Democrat Narrative That Border Is ‘Not A War Zone’ Blown Up After 10 IEDs Found

Democrat claims that the border is "not a war zone" took a significant hit after Mexican authorities seized 10 improvised explosive devices (IEDs) in the area of Tucson, Arizona.
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Democrat claims that the border is “not a war zone” took a significant hit after Mexican authorities seized 10 improvised explosive devices (IEDs) in an area just south of Tucson, Arizona.

FOX Business Network is reporting that a drug cartel gunfight witnessed by the Tucson border patrol resulted in the Mexican military seizing the devices.

Now, U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) is warning their agents to be vigilant.

An internal memo obtained by the network is warning agents to “exercise extreme caution” and “report any possible armed subjects approaching the border with possible explosive devices.”

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IEDs Found, Man Arrested With AK-47 On US Side

In addition to the 10 IEDs located at the border, reports indicate an armed individual on the American side was arrested with a loaded AK-47 rifle, two loaded magazines, loose rounds, and a handgun.

Fox Business reporter Hillary Vaughn stated the individual arrested alerted authorities to 11 other armed suspects nearby.

The Mexican military, Vaughn revealed, found the 10 IEDs “filled with black powder and shrapnel.”

A law enforcement source told Vaughn that the ranch where the cartel firefight took place “has a gap in the border fence that is typically used in the past to funnel drugs through, but now it’s a magnet for the cartel to push people through.”

The Fox Business reporter said the source explained that the gap “was just a spot in the border wall that was never completed.”

President Biden halted construction of the border wall immediately upon taking office, saying that the border crisis was far less “important” than other matters.

“There will not be another foot of wall constructed on my administration, number 1,” Biden said in an interview with NPR before the 2020 presidential election.

He would follow through, issuing an executive order on his first day in office terminating any construction of that wall.

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Democrats INSISTED The Border Was Not A War Zone

Authorities discovering 10 IEDs at the site of a “gang war,” as Vaughn describes it, along with multiple firearms, seems to indicate the presence of a combat zone of sorts.

And yet there have been a plethora of examples of Democrats declaring over the years that Republicans are overstating the situation and that the border is not a “war zone.”

Cesar Blanco, a Democrat member of the Texas Senate said as a state representative that the debate over border security is “purely politics.”

“It’s bad for business,” he complained of the debate. “We on the border are trying to get away from the idea that the border is a war zone.”

Juanita Martinez, a retired schoolteacher and the current Democratic Party chair for Maverick County, just this past July said, “No, sir. I do not see a war zone.”

One wonders if she sees it now.

Isidrio Leal, a member of “Veterans For Peace,” called former President Donald Trump’s rhetoric about security at the border “hate speech.”

“Unfortunately, it’s hate speech — what [Trump] says about immigrants, what he says about needing the wall, that the U.S.-Mexico border is a war zone,” Leal said as he protested a visit by Trump in 2019. “It’s not actually — Iraq was.”

Well, now they both have IEDs in common. And at least Trump visited the war zone.

In 2021, former Democratic Rep. Filemon Vela whose wife currently serves as Director of the President’s Commission on White House Fellowships, echoed the sentiments.

“Let’s make one thing clear: the narrative of a violent and insecure border region is blatantly false,” said Vela in a statement regarding another Trump visit. “The border is not a war zone, and the wall Abbott and Trump are trying to get Texans to pay for is not only a waste of their hard-earned money but also an un-American symbol of hatred.”

The fact is, the border is a war zone. An active one at that.

More than 8.2 million illegal immigrants have crossed the border since Biden took office, including more than 1.7 million gotaways that have evaded Border Patrol.

The Biden administration has overseen the arrests of 172 individuals on the terror watchlist at ports of entry so far this fiscal year.

Now CBP can start tallying up IEDs along with them.

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