Can We Impeach Obama Yet?; Los Zetas Drug Traffickers Seize Texas Ranches (UPDATED)

Update #3:  Michelle Malkin has the story that no ranches have been seized but there are gun battles on the border.

UPDATE #2: Fox News report of the State Department issuing a travel warning for three border cities.

On June 30th, shots were fired in Juarez and they hit the El Paso court house, and the Obamas were partying the night away.  Now the Los Zetas drug cartel has seized two ranches in the Laredo, Texas area in their continuing invasion of America.  Thankfully the ranchers were allowed to evacuate their property without harm, but can anybody tell me why they had to leave their property because a foreigner told them they had to at gunpoint.  Isn’t that considered an invasion?

Anybody in Congress listening, anybody?  I guess property rights are as obsolete as the Constitution that Obama keeps saying is flawed.

WHEN ARE YOU GOING TO BRING HIM UP ON IMPEACHMENT CHARGES FOR HIS BROKEN OATH TO PROTECT AMERICANS AND AMERICA’S BORDERS?

Los Zetas drug cartel seizes 2 U.S. ranches in Texas

In what could be deemed an act of war against the sovereign borders of the United States, Mexican drug cartels have seized control of at least two American ranches inside the U.S. territory near Laredo, Texas.

Two sources inside the Laredo Police Department confirmed the incident is unfolding and they would continue to coordinate with U.S. Border Patrol today. “We consider this an act of war,” said one police officer on the ground near the scene. There is a news blackout of this incident at this time and the sources inside Laredo PD spoke on the condition of anonymity.

Word broke late last night that Laredo police have requested help from the federal government regarding the incursion by the Los Zetas. It appears that the ranch owners have escaped without incident but their ranches remain in the hands of the blood thirsty cartels.

Laredo Border Patrol is conducting aerial surveillance over the ranches to determine the best way to regain control of the U.S. ranches, according to the Laredo Police department.

The approximate location of the U.S. ranches are10 miles northwest of I-35 off Mines Road and Minerales Annex Road. Just off 1472 (Mines road) near Santa Isabel Creek south of the city of Laredo, Texas.

The Los Zetas drug cartel is an offshoot of the elite Mexican military trained in special ops. The mercenary organization is said to include members of corrupt Mexican Federales, politicians as well as drug traffickers. The group was once part of the Gulf cartel, but has since splintered and now directly competes with the Gulf cartel for premium drug smuggling routes in the Texas region.

The new leader of Los Zetas is Heriberto “El Lazca” Lazcano and is considered the most violent paramilitary group in Mexico by the DEA.

Recently the drug organization has kidnapped tourists, infiltrated local municipalities and continues to smuggle narcotics into a very hungry U.S. market.

The violence south of the border continues to spin out of control and has left Nuevo Laredo, Mexico on virtual lockdown with businesses refusing to open the doors. Last week a particularly violent attack by the Los Zetas included the use of grenades and resulted in a dozen deaths and 21 injuries.

The hostile takeover of the ranches has met with silence with local and national media; however sources say they could be waiting to report the stories once the ranches are back in U.S. control. This journalist questions if this was a Middle Eastern terrorist attack if the media would sit on their hands.

Stay tuned for updates reports throughout the weekend.

Original story from Digger’s Realm:

BREAKING: Multiple Ranches In Laredo, TX Taken Over By Los Zetas [Update 2]

The bloodbath continues along our southern border and now word is coming in that Los Zetas, the highly trained killers formerly with the Gulf Cartel, have crossed into the United States and taken over at least two ranches in the Laredo, Texas area. I am receiving word that the owners of the ranches have evacuated without being harmed. The source is law enforcement in the area.

(Update 2 story is now 100% confirmed by second source within the Laredo Police Department)

(Update 3: For those doubting the confirmation, I stand firmly behind Kimberly, but I have put together more on the confirmation and why this story truly matters at: “Why The Los Zetas Ranch Story Matters – Confirmation And Why A Media Blackout?“. There are three confirmed sources within law enforcement.)

From Houston Chronicle, May 19th, 2010:

FBI: Texas drug cell trains on own ranch

The FBI is advising law enforcement officers across the country that a Texas cell of Los Zetas — an increasingly powerful arm of the Mexican Gulf Cartel drug trafficking syndicate — has acquired a secluded ranch where it trains its members to “neutralize” competitors in the United States.

In order to ensure its share of the lucrative illegal drug trade, the cartel’s members reportedly are operating north of the border to collect debts and spy on competitors. They have also protected cocaine and heroin shipments that were bound for Houston, where they were repackaged and shipped on to Alabama, Delaware, Georgia and Michigan, according to the FBI.

The information, which was disseminated Monday to state, local and federal agencies, does not provide specifics, such as the location of the ranch, but includes a notation that the information came from reliable FBI contacts.

Trainees are reportedly taught about home invasions, firearms and ways to run vehicles off the road in order to kidnap occupants who owe drug debts.

The Zetas have achieved almost mythical status in Mexico, as the small band of military deserters has become a managing partner for the Gulf Cartel, terrorizing rivals with beheadings, torture and mass killings.

They are said to have a presence in large swaths of Mexico and are often described as being the most ruthless gangsters in Mexico’s underworld.

(H/T KG and BB)

Democrats Applaud Themselves Raising The Debt Ceiling By Almost $2 Trillion

Democrats Applaud Themselves Raising The Debt Ceiling By Almost $2 Trillion

Democrats APPLAUD the raising of the debt ceiling by almost $2 TRILLION DOLLARS.  AYFKM?

Debt limit measure clears hurdle

House Democrats advanced a $1.9 trillion debt limit increase Thursday.

The 217-212 procedural vote clears the way for a vote later this afternoon that will increase the nation’s debt ceiling to roughly $14.3 trillion. No Republicans voted for the procedural motion, and more than two dozen Democrats voted against it.

Once approved, the measure raising the debt limit, approved by the Senate last week, will go to president’s desk as soon as the House clears a statutory pay-as-you-go measure that aims to rein in further spending. That bill is expected to be approved later Thursday.

The pay-go bill would require any new mandatory spending, such as new tax cuts or entitlement programs, be offset with revenue through tax hikes or spending cuts.

With the federal debt expected to hit its limit this month, the increase is needed to allow the government to continue borrowing and avoid default.

Americans are going to LOVE this logic:

Democrats characterized a yes vote on the motion as a vote for responsibility. They said any member who voted for policies that weren’t paid for, such as the Iraq and Afghanistan wars, the Medicare prescription drug benefit and stimulus measures under both the Bush and Obama administrations, should feel an obligation to vote for the debt limit increase.

I am still trying to ascertain whether the dems that voted for this debt ceiling increase just committed treason…

FINAL VOTE RESULTS FOR ROLL CALL 46

H RES 1065 RECORDED VOTE      4-Feb-2010      1:51 PM
QUESTION: On Agreeing to the Resolution
BILL TITLE: Providing for consideration of the Senate amendment to the joint resolution (H.J. Res. 45) increasing the statutory limit on the public debt

AyesNoesPRESNV
Democratic217372
Republican1753
Independent
TOTALS217212 5


—- AYES    217 —

Abercrombie
Ackerman
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Arcuri
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—- NOES    212 —

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—- NOT VOTING    5 —

Gutierrez
Murtha
Radanovich
Thompson (PA)
Young (FL)

Not voting is a decision also….

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