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-- fast and furious -- might have never come out had it not been for one that major national tragedy.
And like many parts of the story it all started near the Mexican border.
The Mexican drug cartels crossing the border is just the beginning.
-- -- mild one before they get anywhere stepped up enforcement -- cities has pushed them into remote areas like Arizona's peck canyon.
Notoriously dangerous smuggling corridor fourteen miles north of the fence the terrain is just wrong.
Not drivable by vehicle it's not -- why a TVs -- violence in that area so it's very high.
But to -- canyon looks more like Afghanistan and United States.
There are numerous caves throughout these canyons and mountains.
This very extreme -- and you can't even get -- to -- it step by air yet.
It is in this rugged landscape that the cartel's.
War against each other on American soil and got.
The -- that are acting drugs.
And -- arm and they -- god that people are gonna record mark it's been called smugglers paradise and the area is -- hot spot.
Four armed cartel written -- Ripped.
Who's specifically aiming and -- -- heard from the editor.
Most dangerous kind of criminal one -- on the most of them have former military backgrounds from the Mexican.
Sign up was brought -- just -- these kind of remote area.
That is problem solved peacefully.
Shooting people if they go back into Mexico.
Without their merchandise they're gonna you know so that was making so.
For us to fight on his site is -- Violence against other groups and in particular violence against Border Patrol -- TVP officers and other law enforcement agencies.
On the night of December 14 2010 Border Patrol agent Brian Terry was part of a small police tactical team.
Working to track and river Cruz in the darkness here peck canyon.
-- -- -- -- -- Infiltrate -- -- into an area down this canyon and they set up an interdiction zone.
-- -- known.
And recruiting trail.
Keep in mind.
We're affecting us special operations operator.
Working in the dark of night this is -- Rough terrain.
Soon encountered a group -- at least five men each armed with automatic weapons -- -- out as soon in the end.
One Mexican nationals a member of recruits -- wounded.
-- Brian -- his bank.
Were -- agent Brian eight -- We shot and killed in the line of duty.
That He -- several fit your real regal air and right and Terry's -- Of service.
There's a life well.
Our strong hold you.
Along that border.
-- -- -- -- It doesn't give you -- I do not relish as the chief of the Border Patrol and helpful folded American flights from surviving family members.
It was to a -- agent Terry's last -- of work before going home to Michigan for a Christmas vacation.
Brian did ultimately come home at Christmas.
We buried him not far house.
And He was raised in just prior to Christmas -- There are times when you just can't hold back tears because it's like losing a son like losing in happy that's truly felt like anonymous.
Through some of the United States of America.
-- -- and work for all was lost that night.
The scene of the shooting agents arrested and well also Mario -- nose and recovered three AK 47 type assault weapons.
Two of them had been purchased in Arizona by a man -- I may -- Vila who was under surveillance as part of the fast and furious operation.
Avila was arrested the next day.
It's scary -- when -- you first hear about the weapons being purchased through the operation fast and furious about the TV media and newspapers.
I never really got a column until it was brought.
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And -- -- first.
Ballistic tests could not identify the murder weapon but lawmakers were outraged.
Brian Kerry's loss was preventable it would it was regrettable and her credible what makes friends just so shocking to -- family.
Is that He did not die in -- foreign battlefield.
He died not in Iraq or Afghanistan.
But in the desert outside of Rio Rico Arizona.
Some eighteen miles inside of US Mexican border.
His killers were not Taliban insurgents.
-- Qaeda fighters and -- a small group of Mexican drug cartel bandits heavily armed.
With AK 47 assault rifles and so the family is not just left to grieve but also to look for answers.
Every one of them and women who were all confessed.
Which counts which are based on white.
Men and women of good -- men and women who wanted to do the right.
But they hadn't fully plot about the consequences of their actions.
That inability to look into the future to understand the risks -- -- -- -- Maybe although we don't -- know me and Brian -- tragic --
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