Now this should signal to everyone that it's time for the gloves to come off!
We catch 'em, slap their hands, don't even fine them in most cases, and then ship them back home...and this is what you get!
These are acts of guerrilla warfare, acts of terrorism, acts of undeclared war against the United States! These are NOT peaceful people. These are NOT people looking to find a better place to live! These people are lawbreakers and are out to simply maim and kill in order to further their criminal activities!
This article in the Houston Chronicle says it all.
Smugglers’ barbed wire traps target agentsBy DANIEL BORUNDA
El Paso Times
March 30, 2010, 1:43PM
EL PASO -- Drug smugglers have apparently set "booby traps" for U.S. Border Patrol agents on roads along the border near Deming, agency officials said Monday.
The devices consist of barbed wire stretched like clotheslines across trails used by agents on all-terrain vehicles. The lines, which are difficult to spot, are about four feet off the ground and appear to be intended to knock a rider off the ATV.
There have been no known injuries.
It isn't the first time such a tactic has been used by smugglers in the desolate desert south of Deming and west of El Paso.
Two years ago, a rancher informed the Border Patrol of two wires found stretched along a dirt road in a similar fashion. At that time, officials said it appeared the lines were targeting agents who frequently patrolled on ATVs.
Officials said the added danger will not stop them from going after smugglers.
During the weekend, agents using an infrared camera arrested six people carrying 320 pounds of marijuana as they walked from the border toward Interstate 10 near Deming, officials said.
The New Mexico border remains busy.
U.S. Sens. Jeff Bingaman and Tom Udall, along with Rep. Harry Teague, all of New Mexico, on Monday asked the Department of Homeland Security to increase the number of Border Patrol agents in the area and set up a Forward Operating Base in the New Mexico bootheel. Agents in the area are currently based in Lordsburg.
I have an idea here...why doesn't the government use the very same tactics against these border crossing criminals that they wouldn't hesitate to use against American citizens? They have proven in the past the willingness to use deadly force against patriots and their families...including children!
Yet here we have a force of criminals from a foreign country, and all the sudden we want to put on the kid gloves. What happens when the border patrol tries to defend themselves? They go to prison! They wound a prisoner, not even killing him...and they go to prison!
Sorry for going off on a little rant today...but stories like this just turn my stomach, ya know?
Now, let's get some fresh coffee and sit outside for a bit! Maybe I can calm down!