DHS looking for better ideas on on the border

Border Watchers Looking for New Ideas by Paul McLeary   1/31/2011   The Department of Homeland Security is moving fast to get surveillance technologies down to the southwest border now that the controversial SBInet “virtual fence” has been capped to cover just 53 miles of border in Arizona—and it’s putting industry on notice that it wants … Continue reading

Controversial Muslim cleric caught being smuggled into U.S. over Mexico border; banned from France and Canada

By Daily Mail Reporter 28th January 2011 U.S. border guards got a surprise when they searched a Mexican BMW and found a hardline Muslim cleric – banned from France and Canada – curled up in the boot. Said Jaziri, who called for the death of a Danish cartoonist that drew pictures of the prophet Mohammed, … Continue reading

Mexico to pioneer iris technology on ID cards

Breitbart Jan. 21, 2010   Mexico will on Monday become the first country to start using iris scans for identity cards, according to the government, which claims the scheme will be highly secure. “The legal, technical and financial conditions are ready to start the process of issuing this identity document,” Felipe Zamora, responsible for legal … Continue reading

Mexico Says Wanted Zetas Drug Gang Figure Flavio Mendez Santiago Has Been Arrested

By Ken Ellingwood, Los Angeles TimesJanuary 19, 2011 Reporting from Mexico City — Mexican authorities said Tuesday that they have arrested a founding member of the notorious Zetas gang who oversaw the smuggling of drugs and migrants in southern Mexico. Flavio Mendez Santiago, 35, and a bodyguard were captured Monday in the southern state of … Continue reading

Mexico's Sinaloa Cartel Grows Empire, Defies Crackdown

CULIACAN, Mexico (Reuters) – A decade after its leader escaped from prison, Mexico’s Sinaloa drug cartel is the most powerful organized crime gang in the Americas despite a multi-billion dollar U.S.-Mexico crackdown. Joaquin “Shorty” Guzman, 53, is arguably the world’s most infamous drug trafficker, and has extended his empire from Colombia to China since he … Continue reading

Terror war we ignore is next door

“Terror war we ignore is next door” By Carl Hiaasen Some of the world’s most vicious terrorists live a short drive from San Diego, and lately they make al Qaeda look like the Simpsons. With well-founded fearlessness, the bosses of Mexico’s drug cartels routinely slaughter police officers, politicians, journalists and innocent bystanders, sometimes within sight … Continue reading

Border Patrols SBInet is cancelled after a billion plus already spent

by Paul McLeary at 1/14/2011 1:18 PM CST According to a statement released this afternoon by Rep. Bennie Thompson (D-MS) of the House’s Homeland Security committee, the SBInet program–the controversial suite of sensors, cameras and radar arrayed along the southwestern U.S. border–has been cancelled. The program was put on hold by Homeland Security secretary Janet … Continue reading

"U.S. Reopening Highways to Mexican Trucks Through Pilot Program" – China is making us do this. They control Mexico's 3 largest ports and the Panama Canal. This isn't the time for more unregulated border crossing after Venezuelas purchase of 1,800 plus heat seeking shoulder fired missiles/MANPADS from Russia this past year… are capable of taking out airliners out to 19,000 feet. These will be in the U.S. very soon if they aren't already. Believe it if you want but those MANPADS are priority one for those who protect us every day.

By Angela Greiling Keane and Thomas Black – Jan 6, 2011 Bloomberg The U.S. proposed opening its highways to Mexican trucks under a second test program that would require Mexican drivers to be proficient in the English language and U.S. traffic laws. The two countries may reach an agreement to allow cross- border trucking within … Continue reading

No police in Mexico town after last officer kidnapped

8 December 2010   The US border region is the centre of Mexico’s drug smuggling operations Continue reading the main story The Mexican border town of Guadalupe has been left with no police force after the last officer was kidnapped. Erika Gandara’s house was set on fire by unidentified gunmen before she was abducted last … Continue reading

Latest on NAFTA and the SPP

  North American Integration Back on the Front Burner: Washington’s North American “Security Perimeter”   by Dana Gabriel Dec. 28 2010 In the last year, the bilateral process has been the primary means used to advance North American integration, which has drawn little attention. With the Security and Prosperity Partnership (SPP) seemingly stalled after being … Continue reading

The US-NATO March to War and the 21st Century "Great Game"

Part II   by Mahdi Darius Nazemroaya   Part II The Conquest of Eurasia: The Multiple Fronts of the 21st Century “Great Game” The Caucasus, the Balkans, the Middle East, East Africa, Central Asia The following text is PART II of The “Great Game” and the Conquest of Eurasia. The first text gave an overview of the … Continue reading

Mexican federal police have arrested leader of La Familia

By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS Published: November 30, 2010 Filed at 8:40 p.m. EST MEXICO CITY (AP) — Federal police arrested an alleged local leader for a drug cartel that purportedly offered to disband if the Mexican government proves it can protect citizens from other criminals in a western state, authorities said Tuesday. Jose Alfredo Landa, … Continue reading

Mexico sending more troops to Tamaulipas and Nuevo Leon

Mexico Sending More Troops to Violent Border Zone By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS  November 24, 2010  MEXICO CITY (AP) — Mexico’s violent northeastern corner near the U.S. border will get a boost in troops and federal police as the government tries to wrest back control of an area that has become a battleground for two rival … Continue reading

The Most Dangerous Place On Earth: The Brutal Drug War Raging On The U.S. Border

  The American Dream November 8, 2010 Most Americans have no idea that the most dangerous place on earth is just across the United States border. The city of Juarez, Mexico is nestled right next to El Paso, Texas and it is the murder capital of the world. So far this year, more than 2,000 … Continue reading

Nationalism is dead: EU President Van Rompuy says the belief that countries can stand alone is a 'lie and an illusion' in speech at G20 in Seoul

By Daniel Martin 11th November 2010 The age of the nation state is over and the idea that countries can stand alone is an ‘illusion’ and a ‘lie’, the EU president believes. In one of the most open proclamations of the goal of a European superstate since the heyday of Jacques Delors, Herman Van Rompuy … Continue reading

Latin America: Crises, Upheavals, Roads to Twenty-First Century Capitalist Development

by Prof James Petras   Global Research, October 19, 2010 Introduction Over the better part of the present decade, Latin American stock markets have boomed. Overseas investors have reaped and repatriated billions in dividends, profits and interest payments. Multi-national corporations have piled into mining, agro-business and related sectors, unimpeded and with virtually no demands by … Continue reading

Predatory Finance: The New Mode of Global Warfare

Global Research, October 12, 2010 by Michael Hudson “Coming events cast their shadows forward.” – Goethe What is to stop U.S. banks and their customers from creating $1 trillion, $10 trillion or even $50 trillion on their computer keyboards to buy up all the bonds and stocks in the world, along with all the land … Continue reading

New Era of Gangland Violence

Criminal networks linking cartels and gangs are no longer simply a crime problem, but a threat that is metastasizing into a new form of widespread,networked criminal insurgency.1 The scale and violenceof these networks threaten civil governmentsand civil societies in the Western Hemisphere and,increasingly, the United States as well. American policymakers have been slow to recognizethe … Continue reading

Jan Brewer's Letter To Secretary Clinton Regarding The Secretary's Petition To The U.N. To Rule Against The Newly Enacted Arizona Law

  ” ” The Idea of our Own American government submitting the duly enacted laws of a State of the United States to “review” by the United Nations is internationalism run amok and unconstitutional” – Jan Brewer http://janbrewer.com/uploads/08-27-10%20Letter%20to%20Secretary%20Clinton.pdf

Colombian President, Chinese Defense Minister Hold Talks on Bilateral Ties

Colombian President, Chinese DM Hold Talks on Bilateral Ties     2010-09-07 17:07:15     Xinhua      Web Editor: Zhang Jin   Colombian President Juan Manuel Santos and visiting Chinese Defense Minister Liang Guanglie held talks in Bogota on Monday, vowing to make joint efforts to boost bilateral military ties.Liang, also a state councilor, said ties between the two … Continue reading

Chinese and Mexican defense ministers hold talks on military cooperation

MEXICO CITY, Sept. 1 (Xinhua) — Chinese Defense Minister Liang Guanglie met his Mexican counterpart Guillermo Galvan Galvan here Wednesday to promote bilateral military cooperation. Liang, also China’s state councilor, said that Mexico is China’s good friend and partner in the Latin American region, adding China attaches great importance to developing ties with Mexico. China … Continue reading

Homeland Security Deploys Predator Drone in Texas; With Texas Now Having One We Are Now Able To View The Entire Border Simultaneously

Homeland Security Deploys Predator in Texas By Jim Fogarty Epoch Times Staff The U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS) will initiate Predator Unmanned Aerial System (UAS) flights out of Corpus Christi, Texas, beginning on Wednesday, according to a DHS press release. Flights will cover the Texas stretch of the U.S.-Mexico border, which means that aerial … Continue reading

Around 3,200 Mexican federal police have been fired since May; Of those, 465 have been charged with crimes, another 1,020 officers face disciplinary proceedings for failing confidence exams.

Mexico City, Mexico (CNN) — About 3,200 Mexican federal police have been fired since May for failing to do their work or being linked to corruption, Federal Police Commissioner Facundo Rosas said Monday. Of those, 465 have been charged with crimes. In addition, Rosas said at a news conference, another 1,020 officers face disciplinary proceedings … Continue reading

Asymmetrical Drone Wars

An Asymmetrical Drone War Geopolitical Monitor Paul Rogers – Aug 23, 2010 http://www.geopoliticalmonitor.com/an-asymmetrical-drone-war-1 Summary The United States and Israel see the next generation of armed drones as a potent reinforcement of their military capacity against insurgents and rogue states. But Iran and Hizbollah too are in the race.   An upsurge in paramilitary violence highlights … Continue reading

Mexican Marines find 72 bodies at remote ranch near the U.S. border.

Seventy-two bodies found at Mexican ranch MONTERREY | Wed Aug 25, 2010 10:47am EDT MONTERREY Mexico (Reuters) – Mexican marines found 72 bodies at a remote ranch near the U.S. border, the navy said on Wednesday, the biggest single haul of bodies in an increasingly violent drug war. Marines found the 58 men and 14 … Continue reading

U.S. reviews options after Colombia court voids base agreement

By Benjamin Birnbaum – The Washington Times August 18, 2010 The Obama administration is exploring its options after the highest court in Colombia — the U.S.’s closest Latin American ally — voided an agreement that would have allowed an increased U.S. military presence at seven bases across the country. “This is part of a legal … Continue reading

Hezbollah Is Strengthening It's Long Standing Influence Over Central and South American Drug Cartels.

Hezbollah at the Border by  Connie Hair 07/15/2010 Signs are growing that the terror group Hezbollah has expanded its long-established influence with South and Central American drug cartels into a working presence in Mexico. Rep. Sue Myrick (R.-N.C.) is asking the Department of Homeland Security to form a task force to investigate ties between the … Continue reading

Congress gave final approval Thursday to a $600-million border security package

By Lisa Mascaro, Tribune Washington BureauAugust 13, 2010 Reporting from Washington — Congress gave final approval Thursday to a $600-million border security package that President Obama had sought to tighten the border with Mexico — a move supporters hope will open a broader political discussion on comprehensive immigration reform. The Senate gave quick final approval … Continue reading

"Veteran Intelligence Professionals for Sanity" -VIPS- Wrote Obama On Tuesday Warning Of A Likely Israeli Attack On Iran This Month

Obama Warned Israel May Bomb Iran Tuesday 03 August 2010 by: Veteran Intelligence Professionals for Sanity  |  Consortium News | Op-Ed MEMORANDUM FOR: The President FROM: Veteran Intelligence Professionals for Sanity (VIPS) SUBJECT: War With Iran We write to alert you to the likelihood that Israel will attack Iran as early as this month. This would likely … Continue reading

Bloomberg Article – "Wachovia's Drug Habit"…

Wachovia’s Drug Habit By Michael Smith – Jul 7, 2010   Bloomberg Markets   The bank, now a unit of Wells Fargo, leads a list of firms that have moved dirty money for Mexico’s narcotics cartels–helping a $39 billion trade that has killed more than 22,000 people since 2006. Just before sunset on April 10, … Continue reading

UN’s Big Five Facilitate Arms Transfers To Human Rights Violators

IPS – 2010-07-19 by Thalif Deen   UNITED NATIONS – The five permanent members of the Security Council – the United States, Britain, France, Russia and China – are accused of facilitating the transport of conventional weapons and cluster munitions to countries where they could be used to commit human rights violations and war crimes.The … Continue reading