One US Border Agent Shot Dead, Second Injured in Shooting Near Naco, AZ at Brian Terry Station, A Known Drug Corridor
BREAKING … As reported at Fox News, two US Border agents have been shot near Naco, AZ, a known drug smuggling corridor. One US Border agent has been killed, the other injured. The names of the Border Patrol agents have not been released. The shooting occurred at the Brian Terry Station near Naco, AZ, which is just south of Tucson.
Two U.S. Border Patrol agents were shot, one fatally, Tuesday morning in an area south Arizona known as a major drug-smuggling corridor, authorities said.
The identities of the agents were not immediately released, but the shooting occurred at the Brian Terry Station near Naco, Ariz., which is just south of Tucson. The station was named after an agent who was killed in the line of duty in December 2010.
Our thoughts and prayers go out to the slain border patrols family, friends and loved ones.
Just a couple of days after Univision released a video and showed a connection between the Fast & Furious gun walking program and the deaths and massacre of Mexican teens at the hands of drug cartels, we have this.
UPDATE I: The injured agent has been airlifted to the hospital,” Crystal Amarillas, a spokeswoman for the U.S. Border Patrol in Tuscon, said in a statement to KVOA.com.
Attorney General Eric Holder Plays the Victim Card, Says Republicans Made Him a ‘proxy’ to Attack President Obama
Well, if Democrats can’t play the race card, they are all too willing to play the victim card … or both.
Attorney General Eric Holder has played the victim card. Holder stated that the Republican House have made the “Fast & Furious” gun walking program a politically motivated investigation during an election year and used him as a proxy to attack President Obama. The House voted last week to hold Eric Holder in criminal and civil Contempt of Congress. Actually, the only reason why the “Fast & Furious” scandal has lead to an election year was because of the delay and stall tactics by Holder. Had he handed over the requested documents when they were first asked for, this would have been over months ago. Instead Holder wants to play the victim, but like states at The Gateway Pundit, this could have nothing to do with getting documents and information as to the gun walking program and the death of border agent Brian Terry and finding answers for the slain agent’s family.
Ya got my back, right dude?
Attorney General Eric H. Holder Jr. sharply criticized lawmakers Monday for voting to hold him in contempt of Congress last week, saying Republicans have made him a “proxy” to attack President Obama in an election year.
In his first interview since Thursday’s vote, Holder said lawmakers have used an investigation of a botched gun-tracking operation as a way to seek retribution against the Justice Department for its policies on a host of issues, including immigration, voting rights and gay marriage. He said the chairman of the committee leading the inquiry, Rep. Darrell Issa (R-Calif.), is engaging in political theater as the Justice Department tries to focus on public safety.
“I’ve been doing all of these things all the time Darrell Issa and his band have been nipping at my heels,” a defiant Holder said. “They’ve been nipping, but I’ve been walking.”
Brian Terry, the real victim in “Fast & Furious”
So let’s get this correct, Eric Holder thinks he has done nothing wrong and this is all about an concerted effort to get Barack Obama? Really Mr. Holder, that is your final answer? Who is playing politics? Could anyone really be this arrogant? It is hard to believe that a White House could be so insensitive to a slain border agent’s family in refusing to get to the bottom of what happened, who knew what and when. A note to the Honorable Eric Holder, the only victim is Brian Terry, his family and the individuals killed in Mexico as a result of this failed program.
Executive Privilege … Dennis K. Burke, Obama Contributor Who Helped Enact Assault-Weapons Ban, Ran ‘Fast and Furious’
Things that make you go hmmm … As stated at Weasel Zippers, maybe we see the reason for “executive privilege”, everything points directly to Obama policy.
From CNS News:
Dennis K. Burke, who as a lawyer for the Democrats on the Senate Judiciary Committee in the 1990s was a key player behind the enactment of the 1994 assault-weapons ban, and who then went on to become Arizona Gov. Janet Napolitano’s chief of staff, and a contributor to Barack Obama’s 2008 presidential primary campaign, and then a member of Obama’s transition team focusing on border-enforcement issues, ended up in the Obama administration as the U.S. attorney in Arizona responsible for overseeing Operation Fast and Furious. (read the full article at CNS News.com)
Arizona Sheriff Joe Arpaio: “I’m Not Stopping Anything” … “I am not going to Bend to the Feds when there are State Laws to Enforce”
Obama’s war on the States …
Yesterday, Sheriff Joe Apraio was on Fox News with Neil Cavuto discussing the Court’s ruling as to the Arizona illegal immigration laws. Arizona Sheriff Joe Apraio said that there seems to be a war on Arizona over this illegal immigration problem. Apraio also went on to say, “I’m Not Stopping Anything”.
VIDEO Hat Tip – Real Clear Politics
“I’m not stopping anything. I’m going to continue to enforce those state laws regardless of what the federal government is trying to put pressure on me to satisfy all these activists, which by the way are in front of my building right now.”
“Three and half years they’ve been in front of my building. So, I’m not going to bend to the federal government, especially when we still have state laws to enforce.”
Let’s just take a moment to remember the Presidential oath of Office that Barack Hussin Obama took. I guess we know know what Obama’s best ability is of defending the Constitution.
ROBERTS: Are you prepared to take the oath, Senator?
OBAMA: I am.
ROBERTS: I, Barack Hussein Obama…
OBAMA: I, Barack…
ROBERTS: … do solemnly swear…
OBAMA: I, Barack Hussein Obama, do solemnly swear…
ROBERTS: … that I will execute the office of president to the United States faithfully…
OBAMA: … that I will execute…
ROBERTS: … faithfully the office of president of the United States…
OBAMA: … the office of president of the United States faithfully…
ROBERTS: … and will to the best of my ability…
OBAMA: … and will to the best of my ability…
ROBERTS: … preserve, protect and defend the Constitution of the United States.
OBAMA: … preserve, protect and defend the Constitution of the United States.
ROBERTS: So help you God?
OBAMA: So help me God.
AZ Governor Jan Brewer in Response to SCOTUS Ruling on Arizona Immigration Law S.B. 1070 … Then to Homeland Security, Napolitano & Obama Suspend 287(g) Agreements … Drop Dead Arizona (VIDEO)
HOPE AND CHANGE, OBAMA VINDICTIVE STYLE …
First Arizona Jan Governor responds to the US Supreme Court ‘s ruling on Arizona’s Immigration Law S.S. 1070, then 3 hours later Brewer and the citizens of Arizona were presented with the Obama White House and Homeland’s Security’s vindictive reprisal. Homeland Security and Janet Napalitano suspended the seven 287(g) task force agreements with Arizona law enforcement officials.
In an exclusive interview with Breitbart News today, Gov. Jan Brewer (R-AZ), the woman who signed into law SB 1070, the controversial bill dealing with illegal immigration upheld in part by the Supreme Court today, called the ruling a “victory” but added that the federal government was continuing to place Arizona “under assault.”
“I believe that this Supreme Court unanimously upheld the section that it is the heart of the bill,” she said. “It’s a victory for the rule of law and the 10th amendment.”
See VIDEO HERE.
No sooner did the SCOTUS make their decision and the Obama Administration attacked in only the vindictive nature that they know how suspended the 287(g) agreements with Arizona that allowed state and federal authorities to work together in battling illegal immigration. Wow, the Obama Administration just declared war on Arizona. Feds set up a hotline for people to nark on the state officials for so-called civil rights violations. This is the equivalence to a ‘wanted poster’ for state authorities doing their job as voted unanimously bt the SCOTUS. What on earth is going on?
DROP DEAD ARIZONA
Video Hat Tip: Mediaite
Following the Supreme Court decision about Arizona’s immigration law, Greta Van Susteren spoke with Arizona Governor Jan Brewer, who wasn’t sky in holding back her feelings about the decision. Brewer — who you may recall had a brief, finger-wagging encounter with President Obama — criticized the current administration for abandoning Arizona, and not letting her protect her state’s citizens.
“This is politics at its best,” Brewer said of the decision, expressing the rescinding of 287(g) privileges, which would allow law enforcement to use a database system to verify citizenship status. From the beginning, she said, the Obama administration has “downplayed the border situation Arizona” faces daily. And they sued the state “for trying to protect the citizens.”
It is obvious that Barack Obama must go. No one will be able to deal with a President who will not enforce the rule of law in America when he decides as a King that he does not want to. It is impossible to deal with the obstruction of the Obama Administration and Attorney general Eric Holder with regards to ‘Fast and Furious’ and now when they do not get their way, they try and punish a state. There must be comprehensive immigration reform in the US; however, Obama is hardly the honest broker to have as President to ever attempt such a change. Obama changed immigration law last week by executive fiat in stating that only a certain group of people will be granted amnesty. Even though he had previously stated he did not have the authority.
Barack Obama can kiss the state of Arizona goodbye in the 2012 Presidential election.
UPDATE I: More from AZ Gov. Jan Brewer and Obama says Drop Dead Arizona from the Politico. Also, the commentary from Rush Limbaugh regarding ‘The Regime Refuses to Enforce the Border and Tells the State of Arizona to Go to Hell’. Limbaugh went on to say, “He has written off the state of Texas. He’s written off white, working families. He’s now written off the state of Arizona. Arizona was a state that was in play. I don’t even understand why, but it was a state that was in play according to all the experts and all the presidential polling data. Well, not any longer! Arizona is… He doesn’t care.”
“It just is incomprehensible to think that this has all taken place today. And it ticks me off. I think that it should tick the people of America off,” she added. “And it’s almost become apparent that they can do whatever they darn well want! They don’t want to enforce their laws. They won’t let us help them enforce their laws.” [...]
Brewer also criticized the policy shift in an interview with John King of CNN.
“They arbitrarily single out Arizona and sent a bomb, if you will, across our bow and made Arizona once again a target,” she said. “The people of America ought to be outraged. This is absolutely an assault.”
Following SCOTUS Decison on Arizona Immigration, Homeland Security Suspends Immigration Agreements With Arizona Police
Talk about vindictive … Once again King Obama speaks and disregards the US Constitution, the US Supreme Court and his Oath of office … How’s that “hopey, changey” thing working out for you America?
In yet another act of Executive defiance, Barack Obama’s Homeland Security suspends Immigration agreements with Arizona police over enforcement of federal immigration laws. They have issued a a directive telling federal authorities to decline many of the calls reporting cases of illegal immigration. The following is an act of a sore loser President. On Monday the administration officials also said they are ending the seven 287(g) task force agreements with Arizona law enforcement officials, which proactively had granted some local police the powers to enforce immigration laws. UNREAL. So much for the rule of law and separation of powers. We have a President who thinks he is King.
The Obama administration said Monday it is suspending existing agreements with Arizona police over enforcement of federal immigration laws, and said it has issued a directive telling federal authorities to decline many of the calls reporting illegal immigrants that the Homeland Security Department may get from Arizona police.
Administration officials, speaking on condition they not be named, told reporters they expect to see an increase in the number of calls they get from Arizona police — but that won’t change President Obama’s decision to limit whom the government actually tries to detain and deport.
“We will not be issuing detainers on individuals unless they clearly meet our defined priorities,” one official said in a telephone briefing.
The official said that despite the increased number of calls, which presumably means more illegal immigrants being reported, the Homeland Security Department is unlikely to detain a significantly higher number of people and won’t be boosting personnel to handle the new calls.
The Lonely Conservative says, why should we be surprised by the actions of the Obama Administration. If this is how they act, when the SCOTUS rules, could you imagine what Obama and his henchman will do of the Court strikes down Obamacare?
So this is what you get when you dare go against Barack Obama, you wind up on his enemies list. As stated at the PJ Tatler, This is a political maneuver designed to punish Arizona. Barack Obama congratulates the Muslim Brotherhood on their victory in the Egyptian Presidency, yet attack a US State and tries to make an example out of them because they dare defy der Obama on enforcing illegal immigration. Obama must be voted out in 2012, can you only imagine the disregard of the people and the US Constitution with a lame duck President?
It also tells us that the administration has given up on winning Arizona, which until recently was considered a swing state, this fall. Obama has written it off, and is now going Soviet on it to make it an example to others. He is essentially kicking Arizona out of whatever is left of the federal government’s border enforcement, declaring to smugglers and traffickers that Arizona is very much on its own.
LIAR & The Friday Night Document Dump: AG Eric Holder Knew About Fast & Furious the Day Border Agent Brian Terry Was Murdered
Eric Holder … HE LIED!!!
Once again the DOJ had a Friday night document dump. You know what that means, more docs they don’t want anyone to report on. However, that did not stop the Daily Caller. A document released this weekend shows that Eric Holder was notified of Fast and Furious the day Border Patrol agent Brian Terry was murdered in Arizona.
Attorney General Eric Holder’s Department of Justice dumped documents related to Operation Fast and Furious on congressional officials late Friday night. Central to this document dump is a series of emails showing Holder was informed of slain Border Patrol agent Brian Terry’s murder on the day it happened – December 15, 2010.
An email from one official, whose name has been redacted from the document, to now-former Arizona U.S. Attorney Dennis Burke reads: “On December 14, 2010, a BORTAC agent working in the Nogales, AZ AOR was shot. The agent was conducting Border Patrol operations 18 miles north of the international boundary when he encountered [redacted word] unidentified subjects. Shots were exchanged resulting in the agent being shot. At this time, the agent is being transported to an area where he can be air lifted to an emergency medical center.”
That email was sent at 2:31 a.m. on the day Terry was shot. One hour later, a follow-up email read: “Our agent has passed away.”
So how does 5 months turn into a couple of weeks? It does when it comes to the Barack Obama administration. Remember back on May 3, 2011 Attorney General Eric Holder testified under oath before a Congressional committee that he first heard of Fast and Furious in the last few weeks. Can we say liar? Can we say perjury?
As stated at Big Government, Fast and Furious just took a new turn. It is time for Eric Holder to resign. If his actions with the Black Panther party and the voter intimidation case was not bad enough, it is becoming quite obvious that Holder knew about Fast and Furious and he lied. Time to say goodbye.
I wonder whether the MSM will cover this story?
File this one under, are you serious!
US federal officials plan on creating a self serve border crossing between the US and Mexico. That is correct, an unmanned border crossing with Mexico. It is supposed to improve security, because agents will be monitoring things from 100 miles away. Who’s brilliant idea was this? The United States already has a problem with Mexicans illegally crossing into America so now we are going to create an EZ Pass for them to do so. Oh but wait, we will monitor it from 100′s of miles away so when we see something go wrong, what will be the response time?
This hardly seems a time the U.S. would be willing to allow people to cross the border legally from Mexico without a customs officer in sight. But in this rugged, remote West Texas terrain where wading across the shallow Rio Grande undetected is all too easy, federal authorities are touting a proposal to open an unmanned port of entry as a security upgrade.
By the spring, kiosks could open up in Big Bend National Park allowing people from the tiny Mexican town of Boquillas del Carmen to scan their identity documents and talk to a customs officer in another location, at least 100 miles away.
The crossing, which would be the nation’s first such port of entry with Mexico, has sparked opposition from some who see it as counterintuitive in these days of heightened border security.
Good grief, why don’t we just give them free “Fast & Furious” guns too while they cross through the self-serve kiosk? As the Lonely Conservative opines, what could possibly go wrong? What other moronic ideas could possibly come from the Obama administration?
The Middle East is in crisis, turmoil and unrest beginning in Saudi Arabia as theymobilize troops to quell a revolt, Muammar el-Qaddafi Qaddafi Libyan situation spiraling out of control, gas prices are headed toward $4.00 a gallon, US federal debt is out of control, we have no coherent energy policy except to prevent energy production, the murders in Mexico spiral out of control on our southern open border, and state after state in the United States is on the verge of financial ruin … So what does President Barack Obama do … The One goes golfing.
In a sign that spring is nearing in Washington, President Obama hit the golf course Saturday …
A 10-vehicle motocade took Obama to the Andrews Air Force Base golf course …
His golfing partners Saturday are accustomed to hitting the links with the president: press staffer Ben Finkenbinder, trip director Marvin Nicholson and Department of Energy staffer David Katz.
GOOD GRIEF.I wonder how much tax payer dollars the 10 vehicle motorcade ate up in gas for The One’s trip to play golf? Are not there more important and critical things that this this President needs to be doing?
Priceless, Napolitano Visits Afghanistan to Discuss Afghan Border Security, but Back Home Refuses to Secure USA – Mexico Border
File this one under, you have got to be “friggin” kidding me …
Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano visits Afghanistan in an attempt to find new ways to establish a border security and customs system to counter terrorism while allowing legitimate travel and trade. WHAT!!! This from the same person who refuses to secure the US – Mexican border? Are you joking, this is like a bad SNL skit.
I will secure the Afghan border just like I have done with the US-Mexican one
Question, what will Napolitano call the terrorist that sneak across the Afghan-Pakistan border … undocumented Jihadists? How can any one take this serious? Napolitano and her cronies are supposed to affect Afghan border security when right under her very nose in the United States she has failed miderably to secure let alone address the issue of the border. Just ask the family of deceased border agent Brian Terry whether Napolitano is doing a good job at securing the border? We have an Obama Administration that is more concerned with going after Arizona and their efforts to protect their citizens than they do securing the border. Now they are going to show their expertise in Afghanistan. I feel confident. Unconfirmed reports states that terrorist in Pakistan were wetting them self with laughter.
Six Department of Homeland Security (DHS) customs and border security officials will accompany Napolitano on the weeklong trip, which will include stops in Qatar, Israel and Belgium.
Napolitano spent Friday morning touring Afghanistan’s Torkham Border Crossing with Pakistan and meeting with Afghan an U.S. border security and customs officials to find new ways to establish a border-security and customs system to counter terrorism while allowing legitimate travel and trade.