April 10, 2007

Hey Barista..

in case I didn't get you seething enough from my last post, I offer this one to you:

via Lucianne
Border Patrol Agents Under Attack
Violence Against Agents In Yuma, Ariz. Up To 154 In First Six Months Of Fiscal Year

(CBS) Along the desert stretch where Arizona and Mexico meet, there's more flying in the air than just dust. There are rocks flying back and forth toward the border agents, CBS News correspondent Kelly Cobiella reports.

It's part of a nightly bombardment of Border Patrol vehicles and agents all along the southwestern border.

Chris Van Wagenen, a senior patrol agent, says "it's mostly going to be smugglers, guides, gangbangers basically. People who make money off of this. "This" means smuggling people and drugs into the U.S. It's gotten a lot harder to cross the border, and smugglers are reacting to more fences and more agents with more violence.

"They believe, almost like a terrorist, 'we're going to intimidate you and hurt you until you back off,'" Van Wagenen says.

Assaults against agents in the Yuma sector have shot up to 126 in the first six months of this fiscal year. That's approaching the number of assaults all last year.

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8 Comments:

Blogger barista grazioso said...

My beloved border agents! I read the entire article @ work today, and delayed responding until after I finished my afternoon road-rage-commute and had a couple glasses of wine. I don't understand why we even bother with border agents anymore. We've already hoisted the white flag. Not literally, but you know where I'm going with that comment.

p.s. no babies in the making btw.

Tue Apr 10, 11:45:00 PM  
Blogger barista grazioso said...

btw - thanks for putting my name in the title. It makes me all warm & fuzzy :D

Tue Apr 10, 11:46:00 PM  
Blogger Myra Langerhas said...

It is pathetic how we hamstring those border agents. What a thankless job. We tell them to guard the borders but give them no teeth. And when agents bust a cap in the rump of a major drug dealer, they are sent away for a dozen years. How demoralizing. I bet many of those guys sit there, see a group illegals, and think, 'why bother'. And they are right.

I am sorry I get your blood racing...in the wrong way. ;)

Wed Apr 11, 12:21:00 AM  
Blogger barista grazioso said...

heehee. You read my sperm donor post, didn't you :p.

I wouldn't want their job. I'd end up shooting a stupid politician or anyone else who ticked me off.

Wed Apr 11, 05:20:00 PM  
Blogger Myra Langerhas said...

Yes, you know it, bg. ;)

I would bust caps like nobodees bidnesssss!!

Thu Apr 12, 01:22:00 AM  
Blogger barista grazioso said...

We're talking about being a border patrol agent....right? Bwahaha....I so funny....

Thu Apr 12, 09:32:00 AM  
Blogger Myra Langerhas said...

The day after I say something, it becomes very difficult to discern my intent.

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