Is it any wonder why we are having the issues with illegal immigration when a building guarded by Mexican Treasury Officials is found to have a tunnel under the border in Tijuana?
This is the biggest problem we face as a country, not immigration or terrorism, but that we expect other nations to play by the same ethical and moral rules that we do. So we set up a level of behavior for our soldiers and border agents to follow that essentially makes them ineffective.
And for our soldiers serving overseas, sitting targets. Combine that with a media that is obsessed with any misstep of our troops and delights in the evening body count.
My heart goes out to these border agents and soldiers. They are fighting a battle against unethical people being held to the highest ethical standards in the history of armed forces. And they have harpies ready to pounce on them the minute they screw up. While I am not advocating a lawless military or police services, we also must give these people the tools and leeway to win.
More than 50 tunnels have been discovered under the US-Mexico border. Increased border surveillance following 9-11 is thought to have prompted drug smugglers to go underground to avoid detection.
The latest discovery was made inside an area guarded by Mexican Treasury Department officials. Officials are investigating how the 32-foot long tunnel was able to operate so close to where federal officials were on duty. via KTRE-TV