Real words by a real person from the Mexican/AZ Border

Real words by a real person from the Mexican/AZ Border

I found the attached information sent to me by a

friend in AZ to be quite informative. First person

narratives such as this are not easy to verify, yet, if it has a

ring of credibility about it, I'll send it on and let the reader be

the judge. This should NOT be a "right or left" political issue. It

is simply an American issue. It is what it is, and ALL rational thinking

Americans ought to WANT to better understand the whole situation.

I hope you take the time to read this. There is a

LOT of insight into the underlying economic factors that "support" the

continuation of this situation. If you feel inclined to share it with

others, please do.

July 28th,


By Ed Ashurst



I believe storytelling to be an art form, certainly verbal

record is the oldest form of recording history and recognized by historians

worldwide. There is an old adage among those who love to tell a good tale,

"Never let the truth get in the way of a good story." And yet there are times

when the truth is even more fantastic than exaggeration. What I write here is

the truth, plain and simple.

I reside on, and manage a large

cattle ranch in the far southeastern corner of Arizona. I've been here for 13

years and in that time frame have become far too familiar with the illegal

trafficking in human beings, marijuana and other illicit drugs. Some have called

it "the wetback culture" or "America's border problem". Lately it's been taking


The recent murder of Robert Krentz by an illegal alien

has received massive amounts of publicity worldwide. I live on the ranch

bordering the Krentz ranch to the east and north. I can see the Krentz home

looking out of my front door approximately 10 miles away. The day after Rob's

death I was involved in tracking the outlaw into Mexico. I saw the outlaw's

footprints where he crossed the border fence. I mention this to say I feel that

I'm qualified to speak about current border issues.

My home

has been broken into twice. My son's home has been broken into also and between

us we have had between twenty and thirty thousand dollars worth of stuff stolen

from us including two ranch pick-ups, a four wheeler, 9 firearms (including a

loaded AK 47) cash, jewelry all of our credit cards, driver's license, etc. A

guest house here on the ranch has been broken into so many times we quit

counting... many times we haven't even called the Sheriff's dept. The Cochise

County Sheriff's dept. has no less than fifteen reports on file where I've

called for assistance dealing with an outlaw illegal


Several months ago, not long after Rob Krentz's death,

Fox news (channel 10 in Phoenix AZ) contacted me and expressed interest in

coming down and doing a news story about me and the problems myself and other

ranchers in this area have had in recent months with illegal outlaws. To prepare

for my interview with Fox, I asked for assistance from six other neighboring

ranchers and businessmen. All of these men are prominent men in the community,

tax payers, business owners and individuals who have the best of reputations.

Together we made a map of the area which covered from the southeastern corner of

AZ going west about 20 miles to the silver creek area, and going north about 30

miles to the area around the towns of Portal, AZ and Rodeo, N.M. On this map we

made marks recording violations to United States law committed by illegal

aliens. We did not use government statistics (we wouldn't know how to get them)

but recorded incidents that we knew had happened first hand, many of which we

had witnessed. We tried to record only the incidents that have happened in the

last several years.

The sum total of what we recorded is


The arrest or capture of 40 illegal in one bunch - 40

(we didn't bother with the countless smaller groups)

Loads of

Marijuana found and captured - 213

Dangerous encounters with

illegal aliens - 132 (assault, burglaries, forced entries,


Dead illegal aliens found by civilians -


High speed vehicle chases between dope haulers and law

enforcement - 14

Illegal aliens spotted with firearms -


Fires started by illegal aliens -


Over 1000, 000 acres burned with the cost to taxpayers of $

40,000,000. One fire near Portal AZ in June of 2010 cost $10,000,000. to fight

(forest Service estimate)

Outlandish incidents -


Example: One bachelor in the Portal area was burglarized

around 100 times. He finally took all his valuables and put them in a steel

vault and welded the door shut. He then moved out of his house into a shed

hoping the illegal aliens would leave him alone. They did not and he finally

abandoned his property. Another outlandish event was when outlaws stole a brand

new Caterpillar motor grader on the Geronimo Trail east of Douglas, AZ and drove

south through the border fence never to be seen again. The grader belonged to

Cochise County Hwy Dept.

Financial losses to private sector -

$100,000,000.00 (losses in real estate value, personal property, etc., losses in

wildlife habitat - immeasurable)

Last but certainly not least, the

murder of Rob Krentz, which is right in the center of our map.


me put this in perspective. The area I'm talking about is an area that covers

approximately 17 or 18 townships with only 20 miles being adjacent to the US -

Mexico Boundary. Within this area, there is a population of perhaps 600

people, 90% of which reside in Rodeo, N.M. or Portal, AZ, 30 miles or so north

of Mexico. No less than 80% of the people in this area have been burglarized or

otherwise molested by illegal aliens. This area is about half as big as the

Diamond A ranch or Babbitt ranch in northern AZ, both of which I've been

employed on.

I'm sorry to report that this, in my opinion, is the

small part of the story. The Mexican-American border has taken a dramatic change

for the worse in the last several years. Those of us who live here see it

firsthand. As early as February of 1999 Sheriff Larry Dever warned me and others

at a town hall meeting at the Apache School that the Sinaloa Cartel was moving

into the Douglas-Agua Prieta area (Rob Krentz was at this meeting). The cities

of Nuevo Laredo, Coahila, Cuidad Juarez, Chihuahua, and other border towns south

of Texas have been controlled by outlaws for years. There is virtually no law

enforcement in those places. The law is the law of the jungle. Until the last

two years it seemed that Agua Prieta and Nogales were safer places but that has

dramatically changed in recent months.

I am personally

acquainted with 2 Mexican men, that I know to be honest and trustworthy, who

have been involved first hand with Mexican outlaw terrorist acts. One witnessed

firsthand an execution of several people in broad daylight in Juarez. Several

weeks later his daughter witnessed an assassination in Casas Grandes, Chihuahua

no less than fifteen feet from where she stood. The other man is a legal Mexican

green card holder (who was employed by the Krentz family for years) whose nephew

was murdered by cartel members in Sonora. At night people in Douglas are hearing

machine gun fire from Agua Prieta south of the border


The Sinaloa Cartel is now putting a stranglehold

on Agua Prieta. No more than 2 months ago 8 armed Mexicans were confronted by 2,

U.S. Border Patrol agents north of the International Boundary in southeast

Cochise County disguised as Federalizes. They were in fact cartel employees

armed with assault rifles and automatic pistols. Mexican people that know tell

me the situation in Agua Prieta has deteriorated dramatically in recent months.

The good people are told to look the other way "or else." Volumes could be

written about this subject alone, but I will move on.


could ask, "So what does this have to do with us living north of the border

fence?" Plenty! The situation on the border isn't just about a few workers

walking north. It has everything to do with big business. Billions of dollars

are being made trafficking humans, drugs, and contraband across the

International Boundary. The Sinaloa Cartel, headed by Chapo Guzman and others,

is reaping huge profits doing business along the border. The average coyote

charges $1500 - $2500 to guide an illegal alien north to find work; usually

abandoning them a short distance north of the line. A young man willing to pack

dope north can make more than a construction worker or a teacher in the U.S. and

only work a day or two a week.

This is not all south of

the line. I could take you and show you businesses where checks and credit cards

are not accepted and where very few customers walk through the door, yet the

owners live in the largest mansions in town and drive very expensive cars. Could

there be some money laundering going on? There are only two industries of any

significance in Douglas, AZ: law enforcement (Douglas has one of the largest

Border Patrol stations in America), and the illegal trafficking of drugs,

people, etc. across the border. These two industries feed on each other, and the

powers that be seem happy with the situation. Crooked politicians look good to

the public when they clean up drunk driving and prostitution, until you find

they own bars and whore houses south of the line. These things have


But this, in my opinion, is only the beginning.

Chapo Guzman who heads up the Sinaloa Cartel is a multibillionaire. This guy and

others like him may be cruel and sinister people but they are also very smart

businessmen. They are reaping profits off of the largest tax free unregulated

business on the planet. They have so much cash they are befuddled what to do

with it all. But they are going to figure it out.


are rumors that Guzman is financing modern, state of the art feedlots and

packing houses in Mexico with plans to overtake America as the Western

hemisphere's leading beef producer. This is probably only a small part of his

plans. Mexico is a nation rich in natural recourses. Petroleum is abundant and

the corrupt Mexican government is in control of all of it. Pemex is the only gas

station in town. Pemex, because of the incompetent Mexican government, is broke.

Chapo Guzman is at war with the Mexican government and has dreams (not

unrealistic) of controlling the entire nation. Think of all of Mexico's natural

resources in the control of Chapo Guzman! He already has the most profitable

business in the world - selling Marijuana to your next door neighbor. Think what

he could do with a tax free unregulated strangle hold on a nation of poor people

begging to work for practically nothing.

Do you think

that Chapo Guzman and others like him haven't thought of all of this? Do you

think that Guzman isn't laughing all the way to the bank as he watches the

evening news and hears how the American Government proclaims that the situation

on the border is under control? What is going on in northern Mexico is

capitalism in its rawest form. They have an untaxed unregulated business making

huge profits and they have no plans of closing up shop any time soon. We here in

the U.S. are overtaxed, overregulated and being smothered by increasingly

intrusive government that makes it hard to do business in a successful manner.

You don't have to be rocket scientist to figure this one


This has nothing to do with being Republican or

Democrat or Latino or White. It has everything to do with being right or wrong.

I came from a long line of Democrats. My great uncle was a U.S. Senator for

several decades. My grandfather was an attorney, and a Superior Court Judge. I

have a 1939 copy of a Time Magazine with his picture when he ran as a Democrat

for Congress. The only time in history the U.S deficit was paid off was by a

Democrat - Andrew Jackson. John Kennedy announced nearly 50 years ago that

America could put a man on the moon and in less than a decade we did


I am now a registered Republican, but I'm not a

Democrat hater. But, how can the president of the "can do" nation of Andrew

Jackson's and JFK's party say we can't seal the border? We conquered Adolph

Hitler in World War II, but can't seal the border? We put a man on the moon but

can't seal a leaking oil well in less than 90 days? While this is going on we

tax and regulate American business with a vengeance that stifles the free market

system that has made our country great. While Janet Napolitano announces the

border is safer than ever, Chapo Guzman and others pack billions of American

dollars south to invest in a tax free market with one of the largest cheap labor

force on the planet at his disposal!

I challenge you to

come to Douglas, AZ and drive east on the Geronimo Trail, or northeast on US Hwy

80 to places on the map like Chiracahua and Apache. Or go to Rodeo and Hatchita,

NM. Go and search out the 5 biggest cattle ranches in the Apache, AZ area and

ask them what they think. Go to Hidalgo County, N.M. and ask the ranchers and

cowboys there what they are seeing and hearing. Ask the people who we do

business with what they think of our opinions. I challenge you to ask the

prominent people in this area, who work hard and pay taxes if they agree with

Barack Obama or Ed Ashurst when it comes to what is really going on near the

U.S.-Mexican border. Unlike Obama and others I don't have to be surrounded by

sycophants to make a statement. I purposefully left out the names of those who

helped me with my map and the data I collected when preparing for the Fox


In closing I challenge you to look around to

see if what I say is the truth. This isn't about a few Mexicans wandering around

looking for a job. This is about American civilization going into a time of

tremendous change - a building has foundations and walls, maybe the foundation

of our country is still strong, I don't know, but the walls have certainly

fallen down and the keepers of the house are out to


When you have time, we think you will

want to read this. Everyone living in AZ (and elsewhere) should know what is

happening near our borders and near our homes.


7 years 35 weeks ago, 2:57 PM

Lyle Hutchins 1

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Cee-more, Ok., United States

Are all Border residense going to be forced to defend their own property, and belongings?? Ship there loved ones to the City for safty? If the Cartel can't find where they are staying.
When an illeagle come's to your door, do you shoot, or let them in, or let them carry off all your stuff?? Steal your car, truck? If you start shooting, what will happen?? Will the Droug Cartel assend upon your home?? The Sheriff haul you away, then the Mexicans take over the Ranch??
What do you do??
Gov. is a joke!! That halfbreed, won't protect Americans as it is!
Cops can't, won't, camp out at your house! So, What's left?? Vigilanti Justice ???????
Shoot e'm all, tell God he died??
Your Gov. has a plan, but it is tied up in court. Could be tied up for years, and the Damn Government knows it!
Gonna be some Mesk'n blood spilled, and a lot!!
The author remarked, that a man was put on the MOON!!
I say Americans can ship the Illeagles back South where they belong!! Two of our previous Presidents done it. And with less Boarder Patrol!!
I, say again,_________"Google" Operation WetBack!!! Cleanout the hulls of ships that are near the Gulf, of Mexico, Up and down the Coast of Kalifornia, load them and sail to parts of Centrial America.
I, now shall take a CHILL PILL, and step down from my platform.

Lyle Hutchinson
7 years 35 weeks ago, 6:31 PM


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Border control

I agree with the post, and with Lyle. We'll never control the border with this current administration in Washington. All we get is double talk. We have no time now for chest thumping and bluster. It's time now to prepare for the Presidential election of 2012. We absolutely must elect a President who puts America first.
Having said that, who are the reasonable candidates? John McCain's a good guy, but he's just too old. How about it, Gunslot members? How about some names, with realistic reasons supporting them?

If you pick up a starving dog and make him prosperous, he will not bite you. This is the principal difference between a dog and a man. (Mark Twain).
7 years 35 weeks ago, 9:45 PM

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How do I copy this article without remarks so I can send to others?

Any day above dirt is a good day!!! My New Motto: Where Do I Sign? (Oh yes I would)
7 years 35 weeks ago, 10:15 PM

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Larry Wagner,
Have your Email up ready to go! But miniamize it (e Mail)
Sir, Place the curssor on top of what you want to send. Start a the top left hand cornor.
Left click, hold down the lift side, and drag your mouse down as far as you want to copy.
All should be HILIGHTED,
Lift your finger!
Now, Right click the mouse. you will see a box, click. "copy,"
Then, Maximise Email.
Then place the curssor where the message goes.
left click, and highlight "PASTE" Damn I love 'Copy & Paste!!!!Took me a little bit to get used to doing it!!
Sometimes a lot of CUSS"N!!
Give this a try!

Lyle Hutchinson
7 years 35 weeks ago, 10:16 PM


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Evening Lyle!!

How the hell are you tonight Sir???

“When firearms go, all goes. We need them every hour.”- George Washington
7 years 35 weeks ago, 12:05 AM

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Mr, Hutchins, Thank you a bunch I really appreciate it. I tried to do that in Microsoft Word & something kept stopping me, never thought about Email. Thanks again. Take care & be safe

Any day above dirt is a good day!!! My New Motto: Where Do I Sign? (Oh yes I would)
7 years 35 weeks ago, 10:22 PM

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HI FOX, Do'n good, sobered up after all the Narcotics. Feeli'n like a Human again.
thank you
But a little NAUSEATED, after seeing them Heffers you posted last night!

Lyle Hutchinson
7 years 35 weeks ago, 10:31 PM


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SORRY!!!! Bigshot N decided to have a pic post war!!! Guess I won. U and zx12rmike are the ones that have @ least admitted I won the "Gross-Out" department!!! LOL

“When firearms go, all goes. We need them every hour.”- George Washington
7 years 35 weeks ago, 10:53 PM


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Like the saying goes. Shoot first and let God sort 'em out!! They shouldn't be here illegally! period......... It's not a Right or Left issue, it's an American issue, also PERIOD.......

"We cannot defend freedom abroad by deserting it at home" Thomas Jefferson
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