("Those poles might stop a tricycle, but only if ridden by a two- year- old," Spencer commented)
Glenn Spencer (head of Tanton’s American Patrol) turns on Chris Simcox.
""American Patrol - Thousands of Americans have donated hundreds of thousands, if not millions of dollars, to build a fence on the border to stop illegal aliens. One man mortgaged his home and donated $120,000 that otherwise would have gone to Disabled American Veterans. Chris Simcox continues to sell the plan as an Israeli- style fence when in fact the only thing built is a five- strand barbed wire livestock fence that a rancher says won't keep illegals out. "I have warned from the beginning not to donate money to any such effort until the promoters produce a building permit that includes the specifications as being sold by those promoters," said Glenn Spencer of American Patrol. Spencer has property on the border in Arizona.""...read on
Latest investigative article on Chris Simcox: Article-Video-Link
David Neiwert posts a long take on the internal fighting within the Minutemen:
Now, rather predictably, the same fate is befalling the Minutemen, probably the most successful immanation of the far right into the mainstream since the heyday of the Klan in the 1920s. A rift between the Minuteman Project's cofounders, Jim Gilchrist and Chris Simcox, has led to a split in the organization, and at the center of it is the Beltway consultancy that brought us the Terri Schiavo controversy -- which, you may recall, was yet another instance of the far right invading the mainstream....read on
Please read both articles. I wonder if Sean Hannity will be highlighting this fence scam anytime soon?
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Chris Simcox, now part of the Declaration Alliance, a group linked to neocons, is now seeking $55 million to complete 70 miles of Israeli- style fence in Arizona. According to Glenn Spencer of American Patrol, Simcox's people are now claiming that the fourteen- foot poles put up on the Ladd Ranch are "vehicle barriers." The poles, placed fifteen feet apart, are about two inches in diameter. "Those poles might stop a tricycle, but only if ridden by a two- year- old," Spencer commented.
Or perhaps UFO's? Folks, if Texas Minutemen ever received donations equaling one-hundredth of what Chris is asking for, we could conduct border operations FOREVER.