Monday, April 05, 2010

First: until Mexico can actually do something about this crap

I don't want to hear another damned word from their government blaming us for their problems:
Last week, at least 30 Mexicans from the town of El Porvenir walked to the border crossing post at Fort Hancock, Texas, and asked for political asylum. Ordinarily, their claim would be denied as groundless, and they would be turned back. Instead, they were taken to El Paso, where they expect to have their cases heard.

No one doubts that they have a strong claim. Their town on the Mexican side of the border is under siege by one or more drug cartels battling for control of the key border crossing. According to Mike Doyle, the chief deputy sheriff of Hudspeth County, Texas, one of the cartels has ordered all residents of the town of 10,000 to abandon the city within the next month.

"They came in and put up a sign in the plaza telling everyone to leave or pay with their own blood," Doyle said. Since then there has been a steady stream of El Porvenir residents seeking safety on the American side of the border, both legally and illegally. Among them are the 30 who are seeking political asylum.

In recent days the situation in the impoverished, dusty border town has grown worse. According to Jose Franco, the superintendent of schools in Fort Hancock, the cartels have threatened to execute children in school unless parents pay 5000 pesos in protection money
The cartels are making open attacks on Mexican Army posts, they're openly taking over towns and cities, and the Mexican government seems to prefer to blame us for as much of it as they think they can get away with.

For the honest officials, the honest cops and judges and troops in Mexico I have a huge sympathy; that doesn't mean I think we should accept guilt for crap we're not guilty of. You folks have a real damned big problem, and YOU'RE going to have to solve it. Asking the UN to save you won't cut it(take a look at the UN record in a lot of places; not real confidence-inspiring, is it?)

Second, this idiocy needs to stop:
Authorities fear that an incident might spark a mass exodus by the residents of El Porvenir that might cause them all to surge across the border at once.

Doyle says there are no plans yet to set up camps for an influx of refugees. "There is just no way to plan for that," he said. "We are waiting to see what happens. We will use the standard natural disaster procedures if it happens -- the Red Cross and housing at the schools, and if it gets worse, the state and the federal government will have to step in."

The hell you can't plan for it. And you know it, jackass. Step 1: GET CONTROL OF OUR DAMNED BORDER. And that does mean Napolitano needs to stop her 'tea party terrorists' bullshit and start worrying about REAL threats. And the only thing that'll do that is state officials taking action and making it plain that they won't stop, and demanding- in plain and uncompromising words and actions- that the feds need to do their part. That just might get it done. We'll see.

Found thanks to Rodger

1 comment:

Mattexian said...

Sh**, where's "Blackjack" Pershing when you need him?