Texas Town on High Alert â€“ Braces for Cartel Gun Battle
At least 30 residents of El Porvenir, located about four miles from the Texas border town of Fort Hancock, have crossed into the U.S. and asked for political asylum, telling authorities that they fear for their lives.Â
Residents of a small Mexican border town under siege by at least one of the countryâ€™s most notorious drug cartels are fleeing into a tiny Texas community, which is on high alert and preparing for a surge of illegal immigrants should a street battle break out with another cartel â€“ or if gunmen begin carrying out a threat to start killing the townâ€™s children.
At least 30 residents of El Porvenir, located about four miles from the Texas border town of Fort Hancock, have crossed into the U.S. and asked for political asylum, telling authorities that they fear for their lives. Fort Hancock officials tell FoxNews.com that they consider the situation serious.
â€śWe just got word that the cartel has threatened to kill children in schools across the border unless parents paid $5000 pesos,â€ť said Mike Doyle, chief deputy sheriff of Hudspeth County. And that time might come sooner than later. Schools Superintendent Jose Franco said word has spread that everyone in the Mexican town must stay indoors while members of rival cartels prepare for a shootout.
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Texas Town on High Alert â€“ Braces for Cartel Gun Battle
I wonder what happened to all that garbage about the poor, but honest, hard working Mexicans that only want to come to the USA so they can assimilate into the American society and become good, hard working citizens?
I wonder how far the drug lords have to move north before the more tolerant citizens among us start to scream bloody murder? Demanding police protection, National Guard protection and the like?
Seriously, some have long thought me a heathen for my feelings regarding the Mexican border and what I believe to be the way to secure it, and thus our nation, from the ILLEGAL invaders, drug lords, gun runners and other assorted terrorists and nefarious neâ€™er do wells.
I wish those certain citizens well, as I do all others that believe the violence in Mexico canâ€™t, or wonâ€™t cross over to our side of the border. I know it can, most reasonably intelligent people know it can, actually, it already has, just not in a major gun battle or engagement â€” Yet.
If folks donâ€™t think we have a serious situation facing us on the U.S. â€“ Mexico border, I suggest they read some of these tales of horror and impending nightmares that are near reality and all too close to being headlines and current events!
Los Angeles â€“ The killing of Arizona rancher Robert Krentz has prompted the stateâ€™s governor, its most influential senator, and its farming community to say that Washington is not doing enough to prevent illegal immigration and secure the border with Mexico.Â
Mr. Krentz was found Saturday, fatally shot and slumped over in his all-terrain vehicle, which still had its lights and engine on. Law enforcement officials tracked footprints from the scene back to the border, raising speculation that the killer is an illegal immigrant.
The apparent murder heightens the tension surrounding the immigration reform debate, with advocates of much stricter immigration controls saying Krentzâ€™s death highlights the urgent need for significantly increased border security.
Already, Krentzâ€™s death is being held up as evidence that border violence is spiraling out of control as the Obama administration mulls immigration reform that could include a path to citizenship for some illegal immigrants in the United States. SOURCE
Thatâ€™s a sample of the mood along the border, but if you want to see the hardest evidence youâ€™ve ever seen regarding border violence, and the possibility of it spilling over to the U.S. side, take a look at this:
The murder of a prominent Arizona rancher has re-ignited calls for a stronger military presence at the U.S./ Mexico border, but Arizona isnâ€™t the only border state seeking to beef up security in wake of the tragedy â€” New Mexico Governor Bill Richardson says he will deploy the New Mexico National Guard to the border with his state in case thereâ€™s further violence.Â
Richardson announced today that he will send guardsmen to work with the New Mexico Department of Homeland Security & Emergency Management, the state organization in charge of border security.
â€śI want residents in Southern New Mexico to know we are taking this border violence very seriously by adding a National Guard presence along with state, local, and federal law enforcement patrols along the border,â€ť Richardson says in a statement.
Arizona Governor Jan Brewer announced this week that she has asked the Obama administration to give Arizona an additional 250 guardsmen to patrol the Arizona/ Mexico border â€” a request that Brewer says has gone virtually ignored since she first requested it in March. SOURCE
When a liberal Governor like Bill Richardson starts to stock the border with troops, maybe itâ€™s time to pay attention. Richardson is NOT a fool, he sees whatâ€™s coming. Sadly, I fear Obama will call a summit and have the cartel guys over to the White House for a beer, right before he makes an apology for America being here and causing this.
REYNOSA, Mexico (AP) â€“ In a ratcheting up of tactics in a long, bloody war, drug cartel gunmen made seven especially brazen assaults on Mexican soldiers in one day this week, throwing up roadblocks near army garrisons and spraying checkpoints with automatic weapons fire.Â
The apparently coordinated assaults raise the prospect that parts of Mexico could be descending into open warfare between the cartels and the government.
Drug bosses appeared to have little to show for Tuesdayâ€™s attacks near the Texas border except a body count for their own side: 18 attackers dead, while the military said its own casualties were limited to one soldier with a wounded toe.
But there have been more attacks since, and the battles have shown that gang henchmen are as well armed, if not as well trained, as the soldiers. Armored vehicles, explosive devices and grenade launchers were among the items the military seized. SOURCE
Let me point something out folks, the Mexican army is NO match for these drug cartel forces, if our own troops come up against them, and our troops are saddled with the same silly Rules of Engagement they are forced to operate under in Afghanistan and Iraq, Iâ€™m not too sure they will be up to the task either, if forced to adhere to that one caveat that is.
The Mexican army is not too much better off today than they were in 1836 when a bunch of rag-tag Army of Texas guys took them apart at San Jacinto. The drug cartels have however, become quite proficient at the art of war and death! And apparently, the cartel troops have NO idea of what it means to fight under a set of rules.
For the love of God and Country, I hope our troops can do this deed, otherwise, the American Patriot will have to step up and engage the enemy.
Is the importance of that Well Regulated Militia thing becoming more obvious to you now?