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The only thing preventing Wednesday night's border raid from being an act of war is the fact that the United States was helpless to defend itself.

We actually retreated from our own border.

America has reached a new low.

While the first woman speaker of the U.S. House was blissfully flexing her biceps in Washington last week, armed gunmen in Mexico overran a U.S. "entry identification" site along the Arizona border - inspiring outgunned National Guardsmen to retreat.

The area in question, between Nogales and Lukeville, is "known as a drug corridor," according to Arizona media: 124,000 pounds of illegal drugs were seized there last year.

Apparently, the drug runners consider that we're getting in the way of business.

While the gunmen scampered back into Mexico, the point was made: They're not the least bit afraid of American security.

And why should they be? Our poor Border Patrol agents are vastly undermanned and, apparently, outgunned. And the Guardsmen President Bush belatedly sent to the border last year? They're not even there to secure the border; they're there to provide "administrative support" to the Border Patrol. And everyone knows it.

If "administrative support" is all that's needed on our southern flank, then why not send in a crack squadron from Ernst & Young?

That'll show them!

We surrendered South Vietnam. We evacuated Somalia. The pressure is on in Congress to beat a hasty retreat from Iraq.

Now, we're retreating from our own border. What an embarrassment.

Where are the media? Where's the outrage? Where's the government sworn to protect us?

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ghughes51 01/07/07 - 09:01 am
The problem is support. If a

The problem is support. If a Richland County deputy is menanced by a group of individuals and he getting into his vehilce, calls for back-up and while attempting to leave the scene for his safety, happens to hit someone; he is accused of brutility or worse. Consider a guardsman, armed with a .45, menanced by a group with automatic rifles. If they stand, they are dead. If they run, they are considerted cowards.

Enter the civilan militia. If they stand and protect the bordar as pushed by some, how would that read? Run and be considered coward or stand and be considerd a murderer?

Question: where were the Mexician authorities?

mgroothand 01/07/07 - 10:16 am
Two U.S. border patrol agents

Two U.S. border patrol agents are or will be going to jail for defending the border from a known Mexican drug smuggler by shooting him in the butt. Where is the incentive to protect the border? The Minutemen are called vigilantes, the fence is not funded because Mexican and even US authorities are complaining. Illegal immigrants that commit heinous crimes in this country are deported back to Mexico only to come back and do it all over again. Until a governor of a state bordering Mexico spells out the rules and consequences (in Spanish) of entering their state illegally and/or committing illegal acts there and then ENFORCES it to the full extent of the law, it will only get worse and more brazen.

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