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August 15, 2010

Arizona Sheriff: Border Patrol Has Retreated from Parts of Border Because It's "Too Dangerous"

Topics: Immigration and Border Issues, Political News and commentaries

Sheriff Larry Dever of Cochise County, Ariz., one of four Arizona counties contiguous with the U.S-Mexico border:

"And you frankly have Border Patrolmen--and I know this from talking to Border Patrol agents -- who will not allow their agents to work on the border because it is too dangerous," .. "Now what kind of message is that for crying out loud?"


[...] "Now, I am telling you, the agents, you give them a mission, you tell them what you want them to do, they will go do it," said Dever. "I mean, these guys for the most part are warriors, they are soldiers."

"Then you have middle management and upper management that says: No, it's too dangerous right there and we're going to cause an international incident if there's shooting across the line, back and forth," said Dever.

"Well, I say: Come, bring it on. Let's cause the international incident," he said.

Dever said there were places where the Border Patrol had pulled back from the border in his county and in neighboring areas both in Arizona and New Mexico.
Afraid for an international incident - with Mexico? Far too dangerous? For this reason the federal government is risking the lives of American citizens - on our own soil? And Americans can't walk on American soil but Mexican illegal aliens have no problem doing so?

It has a lot more to do with the Obama administration pacifying illegal aliens for political gain than anything to do with "international relations," and danger - except of course, in the mindset of the Obama administration, to the extent that it appeases Mexico, it gains support in the Latino community for votes in 2012.

Letting politics trump national security seems to have become a favorite past time for the Obami and the Corrupticrats.

Posted by Richard at August 15, 2010 9:08 PM

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