Archived material Access restricted Article
Rantburg

Today's Front Page   View All of Sat 10/11/2003 View Fri 10/10/2003 View Thu 10/09/2003 View Wed 10/08/2003 View Tue 10/07/2003 View Mon 10/06/2003 View Sun 10/05/2003
1
2003-10-11 Latin America
AP: Mexican Army Deserters Form Drug Gang
Archived material is restricted to Rantburg regulars and members. If you need access email fred.pruitt=at=gmail.com with your nick to be added to the members list. There is no charge to join Rantburg as a member.
Posted by Steve White 2003-10-11 12:21:29 AM|| E-Mail|| Front Page|| [395 views since 2007-05-07]  Top

#1 Remember: one man's "gang" is another man's motorcycle club.

/reuters
Posted by BH  2003-10-11 1:41:57 AM||   2003-10-11 1:41:57 AM|| Front Page Top

#2 Geez - Coffee Alert!!!

Okay, BH, that's at least twice (prolly 10, by now) that I've had to clean up after you... Keep it up! ;^)
Posted by .com 2003-10-11 4:01:38 AM||   2003-10-11 4:01:38 AM|| Front Page Top

#3 I thought all Mexicans were friendly folk, who just want to work in our fields for dollars, free education and excellent free medical attention in our emergency rooms.
These Zeta's could turn the Southwest into a shooting gallery.
Posted by Super Hose  2003-10-11 9:10:48 AM||   2003-10-11 9:10:48 AM|| Front Page Top

#4 An offshoot of the Danish Banditos?
Posted by Shipman 2003-10-11 11:26:53 AM||   2003-10-11 11:26:53 AM|| Front Page Top

#5 It's not that simple OP. That type of thing costs money. Right now Congress and the Senate are debating wether to give Bush his money for Afghanistan and Iraq. Add to that the Hispanic population that would through a hissy fit, possibly riots, and you have a major problem. I'm sure Bush wants to secure the border, but he needs congressional approval.

The elected officials on the border states, many of them Democrats, refuse to allow it. They are afraid of losing the Hispanic vote if they vote for a security fence. You must also add into the equation that many of our own citizens are helping the drug trafficers.

I agree with you 100% OP, but unless 150,000 volunteers suddenly sign up and complete they're training in the boot-camps, this issue isn't going to come up at all in Washington.
Posted by Charles  2003-10-11 12:41:42 PM||   2003-10-11 12:41:42 PM|| Front Page Top

#6 Here's some info you folks might be interested in Drones Tested to Patrol US-Mexico Border

Looks like somebodies trying, at least.
Posted by Hodadenon  2003-10-11 2:01:27 PM||   2003-10-11 2:01:27 PM|| Front Page Top

#7 Drones Tested to Patrol US-Mexico Border

This would probably work in one of two scenarios: agents are within a reasonable distance of the drone's partol area to ensure a timely response to detected illegal crossing activity, or the drones are equipped with offensive systems to enable an attack from the air. (doesn't have to be Hellfire missiles, but something less lethal like say, a large concussion charge or a dye packet to "mark" illegals)
Posted by Bomb-a-rama 2003-10-11 2:38:12 PM||   2003-10-11 2:38:12 PM|| Front Page Top

#8 Drone launched dye pack,I like it.
Posted by Raptor  2003-10-11 5:22:24 PM||   2003-10-11 5:22:24 PM|| Front Page Top

#9 I said it once, I'll say it again. We need to get tough on illegal aliens and those who support them.

Deny federal funds to local and state governments who refuse to enforce federal immigration laws. Deny also to those who accept that card from the Mexican government.

Stop providing free (non-humanitarian) medical, educational, and social security to illegal immigrants. Deny american citizenships to children born in the US of one or more illegal immigrants parents.

Arrest Illegal immigrants and deport them by the cheapest means. If that means by cattle car or beatup train then so be it. If they dont like it then they dont have to come back do they? If it means temporarily housing them in camps then so be it. Note that this is *not* race related like the Japanese internment of WW2 - these people are here in violation of federal law.

Arrest and charge people (including politicians such as mayors, county officals, etc..) who assist illegal aliens by providing services and support (thus are accessories in the crime).

Have a strong border to the south and north. If this includes using drones and preditors to 'discourage' crossings (incuding lethal measures) so be it.

I think that it is only a matter of time before some AL-Q terrorists cross our border from the south and do another WTC.
Posted by CrazyFool  2003-10-11 5:41:20 PM||   2003-10-11 5:41:20 PM|| Front Page Top

01:19 Earthquake McGoon
01:15 Earthquake McGoon
00:02 Not Mike Moore
23:57 tu3031
23:53 tu3031
23:53 Not Mike Moore
22:56 Super Hose
22:47 Super Hose
22:35 Robert Crawford
22:32 Robert Crawford
21:58 Bobber
21:35 Frank G
21:06 Chuck
20:18 Frank G
20:04 Super Hose
20:04 Frank G
19:37 Tom
19:30 Tom
19:02 Chuck
18:54 Anonymous
18:44 Bulldog
18:15 Frank G
17:47 Zhang Fei
17:41 CrazyFool

Rantburg was assembled from recycled algorithms in the United States of America. No trees were destroyed in the production of this weblog. We did hurt some, though. Sorry.
3.230.154.129

Merry-Go-Blog










Paypal:
Google
Search WWW Search rantburg.com