Today's focus is the Homeland Security issues, expecially our leaky borders. Although the articles also reference Mid-East invaders, the main focus is on the OTHER criminals that cause the Southwest states so much trouble.
An example is linked to an article in the Arizona Republic newspaper:
Assaults on U.S. Border Patrol agents in the Tucson and Yuma sectors averaged about one a day in the past year, and the number of attacks there more than doubled compared with the previous year.This increase has a cause that should worry most Americans:
Nationwide, the number of assaults nearly doubled, with attacks on agents based in Arizona making up more than half the incidents.
The increase reflects the growing influence of organized criminal syndicates in border trafficking, officials said, and the higher profits involved in smuggling migrants across the border for as much as $2,000 per trip.I'm basically anti-drug. I'm not swayed by the arguments of libertarians; I've seen too much damage to individuals from chemical mood-changers, and I have little faith in people's ability to regulate themselves. It would be un-Christian to abdicate concern about drug-users, saying that it's their lives.
"Smuggling organizations have now shifted resources to areas that are very rural and isolated, and with that the prices that the smugglers are charging the aliens now rivals drug smuggling," said Border Patrol spokesman Mario Villarreal, based in Washington. "It's a big business."
I've so far cut Bush some slack on the loose borders issue, pointing out that it would be stupid to fight wars on two fronts. However, the situation has reached a crisis point. Not only are the individual states suffering from the invasion of aliens, but the nation, as a whole, is laying the groundwork for a Trojan Horse situation.
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