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Thursday, August 7, 2008

Mexican Military Aggressively Crosses U.S. Border And Arctic Ice Still Not Melting

If you think the current Presidential campaign, economics and oil prices have erased the illegal immigration problem, think again. Another very troubling incident has occurred down in Arizona and we cannot afford to ignore it.

From the Washington Times:

A U.S. Border Patrol agent was held at gunpoint Sunday night by members of the Mexican military who had crossed the border into Arizona, but the soldiers returned to Mexico without incident when backup agents responded to assist.

Agents assigned to the Border Patrol station at Ajo, Ariz., said the Mexican soldiers crossed the international border in an isolated area about 100 miles southwest of Tucson and pointed rifles at the agent, who was not identified.

It was unclear what the soldiers were doing in the United States, but U.S. law enforcement authorities have long said that current and former Mexican military personnel have been hired to protect drug and migrant smugglers.

That was a military incursion into our soveriegn territory. I know that production of domestic energy is in the forefront of our national debate right now, but we need to remember that other issues are still going unresolved.

You can access the complete article on-line here:

Border Patrol Agent Held At Gunpoint
Jerry Seper
The Washington Times
August 6, 2008

And according to the Seattle Times, three vessels are stuck in the Arctic ice pack off of Alaska's northern coast.

The Alaska Patriot, Riverton and Hudson Bay Explorer were traveling east when they became stuck. It is not known how many people are aboard.

The Coast Guard says it has diverted the Coast Guard Icebreaker Healy to open the ice around the ships. However, it will take the Healy a minimum of two days to get to the ships.

I wonder if the people aboard those ships were up there trying to document the claim that the Arctic was supposed to be ice-free this summer.

You can access the complete story on-line here:

Three Vessels Stuck In Arctic Ice
The Seattle Times
August 5, 2008

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