Pinal County Sheriff Paul Babeu said requests by Arizona law enforcement personnel and Sens. John McCain (R-Ariz.) and Jon Kyl (R-Ariz.) for 3,000 National Guard troops along the state's border with Mexico have been answered so far with 1 percent of that number deployed there this week.
"We have a whopping 30 [National Guard troops] this week that are showing up," Babeu told CNSNews.com. "It's less than a half-hearted measure designed to fail."
But the federal Bureau of Land Management (BLM) has placed 15 signs along a 60-mile stretch of Interstate 8 that links San Diego with Phoenix and Tucson warning travelers of drug cartels and human trafficking operations.
Recapping, those signs say this:
"DANGER – PUBLIC WARNING, TRAVEL NOT RECOMMENDED,
"Visitors May Encounter Armed Criminals and Smuggling Vehicles Traveling at High Rates of Speed. Stay Away From Trash, Clothing, Backpacks, and Abandoned Vehicles."
"BLM Encourages Visitors To Use Public Land North of Interstate 8"
What those signs really are is a message to the state government of Arizona, "Nice state ya got there. Shame if anything were to ... happen to it." Jan Brewer didn't bend over for Barry's subtle BLM hint, so now we get the part where the Molotov cocktail comes through the front window at 3AM. I wonder if Barry is prepared for the buckshot that Brewer is going to fire back out the window ?
That buckshot will probably be active and very public state support for "civilians" hunting down drug cartel wankers -on federal land-. Packs of lads roaring around the desert in dune buggies and pickup trucks with -state supplied- machine guns on the top, playing Rat Patrol and lighting up gang bangers all over the place, guys getting shot, all on national TV with Katie Couric moaning about the RACISTS hurting the innocent poor little insane head chopping Mexicans.
In a sane country refusal to defend the border would be grounds for impeachment, clearly the USA is no longer governed by the sane. WTF, Republican Party?
November's just two months away kids. 8 short weeks. Put some FEAR into them Republicans.