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NATIONAL GUARD WILL BE SENT TO THE BORDER TO DO WHAT?

Wednesday, August 11th, 2010

It’s official…National Guard will

not be allowed to stop illegal aliens

Kentucky National Guard troops arrive in Arizona
Kentucky National Guard troops arrive in Arizona
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During a Friday press conference, U.S. National Guard Bureau of Communications Jack Harrison announced that the 1,200 National Guard troops that are supposed to be sent to the U.S./Mexican border “will not be doing direct law enforcement.”

Harrison described their duty along the dangerous border to a reporter with CNS News, saying: “The two mission sets are criminal analysts and enter-identification teams.” He continued: “I can tell you that guardsmen will not be doing direct law enforcement on the southwest border.” (more…)

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GOVERNOR PERRY WANTS MORE TROOPS FOR THE BORDER

Wednesday, August 11th, 2010

Perry Calls Troops to Border a

“Fraud” After Visit With Obama

by Julian Aguilar
August 9, 2010  |  20

credit: Marjorie Cotera

Gov. Rick Perry on Monday called the recent deployment of 286 National Guard troops to Texas a “fraud” and said Texans should look to history to fully appreciate the extent of the danger lurking south of the border.

“Do we think about looking back to the 1930s in Europe, the South Pacific in late 1941 or even the United States in early September of 2001? There were early warning signs in all of those time frames that were ignored. Too many lives were needlessly lost,” he said in a speech he delivered as part of the Texas Public Policy Foundation’s Lone Star Issues series. “We ignore the current warning signs along our international border at our own peril.” (more…)

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ARIZONA RANCHER TELLS THE STORY OF THE IMPACT OF ILLEGAL IMMIGRATION ON ARIZONA

Tuesday, August 10th, 2010

FEDERAL OBSERVER

July 25, 2010

Ashurst: A Border Manifesto

A letter from Ed Ashurst, a southern Arizona rancher regarding the impact of illegal immigration on Arizona

I believe story telling to be an art form, certainly verbal record is the oldest form of recording history and recognized by historians worldwide. There is an old adage among those who love to tell a good tale, “Never let the truth get in the way of a good story.” And yet there are times when the truth is even more fantastic than exaggeration. What I write here is the truth, plain and simple.

I reside on, and manage a large cattle ranch in the far southeastern corner of Arizona. I’ve been here for 13 years and in that time frame have become far too familiar with the illegal trafficking in human beings, marijuana and other illicit drugs. Some have called it “the wetback culture” or “America’s border problem”. Lately it’s been taking steroids.

The recent murder of Robert Krentz by an illegal alien has received massive amounts of publicity worldwide. I live on the ranch bordering the Krentz ranch to the east and north. I can see the Krentz home looking out of my front door approximately 10 miles away. The day after Rob’s death I was involved in tracking the outlaw into Mexico. I saw the outlaw’s footprints where he crossed the border fence. I mention this to say I feel that I’m qualified to speak about current border issues. (more…)

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VIDEO – ARIZONA GOVERNOR BREWER

Thursday, July 1st, 2010
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VIDEO – PRIVATE OVAL OFFICE MEETING WITH SENATOR KYL

Monday, June 21st, 2010
Turn up the volume on your computer for the second video

www.redstate.com/coldwarrior/2010/06/20/obama-tells-kyl-in-private-oval-office-meeting-i-wont-secure-border-bc-then-republicans-will-have-no-reason-to-support-comprehensive-immigration-reform/

Posted by ColdWarrior

Sunday, June 20th at 8:00AM EDT

promoted from the diaries because duplicity should be publicized

On June 18, 2010, Arizona Republican Senator Jon Kyl told the audience at a North Tempe Tea Party town hall meeting that during a private, one-on-one meeting with President Obama in the Oval Office, the President told him, regarding securing the southern border with Mexico, “The problem is, . . . if we secure the border, then you all won’t have any reason to support ‘comprehensive immigration reform.’” [Audible gasps were heard throughout the audience.] Sen. Kyl continued, “In other words, they’re holding it hostage. They don’t want to secure the border unless and until it is combined with ‘comprehensive immigration reform.’”

Sen. Kyl also said he reminded President Obama that the President and the Congress has an obligation, a duty, to secure the border.

(This part of Sen. Kyl’s remarks begins at the 3:17 mark of the video below.)

Video:

www.youtube.com/watch?v=IpyrlX52TwA&feature=player_embedded

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President Uribe Brought Colombia Back From the Brink

Saturday, May 29th, 2010
The Wall Street Journal

  • MAY 29, 2010

The Man Who Saved Colombia

Bogotá

Excerpt from the article re legalizing drugs:    Does that tell us something about the inefficacy of the  war on drugs as a way to reduce demand?  He sees where I am going with this line of argument against the current U.S. policy of prohibition and interdiction and he moves to check me.   “Many people have spoken about the necessity to legalize the business as a path to diminish criminality.”  But he argues that consumption in “personal doses” has been decriminalized  in Colombia for 15 years and the criminality has only gotten worse.  He is proud that his government is currently leading an effort, now moving through Congress, to restore penalties for drug consumption even in personal doses.


It’s not quite 7:30 on a Saturday morning when the SUV I’m riding in approaches Colombia’s Air Command for Military Transport in the south of the capital. A battleship-gray C-130 lumbers down a runway next to the service road, tilts up and slowly gains altitude. At the guardhouse, a bomb-sniffing German shepherd stands at attention as my driver waits for permission to enter.

In a little more than two months Colombian President Álvaro Uribe will return to civilian life after eight years in office. I’ve come to talk to him about what he’s learned during his historic tenure and where he thinks Colombia is headed. His office has instructed me to meet him here, and I suspect the reason for the time and place: After our meeting he will board Air Force One and travel, as he does several times a week, to somewhere outside the capital where he will assess the state of the nation and press the flesh. Mr. Uribe is a conservative populist, and barnstorming is his stock in trade.

When Mr. Uribe took office in 2002, Colombia was overrun with guerrilla and paramilitary violence. The political class seemed at a loss for solutions. It was an environment that could have easily spawned a dictatorship, as happened in Argentina in 1976.

Today, Colombia remains Latin America’s oldest democracy, and most of the country—though not all—is remarkably peaceful. The murder rate dropped 45% from 2002-2009, and kidnappings were down 90% during that same period, according to Colombia’s Ministry of Defense. (more…)

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