BORDER NEWS WATCH 10_24_12

 

 

See Newport News Daily Press article at the end of this document.

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"In the larger sense, however, the personal ownership of firearms is only secondarily a matter of defense against the criminal. Note the following from Thomas Jefferson: The strongest reason for the people to keep and bear arms is, as a last resort, to protect themselves against the tyranny of government. That is why our masters in Washington are so anxious to disarm us. They are not afraid of criminals. They are afraid of a populace which cannot be subdued by tyrants." Clint Smith

Clint Smith, President and Director of Thunder Ranch®, is a Marine Corps veteran of two infantry and
Combined Action Platoon tours in Vietnam. His experience includes seven years as a police officer during
which he served as  head of the Firearms Training Division as well as being a S.W.A.T. member and
precision rifleman...

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ILLEGAL/LEGAL IMMIGRATION


Guatemala-Mexico border more dangerous than U.S.- Mexico border



http://tinyurl.com/9p7bn73



Two Activists Infiltrate a Center Where Illegal Immigrants Are Held



http://tinyurl.com/9eh6wzl



Study: Mexican migration to US stabilizes



http://tinyurl.com/9qgk3bx



U.S. Unauthorized Immigration Flows Are Down Sharply Since Mid-Decade



http://tinyurl.com/87zjqkw

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MEXICAN MILITARY NEWS

Navy has become Mexico’s most important crime-fighting force



http://tinyurl.com/8lx8xks
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BORDER PATROL/DHS/CBP/DEA/ATF NEWS

Border Patrol officers detain woman transporting date rape drug

http://tinyurl.com/9b5ssnd

Border Patrol agents, pot smugglers exchange gunfire

http://tinyurl.com/8gtmhcd

DHS Inspector General: ‘80 Percent Increase’ in Cross-Border Tunnels Since 2008

http://tinyurl.com/9y745sv

First look at scene of where fallen BP agent Nicholas Ivie died

 

http://tinyurl.com/8z22nvy

 
UA prof's concern: Border tragedy politicized

 

http://tinyurl.com/9mtlven

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CARTELS

BOOK: The Fire Next Door: Mexico's Drug Violence and the Danger to America Cato Institute, 2012

http://tinyurl.com/8hc853x

10 Die in Shootouts in Mexican Border City

 

http://tinyurl.com/9k7ve9r

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BORDER SECURITY TECHNOLOGY: BIG BROTHER IS WATCHING



Border Patrol uses wireless cameras originally intended to photograph wildlife



http://tinyurl.com/9okceqc

Persistent-surveillance sensors can compress time and link related events for deep intelligence gathering

http://tinyurl.com/9748goh



DHS asks industry to demonstrate persistent-surveillance technologies next year on U.S.-Mexico border



http://tinyurl.com/8obhcpk

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NEWS: RADICAL ISLAM.ORG



http://tinyurl.com/52mudy

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AMERICAN POLITICS



BOOK: False Idol: Barack Obama and the Continuing Cult of the Presidency (Digital)



http://tinyurl.com/9loz4re

Romney/Biden 2012? TheDC’s short guide to a presidential ‘split decision’

http://tinyurl.com/9s45lpp

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­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­"The will to survive is not as important as the will to prevail ... the answer to criminal aggression is retaliation." Clint Smith

Clint Smith, President and Director of Thunder Ranch®, is a Marine Corps veteran of two infantry and
Combined Action Platoon tours in Vietnam. His experience includes seven years as a police officer during
which he served as  head of the Firearms Training Division as well as being a S.W.A.T. member and
precision rifleman...

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MARS ROVER CURIOSITY NEWS

Curiosity Rover Takes a Bite out of Mars

http://tinyurl.com/9sf6xl6

It's A Race Against Time To Determine If Mars Has Frost

http://tinyurl.com/9guah6t

Mars rover working on new clues in methane mystery

http://tinyurl.com/8mpqgkx

NASA’s Curiosity rover discovers strange, bright object

http://tinyurl.com/9e6lbg8

Rover makes interesting find on Mars

http://tinyurl.com/8mdxx82

Mars Curiosity Rover Digs Up Unidentified Shiny Objects

http://tinyurl.com/8vz3r6o
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ARCHIVE: PREVIOUS POSTS

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JAGUARS AND BORDER SECURITY

The Cat Burglars

http://tinyurl.com/8fpcw9w

Drug Smugglers Are Driving Across the Arizona Border in Broad Daylight

http://tinyurl.com/d5fu9ve

THE MUSLIM BROTHERHOOD IN AMERICA

http://tinyurl.com/cp7avne

STRATFOR: Evolution and Trends in Terrorism Tradecraft

http://tinyurl.com/9ncu6qb

STRATFOR: TERRORISM TRADECRAFT

http://tinyurl.com/96cbqx5

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 MEXICO: NEWS FROM SEDENA

The Scope Of The War

http://tinyurl.com/dynv3s2

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STRATEGY PAGE

http://tinyurl.com/92j3r

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"All the people constitute the militia - according to the Founding Fathers. Therefore every able-bodied man has a duty under the Constitution to become part of the 'well-regulated' militia, specifically to understand and perform well with the individual weapon currently issued to the regular establishment.... Thus one who has not qualified himself with the M-16 may not be considered to be a responsible citizen." Clint Smith

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 ANALYSES:

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Analysis: How to fix a broken border: Disrupting smuggling at its source

http://tinyurl.com/8bs4kuw

Comment: Terry Goddard needs to update his info under his subtitle: Why Not a Wall ?

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FAST AND FURIOUS ARCHIVE: PREVIOUS POSTS

Filmmaker creates full-blown re-enactment of Brian Terry’s Fast and Furious murder (VIDEO)

http://tinyurl.com/99q4m7o

5 Things You Didn’t Know About Fast and Furious

http://tinyurl.com/9hvx7lg

Key Findings in OIG Fast and Furious Report

http://tinyurl.com/bq8b4zn

THE DOJ OIG REPORT: A REVIEW OF ATF's OPERATION FAST AND FURIOUS
AND RELATED MATTERS

http://www.justice.gov/oig/reports/2012/s1209.pdf

FAST AND FURIOUS WEAPONS RECOVERIES:

http://tinyurl.com/ck37sel

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GRAPHIC: Patrolling the U.S.-Mexico border:

http://tinyurl.com/8do3gsd
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Graphic: Mexican drug cartels' spreading influence:

http://tinyurl.com/7flqqnb

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BORDER PATROL STRATEGIC PLAN

2012-2016: BORDER PATROL STRATEGIC PLAN- THE MISSION: PROTECT AMERICA

http://tinyurl.com/csqxply

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"The tragic history of civilian disarmament cries a warning against any systematic attempts to render innocent citizens ill-equipped to defend themselves from tyrant terrorists, despots or oppressive majorities,"- Daniel Schmutter

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SELECTED WEBSITES OF INTEREST

JPS BROWN

http://www.jpsbrown-horseman.com/works.htm

http://www.jps-brown.com/Biopage.html
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MICHAEL CUTLER

http://www.andmagazine.com/category/talk_border.html
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NATIONAL ASSOCIATION of FORMER BORDER PATROL OFFICERS

http://nafbpo.org
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SOUTHERN ARIZONA CATTLEMEN'S WEEKLY

http://paper.li/sacpaaz/1331153423#
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HUMAN AND DRUG TRAFFIC LAW ENFORCEMENT MATTERS

www.Need2No.US
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NEWS AND DISCUSSION OF U.S./MEXICO BORDER ISSUES:

http://groups.google.com/group/frontera-list/topics
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SELECTED BORDER NEWS & FAST AND FURIOUS POSTINGS ON SACPA WEBSITE
http://www.sacpaaz.org/news_education/fast-and-furious-gun-walking-investigation/

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BORDER ISSUES: MEXICO

http://tinyurl.com/7wrpoof
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"The purpose of fighting is to win. There is no possible victory in defense. The sword is more important than the shield, and skill is more important than either. The final weapon is the brain. All else is supplemental." Clint Smith

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SUGGESTED READING - BORDER BOOK LIST:


10 YEARS ON THE LINE: MY WAR ON THE BORDER: 2nd EDITION by Mike Ligon
  http://tinyurl.com/8evcncy
SIXTY MILES OF BORDER: AN AMERICAN LAWMAN BATTLES DRUGS ON THE MEXICAN BORDER
  by Terry Kirkpatrick

The SHADOW CATCHER
: A U.S. AGENT INFILTRATES MEXICO'S DEADLY CRIME CARTELS  by Hipolito Acosta
BOOK: Beneath the Same Sky: An Interview with Author David Ramirez  http://tinyurl.com/8sxlanv

OTHER BOOKS TO CONSIDER:
Wolves At Our Door a novel by JPS Brown  (
http://www.jpsbrown-horseman.com/works.htm)
Hard Measures: How Aggressive CIA Actions After 9/11 Saved American Lives
by Jose A. Rodriguez
The Devil We Know: Dealing with the New Iranian Superpowe
r by Robert Baer
"Courting Disaster", How the CIA Kept America Safe (Regnery) by Marc Thiessen

NEW BOOK: No Easy Day
by Mark Owen
2010 BOOK:
Migra!: A History of the U.S. Border Patrol
http://tinyurl.com/9mja6wn
 
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"Every time I teach a class, I discover I don't know something. Clint Smith

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Newport News Daily Press - Saturday - October 20, 2012

Panetta, Warner Speak To Chamber About Looming Budget Cuts

By Joe Lawlor

 

            NORFOLK – U.S. Defense Secretary Leon Panetta, speaking to a crowd of about 500 at the Hampton Roads Chamber of Commerce on Friday, likened the looming sequestration defense cuts to a suicide mission.

            Speaking metaphorically, Panetta said it was like Congress loaded a handgun and said, "If we don't do what's right, we'll blow our heads off."

            Panetta said the gun is now cocked and ready to fire with potentially disasterous effects for the U.S. military.

            The $500 billion across-the-board defense cuts over 10 years would begin in January unless a budget deal is reached. It will be matched by $500 billion in cuts to social programs.

            The cutbacks were part of a bipartisan compromise reached in August 2011 as a "poison pill" to spur both sides to agree to a longer-term budget deal.

            "Nobody wants this to happen," Panetta said. "It's a good way to hollow out the forest and weaken everything."

            But Panetta said that doesn't mean that the military should expect increases in military spending, in large part because budget deficits are going to require cutbacks in a number of areas for the forseeable future.

            "We know (the military) is going to be smaller and leaner," Panetta said.

            Panetta, a former chief of staff and budget director in the Clinton administration, said he was disappointed to see the government go back to deficit spending after reaching surpluses toward the end of the 1990s, when Clinton was in office.

            "I never thought I would come back to Washington facing record deficits again," said Panetta, who also served in Congress.

            Sen. Mark Warner, D-Va., who also spoke at the breakfast, said he has been attempting to broach the partisan divide on budget issues by looking at ways to compromise and bring the deficit down.

            "Both parties have unclean hands. We all share responsibility," Warner said. "We went to war not once, but twice, entirely on a credit card."

            Warner said sequestration would be a "disaster" and that the "biggest threat" to the long-term defense of the U.S. was its debt.

            Panetta also touched on his personal life, and how he was the son of Italian immigrants who moved to California and opened an Italian restaurant. Panetta said the promise of a better life for their children inspired his parents to move to the United States.

            Panetta said he and his brother used to pick up walnuts after his dad shook the walnut trees to make the nuts fall off.

            "When I was first elected to Congress," he said, "my father told me that I was well-trained to go to Washington, because I've been dodging nuts all my life."