Ruthie Responds

February 2, 2011

Napolitano – Tough Words Or Fluff And Why Now

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Napolitano – Tough Words or Fluff and Why Now
By: Ruthie Hendrycks
February, 2011

On Jan. 31st, 2010 Janet Napolitano, Secretary of Homeland Security spoke at the University of Texas, El Paso and gave a speech, in which, she apparently on behalf of the United States Government stated a warning to the Mexican Drug Cartels. Her specific warning…. “So today I say to the cartels: Don’t even think about bringing your violence and tactics across this border. You will be met by an overwhelming response. And we’re going to continue to work with our partners in Mexico to dismantle and defeat you”.
Her entire speech can be found here

Listening to her words made me wonder if indeed these are tough words, finally coming from Homeland security or just fluff that is meant to quiet the ever growing demands for border security. It also made me question several other issues – like the timing, why now? Quite frankly, the whole statement makes little sense because they increasing tactics and drugs are already here.

One only needs to look at the recent article on Charlotte, North Carolina to see what is happening and the presence of the Mexican poppy field drug trade. The Drug Enforcement Administration has reported that heroin seizures are up 77 percent over the previous year, with reports of fifteen to twenty new addicted patients daily seeking treatment.

In 2009, TransWorldNews had already reported and I quote “Cities such as Charlotte, North Carolina are feeling the effects of the rapidly expanding Mexican drug distribution networks. The cartels are working hard to ensure that there is a massive increase of drugs on the streets
of Charlotte – particularly black tar heroin. As odd as it might seem to North Carolina citizens, Charlotte has become the main distribution hub for black tar heroin sent to the United States from Mexico. Since 2001 there has been a 244% increase.

So what is Napolitano doing? Is she intentionally calling the cartels out, playing “tough gal” to see what their response will be, either the approach of a) okay we will show you attitude or b) just ignorance of a meddling woman just trying to pacify the American people?

And why now, is it to get a jump on the issue – pre 2012 while adding the comment that those who describe the border as overrun with violence are off the mark and are making these statements to score cheap political points – tell that to the families of Nancy Davis, Brian Terry, David Hartley or Robert Krentz. Or, does she know something that we do not know – and should?

So, are we suppose to believe and accept that Homeland Security will respond accordingly to the drug cartels (those not here yet) effectively, but that we are unable to respond to illegal immigration and the illegal aliens in the U.S.?

Are we suppose to believe that Homeland Security will secure our airports but cannot secure the border?

With so many Americans doubting Napolitano’s credibility, statements and actions why would the cartels take her seriously when many Americans do not? Example: Assuring Congress that
the southern border is more secure than it’s ever been.

Ruthie Hendrycks, is President and Founder of Minnesotans Seeking Immigration Reform and Host of the weekly radio program “The Ruthie Report” which can be heard every Thursday evening. Blog spot at and

Charlotte, North Carolina is now the main distribution center for Mexican heroin – National drug cartel |


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