In March, I issued a Gloomy Prediction that we'd have a full-blown shooting war on the U.S./Mexico border within five to ten years.
Today, I was paging through a copy of Guns & Ammo Combat Arms and discovered this interesting quote from Richard Venola:
"Observing illegal immigrants and their American shills at recent gun shows, and noting the violent opposition to the Minutemen, leads this observer to predict that there will be battalion-sized ops between Spanish- and English-speaking partisans within 10 years."
--Guns & Ammo Combat Arms, July Issue, page 8
"Battalion-sized"? Judas tap-dancing Priest.
While it is nice to have independent verification of something I have postulated, I wish it had been on another topic.
I'd also like to think that the U.S. government will actually do something to head off this impending war.
After all, that is what I am jolly well paying taxes for, yes? National Defense?
It may be that the U.S. government is actually naive enough not to see this coming, but if this is the case, they are too innocent to be entrusted with the keys to the treasury.
I have the awful feeling that the U.S. government sees this coming as clearly -- or more clearly -- than I do, and are hoping to stall it long enough to be Someone Else Problem.
Hell of a thing to dump in our kids laps, don't you think?
Of course, the part of me that has spent the last four decades dealing with the Real World figures that most Congresscritters who are frantically trying to delay the inevitable are also hoping to make a bucket of monetary and/or political profit from those American citizens who are living in the famous cotton-candy pink-ish fuzzy-bunny happy land.