Hoax or not, the possibility of Border Patrol kidnapping is all too real

From the bottom of my heart, I hope this story will be unfounded.

A Mexican drug cartel member is claiming to have abducted a United States Border Patrol agent. As reported by the LA Times, ” A threat called into a Texas town claiming that a Mexican drug cartel member has kidnapped an officer has federal officials scrambling to account for more than 3,000 U.S. Border Patrol agents in the Rio Grande Valley.”

“La Joya police dispatchers received a call around 7 p.m. Thursday from a man claiming to have kidnapped a Border Patrol agent and threatening to kill him, according to Police Chief Geovani Hernandez. Hernandez says police believe the individual first called 911 Thursday morning to report illegal movement of people near the border. During that call, Hernandez says, the man seemed to believe he had hung up the phone and upon realizing the dispatcher was still on the line, became enraged. The man called back eight more times on Christmas, Hernandez said, repeatedly cursing at and threatening dispatchers in Spanish. The man mentioned a Border Patrol agent on the ninth and final call.”

The old commander in me would take the multiple calls made by the man as proof of this being more of a hoax than truth — but everything must be verified.

However, there is a bigger question to be asked — what if a U.S. Border Patrol agent were to be abducted?

Unfortunately we have entered into a time where the enemy realizes that capturing an American provides great leverage — just ask Raul Castro.

Heck, our men and women in Afghanistan — where President Obama has declared combat operations are over (methinks the Taliban are not in agreement) could soon be watching those five Senior Taliban members from GITMO hanging out at fine dining establishments in Kabul — well, probably Kandahar.

How did we get to this point? We have random threats regarding kidnapping Americans and that in and of itself represents an aspect of terrorism — forcing us to always watch our backs.

Upon hearing this, I first wondered, how could this have happened? But from the cross-country motorcycle ride I took this past May, I remember a singular U.S. Border Patrol agent out patrolling alone in an SUV. None of our Border Patrol agents should be out and about alone, not in buddy teams — and with redundant support mechanisms in place, on the ground and air.

I saw two instances of lone agents — one in the southern California desert and another in the Arizona/New Mexico area. I asked myself, would I ever send a troop out alone to face the enemy or patrol? Heck no! So while chances are there hasn’t been a Border Patrol agent kidnapping, the conditions do exist for it to happen. The Mexican narco-terrorists are playing for keeps, without rules. To me, they’re no different than Islamic terrorists. After all, the Taliban are big time into the opium trade out of Afghanistan!

The narco-terrorists are well armed, resourced, and resemble an army-type unit of non-state, non-uniformed unlawful enemy belligerent combatants. We cannot continue to view this as a typical law enforcement action. Do I believe that a Border Patrol agent has been “taken?” No. But do I believe in the possibility of something along those lines could happen? Unequivocally, yes.

“According to the LA Times, “Oscar Zamora, a Border Patrol spokesman, says the agency is reaching out to more than 3,000 agents in the Rio Grande Valley sector, which includes La Joya, “out of an abundance of caution.” Zamora says the agency has accounted for all on-duty agents, but officials are still trying to confirm the whereabouts of all off-duty agents, a task that has proved challenging with many of the agents off for the holidays.

So, let’s stay vigilant and not just give a sigh of relief if this results in a “dry hole empty hoax.” Even as this passes, we need to take firm actions to secure our porous southern border and protect those who are the guardians.

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blackhawk132
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Hey Obama ; Maybe you can trade Texas for the mystery border agent or better yet California.

augustoperez
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Maybe we should advise them that if any of our agents is “touched”, we’ll start an air campaign on Narco holdings. A couple of dozen Tomahawks on known drug trafficker assets might get their attention.

Mark O'Hara
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So bomb Mexico City? That’s bascaly what you’re saying. Kill thousands of innocents when we don’t even know if it really happened.

fish1552
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Most of the things are nowhere near Mexico City. The border towns and neighboring provinces are where they are located. And those devices are very specific and precise. Any damage would be limited. And targets could be based on size of the operation and location. But any “innocents” in those locations really aren’t innocent if they have ties to those operations.

Uncle Ruckus
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IF this is not verified….why in the world would you post this nonsense?

Felicity Freeman
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it’s a good opportunity to discuss the probability/possibility of such an event happening in the future, even if it hasn’t happened yet …. and how to ensure that it does *not* happen

mark
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it’s called a discussion on what a NEWSPAPER reported… they said this happened (that is very clear ) he is saying this could in fact happen and something needs to be done about it. What is wrong with him writing that? if you are just a hater then you can’t see clearly.

MotherBatherick
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Uncles-R-Us needs to go take some Geritol. Much like his posts, he’s old.

Andy Martin
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If you don’t believe it, GTFOH.

Uncle Ruckus
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he said himself …..”IF ITS TRUE”

Andy Martin
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If you don’t believe it, GTFOH.

fish1552
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No, YOU GTFOH. I don’t belueve it because the author even clearly states it’s more than likely a hoax. But idiots who wear tin hats obviously beliece everything they read and tell people to get list if they ask questions. If you want that, go troll another site.

Andy Martin
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Well if you think this site is full of tin hat wearers, WTF you doing here? And I’ve been on this site for awhile now. You don’t like my posts? Phukk you and ignore them.

Uncle Ruckus
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Oh the TIN FOIL HAT wearing crowd is very ENTERTAINING!! Do you know how funny it is when Allen tells them that his source was someone that sat next to someone who sat on a plane next to someone as FACT! THATS FUNNY!!!

Andy Martin
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[[ Oh the TIN FOIL HAT wearing crowd is very ENTERTAINING!! ]]

And you’re in the front row!

Uncle Ruckus
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Front row watching you clowns!

Andy Martin
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Front row shining our shoes.

Uncle Ruckus
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Front row watching tin foil hat wearing idiots like yourself! Very entertaining…who needs SHOWTIME or HBO….Allen west blog has IDIOTS ON PARADE…daily!

Andy Martin
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Keep shinin’ boy!

Uncle Ruckus
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U dropped your hood grand wizard

Andy Martin
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You dropped your gun cop killer.

Uncle Ruckus
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Don’t own a gun…but you did drop your hood grand wizard

Andy Martin
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You have me confused with democrats punk.

DavBow
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If you don’t have a brain, why in the world would you post such nonsense? Try reading the article before whining!

Uncle Ruckus
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If its not verified why in the world would u write a article until it is verified?? Reason being Allen knows that it doesn’t matter if his followers know its true or not…if he says it IT HAS TO BE TRUE!!! IDIOTS

Halsey
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IF my Grandma had balls she’d be my Grandpa. IF, IF, & IF a what could happen, why it could happen & how to foresee a problem so it can be addressed. WHY speculate about what could happen? So you can fix your weakness & vulnerability & avoid being victimized. The truth is accounting for all agents, analyzing the likelihood as low due to the callers behavior & seeing the lone agents as likely targets thus verifying a need for change to protect agents from a potential threat. That’s why you write an article to educate the public and rally… Read more »
fish1552
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Really? You’re going to split hairs? You see news stories like this on ALL types of medua all the time. The evening local news? “We’re attempting to validate this…”. Or do you forget that? He said the same thing in this story so how is that any different than any other source of info? It’s not like he tried tonplay it off as truth.

Keith Melton
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You read it. What does that make you?

Pam
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I have already read this in several other news sites .

BobGuy
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We never have treated the war on drugs as a war. Falling back to WWII protocols, we should bomb the hell out of the estates of the narcotics kingpins and mercilessly kill everybody on their payroll. There is an island in Falcon Lake in Texas that is apparently 100% drug cartel operated… Daisy cutters galore until it is a molten mess. It would be prudent to remove all US citizens from Mexico in preparation. In the meanwhile, the Border Patrol should operate independently of the Justice Department and Homeland because Justice and Homeland are in the pockets of the cartels… Read more »
MotherBatherick
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It would be just fine with obama if this were true. Since we’ve already seen obama use chaos and disorder in the form of Islamic terrorists, including ISIS, beheadings and illegal aliens and racial divide as a battering ram for the Socialist Regime in their effort to break and grind down America, there should be no doubt that he’d sit and do nothing if a BP Agent were ever taken. So, it would be just fine with obama.