Mexican drug cartels have set up shop on American soil, maintaining lookout bases in strategic locations in the hills of southern Arizona from which their scouts can monitor every move made by law enforcement officials, federal agents tell Fox News.
The scouts are supplied by drivers who bring them food, water, batteries for radios -- all the items they need to stay in the wilderness for a long time.
“To say that this area is out of control is an understatement," said an agent who patrols the area and asked not to be named. "We (federal border agents), as well as the Pima County Sheriff Office and the Bureau of Land Management, can attest to that.”
Much of the drug traffic originates in the Menagers Dam area, the Vekol Valley, Stanfield and around the Tohono O’odham Indian Reservation. It even follows a natural gas pipeline that runs from Mexico into Arizona.
In these areas, which are south and west of Tucson, sources said there are “cartel scouts galore” watching the movements of federal, state and local law enforcement, from the border all the way up to Interstate 8.
“Every night we’re getting beaten like a pinata at a birthday party by drug, alien smugglers," a second federal agent told Fox News by e-mail. "The danger is out there, with all the weapons being found coming northbound…. someone needs to know about this!”
The agents blame part of their plight on new policies from Washington, claiming it has put a majority of the U.S. agents on the border itself. One agent compared it to a short-yardage defense in football, explaining that once the smugglers and drug-runners break through the front line, they're home free.
“We are unable to work any traffic, because they have us forward deployed," the agent said. "We are unable to work the traffic coming out of the mountains. That traffic usually carries weapons and dope, too, again always using stolen vehicles.”
The Department of Homeland Security denies it has ordered any major change in operations or any sort of change in forward deployment.
“The Department of Homeland Security has dedicated unprecedented manpower, technology and infrastructure resources to the Southwest border over the course of the past 16 months," DHS spokesman Matt Chandler said. "Deployment of CBP/Border Patrol and ICE personnel to various locations throughout the Southwest border is based on actionable intelligence and operational need, not which elected official can yell the loudest.”
Mexican drug cartels are operating brazenly all over the desert southwest and apparently have been for several years. And all that our government can seem to do about it is pay lip service to the problem. While more and more Americans die and more and more of our economy is eaten away by the cancer that is the Mexican drug and human trafficking industry, absolutely less than nothing is being done to stop it..
What is it going to take? Americans getting so tired that they load up and head to the borders with their own weapons? Prepared to do battle with the enemies of this nation? Including those who are facilitating this travesty by allowing it to continue unabated?
IMO, those days are not too far in the distant future. The federal government in empowered to protect the people and the sovereignty of this nation and our elected officials and military and civilian police forces are sworn to that protection under constitutional oath. And every day that this travesty at our border is allowed to continue to exist, represents the fact that thousands of elected officials in this country have abdicated their responsibility as elected officials and have in fact become part of a criminal conspiracy to violate the borders and sovereignty of this nation.
This must stop. And if the people must take action on their own and independent of the sanctioned authorities who refuse to so? Then this is the precise mechanism that Jefferson and others spoke of when they gave us the constitution and the bill of rights and the right to bear arms. The constitution and our own property and sovereignty, is either ours to protect or it is ours to see trampled upon and destroyed and right now Americans and their constitutional rights are being trampled underneath the heels of egalitarian multiculturalism and its means of power via morally corrupted elected officials at the highest levels in this country.