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Friday, November 14, 2008

Mexican War Spilling Into U.S.
Americans May Soon Be Victims
 

American Patrol Report  
Mexican Gangsters Trained by U.S.

Is American Border Patrol a target?
    According to CBS Evening News – November 12, 2008 -- drug cartels are kidnapping and torturing people inside the United States. Phoenix has become ground zero with more kidnappings and home invasions than any other city. CBS reports that this year alone Phoenix has seen 266 reported kidnappings and 300 home invasions. "Law-enforcement sources say the kidnappings signal the brutal expansion of the raging Mexican drug wars spilling across the border," CBS reported. CBS also reported that the FBI expects violence to escalate, including the possible use of hand grenades. "They (FBI) say it's only a matter of time before innocent civilians are caught in the crossfire."
    Recently construction crews working on the border fence have been threatened and even fired upon.  
    American Border Patrol, the group that has been flying aerial surveillance of the border, believes that the increased violence in Mexico and along the border is the direct result of fence and vehicle barrier construction. "There is no doubt that the cartels are fighting over rapidly diminishing smuggling corridors," said Glenn Spencer, head of ABP. -- More Here --

Fox 44 News -- Burlington, Vermont        sc    
Border Patrol grabs illegals in Essex Junction    
What started as a tip soon led to the arrest of five people outside the Handy Suites Hotel in Essex Junction, Vt., Thursday morning. -- "One of our units went down," Special Operations Supervisor Brad Curtis said. "We encountered these five subjects in the parking lot -- determined yes in fact they were [illegally] in the United States."   

San Francisco Examiner Editorial  
Another assault on freedom of the airwaves, courtesy of Bush regime   
As free speech advocates gear up to oppose revival of the so-called "Fairness Doctrine," another Orwellian-named government effort to dictate the content of radio and TV news and opinion has been hatched by the Bush administration’s FCC. So far, there’s been much less focus on the "localism rule..."

Reuters   
Shots fired near U. S. consulate in northern Mexico   
Monterrey, NL, Mex. -- Shots were fired near a U.S. consulate in northern Mexico on Thursday, the third incident at the building in a month, and officials briefly suspended visa services, police and witnesses said. -- Mexican police swarmed around the consulate building in the city of Monterrey after shots were heard...

Ira Mehlman -- Investor's Business Daily   
Illegal aliens to get next bailout   
There are disturbing parallels between the financial crisis and America's illegal immigration crisis. In both cases, the irresponsible acts of the few have become the collective burdens of the majority who behaved responsibly and legally... ~Visit AmericanPatrol.com~

One News Now   
Arizona court favors 'political correctness,' immigration   
Public-interest group Judicial Watch is standing behind a published report on its blog that the chief justice of the Arizona Supreme Court agreed to ban the terms "illegal" and "aliens" in all of the state's courtrooms at the request of the Arizona Hispanic Bar Association...   

Michelle Malkin -- Townhall.com   
Hank Paulson, naked emperor   
Treasury Secretary Hank Paulson finally confirmed what lonely bailout opponents tried to tell the American public all along: The man doesn't know what the hell he's doing. -- Paulson held a bazooka to taxpayers' heads. He groveled on his knees in front of Democratic House Speaker Nancy Pelosi...   

U. S. Rep. Dana Rohrabacher   
Ramos & Compean Travesty: Rohrabacher reiterates outrage    
Thursday, Rep. Dana Rohrabacher issued the following statement in reaction to U.S. District Court Judge Kathleen Cardone's decision to leave the sentences of Border Agents Ignacio Ramos and Jose Compean unchanged: 'Many patriotic Americans are dismayed by the continued persecution and legal torture of former Border Patrol officers Ramos and Compean..."   

Toronto Sun   
Mexicans, Haitians now flocking to Canada   
A record number of refugee claimants from Mexico and Haiti are flowing into Canada despite an online effort by the federal government to stem the costly influx, federal figures show. -- The Immigration and Refugee Board reported yesterday there are about 9,500 Mexicans and 7,700 Haitians whose cases are waiting to be heard...

Paul Craig Roberts -- VDare.com         sc  
America's economic crisis is beyond the reach of traditional solutions   
By most accounts the US economy is in serious trouble. Robert Reich, an adviser to President-elect Obama, calls it a "mini-depression," and that designation might be optimistic. The Russian economist, Mikhail Khazin says that the "U.S. will soon face a second ‘Great Depression.’" It is possible that even Khazin is optimistic...

Alan Caruba -- Family Security Matters   
Looting the national treasury   
In the November issue of The DeWeese Report, published by the American Policy Center, Tom DeWeese provides one of the most cogent explanations for the current financial crisis that you will read anywhere. -- For a decade I was the Director of Communications for the Center and remain affiliated...   

El Paso Times  
Second Border Patrol agent resentenced   
A second former Border Patrol agent, Ignacio Ramos, was resentenced on Thursday to the same 11-year prison sentence that was originally levied on him in 2006 by U.S. District Court Judge Kathleen Cardone. -- Ramos had to return to court in El Paso for resentencing after the 5th Circuit Court of Appeals in New Orleans...

Infowars.com   
Celente predicts revolution, food riots, tax rebellions by 2012   
The man who predicted the 1987 stock market crash and the fall of the Soviet Union is now forecasting revolution in America, food riots and tax rebellions - all within four years, while cautioning that putting food on the table will be a more pressing concern than buying Christmas gifts by 2012...   

Columbus (Nebraska) Telegram 
Former Iowa slaughterhouse CEO arrested   
Cedar Rapids, Iowa - A former manager of a northeast Iowa kosher slaughterhouse was arrested Friday morning on a bank fraud charge and ordered jailed until at least next week. -- Sholom Rubashkin was arrested about 8 a.m. at his home in Postville and driven to Cedar Rapids for his appearance in U.S. District Court...   

Fred Maxwell -- Moultrie (Georgia) Observer   
Rich Hispanic culture?   
...This is not a benevolent culture of arts and crafts, spicy food, sombreros and guitar music. It is one of revenge, invasion and conquest, which include crime, drug running and an arrogant disregard for U.S. laws and sovereignty, not to mention parasitic consumption of our resources...   

Ilana Mercer -- WorldNetDaily.com   
GOP, RIP?    
I've always thought that the Republican Party had diversified its political portfolio just fine over the years, branching out into all manner of immorality and unconstitutionality, in fiscal and foreign affairs alike. -- But it turns out that a deficit of principles is not the GOP's main problem...   

CNN   
ACORN fires 2 who were probing embezzlement allegations   
Community organizing group ACORN, investigated this year for filing fraudulent voter registration forms, has fired two board members it had asked to investigate allegations that an ACORN founder's brother embezzled nearly $1 million...   

KXII-TV -- Sherman, Texas / Ardmore, Oklahoma   
3 illegal aliens arrested in huge Sherman meth bust   
Police in Sherman seized $180,000 worth of meth in what they call one of the biggest meth houses they have ever seen. Rashi Vats has more. -- The Sherman Police Department held a press conference this morning describing what they are calling one of the biggest meth busts in the past 10 years...

Cliff Kincaid -- Family Security Matters   
Media should demand Paulson's head   
Media cheerleading for the $700-billion Wall Street bailout – labeled by House Republican Leader John Boehner a "mud sandwich" – may have come to an end. It was big news on the three network newscasts on Wednesday night that Treasury Secretary Henry Paulson basically admitted that the plan hasn’t worked...   

St. George (Utah) Spectrum & Daily News    
Promises remain unfulfilled   
Recently the St. George City Council amended its business license application by adding a clause certifying that business owners are not to hire illegal labor. Council members claimed that they were taking the lead on the immigration issue. The Citizens Council on Illegal Immigration would strongly argue otherwise...   

Washington Post   
Worthless feds to limit planned crackdown on illegal aliens   
The DHS has significantly narrowed the scope of a planned crackdown on federal contractor's employment of illegal [aliens]. -- The agency announced yesterday that it would go forward with a new policy requiring federal contractors to check the work documents of existing workers...   

Hazleton (Pennsylvania) Standard-Speaker   
Different laws in different locations   
Voters in Columbia County, Oregon, last week decided to fine contractors $10,000 for hiring illegal [aliens]. -- After federal judges twice struck down laws forcing landlords in Farmers Branch, Texas, to evict illegal [aliens], the city passed a third version of the law...

GMA News -- Manila, Philippines   
Groups to call for new world order during G-20 summit   
More than 40 international and regional networks and movements from different parts of the world vow to stage global protests calling for fundamental structural changes and a new global economic and financial system that is more responsive to the needs of the poor and the developing countries... [Related CNN item] [Related Asia News item]  

Abilene (Texas) Reporter-News   
Mexican illegal alien indicted in smuggling case   
A federal grand jury in Abilene on Wednesday indicted an illegal immigrant from Mexico on a charge of transporting illegal aliens. -- Adan Mondrangon-Gonzalez has been held without bail since his Oct. 30 arrest. Federal officials fear he may flee if released, court documents show... ~Visit AmericanPatrol.com~

Californians for Population Stabilization            sc 
Tell Obama to continue effective immigration enforcement at the workplace  
President-elect Barack Obama is feeling pressure from Democratic Party leaders and open-border advocates to terminate the highly successful worksite enforcement operations....

Greeley (Colorado) Tribune  
Weld County cracks down on 1,300 cases of suspected identity theft   
Weld County authorities this week unleashed a large-scale sting they hope will net about 1,300 suspects who may have used false identification to receive millions of dollars in U.S. tax refunds. -- The arrests for ID theft or criminal impersonation are expected to snare hundreds of suspects...   

National Association of Former Border Patrol Officers         
Latest news from south of the border   
When I spoke with Obama the first time, before the present financial crisis exploded, he told me [Univision's obnoxious propagandist Jorge Ramos] he would have five priorities during his first year in office: Iraq, medical insurance, energy, education and immigration. And now we don’t know if he will expand his priorities...

American Border Patrol       
Photo of the day   
Kiewit Construction Company crews are racing to finish the fence along the border in Southeastern Arizona. Crew in the foreground is on the American Border Patrol ranch....

Californians for Population Stabilization    
Tell Obama that Americans want enforcement, not amnesty!   
The new Congressional session will include a major push to pass an amnesty, so it is especially important for President-elect Barack Obama to hear that that is exactly what voters do not want....

Cleveland Plain Dealer   
Council urged to pass law denying assistance to immigration officials   
Oberlin, Ohio -- Federal officials will get no help from city officials or police in looking for illegal immigrants if council approves a proposed "no-assist" law. -- The city's Human Relations Commission this week recommended the council adopt a law that would make the town a sanctuary city, believed to be Ohio's first...

CNSNews.com   
'Tan Klan': Losing jobs to illegals is 'not a concern' of Americans    
Americans are “not concerned” that they may lose jobs to illegal aliens in a tight job market, according to speakers at a panel discussion conducted Thursday in Washington, D.C., by the National Council of La Raza (aka the 'Tan Klan'). -- Simon Rosenberg, president and CEO of NDN – formerly the New Democrat Network -- said...

San Francisco Chronicle  
Illegal alien child murder suspect a 'sanctuary' beneficiary   
A teenager accused of stabbing a 14-year-old boy to death in a gang-motivated attack had been given sanctuary from deportation under San Francisco's previous practice of shielding young [illegal alien] felons from federal authorities, records show...   

   

Brenda Walker -- VDare.com   
Mexican gangsters turning National Park's into gigantic pot patches   
Vast tracts of our most treasured public lands, supposedly set aside in perpetuity for Americans, are no longer controlled by the United States government. Instead, they have been invaded and taken over by Mexico's violent criminal drug organizations to grow marijuana...

Associated Press   
Judge says Rhode Island Governor not in contempt   
A judge has ruled that Gov. Don Carcieri was not in contempt of court when the state made emergency rules implementing part of his executive order to crack down on illegal [aliens] before taking public comment. -- The state affiliate of the American Civil Liberties Union, which filed a lawsuit to block part of the order...

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