Once again Border Patrol agents were attacked, with one wounded and one being killed on American soil and our government continues to pretend that its porous borders do not contribute to the violence occuring there.
Not only has our government inadequately secured our borders, but they may have actually supplied the weapons used in this incident, as was the case in the death of the last border agent, Brain Terry.
In the Brian Terry shooting, two guns found at the scene were bought by a member of a gun-smuggling ring that was being monitored in the Fast and Furious investigation – another Eric Holder Justice Department screwup that allowed countless guns to cross the Mexican border.
Critics have questioned U.S. federal authorities actions that allowed informants to walk away from Phoenix-area gun shops with weapons, rather than immediately arresting the suspects.
Investigators suspect that more than one person fired shots at the three agents who were attacked.
Border Patrol identified the slain agent as 30-year-old Nicolas Ivie.
The shooting occurred at the Brian Terry Station near Naco, Ariz., which is just south of Tucson. The station was named after an agent who was killed in the line of duty in December 2010. The area is considered a remote part of the state and sources tell Fox News that the shooting occurred at 1:50 a.m. local time and about 8 miles from the border.
”There’s no way to know at this point how the agent was killed, but because of Operation Fast and Furious, we’ll wonder for years if the guns used in any killing along the border were part of an ill-advised gun-walking strategy,” Republican Sen. Chuck Grassley said in a statement.
The Terry family said that the shooting was a “graphic reminder of the inherent dangers that threaten the safety of those who live and work near the border.”
Our government seems more concerned with the rights of illegal aliens in the country than the violent drug cartels, which also use the trails and underground entries into our country, than they do about their own citizens and those who are placing their lives on the line – the undermanned Border Patrol.