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And so it begins….

“A government big enough to give you everything you want, is a government big enough to take away everything that you have.”

The quote above, though obviously true , has often been erroneously attributed to Thomas Jefferson.  What he actually said was, “The natural progress of things is for liberty to yield, and government to gain ground.”

We see this happening in Nevada right now. Any question why the Founding Fathers wanted us all to be armed?

WAKE UP AMERICA

CHARLIEUNO.COM BORDER NEWS

Eric Holder Wants Gun Owners to Wear ‘Smart Bracelets’ So the Feds Can Track You with GPS!!

How about smart bracelets for every illegal alien that is caught coming across??

Or better yet how about all  politicians  wear smart bracelets so we can track these treasonous bastards?

WAKE UP AMERICA!!

Semper Vigilans,

C1

charlieuno.com

http://toprightnews.com/?p=2381

Error establishing a database connection

Well, if any of y’all  has tried to go to the new charlieuno.com border news site recently then you likely saw the error message above.  All the data, posts, links and archives from the prototype C1 news site have been lost. The weak sauce server which I initially used was completely overwhelmed and crashed.  C’est la vie.

I am in the process of rebuilding, have a much  more capable server and an extremely capable technician on the job to get things corrected and back up to speed.  Any and all suggestions and submissions are welcomed and encouraged.  As I said in my post below the new site is a work in progress and a learning experience for me.  I hope to be up and running again in a matter of hours and hope that you will check back regularly and often.  Thank you for your patience.

Semper Vigilans,

C1

Grupos Vete

Brief update and explanation

I have recently started a new border news site:charlieuno.com and have tried to keep it up to date.  Generally every night for years when I got home I would go to dozens of websites and scour hundreds of emails looking for the latest news about our still porous and ever more dangerous open border. I figured why not put up a site with links to those reports and if anyone else was interested I could save them the time I put in.  It is still an experiment for me and a work in progress.

It pains me when I am unable to update charlieuno.com on a daily basis as recently  was the case. The reason for the delay is that I still go out in the field, working the border in person and seeing first hand how bad it really is and doing what I can to help local homeowners, ranchers and law enforcement.  I have been away for the past few days doing just that.

Areas of the southwest are still crawling with armed drug smugglers leaving their sign many miles up into the heart of the homeland.

Smuggling coffee?I doubt seriously they are smuggling coffee

Cocoa beans?Or cocoa beans

Fresh suppliesThey bring plenty of food and water.

Environmental impactAnd leave literally tons of trash behind for others to clean up.

Unfortunately it has become too dangerous a business for the most part to post detailed AARs as I did in years past on this blog.

I hope you will visit the new news site: charlienuno.com  and tell your friends.  There is a link to this blog (http://charlieuno.wordpress.com) at the bottom of the new site.  If you have any comments or suggestions or news items please feel free to contact me.  My contact info is in the “about” section in the top right corner of the this blog.

If I am away for a few days and haven’t updated the news please bear with me and rest assured…..

I’ll be back.

I'll be backThanks for your support

Semper Vigilans,

C1

NEW WEBSITE!

www.charlieuno.com has been revised and updated and will be bringing you all the border news fit to print that I can find. Please click on the link above and  bookmark it to refresh any  old links you might have to the old site.This old blog www.charlieuno.wordpress.com will still be there but now www.charlieuno.com will direct you to the new site.  Feel free to subscribe and if you feel like you have any breaking border news feel free to submit it to me.
 I am still learning the new program so bear with me.
 Spread the word and send the link to any and all that might be interested
Thanks for your support all these years
Semper Vigilans,

C1

AGENT MEMORIALS

In Memory of Fallen Agents

Agent Memorials

The following Men and Women laid down their lives so that we could live in a free and prosperous nation. For God and Country they paid the ultimate sacrifice. In one fleeting moment the lives of their families were changed forever. Their loss will always be felt by those who loved them, by all who worked alongside them, and by every man and woman that has ever worn the green and gold of the United States Border Patrol. It is with the utmost respect that we honor them here.”-From The United States Border Patrol Museum Website

JANUARY

Border Patrol Agent Manuel Salcido- January 2, 1985
Patrol Inspector William D. McCalib- January 7, 1930
Border Patrol Agent Jose A. Nava- January 7, 1995
Patrol Inspector William L. Sills- January 17, 1940
Border Patrol Agent Eloy Hernandez- January 17, 2002
Senior Patrol Agent Luis A. Aguilar- January 19, 2008
Senior Patrol Agent Jefferson L. Barr- January 19, 1996
Senior Patrol Agent Rene B. Garza- January 20, 1999
Border Patrol Agent Aurelio E. Valencia- January 25, 1996

FEBRUARY

Senior Patrol Agent Edwin C. Dennis- February 4, 1974

Patrol Inspector Norman G. Ross- February 10, 1928

Border Patrol Agent John R. Mcravey- February 23, 1987

Patrol Inspector Ralph W. Ramsey- February 26, 1942

MARCH

Border Patrol Agent Daniel M. James – March 2, 2001- He died in Texas, on Texas Independence Day, after defending Texas from illegal aliens from Mexico.
Patrol Inspector Phillip D. Strobridge-March 7, 1933
Senior Border Patrol Agent Miquel J. Maldonado Jr-March 10, 1997
Patrol Inspector Anthony L. Oneto-March 11, 1947
Border Patrol Victor C. Ochoa-March 11, 1983
Senior Border Patrol Agent Nicholas D. Greenig-March 14 2006
Border Patrol Agent Ramon Nevarez Jr.-March 15, 2007
Border Patrol Agent David J. Tourscher-March 16, 2007
Patrol Inspector Earl A. Roberts-March 24, 1929
Patrol Inspector Frank Vidmar Jr.-March 24, 1932
Senior Patrol Inspector Harry E. Vincent-March 25, 1930
Border Patrol Agent Stephen M. Sullivan-March 27, 1999
Border Patrol Agent (Trainee) Luis A. Santiago-March 28, 1995
Border Patrol Agent Lee L. Bounds-March 29, 1974
Border Patrol Agent Jarod Dittman-March 30, 2008

APRIL

Border Patrol Agent Jason C. Panides- April 4, 2001

Patrol Inspector Joseph P. Riley-April 6, 1925

Mounted Watchman Clarence M. Childress-April 16, 1919

Patrol Inspector Archie L. Jennings- April 16, 1960

Border Patrol Agent Joe R. White- April 18, 1995

Patrol Inspector Thad Pippin- April 21, 1927

Patrol Inspector Joseph P. Gamez Jr.- April 21, 1978

Patrol Inspector William W. McKee- April 23, 1926

Air Interdiction Agent Clinton B. Thrasher- April 25, 2007

MAY

JUNE
Border Patrol Agent Alexander Kipnick- June 3, 1998
Airplane Pilot Douglas C. Shute- June 6, 1956
Patrol Inspector James M. Carter- June 6, 1956
Airplane Pilot Louis D. Stahl- June 13. 1992
Aircraft Pilot Trainee Lester L. Haynie- June 14, 1985
Border Patrol Agent Stephen C. Starch- June 14, 1997
Patrol Inspector Theodore L. Newton Jr.- June 17, 1967
Patrol Inspector Trainee George F. Azrak- June 17, 1967
Airplane Pilot Kenneth L. Carl- June 18, 1961
Patrol Inspector Earl F. Fleckinger- June 23, 1945
Senior Patrol Inspector Robert W. Kelsay- June 25, 1930
Patrol Inspector Charles F. Inch- June 26, 1932

JULY

Patrol Inspector In Charge Edwin H. Wheeler- July 6, 1952

Border Patrol Agent Leopoldo Cavazos Jr.- July 6, 2012

Border Patrol Agent Susan L. Rodriguez- July 7, 1998

Border Patrol Agent Richard G. Salinas-July 7, 1998

Border Patrol Agent Glenn A. Phillips- July 8, 1974

Air Operations Supervisor David Roberson- July 14, 1989

Border Patrol Agent James R. Dominguez- July 19, 2012

Patrol Inspector Ivan E. Scotten- July 20, 1929

Airplane Pilot William F. Buckelew- July 23, 1954

Patrol Inspector Donald Kee- July 23, 1954

Border Patrol Agent Robert Rosas- July 23, 2009

Patrol Inspector Lon Parker- July 25, 1926

Border Patrol Agent Eric N. Cabral- July 26, 2007

AUGUST

Augustin De La Pena- August 2, 1925

Norman Ray Salinas- August 4, 1986

Michael T. Box- August 29, 1950

SEPTEMBER

Patrol Agent Michael V. Gallagher- September 2, 2010

Anti-Smuggling Agent Keith Connelly- September 6, 1989

Patrol Inspector Robert J. Heibler- September 7, 1941

Senior Patrol Inspector Miles J. Scannell- September 9, 1929

Patrol Inspector James F. Mankin- September 14, 1924

Border Patrol Agent Trena R. McLaughlin- September 14, 2009

Senior Patrol Agent Travis W. Attaway- September 19, 2004

Senior Patrol Agent Jeremy M. Wilson- September 19, 2004

Senior Patrol Agent Josiah B. Mahar- September 23, 1988

OCTOBER

Border Patrol Agent Nicholas J. Ivie- October 2, 2012

Aircraft Pilot Friedrich Karl- October 4, 1973

Senior Patrol Agent John S. Blue- October 4, 1973

Patrol Inspector Henley M. Goode Jr.- October 11, 1969

Patrol Inspector John A. Rector- October 16, 1956

Senior Patrol Inspector Elgar B. Holliday- October 18, 1967

Aircraft Pilot Weldon Smith- October 19, 1979

Senior Patrol Agent Jesus de la Ossa- October 20, 1998

Senior Patrol Agent Thomas Williams- October 20, 1998

Mounted Watchman Charles Gardiner- October 22, 1922

Aircraft Pilot Walter Scott Panchison- October 23, 1998

Patrol Inspector Ralph L. Anderson- October 25, 1968

Senior Patrol Agent Catherine M. Hill- October 25, 2002

Patrol Inspector Ross A. Gardner- October 28, 1925

NOVEMBER

Border Patrol Agent David R. Delaney- November 2, 2012

Senior Patrol David N. Webb- November 3, 2006

Patrol Inspector Trainee James M. Kirchner- November 15, 1954

Autogiro Pilot Ned D. Henderson- November 18, 1945

Border Patrol Agent Trainee Thomas K. Byrd- November 21, 1983

Border Patrol Agent John D. Keenan- November 27, 1989

Patrol Agent Oscar T. Torres- November 30, 1974

DECEMBER

Border Patrol Agent Brian A. Terry- December 14, 2010

Brian Terry’s family statement at ATF Fast and Furious hearing

Patrol Inspector Doyne C. Melton- December 7, 1933

Senior Patrol Inspector James G. Burns- December 8, 1968

Patrol Agent In Charge Michael W. Barnes- December 12, 1996

Patrol Inspector Frank H. Clark- December 13, 1924

Patrol Inspector Franklin P. Wood- December 15, 1927

Border Patrol Agent James P. Epling- December 16, 2003

Patrol Inspector Richard D. Clarke- December 18. 1950

Border Patrol Agent George DeBates- December 19, 2004

Patrol Inspector Robert H. Lobdell- December 25, 1928

Patrol Inspector Bert G. Walthall- December 27, 1933

Patrol Inspector George E. Pringle- December 28, 1940

CBPOfficerMourning

Remembering Hot Shot

Hot Shot Ready to roll on a missionOne year ago today my best friend Hot Shot passed away.  He was a constant companion for the short time I had him and always excited to go on a mission. I still miss him greatly.

Hot Shot Smilin'

Hot Shot's last standRest In Peace Big Boy.

Hot Shot's Final Resting PlaceHot Shot's Tag at Patriot Point

11th Annual USBP Fallen Officer Scholarship/Benefit Ride

Reg-Form-1Reg-Form-2I hope to see y’all there!- C1

AUGUST 2013 SECURE BORDERS INTEL AUDIO HIGHLIGHTS

AZMEX_BIP1 AZMEX_BIP2

NEW ! Daily “Border Audio”  Archives now up on  []   (< click on icon )

08/26/13 – 0000~2400hrs -19 Groups, 100 Bodies – IAs, Packers, Agents calling for water drops &  treated for heat exhausion

12 minutes of condensed audio  (click on link below)  Note change to MP3 audio format

http://www.secureborderintel.org/BorderBlotter/BorderAudio082613.mp3

Groups of:  3P,2,3,10,15,5,1,1,1,4P,13,Agent in Distress, 1,6,2,6,2,15,5,5

(P= “46″ Drug Packers, A= Armed individuals, U= UltraLight, LV= Load Vehicle, B=Bailout, FTY=Failure to Yield)

Significant Events in Audio:

– There were MANY groups being worked during this 24 hour period where the size of the group could not be determined.

– Note: excessive temperatures in the desert continue to result in multiple 911 distress calls from Illegal aliens
suffering from dehydration. The Border Patrol stated priority mission in the summer time is Search & Rescue,           with enforcement taking a secondary role.

–  Note: Continued monsoon storm conditions limit tracking/detection efforts -  Limited activity/participation by DHS   “High-Flyer” reconnaissance aircraft has been detected during the last week.

– Note: High temperatures & high humidity is a deadly combination not only for IAs/smugglers but for BP Agents/K9s

BORDER PATROL “10-CODES”  (link)

BORDER VIDEOS & STATISTICS (link)

WEAPONS INVOLVED INCIDENTS (link)
(Note: older audio is from processing backlog due to increase in activity)
NEW ! Daily “Border Audio”  Archives now up on  []   (< click on icon )

08/25/13 – 0000~2400hrs – 12 Groups, 61 Bodies -0400- Ultralight  (ULA) Aircraft spotted SE of I-10/Wilcox

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7 minutes of condensed audio  (click on link below)  Note change to MP3 audio format

http://www.secureborderintel.org/BorderBlotter/BorderAudio082513.mp3

Groups of:  1,ULA,4,6,13,5,2,9,11,”46″-LV,4,3

(P= “46″ Drug Packers, A= Armed individuals, ULA= UltraLight, LV= Load Vehicle, B=Bailout, FTY=Failure to Yield)

Significant Events in Audio:

– There were MANY groups being worked during this 24 hour period where the size of the group could not be determined.

– Note: excessive temperatures in the desert continue to result in multiple 911 distress calls from Illegal aliens
suffering from dehydration. The Border Patrol stated priority mission in the summer time is Search & Rescue, with   enforcement taking a secondary role.

–  Note: Continued monsoon storm conditions limit tracking/detection efforts -  Limited activity/participation by DHS “High-Flyer”      reconnaissance aircraft has been detected during the last week.

– 0400 – Ultralight (ULA) Aircraft spotted SE of I-10-Wilcox – probable “46″ drug load carrier

ULA drug load08/24/13 – 0000~2400hrs -  9 Groups, 45 Bodies – Hunters report “46″ drug packers armed with AK-47

Map armed w:AK

3 minutes of condensed audio  (click on link below)  Note change to MP3 audio format

http://www.secureborderintel.org/BorderBlotter/BorderAudio082413.mp3

Groups of:  1,3,10,9P/A,15,1,1,2,3

(P= “46″ Drug Packers, A= Armed individuals, U= UltraLight, LV= Load Vehicle, B=Bailout, FTY=Failure to Yield)

Significant Events in Audio:

– There were MANY groups being worked during this 24 hour period where the size of the group could not be determined.

– Note: excessive temperatures in the desert continue to result in multiple 911 distress calls from Illegal aliens
suffering from dehydration. The Border Patrol stated priority mission in the summer time is Search & Rescue, with   enforcement taking a secondary role.

–  Note: Continued monsoon storm conditions limit tracking/detection efforts -  Limited activity/participation by DHS “High-Flyer”      reconnaissance aircraft has been detected during the last week.

– 0600 – Hunters near Whitehouse Canyon, north of Santa Rita Ranch report seeing 9 “46″ drug packers – 1 armed with an
AK-47 (Fast & Furious weapon ?)

Hunting season has started and hunters are in remote areas where they regularly encounter human and drug smugglers
In this case, a hunter reported spotting a group of 9 “46″ drug packers carrying large backpaks of marijuana near Santa Rita Ranch – 30 miles
south of Tucson, Arizona. The hunter also reported that one packer was armed with an AK-47 rifle.  At the end of the audio clip, the dispatcher questions the propriety of sending 2 BP agents to search for 9 armed “46″ drug smugglers.

The Border Patrol estimates that they catch 1 out of 3 IAs that traverse north…. ranchers estimate it more like 1 out of 10.
The question is,  if it wasn’t for the observant hunters taking the time to report these smugglers, would the smugglers ever have been detected
by  the myriad of BP Agents/MSS-APSS-SBI-Vader Radar/Ground Sensors/Sign Cutting/High Flyer Aircraft/Checkpoints/Helicopters/Predator Drones…..or would they just become one of the 9 out of 10 ?    Disposition of the incident is unknown.

Thanks to “Concerned Citizen” Hunters out there….. watch your 6 !   (click on audio link below)

http://www.secureborderintel.org/BorderBlotter/Armed_Packers_082413_0600.mp3

Armed w:AKFOR AUDIO AND PHOTOS FROM THE ENTIRE MONTH OF AUGUST PLEASE VISIT MY FRIENDS AT SECURE BORDERS INTEL- C1

UPDATE: SUMMER 2013

“That Dog Don’t Hunt.”

On 19JUL13 I departed the Uno Compound headed for my old stomping grounds near Campo, California, the site of many past adventures. While many men I have worked with were training in the area, this mission was of a slightly different nature. Since the passing of my beloved K9 an faithful border buddy Hot Shot I have been working with his best buddy, a “pitweiler” named Knucklehead. I had only taken him down to the border once, just for the day. This dog ran and ruled the streets in the barrio where I live. When I adopted him he knew no commands and now he obeys very well for the most part. He sits, comes, heals, fetches and lies down on command…….in the city anyway.

Knucklehead 1 19JUL13On the border is another matter it seems.

I pitched a tent under a big tree in an area sometimes called “the oaks” or “the grove.” This is a place where I have camped many times before and used to be the base camp for the Campo Minutemen, a group long since disbanded. In the distant past it was the American side of an old an now long defunct Port Of Entry. It is also where I did my first mission in Campo, in April of 2006.

Knucklehead at campIt was like taking a kid from the ghetto to the farm. Poor old Knucklehead was overwhelmed. He was timid, shivering and shy. To make matters worse he is afraid of even the sight of a firearm which is a must item when camped so close to the border.

Eatin' Hot Shot's favorite!Nevertheless he had his moments. We went for a walk about 0100 early Saturday morning under the light of a nearly full moon. On a high point on a trail just west of camp he caught wind of something and went on full alert. Literally every hair on his body stood straight up, his ears were at attention and his tail was rigid and as horizontal as a pointer’s. Then came the low, long constant growl, which seem as if it continued for at least five minutes. Eventually he “stood down” and we continued our middle of the night hike.

NVG from Camp in the Oaks 20JUL13With some coaxing I convinced him to join me in the tent about 0230 where we both slept uninterrupted until about 0730.

That morning a very pretty Border Patrol Agent came by and admired Knucklehead. Then she warned that a young bobcat had been spotted in the vicinity right about where Knucklehead had alerted the night before!

We spent the better part of the day cruising the border roads and Knucklehead likes this a lot.

Knucklehead 3Of course we stopped by the cross, a memorial to Agent Robert Rosas who was ambushed and murdered on the spot four years ago. After paying our respects to that hero we headed back to camp.

It was getting late in the day and pop up thunderstorms were all around us. With lighting getting closer and the smell of rain in the air I decided to pull up stakes and break camp. Once I had completely loaded the truck the thunderstorms seem to split down the middle and miss us so we continued to sit in the shade for a while to enjoy the peace and quiet.

Eventually I decided to leave but take the long way, down the border road to the east and exit the area at Red Shank near Tierra Del Sol. But no sooner than I had left the oaks and hit the border road two white pickup trucks came racing down the secondary road at full speed through the oaks and up the hill toward the 138 tower. They disappeared below that tower and appeared to have gone off road to the north. I scanned my rear view mirror to see if someone was chasing them and to my surprise I saw four people “immigrate” across the border road behind me. The trucks and the illegal immigration took place very fast and nearly simultaneously. I immediately got on the phone to Border Patrol to report the four I saw cross and no sooner than had hung up the two white pickups re-emerged from the northeast and hit the secondary road again at full speed. I got back on the phone to Border Patrol to report these suspicious vehicles, wondering aloud if they were a diversion or a transport for the illegal aliens or if it was just some weird coincidence. Apparently a DHS helicopter was already in the air and as the area began to fill with Border Patrol vehicles, the helicopter began chasing the speeding white pickup trucks.

DHS heloI had already turned around headed back west in the direction where I had seen the four illegals cross. The dips in the road obscure a continuous view and as I crested the second hill on the border road west of the oaks I was greeted by an ass hanging over the fence. I slammed to a halt and the “person of interest” (POI) disappeared over the fence into Mexico. Regretfully I could not get a picture.

Those of you who have worked this area in the past are familiar with this section of the border fence. There the horizontal, Vietnam era landing mats used as fence panels stop and the next sections continue but the panels are set vertically.

Where spotter for 10 went BTMI assume this deviation from the normal placement is due to the fact that there is a large rock right next t the fence there and the horizontal placement of the panels make the fence taller and less easy for those so inclined to enter from that high point.

In the past, back “in the day” as they say, many a spotter has cussed me and shot me the finger from that rock after I had foiled his attempt to bring a group through there. Today was no exception. I rolled over to the secondary road to look for tracks and was greeted by the hoots and hollers of the spotter, up on the rock clearly very pissed. He shouted, shot me the finger grabbed his crotch and an in general made it plain that he was not happy with me, but ducked each time I raised my camera.

Spotter keep cussin and duckinIt felt like old times!

Meanwhile, after several tracking excursions into the brush the dedicated Agents on hand determined that the four I had seen cross had gone BTM (back to Mexico). The helicopter had returned from chasing the two white trucks, buzzed the spotters perch and determined that there were ten bodies back there waiting to cross.

Knucklehead and I returned to our quiet spot in the oaks, not wanting to leave knowing that ten were waiting to invade.

An hour or so later, with the sun nearly set, one of the Agents informed me that three had indeed crossed again a little to the west of the original incursion. He said they wanted to wait until the POIs had moved a little farther in so they couldn’t go BTM and could be more easily apprehended.

Of course I agreed to stay put and the Agent told me when I saw the BP trucks on the move I would be free to roll the border road again. Soon the Agents took off and so did I.

I rolled past the spotters’ rock but he failed to make an appearance. Then I caught up with the agents who had successfully apprehended the three.

The group of ten was down to seven and would likely trickle across in small groups periodically though the night. Knucklehead and I opted to get out of the agents way and head for the comfort of a local rancher’s bunkhouse for the night. We departed the area in the morning and returned to the Uno Compound satisfied in knowing I could still disrupt the flow of human smuggling in the Campo area, much like the “good old days” documented on this blog years ago.

I’m already itchin’ to get back………but poor old Knucklehead will be staying at home to guard the compound. A job he is good at and one he likes doing.

7JUN13- REMEMBER 1986/ SAY NO TO AMNESTY camp out and rally

(Combined with Operation “Charlie Foxtrot”)

My friend and long time border operator Beast and I set off for Arizona in the morning on Friday 7JUN13. We got to the designated area in the heat of the day but initially and intentionally rolled past the base camps of the I-8 Say No To Amnesty rally, located on both sides of the highway at approximately mile marker 124 in search of recent signs of drug trafficking. It did not take long. One of my favorite spots to set up, a spot which always looked like the perfect place to bring a load in, had long been dormant but now had the unmistakable debris left behind by a very recent and successful drug smuggling operation.

Digi Cam Gucci bootiesCartel cell phone retreivedThe pathway to citizenship?It was where we would set up for the night but not until after many hours of delay and frustration.

I will not go into all the gory details of that frustration here, but will write about it in a subsequent and more in depth report to be published at a later date and in a different venue.

While a “gang of eight” treasonous traitors promoted rewarding lawbreakers we met with Patriots from every walk of life in the heat of the Arizona summer. Some of these concerned citizens spend hours mapping the area, indeed the entire southern portion of the Great State of Arizona, pinpointing smugglers trails and documenting how unsecure the border actually is. The crew from Secure Borders Intel was on hand and provided valuable information for future “tactical camping” expeditions. Their videos and audios can and should be viewed and heard on their excellent website: secureborderintel.com/Arizona.html

Having returned from our recon we visited with these patriots in the relative comfort of a shade awning and portable swamp cooler at the main Say No To Amnesty rally headquarters on the north side of Interstate 8.

Remember 1986 rally 1Remember 1986 rally 4Remember 1986 rally 2As evening came we suited up for our night’s mission and awaited the arrival of other independent operators who were also planning on working several areas that night. They were very late in arriving and while waiting we passed the time helping a fellow Patriot with a flat tire bogged down in the sand. The vegetation out there may appear sparse and brittle but having a staub stabbed in the sidewall of a tire is a very likely probability. I had once such episode several years ago in the Sawtooths and actually drove to the other side of Gila Bend after leaving the op before the tire went flat! I was able to change that tire on hard pavement in the cool of the evening. Others on this trip were not that fortunate.

After all but giving up on the arrival of the other operators they finally showed up. It was already dark however and they had to roll into their AO with headlights on. This is never my preference. It’s seems there are two schools of thought. Their’s was that they did not want to roll in the daytime when their trucks could be seen. I prefer to roll in immediately before sundown when there is just enough light left to avoid using headlights, net up and set up.

But we had been delayed by the friend’s flat tire and the tardiness of the other operators and by the time we got ready to roll it was pitch black. While the other operators wanted to set up in an area they said they had scoped out earlier we were not as familiar with their spot and chose instead to work a few miles away in the area where we had earlier come across the recent sign. Fortunately the Uno Mobile is equipped with complete lights out/night vision capability. Beast and I bid the others farewell and happy hunting and proceeded to our spot. After taking the designated exit I disabled the headlights and brake lights and switched on the infrared high beam. Then we lowered our night vision goggles and rolled the trail  dark and slow in the inky, moonless desert night.

Halfway to our spot we encountered a problem. The twelve volt outlet that the infra red was drawing power from apparently burned out plunging us into almost complete darkness. Even the state of the art Gen 3 NVGs we were wearing were insufficient to drive by without the help of the infrared spotlight. Thankfully I had prepared for such circumstances and switched the power source to a backup, hard-wired 12 volt power source. After reconnecting the infrared Go-Light we proceeded to our destination.

Most of the night was uneventful. With one exception when my partner heard a person lurking in the rocks nearby. We scanned the area with our NVGs then went on a short patrol. We were never able to spot the intruder and no other traffic came through our area, suggesting perhaps that he had spotted us.

I'll be backAt sun up we patrolled the hills and valleys around the night’s AO and then headed back to our base camp on the south side of the 8 just east of the 124.

The other operators had no luck either and while they headed back to air conditioned motel rooms and campers we searched for shade and a few hours sleep.

Shade was at a premium

Truckers on the 8 kept honking expressing solidarity with our cause and like-minded individuals would occasionally pull in to join in the rally. So many strangers would stop, offer us drinks and food and thanks for drawing attention to the lack of “homeland security.” We would direct them to areas on the 8 where they could see for themselves the debris left by loads of drugs smuggled across the border and nearly 80 miles across the Tohono O’odham reservation to awaiting vehicles on Interstate 8. Families on vacation drove by with young children’s faces pressed against the window, most oblivious to the fact that in the American desert they were traveling through Mexican drug cartel members held high points on hilltops with radios and supplies to facilitate the illegal importations of drugs and humans.

Later that day, after lots of fluids, little food, even less sleep and plenty of comradery, we prepared to make our departure. But not before we fixed another flat. Yet another member of the rally had picked up a staub in the sidewall.

STAUB!In the blazing heat my Beast and I teamed up like a Nascar pit crew to put on the spare. Then we headed for home, our own tires thankfully still intact.

Texas Trip

A week later I was back on the road, this time on a solo trip to my home state of Texas. I did no recon on the way and made it from the left coast to the hill country of Texas in two days and two hours. Did a lot of shooting

Bandera Gun Clubeating and visiting.

Crawfish Boudin  AAAYEEEBar B Que taste testAll too soon it was time to leave and on the way back I took my time. After hearing that some of the Texas Minutemen had recently had an operation near Presidio I decided to take the scenic route home via a little place called Candelaria, Texas.

Road to Candelaria 1Candelaria, TexasCandelaria came to the national spotlight briefly when a long used footbridge across the Rio Grande from the Mexican town of San Antonio Del Bravo was removed by the Border Patrol in 2008. Wikipedia claims Candelaria has a population of 75. I saw 2. They saw me as well.

Pavement endsCandelaria- end of the roadI found the road down to the spot of the old footbridge but there had been recent flooding and none of my 4 cellular providers had any coverage. I was all alone in the back country and decided against traveling down the muddy road south to the river.

On the way out I stopped at the little Candelaria Catholic Church.

Candelaria Catholic ChurchCandelaria Catholic Church-inside

Did a little “hand to hand combat”

Hand to Hand combatThen headed back down the road to Presidio.

Scenic RouteLeaving CandelariaThere was one spot where the Rio Grande, not so grand in that area, came right up to the road with nothing more than a game fence on the Texas side.

Road and Rio GrandeAs I said before there was evidence of recent flooding and there had also been a pretty big fire there. The area looked like a demilitarized zone. Nothing but mud and blackened stumps.

Not So Scenic RouteOn the way back I saw three Border Patrol on horseback east of the small town of Ruidosa. Other than them and the two individuals I saw in Candelaria I saw no one on this desolate stretch of Texas road.

I pressed on north and west, back through Marfa known for it’s weird lights and equally weird roadside art.

More Marfa wierdnessSpent the night in Las Cruces, New Mexico opting this time not to stop at the National Border Patrol Museum in El Paso. I have been there several times and if you get the chance I highly recommend it.  It also has a great gift shop there as well as online.

The next day I headed to Douglas, Arizona for some sight seeing. On the way I passed a fellow with an obvious good sense of humor.

Toy Hauler!douglasAfter getting an amazing number of hard looks from the locals I departed Douglas and pressed on to Bisbee to visit an old friend and former LEO. I spent the night in Naco where I did some sight seeing and even a little border work.

Naco 2- old POEOn the border road in Naco I stopped to speak with an Agent. Never wanting to get in the way but always wanting to assist I asked if he minded if I rolled the border to the east. He said, “No problem.” But pointed out a spot a ways down where he advised me to stop and turn around, warning that just beyond that point there were bodies behind the fence waiting to cross and they would likely throw rocks at my truck…………I sarcastically joked saying, “Well that’s never happened top me before!” He laughed, but not wanting to blatantly go against his advice I turned around at the appointed spot and headed back.

Naco 4- border roadI cruised around a neighborhood in Naco adjacent to the border trying to see if there was a road out to the west side of town. I found nothing but 4X4 trails but while I was cruising that impoverished neighborhood I picked up a tail: A fellow in a pale while Mitsubishi began following me, dropping back and intersecting me at cross roads. Then I don’t know if I was getting paranoid or if it was just a coincidence but people started coming out of their house to watch me drive by. Several were on cell phones. Not liking the attention or wanting to be drawn into more than I had bargained for I headed out of town, with my tail turning around as I neared the border road.

Naco 1Naco 3- no guns??The next day I went from Naco to Fort Huachuca, Sierra Vista then down to Nogales for more sight seeing. On the way up to Tucson I passed the exit to Peck Canyon where Border Patrol Agent Brian Terry was shot and killed by cartel members with guns the Obama administration had sold them. Where is the outrage???

God Bless You Agent TerryThen I stopped in Tubac to go to the Grumpy Gringo Cigar shop.

Grumpy Gringo 1Grumpy Gringo 2The proprietor is a retired ICE agent and I had heard from Beast that the man had written a book entitled “Sixty Miles Of Border” describing his adventures.

Grumpy Gringo 3I picked up the last two copies of his book for Beast and I as well as a couple of fine cigars.

sixty miles of border

After a brief visit and swapping of  border stories I pressed on.

Soon I was back on that notorious stretch of I-8 between Casa Grande and Gila Bend. I poked around Vekol Valley and other places strewn with drug detritus before making it to the spot were Beast and I had setup at a couple of weeks before. Sure enough there was brand new fresh sign of at least one load of drugs smuggled through there since my previous visit earlier in the month.

Fresher drug load debris 1Fresh drug load debris 2 7JUN13Almost simultaneous with my disgusting discovery of fresh dope debris the “gang of eight’s” bloated, convoluted, complicated, unnecessary and, dare I say, unconstitutional “immigration reform” (amnesty) bill passed the senate.

Here are the 14 GOP senators who voted for the legislation:

Marco Rubio (Fla.)

Lamar Alexander (Tenn.)

Lisa Murkowski (Alaska)

Kelly Ayotte (N.H.)

Jeffrey Chiesa (N.J.)

Susan Collins (Maine)

Bob Corker (Tenn.)

Jeff Flake (Ariz.)

Lindsey Graham (S.C.)

Orrin Hatch (Utah)

Dean Heller (Nev.)

John Hoeven (N.D.)

Mark Kirk (Ill.)

John McCain (Ariz.)

I say FIRE THE TRAITORS!!!

I don’t know which pisses me off more: finding blatant evidence of the fact that despite what the government tells you the border is anything but secure. Or having fat treasonous suits in D.C. pass bills that not only facilitate more of this activity but reward the lawbreakers! Does anyone really believe these traitors are  really going to beef up border security first? Or at all??

http://www.politico.com/story/2013/07/immigration-border-surge-john-mccain-94927.html

And I sure don’t have much faith in the soup sandwich, washy washy, spineless, gutless wonders in the House of Representatives that call themselves Republicans either….

http://www.nationaljournal.com/congress/inside-boehner-s-strategy-to-slow-walk-immigration-to-the-finish-line-20130730

http://www.breitbart.com/Big-Government/2013/07/30/Ryan-s-Immigration-Challenge-Succeed-Where-Rubio-Failed

What will it take to wake up the American people? Will someone have to smuggle a nuke up through the Tohono O’Odham indian reservation to an awaiting vehicle on the I-8?

How many OTMs  (other than Mexicans) bent on the destruction of the American way of life have already made it across? For instance:

Significant  Border Incident  (click on link below)

http://www.secureborderintel.org/BorderBlotter/Kneeling_060413_0200-0700_short_version.wav

This 1:24  minute short version condensed audio clip covers a time span starting at 06/04/13 – 0200 thru 06/04/13 – 0700.

OTMOmaha 25 (Predator) aircraft starts tracking a group of  Illegal Aliens on 06/04/13 @ about 0200  @ N31 33.250, W110 42.70.
This location is 2.6 miles NE of  Patagonia,AZ …. 1/4 mile north of Red Rock Road and 15 miles north of the US/Mexico border, southeast of Tucson in southern Arizona  (see map below).

The group was tracked to a location 2.3 miles SE of  the original coordinates at approximately 0700.

At the 1:16 minute mark in the audio clip (@ approximately 0750)  the Omaha 25 operator makes the following statement:

“...uh…. be advised…. uh  … replay the tape shows…. uh…. about sun-up, there was some kneeling going on…..”

Transmissions from Omaha 25 after the above statement concerning this incident continued for an additional 45 seconds with one final set of coordinates. After that,  no further transmissions from Omaha 25 or any other transmissions concerning this incident or its disposition were discerned.

Come to your own conclusions.

(Note: Predator UAV aircraft are flown from some remote location.  Some of the Predators in Arizona are being flown remotely by “pilots” based in North Dakota.  Most, if not all of these pilots are current or previous military “drone” pilots who have had a lot of experience in flying drones remotely in Islamic countries.  The  one sentence observation made by the done pilot would be as result of behavior of targets he has seen in the past in Islamic countries…..unusual here in the United States but not unusual in Iraq, Pakistan or Afghanistan.  After 5 hours of recorded audio for this event, it is significant that  drone pilot “replayed the tape”  in order to recount something that had previously caught his attention while observing the event “real time”.  Also significant is that 45 seconds after the statement  was broadcast, there was no further communication concerning  disposition of this incident on the un-secure radio channel being monitored. Someone does not want the implication of this event to become public knowledge. )

OTM incident map
Perhaps the latter doesn’t even matter anymore when the majority of our elected officials in Washington D.C. Seem bent on doing the same thing. And,unfortunately for freedom loving, patriotic Americans, these senators and congressmen are doing a far better job of destroying the United States than any terrorist has done so far.

They are exactly the enemy Cicero spoke of so many years ago:

“A nation can survive its fools, and even the ambitious. But it cannot survive treason from within. An enemy at the gates is less formidable, for he is known and carries his banner openly. But the traitor moves amongst those within the gate freely, his sly whispers rustling through all the alleys, heard in the very halls of government itself. For the traitor appears not a traitor; he speaks in accents familiar to his victims, and he wears their face and their arguments, he appeals to the baseness that lies deep in the hearts of all men. He rots the soul of a nation, he works secretly and unknown in the night to undermine the pillars of the city, he infects the body politic so that it can no longer resist. A murderer is less to fear.”

What will you do to stop this? When will you wake up to the fact that America is being systematically destroyed not only from outside invaders but from within?

Money is tight, times are hard and I am unable to go on as many missions as I would like to.

I would prefer to be “doing work” on the border, or even well north of it on the 8. But whether its Candalaria, Naco, Douglas, Ajo, Big Bend, I-8 or Campo when the bastards least expect it,

“Vocatus alque non vocatus”……

I’ll be back.

Semper Vigilans,

C1

BAN AMNESTY NOW!!We, the People are the rightful masters of both Congress and the courts —not to overthrow the Constitution, but to overthrow men who pervert the Constitution.’’—Abraham Lincoln

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