I know, I know, sounds like a cliché. It's been said so much; you think you've heard it all before. Well, I thought so, too.
I am not referring to just the illegal pedestrian traffic that walks across the border every night, which in itself is an enormous economic and social problem, but there are even more ominous things going on below the radar that bespeak a totally out of control situation that is inundating the southwest like an invasion of rattlesnakes.
I had a conversation with two law enforcement officers in Arizona whose territory includes the prime drug and human trafficking routes the Mexican Cartels and Coyotes use to cross tons of dope and thousands of illegals into this country.
Now I have known for years that the border situation was rapidly deteriorating and descending into a gorilla war zone but I didn't realize the extent the Mexican Drug Cartels have basically become a power unto themselves, more powerful than Mexican law enforcement and all but overwhelming to ours.
They have grown in wealth, power and influence and are so totally ruthless and intimidating that the Mexican government is either unable or unwilling to stop them from doing anything they want to South of the border and they're becoming increasingly bold and fearless on the North side.
These officers had personally stopped a truck carrying 5,000 pounds of marijuana and when the driver was released on bail he never showed up in court, probably murdered by the Cartel in the officer's opinion. No witness, no testimony. This is not an anomaly; they find massive loads of drugs on a regular basis, hidden in ingenious, innocuous ways and the drug lords get better at concealing them all the time.
On the American side, cartel members dress like police officers and pull over suspicious vehicles in search of illegals being ferried into the US by coyotes. When they find a load, they kidnap them, take them, in one case to a mansion in a gated community in Phoenix and hold them, forcing their families to send ransom money to have them released.
And they're so slick that nobody in this upscale neighborhood had any idea this was going on until ICE showed up one day and hauled away over one hundred illegals.
There is a thriving slavery business going on in Nuevo Laredo with cartels kidnapping citizens on the American side and selling them into prostitution and slavery back across the border.
I've been hearing for years about the danger of terrorists slipping into the country across the Mexican border, but now I've heard it from the horse's mouth.
One of the officers I talked to stopped an 18-wheeler that looked suspicious to him and found over sixty illegals hiding inside, four of which were Taliban. Yes, that's the exact word he used. Taliban.
Every passing day the cartels get more ruthless and daring and the incredible amount of money that flows through their hands pays for more and more corruption and they spread their cancerous poison farther and farther into the US.
Cartels do things like roll into a small Mexican town and murder every policeman on the force.
If they're feeling charitable, they ask the officers if they want the silver or the lead - in other words, do you want a bribe or a bullet?
To say things are out of hand on our southern border is the understatement of the century, yet where are the New York Times and the television networks?
If I know about these atrocities, Eric Holder has to know about them. And, if Holder knows, Obama knows and the Congress and Senate know.
Yet, they sit in their ivory towers, take their vacations and ignore what amounts to a war of insurgency on the Mexican border while the Cartels grow more powerful and spread their poisonous tentacles into the United States of America and the people of the Southeast live in danger of kidnapping, murder and intimidation and there are places on sovereign American soil that even armed law enforcement officers fear to go.
This isn't a new problem. It is one that every administration for the past 30 years has failed to properly deal with, and things are about to get much worse. The gangs and drug cartels moving North of the border is just the beginning.
There is a war front opening up on the Mexican border and we ignore it to our peril, our extreme peril.
What do you think?
Pray for our troops and the peace of Jerusalem.
God Bless America