This is a collection of news about border issues, particularly those seen from Arizona and regarding the right to keep and bear arms. Sources often include Mexican media. It's often interesting to see how different the view is from the south.
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Monday, April 8, 2013
AZMEX ACTIVITY 5-4-13
AZMEX ACTIVITY 5 APR 2013
Note: no doubt the boys will be turning in their weapons at the Phoenix buy back
The article posted on Townhall.com yesterday has a follow up today.
The video is interesting, but look at the photos retrieved from a cell phone.
Yesterday I flew a mission along the U.S. – Mexico border in American Border Patrol's Cessna TU-206. Cameraman Wes Fleming and I flew 120 miles of the border. We saw many interesting things, but it was what we didn't see on the first leg of the survey that interested us.
We didn't see one U.S. Border Patrol vehicle for a stretch of 32 miles along the border south of Ft. Huachuca. Not only that, the Forward Operating Base that the USBP had established in this area showed no signs of agents being present.
Ft. Huachuca is the headquarters of Army intelligence.
This is a known smuggling area. The little town of Lochiel is just a quick jump over a tiny fence from Mexico.
We did see a helicopter dropping water on a fire just north of the border eight miles east of Lochiel. The area is uninhabited and there was no lightning anywhere nearby. Any guesses as to who started the fire?
On returning home, I noticed the absence of USBP agents at the San Pedro River where they are usually stationed. I took two photos to prove it.
I would be happy to give a tour to any politician looking for the truth about the border.
At 12:20 PM today American Border Patrol used its bordercam to take a shot of the border at the San Pedro River. No US Border Patrol vehicles could be seen where they are usually parked. This is a major smuggling area. Once people get about 200 feet into the U.S. they can hide amongst the cottonwood trees and travel north. The US Border Patrol is not allowed to patrol within the river riparian area that stretches 50 miles north.