Admittedly, we sat on this story for a few weeks. Initial reports that we read from the Cypress Times and Examiner and other sources left the validity of story somewhat hazy. While there were at least two police sources that had confirmed the story, according to reports, there were dozens that completely denied it, including direct calls to the sheriff’s office.
It was hard to believe at first, though we suspected it was a legitimate report from alternative media. Today, a link to a new Examiner story via Check It News seems to finally confirm that a Texas rancher’s land has been seized by Mexico’s notorious Los Zetas drug cartel. Los Zetas is reported to be a powerful drug cartel made up of ex-military soldiers who were originally trained by the United States to fight against drug cartels. Once other drug cartel leaders were eliminated, Los Zetas stepped in to take over drug smuggling, kidnapping and other criminal activities.
After recent reports that a Mexican drug cartel has offered a $1,000,000 bounty for the head of Arizona sheriff Joe Arpaio and the fact that hundreds of acres of sovereign U.S. land has been closed to the public due to drug smuggling, it is becoming clear that the violence is no longer being restricted to just Mexico.
According to the Examiner, we are now faced with Mexican drug cartels violating the sovereign rights of the United States:
The police blotter tells the story of the events that unfolded on July 23rd;
â€œOn Friday 7-23-10 Laredo Webb informed that their county SWAT Team is conducting an operation in the Mines Rd. area. According to LT. Garcia with LSO (Laredo Sheriff Office) received a call from a ranch owner stating that the Zetas had taken over his ranch. As per the 17 (reporting person) he informed them that they stated La Compania (area name for Zetas) was taking the ranch and no one was permitted on the ranch without permission. SO (Sheriff Office) will have an unmarked green Ford Taurus with two officers stationed at Los Compadres and a white Chevy Tahoe with two officers stationed at Mineral Rd. The LSO (Laredo Sheriff Office) will maintain surveillance in the area and advise if action is taken. Susp (suspect) Veh (vehicle) are described as a gray or silver Audi, a BLK (black) Escalade or Navigator and a van truck with a logo of a car wash spot free on the side. Border Patrol also has their response team on scene. Also known info of BMWâ€™s and Corvettes entering and leaving the area. Auth LT Lichtenberger if assistance is requested LPD (Laredo Police Department) will secure the outer perimeter. (07/24/10 07:42:10 NR1873)â€
Cartels have crossed the sovereign borders of the United States causing multiple agencies to respond and the end result was a media blackout. Itâ€™s well documented that media blackouts in Mexico are happening because the cartels are threatening reporters and news outlets with bodily harm. The question is why American law enforcement agencies are giving reporters the â€œWe can neither confirm nor deny the incident happened line?â€
The approximate location of the U.S. ranch taken by the Zetas was 10 miles northwest of I-35 off Mines Road and Minerales Annex Road.
What, exactly, is the reason that south Texas police and federal border patrol refused to provide information about this to the media?
If we had to guess, it’s because no one in the media pressed them enough. This story had to be kept under wraps, especially considering the illegal immigration debate fermenting throughout the United States.
One question to ask is, if survivalist-types, right wing Christians and ex-US military veterans are prime suspects for domestic terrorism, then what would we call an invading foreign drug cartel that has taken control of private land, by force, owned by a citizen of the United States?
We suspect that even this story will fall short of convincing those who believe anti-illegal immigration legislation is racist to begin considering serious border security measures. Until proponents of open borders in the north become directly affected by the violence and crime occurring in Texas, Arizona, southern California, and New Mexico, they will not change their opinions.
And so long as state and federal governments, and the mainstream media do not put pressure on drug cartels and the violence in the southern border states, the invading criminals will continue with their activities, expanding even further into America. Rather than deploying the National Guard to police US citizens, perhaps it’s time that they be used for what they were intended, defending our borders from foreign invasion.