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Mexican troops cross border for hurricane relief
WISTV.com ^ | September 8, 2005 | Bryce Mursch

Posted on 09/08/2005 11:04:59 AM PDT by Freebird Forever

The Mexican army has entered the United States for the first time since 1846.

A military convoy crossed the Rio Grande into Texas Thursday to bring aid to victims of Hurricane Katrina. The unit is headed for San Antonio.

The convoy is carrying water treatment plants, mobile kitchens and supplies to feed storm victims.

The 45 green vehicles will apparently be used to provide water, meals and other help for hurricane survivors from the New Orleans area.

A Mexican naval mission is sailing for New Orleans. Mexico says another convoy and another ship are ready to go.

Back in 1846, Mexican troops briefly marched into disputed territory along the border with Texas which had joined the US ten years earlier.


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KEYWORDS: allies; border; katrina; mexicanarmy; mexicantroops; mexico; relief
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1 posted on 09/08/2005 11:05:00 AM PDT by Freebird Forever
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To: Freebird Forever

Mexican troops on U.S. soil? I find that very disturbing.


2 posted on 09/08/2005 11:07:05 AM PDT by scooter2
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To: Freebird Forever

Just a more official invasion.


3 posted on 09/08/2005 11:07:45 AM PDT by ncountylee (Dead terrorists smell like victory)
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To: Freebird Forever

Wonder how many will stay.


4 posted on 09/08/2005 11:08:52 AM PDT by neodad (Rule Number 1: Be Armed)
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To: Freebird Forever

Let's hope they don't desert and become illegals ... .


5 posted on 09/08/2005 11:09:33 AM PDT by nmh (Intelligent people recognize Intelligent Design (God).)
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To: scooter2

I thank them for their aid,
But I'll bet they didn't even have to slow down at the US border.


6 posted on 09/08/2005 11:11:57 AM PDT by SJSAMPLE
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To: Freebird Forever
Ok, I'll be the first.

Gracias, Mexico.

7 posted on 09/08/2005 11:12:04 AM PDT by Dratlatl
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To: scooter2

"Mexican troops on U.S. soil? I find that very disturbing."

Just wait till the Salvadoran troops get here. They're just getting you used to the idea of foreign troop "helping" us. We'll see blue helmets one of these days.


8 posted on 09/08/2005 11:12:29 AM PDT by dljordan
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To: Freebird Forever
The unit is headed for San Antonio

I'm not sure they really thought that out, we're still kinda sore about the whole Alamo thing here in Texas.

9 posted on 09/08/2005 11:13:18 AM PDT by txroadkill (Note 2 NO Evacs in Texas:we have the death penalty here and we're not afraid to use it.)
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To: nmh

Sounds very generous, if the intentions are truly good. Presumably we'll be doing a head count before they leave?


10 posted on 09/08/2005 11:13:41 AM PDT by Translates
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To: txroadkill
"I'm not sure they really thought that out, we're still kinda sore about the whole Alamo thing here in Texas."

So are they ;) If the do a rematch hopefully it'll be on Pay-per-view.
11 posted on 09/08/2005 11:15:24 AM PDT by tfecw (It's for the children)
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To: txroadkill

Badges? Badges? We don't neeed no stinking Badges!


12 posted on 09/08/2005 11:15:50 AM PDT by jmq (Islam=Religion of Peace)
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To: scooter2
I find that very disturbing.

I welcome all humanitarian aid, but would prefer to have it come from civilian sources.

Knowing what we do about the Mexican military, I wonder how much coke and heroin is packed in those 45 vehicles.

13 posted on 09/08/2005 11:15:52 AM PDT by Freebird Forever (AMERICA FIRST !!!)
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To: scooter2

"Mexican troops on U.S. soil? I find that very disturbing."

Substitute United States for Mexican and Saudi Arabia for U.S. and reread.


14 posted on 09/08/2005 11:17:55 AM PDT by ping jockey (radical islam; the great evil of all times.)
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To: ncountylee
Welcome to the new North American Community.
15 posted on 09/08/2005 11:18:05 AM PDT by jackbenimble (Import the third world, become the third world)
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To: Freebird Forever
Knowing what we do about the Mexican military, I wonder how much coke and heroin is packed in those 45 vehicles.

My, you are cynical...

; )
16 posted on 09/08/2005 11:20:13 AM PDT by George W. Bush
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To: Freebird Forever
Mexican troops cross border for hurricane relief jobs.
17 posted on 09/08/2005 11:20:51 AM PDT by Mike Darancette (Mesocons for Rice '08)
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To: scooter2; Spiff; Travis McGee; Stellar Dendrite; wardaddy; calcowgirl; Marine Inspector; ...
"Mexican troops on U.S. soil? I find that very disturbing."

What is even more disturbing is that this could only be happening with the concurrence of the White House. Now Bush can point to how helpful the Mexican government has been and will no doubt use it in some manner to help push his "guest worker" shamnesty plan.

The American people should be outraged.

18 posted on 09/08/2005 11:20:57 AM PDT by Czar (StillFedUptotheTeeth@Washington)
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To: jackbenimble
They're bringing water from Mexico? Well, I guess we're going to start seeing that dysentery we were expecting.
19 posted on 09/08/2005 11:21:07 AM PDT by massgopguy (massgopguy)
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To: massgopguy

Me, too. Gracias, Mexico.

They're sending us more aid than most places, and it'll get here sooner.


20 posted on 09/08/2005 11:25:43 AM PDT by CondorFlight
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