Operation Line in the Sand II (OLIS II) was a great success. Volunteer groups from various backgrounds and several states attended. We put aside ideological differences, cooperated and moved forward to make our public lands and recreation areas safer for the public at large. This is OUR country, not the criminal drug cartel's.
The day after this KPHO Channel 5 News segment was aired, BLM agents arrived at our base camp in the Vekol Valley to make an attempt at “damage control”. As far as I'm concerned any peace officer that swears an oath to uphold the law, has no business arbitrarily picking and choosing which laws to enforce. They should enforce all the laws with equal enthusiasm.
Federal Government Supports Drug Cartels Over Legal Border Militias!
A controversial armed militia is now patrolling the desert searching for drug and human smugglers.
BLM's Dennis Godfrey says, “We do not arrest people” “That is not our role.” “That is not our mission.” There you have it. The BLM may as well disband, turn in their badges, go home and have a beer. BLM Rangers are law enforcement officers. It would appear that the federal government is supporting drug and human smuggling by turning their backs and looking the other way. Some might even call this treason.
Up until this point, we actually had a good relationship with the BLM Rangers that patrol the Sonoran Desert National Monument and Vekol Valley. Unfortunately, the political leaders refuse to lead by example. They have become part of the problem, not the solution.
They say it's hard to tell the good guys from the bad guys? We don't seem to have that problem. We have yet to make a misidentification. Why don't they just do their job and quit making excuses? Why doesn't the BLM or Pinal County Sheriff's Office blame recreational users for interfering in their operations? Only patriotic militia groups get the blame. Do they smell what they're shoveling?
Once again, I would also like to point out that we are not taking the law into our own hands. We are NOT vigilantes. We simply observe and report unlawful activities and render humanitarian assistance when necessary. Oddly, the open borders lunatics can spin the kind gesture of giving a thirsty man water into water boarding and torture. They have actually done this in the past.
The media. corrupt politicians and open borders advocates loves to spin our mission into something that it is not. So much for “telling it like it is”, Channel 5. On this blog, I like to tell things the way I happen to see them. Much of the time, I don't like what I see.
Border Patrol Seizes Marijuana, Weapons, Stolen Vehicles
TUCSON, Ariz. – More than 1,900 pounds of marijuana, two weapons, and two stolen vehicles were seized by Tucson Sector Border Patrol agents in three separate incidents, all on Saturday.
Casa Grande agents performing tracking operations in the West Desert discovered abandoned bundles of marijuana, worth about $974,000, after tracking tire prints leading off-road. With aerial support from Customs and Border Protection’s Office of Air and Marine, agents apprehended one subject and seized 84 bundles of marijuana in a pickup truck. The narcotics, subject and vehicle were transported to the Casa Grande Station for further processing. Record checks revealed the vehicle was reported stolen out of Phoenix. The truck was turned over to the Arizona Theft Task Force. Prosecution is being sought on the subject in custody.
U.S. Customs and Border Protection
July 19, 2011
Contact: Tucson Sector
Public Affairs Office
Customs and Border Protection welcomes assistance from the community. Report suspicious activity by calling the Border Patrol toll free 1-877-872-7435. All calls will be answered and will remain anonymous.
A few watchful volunteers making a simple phone can make a substantial difference as this weekend proved. Did anyone take the law into their own hands? Absolutely NOT!!! I'm sure the owner of that stolen truck will be happy to get his truck back in one piece. More often than not, these vehicles are all but destroyed before they are abandoned.
''I wouldn't go anywhere in confined places now. ... When one person sneezes it goes all the way through the aircraft. That's me. I would not be, at this point, if they had another way of transportation, suggesting they ride the subway.'' —Joe Biden, providing handy tips to protect against the swine flu and freaking us out, ''Today Show'' interview, April 30, 2009