Update from US Border Watch on Laredo Los Zetas Story
by Bob Price on July 27, 2010 at 5:27 PM
The US Border Watch investigation continues into the story, or non-story about the alleged takeover of two Laredo area ranches. To this point, all direct confirmations indicate the story did not happen. We still have a couple of loose ends to tie up and hope to do that soon.
The real story is, why is this a story and more importantly, why is it a believable story? The reason it is believable: The American people have lost faith in the government to secure our country from attack. Even though this story appears to be false, it is VERY believable.
Here is what does appear to be true at this time. It does appear there was a call to the Webb County Sheriff's Office for some reported trouble that the sheriff’s department responded to. I have not been able to talk to the Sheriff's Office about the details of that call. It appears the response to the call was a brief investigation by US Border Patrol and the Webb County Sheriff's Office. Most likely the Texas DPS as well. The result of the investigation is that nothing was wrong. Perhaps the call was in response to gunfire being heard from across the river. I have not yet been able to confirm this.
We have been invited to come check this out for ourselves by the Laredo Police Department. They told us they would welcome our visit and show us whatever we need to see. Arrangements for this trip are ongoing at this time.
As more information develops, I will keep you posted as promised.