Friday, April 02, 2010

Janet Napolitano Lied

The Monday before Rob Krentz was killed, Secretary of Homeland Security Janet Napolitano, a former Arizona governor, made a speech claiming “significant progress” in controlling violence along the border. It was a lie. Ranchers in this remote area of the U.S.-Mexican border are few and far between, but they still maintain the Old West courtesies and respect for hard work and self reliance. But after 2000, the isolation turned the area into a favorite crossing for smugglers from the South. The smugglers are bold and well armed. They steal vehicles, invade ranch houses, trash the countryside, set fires, and bring all manner of contraband into the U.S. Ranch buildings that had been unlocked for generations were locked. Ranchers herding cattle went armed for the first time in 100 years. Repeated appeals to the state and federal government to do something to protect the area fell on deaf ears. Today, a new lawlessness has spread in the area...more

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