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Border Patrol agents accuse Napolitano of lying about security

by Jim Kouri on Thursday, July 19th, 2012

This is article 41 of 65 in the topic Border Issues

Federal agents who risk their lives to patrol the U.S. border are slamming their boss — Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano — for giving Americans a “false sense of security” by almost constantly assuring them that the U.S.-Mexican border is safe.

During her visit to Texas, Napolitano stated that violence along the Mexican border is merely a mistaken perception because the area is better now than it ever has been thanks to the Obama Administration’s commitment to “fostering a secure and prosperous” region, according to a public-interest group that investigates and exposes government corruption and fraud.

Napolitano claims that some of America’s safest communities are in the southwest border region, notes Judicial Watch.

Border Patrol union officials say that if the border was better now than it has ever been Border Patrol Agent Brian Terry would not have been brutally murdered by heavily armed Mexican criminals operating over 13 miles inside the United States. In some countries that is construed as an act of war, but here we get words not deeds when Napolitano terms events like this as evidence, “there is much to do with our colleagues in Mexico in respect to the drug cartels.”

It is time for the political games to stop for fear of insulting the government of Mexico. U.S. citizens are being kidnapped and killed while our Border Patrol agents fight a war at home that no one will allow them to win. Not one more Border Patrol agent should fall or citizen be victimized because our government fails to act. Mexico is hemorraghing violence and the United States is being hit with the blood splatter, said a NBPC statement.

The U.S.-Mexico border is unsafe and to say anything else is not true.

Outraged Border Patrol agents on the front line of the escalating violence responded to Napolitano’s politically-motivated comments by reminding politicians, news reporters and the American people that three of their agents have been murdered by Mexican drug cartels in the last few years and ranchers have been gunned down in border communities.

U.S. citizens are also being “kidnapped and killed” with regularity, according to the National Border Patrol Council, which represents more than 17,000 agents nationwide.

As an example of the impact on U.S. communities, the NBPC points out that the Phoenix area has become a “cartel-related crime hotspot.” Simply put, the U.S.-Mexico border is unsafe, the Border Patrol union assures.

“It is time for the political games to stop for fear of insulting the government of Mexico,” the Border Patrol group says. “Mexico is hemorrhaging violence and we are being hit with the splatter.”

The Border Patrol agents are absolutely correct in their assessment. Mexican drug-cartel violence has reached epic proportions and routinely spills into the very towns Napolitano promotes as “America’s safest communities.”

Federal agents have come under siege by heavily armed drug smugglers and local media has exposed record levels in crimes associated with illicit narcotics operations. In fact, more than 13,000 people were murdered across Mexico last year in disturbing and cruel ways not previously seen. Regardless, Napolitano declared that the region “is as secure as it has ever been.”

The famous words, ridiculed in the press worldwide, came days after U.S. Border Patrol agents engaged in a violent gun battle with Mexican drug smugglers along the Rio Grande in Texas.

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The Business Of War

by Bob Livingston on Monday, August 22nd, 2011

This is article 9 of 82 in the topic Redistribution of wealth/socialism
The Business Of War

STAFF SGT. RUSSELL LEE KLIKA, ARMY.MIL President Barack Obama promised to extricate the U.S. from foreign wars. Instead, he’s starting new ones.

The American government’s favorite industry is war.

It is making war on five nations right now: Afghanistan, Iraq, Pakistan, Yemen and Libya. The drumbeats for war on Iran are sounding, growing louder and louder. But before Iran will be Syria, as the United States tightens the noose around Iran.

President Barack Obama promised to extricate the U.S. from foreign wars. Instead, he’s starting new ones. The silence of the anti-war left is deafening. Where they loudly opposed President George W. Bush’s wars, they support Obama; if not openly, then through their silence.

The Republican Presidential contenders — save Representative Ron Paul — all want more war. In the debate prior to the Ames Straw Poll, they all indicated a desire to make war on Iran.

Neocons, especially, love war. But the war crowd exists on both the right and left sides. They are two sides of the same coin.

The war machine is at full throttle and has been for more than two decades. Do you realize there are now adults who have never lived during a time when the United States was not at war with a Middle Eastern nation? We are at war with Eurasia, or is it Eastasia? It’s both, and it projects to continue for decades.

The elected elites love war at home, too. They are fomenting war among the American people, and it is breaking out. As surely as class warfare was behind the riots in Great Britain, it is on the cusp of erupting here.

The elites play classes off one another. They denounce the rich as the evil. They promote a lie, lumping into a group both hard-working and innovative entrepreneurs who made it by the sweat of their brow and the crony capitalists they created themselves, and then call them all rich.

They take an arbitrary figure, pulled out of thin air, and set it as the Rubicon. Cross it and somehow you were luckier than most, got a break someone else never got. Yachts and airplanes are demonized, while the elected elites vacation on yachts bought by others and are ferried about in private jets paid for by others.

They accept “campaign contributions” from Wall Street, then, with a wink and nod, demonize Wall Street. Then, they print billions of dollars to prop up Wall Street; rewarding it for bringing down the economy. This keeps the contributions flowing and themselves in power.

They demonize Big Oil, Big Medicine, Big Pharma and Big Tobacco. Then, they enrich those industries with special subsidies and tax breaks and laws passed to their benefit. They are rewarded with more campaign cash and, when their time on Capitol Hill is done, cushy jobs lobbying their replacements.

Their policies destroy the middle class. They preach fairness and set themselves up as the arbiters of fairness. They create a parasite class with an entitlement mentality. Then they work to grow the parasite class to keep themselves in power by taking more and more from the wages of the middle class.

Tax freedom day this year fell on Aug. 12.

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Barbarians Inside Our Gates: Who Makes Your List?

by John Myers on Wednesday, June 1st, 2011

This is article 78 of 471 in the topic Government Corruption

Barbarians Inside Our Gates: Who Makes Your List?

In the spring of 1775, silversmith and patriot Paul Revere rode into the cold night to warn that the British were coming. A century and a half later, America helped defeat Nazi Germany and Imperial Japan — two nations bent on world domination and extinguishing individual liberty.

The world has changed, and the war at home rages. Geographic borders no longer demarcate the saintly from the sinister. Battle lines between good and evil dissipate like ink in a churning ocean.

Look no further than billionaire Donald Trump who wanted to sell out America for better ratings and bigger profits — so says author Jerome Corsi, who has accused Trump’s publicized run for the Republican candidacy as “working with (President Barack) Obama.” The goal of Trump’s gambit was to neutralize the entire Birther controversy.

Corsi says the real truth is in his book Where’s the Birth Certificate? Corsi declared that revelations in his book would mean the Obama Administration “would not survive.” Corsi believes he has evidence that proved the administration has tried to preserve itself using “criminal fraud.”

According to Corsi, Trump engineered the entire birth certificate controversy in order to make the press “go to sleep.” Trump was able to kill two birds with one stone. Not only was Obama exonerated, but candidate Trump smeared the conservative movement just as it was gaining momentum.

Trump’s reward was a $60 million television contract with NBC, owned by General Electric, which has been an enormous backer of Obama. This won’t surprise readers of Personal Liberty Digest™. More than a month ago, Bob Livingston, Ben Crystal and yours truly suggested this Trump card was being played out.

It is deceit like this that makes it harder to know who stands with us and who stands against us.

Attila The Nun

“When barbarians sacked Rome in the 5th Century, they came from without,” wrote James Dale Davidson and Lord William Ress-Mogg in their book The Great Reckoning. “Today, America’s barbarians are homegrown.”

That book was published in 1994. Even as I was reading it, I had my own reckoning of sorts.

We had who we thought was a wonderful young woman working for us. Nobody would have recognized her as a barbarian. Her name was Grace. She had been schooled at a Catholic seminary. Grace seemed like a perfect employee: punctual, helpful and polite.

One morning, Grace didn’t arrive at work. We didn’t find out why until the next evening when my wife and I were watching the local nightly news. Suddenly, Angela blurted out: “My God, that’s Grace!”

There was Grace, handcuffed and clad in an orange prison jumpsuit. Behind her was her barbarian boyfriend replete with biker clothes and an earring. Grace had been arrested for conspiring to commit murder against the boyfriend’s handicapped wife to collect on a life-insurance policy.

Grace had enlisted murder for hire. Her would-be hit man was a cop. The evidence was on audio tape. It was meant to look like a robbery gone awry.

Grace was an example of a homegrown barbarian pulling at the social fabric, ripping at a nation founded on decency and civility.

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