The busiest commercial bridge in the world
On the Texas-Mexico Border – A commander of armed patriots helping property owners slow the tide of illegal immigration and drug smuggling had a national impact on a protest scheduled to take place over the weekend, an action that would have slowed international traffic from San Diego to the Gulf of Mexico.
All he had to do was post a simple statement on a social media site, his Facebook wall. The word spread like wildfire.
K.C. Massey, III, heads up Camp Lone Star in Brownsville’s “no man’s land” – an area walled off from the rest of America. With command of a lean force of a dozen men, he is particular about who he welcomes and when he receives visitors.
He put his foot down Friday when he learned that a man he had previously run off was spreading rumors about a bomb attack on the international truck bridge at Laredo, something that would have had a devastating impact on the economy of an entire continent.
To complicate matters, he came in off a patrol with his men and found yet another unwelcome guest, this one a man who claims ties to a militia in Arizona, holding forth for a video production crew from Home Box Office. The problem: he demands approval before, during and after interviews during visits from the media.
All this occurred about sundown on Friday, September 19, and he marked the occasion by posting this announcement on his Facebook wall:
We are being tricked! We have patriots turned bad + moles + press that is trying to make people think this is a militia event. They are hoping that because of their reporting that militia will come. It is all being put in place to use us patriots to start a war. I have been working on this Intel for a while now. Please do not attend this event. It will only hurt everything that we are trying to accomplish and that is the mission of several people behind this event!!! KC Massey III
A war prosecuted by whom, waged upon which enemies?
Asked point blank, Massey said he meant a war by the U.S. Government, carried out against the people of the United States. Nothing doing. He sees all such rumor and innuendos as the deeds of agents provocateur. Massey suspects these men – and a few women – are secretly working for the government of the U.S.
When the reply came at 5 a.m. California time, it was concise and to the point:
There has been an unsubstantiated threat of mass violence to attendees, along with very suspicious activity on the Facebook site. These two items are more than enough for me to immediately stop any protest that was going to occur.
Your lives, and the lives of our law enforcement, are more important than any protest.
…Staysi Barth, Lake Elsinore, California
Predictably, there was no protest at any border crossing – from California to Texas.
When the HBO crew came back as previously invited for the next day, he took them on a patrol to the river, to a busy crossing place where concrete debris makes natural stepping stones. When he poked his head through the brush, he confronted a group of five in a makeshift boat fashioned from a water tank, just as they reached the American shore.
They turned tail and beat it back to the bank on the Mexican side.
“She (the HBO correspondent) asked me, ‘Is that all there is to it?'”
The formula, he explains, is simply to place American men between the illegal immigrants and drug smugglers. They leave immediately because they don’t want a confrontation. This uncommon solution to a very complicated problem he attributes to common sense. There isn’t much of it around any more, according to Massey.
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K.C. Massey, III, Commander of Camp Lone Star
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