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Fear grips Mexican border families amid violence

March 18th, 2010 . by TexasFred

Fear grips Mexican border families amid violence

CIUDAD JUAREZ, Mexico (AP) – Elodia Ortiz drops her children at school in the morning, picks them up in the afternoon and makes an occasional trip to the supermarket. Anything else, she says, is too dangerous.

Parents in Ciudad Juarez, just across the border from El Paso, Texas, are afraid to venture into the streets amid a turf war between two powerful drug cartels that has left more than 4,500 people dead during the past two years.

Their fears spiked last weekend when hit men attacked two white SUVs leaving a birthday party, killing parents from two U.S. Consulate families in front of their screaming children.

The violence has risen to such levels in Ciudad Juarez that everyone feels at risk in the city of 1.3 million, where innocent people have been increasingly caught in the crossfire. Hit men have gone to wrong addresses or shot indiscriminately into homes, mowing down not only the targeted people but anyone nearby.

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I’ve been taken to task by those that believe themselves to be erudite conservatives.

They attack me for my views on ILLEGALS, their presence in this nation and how I believe they need to be dealt with.

I have made no secret of the fact that I believe our southern border should be manned by the National Guard. I also believe that the National Guard should be fully armed and ready for any combat operation necessary to repel these invaders, by ANY means.

I have been called racist, heartless, cruel, mean, ignorant and red neck. A plethora of names have been tossed and accusations have been made against me and this blog simply because I STILL stand for America 1st and the sovereignty of our borders.

Well, all I can say regarding that is this, if I am stirring up these self described conservatives, if my views on what needs to be done to protect this nation is angering them, then I must be doing something RIGHT! :P

Mothers have driven into daytime shootouts, bending over their children to protect them. Toddlers have been fatally pierced by bullets while playing on the swings at city playgrounds. Waitresses have been slain for having the misfortune of serving marked men.

“We’re shut in our house,” said Ortiz, a mother of five, as she stood outside Vicente Guerrero elementary school, her 7-year-old daughter clinging to her as she shyly eyed other students walking by. “We have to get to school, we have to work. But we’re afraid when we leave.”

These people are being forced to lead miserable lives. I am truly sorry for their plight. I mean that in all sincerity. But I am not so sympathetic to their cause that I want their violence and their lifestyle to spill over into the United States, any more than it already has.

I wish their lives were different. I wish their lives were better, but they are suffering the result of a totally corrupt, socialist government. A government that has left their police and military powerless to do anything to rectify their situation due to massive internal corruption.

Take a very close look at the current situation in Mexico folks. That is us in a very short time if this socialist demagog that goes by the name of Barack Hussein Obama is allowed to continue.

Border security is a joke. It was a joke under Bush 43, Clinton, Bush 41 and every other U.S. president in recent American history. Border security is nothing more than a few Border Patrol agents, out numbered and out gunned, toiling in the night, trying to round up vast numbers of ILLEGALS, not to mention the drug runners and potential terrorists that cross into the USA on a daily basis.

Wasn’t that Virtual Border Fence supposed to be in place and make it unnecessary to place boots on the ground in an effort to stop the invasion?

Janet Napolitano halts funding for virtual border fence

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Obama orders up more air security, intel sharing

January 8th, 2010 . by TexasFred

Obama orders up more air security, intel sharing

WASHINGTON (AP) – Hundreds of law enforcement officers are being trained as federal air marshals to ramp up security as the Obama administration tries to prevent a repeat of the near-catastrophic attempt to blow up an airliner bound for Detroit on Christmas Day.

President Barack Obama ordered the U.S. intelligence agencies to do a better job of recognizing serious terror threats and sharing information with those who can disrupt a plot as quickly as possible.

The White House on Thursday released a declassified summary of a two-week review that began when a 23-year-old Nigerian man allegedly tried to blow up a Northwest Airlines flight from Amsterdam to Detroit with an explosive hidden in his underwear.

Officials received fragments of information as early as October about an alleged terror recruit they later learned was Umar Farouk Abdulmutallab.

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The Obama administration has been overwhelmed by this Christmas Day attempt and all of the systemic failure that has been exposed in it’s wake.

Immediately after the attacks of 9-11 the Bush administration enacted many broad, sweeping changes that will forever make the lives of American travelers a bit more difficult, but, on 9-11 thousands of Americans were murdered in an Islamic terror attack and matters had to be addressed in a manner that was suitable at the moment.

Nearly all measures were pretty effective, yet the Dems griped and complained incessantly, Bush is ‘trying to become a dictator’ they cried. And ‘Cheney has already set up the CAMPS for Democrats and Libbers, the re-education camps’.

Sadly, now I see quite a few from the RIGHT making those same preposterous claims about the current administration.

I am not going to attack Obama on some fairy tale BS like *camps*, this is about transportation safety and protecting the lives of American citizens.

We have not faced a serious terror threat in the USA since 9-11, not while George W. Bush was in office. But I must say, it’s been because of blind luck and probably some Divine intervention!

That’s not to say that there were no threats made and no acts attempted, it’s simply saying that none came to fruition. It’s only by the grace of God and the ineptness of the perpetrator that the Christmas Day 2009 attempt didn’t turn into a tragedy akin to the attacks of 9-11.

I didn’t agree with many things the Bush administration did, and I made NO secret of it, but the failures we are seeing now are NOT the failures of George W. Bush.

Barack Hussein Obama is a year into his administration, the failures we see now are ALL his. The EPIC FAILURES that occur at this point in time can’t be attributed to anyone other than the current sitting President.

It has been on the watch of Barack Hussein Obama that these systemic failures within the TSA have occurred. It has been under the supervision of Sec. Janet Napolitano that the Department of Homeland Security has become lax in their supervision of the Transportation Security Administration.

And calling the work ethic of the TSA lax is a bit of an understatement.

Leave the bottled water, take the titanium.

Passengers can still walk through Kennedy Airport security scanners with pieces of the durable metal — used in knives, brass knuckles and even guns — despite repeated warnings of the potentially disastrous flaw amid one of the tightest air-safety crackdowns since 9/11, The Post has found.

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U.K. shared intel on airliner suspect

January 5th, 2010 . by TexasFred

U.K. shared intel on airliner suspect

LONDON – British intelligence passed on to U.S. authorities information about a Nigerian accused of trying to blow up a Detroit-bound airliner but he was not singled out as a particular risk, Prime Minister Gordon Brown’s office said Monday.

Umar Farouk Abdulmutallab’s name was included in a dossier of people who made contact with known extremists in the United Kingdom but officials believe he was radicalized after he left the country in 2008, according to Brown’s spokesman, Simon Lewis.

The disclosure came a day after British security officials said they were aware that Abdulmutallab was in contact with known radicals shortly after he came to the U.K. in 2005 but did not consider him a sufficient threat to single him out and alert U.S. authorities.

Investigators say Abdulmutallab, a 23-year-old Nigerian who studied in engineering in London and later went to Yemen, sneaked an explosive device aboard his Northwest Airlines flight from Amsterdam to Detroit on Christmas Day but was not able to ignite it as planned.

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I know that the system failed. YOU know that the system failed. Anyone with half a brain knows the system failed. I guess that explains WHY it took Obama several days to make any comment and why DHS Secretary Janet Napolitano believed the system worked, before she admitted it didn’t.

WASHINGTON (AP) – The government has added dozens of people to the ominous lists of suspected terrorists and those barred from U.S.-bound flights, a crackdown that comes as President Barack Obama prepares to personally question and challenge his team about the state of national security.

At the White House on Tuesday, Obama planned to meet with the high-ranking officials charged with the two reviews he ordered after the botched Christmas airliner attack over Detroit – one on air-travel screening procedures and another on the nation’s terror watchlist system. SOURCE

Let me take a guess here, just a shot in the dark. This meeting will be all about how to pass the blame, hide any links to failure and see if it’s at all possible to blame this on George W. Bush.

EPIC FAIL Mr. Obama, that’s what you have here, and it’s quite likely just the tip of the iceberg. And it’s going to be a HUGE iceberg. One that can GUT American security if we don’t get a grip on it right now.

Here’s a suggestion for Barack Hussein Obama and his band of moonbat minions, if you want to get a grip on this situation you’re going to have to do something that Bush didn’t do.

SHOCK and AWE needs to be more than just a slogan. Decimate ANY nation, any group of people that try to hurt the USA. Decimate them, wipe them and their seed from the face of this earth.

Forget political correctness, forget offending the enemy, fight like Americans can, and are more than willing to do. I spoke these words many times during the Bush administration and they fell on deaf ears. You can’t fight a war and not hurt some feelings.

And a personal bit of advice to Barack Hussein Obama, you’ve got to forget that you’re a Muslim, you’ve got to be an American and you’ve got to make war most heinous on the Islamic hordes.

There are only a few things that Islamic warriors respect and understand. Great, powerful and totally overwhelming war is one of the things they understand! You make war on them in a fashion that is designed to bring about as many casualties as possible. You hit them hard, you hit them with everything you have. And when you’re done, hit them one more time just for good measure.

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