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An Endless Scavenger Hunt

192779_5_Originally posted at American Thinker

Recently a disturbing story emerged out of Texas wherein Benny Martinez, chief deputy for the Brooks County Sheriff’s Office, had the unfortunate assignment to accompany a justice of the peace to a location where the skeletal remains of an illegal immigrant had been found.

The deceased must have succumbed to the type of ghastly death that comes as a result of dehydration and heat stroke. Worse yet, the positioning of the bones indicated clear signs that animals had actively fed upon the corpse.
Border Agents report that thus far, a total of 42 bodies have been found this year alone in desert fields and ranches around Texas.

As for the poor fellow whose brittle, sunbaked frame was found under a mesquite tree, after making the dangerous three- or four-day journey searching in vain for a checkpoint in the hot sun, he apparently gave up hope.

According to Bob Price of Breitbart Texas, who reported the story and had accompanied Martinez in surveying the terrain, “Animals had taken their toll on the body as there were mostly skeletal remains. The skull was located about ten feet away from the rest of the body.”

What’s unnerving about the mental picture the story evokes is that, besides being horrific, a skeleton with its bones picked clean offers an illustration of what America may eventually look like if this illegal incursion keeps up.

This particular illegal immigrant did not make it all the way to the Promised Land, thus his lifeless body became lunch for the local wildlife. Still, many of his brethren are safely completing the trip and bringing with them death, disease, and malicious intent, all of which threaten to end the lives of many more than the 42 illegal aliens who died after collapsing in the desert.

In fact, the onslaught of potential predators trekking north is figuratively poised to do to America exactly what was done to that decomposed carcass lying under the tree on that Texas ranch.
Thanks to the president’s wooing, combined with lax immigration policies, some who set out to accept his open invitation do unfortunately perish. But by comparison, many more make it all the way to the bureaucratic buffet Barack Obama has set out before them.

At this very moment, illegal immigrants are headed our way with the express intent to feed off of America physically, economically, socially, and spiritually, reducing Barack Obama’s immigration reform crisis to an endless scavenger hunt where millions are being lured by a tantalizing assortment of government goodies the president has placed like crumbs along the so-called “path to citizenship.”

If the liberal vision of flooding this country with millions of Third World refugees actually comes to pass, all that will be left after the feeding frenzy is over will be skeletal remains.

As a six-year fight to maintain our sovereignty challenges our corporate energy, it would be best for America to learn from the desiccated cadaver found by Border Patrol agents in Texas and refuse as a nation to capitulate to the socialist onslaught currently depleting our resolve.

Because rest assured, if America does lay down, even for a second, what will be left of this once-great nation will be nothing more than a headless corpse in the desert whose bones have been picked clean.

The untimely and unnecessary death of Agent Terry

Originally posted at American Thinker blog

Taking a page from the drug cartels that fearlessly take on Mexican Marines in gun battles, bandits north of the border between Arizona and Mexico felt invincible enough to challenge and kill a US border agent.

Agent Brian A. Terry was “shot dead after he confronted several suspects while on duty with a special tactical team in a mountainous area a few miles northwest of the border city of Nogales.” Apparently, armed banditos figured, “Hey, America doesn’t stop us from crossing over, robbing and raping illegals entering Arizona from Mexico, so what’s a few dead border patrol agents?”

The shooting comes amid growing concern in the United States over the potential for drug cartel violence to spill across the border from Mexico, where more than 33,000 people have been killed since President Vicente Calderon took office in 2006 and vowed to crush the cartels.

Brian Terry , who was gunned down, was a 40 year-old former Marine and ex- metro Detroit police officer.  Although able to survive the mean streets of Detroit as well as surmount the challenges of the US Marine Corps, Brian couldn’t survive a band of illegal marauders causing havoc on the Arizona-Mexican border.

Santa Cruz County Sheriff Tony Estrada said the assailants were likely … either smugglers who use the rugged, mountainous area west of Nogales to haul both drugs and illegal immigrants into the United States, or bandits who frequently prey on them.

Terry was “part of an elite squad similar to a police SWAT team that was sent to the remote areas of north Nogales known for border banditry, drug smuggling and violence.”  Obviously an American patriot, Brian’s sister said: “His dream all his life was to be a federal agent.  It was always ‘I want to be a cop; I want to get the bad guys.'”  Well, the tragedy is that illegal bad guys got Agent Terry instead.

The Sheriff said, “We don’t know if they were protecting a load or preying on people who were coming through … the area … with drugs or humans.” Does it matter? Agent Brian Terry is dead.

Brian Terry’s sister said that being a US Border Patrol agent was “his life. He said it was very dangerous but he loved what he did and wanted to make a difference,” – on a border that DHS Secretary Janet Napolitano insists is “more secure than ever before.”

T.J. Bonner, president of the National Border Patrol Council said, “This is a sign that the politicians and bureaucrats are overly optimistic in their assessment that the borders are more secure now than at any point in our history.”

Instead of condolences, Janet and Barack both owe Agent Terry’s family an apology.

Rather than spend ten days with their beloved son and brother over Christmas, the Terry family will be prematurely burying a United States veteran who needlessly lost his life on American soil.

The harsh truth is that Agent Terry is being laid to rest thanks to a lax Obama administration whose policies have allowed our nation to be invaded from the south and whose ridiculous concern over unfair racial profiling takes precedence over dead Border Patrol agents.

CBP Commissioner Alan Bersin said, “Our commitment to Agent Terry and his family is that we will do everything possible to bring to justice those responsible for this despicable act.”  Someone should inform the well-meaning commissioner that true justice is impossible because those responsible for Agent Terry’s untimely death are in Washington DC, safely ensconced in positions of political power and far from the danger on the border.

Boulders and Bullets on the Border – American Thinker Blog – June 11, 2010

Originally posted at American Thinker

No one wants to see a person shot and killed let alone a 15-year-old child.  However, Sergio Adrian Hernandez Huereka, would not be prematurely occupying a gray, metal casket if he hadn’t tried to cross the border from Mexico into the U.S. and wasn’t part and party to throwing boulders at border patrol officers near El Paso, Texas.

Huereka was allegedly attempting to enter the United States with a group of rowdy youths when U.S. officers, riding bicycles, “were assaulted with rocks.”   Under attack, “at least one agent discharged his firearm,” hitting Sergio in the head and killing the boy.

The shooting took place “beneath a railroad bridge linking Mexico with the United States.”  Subsequent to the shooting, a large banner was unfurled from the overpass reading, “U.S. Border Patrol we worry about the violence in Mex [sic] and murders and now you. Viva Mexico!”

In a two-room adobe in Juarez, the dead teenager’s sister cried “Damn them! Damn them!” Rather than condemn the obvious danger of illegal activity, Huereka’s family cursed the agents for protecting themselves from being “assaulted with rocks” and buried alive under “a barrage of big stones.”

In response to the boy’s death the family called for “justice.”  Sergio’s father, Jesus Hernandez said “They killed my little boy and the only thing I ask is for the law to be applied.” Law, what law?

A few weeks ago, another illegal immigrant died from a stun gun shock at the San Ysidro border between San Diego and Tijuana. Instead of encouraging Mexican citizens to abide by U.S. immigration law, Mexican President Felipe Calderon indignantly responded by pledging his government will “use all resources available to protect the rights of Mexican migrants.”

Sergio Adrian Hernandez was eulogized as a soccer playing, junior high graduate with high grades and exceptional behavior.  The deceased boy’s sister claimed Hernandez- Huereka was shot after visiting with his older brother who works at the border customs office. Afterwards, Sergio supposedly met up with friends and hung out by the river.  His grieving family said, “That was his mistake, to have gone to the river that is why they killed him.”

It is hard to believe border patrol agents were mistakenly caught in the middle of boyish frivolity in the form of pelting police officers with boulders.  Agents instructed the rock throwers to cease and “back off,” but the cascade persisted.  According to T.J. Bonner, president of the union representing Border Patrol agents, assaulting a border agent with stones is considered “a deadly force encounter, one that justifies the use of deadly force.”

Via Felipe Calderon, the Mexican government “reiterated its rejection of the disproportionate use of force on the part of U.S. authorities.” Mexico’s president forgot to mention the disproportionate number of migrants, crossing over illegally into the United States and how those actions impact the lives and sovereign rights of the American people.

According to Mexico’s Foreign Relations Department, in 2008 five Mexicans were killed or wounded by immigration authorities.  In 2009 that number rose to 12 and climbed all the way to 17 in 2010.  The fact that 850,000 illegal immigrants, including drug traffickers, gun runners and violent criminals, sneak across the border into the United States every year means only 0.002% have been physically harmed by law enforcement officials.

Based on statistics that point toward Border Patrol’s tendency to under react, it’s hard to believe border agents shot Sergio Adrian Hernandez Huereka because he was playfully kicking pebbles around in a border riverbed after sharing lunch with some friends.

UPDATE: Boy shot on the border had numerous smuggling arrests.

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