I don’t normally dip my toes in the political pool here at TTAG. I’m content to torture test scopes and look for the greatest trigger that God has ever bestowed upon the world. But make no mistake, I’ve followed the F&F series here and elsewhere from the beginning. I’ve called and written my congressman as well as Issa’s office. Short of occupying something, I feel like I have been pretty involved in the issue. So when I stumbled upon this little gem from Examiner.com by way of Fark.com, I felt it might be time for me to finally clear my throat via TTAG . . .
Latino groups are going to demonstrate this weekend in Phoenix at Paradise Valley State Park. Members of civil rights group Nuestros Reconquistos believe that people have been lied to about the death of border agent Brian Terry, who was supposedly killed by Mexican drug cartel members.
“The misinformation about Brian Terry’s death is mind boggling. It was just a lie to get people all riled up about illegal immigration,” claims Nuestros Reconquistos President Manuel Longoria. “There is other information going around saying that Terry was accidentally killed by another U.S. border agent. The mainstream media is refusing to report this!”
There has been a lot of scandal surrounding Terry’s death. It was recently revealed that he was killed with weapons donated by the United States. Cecilia Maldonado, the President of Chicanos Unidos Arizona, calls the situation a tragedy.
As they say, “the enemy of my enemy is my friend.” I probably don’t agree with most of the members of NR. They evidently think it was some kind of dark anti-brown people conspiracy. I believe wholeheartedly that Mexican cartel members killed Agent Terry. So no, we don’t agree with them at all. I also believe that the Examiner has made an unintentionally dark joke when they describe the weapon that killed Agent Terry as “donated” by the US.
While the cliché train is pulling into the station, I’ll leave you with another. “There is no such thing as bad publicity.”