A man was killed this week while jet skiing with his wife on Falcon Lake in south Texas, the US/Mexico international border runs through the center of the lake and apparently the couple had inadvertently strayed in to the Mexican side.
US authorities and outraged Texans are pondering a plan of action to deal with Mexican pirates after a US jet skier was shot Thursday and his fleeing wife chased onto the US side of a border lake.
The shooting on Falcon Lake, part of the Rio Grande watershed near Zapata, Texas, follows a months-long surge in attacks by drug-cartel-linked pirates on US boaters who have crossed into Mexican waters. It is the first instance in which an American has been hurt.
The wife tried to retrieve her husbands body but came under fire herself and had to get away on her jet ski. Her husbands body has not been found and authorities are unable to search for it in Mexican waters.
When oh, when are we going to get a president who is serious about border security? When an American is murdered in this way it is long past time for serious action on the border. Not that I think in any way the current occupant of the White House will lift a finger, remember, according to the administration the US border with Mexico is more secure than it has ever been.
So, what should we do to secure the border? I’m glad you asked.
Since building a full length fence would take time we don’t have and in many areas it is not really feasible due to terrain, this is what I think we should do:
We should deploy armed troops and support assets to the US/Mexico border in numbers sufficient to secure it from the Pacific Ocean to the Gulf of Mexico, along with aid from US Border Patrol and local law enforcement. I’m talking predator drones, Blackhawks, P3 Orion’s, and M1-A1 Abrams main battle tanks. Lock the border down tight for 120 days and 98% of illegal immigration, drug smuggling and human trafficking will cease. After that a gradual draw down to a suppression force and a QRF is all that will be needed.
Do this once, and the threat of it happening again will be all that is needed to get the Mexican government off their asses. All we are lacking is a president with the balls to do something like this. Unfortunately I am afraid it may take a female president to show the cajones our current metrosexual-in-chief lacks. His own party no longer takes him seriously, why should Mexico or any other country for that matter?