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Friday, November 9, 2012

Another Border Cover-Up?
Death bullet not from USBP weapon?
Glenn Spencer -- American Border Patrol -- November 9   
Agent Ivie
    It has been reported that U.S. Border Patrol agent Ivie was killed by a small caliber bullet.
    Small caliber bullets are usually in the range of .22+ caliber or 6 mm. Yet, according to a report by Dave Gibson of the Examiner, the U.S. Border Patrol carry a combination of 40 caliber semi-automatic handguns, 12-gage shotguns, or AR-15 rifles. The AR-15 has a small caliber round but, but would the USBP use a high-powered rifle at such as short range? And would that kind of round remain in the skull? And wouldn't evidence prove these things?
    This killing has all the hallmarks of a major cover-up.
    On Oct. 3, I wrote that the death of Ivie was due in large part to negligence on the part of the DHS.
    On Oct. 8 I wrote that the stories coming out of the union and sheriffs didn't make sense.
    Now we learn that the entire story doesn't make sense at all.
    This is what I think happened. The agents were responding to an alarm from an unreliable ground sensor and they weren't especially cautious. The alarm was real, however, and the agents interfered with a drug load and Ivie was shot by one of them. Chaos ensued.
    Knowing that such an event would expose gross negligence on their part just prior to the election, top DHS and CBP managers moved quickly to blame the shooting on friendly fire.
    I understand this. What I don't understand is why the Border Patrol union jumped out and declared it was friendly fired, before all the evidence was collected?
    If I am correct, what will happen to the people involved? Nothing. What will happen to those who try to tell the truth? Plenty.

Dylan Byers -- Politico     
Krauthammer pro-amnesty, not citizenship   
Late to this, but last night Charles Krauthammer came down on the side of amnesty for illegal immigrants. -- "Hispanics [are] not an intrinsic, ethnic-affinity problem, it's a policy problem." Krauthammer said on Fox News. "I think Republicans can change their position, be a lot more open to actual amnesty with enforcement -- amnesty, everything short of citizenship --- and to make a bold change in their policy...

Houston Chronicle    
GOP Rep. Michael McCaul: Amnesty possible next year   
A key Republican in Texas' congressional delegation said Thursday that passing comprehensive immigration reform is possible next session, but conceded it would still be a contentious endeavor. -- U.S. Rep. Michael McCaul, R-Austin, also said that after initially fearing that Mexico could revert to its former ways of corruption following its July 1 election, the country's president-elect, Enrique Peña Nieto, has made encouraging remarks...

Mark Krikorian -- National Review     
Amnesty is the best revenge   
The Chicken Little amnesty panic is underway among the Republican establishment. Boehner, Hannity, the Wall Street Journal, Jeb Bush, Lindsey Graham, Norquist, Krauthammer, et al. are announcing that in the wake of Romney's loss the GOP can't survive unless it revisits the failed Bush / Kennedy amnesty. -- But for some of these people, "panic" isn't really the right word. Yes, the amnesty cabal is attempting to exploit the...

D.A. King -- Marietta (Ga.) Daily Journal   
'Amnesty again' wrong answer for GOP in 2016   
Mitt Romney's loss has the establishment GOP --- including in Georgia --- scratching its head, wringing its hands and chattering semi-coherently with advice about how to retake the White House from the socialists. The "conservative" consternation comes with a predictable, disproven and suicidal scheme as a solution: Another amnesty for illegals. The promised result? "More of the Hispanic vote."

Wired.com   
Report: Mexican cartel bought guns from U.S. Border Patrol   
The testimony of a Mexican hit man turned government witness has revealed some astonishing details of life inside Mexico's criminal underworld. Most astonishing of all: claims that cartel assassins obtained guns from the U.S. Border Patrol. -- According to Mexican magazine Revista Contralinea, the testimony comes from a protected government witness and former hit man, who cooperated in the prosecution of a Sinaloa Cartel...

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