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I think they should send some antitank, shoulder fired
missles down there. That should allow us to inspect these vehicles before they get back into Mexico.
Yep, 1 Tx Ranger + 1 missle launcher = solved convoy
Our Governor should ask the Texas National Guard to loan missle or machine gun firepower to the Texas Rangers and Department of Public Safety Officers (State Police), since the Feds & Pres Bush apparently don't want to upset Pres Fox by properly arming the Border Patrol.
Our morning newspaper continues with front page news of this incident. Note photo in below link of men unloaded bundles Monday from an SUV that became stuck in the Rio Grande. Also see military type vehicle in background.
"Basically, if we tried to do anything, it would've been suicide for us," said Tammen, noting the U.S side of the border was wide open, with no cover. "We were outgunned and outmanned."
"Web Posted: 01/26/2006 12:00 AM CST
Mariano Castillo, Dane Schiller and Hern
There was a news story on CNN
this morning with pictures of a concrete tunnel found under the border with over 2 tons of MJ in boxes...tunnel was fully powered with electric/generator type lighting, too, and 1200 yards long.
Maybe we should collapse the tunnel but
wait until it's fully occupied first.
Steven, I think
SE is getting to you!!! LOL
And you keep telling me
that legalizing and regulating these drugs is worse than this.
(NT) Who me? Never have, wrong person.
(NT) It is if we take the necessary steps to curb the violen
It is much worse. I don't know what you see as being so bad
Texan friend of mine says the Rangers
wanted to handle Vernon Little/Waco but were overruled by the Feds. He says the outcome would have been different.
BTW I thought Rangers were part of Dept. Pub. Safety.
in 1935 the Texas Rangers were incorporated with the DPS. The Rangers are a seperate division from the DPS Highway Patrol (Troopers). To apply for the Rangers an
applicant must be currently employed with the Texas Department of Public Safety (DPS) in the position of a commissioned officer with the rank of at least Trooper II. Eight years police experience is required in order to be eligible to compete for the position of Texas Ranger.
Little recruiting has ever been necessary. It is not unusual for more than 200 officers to apply for only a handful of openings.
They still need to own a horse?
My son and I used to listen to ''Tales of the Texas Rangers'' radio shows rebroadcast on KNX in LA. We thought they were very good because of the realism, like the old ''Dragnet.''
First time we went to Amarillo we tried to find the Ranger barracks, but a local told us it had been closed. The Rangers in many regions now work out of their homes.
Not sure if horse still required.
Our Sheriff's department does have a mounted division they use for searches/tracking.
The Tx Rangers have a very good lab and criminal investigation division that is called on quite frequently. They have investigated crimes ranging from murder to political corruption, have kept the peace during riots, acted as detectives, protected the Texas governor, and tracked down fugitives.
Another of the things the Rangers do is suppress all criminal activity in any given area, when it is apparent that the local officials are unwilling or unable to maintain law and order.
There also is/was a TV program called Walker, Texas Ranger with Chuck Norris which I have only watched a few times.
Ranger, Texas Walker
not likely to have been too accurate.
"rank of at least Trooper II. Eight years police experience"
IOW each Ranger no doubt qualified to act independently as required. Good system.
Hmm...Vernon (David Koresh)/Waco..
Well, the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco and Firearms (ATF) raided Mount Carmel resulting in four agents and five Davidians killed, then the FBI took over for almost the next 2 months.
Yes, I personally believe that the Texas Rangers could have handled it with better final results if they were the initial ones before the ATF. I doubt they asked to handle it after the ATF raided, as the wheels were already in motion by the Feds.
(NT) That's what I meant, thanks.
And Clinton denied his affair with Lewinski too.
If it walks like a duck and quacks like a duck it's probably a duck....
Makes me wonder
how much of a kickback Fox gets?? And ya know the Military help they are getting is receiving big bucks for the protection!
However, since Mexico insists they were drug runners, they
won't object to some heavier artillery taking them out. We would be doing the Mexican government a favor.
Hard to believe latest development....
This is still a front page article in our newspaper today:
"Mexican official hints GI's behind border incident"
Mexico foreign secretary Luis Ernesto Derbez suggesting U.S. troops might have dressed as Mexican soldiers in a botched mission to smuggle marijuana across the border. A U.S. official dismissed as baseless his claim...."Those comments do not merit a response," the official said.
Mexico-U.S. relations deteriorating
What is also interesting was plans by a Mexican governmental commission to distribute maps showing highways, water tanks and rescue beacons in the Arizona desert to aid illegals migrants in crossing over to the U.S.
On Wednesday, Homeland Security Secretary Michael Chertoff condemned in "the strongest terms" those plans saying, "This effort will entice more people to cross, leading to more migrant deaths and the further enrichment of the criminal human trafficking rings that prey on the suffering of others,"
We have friends who live in Mexico. They tell us that no
one trusts either the police or the army. Their main interaction with the Mexican people consists of shake downs. It is a farce to claim that the Mexican army is not involved.
What I have trouble understanding is why President Bush does not act to end this behaviour. It seems like the feds are trying to cover it up.