“The hard truth is this, either we fight them in Syria or we’ll fight them here,” said Rep. Ryan Zinke, R-Mont. “Either we fight and defeat them in Syria, or we’ll fight them in the streets of our nation.”

March 9, 2023 Associated Press | By Kevin Freking


Thanks for sending The Troops to distant lands to keep bad people from coming here to do bad things. If not for decades of undeclared/unwon wars, (The Department of Defense track record goes back to 1949) hostile forces may have come to North America to do away with the free enterprise system and tell us what kind of shower head we must install in our home, what type of gas can we must buy for our generator, or that our push mower does not meet federal EPA regulations.

If not for decades of undeclared/unwon wars, drug trafficking cartels might be able to move product into all 50 states.

Feb. 24, 2023 TEMPE, Ariz. (3TV/CBS 5/Gray News)

4.5 million fentanyl pills, 3,000 pounds of meth seized during joint drug bust

“The Tempe Police Department, Drug Enforcement Administration and Arizona Attorney General’s Office shared details on Thursday about a major bust that took three years to pull off.”

Three years to pull off this bust?

“An estimated 4.5 million fentanyl pills were seized in addition to 3,000 pounds of methamphetamine and large amounts of heroin, cocaine and fentanyl powder, according to authorities.”

Wonder what was happening at border crossing inspections during the 3 years these folks were under investigation. Do the good guys who made the Tempe bust notify the good guys at the border about the weak links in their process?

Love to see newspeople ask:

Were federal authorities at the border notified of this ongoing investigation?

Did the drug traffickers get fast track screening at the border so as not to disrupt this ongoing investigation?

If the drug traffickers were given a pass at the border- would that have tipped them off as to the investigation- or would that have been seen as standard protocol?

Imagine that LE authorities observe a shoplifter or bank robber in action. Instead of going in to make an arrest they back off and conduct an investigation that goes on for 3 years. What if they applied the same tactic Re: crimes involving arson, terrorism, child abuse, DUI, etc.

I know, I know- It takes time to build a case against the really big drug traffickers.

This time next year- will there be any shortage of cartel product from Mexico? Has any city, county or state jurisdiction been able to cleanup their drug problem using these methods?

Anytime there is a plane crash, a loss at sea, or an industrial accident, a thorough investigation takes place. Lessons learned are used to prevent future accidents.

Will any investigation be conducted to learn why a $51.6 billion (every 12 months) US Dept. of Homeland Security failed to keep 4.5 million fentanyl pills, 3,000 pounds of methamphetamine and large amounts of heroin, cocaine and fentanyl powder from showing up in Tempe?


Would the bad guys from Syria be stopped or slowed down by the good guys at the US Dept. of Homeland Security?

Always have wondered how terrorists are prevented from entering the US while heroin, cocaine, meth, fentanyl, etc. roll in.

Cartel drug busts that happen in Hometown, USA involve drugs that were not stopped at the border. These large drug busts are routinely reported as some sort of big success.

Seems like, if terrorists wanted to disrupt the American way of life, they would have had many dozens of opportunities each year over the past couple of decades.

Below, are some random thoughts and questions newspeople will not ask. Our questions appear in bold type.

Was It A Fake War On Terror?



Any college or pro football coach would have been fired a dozen times over

America Deserves A Military Recruiting Crisis

Cultural Honesty

Hey Moms and Dads – Ask A Recruiter

Roaring Sports Fans – Military Jet Flyover

GWOT/Super Bowl Security Update 2023

How does Uncle Sam plan to attract young people to sign up in the years ahead?


Possibly of interest:

How Do The Troops Defend The Constitution?

Not asking about the oath of enlistment. Asking about what happens after the oath has been taken.







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