American Citizens Arm and Unite Against Illegal Aliens
Southeast Arizona: September, 2010
The pre-dawn stillness was broken by the low rumble of a rugged
four-wheel drive vehicle as it topped the crest of a hill and stopped. Seven
camouflaged riders emerged and silently began removing gear and weapons from
the vehicle. The group had only recently met and consisted of two men and
one woman from Arizona, one man from Georgia, one from Texas and two from
Florida. All were military veterans from various branches of service and all
knew the seriousness of the situation.
After donning wildly varying forms of tactical gear purchased with their own
money and customized to their liking, five members of the group set off on
foot in the direction of the U.S. border with Mexico. One man and the woman
remained behind to operate communications relay equipment from the hilltop.
The five man patrol was a hodge-podge of American patriots from three
different states. Only the two from Florida had worked together before and,
because of their previous experience, were placed in charge with one taking
point and the other operating as fire-team leader. The air remained still
and the full darkness covered their movement along the hills as they
traveled the two miles to the border.
Twenty minutes after sunrise the point man observed two distinct trails in
the dew along the scrub on the ground. After notifying the fire-team leader
with silent hand signals, the patrol switched to tracking mode with 360
degree security in order to avoid a possible ambush. The hunt was on.
Over rough and rocky terrain more suited for goats than men, the hunt
pursuit continued. The fire-team knew that they were closing on Mexican drug
runners that made their living by working for powerful cartels on the other
side of the border. This was the runners’ domain. They had traveled these
hills and mountains many times as they carried and delivered their cargo.
The drug runners knew that if the Americans caught them they would be held
at gun point and arrested by law enforcement summoned by the communications
and relay team far above. If the runners managed to escape but lost the
cargo, they would face death at the hands of the cartel. They were armed and
decided that it would be better to return temporarily to Mexico or kill the
Americans than to risk arrest or losing the cargo.
At the base of the final rise just on the northern side of the border, the
Florida operatives briefed the others on what to expect at the top. The
Mexicans would have the high ground and likely be ready. It was a moment of
This is a true account from a man from Florida who went to Arizona in
September and will be returning with nine more men in October, in hopes of
helping the residents of Arizona secure their border and their homes.
Few people in America know of, or understand the extent of the chaos and
distress in Arizona. The facts have been purposely downplayed and distorted
in the mainstream media. There are 370 miles of unsecured international
border between Arizona and Mexico which have become overrun by drug
smuggling, human trafficking, and extreme violence.
Eighty miles north of the border into Arizona, the evidence of foreign
illegal activity is startling: the mounds of trash and empty drug packs in
pristine wilderness areas, the constant flow of illegal immigrants, and a
sharp increase in murder and kidnappings. The violence targeting any
American or law enforcement is common, and now runs rampant in what used to
be a safe part of Arizona - a part that many Americans still call home.
Phoenix has been called the kidnapping capital of the U.S. In most cases the
abductions are tied to human smuggling, which has become the new more
lucrative illegal business. The scenario is, more often than not Central
American people who have paid others to smuggle them into the U.S.
illegally, but instead, upon arrival they are sold as human cargo to members
of the drug cartel who then use the men as smuggling mules and use the women
for forced prostitution. Many of these people are held for ransom, and in
most cases their families simply cannot pay the money, so they are tortured
and murdered, or sold as slaves. In the last few years the city has had
averaged a kidnapping a day, many resulting in torture and death. These are
brutally violent deaths with the victims being found with their arms tied to
ceilings, their fingers smashed by bricks and their skin burned with hot
In comparison to human trafficking the drug trade is nowhere near as
profitable, you can sell a human hundreds of times, and drugs can only be
sold once. However, the amount of drugs coming into our country over the
border is still quite large. Last year, in marijuana alone they seized an
average of one and a half tons per day.
The murder of Arizona rancher Robert Krentz in late March is only one of
many. The subsequent investigation revealed a story of a much loved and
charitable man who was simply out on his ATV mending fences on his ranch
when he and his dog were shot. The scent of his murderer was followed by
dogs fifteen miles back to the Mexican border. Mr Krentz was armed but never
got a chance to reach for his weapon. Friends believe he must have come
across someone he believed needed help and was therefore caught off guard.
Local citizens, border patrol, and local law enforcement are overwhelmed.
Their cries for help have been ignored by the federal government for reasons
this writer will not speculate on. The border is simply too long, and in
many cases the barrier is made of three strands of barbed wire. Arizona does
not have nearly the manpower or resources needed to even begin to address or
solve this problem. They are simply outnumbered and unequipped.
Arizona governor Jan Brewer has made many
appeals to President Obama for
help from the federal government. She was eventually allocated a little over
five hundred national guardsmen with no powers of arrest and instructions
not to interfere with the illegals. As of this writing a grand total of
thirty guardsmen have actually been sent to Arizona. The federal
government's final response to the situation has been to post signs stating
that the area is a known drug trafficking area and is unsafe for Americans.
Additionally, the Justice Department has filed suit against Arizona for
trying to solve the border problems plaguing its citizens through
There are ranchers, families, and individuals who live in or near these
areas who have been left defenseless.
Some time ago, a group of Arizona residents sent out a request for help. A
small contingent of Florida patriots and veterans answered. This group has
been to Arizona to assess the problems, and work with the local law
enforcement, border patrol, and citizens to stop the illegal and dangerous
activity in this area. Their primary concern was to provide our brothers and
sisters in Arizona with safety and security.
The Florida group is now preparing to return in a few weeks to help secure
the border. They are calling this mission OPERATION HARVEST. This is the
time of the year when the poppy crop as well as others are harvested in
Mexico and the drug trafficking picks up considerably. That's why the
mission was planned for this time of year, with the goal to make a powerful
impact in securing the border.
The men who have volunteered for this dangerous mission are patriots, and
are going to help their fellow Americans in a time of need. These men hope
to give help and support where the federal government has refused to do so.
One of the men leading the group has posted a page for donations to help
with travel expenses. For those who would like to make a donation or for
more information, the link is below.