The only thing necessary for the triumph of evil is for good men to do nothing -- Edmund Burke
Wednesday, February 21, 2007
"Last August, after the Lebanese/Hezbollah war on Israel ended, we observed the irony that one country sending troops to the new, purportedly more effective, United Nations Interim Force in Lebanon (UNIFIL) mandated to keep the peace by ensuring the security of Israel's northern frontier was Malaysia. As we noted, it would be risible were it not terrible that Malaysian troops were expected to serve as neutral buffers between militant Islamism and Israel, given that:........."
"OPEN SEASON ON BORDER PATROL AGENTS
U.S. Government Bribes Illegal Alien for Testimony Against Border Patrol Agent
Mexican Consulate Apparently Running U.S. Border Policy and Directing Political Persecutions of Border Patrol Agents
02-19-07 In another case where our government has politically persecuted a Border Patrol agent, it is now revealed that they bribed an illegal alien so that he would testify against the agent. The illegal alien claimed the agent unjustifiably hit him on the head with a flashlight, requiring several stitches. The illegal alien was given legal status, monetary rewards, and free use of government phones, among other things, so that he could testify in court. After gaining his "legal status" he was caught using said "legal status" to smuggle more illegal aliens into this country (evidently his "injury" didn't keep him from pursuing continued "gainful employment"). Probably not what our esteemed U.S. Attorney's Office had in mind. The result? He was released by our government without prosecution. Sound familiar?
It is clear that the Bush White House has targeted rank-and-file Border Patrol agents, and they are succeeding. The Border Patrol agent in this case had his conviction overturned recently because of more outright lies and misconduct from the overzealous U.S. Attorneys Office.
The Mexican Consulate is now seemingly in complete control of our operations. They not only invade our work stations, but they have ties in the Bush White House and they will not hesitate to see that you are tried for bogus "crimes" while trying to do your job. They hate Border Patrol agents and they want this country to be overrun with illegal aliens. It's that simple. If they can succeed in these continuing bogus "prosecutions" of agents they know that agents will hestitate to do their jobs, increasing the chances that millions of illegal aliens will continue to successfully come here. As usual, the most active agents are by far the most vulnerable. Active agents are the Mexican Consulate's main target. This is not a joke folks. We have two good agents in prison, and it is about to be revealed publicly that the Mexican Consulate told the White House to prosecute them. We have a good deputy sheriff in Texas about to be sentenced to prison (Gilmer Hernandez). We have illegal aliens and smugglers being treated as heroes by our own government. We have an Aguilar regime running the Border Patrol that has proven time and time again that they will not lift one finger to support a rank-and-file agent. Mr. Aguilar and his hundreds of "associate chiefs" and assorted other minions have failed the American people miserably. They have succeeded magnificently in neutering us as an enforcement agency. As they continue to consolidate their power in DC you will see that Sector and Station managers have a decreasing ability to make even the smallest of decisions. Everything will be "run through Headquarters". It's already started.
It's just a matter of time before a political persecution of an agent hits Tucson Sector. Mark our words. The Mexican Consulate will soon try to victimize an agent here.
We encourage all of you to be extremely careful when doing enforcement work. Do not trust OIG (they are certified liars at the highest levels - see below), do not trust some of your managers (unfortunately, to some of them, their career is more important than your hide), do not trust the U.S. Attorneys Office (more certified liars at the highest levels - see below), and most importantly, do not trust that anyone in our government will believe you if illegal aliens and/or smugglers raise bogus allegations against you. Contact a Union steward, one of our attorneys, or LDF immediately if you are involved in any type of incident or if you are questioned about an incident. Legal representation for members is free, with no monetary limit. We can't stress enough that you have to be careful given the current climate, where it is politically expedient to persecute Border Patrol agents for bogus "crimes". We will not represent non-members under any circumstance, but if you suspect you are being targeted we encourage you to seek private counsel, even if it means mortgaging your home.
Read an excellent article on the David Sipe persecution, and subsequent reversal because of the shameful misconduct from the U.S. Attorneys Office here.
*We realize that their are some good AUSAs out there, but unfortunately they are just foot soldiers and they do what they are told (Debra Kanof is an exception, she is a miserable excuse for a federal prosecutor). Johnny Sutton from West Texas is perhaps the worst federal prosecutor we've ever seen. He's obviously an aspiring politician, but how he can even look at himself in the mirror after the political persecution he pulled off on the Ramos and Compean families is amazing. He is a disgusting human being with an agenda."
"Reported UK business fraud increased by almost 40% – from just under £1bn in 2005 to £1.37bn in 2006. But, according to BDO Stoy Hayward, the real figure is likely to be closer to £5bn because just 15% of businesses report fraudulent activity to the police."
“You cannot withdraw from Iraq and be confident that the enemy is not going to follow you. Because the enemy is going to follow you. America can’t detach from the Middle East because the Middle East is not going to detach from America. And America’s going to have to learn to fight this fight to win in a much more prudent and effective way. And there are ways America can fight it more effectively.” — Michael Oren
"Another major source for financing terrorism comes from the illegal drug trade. But following the lead of the September 11 Commission's reports, this Index also ignores the billions of dollars generated by heroin, cocaine and other illegal drugs, which corrupts many governments and destroys millions of lives while filling terrorists' coffers worldwide".
"It has long been believed by many politicians that they can engage the voting public in the game of three card Monte and consistently win. (Three card Monte is a con game in which the victim is tricked into betting incorrectly on which of three face-down cards is the money card that was first shown face up to the victim.)
Mr. Murtha has come up with the novel idea to try the game of one card Monte on the public. It is a sign of the awkward times we are in that it is not yet obvious that the Democratic Party public will be able to pick out the one card (out of the one card that is available from which to chose). "
"Mr. Sipe's felony conviction has been overturned, and despite the way he was treated he is working to rejoin the Border Patrol. But the repercussions of such zealous and aggressive prosecution go well beyond his case. The message to Border Patrol agents, who are assigned to the difficult and dangerous job of protecting our borders, is to worry less about the execution of their duties and more about how things could be made to look in court. Agents, like the rest of us, are not above the law, but government prosecutors must not lose sight of who the criminals are."