Archive for April 2nd, 2008

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Did they think cause it was only published in Mexico City that it would not be noticed north of the border? This has to be the stupidest thing I have ever scene. Pandering hits a new low in the advertising world. GuardDog

This print ad was taken from the current issue of Quién magazine, in Mexico City.

On billboards in Mexico too.

Absolut Reconquista
Michelle Malkin
April 2, 2008

The beverage of open-borders used to be Miller Light. Now, it is Absolut. The vodka maker?s latest ad redraws the map of North America to please Mexican consumers. (Hat tip - Snapped Shot and Jim Hoft).

Reconquista? What reconquista? Oh, yeah. That reconquista:

The ?In An Absolut World? ad campaign site is here.

Laura Martinez, who apparently approves, spotted the Absolut open-borders ad in the print edition of Quien magazine. (Check out comments section of this link. The majority of comments are angry and negative. GuardDog)

Contact information for Absolut:

Jeffrey Moran
Director of Public Relations and Events
The Absolut Spirits Company, Inc.
1370 Avenue of the Americas
New York, NY 10019
Phone, direct: +1 212 641 87 20

E-Mail click here.

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The Washington Post

Max Boot is a senior fellow in national security studies at the Council on Foreign Relations and author of “War Made New: Technology, Warfare, and the Course of History, 1500 to Today.” He is a foreign policy adviser to the McCain campaign.

Why am I not reassured by Zbigniew Brzezinski’s breezy assurance in Sunday’s Outlook section that “forecasts of regional catastrophe” after an American pullout from Iraq are as overblown as similar predictions made prior to our pullout from South Vietnam? Perhaps because the fall of Saigon in 1975 really was a catastrophe. Another domino fell at virtually the same time — Cambodia.

Estimates vary, but a safe bet is that some two million people died in the killing fields of Cambodia. In South Vietnam, the death toll was lower, but hundreds of thousands were consigned to harsh “reeducation” camps where many perished, and hundreds of thousands more risked their lives to flee as “boat people.”

The consequences of the U.S. defeat rippled outward, emboldening communist aggression from Angola to Afghanistan. Iran’s willingness to hold our embassy personnel hostage — something that Brzezinski should recall — was probably at least in part a reaction to America’s post-Vietnam malaise. Certainly the inability of the U.S. armed services to rescue those hostages was emblematic of the “hollow,” post-Vietnam military. It took us more than a decade to recover from the worst military defeat in our history.

In a sense, however, we have never been able to shed its baleful legacy. Thirty years later, Ayman al Zawahiri acknowledged that he was still inspired by “the aftermath of the collapse of the American power in Vietnam and how they ran and left their agents.”

The consequences of withdrawal and defeat in Iraq are likely to be even more serious, because it is located in a more volatile and strategically important region. Brzezinski thinks that Shiite-Sunni enmity is “in large part the sour byproduct of the destructive U.S. occupation” and would evaporate after our departure. Few serious analysts share his optimism.

Most of those who have spent any time in Iraq agree with the National Intelligence Estimate issued last year. It warned: “If Coalition forces were withdrawn rapidly … we judge that the ISF [Iraqi Security Forces] would be unlikely to survive as a non-sectarian national institution; neighboring countries — invited by Iraqi factions or unilaterally — might intervene openly in the conflict; massive civilian casualties and forced population displacement would be probable; AQI [al-Qaeda in Iraq] would attempt to use parts of the country — particularly al-Anbar province — to plan increased attacks in and outside of Iraq; and spiraling violence and political disarray in Iraq… could prompt Turkey to launch a military incursion.”

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The Washington Post

This week’s American Legion conference in Washington has had no shortage of high-profile guests. The organization’s 1,400 attendees have heard from House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.), House Minority Leader John A. Boehner (R-Ohio), Army Secretary Pete Geren and Veterans Affairs Secretary James B. Peake.

They also met with Brig. Gen. Gregory J. Zanetti, the deputy commander of Joint Task Force Guantanamo, who spoke about the upcoming commissions and told the group “what we’re not seeing and hearing about Guantanamo,” according to Legion spokeswoman Ramona Joyce.

While the Legionnaires might find coverage of Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, lacking, there is one key news purveyor who does not disappoint.

That man is Lou Dobbs, who will receive the organization’s National Commander’s Public Relations Award today because he “has been a tireless and true leader in the fight against illegal immigration,” according to a statement by National Commander Martin “Marty” Conatser.

“Lou Dobbs is a true American patriot,” he said.

Immigration is a key issue for the group, Joyce said, primarily because of its national security implications and because of a focus on law and order.

“When we signed up in the military we said we’d uphold the Constitution, and part of that is also being a law-abiding citizen,” she said. “We’re a land of laws, and some people don’t want to enforce the laws.”

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The Examiner

BALTIMORE (Map, News) - Walter Abbott lost his house, his drywall company ? twice ? and now his freedom.

When he discovered Maryland funds pro-immigration group CASA de Maryland, he fired off an angry letter to Gov. Martin O?Malley containing a threat on the governor?s life.

?It was out of frustration,? Abbott said.

Now is he on home detention awaiting a trial. ?[CASA] helps find them a job ? an American?s job that they help take away. They took away my job,? said Abbott, 44, of Parkville.

Abbott epitomizes part of the hotly contested immigration debate.

Many people are furious that governments from the General Assembly to the city of Baltimore give millions of dollars to CASA de Maryland, which assists legal and illegal immigrants in finding work, social services and legal aid.

?The state cuts [Chesapeake] Bay funding in half but found millions for CASA?s new headquarters? That?s bordering on criminal if it?s not already criminal,? said Brad Botwin, director of Help Save Maryland, a group opposing illegal immigration.

However, CASA officials said taxpayers? money should help anyone in need, even if they are here illegally.

?The government should serve everybody ? [immigrants] are the house cleaners, the kids going to school. They are part of the community, and part of government?s role is to help the poor and vulnerable,? said Jennifer Freedman, director of development for CASA.

Some state lawmakers tried to halt CASA?s funding and introduce bills to curb illegal immigration. But those bills failed, while bills to support CASA?s efforts passed.

Del. Ron George, R-Anne Arundel, said groups such as CASA make Maryland friendly to illegal immigrants who burden the state?s infrastructure, such as the Motor Vehicle Administration. MVA was processing 1,000 driver?s license a month last year; now it is processing 2,000 a week due to illegal immigrants? ease of obtaining licenses.

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PORT CHESTER - A Texas man was arraigned today after police said he transported illegal immigrants from Texas, held five of them in a Port Chester apartment and threatened to cut off their fingers with pruning shears if they didn’t ante up more money.

John Ernest Guerrero Jr., 22, of Pearland, a 6-foot 3, 350-pound man, was arrested by seven officers after the captives escaped an attic apartment in which they were being held without food, police said. Police are seeking a second and possibly a third captor.

Two men from Brazil were found on Poningo Street Saturday afternoon, allegedly after escaping from the apartment in 123 Haseco Ave., a triplex Victorian-style building. They alleged they had been held there four or five days after being transported there by two men in a white Chevrolet after they crossed the Mexican border into Texas.

Police said the men -ages 30 and 50 - were uninjured despite not having eaten and having been involved in a fight with their captors that resulted in their escape. The struggle came, police said, after one captor held a small wire cutter to the pinky of one man Saturday and demanded $2,000 more than the $10,000 they had each paid to get into the United States.

Guerrero was charged this morning with first-degree attempted robbery, a felony, police said. He was being held on $100,000 bail and is due back in Port Chester village court Thursday. He had no prior rap sheet, police said. He had absolutely no identification on him, but claims to be a U.S. citizen, they said.

While a total of five men reportedly escaped the apartment; only two have come forward, police said.

“Given our population, it is likely this (imprisoning illegals) happens on occasion, but we don’t hear about it,” Detective Lt. Royal Monroe said.

“If someone is the victim of a crime, we don’t contact anyone (in immigration enforcement). We don’t want anyone to hesitate reporting a crime,” Chief John Krzeminsky said.

Police did call in federal Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) investigators but said it was only to help find the suspects, not to pursue the victims, who have been placed with family elsewhere in the United States.

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FOX News

A report posted on Islam Watch, a site run by Muslims who oppose intolerant teachings and hatred for unbelievers, exposes a prominent Islamic cleric and lawyer who support extreme punishment for non-Muslims ? including killing and rape.

A question-and-answer session with Imam Abdul Makin in an East London mosque asks why Allah would tell Muslims to kill and rape innocent non-Muslims, including their wives and daughters, according to Islam Watch.

“Because non-Muslims are never innocent, they are guilty of denying Allah and his prophet,” the Imam says, according to the report. “If you don’t believe me, here is the legal authority, the top Muslim lawyer of Britain.”

The lawyer, Anjem Choudary, backs up the Imam’s position, saying that all Muslims are innocent.

“You are innocent if you are a Muslim,” Choudary tells the BBC. “Then you are innocent in the eyes of God. If you are not a Muslim, then you are guilty of not believing in God.”

Choudary said he would not condemn a Muslim for any action.

“As a Muslim, I must support my Muslim brothers and sisters,” Choudary said. “I must have hatred to everything that is not Muslim.”

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The National Association of Former Border Patrol Officers (NAFBPO) extracts and condenses the material that follows from Mexican and Central and South American on-line media sources on a daily basis.

El Diario de Coahuila (Saltillo, Coahuila) 4/1/08

Organized Mexican narco traffic has succeeded in virtually occupying Guatemala after creating powerful and dangerous organizations of Guatemalans to smuggle Colombian cocaine to Mexico and the U.S. and by penetrating a series of strategic political, business, police, security and judicial systems. Allied in the multimillion dollar business of narco traffic, Mexicans and Guatemalans have cast a web of corruption that brought death, fear and silence in Guatemala. “If we say that Mexico is a narco state, Guatemala is a criminal state,” said Iduvina Hernandez, director of Security in Democracy, a nongovernmental organization. “Guatemala suffers a transnational siege by organized crime.” The crisis of the incursion in Guatemala by the Sinaloa, Tijuana, Gulf and Juarez cartels, among others, was revealed last Tuesday with the gun battle between narco groups in a town east of Guatemala City that left 11 dead. “The slaughter put in headlines a reality that was a secret for too long,” added Hernandez.

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Mrs. Ramos just cashed her last unemployment check.

PLEASE everybody send a monthly donation to the Ramos family! If you can - send a little more this month! Get a friend or family member to also donate! Ramos’ wife and three sons rely upon the American people for financial support - the very people Agent Ramos was defending from an illegal alien drug smuggler.

ALL the money you send goes directly to Agent Ramos’ family.

SO PLEASE MAIL THAT CHECK TODAY…or you can sign up on the Agent Ramos Website for monthly credit card donations.

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Home Depot, here we come!

Excuse the translation errors.


Members of the Mexican army and the National Institute of Migration (INM) stopped today with violence a little more than a hundred undocumented central Americans in the surrounding area of the populated town of Las Palmas in the state of Oaxaca, denounced the coordinator of the Migrant House of Arriaga, Carlos Bartolo Solís. According to the versions of some migrants that managed to evade the operation in which a little more than 80 soldiers and agents of the INM participated, the soldiers utilized batons and sticks to stop them.

Bartola Solís showed her worry, since in that railroad traveled various children and elderly that apparently were placed under arrest and others managed to escape when they hid between the brush and gullies of that region, where there is not water nor houses where they could receive some type of aid.

‘We are worried, since the constant operations that are carried out by the government of Mexico has obligated the migrant to walk for more than four days, from Arriaga, Chiapas to Ixtepec, Oaxaca, where they are victims of organized crime’.

‘They came at us in the night, there were more than 80 soldiers, they got more than a hundred, others managed to hide, and we managed to flee and to climb ahead, but we were afraid of another operation’, assures the Salvadorian Felipe Ruiz López, native of La Libertad, El Salvador, who in spite of the operation that has implemented the government of Mexico, hewill continue on the road bound for Houston, Texas.

In unofficial form it is estimated that inside the operation the arrest was achieved of at least 19 Salvadorians, 40 Guatemalans and 51 Hondurans.

Under a strong security operation, the foreigners were transferred to the migratory stations of San Pedro Tapanatepec and La Ventosa, Oaxaca where this same day they were sentto Tapachula for their deportation.

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