You really have to wonder what it will take for the Obama administration to defend the borders of our country. We are basically at war with Mexico but for petty self serving reasons the politicans in Washington won’t admit it. No other country on the planet would tolerate the crap we put up wit from Mexico. We have spend hundreds of billions of dollars a year to fight Al-Qaeda overseas while pennies on the dollars are used to combat Mexican terrorism. The entire country of Mexico is corrupt from to to bottom, and now its corruption pouring into our country. The violent war being waged in Mexico for drug routes into the U.S. is entirely there governments fault. For decades the ruling elites participated or failed to address the growing power of the drug lords. From top to bottom parties like the PRI where complicit in the drug trafficking. The local and federal police in Mexico along with the Mexican military from top to bottom participate in the drug trade. Along our entire southern border Americans our being terrorized by violent heavily armed narco terrorists, while our governments looks the other way.
Every year more Americans are being murdered, raped, beaten and robbed by these animals. The city of Phoenix, Arizona has become the kidnapping capital of America, with more incidents than any other city in the world outside of Mexico City and over 370 cases last year alone. Violent Mexican street gangs are spreading throughout the U.S. with direct ties to the drug lords in Mexico. These gang members should be hunted by U.S. military forces and put down using the same tactics we use overseas. These gang members and cartel terrorist are no different then the insurgents we fight in Iraq, Afghanistan, Somalia and the dozen or more other countries we have troops now actively engaged. In fact Americans are likely to be killed by a cartel terrorist, gang member or illegal alien then a card carrying member of Al-Qaeda. The National Parks along the southern border have signs warning Americans to stay out due to safety concerns. Ranchers and land owners along the SE borders have to barricade themselves inside there homes after dark for fear of stumbling upon dozens of AK-47 touting Mexican smugglers. Even in state parks in Northern California hikers have been murdered after stumbling upon Mexican gang members protecting there U.S. based marijuana grows.
There are statistics showing up to fifteen thousand gang related deaths every year in America, most of which are tied to the drugs coming from Mexico A confidential California Department of Justice study reported in 1995 that 60 percent of the twenty thousand members of the 18th Street Gang in California are illegal aliens. If you saw a news story about a country who’s neighbor was conducting armed raids on its citizens killing and kidnapping them, violating there border thousands of times every day. Using aircraft and submarines to deliver harmfull substances that kill its citizens, deploying violent heavily armed thugs in cities throughout the country to terrorize and control the streets. Taking large sums of currency and shipping it back across the border while depleting resources. We have gone to war for a lot less, I think most folks would see this and say damn they should stand up for themselves and fight back. It’s time our government stand up and put the country ahead of petty self serving politcal BS.
DOJ: Sinaloa Cartel’s Influence Extends Well Beyond Border Into ‘Much’ of the U.S.
By Edwin Mora
The Sinaloa cartel’s Ovidio Limon Sanchez, one of the most-wanted U.S. drug fugitives in Mexico, is photographed after being detained by Mexican soldiers in November 2011 (AP Photo).
(CNSNews.com) – The Sinaloa criminal cartel uses its control of drug corridors on both sides of the Arizona-Mexico border to extend its influence well beyond the border area into “much of the United States,” according to the Department of Justice.
U.S. prosecutors have described Sinaloa as “one of the largest narcotics trafficking organizations in the world.”
A member of the cartel, who is facing federal charges in Chicago, claims that he was allowed to traffic tons of drugs into the United States under an immunity deal granted by the U.S. government in exchange for information on rival cartels – a deal allegedly linked to the aborted law enforcement operation known as “Fast and Furious.”
In its Drug Market Analysis 2011 for Arizona, the DOJ’s National Drug Intelligence Center reports that the cartel “dominates drug trafficking routes in Sonora, Mexico, and also controls the drug trafficking corridors in Arizona adjacent to Sonora.”
“The numerous Mexican organizations that constitute the Sinaloa Cartel, such as the Guzmán-Loera and Zambada-Garcia DTOs [drug trafficking organizations] control most drug corridors that cross the international border between Mexico and Arizona, including the Tohono O’odham Nation Indian Reservation and the Nogales POE [U.S. port of entry],” it says.
“The Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) estimates that the Sinaloa Cartel-affiliated DTOs control approximately 90 percent of the drugs that cross the border into Arizona. The cartel also controls much of the illicit money and weapons trafficking along the Arizona–Mexico border and within most areas of the Arizona HIDTA [High Intensity Drug Trafficking Area] region.
“The Sinaloa Cartel’s wholesale distribution of heroin and marijuana extends beyond Arizona HIDTA counties to much of the United States,” the analysis adds.
“Local law enforcement agencies within the HIDTA region report that most of the marijuana and heroin that transits the Mexico–Arizona border area is destined for other domestic markets, including those in East Coast states such as New York, Georgia, and Florida, and Midwestern states such as Missouri and Iowa,” the report continues.
“Additionally, the Sinaloa Cartel smuggles large quantities of drugs into the United States through California that members use to supply the Arizona HIDTA region as well as other domestic markets.”
According to the White House, the HIDTA is a federally funded program created by Congress through the Anti-Drug Abuse Act of 1988.
It brings together federal, state, local, and tribal law enforcement agencies in task forces that conduct investigations into traffickers in areas identified as “critical drug-trafficking regions of the United States.” HIDTA-designated regions are located across the continental U.S. including the nation’s capital, as well as in Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin Islands.
The DOJ’s 2011 analysis focuses on HIDTA regions in Arizona.
“The Arizona HIDTA region is a major entry point for illicit drugs, particularly marijuana and heroin, transported from Mexico to the United States,” it states. “Approximately half of the marijuana smuggled from Mexico typically transits Arizona HIDTA counties. Seizure statistics indicate that Mexican traffickers are increasing marijuana and heroin smuggling from Mexico into the region.
“The Sinaloa Cartel represents the greatest organized criminal drug threat in the Arizona HIDTA counties through its continued dominance over drug trafficking into and through the region.”
The drug conflict in Mexico has been growing for years into a full-scale guerilla war, and now it has spilled into Texas. There are contradictory reports that the Los Zetas drug gang has taken over at least two ranches near Laredo, Texas, forcing law enforcement to ask for federal intervention. The drug lords have become increasingly brutal and effective, have ties to foreign terrorist groups and have even set off a car bomb. As the U.S. fights two campaigns overseas, a lack of border security is permitting an insurgency south of the border to threaten us at home. On July 16, the U.S. Consulate in Nuevo Lavedo, Mexico, issued a warning that there were “credible reports of widespread violence occurring now between narcotics trafficking organizations and the Mexican army in Nuevo Lavedo.” The Zetas, which have hired former military personnel including special forces, blocked off roads and threw grenades. All Americans in the area were told to stay inside. The area has become a battlefield between the Gulf cartel and the Zetas. The intense fighting forced up to 90 businesses to close their doors out of fear for their safety. Around the same time, eight drug gang members died in a firefight between 60 criminals and 100 soldiers in the state of Chihuahua which “virtually shut down” a border city. Hordes of blogs then began reporting that two ranches near Laredo, Texas, had been seized. The Examiner.com said that two anonymous sources at the Laredo, Texas, police department confirmed the story and said a news blackout was being imposed. Last May, the FBI warned that the Los Zetas had obtained a ranch in Texas to train its operatives in attacking its U.S.-based rivals. However, the Loredo Police Department is denying the story.
As Obama, Pelosi and Reid continue to betray America the filth just continue to infect our nation. Even as drug cartels violence and thuggery pours across thousand of miles of unprotected borders, Obama, Pelosi and Reid do nothing. These thugs are modern day Barbary pirates and should be dealt with using military assets. If the laws need changing, then change them. Whether we use ground troops en masse along the border or land mines Mexico needs to be dealt with. Mexico’s politicians are complicit in the violence, decades of top to bottom corruption has left few honest men. The military should seal the border and lock it down, much like Mexico does on its southern border. All trade should halted and border crossings should be closed until Mexico’s government uses extreme force to eradicate all traffickers of drugs and humans. Our dear leader does not have the intelligence to actually act in Americas interest, unless somebody types it into his teleprompter The border states our going to have to act on there own until Obama, Pelosi and Reid are sent packing.
Mexican drug cartels have set up shop on American soil, maintaining lookout bases in strategic locations in the hills of southern Arizona from which their scouts can monitor every move made by law enforcement officials, federal agents tell Fox News.
The scouts are supplied by drivers who bring them food, water, batteries for radios — all the items they need to stay in the wilderness for a long time.
Click here for more on this story from Adam Housley.
“To say that this area is out of control is an understatement,” said an agent who patrols the area and asked not to be named. “We (federal border agents), as well as the Pima County Sheriff Office and the Bureau of Land Management, can attest to that.”
Much of the drug traffic originates in the Menagers Dam area, the Vekol Valley, Stanfield and around the Tohono O’odham Indian Reservation. It even follows a natural gas pipeline that runs from Mexico into Arizona.
In these areas, which are south and west of Tucson, sources said there are “cartel scouts galore” watching the movements of federal, state and local law enforcement, from the border all the way up to Interstate 8.
“Every night we’re getting beaten like a pinata at a birthday party by drug, alien smugglers,” a second federal agent told Fox News by e-mail. “The danger is out there, with all the weapons being found coming northbound…. someone needs to know about this!”
The agents blame part of their plight on new policies from Washington, claiming it has put a majority of the U.S. agents on the border itself. One agent compared it to a short-yardage defense in football, explaining that once the smugglers and drug-runners break through the front line, they’re home free.
“We are unable to work any traffic, because they have us forward deployed,” the agent said. “We are unable to work the traffic coming out of the mountains. That traffic usually carries weapons and dope, too, again always using stolen vehicles.”
The Department of Homeland Security denies it has ordered any major change in operations or any sort of change in forward deployment.
“The Department of Homeland Security has dedicated unprecedented manpower, technology and infrastructure resources to the Southwest border over the course of the past 16 months,” DHS spokesman Matt Chandler said. “Deployment of CBP/Border Patrol and ICE personnel to various locations throughout the Southwest border is based on actionable intelligence and operational need, not which elected official can yell the loudest.”
While agents in the area agree that southwest Arizona has been a trouble spot for more than a decade, many believe Washington and politicians “who come here for one-day visit” aren’t seeing the big picture.
They say the area has never been controlled and has suddenly gotten worse, with the cartels maintaining a strong presence on U.S. soil. More than ever, agents on the front lines are wearing tactical gear, including helmets, to protect themselves.
“More than 4,000 of these agents are deployed in Arizona,” Chandler says. “The strategy to secure our nation’s borders is based on a ‘defense in depth’ philosophy, including the use of interior checkpoints, like the one on FR 85 outside Ajo, to interdict threats attempting to move from the border into the interior of our nation.”
Without placing direct fault on anyone, multiple agents told Fox that the situation is more dangerous for them than ever now that the cartels have such a strong position on the American side of the border.
They say morale is down among many who patrol the desolate area, and they worry that the situation won’t change until an agent gets killed.
In one of the most vile acts yet committed by King Obama, he has basically allowed AK-47 armed Mexican para-military groups, drug smugglers and who knows whatever filth pouring across our undefended boirders free reign over U.S. territory. This territory is 80 miles north of the border, what will it take to get Obama to fulfill his duty as Commander and Chief? Americans are being restricted from U.S. sovereign territory while armed foreign nationals are given free reign. What is wrong here, apparently nothing if your in the Obama administration. In other protected park land Park Rangers are reporting massive environmental damage from tons of trash and debris left by Mexicans illegally entering the U.S. The EPA harasses Americans every day over silly issues, but turns a blind eye towards massive pollution on Federal territory.
About 3,500 acres of southern Arizona along the Mexican border is closed to U.S. citizens due to increased violence in the region.
The closed off area stretches 80 miles along the border and includes part of the Buenos Aires National Wildlife Refuge. It was closed in October 2006 “due to human safety concerns,” the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service said Wednesday in response to news reports on the closure.
Pinal County Sheriff Paul Babeu told Fox News that violence against law enforcement officers and U.S. citizens has increased in the past four months, further underscoring the need to keep the 80 miles of border land off-limits to Americans.
The refuge had been adversely affected by the increase in drug smugglers, illegal activity and surveillance, which made it dangerous for Americans to visit.
“The situation in this zone has reached a point where continued public use of the area is not prudent,” said refuge manager Mitch Ellis.
“It’s literally out of control,” said Babeu. “We stood with Senator McCain and literally demanded support for 3,000 soldiers to be deployed to Arizona to get this under control and finally secure our border with Mexico. “
U.S. Fish and Wildlife officials have warned visitors in Arizona to beware of heavily armed drug smugglers and human traffickers.
“We need support from the federal government. It’s their job to secure the border and they haven’t done it,” said Babeu. “In fact, President Obama suspended the construction of the fence and it’s just simply outrageous.”
Signs have been posted warning Americans not to cross into the closed off territory south of Interstate 8. Babeu said the signs are not enough – he said Arizona needs more resources to help scale back the violence caused by the drug cartels.
“We need action. It’s shameful that we, as the most powerful nation on Earth, … can’t even secure our own border and protect our own families.”
As Obama and the open border crowd bash Arizona for passing a common sense law on immigration, a law which they have admitted not even reading yet. Its interesting to look at Mexico’s immigration policy and how they deal with illegal immigrants.
We looked at the immigration provisions of the Mexican constitution.  Now let’s look at Mexico’s main immigration law.
Mexico welcomes only foreigners who will be useful to Mexican society:
* Foreigners are admitted into Mexico “according to their possibilities of contributing to national progress.” (Article 32)
* Immigration officials must “ensure” that “immigrants will be useful elements for the country and that they have the necessary funds for their sustenance” and for their dependents. (Article 34)
* Foreigners may be barred from the country if their presence upsets “the equilibrium of the national demographics,” when foreigners are deemed detrimental to “economic or national interests,” when they do not behave like good citizens in their own country, when they have broken Mexican laws, and when “they are not found to be physically or mentally healthy.” (Article 37)
* The Secretary of Governance may “suspend or prohibit the admission of foreigners when he determines it to be in the national interest.” (Article 38)
Mexican authorities must keep track of every single person in the country:
* Federal, local and municipal police must cooperate with federal immigration authorities upon request, i.e., to assist in the arrests of illegal immigrants. (Article 73)
* A National Population Registry keeps track of “every single individual who comprises the population of the country,” and verifies each individual’s identity. (Articles 85 and 86)
* A national Catalog of Foreigners tracks foreign tourists and immigrants (Article 87), and assigns each individual with a unique tracking number (Article 91).
Foreigners with fake papers, or who enter the country under false pretenses, may be imprisoned:
* Foreigners with fake immigration papers may be fined or imprisoned. (Article 116)
* Foreigners who sign government documents “with a signature that is false or different from that which he normally uses” are subject to fine and imprisonment. (Article 116)
Foreigners who fail to obey the rules will be fined, deported, and/or imprisoned as felons:
* Foreigners who fail to obey a deportation order are to be punished. (Article 117)
* Foreigners who are deported from Mexico and attempt to re-enter the country without authorization can be imprisoned for up to 10 years. (Article 118)
* Foreigners who violate the terms of their visa may be sentenced to up to six years in prison (Articles 119, 120 and 121). Foreigners who misrepresent the terms of their visa while in Mexico — such as working with out a permit — can also be imprisoned.
Under Mexican law, illegal immigration is a felony. The General Law on Population says,
* “A penalty of up to two years in prison and a fine of three hundred to five thousand pesos will be imposed on the foreigner who enters the country illegally.” (Article 123)
* Foreigners with legal immigration problems may be deported from Mexico instead of being imprisoned. (Article 125)
* Foreigners who “attempt against national sovereignty or security” will be deported. (Article 126)
Mexicans who help illegal aliens enter the country are themselves considered criminals under the law:
* A Mexican who marries a foreigner with the sole objective of helping the foreigner live in the country is subject to up to five years in prison. (Article 127)
* Shipping and airline companies that bring undocumented foreigners into Mexico will be fined. (Article 132)
All of the above runs contrary to what Mexican leaders are demanding of the United States. The stark contrast between Mexico’s immigration practices versus its American
immigration preachings is telling. It gives a clear picture of the Mexican government’s agenda: to have a one-way immigration relationship with the United States.
Let’s call Mexico’s bluff on its unwarranted interference in U.S. immigration policy. Let’s propose, just to make a point, that the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) member nations standardize their immigration laws by using Mexico’s own law as a model.
This article was first posted at CenterforSecurityPolicy.org.
As the country of Mexico spins out of control,, once again the U.S. is being negatively affected. Decades of corruption and failing to address the drug cartels are now biting the country of Mexico in the ass. Now even more then ever we have to lock our borders down. The waring cartels are driving more criminal illegal aliens into our country, corrupt Mexican Police and Military personnal are crossing into the U.S. to protect drug smugglers, carry out murders and kidnappings. What don’t the politicians get, the citizens in the border states should be protected by there government. The murder of a rancher last week should be headline news ant you would expect action from Washington. There are foreign nationals terrorizing the border states and like past administrations the Obama White House is doing less then nothing. To this man’s family it doesn’t make any difference whether he was killed by Al-Qaeda or Mexican SHITHEADS he is dead. The U.S. citizens are being terrorized and let down by those whom claim to represent them.
Mexican ‘assassin teams’ may target U.S. law enforcement officers, DHS says
Law enforcement officers in west Texas are on guard following an alert issued by the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) warning of retaliatory killings for a recent crackdown on the Barrio Azteca gang.
David Cuthbertson, special agent in charge of the FBI’s El Paso field office, said the paramilitary-style gang has an “open policy” to kill its rivals and may turn its sights toward local law enforcement officers. “They are extremely cold-blooded and aggressive,” Cuthbertson said. “The killings are done really without thought and any kind of remorse.”
Citing uncorroborated information, Homeland Security issued an Officer Safety Alert on March 22, advising lawmen in the El Paso sector to vary their routes to and from work and to wear body armor while on duty. The alert also suggested that officers’ relatives pay closer attention to unusual activity in the area. “The Barrio Azteca gang may issue a ‘green light’ authorizing the attempted murder of [law enforcement officers] in the El Paso area,” the alert read. “Due to the threat, it is recommended that [law enforcement officers] take extra safety precautions.”
The Barrio Azteca gang, which formed in Texas prisons in the 1980s, is a brother organization to the Aztecas gang in Ciudad Juarez, Mexico, the epicenter of Mexico’s violent drug war, Cuthbertson said. He said members of the gang’s “assassination teams” are thought to work for very small monthly fees.
One official from the Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) has said Aztecas have been known to kill for as little as $100.
Since 2006, drug violence across Mexico has claimed nearly 18,000 lives.
Eduardo “Tablas” Ravelo, the reputed boss of Barrio Azteca members living in Juarez, remains on the FBI’s Ten Most Wanted List, and the FBI is offering a reward of up to $100,000 for information leading to his arrest. He and other Barrio Azteca gang members serve as hitmen for the Vicente Carrillo Fuentes drug trafficking organization – also known as the Juarez cartel – and are responsible for several killings, according to the FBI.
The DHS warning came just days after hundreds of Barrio Azteca gang members were interviewed by officials from the DEA and FBI following the murders of three people linked to the U.S. Consulate in Ciudad Juarez on March 13. More than 200 officers from at least 18 agencies participated in “Operation Knockdown,” which resulted in at least 26 felony arrests of alleged Azteca members.
The Barrio Aztecas are believed to be aligned with the Juarez cartel against the Sinaloa drug cartel for control of the billion-dollar drug-trafficking routes through the El Paso-Ciudad Juarez corridor. Since 2008, the Aztecas have been rivals of the Artistic Assassins, or “Double A’s,” who serve as contract killers for the Sinaloa cartel, Cuthbertson said. “They’re very organized,” he said. “They have a code they go by and certainly a communications network inside and outside of the prison system.”
Cuthbertson said Barrio Azteca gang members have been found in central Texas towns like Odessa and Midland, as well as in southern New Mexico.
Ricardo Valles de la Rosa, an Azteca sergeant, said last week in a purported confession that his gang was hunting for the vehicle of a Texas jail guard who was killed in one of two SUVs attacked in the March 13 shootings that killed El Paso jail officer Arthur Redelfs, his wife, Lesley Enriquez, who worked as an employee of the U.S. consulate in Ciudad Juarez, and Jorge Alberto Salcido, the husband of another consulate worker.
Valles de la Rosa, according to his statement, was instructed by Azteca brass to target Redelfs due to alleged harsh treatment of Azteca members in jail.
Valles de la Rosa was ordered last week to be held for trial on weapons charges for allegedly carrying a 9-mm pistol when he was arrested.
Ron Martin, president of the El Paso Municipal Police Officers’ Association, said that while he takes any threat to the law enforcement community seriously, he won’t change his habits. “It’s not the first time a gang has put a hit out on El Paso police officers,” Martin said. “Our guys are very highly trained, so they’re pretty well prepared for just about anything. For them to come out and attack a law enforcement officer in the United States would be detrimental to their business.”
Martin called the March 13 killings “unacceptable” and said he felt the killings were no less shocking because they occurred in Mexico, just across the border, rather than in El Paso or elsewhere in Texas. “It doesn’t matter if it actually happens across an imaginary dotted line, you’re killing people for money,” he said. “It’s unacceptable.”
Asked if he had changed his daily routines since the DHS alert, Martin said: “It’s not like we’re doing anything different because a bunch of murderers – I call ’em terrorists – are threatening us. Personally, I don’t do anything differently than I did before. We’re not changing the way we do our jobs because of them.”