ago.
When Mexican Consul Enrique Hubbard Urrea heard reports that police had been targeting common areas in apartment complexes, asking people about their immigration status, the former ambassador spread the word in the immigrant community to stay out of Irving.
Community protests began, followed by cheers from residents against illegal immigration.
Eduardo Rea, spokesman for the Dallas Mexican consul and a key diplomat in that office, said they are very worried about the rights of immigrants in Irving.
"We are trying to defend the rights of the people and at the same time, go to more forums so that people understand the law and know that they have to respect it. And obviously, [make sure] that they understand their rights."
Mexico-born Elvia Wallace Martínez, a naturalized U.S. citizen who runs a family learning center in Irving, said she "didn't expect this to happen here."
"They hate us now," said Ms. Wallace Martínez.
Illegal immigrants now face the most significant crackdown in the U.S. in decades.
In the first 10 months of this fiscal year, Immigration and Customs Enforcement carried out more than 220,000 illegal immigrant removals – or roughly the population of Plano. That's nearly double the number in fiscal year 2001, according to ICE statistics.
Mexico has a mixed record in defending its workers in the United States, note historians and immigrant advocates.
In the 1930s, Mexico defended Mexicans and their U.S. citizen children in the San Diego, Calif., area when a school district tried to send those children to separate and inferior schools. The case was the first successful legal challenge to school segregation, said Paul Espinosa, an Arizona State University professor and filmmaker who produced a documentary on the episode called the Lemon Grove Incident.
"The 1930s is a period where they were quite active," Dr. Espinosa said of the Mexican consulates. "It was quite challenging. They had to be active without appearing to be active."
And so it is now, the professor said.
Will it be funded?
Still, it remains unclear how richly the Mexican government will finance its plan. Many Mexican consulates have complained for years about being strapped for resources. In Dallas, the last two Mexican consuls have repeatedly announced plans to shutter their overcrowded offices off Stemmons Freeway for something more spacious.
The Foreign Ministry, in a prepared statement to The News, reiterated its commitment to consulates and said it would move the Dallas office into a larger space. It also said it has approved two more consulate offices, one in Boise, Idaho, and another in Anchorage, Alaska.
Still, other questions remain.
Primitivo Rodríguez, a Mexico City resident who attended the meeting, said he worries that it's too late for the Mexican government to try a new strategy, and many Mexicans may soon be returning to a country unable to provide good-paying jobs.
"There is a tsunami, not a thunderstorm, coming toward us, and I don't think the government has a plan," said Mr. Rodríguez, coordinator of the Coalition for the Political Rights of Mexicans Abroad, which has members in Chicago, Los Angeles and Houston. "What will Mexico do with so many unhappy, desperate people? Mexico is simply not prepared for what's coming next."
acorchado@dallasnews.com; dsolis@dallasnews.com

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Mexico to bolster immigrant defense

As a legal immigrant, naturalized U.S. citizen of Hispanic descent and a resident of California, ground zero for illegal immigration , I consider myself very much of an expert on what it is to be an American citizen of Hispanic descent amid an ocean of illegal aliens.
I will begin by stating that due to the census, illegal aliens are counted to make up voting districts.  As a result, we end up with Mexican agents being elected to office.  These Mexican agents are elected by a few legitimate Mexican activist votes and once in office, they proceed to advance the illegal alien cause.  To this day, we have 23 Mexican agents posing as legislators in our state government. In addition, as if this were not enough, our city governments, counties and school districts have been invaded by these Mexican agents.  These foreign agents can be either born here (one generation called anchor babies) or raised here.  These agents have been indoctrinated by MEChA during their school years. MEChA is a militant Mexican student organization.  
Sadly, a great number of other Central and South Am erican illegal aliens as well as anchor babies and those raised here,  have chosen to join the Mexican Reconquista cause.  These ignorant people are not aware that Mexicans do not tolerate any other nationality but their own and they do not like to share power with other nationalities. The Mexican invaders have no interest in other Hispanic nationals other than use them as soldiers for their invasion of the U.S.
We must be very careful not to call the Mexican invaders just Hispanics.  This is not an ethnic/racial issue. This is a political issue where one nation invades another sovereign nation.  
We as American citizens of Hispanic descent must make sure that the invader of this country is identified as Mexico and not as Hispanics.  I don't give a rat's whiskers what the nationality of other Hispanics is who are marching with the Mexican invaders. As far as I'm concerned, they are marching with the invading Mexican army and they are Mexicans!
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