The Emergency Management Network

Terrorism Special Topics:
The Battle For The U.S. Border

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* * * A Line In The Sand: Confronting The Threat At The Soutwest Border * * *

Since the release of the Drug Cartel Execution that gave us a little insight on how those cartels operate (find independent article on video release at a congressional report prepared by the Majority Staff of the House Committee on Homeland Security Subcommittee on Investigations was released on October 17th, 2006 by U.S. Rep. Michael McCaul.
The report provides disturbing information - known to our border agents for some time now - that "The cartels use automatic assault weapons, bazookas, grenade launchers and improvised explosive devices," . "In contrast, U.S. Border Patrol agents are issued 40-caliber Beretta semiautomatic pistols." and "drug cartels are able to break the encryptions on Border Patrol and sheriffs' deputies' radios".
The report also implicates Venezuela's President Hugo Chavez for:
1) supporting & training Hezbollah members on Isla Margarita (This is NOT mentioned on the website!)
2) teaching spanish to middle eastern men to make them blend in as "latinos" &
3) provide them with false immigration documents to allow them into Mexico (from there its everyone's best guess)
The recommend you read the report. It is worth  your time. Agree or not it is based on first hand reports of our border patrol agents.

On A More Disturbing Note
Beheadings seem to become the "New & Improved" killing method for Mexican drug cartels. Intimidation using regular killings methods and kidnappings wasn't considered appropriate any longer in an era where these killings have become so mainstream in the national and international media, that the only way to draw attention to one's cause is by beheading your enemy. There have been several reports in the U.S. and Mexican media about heads found on properties, thrown in discos and posted on fences to make a show of force. 
Want Evidence? Google: "mexico""beheadings"
Food for Thought
What make them change their techniques?
* They were using those techniques before the war in Iraq. So they really didn't just exponentially  increased in the past couple of years.
* They had access to specific training manuals - 101 of non-conventional war fighting..
* They watched mainstream news on middle eastern events - and learned their lessons
* They are receiving training from overseas OR They are importing teachers and students (based on the logic that there are so many extra fighters taught in the art of non-conventional warfare that AQ leaders would consider sending some to the new "promised land" of South American Anti-American Allies. That would be great strategy on their part...what's our strategy to counter that? Do we even have one?
 And last but not least, ask yourself:
Why would a primarily catholic country - on the verge of complete economic socialism - allow for Islamic terrorists to find refuge in its midst?
When the Gods rally to fight the U.S...or when $$$ and power take over religions and use religion, threats and $ to gain more power...boy are we in trouble now!
Where is our PSYCH war?
We Seem to Have Too Many Feelings...
You win a war with smarts not "good feelings"
Our GOAL should be to NOT let US become the easy prey the amish school represented to the "meaner" lunatic.
We need better DETERRENCE to say the least!
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