Saturday, March 04, 2006

Border with Mexico More Dangerous than Iraq

This seems to be a little known fact, it is not ok to surreptitiously cross an international border. That is illegal in every country in the world, yet when we say that we try to control the borders of the United States we are accused of international human rights abuse.

Our border with Mexico is out of control. More Americans abducted along Mexico border than in Iraq:
LAREDO, Texas – This border area is one of the least publicized international crisis zones. More Americans have been kidnapped just in this area than in all of Iraq by Islamic terrorists.

Twenty-six Americans are now officially listed as missing in the Laredo-Nuevo Laredo region of the U.S.-Mexico border—in addition to the more than 400 Mexicans reported to be suffering a similar fate.

The number of American civilians missing or kidnapped in Iraq since the beginning of the war is 23 as of last September, the latest figure released by the State Department.

And then there are the executions.

Unlike Muslim jihadists, enforcers from the feuding Gulf and Sinaloa Mexican drug cartels favor off-camera basement executions and oil-drum burials.

"I’ve seen these barrels with bodies stuffed into them," said a U.S. law enforcement official, who, like most here, spoke on condition of anonymity. "It’s horrible, but it is really happening."

First acid is poured in to break up flesh and bone. Then the drum is filled with diesel fuel.

A match—that’s all it takes to turn a life into a heap of ashes.
And then there are Los Zetas.

We must get contol of OUR border and close it, ensuring that only those who have gone through the legal process can cross.

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