I am in the process of recuperating, catching up on work, e-mails and chores around the C1 compound. I will complete my own AAR shortly. I have posted what few pics I was able to take over the weekend in the photo section below and to the right.
In the meantime, I am pleased to post the latest
From: The Political Department of the Red Army, Southern Front HQ
Re: Actions on the Front in the vicinity of Campo, CA. Weekend of February 7-8, 2009
Comrades G1, Turtle, and Red Army departed for the front at approximately 1500hrs, after Turtle and Red Army helped to stimulate the local economy by attending the Crossroads of the West Gun Show at the Del Mar Fairgrounds. Arriving a few minutes after opening, they found the line for entry to stretch nearly 200 yards out into the parking lot. No one had ever seen anything like it before. From all corners came the same words in hushed and fearful tones "Obama. Change. Taxation. Depression. Unrest."
Coffee was consumed in large quantities, gear loaded, and off to the front the intrepid volunteers ventured, with talk of the present world wide economic crisis, America's increasing transformation into the world's largest banana republic, the wholesale failure and treason of elected officials and banking elites, and our collective love of…er, sushi, flying thick as lead at Gettysburg.
Having arrived on in the vicinity of the Front, the comrades geared up, radioed in their arrival to comrade Wildcard, and then ventured on a mobile recon to east. The weather conditions were rather unpleasant, but provided the opposition with ample opportunity to move potentially undetected. While driving down the west side of La Gloria canyon, Turtle was able to clearly demonstrate some superior combat driving skills, deftly navigating dangerously slick road conditions.
The patrol out to Smith canyon and back was uneventful, save for the detection of a few new holes dug under the border fence. Returning, the three rendezvoused with Comrade C1 at the trail marker of the PCT, having conversed with an NKVD Border Guard supervisor just before.
What followed over the next few hours was the detection, interdiction, and blocking of a group of opposition forces that numbered at least sixty strong, by a dedicated team of patriots, of which these three were a part.
Some time around 0345, the three comrades pulled off the time to head to Cameron Corners' local convenience store for coffee. They radioed twice from where they made themselves and vehicle "Street legal" at the pct monument but received no reply. At Cameron corners there was a disasterous coffee incident which reduced Red Army's cell phone to a completely non-functional state which was remedied only through over an hours use of a truck defroster on maximum setting.
The result was a rather embarassing and unacceptable communication breakdown. It did not help matters.
Sunday was dedicated to operations in Bell Canyon and Bell Valley. The Pemex Road, west of Cap Rock, runs into a sheltered canyon with abundant cover, connected to the Bell Canyon train tracks as well as several well worn trails which traverse the border and run up the hillsides, converging on a small roadcut beneath twin cable towers. Further west in Bell Valley, there is a large oak grove with crosses the border there, protected only by a tiny barbed wire fence. Blankets used for booties were hanging from bushed and even tree branches in the area. Debris and signs of recent crossings were abundant. Contrary to some opinion, the new security fence does NOT run all the way from Cap Rock to Tecate. The old border fence runs for the majorty of Bell Valley and most of the taller foothills in the area have no fene at all, rather like Hill 241. Again blankets, booties, spanish language food wrappers, tracks and signs of recent crossings were abundant.
With the recent evidence of groups so large of opposition forces attempting to push through sovereign borders and into the United States of America, the call for the citizen to act in the defense of the Republic is as pressing today as it was in 1775 that April morning just outside Boston. Won't you join us, Comrades?
"The liberties of our country, the freedom of our civil Constitution, are worth defending at all hazards; and it is our duty to defend them against all attacks. We have received them as a fair inheritance from our worthy ancestors: they purchased them for us with toil and danger and expense of treasure and blood, and transmitted them to us with care and diligence. It will bring an everlasting mark of infamy on the present generation, enlightened as it is, if we should suffer them to be wrested from us by violence without a struggle, or to be cheated out of them by the artifices of false and designing men."