Los Zetas degenerate Julian Zapata Espinoza has pleaded guilty for his role as a "hit squad commander" in the February 2011 ambush shooting which killed ICE agent Jaime Zapata and wounded his partner as they were driving along a highway in the central Mexican state of San Luis Potosi in a vehicle with U.S. diplomatic tags as reported by Richard A. Serrano for the Los Angeles Times.
The Mexican drug cartels increasingly are targeting U.S. officials on both sides of the border: last December the narco terrorists intentionally rammed their smuggling panga boat against an approaching Coast Guard inflatable which resulted in the death of Chief Petty Officer Terrell Horne III and the injury of another guardsman after they fell into the sea off the southern California coast; in August 2012 two CIA officials were injured in a shooting ambush against their U.S. diplomatic vehicle on a highway south of Mexico City; in December 2010 the Sinaloa cartel murdered U.S. border patrol agent Brian Terry in southern Arizona; in March 2010 the Juarez cartel whacked U.S. consulate employee Lesley Ann Enriquez and her husband El Paso sheriff's deputy Arthur Redelfs as they were returning home from a child's birthday party in Ciudad Juarez.
Meanwhile, Barack Obama who is charged with securing the border, protecting the people and defending the nation cynically insists that there is no cartel-related spillover violence as he steps over the corpses of federal agents and officials on the blood-soaked ground. The so-called President would rather enjoy the perks of the Presidency -- golf rounds on private courses, indulgent vacations to exclusive resorts, lavish parties with the stars -- than actually do his job.
Clint Eastwood is right: Barack Obama is an empty chair.
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