I got home from the annual Thanksgiving trip to visit the last remaining members of the generation preceding mine on the paternal side of the family yesterday. Back pain keeps me awake now so sometime during the night I woke and turned on FNC and was able to watch a bit of Oliver North's War Stories (which isn't on often enough, if you ask me!). This episode was all about our Southern Border. It was quite good and well worth your time. There was a bit about the border patrol telling the crew to get out of a certain area and they seemed rather threatening to me. So, there you have it - the border patrol throwing American citizens out of American territory. I don't think that is their mandate.
'War Stories on the Border: The Third Front'
With an onslaught of gruesome images and a death toll that rises daily, our 2,000-mile long southwest border truly has become a third front.
More than 29,000 people have been killed in Mexico since 2006. Our southern neighbors are living in a bloodbath created by vicious drug cartels battling to dominate smuggling routes into America worth upwards of $50 billion. Beheadings and mass murders are now an everyday, grim reality. Narco-terrorists have already infiltrated over 230 U.S. cities.
Oliver North and his "War Stories" team traveled to the states bordering this frontline to bring you the real story behind the war for the border.
From California's Pacific coast to the deserts of Arizona and the banks of the Rio Grande in Texas, we met with everyday Americans who say they're under siege and a Mexican journalist who was kidnapped and tortured by brutal drug lords vowing to kill him.
We joined federal agents as they hunted down cartel operatives living deep inside America. And, unbelievable as it may seem, visited parts of our country that are so dangerous, they're off limits to American citizens.
Video Preview here and here.
Later, I found this article about it:
BorderSheriffs.com’s Larry Dever and Paul Babeu featured on “War Stories with Oliver North”
Sunday, November 28th, 2010
When Fox News special correspondent Lt. Col. Oliver North set his sights on covering the border security crisis, he turned to Cochise County Sheriff Larry Dever and Pinal County Sheriff Paul Babeu for perspective.
A documentary entitled “War Stories on the Border: The Third Front” outlines the dangers of drug violence in Mexico and the threat it poses in the United States.
This is how the producers of the show describe the situation in Mexico: “More than 29,000 people have been killed in Mexico since 2006. Our southern neighbors are living in a bloodbath created by vicious drug cartels battling to dominate smuggling routes into America worth upwards of $50 billion.”
The documentary featured Dever, who has been sheriff of the border county since 1996, and Babeu, who has made it a priority to address the illegal immigration problem.
Sheriff Dever said, “So much of the coverage we see on illegal immigration is tarnished by the open borders crowd who fail to understand this is about national security not politics. This documentary has given the nation a vivid picture of the dangers we face.”
Babeu’s Pinal County county lies between the border and the urban areas that are attractive to drug and human smugglers. As a result, the citizens he serves are threatened by the perils of living in an area that serves as a corridor for dangerous smugglers.
Sheriff Babeu said, “It was a pleasure to assist in the making of this documentary and bring the dangers we face in Arizona to a national audience.”
BorderSheriffs.com was formed to defend law enforcement against lawsuits attempting to prevent enforcement of Arizona’s SB1070. The organization was also formed to give law enforcement a much-needed voice on the issue.