I've been laid low by my blasted back so nothing more than a quick round up today I'm afraid.
First up, the Minuteman Project seems to be a resounding success in Arizona, although it appears that the ACLU is not helping- according to reports they are actually actively aiding illegal immigrants evade capture.
Head's Bunker has a great article on this today (while you're there go see some absolutely superb photos of his BAG Day gun). If this weren't enough reason to detest the ACLU, have a look at where they stand on the issue of the Second Amendment and the Constitution as detailed by Smallest Minority. Or how about this quote from one of the founders of the ACLU- "Communism is the goal". Perhaps they should change their name to the Anti-American Union?
Next some good immigrant news to bring your blood down from the boil- a Russian immigrant to Israel has been awarded that country's second highest honour for his undercover role combating terrorism. With two dozen confirmed kills to his name, one of his fellow officer's described the agent, known only as Y, like this: "There is something wrong with his fear instinct. It does not exist." It must take some extreme courage to do the job he does.
With an estimated 10 million illegal immigrants in the US, one wonders why an effort like this one to apprehend fugitives is not being carried out by the Immigration Service. Surely the question of national security is such that if the US Marshals can do this, illegals could also be cracked down on too? With a terrorist plot foiled in Britain- and an illegal immigrant involved there too- it would seem prudent to take all necessary precautions. It seems that the memory of 9/11 is fading fast for some policy makers. What will it take to make them realise that the security and safety of the citizens they represent is more important than political correctness and expedience?