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The "Attack of the Clones"

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posted on Apr, 13 2010 @ 07:19 AM
Just this morning Threats watch issued a new warning
It seems cartel members are now driving Border Patrol Look alike vehicles
to slip into this country.

Showing once again that the terrorists are adaptive (whether of the jihadist or the narco variety), another problem has arisen on the border. According to a report released by DHS in March, drug cartels are using look-alike border patrol vehicles to get passed U.S. Border Patrol agents to smuggle drugs into the United States.

The report, sent by DHS to law enforcement in Webb County, Texas, alerted them to the existence of "a suspected cloned marked Crown Victoria" the same vehicle type used by the agents. This represents a danger to Border Patrol, law enforcement and citizens, especially as threats of violence and assassination increase.

U.S. Representative Ted Poe (R-2nd CD Texas) sees this as another example of how porous our border with Mexico truly is, and calls it America's Third Front. He serves on the House Judiciary Committee's Subcommittee on Crime Terrorism, and Homeland Security and Judiciary's Subcommittee on Immigration, Citizenship, Refugees, Border Security.

"People who say that the violence on the border won't come into the U.S. live in never-never land," he said. "They don't see what's happening now. We should not wait until something tragic happens before we do something about it."
As discussed in February 2009, America is at war, not a War on Drugs, and not the War on Terrorism. We, as our neighbors to the South of the border, are at war with the drug cartels.

Report here
You can find a newspaper report with photo on the same story here
Washington Examiner

This story links back to another older one from Feb 2009

America's Unacknowledged War

Headline: Grenades that were used in three attacks -- the first two in northern Mexico, the last in Texas -- over the past four months all trace back to the same source, the paramilitary group known as Los Zetas. The attempted bombing in Texas occurred in January in a small town named Pharr, just outside of McAllen and Brownsville, and not all that far from the Mexican border and places like Matamoros and Monterrey. It so happens that another grenade failed to detonate in a January attack in Pharr. Three men, members of two gangs, Tri-City Bombers and the Texas Chicano Brotherhood, were arrested this week and charged with felony drug charges.

If you think the Mexican drug war isn't coming... you should know it's been here in the USA for about a decade...

By the way... to those who think legalizing pot will stop all this. you should know drugs are only a small part of their trade

[edit on 13-4-2010 by DaddyBare]

posted on Apr, 13 2010 @ 10:26 AM
Honestly, I am surprised that this idea didn't come to the smugglers earlier. It sounds so obvious now, and think that these people earn their livings on getting materials in secretly. Maybe they have been using disguised vehicles for a while, and were only now caught. For now, they are content with smuggling drugs. Who knows what they might sneak through next, some form of WMD? The smugglers have been successful enough to feel that the risk of getting caught is much less a threat than the money gained from a smuggle as an incentive.

What we need is a Berlin wall on the border. Thick concrete walls, barbed wire, guard towers, a length of sand that shows footprints, and guards to watch over it. That is a necessary thing to have, when the possible damage that could be done by sneaking things over the border is so great.

posted on Apr, 13 2010 @ 10:52 AM
reply to post by fleetlord

smugglers have been doing it for years... what makes this time different
is their using this ploy to get close enough to the Border Patrol to attack them!

there have been a few shoot outs but luckily the tactic hasn't worked all that well.... so far...

[edit on 13-4-2010 by DaddyBare]

posted on Apr, 13 2010 @ 11:05 AM
This is just so unacceptable! Why isn't this blasting out of every news outlet in the country? If that would happen, the public would demand action against these smugglers. Are they just going to wait for the entire Mexican nation to be (if it hasn't already) overrun by the drug cartels, and then decide to create an army of smugglers running into our nation every single hour? This kind of stuff really gets to me...

posted on Apr, 13 2010 @ 01:50 PM
reply to post by fleetlord

Oh they know...

CIUDAD JUAREZ, Mexico | After a two-year battle that has killed more than 5,000 people, Mexico's most powerful kingpin now controls the coveted trafficking routes through Ciudad Juarez. That conclusion by U.S. intelligence adds to evidence that Joaquin "El Chapo" Guzman's Sinaloa cartel is winning Mexico's drug war.

Washingtion times
Wouldn't surprise me one little bit if the US state department is already thinking of treating "El Chapo" as Mexico's next president, Pres for life that is

why it goes unreported is another set of headlines people often miss...
like this one posted two days ago
Kidnapped Mexican journalist found with throat slit

[edit on 13-4-2010 by Daddy BEar]

[edit on 13-4-2010 by DaddyBare]


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