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Cartels Threaten Texas Infrastructure

Boldly, Los Zetas have now threatened to blow up Falcon Dam . It was only a few weeks ago that it was reported that Zeta pirates had been accosting fishermen on the lake if they strayed over the imaginary border line on the water.

An alleged plot by a Mexican drug cartel to blow up a dam along the Texas border -- and unleash billions of gallons of water into a region with millions of civilians -- sent American police, federal agents and disaster officials secretly scrambling last month to thwart such an attack, authorities confirmed Wednesday. Whether or not the cartel, which is known to have stolen bulk quantities of gunpowder and dynamite, could have taken down the 5-mile-long Falcon Dam may never be known since the attack never came to pass.

Obviously, this is another instance of U.S. citizens somehow imagining an attack or a threat from across the Mexican border (that of course being the position of Mexican government officials relating to the possible border spillover of violence from their drug wars). Texas Governor Rick Perry while avoiding the question of initiating an Arizona-like state immigration policy, remains strong on fixing the border security problem before addressing immigration reform.

Question: What will it take before the federal government acts to protect U.S. citizens from incursions from Mexico, and the violence that accompanies them?

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