Constant fear... The fear of death, murder and abductions are constantly on the minds of those who live on the southern border of the United States or what is now called "no man's land." Rancher Ed Ashurst wrote a book to educate people who live north of the border on what it is like to have the federal government avert their eyes as cartels (with their scouts, drugs and sex slaves) stomp right through your backyard.
In an interview heard only on The James T. Harris Show, Amhurst divulged a most stunning revelation in his book, Alligators in the Moat: Politics and the Mexican Border. This is the real story behind the death of U.S. Border Patrol Agent Nick Ivie.
The official story, crafted by the federal government, was that Agent Ivie was killed due to friendly fire. The media portrayed Ivie's death as a sad result of a "gross rookie mistake." In Alligators in the Moat, Ashurst reveals another version; the version based on reports from the Cochise County Sherriff's Office.
Friendly fire WAS NOT in the Cochise County Sherriff's findings.
You can listen to the interview here or listen to the link below. Since my interview with Ed, a real buzz has stirred in the Border Patrol community. Many believe that Ivie's death is very similar to that of U.S. Border Patrol Agent Brian Terry who was killed by the Mexican cartel using U.S. weapons obtained in the botched Obama "Fast and Furious" gun-running operation.
It is time that the killing of Border Patrol Agent Nick Ivie gets revisited. In the meantime, if you want to get a glimpse of what life is like in "no man's land," otherwise known as the U.S. southern border, start with this interview and this first hand account.