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    Mexican Official Threatens to Unleash Cartels, Flood U.S. With Drugs and Narcotics

    Posted on January 29, 2017

    by sundance

    If people had doubts about the Mexican government being influenced and controlled by drug cartels, well, they can put that doubt away.

    In a stunning segment on Fareed Zakaria’s CNN broadcast today Mexico’s former foreign minister, Jorge Castaneda, states the Mexican government is willing to counter U.S. President Donald Trump policy by unleashing drug cartels upon the U.S. border.

    Watch, and more importantly LISTEN, to his words at 02:10 below:

    This is the most politically explosive admission by the Mexican government in the past decade. Even Fareed Zakaria realized what was being threatened and quickly attempted to redirect the conversation.

    Castaneda is openly admitting a willingness to promote drug trafficking. Additionally, Jorge Castaneda is so proud of the threat, he even posted a video of the discussion on his own YouTube page.

    However, don’t expect the video to remain in place too long, because the implications here are so politically explosive, and the admission so brutally obvious and threatening, it could undermine the entire argument of the Mexican government and expose an open secret of collusion they would prefer to remain hidden.

    And excellent article written in December of 2016 outlines the strategy of Castaneda as it pertains to fighting Donald Trumps efforts. –SEE HERE–

    Castaneda not only threatens to send drugs, he also threatens to flood the United States will illegal South Americans and openly admits Mexico could stop the border crossings if it wanted to, but instead chooses to use immigration as a weapon against the United States.

    (Via VDare) […] He openly states Mexico should use Central American immigration as a weapon against us [Mexico can use Central-American immigration as bargaining chip with Trump, Univision, December 8, 2016]:

    There has been a surge in Central American immigrants heading for the United States since Donald Trump won the Election in November, according to several initial reports… If this is the case, it is only logical. Trump has vowed to build his wall. It does not matter if Mexico will pay for it or even if the threat is true. It makes perfect sense for anybody hoping to make it to the United States, from Salvador, Honduras or Guatemala, to do so before any wall is put up….If they have relatives in the United States, or if they think that their reception will be better with President Barack Obama still in power until January 20, then their decision is perfectly rational.

    Castaneda recounts how during the Surge of 2014, the Obama Administration pressured Mexico:

    When the first wave of unaccompanied minors came to the United States in July 2014, Mexico complied with the White House request to cooperate in stopping the flow of immigrants. The logic behind it was sound. The goal was to avoid sparking anti-immigrant hysteria in the United States precisely when immigration reform seemed set to prosper.

    My italics! By “hysteria,” Castaneda means provoking Americans who want a sane American immigration policy. (read more)


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      Mexico's Vicente Fox to Trump: We are 'ready for the trade war'


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      Wading into the growing feud between the new White House and Mexico, one of the country’s former presidents on Friday warned President Donald Trump that Mexico is “ready for the trade war” and described relations between the two nations as at one of the lowest points in history.

      Vicente Fox, who served as president of Mexico from 2000 to 2006, appeared on American television programs Friday morning to praise current leader Enrique Peña Nieto for canceling a scheduled meeting with Trump in Washington (Trump claims it was a mutual decision). Peña Nieto was under pressure to change course as Trump continued to insist that Mexico will pay for a border wall between the two countries.

      “Just today President Peña stand in front of this guy Trump, has brought back very strong Mexican spirit, and we're ready for the trade war,” Fox told NBC’s “Today” show. “We're ready, of course, for not paying that wall.”

      Describing the move to cancel the meeting “very wise,” Fox compared Peña Nieto’s decision to another pivotal moment in the history of U.S.-Mexico relations, when Mexican President Lázaro Cárdenas nationalized the oil industry there to the chagrin of American companies in 1938.

      Aside from that event and the U.S.-Mexican War in the 1840s, Fox told NBC, “we are at the very lowest point” in terms of relations between the two countries because of Trump.

      Fox is an outspoken critic of the new American president, and in recent days he has taken to calling out Trump on his immigration policies on Twitter in messages laced with the occasional profanity-turned-hashtag. Among other points, he has asserted, again and again, that Mexico will not pay for Trump’s wall. And on Thursday, he compared Trump to Adolf Hitler and the Republican Party to Nazis.
      Fox kept up his criticism of Trump on Friday, sending the White House this message in an interview with MSNBC: “Señor Trump, please, please grow up. I mean, now you're president of a great nation, of the most powerful nation in the world. Please, grow up. Be or try to be a real president.”

      “Mexico is not paying for the wall,” he added later. “You are paying for the wall. Taxpayers in the United States are paying for the wall.”

      http://www.politico.com/story/2017/0...nte-fox-234266
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      Nikita Khrushchev: "We will bury you"
      "Your grandchildren will live under communism."
      “You Americans are so gullible.
      No, you won’t accept communism outright, but we’ll keep feeding you small doses of socialism until you’ll finally wake up and find you already have communism.
      We won’t have to fight you."
      We’ll so weaken your economy until you’ll fall like overripe fruit into our hands."


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      • Re: Our Escalating Border War

        Border Patrol Shooting Suspects At Large After Fleeing Towards Mexico

        February 3, 2017



        Border Patrol said the search for two gunmen accused of shooting at agents in the Rio Grande Valley area continues.

        The incident happened Friday morning near FM 2520 and Military Highway near San Benito.

        Rio Grande Valley Border Patrol Sector Chief Deputy Raul Ortiz said the incident raised concerns for agents and people living along the border.

        Ortiz said the agency started to notice an increase in border crime between Los Indios and San Benito.

        “So this morning we had a vehicle loaded up with some narcotics,” he said. “Our agents were able to spot the vehicle as it was leaving their river area and engage in a short pursuit.”

        Ortiz said Border Patrol agents tried to stop a van driving north onto Military Highway 281 from the Rio Grande. He said the driver turned the van around and headed back south towards the river.

        “It appears that there were some folks that were waiting for the two subjects to pick them up,” he said.

        Border Patrol agents followed in a short pursuit forcing the suspects abandon the vehicle and escape towards the river.

        “There was an exchange of gunfire on the Mexican side. Our agents were in the area trying to secure the scene,” he said. “We got out team working with our Mexican partners to try and identify who those subjects are.”

        Ortiz said no one was injured.

        Cameron County resident Eriberto Chavez also lives along the border. He thought it was farmers working beyond the fence.

        “The tractors were out here working. They were out for three days with the sugarcane, lots of people working out here,” he said.

        Chavez said he was shocked to learn there was a gunfire exchange. He said he fears for the safety of his children. Although he does notice law enforcement presence in the area, he said it might not change things.

        Ortiz said they continue to work with Mexican law enforcement to identify and capture the two suspects.

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        • Re: Our Escalating Border War

          The New Mexican War

          http://www.thediplomad.com/2017/02/t...n-war.html?m=1

          Saturday, February 11, 2017
          The New Mexican War

          Much has been written, including in this blog, of the threat to America posed by radical Islamic terrorism. Not so much has been written about another threat, perhaps an even greater one. I refer to the threat posed by Mexico to the United States; it is multi-faceted and persistent, and forms a long established core component of Mexico's foreign policy.

          Before I get into the subject let me engage in the usual disclaimer required in our snowflake culture. I have been in Mexico many times both on vacation and for work as a US diplomat. I know Mexico well, am fascinated by its history, and consider Mexico City one of the great cities in the world. If you want outstanding restaurants and, above all, world class museums and other cultural institutions, go to Mexico City.

          That said, I also have long considered Mexico a major threat to America. I have dealt with Mexican diplomats at the UN, the OAS, and in Central and South America. They are first rate. They are patriotic, well-trained, dedicated, and hard working. They, almost to a man and a woman, are also possessed with a deep, deep animus towards the United States. At the UN and the OAS, for example, Mexico, in my experience, played the role of opponent to whatever we sought to do. They not only consistently voted against us, they collaborated with our opponents on resolutions and projects antithetical to our interests, and, for example, refused to oppose Cuban and Venezuelan human rights violations. They rarely passed on an opportunity to stick it in our eye.

          Mexico had a major role in fostering guerrilla groups in Central America during the 1960s, 1970s, and 1980s, backing off only when it became a hindrance to the NAFTA deal with the United States, and when some of the groups began operating in Mexico. Mexico is feared and resented throughout Central America as a bully and for its mistreatment of Central American migrants. The horror stories these migrants tell of their passage through Mexico are hair-raising and heartbreaking.

          I wrote during the recent hysteria over Russian hacking and interference in our 2016 elections that,

          Is there foreign interference in our elections? You bet.

          The biggest offender? Not Russia, but Mexico. Mexican officials publicly called on Mexicans in the US to oppose Trump; Mexico's over fifty--yes, fifty--consulates in the US (here) are hot beds of political activity and activism. Millions of illegal and legal aliens largely from Mexico and Central America vote, yes vote. We need to have an in-depth investigation into Mexico's interference in our elections, an interference that goes well beyond revealing embarrassing DNC texts.

          There. That's an investigation the GOP should endorse, and the new SecState should take up the issue of Mexican interference in our elections.

          That interference in our politics has not ceased since the elections. It, in fact, has increased. Some years ago, I mentioned to a senior colleague in the Bureau of Western Hemisphere Affairs at State, my concern over the openly political activity engaged in by Mexico's consulates and diplomatic personnel in the U.S. She acknowledged it was a problem but not one anybody wanted to take up. *Well, it is now at a stage when it must be taken up. If the Trump administration is serious about protecting our borders and sovereignty the time has come for tough action on Mexico.

          We see this story in the Wall Street Journal (and here) in which Mexican officials, including their diplomats in the US, are seeking to "jam" US courts with contested deportations. The Mexican government has set aside millions of dollars to help illegal Mexican migrants in the US fight efforts to deport them. In addition, Mexico, apparently, is contemplating the grotesque tactic of demanding that we PROVE that deportees are Mexican citizens before Mexico will accept them. In other words, we have to provide the documentation that Mexico failed to provide its own citizens. Mexican officials are holding meetings in Arizona with US politicians warning them about the harm to US-Mexico relations if illegal aliens are deported or prevented from coming to the US. Mexican officials are openly encouraging activists to block deportations. I find this nothing short of outrageous, but, nevertheless, a clear manifestation of the hostility that has long existed in Mexican officialdom for the USA.

          We must not only defend our border but, in my view, it is well past the time for the US to begin shutting down most of these Mexican consulates. There is no justification for Mexico to have over fifty consulates in the US. Had I the power, we would give Mexico one week to close 25-30 consulates. In addition, we would work out a plan to close additional consulates depending on how Mexico behaves. If Mexico, in fact, refuses to take back deportees, then we would need to take additional actions such as shutting down our visa issuance in Mexico, kicking out their ambassador from Washington, closing down the border crossing for periods of time, and even halting remittances to Mexico--just to let Mexico feel the pain. As part, of course, of any comprehensive reform of our immigration laws, no federal money should go to supporting illegal aliens in the US.

          The Southwest USA does not "belong" to Mexico. Mexico, please note, held California for about 25 years; they had Texas for even less time. Spain held the area for a couple hundred years, and we've had it for some 170 years. So enough with that argument. It is tiresome.

          The USA has the right to defend its sovereignty and borders. Mexicans have no right of access to the US any more than anybody else does.
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          Nikita Khrushchev: "We will bury you"
          "Your grandchildren will live under communism."
          “You Americans are so gullible.
          No, you won’t accept communism outright, but we’ll keep feeding you small doses of socialism until you’ll finally wake up and find you already have communism.
          We won’t have to fight you."
          We’ll so weaken your economy until you’ll fall like overripe fruit into our hands."


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          • Re: Our Escalating Border War

            3 Texas Fishermen Shot by Mexican Cartel Gunmen; 2 injured, 1 Dead

            March 17, 2017

            When authorities responded to a “shots fired” call in the rural community of Fronton, Texas, they discovered what witnesses are saying is a case of cross border violence.

            Federal authorities found two fishermen who had been injured and a third killed by gunfire. The two survivors are expected to recover.

            According to KRGV, the men were fishing, minding their own business, when a group of suspected gunmen from the Mexican side fired on them for no apparent reason.

            No additional information was released, and the investigation is ongoing at this time.

            This deadly shooting comes just months after a man was murdered at Falcon Lake by cartel gunmen. Falcon Lake is an area frequently used by Los Zetas for illegal activity such as smuggling drugs and illegal immigrants into the U.S.

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              Reports: Border Patrol Agent Kidnapped, Tortured, Mutilated

              June 11, 2017

              U.S. Customs and Border Protection confirmed that a Border Patrol agent was recovered after being badly injured. Reports coming in from various news outlets say that the agent was tortured and horrifically mutilated.

              On June 10, U.S. Customs and Border Protection released the following statement about the incident:

              “U.S. Customs and Border Protection is assisting in the investigation of a report of an assault against an off-duty Border Patrol agent assigned to the Deming, New Mexico, Border Patrol Station.

              The agent was discovered on the side of the road by a motorist at 11 p.m. MDT. The agent suffered multiple, serious injuries to his head, chest and hands.

              Emergency Medical Services transported the agent to a nearby hospital where he is being treated for his wounds. The agent is in stable condition.

              CBP is working closely with the FBI, Dona Ana County Sheriff’s Office, and the El Paso Police Department on the ongoing investigation. CBP has informed its workforce of this report and has reminded its law enforcement personnel to be alert and aware of their surroundings and potential threats related to their service.”

              That’s the only official word on the incident. However, unofficial information has been leaking out from reporters.

              Brandon Darby, the editor-in-chief for Breitbart Texas, said that Customs and Border Protection did not issue a warning to agents until after he had contacted them.

              Darby later reported that he had hands on a document that identified the border patrol agent and noted that he was kidnapped and assaulted. He says that the FBI is leading the investigation and that, “Agents are advised to remain vigilant and maintain a heightened level of awareness.”

              The area immediately south of the border in the El Paso sector, where the Deming station is located, “is controlled by the Juarez Cartel and their enforcers, La Linea”, according to Darby.

              Robin Zielinski, a photojournalist with Las Cuces Sun-news later released that the Border Patrol agent’s fingers were cut off during the attack.

              Details are still trickling out, but authorities aren’t openly talking about what happened.

              This is a developing story and we will keep you updated. For all of our updates, follow us on Facebook and go to your news feed preferences under your settings, then select that you want to see more of Blue Lives Matter posts in your news feed. Otherwise, Facebook may not show you updates.




              BREAKING: Border Patrol Agent Found Seriously Injured on Side of Roadway after Attack

              June 10, 2017

              An off-duty U.S. Border Patrol agent was discovered on the side of a roadway with serious injuries to his head, chest, and hands, according to officials. The Border Patrol agent appears to have been ruthlessly attacked. Sources first alerted Breitbart Texas to the incident and Customs and Border Protection (CBP) confirmed many of the details on the matter. The Border Patrol agent is assigned to the Deming, New Mexico, Border Patrol Station which is in the El Paso Sector.

              According to CBP:

              “U.S. Customs and Border Protection is assisting in the investigation of a report of an assault against an off-duty Border Patrol agent assigned to the Deming, New Mexico, Border Patrol Station. The agent was discovered on the side of the road by a motorist at 11 p.m. MDT. The agent suffered multiple, serious injuries to his head, chest and hands. Emergency Medical Services transported the agent to a nearby hospital where he is being treated for his wounds. The agent is in stable condition. CBP is working closely with the FBI, Dona Ana County Sheriff’s Office, and the El Paso Police Department on the ongoing investigation. CBP has informed its workforce of this report and has reminded its law enforcement personnel to be alert and aware of their surroundings and potential threats related to their service.”

              The region immediately south of the border in the area is controlled by the Juarez Cartel and their enforcers, La Linea. They operate in the El Paso Sector and are known to abduct individuals and administer torture techniques.

              The fact that the FBI is investigating the matter, rather than just local law enforcement agencies, would indicate that the attack on the Border Patrol agent is due to his employment as a law enforcement officer with the U.S. government.

              Also, the warning issued by CBP to Border Patrol agents indicates that the violent attack was related to the agent’s employment as a law enforcement officer with the U.S. government. The warning shows that CBP feels this attack indicates possible risks to additional agents along the U.S.-Mexico border.

              CBP did not alert the public or other Border Patrol agents until after the agency was contacted by Breitbart Texas. Only after CBP was contacted, did they hurry and publish a statement. A spokesman for CBP contradicts this assertion and claims that they internally notified agents, not the public, prior to being contacted by Breitbart Texas.




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                  Border Patrol Agent from Big Bend Sector Killed in Line of Duty

                  November 19, 2017

                  A U.S. Border Patrol agent died this morning as a result of injuries sustained while on patrol in the Big Bend Sector.

                  Agent Rogelio Martinez and his Big Bend Sector partner were responding to activity while on patrol near Interstate 10, in the Van Horn Station area. Agent Martinez’s partner reported that they were both injured and in need of assistance. Responding agents provided immediate medical care, and transported both agents to a local hospital.

                  Big Bend Sector was later told that Agent Martinez expired from his injuries. His partner remains in the local hospital in serious condition.

                  Border Patrol agents from Big Bend Sector and the Culberson County Sheriff’s Department secured the scene. The Border Patrol’s Special Operations Group and agents from CBP’s Air and Marine Operations are searching the area for potential suspects or witnesses.

                  The Culberson County Sheriff’s Department, Federal Bureau of Investigation, Office of Inspector General, and CBP’s Office of Professional Responsibility are investigating.

                  Our thoughts and prayers are with Agent Martinez and his family, and with the agent who was injured.

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