Zach Taylor is the chairman of the National Association of Former Border Patrol Officers (NAFBO). He served 27 years with the Border Patrol, much of it in supervisory positions. He testified before Congress as an expert witness on criminal activity along the border. The following video, below my transcript, was posted to YouTube on July 19, 2014. NAFBO was formed during the “2006 amnesty attempt,” to respond to the “misinformation and disinformation” about the legislation. They have no affiliation with any other organization.
Taylor makes two points, and I’m putting them into my words–my interpretations–so please, his exact words are below. Any blame for a misinterpretation is on me.
1) When tens of thousands of minors poured over our borders, some were very ill. The CDC and U.S. Public Health are tasked with working WITH border agents, but do not — “ever.” Among those crossing into the U.S., the sick were taken away by Homeland Security. No one knows where they were sent, or what they were diagnosed with, or where they ended up.
2) The mess of this invasion of the tens of thousands of children was planned by the government, and designed to take resources away from the border, leaving it open to transnational criminals, including the Russian Mafia.
3) Border Patrol in the Tucson sector have been denied ammunition for their handguns, shotguns and rifles, extending to October 2015. Ammo is not available for maintaining their expertise with their firearms. If you do a web search, you’ll find that agents reporting that their M4s were taken for “inspections,” and some agents are “sharing” weapons.
4) Border Patrol agents are more afraid of their government than they are of transnational criminals.
Taylor refers to the above as a “controlled event,” set-up in advance, and carried out according to a plan.
Border patrol agents stationed near Tucson, Ariz., can no longer intercept drunk drivers along the highways that funneled more than a million pounds of drugs into the country last year.
So when dozens of “protesters” impede, resist and otherwise interfere with Border Patrol agents and the carrying out of our duties, what happens? Nothing. They get a little pepper spray, they act like they have pulled off some heroic deed, they are attended to by the fire department, they get their picture in the paper and they walk away with no citations and no criminal charges…Another truly despicable example of agents being handcuffed, having to fear doing our jobs and having nobody standing in the gap to help protect us from the illegal alien cheerleaders and the anarchists. Shameful.
At least five children infected with the respiratory illness known enterovirus D68 (EV-D68) have died in the U.S. in the past month….
The CDC reports that in the past month and a half, at least 538 people in 43 states and the District of Columbia have become ill with EV-D68. Most of them are children and some developed limb paralysis. Polio, which can cause paralysis and death, is a type of enterovirus. EV-D68 is one of more than a hundred “non-polio” enteroviruses.
The actual number of EV-D68 infections is likely significantly higher than reported since some state health officials are not testing every suspected case…
The CDC hasn’t suggested reasons for the current uptick or its origin. Without that answer, some question whether the disease is being spread by the presence of tens of thousands of illegal immigrant children from Central America admitted to the U.S. in the past year…
However, a study published in Virology Journal, found EV-D68 among some of the 3,375 young, ill people tested in eight Latin American countries, including the Central American nations of El Salvador and Nicaragua, in 2013. (See Fig. 3)
Though the U.S. government is keeping secret the locations of the illegal immigrant children, there are significant numbers of them in both cities in which the current outbreak was first identified, Kansas City, Missouri and Chicago, Illinois, according to local advocates and press reports.
MCALLEN, TX – There’s a growing health concern with hundreds of illegal immigrants crossing over into southern Texas.
U.S. Border Patrol agents are worried that what’s coming over into the U.S. could harm everyone…
…agents are seeing illegal immigrants come over with contagious infections.
Detention centers and holding facilities have quarantined areas for those who come in sick. But Cabrera says the sick and healthy are separated only by caution tape…
“We are starting to see chicken pox, MRSA staph infections, we are starting to see different viruses,” Cabrera said…
DHS has denied all requests for interviews with doctors and medical staff treating sick immigrants. The agency has also turned down our request for a tour.
Zach Taylor video and transcript below:
My name is Zach Taylor. I’m a retired Border Patrol Officer. My main job was understanding and having intelligence capabilities about drug smuggling across the U.S. border, and human smuggling across the U.S. border, to bring contraband and people into the United States. That’s what I did for 26 years.
National Security is a component of the immigration laws and the reason immigration officers exist, because the immigration laws are designed to primarily do just two things: protect national security, and public safety.
The component of national security is the economy and American jobs, because the foundation of American society, which is the family unit, depends on jobs and the economy for their livelihood.
On the other side is the public safety, which includes public health, and that is that people will be secure in their persons and their property, from outside source threats; in other words, people coming in to take over America by force or by subterfuge.
Right now, the Department of Homeland Security is in charge of, through Customs and Border Protection, the apprehension and collection of illegal aliens. The Center for Disease Control and Prevention is in charge of the screening, with the U.S. Public Health Service. I’ve never seen the CDC or the U.S. Public Health Service work together with the Border Patrol at the border–ever.
The agents are telling us that they are seeing some people that are obviously sick, with shivering-type illnesses, with possibly dehydrating illnesses, like diarrhea and vomiting. Those people are disappearing. We don’t know what they have, where they’re going–where they’re taking them. Surely they’re being quarantined somewhere. We just know where, and even the agents don’t know what the diagnosis is of these illnesses.
Tie that in with the fact that these people can come through, almost anywhere in the world, and into Mexico, and we already know there are epidemic levels of certain diseases in Mexico and Central America. We don’t know if these people are showing these diseases–if they’re even being screened for them.
The real troubling part of this is we know that, in West Africa, right now, there is an Ebola outbreak that does not meet the parameters of communicable diseases. Normally, Ebola virus starts in the jungle and moves into an indigenous population, and from their into a larger population area. What they are experiencing in West Africa and three countries right now, is an Ebola outbreak in three separate cities at the same time. This is very unusual. It is almost as if the virus was planted in those three cities to infect that population. In other words, the virus is working in the reverse of what it has historically, before it moved from the jungle into the populated area, now it’s starting in the most populated areas in those cities, and working through the population.
If we had a control event, I’ll give you an example, Border Patrol has a drug smuggling operation, and they’ve been surveilling it, and after the car loads up and takes off, we stop the car, and the person driving the car, hands us a diplomatic passport, saying they are a diplomatic alien, inside the United States, we stop right there. We call the Department of State. Department of State takes it from there. The person is not prosecuted. Yes, we may or may not seize the vehicle and the drugs. The U.S. public never knows that happened. That’s a controlled event.
In this event, where you have hundreds of thousands, literally, coming across the border, and you’re only catching a small fraction, if you’re not telling the public that 80-90 percent of what’s coming across the border is not being apprehended, and you’re putting the focus on the 10 percent that is being apprehended, only showing them the one percent that are six, eight, 10 years old, and appeal to the compassion of the American people, and not show them the people with these serious communicable diseases–the fact that they are known gang members, they have the gang tatts all over them, because they do not have a conviction in the United States, they’re turned loose, free in the U.S.
We don’t know when CDC takes custody of one of these people from Homeland Security, and whisks them off somewhere, we don’t know where, what disease they have been diagnosed with. We know it’s communicable. We assume it’s serious, but that is being kept away, not only from the agents in the Department of Homeland Security, it is part of the controlled event where America doesn’t realize how serious the threat is, and they’re only being shown the compassionate side of the situation. That one to two percent of those 160,000 that appealed to the compassionate side of the United States–people don’t realize that it’s putting their own children at risk. These children are going to be put in schools with their children.
This administration, and past administrations, have not lived up to enforcing the Rule of Law with regards to national security and immigration laws. The reason we’re having the press of the South American minors is because this particular administration has invited them to come here.
The problem, as I see it, and apparently as the Centers for Disease Control and Health and Human Services, and Department of Homeland Security are trying to make this a controlled situation. They are anticipating a large national crises.
When you see that FEMA is preparing for two hundred million deaths, in the United States, that tells you something. When you see that the government is controlling the supply of ammunition, and that basic medical supplies, are in short supply in southern Arizona, something’s wrong. They are anticipating something drastic.
If they had enforced the law, if they had enforced the immigration law, and if they had expeditiously removed these people that came here–this group of minors, they would have dealt with this situation. The way they are reacting to it is facilitating and inviting more of the same. What they are doing is making a bad situation much worse.
The real reason these people are probably coming here, from and Intelligence point-of-view is to mask, or draw attention away from something else that is happening. Since the United States government is encouraging this, it is something that the United States government wants to happen.
They have significant CIA, FBI, Department of State, Homeland Security, Army, Navy, Marines, Coast Guard, you name it, in Central America right now–have been there a long time. They know what’s going on. We’re not doing anything to stop the obvious threat.
Two years ago I became acquainted with a person that lives in Mexico City. I have complete, total confidence in this person as an informant. He is beyond reproach. He told me, when I ask him–I was concerned with two things, and that the trafficking of human organs in Mexico and the extreme violence–the beheadings and dismemberments that were going on in Mexico. Now understand that this person is pretty much an unbiased observer, that has almost unlimited access to almost all levels of both government and society in Mexico. Without hesitation, he told me that the most influential criminal organization in Mexico City, at that time, was the Russian Mafia. And through other sources, I knew that they were a very important component in Ecuador and in the tri-border area in South America.
When you start to think about the dynamics that are going on in Mexico, think transnational criminal. Think of people beyond Mexico. Think beyond Central America and think of criminals, period. The reason they come to the United States is because this is where the money is.
The agent is much more afraid of his own government, than he is of the transnational smuggler, because they are not only messing with the agents pay right now, they’re telling him to run away from an assault. You know, if somebody wants to fight, leave them alone. Don’t shoot at anybody. They just told the local Border Patrol here that they’re not going to get any ammunition for their rifles until 2015. What’s that about? They’re not going to have any practice ammo until 2015? Well, that over a year away. FY2015 starts in October 2015, so what firearm that you’re authorized to use: handgun, shotgun, rifle. When the agent is not allowed to maintain his basic proficiency with the firearms that he uses, and train with them on a quarterly basis, he is less proficient. If he is less proficient, and doesn’t have access to ammunition, he’s less likely to take that firearm into the field, and have it available, should he need it. That raises the risk level to the individual agent. The purpose of having the superior fire force is to deter someone from attacking you.
The whole idea of asymmetrical warfare is to defeat your enemy from within. It is not attack him from without. Of course, the threat comes from without, but they have to be inside the United States to affect a successful strategy.
If asymmetrical warfare is going to be successful, the first thing that has to be done is to compromise America’s defenses against invasion. They have to have their personnel inside the United States to affect the infrastructure, our hospitals, our schools, our electric grid, our power supplies, our water supplies…all of those things create our infrastructure. They have to affect the degeneration from inside the United States.
The markers we are seeing that are saying that this is asymmetrical warfare is the reaction the United States is taking. They are taking the opportunity of inviting these illegal aliens to come here. They are concentrating them in one place in the United States, the Rio Grande Valley, and they are drawing the resources that are protecting the rest of the United States border to care for the illegal alien children to help with the overflow of the minors, to transport, to take care of the needs of these people, while they are in Homeland Security custody. All of this takes the resources that is protecting America at the border, off of the border. Now the borders are wide open.
This gives the people that are trying to get their infrastructure, their personnel, their drugs, their dirty bombs, their biological weapons, their chemical weapons, into the United States, without being noticed. Because this part of the border is open. It is not being controlled.
It is a perfect military strategy. It does not raise any eyebrows, because we’re focused on the children. We need to focus on OUR children. This is asymmetrical warfare. Everything says it is. The way the United States government is responding to it, is concealing that fact from the American people. They are assisting in the downfall of America. You need to understand that. The End
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