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Mexican Drug Cartels Make Texas Border A “War Zone”

Mexican Drug Cartels Make Texas Border A “War Zone”

OCTOBER 18, 2011

While the Obama Administration downplays violence along the U.S.-Mexico border, authorities in Texas reveal that Mexican drug cartels have transformed parts of the state into a war zone where shootings, beheadings, kidnappings and murders are common.In fact, drug-cartel violence is so severe that Texas counties along the Mexican border are under attack around the clock, according to an alarming report published by the state’s Department of Agriculture. The agency was ordered by the state legislature to conduct an assessment of the impact of illegal activity along the Texas-Mexico border on rural landowners and the agriculture industry.Texas Agriculture Commissioner Todd Staples hired two reputable military veterans to conduct the probe. One of them is a retired four-star Army General (Barry McCaffrey) who served as Bill Clinton’s Director of the Office of National Drug Control Policy. The other, retired Army Major-General Robert Scales, is the former commander of the U.S. Army War College.The results of their in-depth investigation have ignited outrage among border state officials who are sick of Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano’s reassurances that the border is “as secure as it has ever been.” Just a few months ago, during a heavily promoted visit to El Paso, Napolitano said violence along the Mexican border is merely a mistaken “perception” because the area is better now than it ever has been.The reality is that in the past two years Texas has become increasingly threatened by the spread of Mexican cartel organized crime as the enterprises move their operations into the U.S., according to the new assessment. They recruit street gangs and exploit porous borders by using all the traditional elements of military force, including logistics, intelligence and deadly firepower.This has created a sort of “narco-terrorism” which takes on the classic trappings of a real war, the report concludes. “Crime, gangs and terrorism have converged in such a way that they form a collective threat to the national security of the United States.” However, the report points out that “federal authorities are reluctant to admit the increasing cross-border campaign by narco-terrorists.”In the meantime, Texas has become an “operational ground zero” in the cartels’ effort to expand into the U.S. This has put residents of border communities in the crossfire of escalating violence resulting from conflicts between cartels, paramilitary enforcement groups and transitional gangs struggling for control of drug and illegal alien smuggling routes into the U.S. from El Paso to Brownsville.Incredibly, Napolitano proclaimed that “some of America’s safest communities are in the Southwest border region…” during her spring visit to El Paso. She actually said that “misinformation about safety” was negatively impacting border communities by driving visitors away and hurting local businesses.

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  • NOamnestyEVER

    OBAMA’S AGENDA OF OPEN and UNDEFENDED BORDERS and the MEXICAN DRUG CARTELS SWARMING OUR BORDERS.

    http://mexicanoccupation.blogspot.com/2013/04/obamas-agenda-of-open-and-undefended.html

    MEXICO TODAY… AMERICA TOMORROW!

    Inside Mexico’s drug war: Heart wrenching images of poverty and violence capture true misery of country ravaged by cartels

  • NOamnestyEVER

    THERE IS A REASON WHY THE MEXICAN DRUG CARTELS OPERATE IN MORE THAN 2,500 AMERICAN CITIES, INCLUDING OBAMA’S CHICAGO!

    http://mexicanoccupation.blogspot.com/2013/02/joaquin-el-chapo-guzman-is-chicagos.html

  • NOamnestyEVER

    OBAMA’S ASSAULT ON AMERICA FOR MEXICO BEGINS WITH ARIZONA – CALIFORNIA ALREADY SURRENDERED TO MEXICO YEARS AGO!

    http://mexicanoccupation.blogspot.com/2013/01/obama-vows-to-mexico-arizonas-total.html

  • NOamnestyEVER

    …just texas?

    THE MEXICAN DRUG CARTEL USES ARIZONA FOR GATEWAY TO AMERICA – SHOULD WE BE THANKFUL FOR OBAMA’S SABOTAGE OF OUR BORDERS IN ARIZONA?

    IS OBAMA, McCAIN and JEFF FLAKE TRAITORS OR SIMPLY HISPANDERERS FOR THE LA RAZA ILLEGALS’ VOTES???

    http://mexicanoccupation.blogspot.com/2013/05/the-sabotage-of-arizonas-homeland.html

  • NOamnestyEVER

    How President Barack Obama and Sen. John McCain Abetted the LA RAZA Mexican Invasion of Arizona – The Mexican Gang Crime Tidal Wave During Obama’s Term

    http://mexicanoccupation.blogspot.com/2013/05/for-mexico-and-la-raza-supremacy-will.html

  • FinaBiscotti

    Obama, Holder, Napolitano – do not honor or accept the Constitutional Authority of the GOVERNORS of the United States.

    They also will not protect the sovereignty of our country – as a matter of NATIONAL SECURITY.

  • FinaBiscotti

    This article that I am posted on – was uploaded in October 2011……….

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    This is information from December 2011
    http://www.libertynews.com/2011/12/05/issa-broadens-fast-furious-invest-to-dea-cartel-money-laundering/
    Issa Broadens Fast & Furious Invest. To DEA Cartel Money Laundering

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    Eric Holder and his US Department of Justice – is involved in laundering money for the Drug Cartels – as another part of their Operation Fast and Furious = “tracking” weapons and Cash.
    Each incident of money laundering has been capped at $10 MILLION – but Special Permission from superiors/Holder at the DOJ – can go over the $10 MILLION cap – (and has on numerous occasions).

    **************************
    Can this Government Watchdog Organization – demand an AUDIT of the MONEY SEIZED by the Department of Justice – from Drug Cartels, Bank Fraud schemes, Illegal activities, etc.

    It will never become known how much money the DEA and the DOJ have been launderng for the Drug Cartels – involved in being supplied weapons from their Operation Fast and Furious –
    since it has been going on for close to FOUR YEARS -
    and Operation Fast and Furious was financed from within Obama’s $787 BILLION Stimulus legislation in early 2009.

  • FinaBiscotti

    You would think that the cover-up of US Border Agent Brian Terry and ICE Agent Jaime Zapata – killed with weapons from Operation Fast and Furious – would be enough for these freaks of nature to move to control, close and enforce our US Borders AT the Border with Mexico.

    The more I hear about these freaky Rules of Engagement = “bean-bag ammunition” – “standing-down” , the more it can be realized how dangerous everything is becoming – since this Administration is so disconnected from reality – except to arm a Foreign Invasion.

    Now there is evidence to the DEA being involved in money laundering for the Narco-Terrorists that they were arming through their Operation Fast and Furious = OBAMA INC.

  • James Anderson

    The death toll is staggering along the border, and its only with the help of private organizations like Immediate Response Group that aid individual businesses and provide secure strategies for defending themselves that we’ll be able to combat the violence to its fullest extent.

  • sbbrgy

    I have NO understanding, Nor do I want to, of why our government accepts and allows these people access to Our country!!!




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