In what is shaping up as a scandal of enormous proportions, details revealed today by reporter Sara A. Carter (email her)
in her Daily Inland Bulletin
story ""Officials Disclaim Bulletin `Tipping` Report"
indicate that the Mexican government had access to confidential information about the whereabout and activities of the Minutemen...even in inland states such as Illinois and Utah.
This statement from Minuteman leader Chris Simcox
about Carter`s discovery:
The initial reports appear to be the tip of the iceberg. The Minuteman Civil Defense Corps has been warning people that our government has no intention of taking the necessary steps to secure our borders. It now appears that the U.S. government has proactively taken steps to ensure that the open border status quo is maintained. Even if we take the latest statement from the U.S. Border Patrol denying involvement as truth, at best the report on the Mexican consulate website exposes widespread espionage, and systematic spying against free and law-abiding American citizens, on the part of the Mexican government – with or without U.S. government assistance.
And also from Carter`s story is this equally alarming statement by retired Tucson Border Patrol agent Scott James:
U.S. Border Patrol officials provided office space inside their headquarters to Mexican consulate officials, allowed the consulate to dictate the agents` activities, and gave the consulate information on ongoing investigations.
Such courtesies were not extended to consulate offices of other countries, James said.
Read the official Minuteman Civil Defense Corp press release here
As for the Mexican Government website information titled "Third Report About Vigilantism"
, which I read in Spanish, it is clear that the Mexico has access to confidential information. (Third report! Dated 2005! Is there a fourth or fifth report?)
Mounting evidence indicates that the Bush Administration is a willing partner in subverting the efforts of American citizens to work peacefully and lawfully with the Border Patrol to defend their country from illegal immigration.