Wednesday, February 07, 2007

The national shame gets worse...

...as more facts come out about the persecution of Border Patrol agents Ignacio Ramos and Jose Compean.

Here is some of the latest news.

The lede of Jerome Corsi's story pretty much sums it up:

A Department of Homeland Security official admitted today the agency misled Congress when it contended it possessed investigative reports proving Border Patrol agents Ignacio Ramos and Jose Compean confessed guilt and declared they "wanted to shoot some Mexicans" prior to the incident that led to their imprisonment.

The admission came during the testimony of DHS Inspector General Richard L. Skinner before the Homeland Security Subcommittee of the House Appropriations Committee, according to Michael Green, press secretary for Rep. John Culberson, R-Texas.


Further, ...[in a meeting with Texas Congressmen some months ago] the DHS Inspector General's office asserted it had documentary evidence Ramos and Compean:

1. confessed to knowingly shooting at an unarmed suspect;

2. stated during the interrogation they did not believe the suspect was a threat to them at the time of the shooting;

3. stated that day they "wanted to shoot a Mexican";

4. were belligerent to investigators;

5. destroyed evidence and lied to investigators.

Under questioning by Culberson, Skinner admitted DHS did not in fact have investigative reports to back up the claims: "The person who told you that misinformed you," Skinner reportedly replied.


In other words, Skinner and his minions lied.

This adds to the lies told by persecutor Johnny Sutton and his attack dog, Debra Kanof. During the trial, Kanof lied about -- as Sutton did later -- the regulations governing the responsibilities of Compean and Ramos to report the shooting incident. Unfortunately, the defense attorneys seem to have been incapable of challenging Kanof's untruths.

All of this leads to a bigger question: these people, corrupt as they may be, had no reason to weave a web of lies unless given orders to do so from above.

It seems all too clear who called the shots: George W. Bush, the open-borders advocate who has shown no indication that he values the lives of Americans or respects the laws that are supposed to govern us.

One reporter who attended today's session of the Congressional hearing into this debacle claims a Congressman Dana Rohrbacher said, in essence, that if either Ramos or Compean happened to lose their lives while in prison, impeachment proceedings against Bush would begin the very next day.

I say: why wait? In fact, while we're at it, why not impeach the corrupt enablers in Congress -- Pelosi, Kennedy and the rest of that crowd -- who have remained silent primarily because it makes their pro-illegal-alien, open-borders agenda look like the sham it is?

And why are Skinner, Sutton, Kanof and the rest of Bush's lackeys still in their jobs and not in jail now?

If it weren't for a very few journalists and members of Congress who have spoken out, the persecution of Ramos and Compean would have gone unnoticed. Certainly, the New York Times, Los Angeles Times and other major newspapers have ignored the story, for the same reasons the political hacks have.

I feel nothing but contempt for everyone involved. All of them have made the United States look like the lawless, third-world country Bush seems determined to make of what was once an honorable nation.

4 comments:

Interested said...

Anyone with a brain should know it was all a front. Were you reading atricles at 'worldnetdaily?' they seem to be the ONLY newssite keepin it real about this and the whole NAFTA Shasta.

MrScribbler said...

int -- WND and the Inland Valley Daily Bulletin here in California are the only outlets going after this story with any energy.

KauaiFinn said...

I am sitting here inappropriately chuckling coz reading this entry, i'm wearing a T-shirt my sister bought me which says: "U.S. BORDER PATROL"

She thought it would be funny (considering we have no "borders" here in Hawaii".

Wish i had more time to study this case deeper. It sounds like delicious brain-food, which i crave for so much, but time is just too damned short in my days...

Hugs and aloooooHa!

Sally said...

Scribbs, you know I don't keep up with this kind of thing much, but from what I do know I think there definitely needs to be more laws on this. Now that is all the expert opinion I am going to give! ;) Hope you are having a great evening, Scribbies! ((((hugs))))