Brian Terry, an American hero, was killed Tuesday night in a shootout with illegal armed bandits near Nogales, Arizona. KPHO reports:
National Border Patrol Council President T.J. Bonner said Terry was waiting with three other agents in a remote area north of Nogales late last night when a gun battle with the bandits ensued. No other agents were injured, but one of the suspects was wounded in the shootout. The Border Patrol said that Manuel Arianes, a.k.a. Manuel Arellanes Osorio, was wounded in the gunfight. Arianes, 34, and a Mexican national, was convicted in Maricopa County Superior Court in 2006 for aggravated assault on a police officer, and had been deported to Mexico twice, according to sources familiar with his case. Border Patrol spokesman Eric Cantu and FBI spokeswoman Brenda Lee Nath declined to confirm Bonner's account, but said authorities have four suspects in custody and are searching for a fifth. FBI Special Agent Manuel J. Johnson confirmed authorities were still searching for a fifth suspect. Johnson said Terry died shortly after he was shot about 11:15 p.m. in a remote and rugged area near Rio Rico, just north of Nogales. (Emphasis added).
So, once again, our brave border agents are obliged to conduct law enforcement operations in areas that are ostensibly war zones and require military action. Not only do we send thousands of our boys into the meat grinder to fight a politically correct war on the other side of the world, we have them die on our own soil as well. How did this guy reenter the country after he was apprehended and arrested twice?
The answer is quite simple. Earlier this summer, AFGE National Council 118-ICE, the official union of the rank-and-file ICE agents, issued a vote of no confidence in the politically appointed leadership. The declaration, which passed unanimously, charged the ICE directors as having "abandoned the Agency's core mission of enforcing U.S. Immigration Laws and providing for public safety, and have instead directed their attention to campaigning for programs and policies related to amnesty".
Here is one of their bullet points:
The majority of ICE ERO Officers are prohibited from making street arrests or enforcing immigration laws outside of institutional (jail) setting. This has effectively created “amnesty though policy” for anyone illegally in the United States who has not been arrested by another agency for a criminal violation.
Thus, we see that all of the promises of increasing the border patrol and sending the National Guard to the border are irrelevant because they are ordered not to enforce the law. This is especially evident when the troops are forced to deploy unarmed.
There is nothing more fundamental to the survival of this great nation than the sovereignty of our own borders and the security of every American to live peacefully in this land. It's time to end the nonsensical, empty rhetoric of "securing the borders". We need to give the Mexican government an ultimatum to take control of their northern border and immediately put an end to the illegal crossings. If they fail to take charge of their own sovereignty, then we must secure ours. Conservatives need to push for a full scale military operation to stabilize northern Mexico, kill all of the narco-terrorists, and implement a buffer zone along the Mexican side of the border to ensure that every single Arizonian can live in security. If we can fight wars and gather intelligence along the mountains of Afghanistan, then it should be child's play to secure our own backyard.
Although it is imperative that we stop the Democrats’ and Rinos’ assault on our economic freedom, our number one priority must be the immediate eradication of the Mexican terrorists along our border. Sadly, with this criminal administration in charge, a military operation in Mexico will only lead to more GI's coming home in body bags. The only form of war that they can cogently prosecute with expertise is class warfare. The Democrats and Rinos are like the Navy SEALs of domestic, economic divisions. These “warriors” suddenly lose their temerity when it comes to fighting our enemies. It is high time that conservatives draw a line in the sand and pummel them with the issue of our border war.
Now is the time for Steve King and Lamar Smith to shine and demand accountability from this 5th column president. If they don't act soon, there will be many more patriots like Brian Terry (along with thousands in Afghanistan) who will die on the altar of political correctness. Maybe when Senator Kerry is finished pimping Putin’s treaty, he will explain to us "How you ask a [border agent] to be the last person to die for a lie?"