The "Attack of the Clones"
Showing once again that the terrorists are adaptive (whether of the jihadist or the narco variety), another problem has arisen on the border. According to a report released by DHS in March, drug cartels are using look-alike border patrol vehicles to get passed U.S. Border Patrol agents to smuggle drugs into the United States.
The report, sent by DHS to law enforcement in Webb County, Texas, alerted them to the existence of "a suspected cloned marked Crown Victoria" the same vehicle type used by the agents. This represents a danger to Border Patrol, law enforcement and citizens, especially as threats of violence and assassination increase.
U.S. Representative Ted Poe (R-2nd CD Texas) sees this as another example of how porous our border with Mexico truly is, and calls it America's Third Front. He serves on the House Judiciary Committee's Subcommittee on Crime Terrorism, and Homeland Security and Judiciary's Subcommittee on Immigration, Citizenship, Refugees, Border Security.
"People who say that the violence on the border won't come into the U.S. live in never-never land," he said. "They don't see what's happening now. We should not wait until something tragic happens before we do something about it."
As discussed in February 2009, America is at war, not a War on Drugs, and not the War on Terrorism. We, as our neighbors to the South of the border, are at war with the drug cartels.