Posted by: B.C., Imperial Torturer™ in Borders? What Borders?, Homeland Insecurity, President Weeniedick, South of the Border, Spineless Fucks
Illegal “Undocumented” Aliens & Drug Smugglers Free-lance Pharmaceutical Reps Threatening Scientists
In news that will make the members of the National Democratic Socialist Party of America go even more schizophrenic than they already are, our friendly neighbors to the South are scaring the shit out of environmental scientists who are working to study and preserve the wildlife along our border.
PHOENIX — Biologist Karen Krebbs used to study bats in Organ Pipe Cactus National Monument on the Arizona-Mexico border. Then, she got tired of dodging drug smugglers all night.
“I use night-vision goggles, and you could see them very clearly” — caravans of men with guns and huge backpacks full of drugs, trudging through the desert, Krebbs said. After her 10th or 11th time hiding in bushes and behind rocks, she abandoned her research.
“I’m just not willing to risk my neck anymore,” she said.
What’s a Poverty Pimp™ to do when his or her future voting bloc of Shamnesty™-seeking welfare sponges are threatening to kill Mother Gaia’s™ custodians? (And thereby possibly unleashing the wrath of the Eco-Freaks™. Of course, they’ll most likely blame the Eeeeevil BusHitlerCheneyBurton Cabal™ for forcing the Poor, Oppressed Little Brown People™ into the pristine wilderness areas, by not demolishing the border checkpoints and allowing them to simply drive in, unfettered and unmolested.)
Across the southwestern U.S. border and in northern Mexico, scientists such as Krebbs say their work is increasingly threatened by smugglers as tighter border security pushes trafficking into the most remote areas where botanists, zoologists and geologists do their research.
Yeeeeeeeeeah. The continuing rise in the number of
illegal aliens “undocumented workers” around the country sure do show how much “tighter” the border is. How many miles of that vaunted, much-ballyhooed border fence have been installed so far?
“In the last year, it’s gotten much worse,” said Jack Childs, who uses infrared cameras to study endangered jaguars in eastern Arizona. He loses one or two of the cameras every month to smugglers.
Scientists, especially those working on the Mexican side of the border, have long shared the wilderness with marijuana growers and immigrants trying to enter the United States illegally. But tension is rising because of crackdowns on smugglers by the Mexican military (Ha!—B.), increased vigilance in the Caribbean Sea, new border fences (Ha! again—B.), air patrols, a buildup of U.S. Border Patrol agents and a turf war between cartels.
With the Messican military escorting drug dealers across the border and the above-referenced joke of a fencing project, we’ll have to throw The Bullshit Flag™ on at least part of that last paragraph.
Scientists say things have gotten more uncomfortable since 2001, when the United States began fortifying its border after the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks. (Ha! once more—B.) In 2006, the Border Patrol embarked on a hiring spree, with plans to raise its personnel from 12,000 to 18,000 by the end of 2008. (And promptly tie their hands behind their backs and jail them should they be so uppity and, ya’ know, actually enforce the laws & guard the border.—B.)
Smugglers have responded with violence. Assaults on Border Patrol agents are occurring at a record pace, with 250 attacks reported from Oct. 1 to Dec. 16, an increase of 38 percent over 2006.
Something you’d never know, judging by the deafening silence from the Lamestream Midiots™ and the denizens of the Whorehouse on the Potomac™. Of course, what’s more important: The fact that there’s a real-life war being waged on our border or how dilated Jamie Lynn Spears’ cervix is? “You Decide™”
Go read the rest. We’ve got some shrimp that are just dying to become dinner for all kinds of saltwater-swimming snacks.
Y’all have a safe and Floppy Gnu Ear.