Tag: Border Patrol

Iranian Citizens Detained on US Southwest Border

 

San Luis Arizona Local MapCustoms and Border Patrol announced that Border Patrol agents in the Yuma, AZ, sector captured a group of 11 Iranian citizens on Monday evening, February 3. The illegal aliens were walking across a bridge in the border town of San Luis. The threat across our southern border has long been far more than “migrant workers” undermining US worker wages and black market drugs affecting both public health and public safety (due to extralegal business enforcement by drug gangs).

The Border Patrol has long used an informal acronym, OTM, “other than Mexican,” naming a significant border security concern. We should not be surprised at Iranians testing our response, since the uniparty of Democrats and RepubliCan’ts have so clearly signaled their all-out political war on us and their determination to get back to normal politics, crushing poor and lower-middle-class employment and wages.

The terrorist and infiltration threat is not new. Indeed, Hezbollah, an Iranian regime proxy force, has been reported in South and Central America since the 1990s. President Trump and his constitutionally faithful Secretary of State Mike Pompeo, as distinct from the dishonorable Rex Tillerson, who joined to subvert the will of the American electorate, made significant progress in giving our neighbors to the south the courage and motivation to openly move against Hezbollah in the region. We can fully expect all of that good work to be discarded, as the Democrats and Chamber of Commerce Republicans look to get back to Obama’s Middle East policies.

Operation Fast and Furious: The Forgotten History of the ATF’s Notorious Gunwalking Scandal

 

The ATF isn’t all bad. In fact, they had a policy of letting illegal gun purchases go between 2006 and 2011. It ended up getting US Border Patrol Agent Brian Terry killed on December 14, 2010, and let Mexican criminals get enough guns that they were found at over 150 crime scenes where Mexican citizens were either killed or maimed. And some of the guns were used in the November 2015 terrorist attack in Paris at the Bataclan. But other than that, it turned out just fine.

(In case you’re not picking up on it, we’re laying on the sarcasm very thick right now.)

You probably know what was officially called “Project Gunrunner” as “Operation Fast and Furious.” Started under George W. Bush, this ATF policy audaciously grew under President Obama and became indicative of the perceived attack on American gun owners by both policymakers and their friends in the establishment media.

Public Shaming of the Border Patrol

 

Border Patrol agents have it tough enough: a huge increase in migrants coming from Central America, demands of their time to provide medical transportation, and babysitting. Oh yes, and law enforcement.

But one professor thinks that they need to be chastised for the role they play on the southern border. Kate Cronin-Furman, a professor of University College London, insisted in a New York Times op-ed that she doesn’t want to dox the Border Patrol agents. She only wants to embarrass them into leaving their jobs, by collecting and using the information that is available from immigration lawyers and journalists:

The knowledge, for instance, that when you go to church on Sunday, your entire congregation will have seen you on TV ripping a child out of her father’s arms is a serious social cost to bear. The desire to avoid this kind of social shame may be enough to persuade some agents to quit and may hinder the recruitment of replacements,” she argued.

Why a Wall?

 

“…and I’ll make Mexico pay for it!”

Who cares if Mexico pays for it? We’re arguing over $5,000,000,000 in the budget; it’s an unimaginably huge amount in terms of my pocket book but the federal government wastes that much money on nothing every day. Yeah, I darn well would prefer if the feds didn’t waste all that money all the time. Border defense constitutes one of the fundamental duties of the government, and I’m willing to pay for it. The question then becomes what’s the best way to go about it?

Brian Terry Murder Suspect Arrested in Mexico

 
Border Patrol Agent Brian Terry.

Border Patrol Agent Brian Terry was killed in 2010 gun battle, 10 miles north of Arizona’s border with Mexico. Two guns recovered from assailants were part of “Operation Fast and Furious,” an Obama-era scheme conducted by the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives. Terry’s suspected murderer was arrested Wednesday by US and Mexico law enforcement personnel.

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By now, you might have read that there is an “imminent” terrorist threat originating from the Texas-Mexico border. It was first reported by Judicial Watch and then confirmed (and yet an “exclusive”) by Breitbart. (h/t Cornelius) Is it ISIS or Al Qaeda? Same garbage, different day. (h/t Annika) Preview Open

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