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Mexican incursion confirmed
Yuma Sun ^ | Feb 23, 2006 | JeffreyGautreaux

Posted on 02/24/2006 8:33:21 AM PST by GoRepGo

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1 posted on 02/24/2006 8:33:22 AM PST by GoRepGo
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To: GoRepGo
The U.S. Border Patrol has confirmed that a Mexican government helicopter crossed into the United States Tuesday evening.

Patroling the border Americans refuse to patrol.

2 posted on 02/24/2006 8:35:06 AM PST by Euro-American Scum (A poverty-stricken middle class must be a disarmed middle class)
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To: GoRepGo

Well, unless we were doing something wrong or had something to hide, what are we worried about?/s


3 posted on 02/24/2006 8:35:19 AM PST by n230099
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To: GoRepGo

shoot the sunsabeetches down


4 posted on 02/24/2006 8:36:01 AM PST by sure_fine (*not one to over kill the thought process*)
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To: Stellar Dendrite; HiJinx

Mexican incursion across the border ping


5 posted on 02/24/2006 8:36:33 AM PST by afnamvet (CONGRESS.SYS corrupted; Reformat WASH_DC (Y/N)?)
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To: GoRepGo

Dropping something off... hmmm. Perhaps a probe of our defenses (or lack thereof)?


6 posted on 02/24/2006 8:37:29 AM PST by RedCell
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To: GoRepGo

Nothing to see here. Move along. Nothing to see here, folks. Just move along. Go on about your daily business. Just ignore anything happening over there on the border. Nothing to see here. Move along.


7 posted on 02/24/2006 8:38:35 AM PST by Thrusher ("...there is no peace without victory.")
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To: afnamvet

i wish the border situation would get as much attention as this port deal.....


8 posted on 02/24/2006 8:39:45 AM PST by Stellar Dendrite (UAE-- Anti-Israel and funds CAIR, check my homepage for more info)
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To: Stellar Dendrite

i wish the border situation would get as much attention as this port deal....."'

I think the only way this will keep geting more attention is for Freepers to keep up the good work, and perhaps to find a young reporter trying to make their bones who has the guts to stick their neck out and do a really indepth series of interviews, with photos.


9 posted on 02/24/2006 8:42:47 AM PST by ridesthemiles
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To: GoRepGo

We know W doesn't care about the southwestern portion of the US, and so we might as well allow Mexico have it. /s


10 posted on 02/24/2006 8:43:30 AM PST by GarySpFc (de oppresso liber)
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To: Stellar Dendrite; GoRepGo

Did the helicopter drop anything along the way? ;o)

Isn't this the reason the wall won't really work?


11 posted on 02/24/2006 8:43:40 AM PST by Froufrou
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To: ridesthemiles

here are some interesting stories for you

Congresswoman: Three Al Qaeda Caught in U.S. After Crossing Border with Mexico
http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/1519110/posts

Al-Qaida Ops Busted At Mexican Border? (A NC Congresswoman Said Yesterday That They Were
http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/1519538/posts


12 posted on 02/24/2006 8:44:31 AM PST by Stellar Dendrite (UAE-- Anti-Israel and funds CAIR, check my homepage for more info)
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To: Stellar Dendrite
It is extremely difficult for me to hear the President talk security for this port deal and ignore an invasion across our southern border. Big business interests are the priority; our sovereignty and border security are not. Disgusting.
13 posted on 02/24/2006 8:44:39 AM PST by afnamvet (CONGRESS.SYS corrupted; Reformat WASH_DC (Y/N)?)
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To: RedCell
Dropping something off... hmmm. Perhaps a probe of our defences (or lack thereof)?

You learn quickly Grasshopper.

14 posted on 02/24/2006 8:45:18 AM PST by CAP811 (One man can change the world with a bullet in the right place)
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To: n230099

It's called sovereignty, look into it.


15 posted on 02/24/2006 8:47:31 AM PST by Dr. Ed Bravo (<-------- Screen name now obsolete)
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To: GoRepGo

Check the route for dropped drugs...


16 posted on 02/24/2006 8:48:25 AM PST by Junior (Identical fecal matter, alternate diurnal period)
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To: afnamvet

I think I finally figured out who government looks out for when I saw our representatives running screaming from the capitol because a small plane strayed too close.


17 posted on 02/24/2006 8:50:21 AM PST by cripplecreek (Never a minigun handy when you need one.)
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To: Thrusher
Nothing to see here. Move along. Nothing to see here, folks. Just move along. Go on about your daily business. Just ignore anything happening over there on the border. Nothing to see here. Move along.

Yeah, what're trying to do here, start an international incident with our neighbors to the south?

Sharrar said if the Patriots had not witnessed the incursion, the Border Patrol would have denied that it happened.

[And the Border Patrol replied]

"We would surely not attempt to cover up an incident of this type."

18 posted on 02/24/2006 8:50:40 AM PST by DumpsterDiver
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To: HiJinx; gubamyster

Scouting ahead for the dopers.


19 posted on 02/24/2006 8:52:22 AM PST by Travis McGee (--- www.EnemiesForeignAndDomestic.com ---)
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To: GoRepGo

Time to issue surface-to-air missiles to the border patrol?


20 posted on 02/24/2006 8:53:24 AM PST by teacherwoes (To a liberal diversity is finding different people who agree with them)
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To: GoRepGo
Maybe the Border Patrol needs these...


21 posted on 02/24/2006 8:54:51 AM PST by Army Air Corps (Four fried chickens and a coke)
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To: GoRepGo

"Local border watcher Flash Sharrar, who saw the helicopter while on patrol near County 12th Street, remained steadfast that the helicopter was carrying Mexican soldiers, not federal agents. "That was Mexican military," he said. "You could see the uniforms."


I would be interested to know what type of helo it was; the Mexicans still operate Russian Mi-26 helos (the last time that I checked). To keep better track of the Mexican aircraft, we might need to provide aircraft identification classes to border watchers.


22 posted on 02/24/2006 8:59:27 AM PST by Army Air Corps (Four fried chickens and a coke)
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To: afnamvet
It is extremely difficult for me to hear the President talk security for this port deal and ignore an invasion across our southern border. Big business interests are the priority; our sovereignty and border security are not. Disgusting.

Same here. And it disgusts me to see the senate and house members jumping all over it, demanding immediate action when they've taken little action to protect our borders. Why don't they go after the border issue with this kind of fast, emergency-like action. They make me sick. Both sides of the aisle are starting to make me sick.

23 posted on 02/24/2006 9:00:21 AM PST by Unkosified (Patiently waiting for Ted Kennedy's manslaughter trial for 36 years now.)
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To: cripplecreek
The tourists on the steps were taking their photos. The term congresscritters, with their stampede, now describes them perfectly.
24 posted on 02/24/2006 9:05:10 AM PST by afnamvet (CONGRESS.SYS corrupted; Reformat WASH_DC (Y/N)?)
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To: Unkosified

Bad-dges? We don't need no stinkin bad-dges


25 posted on 02/24/2006 9:07:14 AM PST by phil1750 (Love like you've never been hurt;Dance like nobody's watching;PRAY like it's your last prayer)
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To: Unkosified
Both sides of the aisle are starting to make me sick.

This sickness has a cure this November. ; )

26 posted on 02/24/2006 9:09:15 AM PST by afnamvet (CONGRESS.SYS corrupted; Reformat WASH_DC (Y/N)?)
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To: afnamvet
I couldn't agree more. I'm getting sick and f-ing tired of facing the Inquistion by the Inept at airport security while this type of crap goes on ad infinitum, right under our noses, day after day after f-ing day. Why the hell should I, as a legal, law-abiding citizen of this country, be lectured that I have to do my part for homeland security, while this crap goes on?

Mr. Bush, your #1 duty under the Constitution is national security, and I'm growing bored with your bullsh!t. Enough talking about "homeland security", get off your ass and do something about the border.

27 posted on 02/24/2006 9:09:20 AM PST by lesser_satan
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To: ridesthemiles
Thats something I have been thinking about the past few days. People were going ape shit about the border and the wire taps and such then Cheney supposedly guns that old geezer down in Texas and lo and behold no more news about the border or the wire taps Now they are taking flack over this port deal...... Keep your eyes and ears open folks and for Gods sake keep Cheney away from the gun cabinet!! Speaking of flack I wonder if that old geezer has a service record, be nice if someone could look that up. Maybe he didn't have birdshot in the chest after all maybe it was shrapnel.
28 posted on 02/24/2006 9:14:58 AM PST by Vote 4 Nixon (EAT...FISH...SLEEP...REDUX)
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To: GoRepGo

29 posted on 02/24/2006 9:15:38 AM PST by pabianice (contact ebay??)
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To: Froufrou
Isn't this the reason the wall won't really work?

Please explain how this incident proves a wall intended to prevent ground crossings can't fulfill that function.

In fact, presence of said wall doubles as a border marker so the "we flew over the boarder accidentally," excuse would have less credibility.

30 posted on 02/24/2006 9:20:40 AM PST by ASA Vet (Those who know don't talk, those who talk don't know.)
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To: albertp; Allosaurs_r_us; Abram; AlexandriaDuke; Americanwolf; Annie03; Baby Bear; bassmaner; ...
Libertarian ping.To be added or removed from my ping list freepmail me or post a message here
31 posted on 02/24/2006 9:28:51 AM PST by freepatriot32 (Holding you head high & voting Libertarian is better then holding your nose and voting republican)
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To: GoRepGo

bttt


32 posted on 02/24/2006 9:30:06 AM PST by shield (The fear of the LORD is the beginning of knowledge: but fools despise wisdom and instructions.Pr 1:7)
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To: GoRepGo

Any bets that our government will NOT complain to Mexico?


33 posted on 02/24/2006 9:36:20 AM PST by KittyKares
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To: ASA Vet

You're right, of course. I merely was saying that the wall won't deter planes. But I am all for it, 100%


34 posted on 02/24/2006 9:37:42 AM PST by Froufrou
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To: GoRepGo

I imagine the liberals will demand an investigation as to why President Bush gave away that section of air space.


35 posted on 02/24/2006 9:38:07 AM PST by Just mythoughts
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To: GoRepGo
"remained steadfast that the helicopter was carrying Mexican soldiers, not federal agents."

Not that it makes a dimes worth of difference in whether there was an incursion or not, but I wouldn't think soldiers on the A.G. helicopter was unusual. In Latin America the military often is used in a security capacity where we would use the Secret Service.
36 posted on 02/24/2006 9:39:44 AM PST by ndt
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To: SwinneySwitch

Ping!


37 posted on 02/24/2006 9:41:47 AM PST by houeto (Mr. President, close our borders now!)
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To: GoRepGo

OK. Next time, instead of the Mexican government apologizing for a helicopter crossing the border, let's have the American government apologize for shooting it down.


38 posted on 02/24/2006 9:41:55 AM PST by robertpaulsen
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OK. Next time, instead of the Mexican government apologizing for a helicopter crossing the border, let's have the American government apologize for shooting it down.

We DO agree on some things.

39 posted on 02/24/2006 9:43:10 AM PST by houeto (Mr. President, close our borders now!)
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To: ridesthemiles
..i wish the border situation would get as much attention as this port deal....."

That is what I wonder all the time. TO ME, the port, the border and our soldiers dying in Iraq are ALL RELATED. It's all about ** SECURITY **. I wrote some posts making this very point but I have to say, that even here in FR, some people don't seem to see the connection!... and it makes me wonder. Furthermore, I am surprised most people here are not angry at GWB for not doing enough securing the border. I like GWB a lot!... but just like a kid that you love... you have to be tough sometime if they misbehave. The president is a good man, but I don't believe for a minute, he is "infallible." He is human and will makes mistake... that does not mean I am against him.

40 posted on 02/24/2006 9:46:48 AM PST by ElPatriota (Let's not forget that we are still friends despite our differences!)
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To: GoRepGo

White House: We have looked into this report and found that the incursion was authorized and determined that no threat to American security exists. Go back to sleep.


41 posted on 02/24/2006 9:47:07 AM PST by reelfoot
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To: robertpaulsen
Maybe the Minutemen need some of these...


42 posted on 02/24/2006 10:00:51 AM PST by Army Air Corps (Four fried chickens and a coke)
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To: GoRepGo

Only the Yuma Sun. Never happened. Move along.


43 posted on 02/24/2006 10:14:04 AM PST by Flavius Josephus (LSM: Controversy, Crap, & Confusion, denial, decrial, dismissal, degradle.)
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To: afnamvet

Often there is nobody to vote for, if there is he's no good, if he's good he gets up there and gets corrupted.

The game is fixed. Still, it's been going in the right direction, if we keep sending pubs up there for another 20 years maybe we might get something fixed. If the country is still around.


44 posted on 02/24/2006 10:18:19 AM PST by Flavius Josephus (LSM: Controversy, Crap, & Confusion, denial, decrial, dismissal, degradle.)
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To: ASA Vet

Yeah, there'll be 5000 helicopters a day coming across the border to drop off illegals.


45 posted on 02/24/2006 10:19:35 AM PST by Flavius Josephus (LSM: Controversy, Crap, & Confusion, denial, decrial, dismissal, degradle.)
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To: ElPatriota
You mean like what's the point of getting our people blowed up in I-rack if the enemy can just waltz over the border and screw us anytime he wants?

The situation really does remind me of 9-11 when the feds would say "We're the only thing between Al-q and US," and you hoped they were really on top of things but you suspected they probably weren't. Then 9-11 came along and removed all doubts.

The NSA wiretapping was probably the one thing that kept us a step ahead of the indians, and now they know about it.

46 posted on 02/24/2006 10:23:35 AM PST by Flavius Josephus (LSM: Controversy, Crap, & Confusion, denial, decrial, dismissal, degradle.)
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To: Flavius Josephus
You mean like what's the point of getting our people blowed up in I-rack if the enemy can just waltz over the border and screw us anytime he wants?

You put it perfectly!... and so again, I wonder, why people HERE in FR, don't see that? And I mean most of us, like 95% at a minimum? Why don't I see more outrage that nothing has been done on the border.. Why are they so willing to give GWB a pass on something so important?

47 posted on 02/24/2006 10:31:42 AM PST by ElPatriota (Let's not forget that we are still friends despite our differences!)
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To: Flavius Josephus
If the country is still around.

The country will be here and its leadership will be determined by people who care enough to preserve and hold it.

48 posted on 02/24/2006 10:41:10 AM PST by afnamvet (CONGRESS.SYS corrupted; Reformat WASH_DC (Y/N)?)
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To: GoRepGo

Ah, this is nothing to fret about. After all, I was so far behind the airplane on my first takeoff in an F-4J out of Yuma, MCAS I was in Mexican airspace for a whole lot longer and a whole lot further than this buffoon.


49 posted on 02/24/2006 10:45:48 AM PST by paddles
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To: Euro-American Scum; HiJinx; Travis McGee

Wow?! A foreign government aircraft violates U.S. airspace, and it's no big deal? I am new to Free Republic, and do not live on the southern U.S. border. I have seen several reports concerning border crossings, corruption in Mexico, the cost of illegals, etc. on Free Republic, but nothing on my local tv news or newspaper. This seems like stuff the federal government would be very concerned about. Why so little coverage? I have to believe many citizens would be shocked about these things if they knew. Can someone add a little more information?


50 posted on 02/24/2006 10:46:39 AM PST by hgummer
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