Bring Our Troops Home to Guard Our Own Borders!

I have an idea: Bring U.S. troops home from the colossal wasted effort in Afghanistan, deploy them along the southern border, and offer anyone coming over the line “mucho plomo y mas plomo.”

From the Daily Mail:

Two frightening incidents of vandalism in El Paso near the Mexican border in Texas have been interpreted as warnings from drug cartels.

In both instances, a mannequin wearing a suit and tie was tied to a billboard with a noose and messages were scrawled over the placards.

Local station KHOU reports that one of the signs reads ‘Plata o Plombo’ which translates to ‘silver or lead’, a threat used commonly against police officers effectively warning that if they do not accept the cartel’s bribes then they will be shot.

‘This symbol has historically been used by Mexican drug cartels to threaten or intimidate Mexican citizens, business owners and government officials; however, we have never experienced this in El Paso,’ local police said in a press release about the vandalism.

Hey, DC: Do your primary job, and protect citizens from foreign invasion! Quit using the NSA to spy on us, and use those assets to catch real criminals. Ferret out officials who have already been compromised. Send the BLM Rambos from the Bunkerville standoff to El Paso.

The second instance of vandalism had a more obtuse warning, but the theme ran through since the message was written on an existing Drug Enforcement Agency billboard.

The message was different this time, as the paint read: ‘Dying for drugs’ was written over a wanted poster calling for the capture of drug lord Rafael Caro Quintero.

This second mannequin was dressed in jeans rather than the suit and tie from the other instance.

The mannequins were a particularly jarring image for many familiar with the drug war, as some of the most violent drug lords south of the border regularly hang offenders off highway overpasses.

Forget all of this insane talk about amnesty till you seal the border, and keep stuff like this from happening.