March 11, 2009 American Patrol Report Lou Dobbs Tonight -- CNN -- March 10 Casey Wian: The construction of 670 miles of new fencing along the nearly 2,000 mile U.S./Mexico border is nearly complete. Physical barriers, roads, cameras and sensors have all forced Mexican drug cartels to change their tactics, but the flow of drugs across the border persists. Three dozen Republican lawmakers today wrote President Obama demanding that more fence be built, especially the double layered variety that has sharply reduced drug smuggling in places like San Diego.
Rep. Duncan Hunter: There's only about 60 miles of double border fence built like we have in San Diego, the rest is vehicle barriers, single-layer fence, which is not as proven as a double border fence to stop illegal aliens, drug trafficking, terrorists from coming across the southern border.
Wian: These pictures taken last week by a hidden game hunter's camera in the mountains south of Tucson, Arizona, show suspected drug smugglers carrying the large backpacks typical of the trade. Farther west near Yuma, Arizona Sunday, border patrol agents seized 800 pounds of marijuana in a camouflage utility trailer being towed by an all terrain vehicle through a wildlife refuge. And in San Diego Customs and Border Protection says this year, it has experienced an 800-percent increase in the number of pedestrians crossing at the San Ysidro point of entry with drugs taped to their bodies. [...] Dobbs: ...So the question becomes why don't they in point of fact fence the entire 2,000 miles of that border with Mexico as a humanitarian gesture for Mexico which would then stop the violence. WatchTranscriptAs I See It -- by Glenn Spencer
As I see it Glenn Spencer -- March 11, 2009
The Great CNN Rip-off
Last night's Lou Dobbs Tonight program featured the head of the Border Patrol, David Aguilar, saying that the drug cartels are fighting amongst each other because of better border enforcement. American Border Patrol came to that conclusion last year. On January 9, it issued a press release announcing a press conference at the National Press Club to present its results.
Frustrated by the media blackout we began publishing videos on YouTube, including a segment called The Fence and The Mexican Drug War that we posted on January 28. The video shows a correlation between border fence construction and drug violence in Mexico.
The subtitle of this video is "The light at the end of the tunnel." We suggested that finishing the fence would help stop the flow of drugs into the U.S. and corrupting drug money back into Mexico. Tonight Lou Dobbs said the same thing: "So the question becomes why don't they in point of fact fence the entire 2,000 miles of that border with Mexico as a humanitarian gesture for Mexico which would then stop the violence."
This whole thing has reached a ridiculous level. Does Dobbs have no shame? Can he and CNN continue to exploit the hard work of American Border Patrol while refusing to give it even a nod of recognition? CNN is quick to slander American Border Patrol but refuses to admit that it is making money off its hard work.
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