Past Features

February 15, 2015

Another Big Border Lie
Huffington Post -- February 13, 2015  
Bill Clinton Apologizes To Mexico For War On Drugs  
   Former President Bill Clinton apologized to Mexico during a speech there last week for a backfired U.S. war on drugs that has fueled spiraling violence.
    “I wish you had no narco-trafficking, but it's not really your fault,” Clinton told an audience of students and business leaders at the recent Laureate Summit on Youth and Productivity. “Basically, we did too good of a job of taking the transportation out of the air and water, and so we ran it over land.
    “I apologize for that,” Clinton said.

Glenn Spencer -- American Border Patrol
Fences Caused the Mexican Drug War -- Not Air/Sea Enforcement
    Seven years ago American Border Patrol theorized that new border fencing lead to increased competition amongst drug cartels, setting off the Mexican drug war. -- Since then reports in the mainstream media have confirmed this theory --- without mentioning our work.

Washington Post - April 27, 2013
Clamping down on illegal border crossings, however, had an unintended consequence: It upset agreements among the cartels over smuggling routes, sparking yet more violent competition.
    We were able to see the correlation between the construction of border fencing and killings in Mexico because of our Operation BEEF --- a project to follow the progress of the Secure Fence Act of 2006. We argued that finishing the fence might well have cut off almost all drug smuggling, - leaving the cartels to fight over nothing. -- This important information could have influenced lawmakers, but it was kept from the public because of slanderous attacks on me and American Border Patrol by the Southern Poverty Law Center.