Smugglers' barbed wire traps target U...

Smugglers' barbed wire traps target US agents

There are 194 comments on the El Paso Times story from Mar 29, 2010, titled Smugglers' barbed wire traps target US agents. In it, El Paso Times reports that:

Drug smugglers have apparently set "booby traps" for U.S. Border Patrol agents on roads along the border near Deming, agency officials said Monday.

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tes48

El Paso, TX

#1 Mar 30, 2010
Drug smugglers will try anything to keep the flow of their money and drugs. We appreciate you Border patrol Keep up the Thank less work. We keep you in our prayers. You guys are the best. www.ElPasograpevine.com
nono

Sandston, VA

#2 Mar 30, 2010
In a few months voters in California will make mexican pot obsolete.
tes48

El Paso, TX

#3 Mar 30, 2010
nono wrote:
In a few months voters in California will make mexican pot obsolete.
How do you make it obsolete when you make it more available to everyone. There is no such thing. www.elpasograpevine.com
RedNeck

El Paso, TX

#4 Mar 30, 2010
Quote: "In a few months voters in California will make mexican pot obsolete."-nono

The Mexican Growers will only go after the American Growers when that happens.
Grouchy One

Staley, NC

#5 Mar 30, 2010
And if the border had been fenced in, would this have happened? I don't think so. Build a fence and be done with it. NM would be the shortest border to fence if you think about it. Too bay NM has leaders sympathetic to illegals and not Americans.
Dangerous Border

United States

#6 Mar 30, 2010
I agree. If the wall would have been installed as it should have been, not only would it have slowed and impeded drug traffickers, but also other possible other illegal and dangerous activity. It would have been money well spent, but of course someone in the politics of the US is getting bribed. That is the only explanation. It is time that these individuals get voted out of office. It should be that they get charged with treason as well.
EPTX

United States

#7 Mar 30, 2010
I amazes me the EP Times has yet to report on the rancher that was murdered by a smuggler on Saturday. You can bet if BP had shot a smuggler, it would be national headlines.
Julian

Englewood, CO

#8 Mar 30, 2010
When prohibition was repealed it made moonshiners obsolete....get it? good grief, these people cant see past their nose.... bu making marijuana legal and easily obtainable by going to a store and buying it puts illegal sellers/growers out of business. If farmers can legally grow it on a large scale, it puts home growers at a disadvantage due to economy of scale. How often do you see people selling alcohol or cigarettes out of a car or on a street corner? How often do you hear about home grown tobacco? Home made alcohol is perfectly legal but how many people distill it and sell it illegally? It happens yes, but far less than it did during prohibition.
tes48 wrote:
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How do you make it obsolete when you make it more available to everyone. There is no such thing. www.elpasograpevine.com
Mister D El Paso tx

El Paso, TX

#9 Mar 30, 2010
Ya gota fight fire with fire so in this case have us army set out mine fields along the border sit back and wait for kaboom hope its not some poor ranchers cow. This might make those stupid SOB think twice about placing booby traps on land that doesn't belong to them.
EP Hiker

El Paso, TX

#10 Mar 30, 2010
Mister D El Paso tx wrote:
Ya gota fight fire with fire so in this case have us army set out mine fields along the border sit back and wait for kaboom hope its not some poor ranchers cow. This might make those stupid SOB think twice about placing booby traps on land that doesn't belong to them.
That wouldn't be a very good idea, as quite a few of us hike these areas to take in the beauty of the southwest.
JAC

El Paso, TX

#11 Mar 30, 2010
all you El Paso BP haters must be loving this.
ozzi

Milwaukee, WI

#15 Mar 30, 2010
Time for the "Grand Rio Grande of America."
dog

United States

#16 Mar 30, 2010
Julian wrote:
When prohibition was repealed it made moonshiners obsolete....get it? good grief, these people cant see past their nose.... bu making marijuana legal and easily obtainable by going to a store and buying it puts illegal sellers/growers out of business. If farmers can legally grow it on a large scale, it puts home growers at a disadvantage due to economy of scale. How often do you see people selling alcohol or cigarettes out of a car or on a street corner? How often do you hear about home grown tobacco? Home made alcohol is perfectly legal but how many people distill it and sell it illegally? It happens yes, but far less than it did during prohibition.
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Obviously not. Or why are we seeing all this going on? They simply turn to more dangerous substances and smuggling of AK47s.

You make no sense because alcohol prohibition ended and instead of selling legal alcohol, they're pulling all kinds of other criminal stunts.

According to your propaganda, alcohol is legal so there should be peace on earth ever since and that is not the case.
dog

United States

#17 Mar 30, 2010
RedNeck wrote:
Quote: "In a few months voters in California will make mexican pot obsolete."-nono
The Mexican Growers will only go after the American Growers when that happens.
Yes and with no border fence or control, that's exactly what they'll do. They kill their competition, they kill them in Mexico and why wouldn't they kill them here? The cartels feel they own the USA, they want the money, they aren't going to just stop wanting money. They'll kill Americans even faster than their fellow Mexicans.
Mister D El Paso tx

El Paso, TX

#18 Mar 30, 2010
To El Paso Hiker go hike 100 feet away from the border. We need to take control of our own borders NOW before it is to late for sum stupid hiker along the border gets robbed and killed USA has millions of acres to hike in a few feet north of the border
WTF

Ashburn, VA

#19 Mar 30, 2010
Grouchy One wrote:
And if the border had been fenced in, would this have happened? I don't think so. Build a fence and be done with it. NM would be the shortest border to fence if you think about it. Too bay NM has leaders sympathetic to illegals and not Americans.
Not only NM but the entire Obama Administration. Obama needs the illegals to vote for him in 2012 so that is why the building of the fence was stopped. The issue of faulty electronics was used as an excuse. The construction of the fence should have continued but is stopped forever. The citizens of NM should demand the short span of fence be built on their Border w/Mexico. How will we ever get rid of these rats?!
Bedrock Bob

Cerrillos, NM

#20 Mar 30, 2010
Does this shock you? Wires set by Mexicans on US soil to kill US officials? And what do we do about it???

Aztecas declare a death threat against US police. Smugglers setting traps to harm US agents.

Why are we not declaring death threats against Aztecas?

Traps set for BP agents by foreign terrorists.

Why are we not actively setting traps for illegals?

If we sit on our hands and give away our borders it will be the end of America as we know it. To let a bunch of greedy sadistical criminals from another country to walk on us and kill our officers and citizenry is unforgiveable.

Our government is every bit as much to blame for not doing anything to prevent this as the thugs and cartels in Mexico. It is not liek they did not know the border was a free for all 20 years ago.
Bedrock Bob

Cerrillos, NM

#23 Mar 30, 2010
Bird wrote:
We should reciprocate their booby traps with a few of our own. Might I suggest toe popper mines and claymore mines along their walking trails.
No! Absolutely NOT! It would reduce the smuggling traffic, casue teh cartels to loose profit, and that would only lead to trouble! Besides, if we slow the flow of future voters in this country it will upset the palns for the future!

For heavens sake are you Un-American!?!?!?!
Wise Up

New Bethlehem, PA

#24 Mar 30, 2010
tes48 wrote:
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How do you make it obsolete when you make it more available to everyone. There is no such thing. www.elpasograpevine.com
You need to take a course in remedial reading and then get your head screwed on straight. "Mexican," as used here, is an adjective, dim-bulb. He means pot produced in Mexico. When it is legalized, there will be no need to import it, legally or otherwise.
ZeroCool

United States

#25 Mar 30, 2010
Why does everyone still think the way to stop the drug trade is build fences, blow folks up with mines or any other idiotic idea? The focus is on them (illegals, drug traffickers) and it’s simply supply and demand. What about our wonderful drug addicts in Hollywood, NFL, NBA, and MLB that are the consumers. The ones that we look up too and tell us how to run our country and have no business in politics. Catch the dealers and get the list. Make the user pay the fine. It’s no longer poor celebrity if we can stop the trade you wouldn’t have your nose all coked up.

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