After recently discovering U.S. based militia groups’ plans to close several bridges between Texas and Mexico, authorities in Texas are preparing to use “whatever force is necessary” to prevent the groups from continuing with their plans.
Militia groups across the area are calling on members to block traffic in the Rio Grande Valley on Sept. 20th, 2014 to protest the federal government’s failure to secure the border between the U.S. and Mexico.
One law enforcement officer commented anonymously about the situation, explaining that the bridges were not symbols of illegal immigration, but they are vital parts of the local economy:
“We will not allow these groups to disrupt the economic commerce of our region and we are prepared to use force to keep the bridges open. We cannot allow them to be shut down by lawless behavior from people who claim to be promoting the rule of law.”
Another a confidential source stated that they believe the threats by the militia groups to be credible, and federal law enforcement agencies are working together to deliver an appropriate response:
“The international bridges are federal property. We will back up the agents of the U.S. Customs and Border Patrol in defending these properties and make sure the lawful flow of people and commerce continues.”
Since the surge at the border, over 2,000 additional people have been called in to protect the region consisting of border patrol officers, Department of Public Safety troopers, and a recent addition of 1,000 members of the Texas National Guard.
The Mayor of Rio Grande City, Ruben Villarreal, stated that while he supports the rights of militia members to express their opinion, he is still concerned about their intent:
“What can we expect? I don’t know. The unknown becomes an issue that we really got to prepare for. If they’re here to block traffic, to be a hindrance between traffic and the port of entry, that causes a problem. It’s a huge safety issue. A port of entry is not just a port of entry for people; it’s also a port of entry for commerce. There are hundreds of millions of dollars that transact at the ports of entry. If their intent is to cause a disruption at a port of entry, it’s not only a matter of people, it’s a matter of commerce as well,” he said.
As law enforcement officials have expressed unity in their plans to protect the bridges at whatever cost, militia members do not seem to be backing down from their plans either. As September 20th rapidly approaches, let’s hope that both sides can resolve the issue in a peaceful manner. Americans fighting Americans is certainly not the way to accomplish anything — even if the federal government is wrong.
Blaine Cooper, an independent video journalist who often goes along on missions with the militias, introduced me to a video that he had shot while out with Arizona Border Recon (ABR) on Sunday. The video shows a stark contrast to the picture of the militias that the main stream media and political foes of freedom have tried to paint for us.
The American men and women that volunteer with the militias are more often involved in acts of compassion and protection than they are in situations of conflict or intimidation. However, they are armed, have a very structured chain of command in mission operations and are fully capable of neutralizing a threat if need be.
One of the major benefits of our militias is that they are not controlled by our government. They act in the best interest of the American citizens and their operations are not affected by politics. They are there to help solve problems.
Blaine said that he and another militia member, Manny E. Vega, were patrolling north of the Arizona/Mexico border when they happened upon a man who seemed to be quite disoriented. They approached the man and he identified himself as being an illegal. He stated that he was from Guatemala and had been walking for 10 days and had not had water for 4 days. He was also complaining of severe pain.
Blaine and Manny gave him small sips of water and an apple and put him in the back of the pickup truck with Blaine and raced him to the nearest Border Patrol station for medical attention. They no doubt saved this man’s life.
They are true patriots and compassionate human beings and they deserve our thanks and our respect. Well done boys. Please share in order to combat the media bias and show what our militias are actually about.
Despite warnings from state lawmakers and the US Customs and Border Protection, militia groups along the Texas-Mexico border have now grown to more than 10 active teams. The groups made up of members from the Oathkeepers, Three Percenters, and Patriots, began organizing their efforts from El Paso to Laredo to the Valley a little over a month ago.
These photos obtained by the San Antonio Express-News show the militia members sporting camouflage and tactical gear, while carrying weapons and wearing masks. In order to protect the identity of the militia members from the cartels, their faces have been blurred out.
Texas Governor Rick Perry has declined to comment on the actions of the militias, but Democratic State Senator Leticia Van de Putte used the situation as an opportunity to make rhetorical statements about the “children” coming over, and to demonize her opponent Senator Dan Patrick, who she is currently running against for lieutenant governor:
“Pointing guns at children solves nothing. Local law enforcement and federal Border Patrol agents have been clear. The presence of these outside independent militia groups does nothing to secure the border; it only creates an unsafe situation for law enforcement officials that are protecting our communities.”
Chris Davis commands the militia’s Operation known as “Secure Our Border,” and can be seen in some of the photos. He says that any actions the members take would be in a “legal and lawful manner.” Davis said in an interview that if militias see an illegal, that they should “point [their] gun dead at him, right between his eyes, and you say, ‘Get back across the border or you will be shot.’”
Do you agree with the efforts these militias are taking to secure our border? With our government refusing to do anything about the influx of illegals pouring across our borders along with cartel members, diseases, and possible terrorists, I support these groups 100%.
OXFORD, Alabama — Law enforcement officers from Alabama and Georgia converged on Oxford, Alabama yesterday for training in how to deal with domestic extremists.
About 400 are expected to attend, according to a news release from U.S. Attorney Joyce White Vance, FBI Special Agent-in-Charge Richard D. Schwein Jr. and Oxford Police Chief Bill Partridge. The sessions will take place at the Oxford Performing Arts Center, Capt. L.G. Owens said.
Conducting the training will be the U.S. Attorney’s Office for the Northern District of Alabama, the FBI’s Joint Terrorism Task Force and the Oxford Police Department.
Organizers say those participating will receive training in survival skills needed when dealing with groups such as the Sovereign Citizen Movement or militia groups. Other training will cover deadly force survival and weapons of mass destruction.
Why is the Federal government practicing to defend against or attack militias? There are really two types of militias: those that are concerned citizens helping other citizens and those that are extremists. Militias are legally recognized by our government as guaranteed by our US Constitution and upheld by the US Supreme Court. (See What is a Militia?) Militia extremist rarely do any major violence; more violence and threats of violence come from radial Muslim extremist.
As an all volunteer force, Militias have seen a surge in memberships over the last four to six years in response to various “attacks” by the Federal Government under the Obama Administration on citizen’s rights and liberties.
In April of this year, over 5,000 militia men converged in a town near Las Vegas to defend the rights of Cliven Bundy a cattle rancher who was literally being targeted and attacked at gun point by the Federal Government’s Bureau of Land Management (BLM). 200 armed BLM agents surrounded Bundy’s land. See the recap of this story.
The short of the story is that Bundy’s family were physically assaulted by the BLM, which was captured on video, trying to force Bundy to leave his land. The BLM said it was doing its job to protect turtles. That’s right, turtles. Why would the government be willing to shoot Americans to protect turtles…turtles the BLM was killing anyway? Seems odd, doesn’t it?
When the militia showed up, the BLM ran off but said they would be back. It turns out that the real reason the BLM wanted Bundy off the land was because Senator Harry Reid (Who is Reid?) had made a deal with the Chinese to sell Bundy’s land to them for a solar panel farm. Seriously.
As part of this drill in Alabama, another session will study a mass shooting that occurred Aug. 5, 2012 at a Sikh Temple in Oak Creek, Wis. There, a white supremacist shot and killed six temple worshipers and wounded three before killing himself.
Over the past few weeks, Chicago has seen over 100 shooting deaths from black gangs…that’s just in a few weeks! That would be considered a terrorist event by some standards. In the Nevada BLM standoff, no one was shot but yet Senator Harry Reid called the militia “Domestic Terrorist“. Militias are mainly white males.
So, why are white males who never fired a shot (defending a white cattle rancher who the government had armed agents pointing sniper rifles at) called “domestic terrorist” while blacks gangs killing 100’s of people in Chicago not even mentioned?
The odd thing about this Federal drill is that they are all targeted towards white people who are considered domestic terrorist. We have a full-on invasion on our Southern border with Mexico that we know as a 100% fact that some of these illegals who are crossing have criminal backgrounds and some are Muslims from terrorist countries.
Wouldn’t it make more sense to send these 400 agents to the Mexican border instead of “practicing” for some future event that may, or may not happen? And based on historical facts, is very unlikely.
Instead, our government is going after white militia groups who “may” commit a crime at some point in the future. Shouldn’t they be going after actual groups committing crimes like radical Muslims such as ISIS and illegals crossing the Mexico border is massive numbers?
Bill Ayers is the leader of the domestic terrorist group the Weather Underground who has bombed and killed many people as a domestic terrorist. As a very close friend of Obama, he and his group have gone free of any government arrest or prosecution for most of his crimes. A few weeks ago he went on Megyn Kelly’s FoxNews show bragging about what he had done which he’s also published in a book.
This drill in Alabama is likely tied to Senator Harry Reid who was very embarrassed by the Nevada’s militias show of force to protect the cattle rancher and who vowed “this is not over”. Reid and Obama are very close to Attorney General Eric Holder who’s Dept of Justice is in charge of this drill. (Who is Holder?)
It is likely the Alabama drill is a diversion far away from Nevada to practice attacking any future militia groups, like the Oath Keepers, who were protecting Bundy from an illegal government attack. Oath Keepers is a very large national militia group made up of lot of former military and special operations people who are well organized and led the effort with Bundy in Nevada.
They embarrassed Reid back in April, and now he is preparing to get them back. He’s already called them “Domestic Terrorist”. (see story) It is likely this Bundy event hit Reid financially due to his business deals with the Chinese and who are likely pressuring Reid to act. (see story)
Thousands of illegal immigrants, many of them unaccompanied children, are flooding across the border, completely overwhelming our border security system, which already has the Border Patrol’s hands tied due to the Obama administration’s immigration policy, or lack thereof.
We are now hearing word that militias across the nation are considering mobilizing to assist in gaining control of the border, much like some militias mobilized to help defend the Bundy Ranch in Nevada from the overreaching BLM earlier this year.
An alert went out across the internet recently in response to Texas’ announcement of a “border surge”, encouraging the Texas militias to converge on Laredo to secure that sector of the border, according to Breitbart.
***ACTION ALERT*** All Texas & National Militia Available Please Converge Immediately Status GO: Mission close down Laredo Crossing for starters ((All need to be closed)) Operation complete when border fence is in place and secure Name: Love’s #298 Love’s Travel Stop 28527 Interstate 35, Encinal, TX 78019 (956) 948-7044 Location: I 35 & Hwy 44, Encinal, TX Distance from Encino: 93.7 miles Contact numbers: for location and or pick up 580 889 1036 423 333 8872 Militia Conference Number 24/7 For info and assistance 559 726 1300 access 639939# It’s time to bring down the thunder. Activating the Patriots willing to stand up for America GO GO GO. III% Kelli in Texas USA Let’s share this like the brushfires of Liberty”
There are an estimated 500 militia troops already guarding the border in Arizona, and some militias in Arizona, Oklahoma, and other states across the country are offering their assistance to the Texas militia, if they are invited to come help.
Not everyone is pleased though, and according to the Tea Party.org, there are questions about whether the Texas government would welcome the help of the militias in their border surge or not, with some claiming the Governor wants to work with them while others are telling them to stay away.
State Rep Steve Toth (R-The Woodlands) spoke to Texas Department of Public Safety Director, Colonel Steve McCraw about the militia groups coming to Texas. On a Facebook chat thread this morning Toth said, “Steve McCraw is not looking for anyone to show up on the border to help DPS or the Guard. If you would like to join the Guard we would love to have you but don’t show up on the border to help it will only cause confusion and lead to someone getting hurt.”
Texas would be wise to accept the assistance being offered by the various militias, as they can provide much needed manpower. Likewise, it would also be wise of the militias to defer for now to the wishes of Texas, coordinating their efforts with the Texas DPS, and ensuring that they aren’t acting as vigilantes.
Hopefully Texas will be able to gain control of their border, putting a stop to the current crisis of children flooding across the border.
Many of the people coming across are sick with communicable diseases, and while our Border Patrol and Immigration officials are focused on helping the children, cartels, smugglers and criminals are moving back and forth with ease, conducting their criminal activity.
The border must be secured as soon as possible. The security of our nation depends upon it.