posted on Apr, 26 2010 @ 01:02 PM
I know this is anecdotal evidence, buy I live in New Mexico within a hundred miles of the border, and I've been told by more than one person that the
violence is definitely spilling over onto our side.
The thing is, I have lived in the Southwest all my life and this is the first time I've ever heard tales like this.
First of all, if you look at the map of New Mexico it has a prominent bootheel that dips into Mexico and borders Arizona. This is in the same area
where Arizona rancher Robert Krentz and his dog were mercilessly gunned down for offering some thug a drink of water.
This bootheel is where most, if not all, of the trouble is supposedly happening. Rumor is that our governor "suddenly" moved the National Guard to
the bootheel not just because of Robert Krentz's death, but also because of the following tales. Supposedly all of these happened within the last few
months. Again, I have no way of knowing how accurate they are, but I have NEVER heard stories like this until recently:
1. Some hunters arrived in the bootheel area for a muzzle loader hunt. They came upon what appeared to be an impromptu Border Patrol checkpoint in the
area closest to the border with Mexico. The Border Patrol agents would not let them into the area where they had drawn their hunt. Supposedly, one of
the agents told the hunters, "If they see you in camo carrying a rifle they'll shoot you before you know they're around." We are talking about
armed Mexican thugs on THIS side of the border.
2. Another group of hunters actually made it into the area, and they were soon confronted by a vehicle full of armed Border Patrol agents. The agents
ordered them to get to their vehicle, and told them they would follow them out (over the protests of the hunters, one assumes). As the hunters were
getting in their vehicle, they supposedly could hear the sounds and see the muzzle flashes of a substantial firefight going on in the distance.
3. An old timer doing something at his well, when he was confronted by three illegals. One of the illegals had "devil horns" tattooed on his head.
They wanted water. The old timer told them truthfully that he was working on his well, but they could find water at a ranch up the road. The old timer
felt uneasy, and called the Border Patrol. After capturing the three men, the Border Patrolmen went back to the old timer and told him, "Good thing
you called us. One was wanted for several murders, and all of them were wanted for the drug trade for one reason or another."
4. There are several stories that there have been many killings of ranchers along the border. One rancher reported marijuana plants being grown on his
property by unknown persons. He was later found dead or disappeared (I forget which). This story has been repeated with many variations. One variation
is that if the Mexican drug thugs need your ranch house as part of their smuggling route, then you had better cooperate or they'll kill you and take
It's getting very scary down here, folks.