We need to Soar High with the Eagle,
not fly low with a Turkey.
The killing of Ice Agent Jaime Zapata of Brownsville, Texas and the wounding of Agent Victor Avila was atrocious. Zapata and Avila were ambushed no doubt. More than likely they must have been followed from when they left their office at the embassy or from points unknown, I just do not know. Whatever the reason, the Cartel wanted to kill our two American agents. Did someone compromise security; another question we do not have the answer to. I said in a previous post I felt it would be highly unlikely the killers of Agent Zapata would be ever found, or much less prosecuted. Well I happy to say that according to the Mexican Government, "SOMEONE" has been taken into custody for the murders. I sincerely hope what is being reported is true. I also hope the surviving Agent Victor Avila will be given the opportunity to identify the killers once he recovers from his wounds. I guess what bothers me the most is that the Mexican Government might front off so low level thugs as the "Killers" in an attempt to save face . The Mexican Government is more than capable of attempting to pull off this type of scam. They are capable, I am not saying this is what is going on or that it is going to happen. I just want the Government be be on their toes and keep the heat on. This was an organized complex hit. This was not just a random act of violence. I believe they were after United States Law Enforcement, it matter not whether it was an Ice Agent, D.E.A. or whoever. They wanted to kill an American Law Enforcement Agent, period. To my simple way of thinking, it just proves what is coming to our Homeland. I do not believe it is going to stop at Mexico's Northern Border either. The proof is in the pudding. Let us please not forget the murder of Border Patrol Agent Brian Terry, killed just a few weeks ago. No mention of trying to find his killer, Mexico has done nothing at all. That is why I worry we (United States) can get scammed by Mexican Government. The Mexican Government can ill afford to have the killers of two American Law Enforcement Agents running loose and they do nothing at all to bring the killers to justice, something has to give.
Let us not forget the stark warning of Pinal County Sheriff Paul Babeu, who firmly believes a battle between Border Agents, and the Cartel is brewing and is just a matter of time before they will meet at the cross roads, at which time all HELL will break loose.
We have the Pinal County Sheriffs office, the Border Narcotics Intelligence Unit and Border Patrol busting their hump trying to fight the scourge and keep the Cartel south of our borders. With all of the Intell falling on the deaf ears of Janet Napolitano, it is just a matter of time before we have a major incursion to our homeland with casualties.
Until the next time, ......see you at the crossroads.....