But… But… But Obama said the border was secure!

Posted by: Phineas on May 22, 2011 at 2:35 pm

**Posted by Phineas

You probably remember Obama’s recent trip to Texas in which, during a speech in El Paso, he mocked, derided, and demagogued the legitimate concerns of those worried about the security of our southern border. He went so far as to claim his administration had done more than any before it to meet those concerns:

But over the last two years, thanks to the outstanding work of Janet [Napolitano] and Alan [Bersin] and everybody who’s down here working at the border, we’ve answered those concerns. Under their leadership, we have strengthened border security beyond what many believed was possible. They wanted more agents at the border. Well, we now have more boots on the ground on the southwest border than at any time in our history.

So, see? There’s nothing to be concerned about. The border is safe! And pay no attention to those drug-cartel outposts inside Arizona:

Hiking through rough Arizona desert terrain a few miles north of the Mexican border recently with a group of armed DEA agents, we were approached by a lone U.S. Border Patrol agent. He warned we should be careful up ahead, because two people believed to be spotters for a Mexican drug cartel had just been seen running down a ridge to elude U.S. authorities.

By now, agents told us, the men were probably hunkered down in a cave or crevice to wait out the patrol. But just to be safe, the DEA agents spread out to cover more ground as they moved forward again, watching closely for the suspected Mexican surveillance team likely sent by drug traffickers to spy on American law enforcement officials on their own soil.

Making our way slowly to the rugged hilltops about a mile away, we came across several caves carved out of the rock by wind and rain. On the floor of one of them, we saw clear evidence that a surveillance team had been camping out. Two blankets were spread out next to a pair of shoes. Nearby were boxes of food, tarps, water jugs, toothpaste and a portable stove, on top of which was a pan with fresh cooking oil still in it.

Agents also found radio chargers and car batteries used to power communications gear. They told NBC producer-photographer Al Henkel and me that Mexican surveillance teams will work in these mountains for 30 to 60 days at a time.

“They locate themselves up on these ridgelines, up in caves, hidey holes, ‘spider holes’ we call them,” said DEA agent Todd Scott. He and the agents wondered if this particular “spider hole” was home to the two men just seen running away.

The report goes on to estimate there are 200-300 spotters operating in Arizona as far north as Phoenix and using military-grade gear to track US law enforcement movements and talk to each other in a sophisticated operation. Here’s a video report:

But, don’t worry; the border is safe.

Obama said so.

(Crossposted at Public Secrets)

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10 Responses to “But… But… But Obama said the border was secure!”


  1. Brontefan says:

    The border is NOT secure, of course. We did not see the health care reform bill debated on CSPAN, nor was it posted online for the American public to read through it. Hell, not even Congress read through the bill. I’m reasonably sure the Prez did not read the bill…although all of them signed it even though the largest portion of the American public did not want it. Once again we have a man, with a secret past, who insists on telling lies and creating a “transformed” America–in the model of Marxism–because he, as an elitist, [Did he really graduate from Harvard??] knows what is best for us. Politicians are liars and in most cases believe the ends justifies the means. Will we ever be able to take back our country?

  2. Coastal Eddie says:

    He must have been referring to the border around the White Building in DC, anot American borders.

  3. Carlos says:

    Hey, guys! The border with Mexico is as secure as he can make it.

    Or at least as secure as he’s going to make it.

    Can’t interrupt the flow of voters into the nation, can you?

  4. Drew the Infidel says:

    Last week a condominium construction project in Odessa, TX was raided netting 38 illegal aliens; we are over 150 miles north of the US border with Mexico. And Duh-1 is worried about how Israel manages its borders.

  5. your mama says:

    I refer to Gene Simmons comment on Obama’s talk about the Israeli boarder situation.

  6. nina says:

    Obama bin Lying.

  7. Carlos says:

    Drew, I’ve got a stepson that lives in a subdivision in a suburb of Portland. He may be one of only five or six families there that are legal there.

    Funny thing is, he’s got a Spanish surname because his father’s ancestry was from Spain, and they all wonder what he’s got against all the criminals running around free…

    Yeah, he’s not into dope, or cozying up to little girls, or drinking, or packing heat, or a lot of other things that set the illegals there off from what most of us would consider “normal” social behavior.

    So you see, it’s not only the border areas that have criminal alien problems en masse. And don’t forget, those criminals you referred to are only doing work that our real citizens won’t do.

  8. captaingrumpy says:

    I really feel sorry for the Americans that love their country.Not for the Liberal girlymans that work in cities and don’t have to fear for their family. In the US it’s too much of “those in the city” against “those in the rural areas”.
    Americans that love their country should march on” Willie Washington” and DEMAND protection.