May 20, 2010

Mexican Pirates Robbing Americans At Gunpoint in Border Lake

Somebody call John Kerry and his swift boat, as it seems he might be useful after all.

While the U.S. government does nothing, the violence and criminality spilling over from Mexico's civil/drug war continues to escalate:

Officials in Zapata are warning boaters on the waters of Falcon Lake to be on alert.

The alert comes after at least three pirate types of attacks within the past month.

Zapata County Sheriff Sigifredo Gonzalez says, "They have been victims of piracy and I dare say that word. They have been robbed by people using AR-15ís or handguns to their heads. It's just not safe to go to the Mexican side anymore."

It's not safe on the American side of this border lake created by the damming of the Rio Grande between Mexico and Texas, either. The most recent event occurred this past Sunday, as suspected Zetas cartel gunmen robbed fishermen in American waters on the lake.

Meanwhile, the Obama Administration, allowing Mexican President Felipe Calderon a soapbox to rant about Arizona's new anti-criminal immigrant law, refuses to do anything to control our southern border or protect American citizens.

Posted by Confederate Yankee at May 20, 2010 08:28 AM

Sounds like a target rich environment. Hook up the boat, lets go fishing.

Posted by: 1sttofight at May 20, 2010 08:36 AM

I' with ya 1sttofight. I was going to write something else until I seen yours. LOL

Posted by: dgj at May 20, 2010 11:20 AM

How about the fact the Mexican president scolds us for the Arizona law. Then when asked about what they do in Mexico? They demand papers and limit the ability of people to move about.

Posted by: David at May 20, 2010 01:08 PM

I have several ideas that could help to reduce some of the problems.
1. End the war on drugs. Legalize everything. If you want an antibiotic, go to Walgreens and buy it. If you need some Percocet, same thing. Why do we have to go to a doctor to obtain medications? The concept does not make sense. I am sure you can argue that doctors know what we need, but try getting an appointment within a week for an urgent need. And from my experience (as a physician) I don't see that doctors are all that great on mundane matters.

The same goes for the hard stuff. Imagine the amount of money saved if we stopped the DEA. There is also a ton of money spent on the after effects of illecit drugs that most people are not aware of.

2. Allow the Mexicans to come here and work. The only thing, illegals can never have citizenship. There children can not become citizens by simply being born here. They can not vote and they can not be in a union. They can not have welfare and can only have unemployment for a short period. Also, they have to surrender there job to a citizen if the citizen wants the job.

This seems fair and answers the concerns of the left about being socially aware.

Posted by: David at May 20, 2010 03:12 PM
This seems fair and answers the concerns of the left about being socially aware.

Without going into the details of your suggestion, I would say that what the left "wants" has little to do with any concrete proposal they demand. What the left wants is power--undiluted power to effect whatever societal change occurs to them. Assuming that agreeing the with left on any proposal will somehow sate their appetite for power is misguided.

Posted by: iconoclast at May 20, 2010 04:24 PM

We are in Texas. We are allowed guns. We are allowed to defend ourselves. I don't see a problem. I happen to have a nice .45 with a 30 round clip. Excellent for fishing so long as you go after one of those 100 pound catfish.

Posted by: Odins Acolyte at May 21, 2010 04:59 PM

We should have Coast Guard gun boats or a couple of Texas Rangers on patrol.

Posted by: kent smith at May 21, 2010 06:13 PM

Clearly that sheriff is a racist white, just look at his name. Siegfriedo...can you say Nazi?

Posted by: Idiot Lefty. at May 23, 2010 08:17 PM

Left/Right it does not matter both sides are brainwashed by propaganda put out by the corporate elite. As long as braindead Americans continue to be divided instead of United the elite will continue to control you.

Posted by: Mike at May 24, 2010 01:38 PM