Comments on: U.S. border agents under fire as Mexican smugglers fight back http://blogs.reuters.com/global/2009/07/28/us-border-patrol/ Beyond the World news headlines Wed, 16 Nov 2016 20:09:42 +0000 hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=4.2.5 By: 1776jedi http://blogs.reuters.com/global/2009/07/28/us-border-patrol/comment-page-1/#comment-10365 Fri, 07 Aug 2009 11:58:07 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/global/?p=5032#comment-10365 It’s funny that “Automatic Weapons” freely available in US gun Shops shows up in this article. First a foreign national cannot lawfully purchase a fire arm at a licenced gun shop. Second the only “automatic Weapons” that a Us Citizen can lawfully buy without a very expensive and highly restricted license, are semi automatic fire arms. Ie, fire one round with each pull of the trigger. Let’s put the blame were it belongs, how about the f-ed up Justice Department that put two BP agents in federal prison for doing their job? maybe that’s why the BP is such a push over for these corupt Mexican Federali Drug dealers? You want to know where they get their weapons? US governnt sells them to Mexico and the Mexican government IS A DRUG CARTEL! Their drug war is not to stamp out drugs, just competition. Screw Iraq and Afghanistan, lets watch our own borders for a change.

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By: DawnJah http://blogs.reuters.com/global/2009/07/28/us-border-patrol/comment-page-1/#comment-10349 Thu, 06 Aug 2009 17:55:15 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/global/?p=5032#comment-10349 We do not need anymore immature, little boys and girls , to be allowed to become Border Patrol agents, and carry an ego badge…….

And I just want to say, Good observation Lain……… I think we will see more and more non- Americans playing military guard…..Because (TPTB) know it will be difficult for Americans to do the type of policing (TPTB) want in the very near future…….

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By: Lain http://blogs.reuters.com/global/2009/07/28/us-border-patrol/comment-page-1/#comment-10324 Tue, 04 Aug 2009 13:30:16 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/global/?p=5032#comment-10324 “but these are the same people that left their country to work in ours, tend to complain about both countries and never aspire to give anything back to either. I see a culture that lacks accountability.”

I don’t know if you noticed or if you just wanted a platform to share your wisdom about an entire culture but the agent who was killed was Mexican. I guess he never gave back either. Thanks for sharing your ignorance with the world. I’m sure it’s a better place because of it.

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By: Cdubya http://blogs.reuters.com/global/2009/07/28/us-border-patrol/comment-page-1/#comment-10308 Mon, 03 Aug 2009 14:44:11 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/global/?p=5032#comment-10308 This wasn’t as strong as a written piece as it could have been for the situation. I’m also not convinced the fallen officer’s story was used in a way that rallies the people. Very few people with common sense and an education would believe the excessive violence in Mexico is contributed by American gun stores. Rueters should be careful to caluculate how most Americans (even moderate democrats/independents) don’t believe we have a gun epidemic. We don’t have to be NRA fanatics to have common sense.

Historically, the Mexican people have done very little to curb corruption, increase education and improve basic living conditions in their states that border the US. They completely control how the control runs and they vote.

I’m not sure the central part of Mexico even cares for the people that live along the border. Blaming the US ability to purchase firearms and/or shameful use of drugs as the primary contributor to the problem is misleading and fundamentally false.

I know many Mexican professionals that like to use these excuses provided Mrs. Clinton…but these are the same people that left their country to work in ours, tend to complain about both countries and never aspire to give anything back to either. I see a culture that lacks accountability.

We need a tougher policy on border protection and should consider deploying rotational support from the national guard and coast guard to continue pressure on the border; which inherently reduces drug/people/arms traffic.

Additionally, we need to educate our own citizens that drug use does indirectly support terrorism and feeds an unproductive lifestyle that causes society to pay extraordinary costs (extreme funding via taxes) to ensure its doesn’t get out of control and spill over.

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By: Caroline http://blogs.reuters.com/global/2009/07/28/us-border-patrol/comment-page-1/#comment-10292 Sun, 02 Aug 2009 11:00:19 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/global/?p=5032#comment-10292 The very idea that our government is not treating this infusion of thugs, drugs and weapons into our country as an assault on the United States is infuriating. And to imply that drug dealers can walk into a gun shop and purchase military type weapons is just irresponsible journalism. We have the abiity to protect our country, and as to why we are not doing so, well it must interfere with some agenda. If our government really wanted to protect U.S. soil, they could do it. How many people need to die before something is done about this blatent neglect of American citizens.

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By: Jake http://blogs.reuters.com/global/2009/07/28/us-border-patrol/comment-page-1/#comment-10287 Sun, 02 Aug 2009 00:43:58 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/global/?p=5032#comment-10287 One wonders sometimes if it maybe some of that drug money has found its way to the U.S. Congress? I find it insane that this country can not put U.S. troops on our border. Simply take them out of Japan , Korea and Germany bring them home with the billion dollars of equipment they have already and put them in the right places on our border: We need troops all over the world like a hole in the head- isn’t our nuke forces caapble of discouraging aggression?
Sometimes our goverbnment works against us and niot for us. Some of that big drug money is moving into the wrong hands!

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By: alvaro herrera http://blogs.reuters.com/global/2009/07/28/us-border-patrol/comment-page-1/#comment-10275 Sat, 01 Aug 2009 02:30:32 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/global/?p=5032#comment-10275 It is sad hearing another human life is lost in this stupid war on drugs, I just hope that now that it was a US citizen life which was lost, Us authorities will start really stoping arms and narco-money coming to mexico, and not only profiteering from this whole nonsense by arming both sides of the conflict (which is a good business, but bad for human lifes and useless against drug use and production).

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By: Tommie Carter http://blogs.reuters.com/global/2009/07/28/us-border-patrol/comment-page-1/#comment-10271 Fri, 31 Jul 2009 19:33:29 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/global/?p=5032#comment-10271 Hi all,

It sounds like this situation constitutes a clear and present danger to the United States. Perhaps this story and the rising violence will get someone to begin an investigative report and lead to more exposure. More press means more action as politicians are forced to look into this issue. If citizens want action then it might be a good idea to write to your Congressmen to take action.

TC

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By: seattle boy http://blogs.reuters.com/global/2009/07/28/us-border-patrol/comment-page-1/#comment-10265 Thu, 30 Jul 2009 23:58:18 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/global/?p=5032#comment-10265 Lack of security at the borders is proof that our government is allowing the drugs to be sent up and the guns to be sent down. Mena Arkansas remember?

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By: unohoo http://blogs.reuters.com/global/2009/07/28/us-border-patrol/comment-page-1/#comment-10260 Thu, 30 Jul 2009 17:39:47 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/global/?p=5032#comment-10260 The real issue is that some government program, public or private, has a need for all the things at the boarder to continue or they would have stopped it long before now. The fence built in Korea spanning the 38th parallel (know as the DMZ or DeMilitarized Zone) was erected in a fraction of the time that the US is attempting to complete their smaller version here. A cease-fire treaty is in effect between North and South Korea, and yet a war on something or other is going on here all the time (Wars and rumors of wars)

Just fence them out or us in, it really does not matter how you look at it, it just needs to be done. Funny how the fence issue not under fire any longer, it does not serve as a smoke screen to redirect your attention get something else illegally done, completing the boarder fence will cause senseless deaths of this nature to be nonexistent in the future.

Let us protect the people on both sides and let Americans and Mexicans who live close proximity to the boarder. The same methods used in Viet-Nam, and Korea are being employed by the enemy of a free land . . . why is it that no one is seeing it?

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