Tuesday, June 22, 2010

The Border

It seems that the drug cartels have taken the literal high ground in the Arizona desert on the US side of the line.
Mexican drug cartels have set up shop on American soil, maintaining lookout bases in strategic locations in the hills of southern Arizona from which their scouts can monitor every move made by law enforcement officials, federal agents tell Fox News.
Well, yeah, if you want to secure a supply route, you put observation posts on the route to warn of danger.
The scouts are supplied by drivers who bring them food, water, batteries for radios -- all the items they need to stay in the wilderness for a long time.
That makes sense too. If you're going to have a listening post out, you have to supply it. All this is standard military practice.
“Every night we’re getting beaten like a pinata at a birthday party by drug, alien smugglers," a second federal agent told Fox News by e-mail. "The danger is out there, with all the weapons being found coming northbound…. someone needs to know about this!”
I don't doubt that at all. The Federal government has been ignoring the problem for so long that the cartels are able to operate with near impunity.

Every soldier knows how to solve the problem of unwanted listening posts. If they've taken the high ground, you take it back. With fire and maneuver. Artillery is a big help and the US government has plenty of artillery.

When the government is ready to solve the problem, they have all the assets they need. At this time they don't have the moral fiber to enforce their own laws, so the lawbreakers operate at will.

Hat tip: War on Guns


Old NFO said...

If I heard right, Obama has effectively ceded the land to Mexico by warning our citizens to stay out... Nothing heard from DHS either...

Rivrdog said...

Fire and maneuver, yes, but I'd use scout recon teams to eliminate these threats.

Termite said...

You do realise that for POTUS to refuse to respond to invading paramilitary foreign forces constitutes "high crimes and misdemenors, right?