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Texas Officers Involved in Standoff at Border: Involved Men in Mexican Army Uniforms
FOX News ^ | 1-24-2006 | AP

Posted on 01/24/2006 12:40:36 PM PST by Main Street

Texas — Men dressed as Mexican Army soldiers, apparent drug suspects and Texas law enforcement officers faced off on the U.S. side of the Rio Grande...

...Texas Department of Public Safety troopers chased three SUVs, believing they were carrying drugs, to the banks of the Rio Grande during Monday's incident.

Men dressed in Mexican military uniforms or camouflage were on the U.S. side of the border in Texas...

...included an armed standoff involving the Mexican military, suspected drug smugglers and nearly 30 U.S. law enforcement officers. ...Mexican military Humvees were towing what appeared to be thousands of pounds of marijuana across the border into the United States.

...in the Bulletin on Jan. 15 that said the Mexican military had crossed into the United States more than 200 times since 1996.

...Border Patrol agents called for backup and were joined by Hudspeth County deputies and DPS troopers. Mexican army personnel had several mounted machine guns on the ground more than 200 yards inside the U.S. border...

...deputies captured a Cadillac Escalade that had been reported stolen from El Paso, and found 1,477 pounds of marijuana inside. He said Mexican soldiers set fire to one of the Humvees stuck in the river.

"It's been so bred into everyone not to start an international incident with Mexico that it's been going on for years,"..."When you're up against mounted machine guns, what can you do? Who wants to pull the trigger first? Certainly not us."

After the...reported on Mexican military crossings, Homeland Security Secretary Michael Chertoff said the report was overblown and most of the incursions were just mistakes.

In November,...Border Patrol agents...called for help after confronting more than six men dressed in Mexican military uniforms. The men allegedly were trying to bring more than three tons of marijuana across the Rio Grande...

(Excerpt) Read more at foxnews.com ...


TOPICS: Business/Economy; Crime/Corruption; Culture/Society; Extended News; Foreign Affairs; Government; Mexico; Miscellaneous; News/Current Events; US: Texas
KEYWORDS: aliens; border; donutwatch; drugs; illegal; immigrantlist; immigration; mexico; texas; wodlist
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1 posted on 01/24/2006 12:40:40 PM PST by Main Street
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To: Main Street

>> Involved Men in Mexican Army Uniforms

"We are federales."

"Well, then where are your badges?"

"Badges? I ain't got no badges. We don't need no badges.
I don't have to show you no stinkin' badges!"


2 posted on 01/24/2006 12:42:56 PM PST by raccoonradio
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To: HiJinx

Ping


3 posted on 01/24/2006 12:43:01 PM PST by Bradís Gramma
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To: raccoonradio

oops, _army_ uniforms, but you get the idea...


4 posted on 01/24/2006 12:43:34 PM PST by raccoonradio
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To: Main Street

"Homeland Security Secretary Michael Chertoff said the report was overblown and most of the incursions were just mistakes. "


Having him as HSS is a mistake.


5 posted on 01/24/2006 12:43:48 PM PST by CodeToad
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To: Main Street

These days I'm really starting to wonder about our survival instinct as a nation.


6 posted on 01/24/2006 12:44:54 PM PST by cripplecreek (Never a minigun handy when you need one.)
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To: CodeToad

7 posted on 01/24/2006 12:46:00 PM PST by oldleft
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To: Main Street

Someone needs to pull the damned trigger!


8 posted on 01/24/2006 12:46:25 PM PST by Leatherneck_MT (An honest man can feel no pleasure in the exercise of power over his fellow citizens.)
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To: cripplecreek

"These days I'm really starting to wonder about our survival instinct as a nation."

I think there's plenty of survival instinct among the citizenry. I wonder about the leadership, though.


9 posted on 01/24/2006 12:46:33 PM PST by MineralMan (godless atheist)
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To: raccoonradio

This makes me rethink the whole border thing. We need motion sensors, observers and artillery.


10 posted on 01/24/2006 12:46:51 PM PST by D Rider
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To: CodeToad

""Homeland Security Secretary Michael Chertoff said the report was overblown and most of the incursions were just mistakes. "



Sorta like the thread I just perused about Israel...Olmert says Israel must give up more land...


11 posted on 01/24/2006 12:47:05 PM PST by Bradís Gramma
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To: Main Street

We need some UAV's with Hellfire missiles down there.
Smoke a few SUV's carrying weed and "federales".


12 posted on 01/24/2006 12:50:05 PM PST by beethovenfan
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To: Main Street
"It's been so bred into everyone not to start an international incident with Mexico that it's been going on for years,"..."When you're up against mounted machine guns, what can you do? Who wants to pull the trigger first? Certainly not us."

That's the problem with putting control of our borders in the hands of law enforcement rather than in the hands of the military....where it belongs. When you're up against mounted machineguns, what do you do? The military answer is simple: Light 'em up....first. What are those federales in Humvees going to say with their mounted machineguns to a company of M1A1 Abrams tanks?

The Mexicans need a little history lesson: It took just the state of Texas (just about nine years before it was admitted to the union) to kick their A$$e$ at the Battle of San Jacinto in about 18 minutes. Remember the Alamo! Remember Goliad!

Don't mess with Texas. Don't mess with the USA.

13 posted on 01/24/2006 12:50:37 PM PST by ExSoldier
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To: All
When it comes to defending our borders this administration is a bunch of wimps. As a old Catholic school boy, I can see only one viable solution to protecting our borders from these thugs.....


14 posted on 01/24/2006 12:51:02 PM PST by Main Street (Stuck in traffic)
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To: Main Street

Governor Perry wants to put the Texas National Guard on the border.. I wonder what they will think when they see some National Guard Abrams facing them down.


15 posted on 01/24/2006 12:51:46 PM PST by mnehring (Perry 06- It's better than a hippie in a cowboy hat or a commie with blue hair.)
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To: Main Street
Homeland Security Secretary Michael Chertoff said the report was overblown and most of the incursions were just mistakes.

Mistake, huh? A river is a pretty clear demarcation of a border in my humble opinion.

16 posted on 01/24/2006 12:52:07 PM PST by Rockitz (After all these years, it's still rocket science.)
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To: beethovenfan

Was this actually a military operation or were they drug dealers dresed up as military?


17 posted on 01/24/2006 12:52:09 PM PST by blackdiamondracer
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To: ExSoldier

They need to get some Strykers like Fat Billy is using on the NM border over there in Texas. Federales wont come over and mess with them........but once.


18 posted on 01/24/2006 12:53:21 PM PST by Concho
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To: Main Street

Let's see some American juevos.


19 posted on 01/24/2006 12:53:59 PM PST by MannMade (This country was not founded by sissies, but now they are everywhere.)
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To: Main Street
A couple of these lighting up the drug running Federales ought to rectify the situation:


20 posted on 01/24/2006 12:54:20 PM PST by tx_eggman (Unforgiveness is like eating rat poison and expecting the other person to get sick.)
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