Zack Taylor is the leader of the National Association of Former Border Patrol Officers and he is often cited by right wing media outlets as proof that our border patrol agents are opposed to Obama’s immigration policy. They might want to choose their sources a bit more carefully:
After one caller said President Obama is “planning on having major crises in this country” such as “pandemics and possible nuclear strikes,” Taylor floated fears about FEMA internment camps and coffins based on articles he read on the always-reliable internet:
“This is just stuff that’s been for years showing up on the internet about him trying to find large detention space that is available, about having — it’s not body bags — temporary or makeshift coffins to handle 200 million deaths. Two million is significant, but 200 million is catastrophic. These are all rumors that are persistent rumors and getting a straight answer out of this government is nearly impossible, it’s almost like you’re better off believing the opposite of what they tell you.”
When one caller told him about fears that Obama is using immigration “as a distraction to keep us busy” as he invites Belgian and Russian soldiers into America to help him “get ready for martial law,” Taylor said that he is indeed “aware of significant rumors that we are unable to verify.”…Nonetheless, Taylor said United Nations planes are landing at a U.S. base in Arizona…
Taylor also said that unaccompanied minors crossing the border as part of “asymmetrical warfare to destroy the country from within” through “the ancient Asian idea of a death by a thousand cuts.”
“The strategy of asymmetrical warfare is exactly the opposite of conventional warfare, instead of by brute force defeating a nation, it defeats a nation from within by attacking and diminishing its own institutions,” he continued. “They are doing a Cloward-Piven overload of the immigration system.”
Of course, the fact that he promotes these ridiculous conspiracy theories is a feature, not a bug, from the perspective of the right wing media.