by Fausta Rodriguez Wertz

CNN reports that “U.S. authorities estimate that between 60,000 and 80,000 children without parents will cross the border this year.”

The logistics of moving 60,000+ children across several countries and through the U.S. border and cities such as New York and Miami takes planning, coordination, and funding.

I don’t know who is behind this. However, the Mexican cartels control all the smuggling across the U.S.-Mexico border: drugs, weapons, people.

Every parent who puts their child in the care of smugglers is, at best, allowing that child to be a human shield for drug gangs, and in effect allowing that child to be used as a prostitute, a drug mule, and/or a kidnap victim. This is, plain and simple, child abuse in a very grand scale. Which, by the way, nearly ensures the child will get a special immigration juvenile status visa (emphasis added):

“The fact that they get up here, and that they’re fleeing violence, doesn’t give them any grounds for relief at all. So the only way they get to stay here in the U.S. legally, is through this special immigration juvenile status visa.”
To get that visa, the children have to first establish that the parent they left behind abused them.

Victor Davis Hanson looks at the immorality of The New Children’s Crusade:

This latest cruel episode — What sort of parent sends his children across the desert unaccompanied? What sort of country allows its youth just to walk away en masse? What sort of country facilitates their transfer across its own territory into the U.S.? And what sort of American administration tolerates this human tragedy as a way of building a future political constituency? — reminds us that almost everything we are told about illegal immigration is both a lie and amoral.

Neo-neocon explains

Now, we don’t know how families are getting the money to come here, and your conspiracy theory is probably as good as mine—and I do have some. But even if the majority of families/kids are coming for their own reasons (because they think they will be allowed to stay and get services, and/or to flee the violence in their home countries) rather than purposely as decoys for the cartels, they are serving as de facto decoys for them nonetheless. So if fleeing the danger posed by murderous drug cartels in their countries of origin is one of their motivations, then it’s highly ironic that escaping in this manner will serve to facilitate the entry of those very same dangerous people into the US, while the border guards are busy being babysitters.

As Neo points out, “their entry is flooding the border and distracting the guards’ time and energy while the drug cartels climb aboard.” The National Border Patrol Council Statement on Influx of Juveniles in Rio Grande Valley Sector confirms (emphasis added):

Cartels are forcing juveniles and illegal aliens to cross the border in between the ports of entries because it further ties up Border Patrol agents in the field. In effect, cartels are using these immigrants as a human shield to divert resources that would otherwise be spent interrupting their trafficking operations. Once the agents are taken out of the equation, the cartels are smuggling drugs, weapons, and special interest aliens across the border unfettered. At a time when agents are most needed to deal with the cartel threat, they are unavailable because they are either dealing with a tidal wave of humanity by either arresting juveniles and families in the field or by processing them in the stations.

That is why Texas’ top three leaders, Governor Rick Perry, Lt. Governor David Dewhurst, and House Speaker Joe Straus have directed the Department of Public Safety to immediately begin law enforcement surge operations along the Texas-Mexico border.

It’s a start.

faustaFausta Rodriguez Wertz writes on U.S. and Latin America politics and culture at Fausta’s blog.

By A.P. Dillon

Another case of Right wingers on a shooting spree. Or not.

From the linked article via CBS Local in Chicago:

(CBS) – The husband and wife who gunned down two Las Vegas police officers and a shopper at a Las Vegas strip mall on Sunday lived in Lafayette, Indiana, before moving to Nevada in January. Investigators in Las Vegas have been examining a series of YouTube videos and other social media posts by the couple as they try to figure out what sparked their shooting rampage.

In one YouTube video, Jerad Miller claimed police can’t be trusted. “What better way to kill and rape, after all, if you’re wearing a badge,” he said. “When law enforcement and government are the criminals, they will fear an armed and educated people.”

While living in Lafayette, Jerad and his wife Amanda took part in last November’s “Million Mask March” – a gathering of protesters from the Occupy movement, anarchists, and hacktivists.

Imagine that, Occupiers committing acts of violence and targeting police. No one who paid attention to the reality of Occupy’s behavior should really be surprised. After all, “There’s nothing wrong with blowing up a bridge.” Also, remember what Brian Church, one of the 5 Occupiers who conspired to blow up a bridge said?  “Ever seen a cop on fire?”. As Jim Treacher noted, An Occupy camp is a great incubator for domestic terrorism.

Flashback: ‘Kill The Police‘ – “At different moments on the livestream video, protestors could be heard yelling “Kill the police” and “F**k the police.”

Flashback: Occupier Arrested for Bringing Gun to NYC Court

All of this Left wing violence doesn’t fit the narrative though. The DOJ thinks it’s time to reinstate the Domestic terrorism unit to counter ‘right wing’ and ‘domestic, homegrown’ threats. Arguably the DOJ version of the IRS Tea Party targeting. The main source being quoted on with that revivial? The Southern Poverty Law Center (SPLC).

“We had 9/11 and there was a 180 to concentrating on Islamic extremists,” said Heidi Beirich, director of the Southern Poverty Law Center’s Intelligence Project and an expert on extremism. “It should not be seen as an either/or.”

If you recall, it was the SPLC’s “Hate Map” that inspired Lefty would-be mass killer Floyd Lee Corkins.  While Eric Holder intents to resurrect his right-wing targeting machine, the media is too busy pushing the false EveryTown Narrative — except for CNN oddly. Perhaps Piers Morgan being gone has something to do with their reporting of actual gun facts instead of myths and rhetoric.

Meanwhile, in North Carolina, Occupy 2.0 is still going on. They call themselves Moral Monday, I call them what they are Occupy Monday.  The media here is doing a bang up job ignoring the reality about the  ‘mostly peaceful protesters’.

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By:  Pat Austin

SHREVEPORT — “The Obama administration has been caught off guard…”

Fill in the blank.

The most recent version is that the Obama administration has been caught off guard by the escalation of violence in Iraq:

The Obama administration has been caught off guard by the worsening situation in Iraq, and Senator Joe Manchin (D., W.Va.) is pointing to the failures of the president’s intelligence team as the reason.

I’m not real sure how they could be caught off guard by this situation unless the intelligence team is busy catapulting cows across the great divide or something.  Pretty much everyone could see this one coming.

The administration was also recently caught “off guard” by the Bowe Berghdahl backlash:

The White House has been caught off guard by the negative reaction to the deal that freed Army Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl, the last American prisoner of war in Afghanistan.

It has been particularly surprised by criticism of Bergdahl, who is accused of walking away from his unit shortly before being abducted by the Taliban.

Again, what?  How could they not see that backlash coming?  A five-for-one prisoner swap using Gitmo terrorists?  Nah.  No worries.  Go for it.

Team Obama was also caught off guard on the VA scandal:

The White House tried Tuesday to douse flames of criticism over allegations that dozens of veterans have died because of gross mismanagement at Veterans Affairs hospitals.

President Obama’s chief of staff, Denis McDonough, met frustrated Democrats on Capitol Hill who are outraged by reports of secret waiting lists used by the Department of Veterans Affairs.

And they were caught off guard by the NSA scandal, by Fast and Furious, by the failure of the Obamacare rollout, and by the Benghazi outrage.

Say what you will about this administration, but it does not instill a feeling of well being or of safety.  The legacy of this administration is one of corruption, of ineptitude, and of dishonesty.  We are considerably weaker that we were when this man was elected.

It will only get worse; I do not see this administration taking any steps whatsoever to ensure they are not caught “off guard” again; I don’t see any signs that this administration cares about being ON guard.

Like the fox guarding the hen house, I’d say.

Getting caught off guard is not an effective leadership strategy.

 

Pat Austin blogs at And So it Goes in Shreveport.