Fine. You wanted a war.

Sunday, July 4, 2010

US Consulate in Mexico infiltrated by drug cartel-murder suspect (and why not, who's stopping them?)

7/3, AP: "Mexican murder suspect: US consulate infiltrated"
  • (Obama isn't going to admit this and who in the Beltway will complain? Drug cartels control information in Mexico. The elite Calderon 'detained' this mass murderer but 'released' him. And we're bad and supposed to give more money.ed.)
Mexico City: "The drug-cartel enforcer told an unsettling story: A woman who worked in the Mexican border's biggest U.S. consulate had helped a rival gang obtain American visas. And for that, the enforcer said, he ordered her killed.

Nonsense, says a U.S. official, who said Friday the motive for the slaying remains unknown.

The employee, Lesley Enriquez, and two other people connected to the U.S. consulate in the city of Ciudad Juarez were killed March 13 in attacks that raised concerns that Americans were being caught up in drug-related border violence.

Jesus Ernesto Chavez, whose arrest was announced Friday, confessed to ordering the killings, said Ramon Pequeno, the head of anti-narcotics for the Federal Police. Pequeno said Chavez leads a band of hit men for a street gang tied to the Juarez cartel.

Enriquez and her husband were killed in Ciudad Juarez, across the border from El Paso, Texas, as they drove toward a border crossing. Chavez also is accused in a nearly simultaneous attack that killed the husband of a Mexican employee of the consulate.

A U.S. federal official familiar with the investigation said Friday that after the killings, U.S. officials investigated possible corruption involving Enriquez and found none. The official was not authorized to speak about the case and spoke on condition of anonymity.

The official said the motive behind the killing remains unclear.

Officials with the U.S. Embassy in Mexico City declined to comment. At the U.S. Justice Department in Washington, spokeswoman Tracy Schmaler law enforcement "continues to work closely with our Mexican counterparts to bring to justice individuals involved in these murders."

U.S. Embassy officials previously said that Enriquez was never in a position to provide visas and worked in a section that provides basic services to U.S. citizens in Mexico.

Mexican police provided no further details from Chavez's confession on how Enriquez might have helped provide visas to a drug gang.

Enriquez was four months pregnant when she and her husband, Arthur H. Redelfs, were killed by gunmen who opened fire on their vehicle after the couple left a children's birthday party. Their 7-month-old daughter was found wailing in the back seat.

Jorge Alberto Salcido, the husband of a Mexican employee of the consulate, also was killed by gunmen after leaving the same event in a separate vehicle.

Chavez told police that gunmen opened fire on Salcido because the two cars were the same color and the hit men did not know which one Enriquez was in, Pequeno said.

Investigators also have looked at whether Redelfs may have been targeted because of his work at an El Paso County jail that holds several members of the Barrio Azteca, the gang believed to be responsible for the attacks. Pequeno said Chavez belongs to Barrio Azteca, which works for the Juarez cartel on both sides of the border.

In March, U.S. federal, state and local law enforcement officers swept through El Paso, picking up suspected members of the gang in an effort to find new leads in the killings. A suspect detained in Mexico shortly after the shooting confessed to acting as a lookout as the Azteca gang supposedly hunted down Redelfs, but he was never charged and was released without explanation.

Officials also have speculated that both attacks could have been a case of mistaken identity.

More than 23,000 people have been killed in Mexico's drug-related violence since President Felipe Calderon launched an all-out offensive against drug gangs in 2006.

Much of the violence stems from rival drug- and migrant-smuggling gangs vying for power, including a firefight Thursday that left 21 people dead and at least six others wounded about 12 miles (20 kilometers) from the Arizona border.

The shootings took place in a sparsely populated area near the border city of Nogales that is considered a prime corridor for migrant and drug smuggling. Sonora state prosecutors said all those killed were gang members.

Gangs often fight for control of the routes they use to smuggle drugs and people across the border, and also abduct migrants from each other. The violence near the Arizona border is one reason given for a controversial law passed in April requiring police there to ask people about their immigration status in certain situations.

The turf war between the Juarez and Sinaloa cartels, meanwhile, has made Ciudad Juarez one of the deadliest cities in the world. More than 2,600 people were killed last year in the city of 1.3 million people.

And on Friday, the Mexican army warned that drug cartels are using vehicles painted in military colors or with military emblems "to make it look as if they belonged to Mexican army." A Defense Department statement mentioned four instances in four different states where such vehicles had been detected.

Chavez, 41, served five years in a Louisiana prison on drug distribution charges, according to Mexico's central intelligence database.

He was detained in Mexico in 2008 by the Mexican army on drug trafficking allegations and released, only to be promoted within the Azteca gang, Federal Police said.

Chavez was arrested along with five suspected gang associates who are accused of carrying out killings or providing support. Six assault rifles, a sub-machine gun and ammunition were seized.

Aside from the killings related to the U.S. consulate, Mexican police say Chavez also confessed to participating in the Jan. 31 killing of 15 youths at a party that was mistaken as a gathering of drug-gang rivals. That massacre fueled outrage over innocents killed.

The State Department, meanwhile, announced new travel restrictions Friday for U.S. government employees working away from the border in Mexico and Central America.

As of July 15, they and their families are barred from crossing anywhere along Texas' border, north or south, because of safety concerns. The U.S. government continues to urge Americans to exercise extreme caution or defer unnecessary travel to certain parts of Mexico."

Monday, June 21, 2010

Kept quiet until now- 3 Arizona counties closed to US citizens due to violence and have been since 2006

  • ""Someone has to say that not one inch of American property will be given to the bad guys and not one death is acceptable."" But they won't. I wonder why.
6/18, "Imagine the federal government closing a section of the Lincoln Memorial because it was under the control of Mexican drug lords and bands of illegal immigrants.
  • That scenario is playing out as reality in southern Arizona, where parts of five federal lands -- including two designated national monuments -- continue to post travel warnings or be outright closed to Americans who own the land because of the dangers of "human and drug trafficking" along the Mexican border.

Roughly 3,500 acres of the Buenos Aires National Wildlife Refuge -- about 3 percent of the 118,000-acre park -- have been closed since Oct. 6, 2006, when U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (Fish and Wildlife Service--heavy, ed) officials acknowledged a marked increase in violence along a tract of land that extends north from the border for roughly three-quarters of a mile. Federal officials say they have no plans to reopen the area.

  • Elsewhere, at Organ Pipe Cactus National Monument, which shares a 32-mile stretch of the border with Mexico, visitors are warned on a federally-run website that
  • some areas are not accessible by anyone.

"Due to our proximity to the International Boundary with Mexico, some areas near the border are closed for construction and visitor safety concerns," the website reads.

  • On another page titled "Border Concerns," the website warns that visitors should be aware that "drug smuggling routes" pass through the park.

"If you see any activity which looks illegal, suspicious, or out of place, please do not intervene," the website reads. "Note your location. Call 911 or report it to a ranger as quickly as possible. Each year hundreds of people travel north through the park seeking to enter the United States."

  • Visitors are also warned to be mindful of illegal immigrants within Ironwood Forest National Monument, a 129,000-acre federal parkland in the Sonoran Desert.

"All suspected illegal activities should be reported to [the Bureau of Land Management] or local law enforcement authorities," Ironwood Forest's website reads. "Visitors should stay safe by avoiding contact with persons exhibiting suspicious behavior or engaged in dangerous activities.

Dennis Godfrey, a spokesman for the Bureau of Land Management's Arizona office, said roughly a dozen signs were posted earlier this month along the Sonoran Desert National Monument advising that travel in the area is not recommended due to

  • "active drug and human" smuggling. The signs are not far from where a Pinal County deputy was shot and killed during a confrontation with marijuana smugglers in April and the fatal shooting of two men suspected to be drug smugglers.

"It is a corridor for smugglers of all types," Godfrey told FoxNews.com.

Similar signs have been posted at the Cabeza Prieta National Wildlife Refuge and the Coronado National Forest, which covers nearly 1.8 million acres in southeastern Arizona and southwestern New Mexico.

  • Estimates of exactly how many acres of federal land are closed due to safety concerns near the border were not immediately available, but at least one lawmaker told FoxNews.com that the policy of "ceding" federal land to drug and human trafficking is unacceptable.

"This is one of those things that the Department of Interior does not want to publicize,"

  • said Rep. Rob Bishop, R-Utah, ranking Republican on the House Parks and Public Lands Subcommittee. "These bad actors are now being channeled into federal lands along the border because it's so easy to make that access. The situation is getting worse on federal lands and will only get worse until we make some proactive activity to change the status quo."

"Frankly," Bishop continued, "the status quo is failing. We are failing to control our borders."

  • Bishop, who has introduced legislation that would remove environmental restrictions the Department of Interior imposes on U.S. Border Patrol agents, questioned the message sent by federal authorities by closing off part of the Buenos Aires Refuge.

"That is a ludicrous message," he said. "That policy in unacceptable. That strikes of running a policy of appeasement to drug cartels instead of fighting back.

  • Someone has to say that not one inch of American property will be given to the bad guys and not one death is acceptable.""

by J.R. Miller, "Five Federal lands in Arizona have travel warnings in place"

Sunday, June 13, 2010

They honestly believe they can get away with anything

6/10/10, Politico, The far left millionaires have not changed, still think if they re-word things they'll fool everybody into buying their act. They still have no conviction, no concern for terrorism on the Arizona border. They believe they just have to keep talking and we are too stupid to figure it out. Don't be fooled by the headline of this article and don't waste your time reading it. "Dems' tough new immigration pitch," by C. Brown. It's meaningless.

Saturday, May 29, 2010

Arizona is America's new Alamo

5/28: ""Arizona we feel is America's Alamo in the fight against illegal and dangerous entry into the United States," she said.
  • "Our border guards and all of Arizona law enforcement are undermanned, undergunned, taxed to the limit,
  • front-line defenders trying to hold back the invasion," Louden continued.

"We are calling on all America, from the president to every consumer to defend our Alamo in the best way that they have to do so," she said, which in this case means

  • supporting Arizona financially."...

from Arizona Daily Star, "Two Arizonans taking up SB1070 cause"


Friday, May 21, 2010

Cuban citizens must always show papers, can be removed by Castro if on part of island they don't belong

5/20: "Cuban citizens are required to carry identification with them wherever they go, and can be stopped by police and sent home if they are found in a part of the island where they don't belong....Cuban citizens are treated differently from other immigrants seeking a new home in the United States. Under America's "wet foot, dry foot" policy, any Cuban who reaches U.S. soil is automatically granted asylum. Those interdicted at sea are sent home."..."Cuban lawmakers denounce Arizona immigration law" AP

Canadian Immigration detains non-Canadian Major League Baseball players

5/20: ""There are certain offenses in Canada that are considered more major than they are in the United States," Orioles team travel coordinator Kevin Buck said. "Specifically, we were advised that things like So we've just got to be careful about making sure we're aware of anything that anybody in our traveling party might have in their past to prepare for it before we head north."... "The baseball players' association has
  • warned members with criminal convictions or arrests to contact the union before trying to enter Canada.

Doyle Pryor, a union assistant general counsel, sent a memo to agents Thursday titled

"Individuals who are not Canadian citizens may be detained at the border and, in certain cases may not be permitted to enter Canada at all,

  • if they have any sort of past criminal record," he wrote. "Recently, Canadian authorities have stepped up enforcement of these laws, resulting in several non-Canadian players traveling to Toronto with their teams being
  • detained at the border because of a past criminal record."

He warned that "even an arrest, conviction or suspended sentence many years ago for a minor crime, or a juvenile offense, can result in a border detention."

  • Three upcoming series at the Blue Jays are specified, involving Baltimore (May 28-30), Tampa Bay (May 31-June 2) and the New York Yankees (June 4-6).

"Disclosure of past criminal records can have potential employment ramifications for players, so you should advise players with such issues to contact the players' association for advice before disclosing any past criminal record to anyone else, including their traveling secretary or any other club official," Pryor wrote.

A pamphlet of information from Canadian immigration was attached to the memo.

  • "There are certain offenses in Canada that are considered more major than they are in the United States," Orioles team travel coordinator Kevin Buck said.
"Specifically, we were advised that things like DUI and that sort of thing are considered a felony in Canada. So we've just got to be careful about making sure we're aware of anything that anybody in our traveling party might have in their past to prepare for it before we head north.""Where are gangs of screaming protesters? Where is the ACLU? Where is Obama? ed

Sunday, May 16, 2010

Obama rep tells Communist China, Arizona is example of human rights failing in America

5/14/10, AP: "The United States and China reported no major breakthroughs Friday after only their second round of talks about human rights since 2002.
  • Michael Posner, the assistant secretary of state, told reporters that another round will happen some time next year.

Posner said in addition to talks on freedom of religion and expression, labor rights and rule of law, officials also discussed Chinese complaints about problems with U.S. human rights, which have included crime, poverty, homelessness and racial discrimination.

  • He (Posner) said U.S. officials

raised on its own a new immigration law in Arizona that requires police to ask about a person's immigration status if there is suspicion the person is in the country illegally."...

Obama and his reps, temporary employees of American citizens, freely go abroad and tell the world how bad we are. Apparently people are so passive today they find this acceptable. ed.

Thursday, May 13, 2010

Machete wielding illegal aliens butcher 3 black students in NJ, decapitating a black woman

4/29/10: Trial underway. "It’s been nearly three years since three black college students (pictured below) were brutally murdered by Hispanic gangsters (at least some illegal aliens) in Newark, and the trial finally started this week. The sole survivor took the stand to testify about what happened when the four friends went to a local schoolyard to listen to music and hang out. Instead..., the women were sexually assaulted and hacked with machetes, and three
8/10/07: Newark, NJ: "A Peruvian national in the U.S. illegally and who was
  • previously charged with raping a 5-year-old girl pleaded not guilty
Friday in the execution-style slayings of three young college students, a day after he surrendered to the Newark mayor."...

When entering Mexico, you abide by their laws or be gone, beaten and raped

"“People come here because it’s better than the place they were in,” he said. “If that’s the case,
  • you should be adapting yourself to our ways.

  • We shouldn’t be adapting ourselves to your ways.”"
4/29/10, "Amnesty International cites abuse of migrants in Mexico"

Wednesday, May 12, 2010

Far left ABC Radio Network obviously attended US public schools and knows nothing about Nazis

ABC radio network hate speech stokes terror, ignores Rape Trees in Arizona. During their 10pm news break tonight they promoted the notion that Arizona's law could be compared to "Nazis." Those seeking balkanization cheer at ABC Radio Network's hate speech.

below actual Nazi death camp






bottom photo Buchenwald on average day. middle photo
from Atlas Shrugs

Tuesday, May 11, 2010

Petition drives halted v Arizona law

"5/10, Phoenix: "The two proposed referendum drives challenging Arizona's new sweeping law targeting illegal immigration are being abandoned, organizers said Monday.
  • Andrew Chavez, a professional petition circulator involved in one of the efforts, said its backers pulled the plug after concluding they might not be able to time their petition filings in such a way as to put the law on hold pending a 2012 public vote.
Jon Garrido, the chief organizer of the other drive, attributed its end to a belief The law takes effect July 29 unless blocked by court action being sought under several pending legal challenges filed by civil-rights groups and others....
  • Chavez said his clients, whom he would not identify, launched the effort in the belief that they could put the law on hold until 2012 by not filing petition signatures until it was too late for state elections officials to place a referendum on the November ballot.
However, the backers decided over the weekend to end the referendum campaign when they concluded there still might be a November vote, not giving them enough time to be confident about being able to wage a successful campaign against the law, Chavez said....
  • Garrido, the chief organizer of the second referendum drive, said its backers abandoned it after
The constitutional provisions bar the Legislature from repealing a voter-approved law and only allow legislative changes that further the intent of the original law. "2 Arizona referendum drives targeting SB1070 dropped," AP, abc15 Phoenix, 5/10, via RedState.com

Monday, May 10, 2010

Swat teams for American grannies, not for illegals

An estimated 5.5 million illegals are in the country on expired visas. They know the US government does not care, and would rather send out a swat team against a tax paying white haired lady holding a tea party sign.


Sunday, May 9, 2010

Phoenix Suns tickets are apparently racist

Los Suns have too many rules and regulations about their tickets. It's unfair.

Big Media guns blaze against American people 12-1 on law to fight terror and organized crime in Arizona

  • Guns blazing, media yet again takes aim at the mere existence of the American people. The media is therefore America's number one enemy.
"Well, surprise, surprise. The Media Research Center released a study yesterday that says by a
  • margin of twelve to one,
Anyone who follows this site or others like it won’t find this figure shocking, but it does illustrate how a law in one individual state (remember that Federalism thing?) that’s quite popular with the American people can create such controversy. Guess it doesn’t really matter what the people think
So here’s how it works: the media takes a popular law that doesn’t fit perfectly with their PC mindset, they lie about it, rinse and repeat, get The Man himself to weigh in, and presto! The law
  • suddenly becomes “controversial.”

Now, there is a debate to be had on this law, and there is some inherent controversy in it to be sure, but the media hysteria certainly makes for a teachable moment in just how biased the media can be when they put their minds to it.

From the article:

"When political scientists compare populism and elitism, they could certainly find a test case in the new Arizona law on immigration enforcement. While Rasmussen found 70 percent of Arizonans favored the crackdown on illegal aliens, and new national media polls found majority support as well,

From April 23 to May 3, the top three television networks offered viewers 50 stories and interview segments on their morning and evening news programs. The tone was strongly hostile to the law and promotional to the “growing storm” of left-wing protesters: 37 stories (or 74 percent) were negative, 10 were neutral, and only three were positive toward the Arizona law’s passage

  • 12 negative stories for every one that leaned positive.

Cops were potential abusers of power. Entering the country illegally was not an abuse of power. It was portrayed as an honorable step by the powerless.

The soundbite count was also slanted, with 92 quotes against the law and only 52 in favor. The pro-law numbers, however, included many soundbites of Arizona public officials defending themselves against liberal charges that they were racists or in favor of racial profiling.

Read the full article here. " from BigJournalism.com 5/7, Frank Ross

Friday, May 7, 2010

If someone forces crime, poverty, suicide and homicide on you, it's a good sign they hate you

"Even more alarming, the jobs that many of these men, or those like them, once had in construction, factories and offices aren't coming back.A good guess...is that when the economy recovers five years from now, one in six men who are 25 to 54 will not be working,' Lawrence Summers, the president's economic adviser, said the other day....
  • It is clearly not in the economic interest of the United States or best interest of the American worker to increase immigrant labor at the low end of the employment spectrum when the market is already exhibiting an excess of supply over demand. Economic logic tells us that wages will fall,

  • poverty and idleness will rise, and as a result, welfare expenditures, family disintegration, and
  • crime will increase.
Since the President and his economic advisors know this, why would they champion a policy that will make so many American workers worse off? Can it be something as devious as the belief that an expanded underclass will vote Democrat, even if the Democrats put them in their impoverished state? "...American Thinker, 5/7, "The White House knows illegal immigration fuels unemployment"




Obama jokes about terror in Arizona, Governor Brewer: "No one in Arizona is laughing"

""Unfortunately John McCain couldn't make it,'' Obama said of his rival for the White House in 2008. "Recently he claimed that he had never identified himself as a maverick.
  • 'Adios amigos'"....
From Governor Brewer's video: "Far away from the border at the White House Correspondents Dinner, President Obama decided that Arizonas unsecured borders and illegal immigration crisis are a laughing matter. Unfortunately, no one in Arizona is laughing."



via gateway pundit


Governor Brewer cancels Napolitano Aussie street camera program

  • My first thought was cameras had to be a good idea. Granted, Napolitano set the deal up with a foreign company. The US can't even come up with its own system?
  • This article says one of the enforcers was murdered in a drive-by shooting. Compassion, a manipulation of language with suicide and homicide its logical outcome. ed.
"Arizona is ending a groundbreaking and contentious program that put speed cameras along Phoenix-area freeways and in vans deployed across the state.
  • Opponents have argued the cameras open the door for wider "Big Brother" surveillance and are more about making money than safety. The program has been the target of an initiative measure proposed for the November ballot.

Even Gov. Jan Brewer has said she doesn't like the cameras, and her intention to end the program was first disclosed in her January budget proposal. That was followed by a non-renewal letter sent by the Arizona Department of Public Safety this week to the private company that runs the program.

Scottsdale-based Redflex said Thursday that the 36 fixed cameras will be turned off and the 40 vans taken off highways on July 16, the day after its state contract expires.

The non-renewal letter was first reported by The Arizona Republic.

  • The camera program was instituted by Brewer's predecessor, Janet Napolitano, now the Homeland Security secretary. Cameras were introduced in September 2008 and were added until all 76 were up and running by January 2009.

Lawmakers considered repeal proposals within months, but set the issue aside and appealed for calmer debate when a passing motorist fatally shot a camera-van operator doing paperwork in his marked vehicle in April 2009.

  • The mobile and fixed cameras snap the photos of speeders going 11 mph or over the speed limit...

Napolitano estimated that the program would bring in $90 million revenue in its first year,

While hundreds of jurisdictions across the country use speed cameras and some states have limited programs using cameras in certain areas, Arizona's statewide deployment remained the widest state use of the technology.

  • The state's decision is a setback for supporters of speed-enforcement cameras, said Jonathan Adkins, a spokesman for the Washington-based Governors Highway Safety Association.

"We need to look and see what happened in Arizona why didn't it work," he said.

  • Shawn Dow, a leader of the initiative campaign, welcomed the decision to end the program but said the drive's organizers still plan to file petition signatures on the July 1 deadline to qualify it for the November ballot.

The end of the state program does not affect local governments' use of cameras for speed enforcement, but

  • the proposed ballot measure would prohibit state and local governments from using cameras for both speed violations and red-light running. " (AN EXAMPLE OF SUICIDE AND HOMICIDE UNDER THE GUISE OF SOMETHING SWEET. ed)

(CONTINUING) ap: "Redflex, a unit of Australia-based Redflex Holdings Ltd., said in a disclosure to the Australian Securities Exchange that it could write off $5 million of assets because of the program's end. Under the state's contract, Redflex supplies cameras, vans and other equipment.

  • Department of Public Safety officials declined to comment on the contract or to immediately release the letter. Redflex quoted the letter as saying the non-renewal reflected "a change in the agency's focus."

The end of the program will be a disappointment, Redflex spokeswoman Shoba Vaitheeswaran said. She said it comes as the program continued to mature, with improvements being made in court processing procedures and other areas....

  • Joanna Peters, a Phoenix traffic-safety activist, called the Brewer administration's decision irresponsible.

"They're ignoring a silent majority of folks who actually support the program," Peters said. "This is something we could fix, not just throw out the baby.""

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