I know most of you don't live on the border or anywhere near it and hear very little about incidents. There is a very disturbing rise in violence that is going on. A week and a half ago a U.S. Border Patrol agent while on duty was ambushed by multiple gunmen from Mexico on U.S. soil (mountain area of San Diego).
He was shot 6 times and killed. The hunt is still ongoing for the killer(s). The was a pre-planned setup baiting the agent into the area of the ambush. Drug cartels in Mexico have put "hits" out for Federal Agents all the time. If you go to MSNBC they have videos of vehicles being pursued by local law enforcemnt that are loaded with drugs from Mexico.
These vehicles turn around and haul tail back to the border with no regard toward public safety. A U.S. Border Patrol Agent in Arizona was killed last year by one of these vehicles while trying to setup spike strips. The vehicle purposely swerved and struck the agent.
The vehicle was then dumped and the "bandits" ran back into Mexico. They were eventually captured and extradited back to the U.S. What is seen in these videos is these vehicles driving back to the border and crashing into the Rio Grande River which seperates the U.S. and Mexico.
Other members of the drug running "team" are radioed to the location (from Mexico) of the vehicle in the river. They then cross with rafts/boats and gather the dope and passengers of the vehicle and take them back to the safety of Mexico.
Many times with armed men hiding in the bushes (in Mexico) providing "cover" fire upon local and federal law enforcement chasing these vehicles. This kind of violence against our law enforcement protecting our borders is growing at an alarming rate.
My question is this? Why aren't these drug cartels considered terrorist orginizations committing acts of war against the U.S. with this violence? Why are they not seeked out and destroyed in Mexico as an extreme danger to the U.S.? It will not be long before this violence spills over to innocent civilians caught in the "crossfire."
These are thugs from another country coming to the U.S. and killing federal officers on U.S soil. Why is this tolerated? Government officals of Mexico are heavily involved with these cartels with protecting them and turning their head the other way for large kickbacks. It is about time our government put the screws to Mexico.
It's time for them to step up and investigate the Mexican Govt. and their involvement related to drug cartels. It's time to hold them responsible. Lets call it what it is. They are terrorist groups sponsored by a nation's govt. What other country in this world would tolerate such actions? Not only is the violence increasing, most of the drugs flow right through Mexico. Again, I ask why is this tolerated??
I would like to hear other opinions on this.