Personal Update 30MAR10
TODAY, 30MAR10, MARKED THE FIRST OFFICIAL CALIFORNIA STATEWIDE OBSERVANCE OF “WELCOME HOME VIETNAM VETERANS DAY”
(‘BOUT TIME, EH?)
THANK YOU ALL FOR YOUR SERVICE TO OUR COUNTRY. GOD BLESS YOU!
The rest of this post is mostly for the friends and family members who read my blog to keep up with me and with things on the border. They are not as privy to the info and intel I receive which the bulk of my brothers and sisters serving on the border are already aware of.
There is such a thing as therapeutic journaling. I guess that’s also what this entry is. My creativity, patience and sense of humor is at an all time low. So this rambling will be therapeutic for me I guess…….I don’t know of any psychological health benefits you will get from reading it. I don’t really know why I am writing this or if it will make any sense. I am very angry.
And my mind wanders.
In the past few weeks so much has happened. With a few exceptions I typically do not make a habit of merely reposting articles I find on the web or am sent from like-minded Patriots. (there are, however, many links below the very last video on this post) The passing of Obamacare has me, and a lot of other Americans who revere the Constitution, very pissed. A very few hours after the passing of that unconstitutional travesty my wife was mauled when Mexican neighbors of questionable citizenship irresponsibly left their gate open and their two vicious pit bulls escaped.
For legal and security reasons I’ll not go into the details, but suffice it to say she is lucky to be alive………..and so are the neighbors.
In need of some stress and anger management I summoned some friends and headed to the desert on Sunday for some .30 caliber fun.
Numerous weapons were brought and shared among us and some relief was felt. Indeed it was likely much more therapeutic than the random rants and ramblings in this post. Celebrate your freedoms now for they are on the wane…
While I was enjoying a day of 2nd Amendment fun stalwart Americans were on the border, spending their own time and money to help make the homeland safer by protecting the border. That’s more than Napolitano can say.
The following is an after action report from my friends at U.S. Evolutions:
Saturday 3-27-10 U. S. Evolutions AAR
As the head of the Department of Homeland Security continues to claim the border is secure enough to discuss immigration reform, A.K.A. amnesty; we continue to see that smugglers are as active as ever along the border. Some fencing was built, but not in enough places or in continuous sections. Border Patrol is still leaving gaps in shift change coverage and entire regions go unwatched due to lack of tactical infrastructure promised by DHS years ago. The border is tougher to cross. But DHS has basically outlined where and when smugglers can work by the nature of incomplete fencing and improperly deployed staff. The attached videos and pictures show smuggling activity from San Diego to south of Phoenix all within the last two weeks. From a group simply waiting until dark to walk around the end of a fence to smugglers driving trucks loaded with dozens of illegal aliens through the desert in broad day light. The border still remains far from secure.
Pics 1 – 2: The new border fence is effective, though can be climbed and has no detection assets. Where it ends smugglers simply wait until no one is watching to walk around or climb over the older sections.
Pics 4 and 5: Older trash washed into a creek and foot prints less than a day old can be found on both sides of the new fence in areas where smugglers climb over with make shift ladders.
Pics 6 and 7: A goat herder moves his animals to within a few feet of the fence. This is a common practice in the middle east used by fighters reconning their enemy's position. Although this individual may just be a goat herder, it should be noted there were farm workers less than 100' directly north of him.
Pic 8: From a concerned citizen in Arizona: Illegal aliens stacked like cord wood in the back of trucks are driven covertly through the desert. Sometimes they are dropped off and walked around USBP vehicle check points to avoid detection. Smugglers are more serious about their jobs than the federal government that is suppose to stop them.
Video 1: Two trucks fully loaded drive past a trail camera 45 miles south of Phoenix, AZ. This is not a one time occurrence. Trucks that have broken down litter the desert in this area and other parts of AZ.
The observations in this report show a quick assessment of the current state of border security. In places like Jacumba, smugglers may be watching in plain site all day for a chance to cross. The locations are already known. The times seem fairly well defined by USBP activity and shift schedules. In Arizona miles of desert are unmonitored, with no fencing to stop smugglers from entering the United States. The border is still not secure. Fencing needs to be completed. Border Patrol still needs the camera systems, radar, sensors, and related technology required to detect and prevent smuggling. This level of comprehensive security infrastructure was deployed in our own one mile stretch of border over the last few years. Now it is one of the few reasonably secure areas to be found along the border with Mexico.
Images 1 – 7 copyright U.S. Evolutions, Inc. 2010. Additional footage provided by concerned citizens.
This weekend an Arizona rancher was brutally gunned down on his own property ten miles from the Mexican border near Douglas by an illegal alien. Did you hear about this on the nightly news? I doubt it. Meanwhile Napolitano is saying the borders are secure in preparation for a new push for “immigration reform” (amnesty)
Border Rancher Rob Krentz And Dog Found Shot To Death After Aiding
The body of Rancher Rob Krentz and his dog were found shot to death on his
ranch. Krentz, who always was good-natured and willing to help people, had
called in that he had found an illegal alien at one of his watering holes and was assisting him. That was the last that was heard from him before his body was
Rob Krentz was a lifelong rancher in Southeastern Arizona, 12 miles north
of the U.S./Mexico border and 25 miles northeast of the city of Douglas. He
was the father of three children. The ranch has been in his family for
three generations, more than 100 years – since 1907, and sits on about 35,000
acres with 1,000 head of cattle. Running a ranch is hard work and with the
influx of illegal aliens increasing, Rob was at ground zero of the stampede
that is destroying the fragile desert landscape.
The Krentz family has received numerous threats in the past by illegal
aliens trespassing on their property. In 2002, the family was physically
threatened when one of them stumbled upon a group of 39 illegal aliens. They
were told to get off the land and they made threats. The Border Patrol did
catch the illegal aliens after they were called, but we all know that illegal
aliens, if deported, come right back across.
In 1999, Krentz and his wife Susan did an interview with PBS when they
came around asking about the issue of illegal immigration and its impacts on the local ranchers.
"We've been broken into," Susan Krentz told PBS
"One time," Rob said "You know, we've personally been broke in once. And
they took about $700 worth of stuff. And you know, if they come in and ask
for water, I'll still give them water. I – you know, that's just my nature."
In 2003, Congressman Tom Tancredo mentioned the challenges of the border
ranchers, and in particular highlighted the the Krentz family's plight.
"In the month of November, 2002, in the Tucson Sector of the U.S. Border
Patrol … where the Krentz ranch is located, the Border Patrol apprehended
23,000 border crossers," Tancredo wrote. "many people would suggest that
the [apprehension] ratio is just about maybe one in five, and that is a very
conservative estimate. … I think it is closer to one in ten".
That means in that sector alone for one month, 8 years ago, the most
conservative estimate is that 115,000 illegal aliens crossed the border in that
one chunk of land in the Tucson sector. All of the illegals are unknown.
Tancredo notes that the Krentz's did mention to him that they called the
Border Patrol. In one instance illegal aliens had butchered one of his
In February  … a calf was butchered by illegal alien trespassers.
Two men responsible were caught. They were tried. They were found guilty.
They served a total of 51 days in jail. They were also ordered to pay $200
in restitution to the Krentz ranch. The Krentz ranch has not seen a cent of
that money; and, of course, our best guess is they will not because these
people have been released. They either came back into the population up here
in the U.S.A. or returned to Mexico.
Tancredo goes into the cases of deliberate sabotage of the Krentz ranch's
water supply and the other impacts on the Krentz's by illegal aliens. You
can read more, where Tancredo dubs the Krentzs American Homeland Heroes.
6 years after the PBS interview, in 2005, Krentz did an interview with
KOLD as the number of illegal aliens exploded.
"We’re being over-run, and it’s costing us lots and lots of money,"
"We figured it up over the last five years and it’s cost us over $8
million," Krentz said. "Cattle don’t like people walking through, so they move.
So, cattle weight loss, destruction of fences, breaking our pipelines, they
break them in two and (the pipes) run for two or three days before we find
Krentz went on to say that when he was a boy he actually knew the few
illegal aliens that came through looking for work, he said it's nothing like
that now as hundreds of unknown illegals stream across his land.
Rob Krentz is just one of the many people who live and work along our
southern border. A tough, hard working man who was trying to make a living and
doing what he loved. Those who support illegal aliens will talk about
"human rights", but where were the "human rights" when it came to Rob Krentz? Where was the
government to protect our border and prevent this from happening, though they've been told time
and time again? They didn't protect his property rights, nor his civil
This country failed Robert Krentz, his family and all who work for him. As
they have failed countless families all across this country. The number of
deaths is estimated to be from 15-25 deaths caused by illegal aliens each
day in this country.
It is not known yet whether Krentz was specifically targeted or whether it
was just one of the hundreds of thousands of illegal aliens who come
across our border every year who have actual criminal records, but in the end
does it matter? A hard working man was killed on his own land. And all for
just trying to help out someone in need.
And that is simply outrageous.
Rest in peace Robert Krentz, the country will surely miss a great and kind
man like you.
No surprise that Obama hasn’t mentioned the tragedy above. He did surprise our troops in Afghanistan this past weekend however, and while he was there he chided the Afghan president for having a corrupt government! I guess it takes one to know one eh, Barry? Boy if that’s not the pot calling the kettle black, or is it the black calling the kettle pot?
Americans, real Americans, are fed up. My spirits were somewhat buoyed when I got a call from my old friend and long time border watcher 36 who was on his way to Searchlight, Nevada, along with literally thousands of Patriots to tell Harry Reid and the corrupt politicians in Washington what they thought. I watched the news and this was barely mentioned. One report actually said only a few hundred “tea partiers” showed up
The mainstream media did not show these photos. Looks like more than a few hundred to me!
There are more photos at the link below:
I was due to be back on the border real soon. Recent reports indicate the invasions in our area of operations continue, especially between the 241 and Cap Rock.
But alas, I will be staying home and tending to my badly injured wife, even though she is insisting I should go “do work” on the southern frontier. I must deal with police reports, animal control reports and angry illegal neighbors. The borders of the C1 compound need to be patrolled and security needs to be beefed up. I may need support at some point and hate to ask for help, but am grateful so many of my comrades from past border operations have offered to assist if needed. If the hood here heats up, indeed I just heard several shots fired, I know I can count on them.
I hope they know they can count on me.
God Bless Y’all and God Bless the United States of America.