The War Is Here: Assassins Have Entered Arizona

For about two years now I have been calling it “the Mexican drug jihad”. Have you noted, of late, the increasing episodes of beheadings, stonings, and car bombs across the Mexican border in the drug war there? While I’m sure the drug cartels are barbaric and vicious all on their own, the growing suspicion is that they have acquired some special training from the best. But this alliance is deeper than the lawless drug trafficing. Our whole nation’s security is in question.

So, the left would have us believe the governors in our South-West border states are simply racist for trying to take control and protect their citizens as this all escalates. And now comes this:

Drug-smuggling gangs in Mexico have sent well-armed assassins, or “sicarios,” into Arizona to locate and kill bandits who are ambushing and stealing loads of cocaine, marijuana and heroin headed to buyers in the U.S., the Department of Homeland Security has warned Arizona law enforcement authorities.

In a memo first sent in May but widely circulated since, the department said a group of “15, very well-equipped and armed” assassins complete with body armor had been sent into the state to identify, locate and kill the drug thieves, who are thought to be independent operators.

The memo said the assassins had been dispatched to the Vekol Valley, a well-established and widely travelled drug-smuggling corridor running north and south across Interstate 8 between the Arizona towns of Casa Grande and Gila Bend. The valley is a direct link to both the interstate and to Phoenix, giving drug smugglers the option of shipping their goods to California or to major cities both north and east.

Disguised as groups of backpackers but carrying empty boxes covered with burlap, the memo said the paid assassins would attempt to “draw out the bandits.” Once identified, it said, the assassins “will take out the bandits.”

“We just received information from a proven, credible confidential source who reported that a meeting was held in Puerto Penasco, in which every smuggling organization who utilizes the Vekol Valley was told to attend,” the memo said. “This included rival groups within the Guzman cartel.”


The federal government recently posted signs along Interstate 8 in the Vekol Valley warning travelers the area is unsafe because of drug and alien smugglers. The signs were posted by the Bureau of Land Management (BLM) along a 60-mile stretch of Interstate 8 between Casa Grande and Gila Bend, warning travelers they are entering an “active drug- and human-smuggling area” and may encounter “armed criminals and smuggling vehicles traveling at high rates of speed.”

Pinal County Sheriff Paul Babeu, whose county includes the valley, told The Washington Times earlier this month that Mexican drug cartels have posted scouts on the high points around the valley to control movement in the area. He said they have radios, optics and “night-vision goggles as good as anything law enforcement has.”


The sheriff said he asked the Obama administration for 3,000 National Guard soldiers to patrol the border, but got 15 signs along Interstate 8 instead. (Read in full at The Washington Times)

The violent criminals cross freely into our sovereign states using the same tactics as the Taliban/Al-Qaeda does from Pakistan into Afghanistan. And while this terror creeps over onto our soil our Border Patrol Agents and law enforcement, and Mexico’s, are under-manned and have their hands tied … much like our troops in Afghanistan do with their ROEs (Rules Of Engagement). Both the drug cartels and the terrorists in Afghanistan know they can use civilians as human shields … or collateral damage … because our current administration has unclenched its fist to the enemy.

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