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Originally posted by ldyserenity
Dang /\someone else already said it...lol
[edit on 22-6-2010 by ldyserenity]
Originally posted by Whiffer Nippets
I don't believe any of these "drug cartel" stories. They make no sense.
Drugs come in via plane and truck to the interior of the US and they have many different routes.
Do you think these people made money by being stupid and inefficient?
They're going to have petty violence and "lookouts in caves" (LOL!) over a small stretch of border?
Is that what you would do?
Or would you fly in the drugs via a different route?
This stuff is LAUGHABLE!!!
Is all inflated BS to inflame people over something. Why, I don't know. But common sense dictates it's pure BS.
Use a different scenario:
Let's say you wanted to smuggle cigarettes from a low tax (US) state to a high tax state.
Are you going to amass a bunch of bozos on the state line to drag a few boxes of cigs in - even small truck loads -
Or - will you hire a plane and shove alot through at once through a safer route?
Which makes more sense financially? And risk wise?
Wouldn't you constantly change your shipping routes as well?
These "drug barons" did not become extremely wealthy by operating like The Three Stooges.
Use common sense. These people are much more sophisticated than that and there are far too many drugs in the US for them to be coming in in vans, box trucks, and some illiterate illegal's backpack.
Not good business. Too much risk, too many boneheads to deal with (and caves to outfit! LOL ) too little profit.
Does FedEx operate this way? Even some Mom and Pop biz?
These stories are just too unbelievable! I feel like I'm reading "The Weekly World News" or something
And what is UP with you people and the "caves"? Mexicans like caves, Al Quaida likes caves - hey maybe Mexico IS Al Quaida! Let's NUKE it!!!
I don't believe any of these crazy stories. They make no logical sense.
Originally posted by Redwookieaz
I went to school at The University of Arizona in Tucson and used to go four wheeling in the mountains in that area. It was always a good idea to pack some heat if you were gonna be out there. We even had a few illegals that would make it through the desert near a house we had out there too. Pretty lame job by the gov. The thought that they can't do anything to stop the stream of illegals coming in to the country is a BS lie they keep pushing anyway.
If they wanted to secure the border they could. I can't believe anybody buys their story that they are helpless to stop them. It's sick.
Originally posted by apacheman
So where are all those SWAT teams Homeland Security funded?
Why aren't they dealing with this? Too dangerous for them? It pulls them away from the vastly more important work of delivering warrants for parole violations and traffic court?
Why doesn't Arizona quit whining and deal with the problem with the tools they were given for precisely this sort of thing?
Either Arizona is milking it for cynical political gain, or the SWAT teams are too gutless to do the job they accept good paychecks to do.
Both the politicians and cops there are failing in their duty to protect the people of Arizona, preferring to protect themselves first and holding the citizenry hostage to their political agendas.
Grow some damn balls, Arizona, and deal with the problem with local forces and stop blaming the feds for your inaction. Get those SWAT teams out in the field and sweep the hills clean, or quit complaining about how overrun you poor babies are.
Originally posted by Throwback
Did any of you think to check the Arizona news sites? I checked one, and so far there is no mention of this. There's only info about the Nogales threats. So right now I see this as nothing but fear mongering, but I'll continue looking.
Originally posted by switching yard
Step one: bring all servicemen home to America from Iraq and Afghanistan.
Step two: declare war on Mexican drug gangs operating on American soil. Use the drones brought back from Afghanistan. You won't need the military if the money saved goes to beefing up Border Patrol, state and local law enforcement. Give orders to fire a warning shot over the head of an armed, suspected gang banger and if the weapon is not dropped immediately, shoot to kill.
Step three: enforce immigration laws that are already on the books, no exceptions.
Step four: If Iraq and Afghanistan can't defend themselves by now, tough cookies, let nature take its course. The American people have given lives, limbs, and a trillion dollars... for what?
Originally posted by Aliensun
reply to post by proteus33
What Arizonia needs to fight these drug people is a few good Apaches. Not the Indians type with horses and carbines, but modern Apaches with mini-guns and rockets. Enough is enough.
Originally posted by ldyserenity
reply to post by GenRadek
I really think they should start going onto the reservations and enlisting the Native Americans to help patrol the borders!!!!!! Of course they'd probably wouldn't help us considering the treatment they have gotten from our government.
Originally posted by Cobra.EXE
hopefully hussein will do something! (obama.)
does anybody here notice the trend in not surveying the border so anybody can walk in and sprinkle anthrax in any metropolitan city? call me CRAZY!
[edit on 23-6-2010 by Cobra.EXE]