Falling for Obama BS Fox News Reports that Radar Stopped Illegals -- Wrong!
American Patrol Report Comment -- May 2
Fence being installed on Goldwater Range
On May 1 Fox News ran a live report from the Marine Corps Air Station at Yuma. Reporter William La Juenesse faced the camera and claimed that the military had used a radar system to stop illegal aliens from crossing an Arizona bombing range. He did mention a fence in passing, but it was clear that the thrust of the report was how the radar really did the job and that fences were only needed in "urban areas." It also was suggested that the radar was much cheaper than a fence. This is all complete nonsense.
La Juenesse was talking about the Barry M. Goldwater Range south and east of Yuma. It runs along the Mexican border for about forty miles. American Border Patrol has been flying surveys along the bombing range for more nearly three years. As seen in its video about drug smuggling and the Mexican drug wars (see abbreviated version), there is no question that it was the construction of a fence on the entire length of the bombing range that stopped the illegal intrusions, not a radar system.
"This was a clear move by the Obama Administration to use an unsuspecting reporter to propagate misinformation about the border fence," said Glenn Spencer of the American Patrol Report. Spencer said that DHS spent hundreds of millions of dollars on high tech, including radar, that proved to be a failure.
"This is why there is a blackout of ABP so they can run these outrageous reports without fear of contradiction," Spencer added. WatchTranscriptFence and the Mexican Drug War Fence -- Where it is and how it works