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And yet *another* border incursion

Discussion in 'General Discussion' started by ducky, Feb 3, 2006.

  1. ducky

    ducky New Member

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    http://www.kfoxtv.com/news/6666879/detail.html

    New Border Incursion In Hudspeth County

    For the second time in two weeks, American law enforcement officers say men carrying high powered automatic weapons and who appeared to be Mexican soldiers violated the international boundary and crossed into the United States in Hudspeth County, East of El Paso. In the past the Mexican Consulate in El Paso had stated that their Government policy is that no armed Mexican soldiers are allowed closer than three miles to the U.S. border.

    The latest incident happened just before sunset on Tuesday night, as a KFOX crew was on the scene. As a Hudspeth County sheriff's deputy was describing what happened during a reported incursion last week - suddenly one 'soldier' emerged from the brush on the Mexican side of the border and darted back under cover. Moments later though, two other men who appeared to be soldiers marched across a clearing, in plan view. Shortly after that, the Deputy spotted soldiers who were well hidden and out of camera range crossing into the United States - attempting to flank the Deputy and the news crew.

    According to the Deputy "They are doing the classic thing, flanking around each side of us and actually coming up into the U.S. and trying to figure out what we are doing, they are looking at us very heavily."

    Reporter Ben Swann replied, "So I guess it's time to go." The Deputy responded "Yeah, it would definitely be time to get out of here."

    Just a week ago a caravan of three vehicles were spotted on I-10 by Hudspeth Deputies and chased to the same area of the border. One vehicle was captured, a second made it across the Rio Grande safely and a third vehicle became stuck in the river. As deputies converged on the scene, they say a Humvee approached from the Mexican side, and heavily armed men in military clothing crossed into the United States to rescue the smugglers. The vehicle was burned on the Mexican side of the river bank.

    After this latest incident on Tuesday night, the U.S. Border Patrol reports that they were contacted by Mexican authorities who admitted the men were Mexican soldiers. Border Patrol Assistant Chief Robert Boatright told KFOX "Mexican officials got in touch with our Mexican liaison unit to advise us that they had requested the assistance of the Mexican military and that they were down in Hudspeth County." But he tells us this contact only occurred after the Mexican soldiers had been spotted by the Sheriff's Deputy.

    Wednesday afternoon, the Mexican Consulate released a statement saying the heavily armed men were not Mexican Soldiers, but were State Police, investigating last week's smuggling incident. Consulate officials say the men will be in the area for the next several days.

    Local law officers say as word of the latest incident spread on Wednesday morning, they were told that Texas Governor Rick Perry was releasing nearly $4 million dollars in additional funding for Operation Linebacker, to assist in their efforts to secure the border. Meanwhile, a delegation of local law enforcement officers will be discussing their concerns with members of Congress and the Department of Homeland Security - first in Houston this week, then in Washington, D.C. next week.

    But in the meantime, this latest incident only heightens concern among law officers, and those who live along the U.S. side of the border. The Deputy involved in Tuesday's incident told KFOX, "If it's going to take a bunch of us getting killed down here on the river to show everybody that this is a problem, then its going to happen, one of these days it will happen."

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  2. Marlin

    Marlin *TFF Admin Staff Chief Counselor*

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    As I said before, "Turn the A-10 Wart Hogs of the USAF loose on 'em or maybe an Army BlackHawk gunship, too"!!!!!!!!!

    Until we let them know that we MEAN BUSINESS, it will just keep on keepin' on!!!!!
  3. Deputy Dawg

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    It is time we take action,send in the National Guard.
  4. 1952Sniper

    1952Sniper New Member

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    As you all know, I am deeply concerned about border problems. And I have made a lot of contacts through my associates in various organizations that I'm involved in, that keep me abreast of what's going on.

    I can't say too much right now, as it is very sensitive. But the "authorities" in this region are about to take some serious action. I might eventually be involved. Not in any capacity that I've been in before. If this plan comes to fruition, you will be hearing about it. It will generate a lot of press.

    I really wish I could give details, but to do so might jeapordize things. Just rest assured that this sort of thing is not going unnoticed or ignored by those who it directly affects. The Feds are being given one last chance to step up and control this situation. If they can't or won't, this plan will be implemented.

    At this point, something has to be done. It can no longer be ignored or shrugged off as harmless.

    If it were up to me, we would be at war with Mexico over it. That's how pissed off I am. The fact that we allow an invasion of millions of people over our sovereign border is bad enough. What's worse is that their government is complicit in it. And what's even worse is that their military is crossing our sovereign border. In any other part of the world, that would be an act of war.
  5. armedandsafe

    armedandsafe Guest

    Come on, people. Mexican police and military are going to be in the United States for only "several days." Surely you don't think this constitutes an invasion of sovereign territory, do you? Besides, the fact that we have a statement from a Mexican Consulate official, makes it even more better, bueno?

    Pops

    Oh and [/sarcasm]
  6. armedandsafe

    armedandsafe Guest

    I just snipped the above quote from another forum. It was posted by a fellow from the Philippines.

    1952Sniper slipped his post in while I was typing my previous flip remarks, so I didn't have time to include his thoughts in mine. However, I feel strongly that acts by international criminals should be met with full and total resistance. If a responsible and capable citizen of the United States turns a blind eye to a crime as it is happening, that citizen is as irresponsible and negligent. The harm caused by the crime then is partly the result of the citizen not taking action when it was possible to stop the crime as it was happening.

    Pops
  7. lohki13

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    I bet if an armed caravan with our miltary just crossed the border they would be pissed and threaten to have war over it .I also bet they wouldn't care if they harm any american citizens when thier tresspassing in american soil. IN MY OWN OPION THIs Means WAR!!!!!!
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