From The Washington Times:
U.S. Border Patrol agents seeking to secure the nation's border in some of the country's most pristine national forests are being targeted by illegal aliens, who are using intentionally set fires to burn agents out of observation posts and patrol routes.
The wildfires have destroyed valuable natural and cultural resources in the National Forest System and pose an ongoing threat to visitors, residents and responding firefighters, according to federal law-enforcement authorities and others.
In the Coronado National Forest in Arizona, with 60 miles of land along the U.S.-Mexico border, U.S. Forest Service firefighters sent in to battle fires or clear wild-land fire areas are required to be escorted by armed law-enforcement officers.
Armed smugglers of aliens and drugs have walked through the middle of active firefighting operations, the authorities said.
Last month, the Border Patrol -- in a single operation targeting illegal aliens causing what Forest Service officials called "significant damage" to the Coronado National Forest -- apprehended more than 300 illegals along just a three-mile section of U.S.-Mexico border in Arizona and confiscated 600 pounds of marijuana in a 10-day period.
At least five fires were set below a Border Patrol observation post during the operation in an effort to burn the agents out, according to a Forest Service report. The fires were extinguished, and no one was arrested.
Wildfires are being set by alien and drug smugglers, authorities said, to create a diversion in an attempt to gain undetected access across the border. The fires correspond to a dramatic rise in assaults against Border Patrol agents -- up more than 100 percent over last year.
And these are the people liberal moonbats are saying just want to come and peacefully coexist with us, because they love the United States.
They're assaulting Border Patrol Agents using molotav cocktails and rags the size of grapefruits dipped in gasoline and then set ablaze. Yet, agents can clearly do nothing to defend themselves, because, as in the case of Ramos and Compean, when they do they are arrested for violating these criminals' "civil rights".
These are the people that the Senate wants to let in, folks. People who don't think twice about assaulting -- and possibly killing -- our Border Patrol Agents. People who smuggle drugs and set fire to our forests.
Yeah, those are the kinds of citizens I want here.
Hat Tip: MoonBattery