Sunday, December 19

Border Patrol agent killed--Homeland chief refuses to give details

When something significant happens and the usual suspects in a government don't get on their soapbox to make the usual political statements, it makes ya wonder. Specifically...

A few days ago a U.S. Border Patrol agent in Arizona was shot and killed by...someone. (Link is to the LA Times, not because I believe they're particularly honest or reliable but because lefties/progs/Dems would automatically discount any report from an Arizona paper.)

The latest story is that the BP has four of the suspects in custody. Hey, great. So wouldn't you expect that they'd at least say *something* about who was arrested?

Chief of Homeland Insecurity Janet Napolitano even flew to Arizona to hold a press conference/ photo op to let everyone know that our southern border was Really Really Reeeaaally safe--as safe as it's ever been, I believe is their current propaganda line.

Ranks right up there with "jobs created or saved"--a deliberately unverifiable statement designed to give an impression of competence.

In any case, it's now been 5 days since the killing, and not a word has been released adding anything to the initial reports.

Why do you suppose that is?

Well for starters, the shooting took place 18 miles inside the U.S. territory. So if the shooters were/are illegals, that would seem to be significant to Nappy and Obozo, since it would prove Mexican gangs have the firepower and brazenness to operate such a long way inside the U.S. (Of course it's apparent to most of us that the cartels have members in virtually every major U.S. city, so this isn't exactly a surprise--to most on the right, at least. However, it would be a major blow to the Left, which constantly bleats that the threat from illegals is almost entirely a figment of the imagination and scary rhetoric of Talk Radio.)

Nappy managed to finesse the question of the nationality of the shooters by calling them "bandits." And after that, the black curtain of silence from the Obozo administration--and its underlings in the Border Patrol--descended.

It would be clever if someone in the press would ask Nappy for some details on this, just to see how she'd respond. (I suspect she'd ignore the questioner altogether.) But that would require some competence and even-handedness from the press, so that's never gonna happen.

Can't imagine what I was thinking.

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