This just in from SBI. Keep up the good work! Wish I could’ve been there with y’all.
A recent check of hidden cameras in the Tucson, AZ Sector revealed that smuggling traffic is on the rise. Obvious loads of marijuana appear less frequent and groups wearing camouflage and carrying smaller packs have taken their place. A condensed video clip is linked below.
I don’t do updates like this much anymore. Yes, I still make it down to the old AO pretty regularly. But it’s just that there’s really not much to report, that coupled with a bit of laziness I suppose. But with the border in the news again on a daily if not hourly basis I fought through my sloth and hit the keyboard.
K9-3 and I got the the border by the souther start of the PCT around noon Thursday 4/5/18. We decided to roll west and the first Agent we encountered informed us that there had just been at least two spotters on 241 immediately prior to our arrival. We kept an eye out on the top of that storied hilltop as we rolled past familiar incursion points of old that had changed little since my first foray to the frontier back in 2005.
The place we call the “tank trap”. No wall. Not even landing mat fence. An easy walk across from Mexico.
And just west of that, right below the hill with border monument 241, only three strands of barbed wire stand between the currently not so United States of America and Mexico.
I rolled past the 241 and on west past numerous easy points of entry still in need of fortification.
We rolled all the way to Tecate then turned around and headed back. It was getting late in the day and starting to get cool. The Bortac helicopter made a couple of passes, one directly over me while I was in Bell Valley. I proceed east to an old POE. A spot fondly referred to as “The Oaks” where I spent my night first night in Campo in 2006. (My first border watch was in Tierra Del Sol in 2005)
There in The Oaks, with night fast approaching and there air becoming cool and crisp I stopped to walk K9-3 and to put on some long underwear for night watch. I also checked my email and read a nostalgic post from an old border watcher which was forwarded to me from yet another border watch veteran. I replied that I was in the oaks, there had been spotters earlier on the 241 and that Bortac had been in the area. I ended the email with “Wish you were here”. Apparently they took it to heart for my words, though somewhat exaggerated, were forwarded to others and now I understand a group of these “Border Cowboys” will soon descend on the area en masse to reinforce another group of long time border watchers already scheduled to serve in the area.
K9-3 and I spent the rest of our uneventful night watch parked at the “couch trail” staring at the tank trap and beyond to the 241
The next morning, after a little shut eye at a generous and welcoming local’s place. We put in at Red Shank, Tierra del Sol. An Agent on duty welcomed us and said that in addition to regular incursions from the Mexican Village which sits between Red Shank to the west and Rattlesnake to the east, the agents were getting slammed in the Boundary Peak area. I regret that we did not make it that far east on this trip. We rolled west instead, past where Agent Rosas had been murdered and on through Smith and La Gloria canyons. Agents indicated regular crossings lately around Shockey Truck Trail and also through the bottom of Smith. We pressed on west.
We sat alone at the top of Patriot Point and glassed both east and west spotting no activity except for white tail deer in Mexico and snakes on the roads.
After enjoying the solitude and beautiful weather at the point we pressed on west. As we rounded 241 and faced down the border road we surprised four would be illegal aliens waiting for a BP truck to pass so they could hop the fence.
Needless to say they were not happy when the Unomobile rounded the bend. The old landing mat fence kept them completely obscured from the Agent in the truck who had know idea they were there until he rolled up to my vantage point and I showed him. We need a better and more tactical barrier!!!
The four men turned back south, their illegal entry undoubtedly only postponed, but we had fun messing’ with them. The Agents are doing a helluva job but they are short handed. Extra eyes and ears are needed on the border. Increased awareness is needed by the general public as well. I encourage anyone reading this block to show the pictures of the spotty and pourous souther frontier to as many others as possible. I have found that the majority of Americans have absolutely no idea just how insecure the border is. Show them the photos or better yet take them down in person. Maybe we’ll see y’all there.
We’ll be back…….
Thanks to Beast for sending me this video
Several trips ago I noted sadly that there was no flag flying at Patriot Point and that the tree planted at the end of Forrest Gate in memory of Agent Rosas had died.
I went back on the next trip and raised a new flag
Then, a week or two later, I got news from Patriotic American and Veteran Border Operator “36” that he had planted a new tree. This time a eucalyptus.
Meanwhile the border is still porous and there are less and less agents to patrol.
Your extra eyes and ears are need on the southern frontier. Stop by and see for yourself. And don’t forget to empty a canteen on the new tree. Thanks to 36 and to all the patrolling patriots past, present and future.
God Bless Y’all and God Bless America
It pains me to have to write this post. In fact it has pained me for some time as evidenced by the fact that I haven’t posted an update in so long. Sometimes it’s that I feel there is not really anything anything interesting to post. But most of the time it is just that I am so busy and time is so precious that I feel it a wasteful to sit down here and write. For the last three years or so I managed a website separate from this one, a Drudge-like news page dedicated solely to border, immigration and homeland security issues. I was very time consuming and it’s purpose was to maybe help others to be informed without them have to peruse the countless websites I was going to on a daily basis anyway. While I allowed a few advertisements I did not have the site up to make a profit. Indeed it costed me a great deal of money and more importantly time. In a matter of days the C1 Border News site will be taken down and what little traffic it receives will be redirected back to this one. I will keep this site, the original Charlie Uno blog, up for the foreseeable future. I will continue to post links to what I feel are pertinent articles from time to time and on rare occasions make a border update as well. A “Do It Yourself” post and link is provided on the right of this page for those of you who might have the time and inclination to hit some of the sites I used to go to to keep the border news site up to date. These were not the only sites I visited but I also gleaned info from mainstream news as well as conservative radio and liberal stations. It began to detract from my border missions and overall preparedness. I will continue to stay informed but the bulk of any any info you might want, as well as the ability to discern what is truth and what is propaganda or “fake news,” is up to you. I wish you well and good luck and thank all of you who visited the C1 Border News site and have continued to visit this original blog all these many years.
I continue to patrol the porous southern frontier. Sometimes solo. Sometimes with my brother Beast. Sometimes with K9 #3.
To a man all the Border Patrol Agents we encounter are glad to see us and welcome seasoned border operators as extra eyes and ears for them…….well, with one “bold” exception:
We patrol during the day and are still amazed by the holes in homeland security that remain much the same as they did when I first began my border watch in 2005
Sometimes we patrol at night
Sometimes we get there a little too early
Sometimes its a little too late
Sometimes you just have to say WTF???
While the news site will go away we will not. Undaunted we will continue to patrol. Join us on the border if you want to see for yourself how insecure the homeland remains.
While the bureaucrats delay and distract we will continue to observe and report.
The news site will go away
But I’ll be back.
The rest of the nation argues about DACA and “Dreamers” and the wall but now it doesn’t matter. California has sabotaged the electorate while the rest of the country is distracted.
When will the insanity end?
California Sanctuary City Jury No Doubt Felt Empathy for the Poor Illegal Alien Felon….
Interesting to note that there is currently no rioting in the streets of San Francisco. Imagine the civil unrest if Kate Steinle was a felon in possession of a firearm, murdered a “poor undocumented immigrant” and was then found not guilty………
WE ARE SO FUCKING DOOMED
I used to end my posts with “WAKE UP AMERICA” but I fear it’s far too late…..