Tuesday, August 09, 2005

The New Hessians or Villa Rides!, Again

A horrifying story was posted on The Immigration Blog. The Washington Times reported this month that a group of Mexican Army deserters have shown up in the Southwest US as mercenaries for drug gangs.
Are we now under siege from rogue agents of the Mexican military? They are selling their US training in anti-drug tactics to the highest bidder between rival gangs. The "Zetas" have offered "$50,000 bounties for the assassination of U.S. law-enforcement officers...." What on earth is being done about this? Why are foreign military men roaming around our country shooting at our officers? Why have we not sent in massive force to the Tucson sector where "Since Oct. 1, the start of the fiscal year, there have been 196 assaults on Border Patrol agents in the Tucson sector, including 24 shootings." Where are the Mexican authorities in this? Why can't they control their own men? Corruption is the most likely answer. The government of Mexico has been corrupt for years, even thought President Fox isn't from the PRI which ruled Mexico for decades. The story says they have tried to do something but apparently failed. The Zetas work out of the city of Nuevo Laredo, just across the border from Laredo Texas. It seems President Fox "sent hundreds of Mexican troops and federal agents to the city in March to set up highway checkpoints and conduct raids on suspected Zeta locations." Uh huh, and were they forbidden to profile? Maybe they failed to control the area because they stopped and searched little old ladies on their way to church, or a shoeshine boy out to make a few pesos while letting the thuggish looking guys through.
Sadly, I must ask President Bush why nothing is being done about this. Let's call the Minutemen vigilantes and allow contract killers to target our Border agents. Forget about enforcing border controls, all the immigrants want is a better life. Illegal aliens are the backbone of our workforce. Enough of this crap!! Mr President, enforce border controls, beef up our Border Patrol, call out the national guard if needed. Let the militia observe the border. We know where most of this activity takes place. Why are we continuing to let this happen?
It's sickening to think nothing is being done. We must take action, our country depends on it.