Friday, December 24, 2010

Escalation at the Border


Sheriff Paul Babeu has announced he plans to use deadly force, if necessary, to drive smugglers and border bandits out of his part of the desert.

...In the week following the shooting death of a Border Patrol agent, the Sheriff admits the chances of having a gun fight in the desert are extremely high. After all, it’s the same desert where one of his deputies was shot and where they’ve seized thousands of pounds of drugs. Babeu says deadly force will be used if his deputies confront dangerous cartels.

“I’ve given specific instruction, no less than lethal force is going to be used. It’s all lethal force only and we go into that environment knowing that we’re likely expecting an armed threat from these people,” Babeu said.

The Sheriff will be deploying 8- to 15- man teams which will include snipers.

HT: Zippers


Headless Blogger said...

Sheriff Babeu was on Phoenix talk radio last week discussing his planned response to the invaders. He said his deputies will first warn the drug smugglers to lay down their weapons, then will open fire on them if they don't drop their guns. He said his teams are waiting for more AR-15s to arrive before being deployed.

neomom said...

My prayers for their safety.

And to Dad - May you and yours have a very Merry and Blessed Christmas!

Neo-Con Tastic said...

I truly hope they are safe and vigilant on the border. I salute them and their families.

Anonymous said...


Billiam said...

About damn time someone took border security seriously. The last couple of a-holes in DC sure don't.

Display Name said...

Snipers. Which Gospel is that in?