Wednesday, February 15, 2006

Illegal Immigration & the War on Drugs: Stories of U.S. Capitulation

Click on the title of this post to read Phyllis Schlafly's blood-boiling column on how the U.S. has surrendered our southern border (and our national interests) to the violent drug lords of our "dear friend and ally," Mexico.

...Homeland Security sent a confidential memo in January to our Border Patrol agents warning that they could be the targets of assassins hired by alien smugglers. The alert states that the contract killers will probably be members of the vicious MS-13 Mara Salvatrucha street gang (whose 17-year-old killers will be protected from capital punishment by a recent U.S Supreme Court decision).

There is, indeed, a drug war going on between rival drug gangs, but the U.S. government seems to be just a bystander without manpower or weapons to take action. Are we going to continue to leave our Border agents sitting ducks for Mexican snipers?

Rep. Tom Tancredo reported that sheriff deputies spotted a military-style Humvee near El Paso, Texas, with a mounted .50-caliber machine gun escorting a caravan of SUVs bringing illegal drugs into our country. Our outgunned and outmanned sheriff deputies and state highway patrol couldn't do anything except take pictures...

For more on this critical issue, check out also the alarming report from World Net Daily right here.