Monday, November 21, 2005

Border Problems At Crisis Level

There are already serious issues concerning border control along the US-Mexico frontier. Perhaps it's worse than we all thought though.

Murdoc highlights the story of, wait for it, an illegal immigrant in the business of smuggling people across the border, working for the Border Patrol. Bad enough that they didn't discover that he was an illegal immigrant when they hired him but he also had been arrested for trying to smuggle people into the country.

As if that wasn't bad enough, War on Guns has the sort of story I didn't think I'd ever hear-

U.S. Border Patrol agents were backed down this week by armed men, dressed in what appeared to be Mexican military uniforms and carrying military weapons, who seized a captured dump truck filled with marijuana from the U.S. agents and dragged it across the border into Mexico with a bulldozer.

So in essence the United States was invaded by a foreign enemy armed with military weapons. What was the local law enforcement response to this affront to American sovereignty? Well, I'll let Hudspeth County Chief Deputy Mike Doyal tell you that-

"We are very fortunate ... no one got hurt. Everyone had the presence of mind not to cause an international incident, or start shooting."

Isn't that fabulous? Doesn't it make you sleep easier in your bed at night knowing that men like this are all that stand between you and foreign drug dealers, terrorists and invaders? Isn't it fortunate that foreigners were able to reclaim their illegal drugs from law enforcement agents?

Time to sort this mess out once and for all- I'm not sure anyone wants to see what it looks like when it gets worse than it already is.

BTW, this clown Doyal also says that the bulldozer used "is believed to be used regularly to make makeshift crossings over the Rio Grande." If that's the damn case why don't they take it out of operation? Seriously, what's going on down there?

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