“WE CONSIDER THIS AN ACT OF WAR”
by Sharon Rondeau
(Jul. 24, 2010) — The Examiner is reporting that the Mexican drug cartel, Los Zetas, has seized control of two ranches in Laredo, TX. The report states that “Two sources inside the Laredo Police Department confirmed the incident is unfolding and they would continue to coordinate with U.S. Border Patrol today.”
A second source shows a map of the area and cites local law enforcement as having confirmed the activity of Los Zetas, a violent Mexican drug cartel. The Tucson Citizen is reporting the same story as The Examiner.
A separate report states that Los Zetas has not seized, but rather, has “acquired” a ranch at which it is training “its members to ‘neutralize’ competitors in the United States.” Another source states, “No, Texas Hasn’t Been Invaded.”
A CNN report from last year stated that the cartel was formed by deserters from the Mexican army during the 1990s. The group is reportedly involved in kidnappings and assassinations on both sides of the border between the U.S. and Mexico.
On July 7, 2010, WorldNetDaily reported that 21 people were killed in Mexico near the Arizona border over Independence Day weekend. An undated local television report which appears recent states that the Department of Justice has issued a bulletin warning the states of Arizona, Texas and California to “expect to encounter Los Zetas in the coming months.”
Arizona recently passed a law requiring law enforcement personnel to ascertain a person’s immigration status if they find reason to believe that the person is in the state illegally which is scheduled to take effect on Thursday, July 29. The Obama regime has filed a lawsuit against Arizona over the new bill, stating that border enforcement is a federal responsibility. Arizona Senators Kyl and McCain called the federal lawsuit “premature.”
Fox News has reported that the State Department has warned U.S. citizens in three Mexican border cities to stay indoors as gunfire has broken out between two armed drug cartels fighting over “turf.”
A report today regarding the alleged takeover of the two Texas ranches states:
…it became apparent to those investigating it that there is more to the story than people are being led to believe. None of the officials at either the Laredo Police Department, The Webb County Sheriff, or the Border Patrol in charge of that region are willing to go on the record and deny such events have happened. Instead offering statements such as “we cannot confirm NOR deny such events have taken place”, or “nothing to report at this time”.
Other reports say the initial reports were false. Michelle Malkin is reporting that the ranches have not been seized, but that “gun battles” have taken place in the area of Laredo, TX. However, the link from the AP report she cites is dead.
The Americans for Legal Immigration PAC has stated that the initial report is probably false. However, another report from Nuevo Laredo, Mexico, stated that the “sound of gunfire alarmed Texans on the U.S. side of the Rio Grande.”
Editor’s Note: A television station report dated July 27, 2010 states that a Justice Department memo has warned that “The violence will spill over the Mexican border into the United States and law enforcement agencies in Texas, Arizona and Southern California can expect to encounter Los Zetas in the coming months.”
Sharon Rondeau has operated The Post & Email since April 2010, focusing on the Obama birth certificate investigation and other government corruption news. She has reported prolifically on constitutional violations within Tennessee’s prison and judicial systems.