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Are You Ready For War? Words from a Border Patrol Agent



March 03, 2009 – Comments (10)

The other day, I sent an email to a friend of mine that is a Border Patrol Agent (7 years on the job) on the Arizona border. I had heard it is getting pretty bad and I wanted some reliable information to make sure he was safe. I also asked him about Obama's proposed ban on assault rifles. What follows is his response:

"Appreciate the email Dave.  Let me state very clearly for all the viewers out there a quick synopsis of the US/Mexico border.  It is a warzone.  The government of Mexico is no friend in this war.  We just took down an Arellano-Felix cartel enforcer heavy the other day.  Cartel members are slowly slithering their way into the US.  What I've seen of illegal immigrants in my seven years could be summed up like this:  they have no love for the US, just the US dollar.  Gangbangers and general malcontents with pre-existing US felony records make up roughly 60% of what's flowing across.  Even the non criminal-minded manage to rack up DUIs and domestic violence records.  Upstanding and decent human beings free of any criminal record make up maybe 10-20% of the flow.  The mantra of the entire nation and therefore, its citizenry abroad seems to be this:  What can I get for myself?  How much can I get away with? One moment while I step off my soapbox. The weapon of choice for cartel enforcers is the AK-47.  This is an "assault weapon" easily available in the US.  However, cartels are now arming themselves with frag grenades, RPGs, M-60s, .50cal machine guns, and .50cal barrett rifles.  Those are most likely hemorrhaged from corrupt Mexican military units.  It should be noted that about 90% of Mexico's dope goes to the US and about 90% of Mexico's illegal firearms come from the US.  The problem with a law imposing a ban is it only affects those trying to follow the law."


Most Americans are rather immune to war. There has been no military action on CONUS soil (Continental United States - excluding Alaska and Hawaii) since the Indian wars of 1865-1870. At least, as far as I know. Correct me if I'm wrong. Are you prepared for war? Because, as we see it, armed combat action on U.S. soil in Arizona, Texas, New Mexico, and California is IMMINENT.

I don't post this to scare anyone, but if you have family members in areas near the border, as I do, you need to warn them about the elements coming across the border. These people will not hesitate to cut their throat, and they are now heavily armed - far more stocked with weaponry than anyone in the U.S. government is willing to concede. Your hunting rifles and handguns are no match for military grade weaponry, although that is certainly better than being unarmed. (Unless you're a former Marine, in which your bare hands should suffice.)

If you think the atmosphere for investing is bad right now, just imagine what it will be like when bankrupt state governments are trying to fight a decentralized and heavily armed military force invading our southern border while a bankrupt federal government continues to fight wars overseas.

Meixco Under Seige

Mexico's Drug Violence: U.S. in the Crosshairs

Mexico Spirals into Chaos

I hope you are prepared.

David in Qatar




10 Comments – Post Your Own

#1) On March 03, 2009 at 6:24 PM, RodneyFarva (< 20) wrote:

I don't see it as being just a border thing - I live in San Diego.

They won't have a "front" to speak of.  It will begin with infiltration and spread like a cancer throughout.

Our Reserves are too thin to handle it

Good thing about where I am is that it is a HUGE military center.

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#2) On March 03, 2009 at 7:36 PM, kdakota630 (28.81) wrote:

Great post, and thanks for the info.  I can't say I'm entirely surprised though, as I think this has been building for a while, and the downward spiral of the economy is a catalyst for something to happen.

Man, am I ever glad I live in Canada.

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#3) On March 03, 2009 at 10:39 PM, TheClub55 (< 20) wrote:

Just another reason we should bring our 400k troops posted over seas back home.  Our boarders and ports could actually be secure, the current boarder guards are massively understaffed.  Plus, think of the stimulus that would come w/ troop spending money on our soil.  Also, with 3.5 million Americans unemployed over the last year alone… why are we letting anyone in Legal or Otherwise!

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#4) On March 04, 2009 at 12:25 AM, Imperial1964 (92.35) wrote:

I think you're overstating your case, but you are right.  Our biggest threat right now is not Iraq and probably not Afghanistan or Pakistan.  It is the failing Mexican state next door.

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#5) On March 04, 2009 at 7:37 AM, kstarich (28.77) wrote:

Great post.  I am from So. Calif and all my family is still there.  I hope you will update in future any new developments.

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#6) On March 04, 2009 at 2:45 PM, jgseattle (26.09) wrote:


Here is one ! agree with your delivery and message 100%.  Great post.

I wonder if we are executing the war correctly.  I would consider ths an ongoing effort to stop the flow of drugs into the US and USD into the drug cartels by going after supply.  I think we need to go after demand with education.  The cut the drug cratels off by going a step father and legalizing most drugs. 

Look the US has tried the old methods with booze and it failed, so let learn and move forward.

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#7) On March 04, 2009 at 3:30 PM, eldemonio (97.53) wrote:


You're absolutely right.  I agree that legalization is the only sure way to curb the cartels' power. 

Unfortunately, I don't think that curbing the cartels' power is the goal of our current drug policy.  Cutting supply through raids, and curbing the demand through education are, and have been our focus for many years now.  It would appear that we can't control demand or supply in any impactful way.

The tired rhetoric about legalization leading us down a path to a drug addicted America is false.  If drugs were legal, would you take them?  If murder were legal, would you kill someone?  If incest were legal, would you bone your sister? 

Why is it different for drugs?

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#8) On March 04, 2009 at 3:34 PM, kdakota630 (28.81) wrote:

If murder were legal, believe me, I have at least one person in mind.

Boning my sister is definitely out of the question though.

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#9) On March 04, 2009 at 5:14 PM, whereaminow (< 20) wrote:

Some people don't like to say "I told you so." However, I am not one of those people. As I have been calling for outright legalization of all drugs for 15 years, and saw this day coming, I would be happy say I told you so to all the politicians, bureaucrats, police state enforcers, overbearing mothers, and do-gooders that collectively make up The Nanny State.

Unfortunately, I have many friends caught in the middle of this war and it doesn't make me feel very good at all. It just makes me sad that our world is so incredibly absurd.

David in Qatar

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#10) On March 11, 2009 at 2:32 PM, nzsvz9 (< 20) wrote:

California is considering taxing pot to help make up the difference in their deficit.

Making drugs illegal is against your rights to pursue life, liberty, and pursuit of happiness. You may also kill yourself, but it's your business. I'll pray for your redemption through God. I have a beer or two every now and then, but I prefer to fill my mind with knowledge, not chemicals.

The drug war (drugfare?) has been as big a failure as the Welfare state and the Warfare state.

Known by my doctor as nzsvz9

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