At first, I thought the story had to be wrong when I heard that our Border Patrol agents had to use non-lethal ‘beanbags’ for dealing with illegals, and that in a deadly-force situation they had to wait to fire until fired upon. These ‘rules of engagement’ seldom accomplish anything other than getting good men killed or wounded.
That’s exactly what happened when Agent Brian A. Terry was killed in the remote Peck Canyon area, north of Nogales, Arizona. Ironically, agent Terry was killed pursuing bandits who infest the borders preying on illegals coming across the border from Mexico.
It’s no secret that the smuggling gangs have permanent observation posts set up on mountains in the region. It’s also apparent that Mexico is no longer a sovereign country, but has taken on all the appearances of a narco-state. With a four-year total of thirty thousand dead, men, women and children, and with twelve thousand four hundred and fifty six fatalities this year alone, Mexico is a country which has clearly lost its way.
There are those who would argue that Mexico has never been a self-supporting nation and would have folded long ago if it didn’t have the safety valve of the United States to the north to which it can funnel its illegals, to take pressure away from successive totally corrupt governments, whose only purpose in being is to protect the status quo with regard to the border and the export of illegals, guns and drugs.
There’s a shooting war on our southern border and we’d better wise up to the fact that we are literally being invaded by a foreign power with no regard for its own laws, much less ours.
Semper Vigilans, Semper Fidelis
© Skip MacLure 2010