Tuesday, August 07, 2007

HOT OFF THE SHOW! Ramos & Compean Update

Ramos and Compean

If you're following this story (and everyone should) you know that the latest on the controversial imprisonment of two of our border agents, Ramos and Compean is that thanks to the persistance of Rep. Dana Rohrabacher, it was discovered that the Mexican drug smuggler that one of the agents shot in the buttocks as he was fleeing their persuit, was granted six border crossing passes to enter the U.S. — including two after he was linked by federal law enforcement to a previous to this case marijuana smuggling effort.

Osvaldo Aldrete-Davila - Drug Smuggler

Copies of the six crossing cards, were released last Wednesday by Rohrabacher:

“The whole episode stinks, and now we are beginning to see evidence of just how rotten it really is.” -Rep. Dana Rohrabacher, R-Calif.

John Sutton said that the illegal alien smuggler was not, in fact, permitted to travel unescorted into the U.S. after word surfaced that he may have been involved with a subsequent drug shipment. From there on out, he was escorted personally by federal agents to the U.S.”

Excuse me? He certainly wasn't with an escort when caught by Ramos and Compean! So why is Sutton and others so bent on the severity of this case?

Duncan Hunter, presidential candidate on the GOP ticket, said Ramos and Compean received sentences (11 and 12 years respectively) that are longer than for some murderers.

Today was our LIVE show so it is not in the archives, but you can order a CD of the show covering the particulars of this. See how to order here.

This case is just one example of the insanity surrounding our border issues. WorldNetDaily reported on this a year ago:

Uniformed Mexicans with guns, bulldozer seize drug-bust truck from Border Patrol:

U.S. Border Patrol agents were backed down by armed men, dressed in what appeared to be Mexican military uniforms and carrying military weapons, who seized a captured dump truck filled with marijuana from the U.S. agents and dragged it across the border into Mexico with a bulldozer.

The border incident occurred when Border Patrol agents attempted to pull over a dump truck on Interstate 10 in Hudspeth County, Texas. The driver fled from the agents, exiting the freeway and driving toward the Rio Grande which runs within 2 miles of the interstate in this portion of West Texas.

The driver abandoned the truck after it became stuck in the river bed, escaping into Mexico. Agents called for reinforcement from the Texas state troopers and Hudspeth County sheriff and began unloading the haul – estimated to have been nearly 3 tons – when everything changed.

As both sides faced off, a bulldozer appeared from the Mexico side of the river and was used by the armed men to pull the dump truck – and the two-thirds of the marijuana that had not yet been unloaded – into Mexico. The bulldozer, Doyal said, is believed to be used regularly to make makeshift crossings over the Rio Grande.

los Zetas -Mexican drug commandos

As WorldNetDaily has reported, there are widespread reports of U.S.-trained Mexican commandos, called the Zetas, making cross-border runs into U.S. territory in military-style vehicles, armed with automatic weapons.

The Zetas were trained as elite commandos by U.S. forces to combat the drug cartels, but they have switched sides and are working for the drug smugglers in the border area posing a special hazard to American law enforcement and Border Patrol agents, according to a U.S. Justice Department memo. Under the control of reputed drug kingpin Joaquin "El Chapo" Guzman, the Zetas are conducting a bloody war for control of the entire southern border in an effort to secure a monopoly on drug-smuggling and people-smuggling routes.

See the whole story here.


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