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    Cool Papago Indians Don't Want National Guard or Border Patrol on Their Land

    The reservation is on the border and considered to be on the DEA's High Intensity Drug Trafficking Areas. A map of those areas can be found @ DEA / High Intensity Drug Trafficking Area


    The reservation is a primary transshipment zone for methamphetamine, cocaine, heroin and marijuana destined for the United States, a DEA official revealed in congressional testimony a few years ago. In 2015 Arizona led all four Border Patrol sectors in drug seizures with 928,858 pounds of drugs confiscated, according to agency figures.


    I wrote about the tribe (The Tohono O'odham) and their reservation in my novel, Sonora Symphony, and understand their anger that the border splits their ancestral territory in half. breaking up families. But I never knew they were at war with the federal government over drugs - and clearly illegals - being smuggled across the border through their reservation.


    The sovereignty of tribal lands is all well and good. But, does it permit outright flaunting of national security? And, if security is tightened elsewhere, it stands to reason that even more smuggling will go through the reservation if something isn't done to stop it.


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    Meth usage is insane on Indian reservations as is lots of other crimes (including murder). I get to hear a story about it as least every month from my sister in law. She lives on a reservation.

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    Sounds like some Indian tribes are still at war with the USA, that needs to be addressed the old fashion way.

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    They don't want their dug shipments messed with.

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    If they want sovereign status then they need to come to the diplomatic table. This is a tree encroaching on your neighbors property writ large. There are three options: chat over the back fence (Papagos negotiate with a U.S. dip), take the issue to court (this would be a federal court action), or war (which the Papago would lose).

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    Quote Originally Posted by sargentodiaz View Post
    The reservation is on the border and considered to be on the DEA's High Intensity Drug Trafficking Areas. A map of those areas can be found @ DEA / High Intensity Drug Trafficking Area


    The reservation is a primary transshipment zone for methamphetamine, cocaine, heroin and marijuana destined for the United States, a DEA official revealed in congressional testimony a few years ago. In 2015 Arizona led all four Border Patrol sectors in drug seizures with 928,858 pounds of drugs confiscated, according to agency figures.


    I wrote about the tribe (The Tohono O'odham) and their reservation in my novel, Sonora Symphony, and understand their anger that the border splits their ancestral territory in half. breaking up families. But I never knew they were at war with the federal government over drugs - and clearly illegals - being smuggled across the border through their reservation.


    The sovereignty of tribal lands is all well and good. But, does it permit outright flaunting of national security? And, if security is tightened elsewhere, it stands to reason that even more smuggling will go through the reservation if something isn't done to stop it.


    More @ Indian Tribe Won€™t Let National Guard Into €œMost Notorious Area for Drugs Entering the County€€”Border Patrol: €œThey Told Us They Don€™t Want White Man on Their Land€ - Judicial Watch
    If the tribe is a sovereign nation than the wall should go right around the reservation and all federal monies should be stopped immediately. Why should we support a sovereign nation that is a threat to our own sovereign nation.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Thing 1 View Post
    If they want sovereign status then they need to come to the diplomatic table. This is a tree encroaching on your neighbors property writ large. There are three options: chat over the back fence (Papagos negotiate with a U.S. dip), take the issue to court (this would be a federal court action), or war (which the Papago would lose).
    A fourth option is to wall off the tribe and stop supporting the tribe with federal money.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Quark View Post
    A fourth option is to wall off the tribe and stop supporting the tribe with federal money.
    I'm with that but we need to do a similar action with Chicago.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Crusader View Post
    Sounds like some Indian tribes are still at war with the USA, that needs to be addressed the old fashion way.
    From what I hear it kind of reminds me of that old movie Lord of the Flies. They hold elections & if the power shifts all the in place people are gone & replaced with family members or people they owe favors to. And there is no requirement to have any knowledge about the job you get. Meth dealer, hey you might become a tribal policeman, that sort of thing. Police training, not required nor do you need to know the law. The place is run by whatever bully is in power.

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    Apparently the Papago are getting a kickback from the drug cartels and human traffickers.

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