The corridor of killing
What if they gave a war and the MSM ignored it?
Well, it’s here. Michael Marizco in Tuscon Weekly has provided one of the most compelling stories of the Arizona border war that I’ve seen. Although I consider myself fairly well informed, much of the report comes as a surprise to me. But, I’m sure it’s no great surprise to US and Mexican citizens who live in the border counties.
Hired assassins, narco traffickers, human smugglers, and bandits who prey on each other and citizens alike, the situation has only become more critical with a DEA hiring freeze.
“They don’t track the number of actual crossers. There’s really no will to do that, because it would just alarm the American public,” says T.J. Bonner, president of the National Border Patrol Council, the agency’s union.
But, as Marizco writes, the Feds don’t seem to have a clue as to how to get control of the situation.
At no time has Arizona had so many federal agents working here. But these agents’ focus is on operations, with few resources thrown to intelligence. The federal agencies don’t understand what is happening. The tendency is to react only to events they know about, not seeing the storm moving in, experts say.
I’m not sure who these “experts” are, and the author doesn’t identify them. But, this is an outstanding piece of reporting, from both sides of the border, and I encourage you to read it all