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Friday, March 23, 2012

Hezbollah Linked to Mexican Traffickers
The price of open borders
NewsMax.com -- March 22 
Hezbollah, Iran Agents Scouting U.S. Targets for Terrorist Strikes
    America faces a growing threat from "hundreds" of agents of Hezbollah in the U.S as tensions grow over Iran's suspected nuclear weapons program, current and former law enforcement officials warned the House Committee on Homeland Security on Wednesday.
    Opening hearings in Washington on the domestic security threat posed by the Iranian-supported terror group, committee chairman Peter King, Republican of New York, called Hezbollah "one of international terrorism's most violent murder gangs" and said that the government had a duty to "prepare for the worst." [...]
    Michael A Braun, a former assistant administrator and chief of operations of the DEA, warned of Iran's "growing presence in the Western Hemisphere and beyond" and the growing nexus between networks used by Mexican drug cartels and terrorist groups, especially Hezbollah. "If anyone thinks for one moment that these terrorist organizations do not understand that the Mexican drug trafficking cartels now dominate drug trafficking in our country, reportedly in more than 250 cities, then they are ignorant or very naïve," Dr. Braun said.

KPHO-TV -- Phoenix         sc     
Arpaio: DREAM Act protests 'all politics'   
Four [illegal aliens] arrested for protesting Sheriff Joe Arpaio's immigration policies are now out of jail. -- Immigration officials said because the students have no violent crimes in their history per federal policy they will not be deported and that doesn't sit well with Sheriff Arpaio. -- "What's sad about this whole situation is that it's all politics," Sheriff Arpaio told CBS 5 in an interview Thursday...

National Association of Former Border Patrol Officers   Disturbing photos      
Latest NAFBPO update from south of the border   
Cheran, Mich., Mex. -- Eleven residents of this municipality were kidnapped on Wednesday, March 21 by armed men. The group included 4 women and 3 rural teachers. Community members have closed down all access to the town, and announced a march and rally. Two years ago, locals began an independent struggle against criminal groups operating in the area and illegally logging of their forests. Residents set up checkpoints at town entrances and vowed to not participate...

Jim Kouri, CPP -- The Examiner   
The Obama gun legacy? Gun, ammo sales skyrocket in U.S.   
While the dismal economic picture in America hasn't caused "bank runs" wherein customers demand to withdraw their savings from banks across the country --- a frequent occurrence during the Great Depression --- gun owners are causing a run of their own: a national "gun shop run" for ammunition. Evidence of this increase was revealed this week by gun-rights activist Larry Pratt...

Steve Watson -- Prison Planet -- Austin, Texas    
Obama installs new guidelines to aid spying on innocent Americans 
New guidelines put forth by the Obama administration will allow US spy agencies to keep records on innocent Americans without oversight for up to five years. -- As the AP reports, previously the National Counterterrorism Center, was legally obliged to immediately destroy information that it gathered about American citizens if it found no clear links to terrorism...

KSAZ-TV -- Phoenix   
Mexicans nabbed with over 180 pounds of narcotics   
Nogales, Ariz. -- Federal authorities say they've seized more than 180 pounds of hard narcotics in southern Arizona. -- Border Patrol agents from the Nogales Station were conducting patrol duties Wednesday afternoon and arrested two Mexican men east of the DeConcini Port of Entry. --Agents say the men were in possession of three bundles of narcotics. Two of the bundles contained 171 pounds of cocaine worth almost $2 million...

Kerry Picket -- Washington Times  
Holder says his handling of 'fast and furious' not a distraction to Obama 
U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder does not believe his handling of operation "Fast & Furious" has become a distraction to President Barack Obama. He confirmed this to the Washington Times on Thursday night in Washington. A.G. Holder would not comment on when he thought the Inspector General would release her report on the botched gun walking operation...

Washington Free Beacon    
Nothing is ever the fault of the subversive Obama regime   
President Obama denied culpability for the failure of solar firm Solyndra in a radio interview on Tuesday, instead pinning the blame on Congress and the Chinese. -- The loans initiative used to finance Solyndra was "not our program," he told American Public Media in response to question about Solyndra's bankruptcy and subsequent controversy. -- "Understand, this was not our program per se," Obama said...

Daily Caller   
Status of ICE deportation program in Alabama remains unclear
U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement officials presented The Daily Caller with a less-than-clear explanation of Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano's Feb. 15 comments that ICE would not increase cooperation with Alabama on its tough deportation program called "Secure Communities" while a state illegal immigration law is adjudicated...

KPHO-TV -- Phoenix    
MEChA, usual suspects plan Arpaio protest today   
Student groups from around the country will meet in Phoenix to protest anti-[illegal immigration] laws in Arizona and Maricopa County. -- Students are demanding the federal government and Immigrations and Customs Enforcement agents stop working with Maricopa County Sheriff Joe Arpaio immediately. -- Friday's protest comes after Phoenix police arrested six students who staged a protest earlier this week...

Michelle Malkin -- Family Security Matters    
The Obamacare hydra   
The Hydra was a mythical swamp beast whose multiple heads grew back after being severed. Obamacare is a real Washington monster whose countless hidden bureaucracies keep sprouting forth even after they're rooted out. As soon as combatants lop off one of the law's unconstitutional agencies, another takes its place. -- On Thursday, as the behemoth federal health care law marked its second anniversary...

Daily Caller    
Lord Monckton: 'I'm no birther,' but Obama birth certificate 'plainly a forgery'
On Dennis Miller's radio show Thursday Lord Christopher Monckton, a former policy adviser to British Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher and an activist against global warming "alarmism," went all-in on questioning President Barack Obama's citizenship. -- Monckton, the 3rd Viscount Monckton of Brenchley, hinted about his position on the issue in April 2010 at a tea party rally...

Daily Caller    
O'Reilly: Media Matters anti-Limbaugh campaign 'very fascist'  
On his Thursday "Talking Points" segment on Fox News Channel's "The O'Reilly Factor," host Bill O'Reilly took aim at the latest Media Matters for America initiative to have conservative talker Rush Limbaugh taken off the air. Nearly a month ago, Limbaugh made some remarks about law student and contraception activist Sandra Fluke. -- According to O'Reilly, pressure tactics aimed at Limbaugh are part of...

Fox News   
Police to ignore Calif. impound law amid concern of 'fairness' to illegals
The Los Angeles Police Department will soon start ignoring California state law, which requires police to impound the vehicles of unlicensed drivers for 30 days. -- The majority of unlicensed motorists in Los Angeles are [aliens] who are in the country illegally and have low-income jobs. The LAPD says the state's impound law is unfair because it limits their ability to get to their jobs and imposes a steep fine...

Keith Koffler -- White House Dossier   
Obama's Hall of Blame   
President Obama has passed the buck to others --- mainly George W. Bush --- for no less than a dozen problems that characterize his presidency, suggesting time and again that his own policies are not to blame for his difficulties and he is simply doing the best that can be done with the cards he was dealt. -- Even so, Obama is aggressively staking a claim for successes for which Bush shares significant or nearly all responsibility...

Glenn Spencer    
Shoot the messenger   
Normally when one thinks of the phrase "Shoot the messenger" - he has brought bad news. When Mike King and I showed an Arizona State Senate committee how the border problem could be solved, we thought it was good news. But some are trying to "Shoot the messenger." Could it be that they don't think controlling the border is such good news after all?

Fox News    
Arrests of Fast & Furious suspects in the wings?   
Documents released Thursday show that federal agents appeared to have probable cause to arrest the biggest buyer of assault weapons in the Fast and Furious operation -- eight months before Border Patrol Agent Brian Terry's death ended the scandal-ridden program. -- Rep. Darrell Issa, R-Calif., and Sen. Charles Grassley, R-Iowa, have demanded Attorney General Eric Holder provide a briefing as to why...

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