More scandals of the Obama era continue to be released. In this cover-up by the Obama White House, a Border Patrol agent was shot and killed just weeks after the Benghazi attack and just a few short weeks before the Presidential election of 2012.
All the evidence surrounding the death of Border Patrol agent, Nicholas Ivie point to the fact that it was a result of a shootout with illegal drug smugglers. However, the Obama administration claimed it was a ‘friendly fire’ incident, which would mark the first of its kind in the nearly 90-year history of the Border Patrol.
On October 2, 2012, Nicholas Ivie was fatally shot as he and two other agents were on horseback responding to a tripped motion sensor in a remote mountainous area about five miles from the Mexican border in Bisbee, Arizona.
Less than a month prior, on September 11, 2012, the horrific Benghazi attack occurred. Obama’s re-election campaign had suffered a major criticism due to this attack. Obama’s campaign could not withstand another damaging blowback, especially after he just re-assured Americans that our borders were “safer than ever”.
This was also coming on the heels of Border Patrol agent, Brian Terry who was killed in December of 2010. Terry was killed in a shootout with Mexican hoodlums near the border in Rio Rico, Arizona. The guns used in that shootout were later traced to the Fast and Furious gun-smuggling investigation.
Less than 48 hours after the shooting of Nick Ivie, Janet Napolitano, then serving as the Secretary of Homeland Security, along with former Border Patrol Deputy Commissioner David Aguilar, visited Ivie’s family in Sierra Vista, AZ.
They told his widow that her husband was a rookie, a moron who shot at a shadow for absolutely no reason. But her husband was no amateur, Ivie had been with the Border Patrol since January 2008. He was an experienced 5-year veteran that was well known for being a cautious, cool-headed officer.
Ransom Burke, a former Bisbee city council member stated, “The agents are well trained. This area is completely geographically ready for an ambush. It has perennially been a drug route for a long time.”
The former commander of the Cochise County Sheriff’s Department, Mark Denney suspected the same thing as Burke. “It is obviously an ambush in my mind,” stated Denney.
“This is just another reminder of our failed border policy, which is endangering all border residents,” said previous Cochise County Supervisor, Richard Searle.
“The news that a U.S. Border Patrol agent was killed and one of his partners hurt in a border-enforcement action, is another tragic reminder of the extreme conditions on this portion of the U.S.-Mexico border,” stated the former Arizona Attorney General, Tom Horne.
Since these comments went against Obama and Napolitano’s narrative of how “safe they have made the border” and “drug smuggling across the border was at an all time low”, they needed to come up with a better story that would not cost Obama his presidency.
Early reports of Ivie’s death also went against Obama and Napolitano’s narrative;
Mark Denney stated that the sensors were set off near mile marker 352 on Highway 80 at about 1:33 a.m. “It is an area we have been concentrating on,” said Denney. “We have a lot of areas along the border that seem to be active, and that is one of them. It is very remote and the chances of being encountered are slim because there is no housing or any way you can draw attention to yourself. It is a good area to come through. It would be highly unlikely to be detected.”
The working theory is that the Border Patrol agents most likely came across drug smugglers or human traffickers. “From what we are seeing, if it is human cargo or drugs, it is becoming more volatile,” Denney said. “It is a high-stakes game and there is a lot at stake for those involved. It is one of money and sometimes threats to family members.”
Burke, who was also a former police officer in Indio, California stated that drug loads are usually protected by Mexican drug-cartel shooters. “Their entire purpose is to protect the load.”
George McCubbin, then-President of the National Border Patrol Council, said at that time of year smugglers generally operate at night in Arizona when it is not so hot. “It is still very warm out here, so typically illegal activity occurs at night before the sun comes out. They lay out during the daytime.”
Other information includes an account from one Border Patrol agent who saw three or four silhouettes of people and heard someone speaking in fast, fluent Spanish.
It is a well-known fact to ranchers in the area that during the Obama administration, Border Patrol was directed not to arrest or detain illegal aliens that they caught. This helped the official numbers to show that illegal crossings of the border were down.
To date, the government never released an official report to the family of exactly what happened on that tragic night. They have remained with their twisted story that Ivie supposedly opened gun fire on his two fellow border patrol agents that were also in the area at the time.
When you add up all the statements, early reports, and facts by ranchers in the area, it is obvious this was another cover-up by Obama. His list of scandals is a mile-long and have resulted in many avoidable deaths of innocent Americans.