BORDER NEWS WATCH 12_10_2012
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"The Second Amendment is a doomsday provision, one designed for those exceptionally rare circumstances where all other rights have failed -- where the government refuses to stand for re-election and silences those who protest; where courts have lost the courage to oppose, or can find no one to enforce their decrees. However improbable these contingencies may seem today, facing them unprepared is a mistake free people get to make only once." - Judge Alex Kozinski
Solutions To The Illegal Immigration Problem
BORDER ISSUES: MEXICO
MARITIME BORDER NEWS
Probe into border patrol shootings draws questions
VIDEOS: NATIONAL GEOGRAPHIC BORDER WARS
WORLD NEWS: EGYPT
NUCLEAR WEAPON NEWS
December 7, 2012
Translation: In a joint statement issued Saturday, Secretary of Trade Ron Kirk and Secretary of Agriculture Tom Vilsack announced that actions taken by Russian authorities in regards to the importation of American beef conflict with Russia's obligations as a member of the WTO.
This report came out after Russian veterinarians demanded that the health certificates included in US and Canadian beef and pork imports certify that the meat is ractopamine- free. In the statement, the US is deeply concerned that Russia is not following its WTO treaty obligations and is urging Russian authorities to restore US beef and pork imports despite the objections of Russian veterinarians (over the lack of health certificates).
Surgeon General of the Russian Federation Gennady Onishchenko stated that the demands of the Russian veterinarians were that the US beef and pork not contain the additive ractopamine in order to protect the Russian consumer and that politics has nothing do with the issue. The US maintains that Russia is simply making the demands out of spite due to the US Senate's action on the Magnitsky Amendment. According to the chief of Rospotrebnazor, the use of ractopamine is prohibited in 160 countries, including the EU and the Peoples' Republic of China.
Links RE Magnitsky affair:
MARS ROVER OPPORTUNITY
Opportunity rover beginning study of Martian clays
"Certainly one of the chief guarantees of freedom under any government, no matter how popular and respected, is the right of citizens to keep and bear arms. ... the right of citizens to bear arms is just one more guarantee against arbitrary government, and one more safeguard against a tyranny which now appears remote in America, but which historically has proved to be always possible." - Sen. Hubert Humphrey
News links from www.Need2No.US:
First a little story.
U.S. DESTROYER STOPS MEXICAN ROW BOAT
A Navy destroyer stops four Mexicans in a row boat rowing towards California.
The Captain gets on the loud speaker and shouts, "Ahoy, small craft. Where are you headed?"
One of the Mexicans puts down his oar, stands up, and shouts, "We are invading the United States of America!"
The crew of the destroyer double over in laughter. When the Captain is finally able to catch his breath, he gets back on the speaker and asks, "Just the four of you?"
The same Mexican stands up again and shouts, "No, we're the last four. The rest are already there!"
It's not the truth that hurts, it's the sudden realization of it, all too late.
"Make your attacker advance through a wall of bullets. I may get killed with my own gun, but he's gonna have to beat me to death with it, cause it's gonna be empty."
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
"Americans have the right and advantage of being armed, unlike the people of other countries, whose leaders are afraid to trust them with arms." - James Madison
SELECTED WEBSITES OF INTEREST
NATIONAL ASSOCIATION of FORMER BORDER PATROL OFFICERS
SOUTHERN ARIZONA CATTLEMEN'S WEEKLY
HUMAN AND DRUG TRAFFIC LAW ENFORCEMENT MATTERS
NEWS AND DISCUSSION OF U.S./MEXICO BORDER ISSUES:
SELECTED BORDER NEWS & FAST AND FURIOUS POSTINGS ON SACPA WEBSITE
BORDER ISSUES: MEXICO
"By calling attention to 'a well regulated militia,' 'the security of the nation,' and the right of each citizen 'to keep and bear arms,' our founding fathers recognized the essentially civilian nature of our economy... The Second Amendment still remains an important declaration of our basic civilian-military relationships in which every citizen must be ready to participate in the defense of his country. For that reason I believe the Second Amendment will always be important." - John F. Kennedy
SUGGESTED READING - BORDER BOOK LIST (for your Christmas List ?):
ONE IF BY LAND by William R. Daniel (2012)
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:
The Art of Intelligence: Lessons from a Life in the CIA’s Clandestine Service by Henry A. Crumpton
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 Superpower 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
"One of the arguments that had been made against gun control was that an armed citizenry was the final bulwark against tyranny. My response had been that untrained, lightly-armed non-soldiers couldn't prevail against a modern army. I had concluded that the qualitative difference in firepower was such that all of the previous rules of guerilla war no longer applied. Both Vietnam and Afghanistan demonstrated that wasn't true. Repelling an armed invasion is not something that American citizens are likely to face, but the possibility of a despotic government coming to power is not wholly unthinkable. One of the sequellae of Vietnam was the rise of the Khmer Rouge and slaughter of perhaps a million Cambodian citizens. Those citizens, like the Jews in Germany or the Armenians in Turkey, were unarmed and thus utterly and completely defenseless against police and paramilitary. An armed minority was able to kill and terrorize unarmed victims with total impunity." – Paul Hagar