- In the depths of the southern desert, 118 miles north
of the Mexican Border lies the town of Tombstone Arizona where possibly
another hoax is working its way into our future. Tombstone, "the town
that is too tough to die," was the scene of "The Gunfight at
the O.K. Corral, in October of 1881. Today the town claims a population
of 1,504 people, that are soon to host an incoming crowd of "Minutemen"
that claim to have over a thousand volunteers, whose numbers continue to
expand with every passing day.
The purpose for this gathering is supposedly to assist the U.S. Border
patrol in apprehending illegal aliens that are crossing into the United
States from Mexico. This begins on April 1, 2005 and is scheduled to last
a month. In some circles this is seen as a set-up for an attack upon this
country, or as cover for near-term international events. This may look
like a farce, but assuredly there is a potential for serious and violent
confrontations in this "civic exercise."
Word of this spread when the publisher of The Tombstone Tumbleweed, announced
that the Minutemen would help the Border Patrol with the job that isn,t
being done, of detaining and returning illegals as they come across the
border. Initially only a few "signed up to help" with this effort,
then shortly after - word came from the notorious MS-13 gang that they
would show up on April first to confront the Minutemen. http://aztlan.net/salvatruchas_vs_minutemen.htm
On 04-01-05, this unholy meeting between very different people will be
joined, and what will flow from that meeting will not be good for anyone
involved, because this is not a schoolyard exercise in civics - this
will be where the politics of the street and the theories of the classroom
will come face to face: at the border which has become increasingly fraught
with death. As news of this event has spread so too has word of new participants,
almost daily. Representatives of many stripes will attend, each with their
own issues to be resolved, and all with something to prove or disprove
in the hostile desert between the border and the town. http://www.rense.com/general63/dlfi.htm
No doubt the media will attend this live and unscripted event. President
Fox of Mexico has expressed misgivings, and no doubt the Federales shall
be monitoring events from that side of the border, just as the U.S. Border
Patrol less the 4,000 agents recently fired, will no doubt be on alert
on this side of that fence that prevents only the faint of heart from crossing
Inquiries were made of the Arizona Attorney General's office and the governor
of that state. The AG's office suggested that if real trouble occurred
the governor would call out the Arizona National Guard. But the question
that no one will answer is whether the guard is in Arizona or Iraq at the
present time. If there is no national guard to call, then where does that
leave the law and order crowd - if things turn really ugly? What about
help from Washington, if the Guard has been called to fight in some foreign
war? Why is the White House not "worried" about this kind of
lawlessness (proudly announced and obviously against both the law and previous
conventions)? Isn,t it illegal for citizens to act as armed law enforcement
personnel, when the taxpayers have provided funding for border guards?
How can this not matter to Congress, or to the US Attorney General, who
is the man charged with keeping order in this land? Yesterday Bush met
with Fox and with the Canadian leader in a mini-summit - where this topic
was not specifically raised. Yet it appears that this modern day shootout
will take place.
Much was made of the powers given to our new National Security Czar, so
where is he now, when there is a pre-announced action about to happen on
his watch? The border has always been a sieve and all who buy food here
know the reasons for that laxity - but this raises the whole affair to
the level of a national farce. For all our talk of security, all those
airport screeners, all the fear and paranoia generated by HOMELAND Insecurity
- where is all the muscle when the government is facing heavy-duty opposition.
Did George W. inherit the "wimp" gene from Poppy or is he just
willing to ignore this little "intervention"?
Today came word that large numbers of heavily armed men were seen passing
though, yet there is no mention of any confrontation with the Border Patrol.
The report also mentions that when questioned the detainees appeared not
to be able to speak Spanish: "71 suspected illegal aliens were apprehended;
among them were 53 males of middle-eastern decent. According to a Border
Patrol field agent, the men were suspected to be Iranian or possibly Syrian
nationals." Here is the full report in which it seems that blame for
any future violence has been pre-assigned to probable terrorists from the
Given the reports that US forces are now moving into position in the Middle
East, for an attack upon Iran or Syria or both - it would appear all too
convenient to have men from those same countries, just now crossing over
into the US at this precise point in time. If this is a black-ops operation,
it is really sloppy work.
- This is either a hoax or some slight of hand intended
to focus the attention of this nation, on a fear that has not shown itself
since 911. In seven days perhaps the players involved in this charade will
be much easier to identify - until then perhaps the most that anyone
could wish for - is that this is nothing but another lie, another misdirection
or yet another farce!