Posts Tagged ‘ Zetas ’

Homeland Security

Homeland Security

The scale of the problem we face on our southern border is often hard for Americans living outside of border states to comprehend. We’ve explored the havoc wreaked, both physically and psychically, by Mexican organized crime on this website at some length, but in order to grasp the magnitude of this problem you need...
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Never Forget

Never Forget

Today marks the one year anniversary of the cold-blooded murder of ICE agent Jaime Zapata. As most of you know, American Rattlesnake has covered the circumstances surrounding the lethal attack on Agent Zapata and Victor Avila, as well as the followup investigation, since his death was first reported. This site has also explored the...
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The Daily Rattle (2011 New Year’s Edition)

The Daily Rattle (2011 New Year’s Edition)

Our last Rattle of 2011 runs the gamut, all the way from an immigration enforcement success in Pennsylvania to a disappointing judicial setback in South Carolina. However, we begin the final roundup of the year with a must-read essay in The American Conservative by W. James Antle III. It looks at the immigration scorecard...
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The Daily Rattle-Immigration News Summary For December 17, 2011

Today’s roundup contains a heavy dose of news about Eric Holder and the Justice Department’s malfeasance, vis-a-vis their gunwalking scandals, as well as an update on the case of embattled political prisoner Agent Jesus Diaz. However, we start with a mind-boggling story about the lengths Los Angeles mayor Antonio Villaraigosa, a.k.a. Tony Villar, will...
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Immigration Issues in Academe

Immigration Issues in Academe

The image you see above is a flow chart describing the process by which the bodies of illegal aliens, or in the parlance of the presenter, “undocumented border crossers,” found in the United States are identified and returned to their families. Or, in the case of those whose identities can not be verified, disposed...
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Iranian Terror Plot

Iranian Terror Plot

I suppose I should have prefaced the title of this post with the qualifier “allegedly,” although for the sake of argument I’ll assume that the allegations contained in the Justice Department indictment are true.  There are a number of angles from which this story can be approached, and many of them have already been...
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The Coverup Is Always Worse Than The Crime

The Coverup Is Always Worse Than The Crime

One of the issues we’ve tried to highlight on this website over the past five months is the ongoing investigation into the reasons behind ICE agent Jaime Zapata’s murder by members of a notorious Mexican drug cartel. Now, via the Los Angeles Times, comes word that the Zapata family is demanding answers from the...
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News Roundup

I just thought I’d get you caught up on some news you might have missed in the past week, starting with our neighbor to the south. -An editorial in Investor’s Business Daily highlights the disturbing possibility that Los Zetas are attempting to disrupt the upcoming Mexican presidential election. -In a related story, the L.A....
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Zetas Founder Arrested

Zetas Founder Arrested

Most of you are familiar with the extensive coverage we’ve given to the murder of ICE Agent Jaime Zapata,  as well as the subsequent investigation into his killing. Recently, the founder of Los Zetas-the powerful Mexican drug cartel who many believe is responsible for Agent Zapata’s death-was apprehended by authorities in Mexico City. Insight...
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Falcon Lake Redux

Falcon Lake Redux

In news that harkens back to the  grisly murder of American citizen David Hartley, Mexican marines killed 13 members of the Zetas drug cartel earlier this week. As reported by the Daily News, the gun battle between   Mexican naval forces and the gang that has murdered innocent American citizens took place on Lake...
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