Sunday, June 19, 2011

As U.S. & Mexico border issues escalate, citizen volunteers work hard to make a difference. . . Operation: "Cinco Grande"





























































Over the past two weeks, we have stepped up up our patrols in the Sonoran Desert National Monument. Our operations have become more frequent and involve more volunteers. In doing so, we have gathered more intelligence and caused drug and human smugglers (bad guys) to change their methods of operation.

This weekend, we discovered multiple drug smuggler spotter positions. During our investigation, backpacks, flashlights and a pair of binoculars were discovered in strategic locations. We also decommissioned a battery and charging system drug cartels use to maintain communication.

The equipment we recovered will be used against the very drug cartels that left these assets behind. The Sonoran Desert National Monument has become the “Big 5” (Cinco Grande) sporting goods outfitter of the border volunteers. Over the past few months, I have acquired jackets, sleeping bags, tools and many other items I normally could not afford to run out and buy.

Volunteers with minimal resources are doing the job our government refuses to do. In fact our government refuses to acknowledge there's a problem. Instead, Director of Homeland Security Janet Napolitano continues to repeat the same blatant lie that our southern border is more secure than ever.

Under the watch of Barack Obama and Eric Holder, the border situation has become even more dangerous thanks to illegal operations conducted by the BATF. Operations that recklessly and foolishly put thousands of military type weapons in the hands of the drug cartels we're supposed to be trying to stop.

Brewer outraged over border weapons report

Arizona Gov. Jan Brewer says she's outraged over a new congressional report about a border weapons operation.

Federal agents reportedly were told by superiors to stand aside while gun buyers in Arizona walked away with weapons headed for Mexican drug cartels in a risky U.S. law enforcement operation that went out of control. http://www.azcentral.com/news/election/azelections/articles/2011/06/15/20110615brewer-arizona-border-weapons-report.html

Operation Fast and Furious should end Holder tenure

Watergate cliches though they are, two questions beg to be asked about the exploding Fast and Furious scandal at the U.S. Department of Justice: What did Attorney General Eric Holder know and when did he know it concerning the underlying concept, operational protocols and legal status of the Operation Fast and Furious program in the Alcohol, Tobacco and Firearms bureau?

Those questions gained special relevance Wednesday when four ATF agents testified before the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee and squarely contradicted a Feb. 4, 2011, claim by a department spokesman that DOJ did not approve of the program that sanctioned the illegal sale here in America by legitimate gun dealers of assault weapons to representatives of Mexican drug cartels. The idea behind the program was that the hundreds of firearms thus sold would then be traced from specific crimes, thus enabling prosecutions of the individuals involved. http://washingtonexaminer.com/opinion/2011/06/operation-fast-and-furious-should-end-holder-tenure#ixzz1PkKz0gtS

After fiascos like Ruby Ridge and Waco, one would think the goons and morons at the Department of Justice might have learned from their fatal blunders. Blunders that have resulted in dozens of deaths. Obviously, they have not. The BATF should be completely disbanded. Operation “Fast & Furious” was directly responsible for the fatal shooting of the US Border Patrol agent, Brian Terry.

'Fast and Furious’ Update

At long last, we may have some answers about “Fast and Furious,” the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms, and Explosives’ sting operation gone horribly wrong.

In Fast and Furious, the ATF encouraged gun stores along the Mexican border to sell weapons to suspected drug-cartel traffickers. The point was to see where the guns ended up and bring down the cartels; in reality, the main result was the death of a Border Patrol agent at the hands of a trafficker wielding one of the guns. http://www.nationalreview.com/corner/269668/fast-and-furious-update-robert-verbruggen

Operation: Line in the Sand II will take place on July 15-17, 2011. For more information. . .

USBG
P.O. Box 571
Mesa, AZ 85211-0571
480-255-5266

http://www.usborderguard.com/

Obama's ATF tried to put new gun sale restrictions on gun dealers in Texas, New Mexico and Arizona. They were accusing the very gun dealers they told to sell AK47's to straw buyers of. . . selling multiple AK47's to straw buyers!

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