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Mexican Soldiers Freelancing for Drug Cartels on US Soil ..(More than 200 incursions documented)
CNSN News ^ | December 21, 2006 | Kevin Mooney

Posted on 12/21/2006 4:53:34 AM PST by IrishMike

Gun-toting members of the Mexican military are crossing regularly into U.S. territory, where they are partnering with drug cartels and criminal gangs to protect sophisticated smuggling operations, according to Texas sheriffs and lawmakers.

Some of the Mexican infiltrators are suspected to have been trained by the U.S. military.

U.S. Border Patrol agents and local law enforcement officials operating along the southwestern border have come under attack from the Mexican side in recent months, with automatic gunfire frequently erupting, Rep. John Culberson (R-Texas) told Cybercast News Service.

Mexican military units and drug cartels have access to weaponry and communications equipment far more advanced than resources made available to U.S. officials on the state and federal level, Culberson said.

"The U.S. Border Patrol is telling its agents to just lay low and report on what they see," he said. "They are instructed to determine the size of the [Mexican military] unit, the number of personnel, the direction of travel."

The U.S. ambassador to Mexico has sent diplomatic notes to the Mexican government complaining about incursions into U.S. territory by "individuals dressed in military uniforms," according to a congressional report.

Culberson plans to meet with the Mexican ambassador to discuss border issues early in the new year.

More than 200 incursions by the Mexican military of the U.S. southern border have been documented since the late 1990s, Rep. Ted Poe (R-Texas) said in an interview.

"Our federal government denied it occurred until the Texas sheriffs took photos," he said. "There is no nation in the world that would allow this invasion to occur except for the United States."

Mexican military personnel have been observed crossing the Rio Grande into Hudspeth County, Texas, in an apparent effort to safeguard drug shipments.

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TOPICS: Culture/Society; Editorial; Foreign Affairs; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: blindeyeontheborder; border; emmigration; illegals; mexicanmilitary; mexico; wodlist

1 posted on 12/21/2006 4:53:36 AM PST by IrishMike
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To: IrishMike
Mexican military personnel have been observed crossing the Rio Grande into Hudspeth County, Texas, in an apparent effort to safeguard drug shipments.

They're just doing those jobs that other Americans won't do.

2 posted on 12/21/2006 4:59:16 AM PST by Uncle Chip (TRUTH : Ignore it. Deride it. Allegorize it. Interpret it. But you can't ESCAPE it.)
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To: Uncle Chip

And if any Border Patrol officer makes any move against them I'm sure there are plenty of US District Court judges willing to throw that Border Patrol officer in prison for a very long time.


3 posted on 12/21/2006 5:00:53 AM PST by samtheman (The Democrats are the DhimmiGods of the New Religion of PC)
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To: IrishMike
The U.S. Border Patrol is telling its agents to just lay low and report on what they see... The U.S. ambassador to Mexico has sent diplomatic notes to the Mexican government complaining

Thank goodness we're on top of this. I feel so safe now.

4 posted on 12/21/2006 5:05:04 AM PST by mtbopfuyn (I think the border is kind of an artificial barrier - San Antonio councilwoman Patti Radle)
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To: IrishMike

"More than 200 incursions by the Mexican military of the U.S. southern border have been documented since the late 1990s..."
__________________________________________________________
Paging, Gen. "Black Jack" Pershing!


5 posted on 12/21/2006 5:11:35 AM PST by Roccus (Dealing with politicians IS the War On Terror!)
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To: IrishMike

These 'incursions' have been going on for years, according to posts on FR. Why does the US put up with this?


6 posted on 12/21/2006 5:14:25 AM PST by Former Proud Canadian (How do I change my screen name after Harper's election?)
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To: IrishMike

It's about time we do something about this, like a very sternly written letter from the UN!


7 posted on 12/21/2006 5:21:34 AM PST by txroadhawg ("To compare Congress to drunken sailors is an insult to drunken sailors." Ronald Reagan)
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To: Former Proud Canadian
Incredible....now we can't even defend ourselves....we really are stupid
8 posted on 12/21/2006 5:22:17 AM PST by Youngman442002
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To: txroadhawg

Shoot them and return them in a box if they cross over under guise of foreign power armed with military weapons!

btw stuff we gave them!


9 posted on 12/21/2006 5:23:51 AM PST by colonialhk (not a sooprize sooprize sooprize)
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To: IrishMike
Isn't this an act of war? The soldiers in the area should come in and kill them all.
10 posted on 12/21/2006 5:30:50 AM PST by upier ("Usted no es agradable en América" "Ahora deporte Illegals")
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To: IrishMike

"...report on what they see..."

Then call in an air strike! DUH!


11 posted on 12/21/2006 5:33:00 AM PST by Solamente (Let all the poisons that lurk in the mud hatch out...)
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To: colonialhk

"Shoot them and return them in a box if they cross over under guise of foreign power armed with military weapons!"


Taking on truck-mounted 50 cals with plinking guns is a *no win* situation. Our BPAs are understaffed and underarmed for a reason. BTW: a couple of our agents did shoot back and look what happened to them.


12 posted on 12/21/2006 5:37:03 AM PST by wolfcreek (Please Lord, May I be, one who sees what's in front of me.)
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To: upier
Isn't this an act of war?
Anywhere except in the US apparently.
One must remember that our own government is conspiring with Mexico to insure their successful colonization of our country.
This has been going on for years and years.
It has long past the time for us to respond to Mexico's militarization of our Southern border with force.
13 posted on 12/21/2006 5:40:56 AM PST by GrandEagle
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To: txroadhawg
It's about time we do something about this, like a very sternly written letter from the UN!

Oh, now wait a minute here! Isn't that a little extreme? Maybe we should trying talking to them. You know, a dialog.
(/sarc)

14 posted on 12/21/2006 5:42:32 AM PST by yankeedame ("Oh, I can take it but I'd much rather dish it out.")
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To: IrishMike

In my opinion, if the President doesn't put our troops on the border to stop these incursions, he should be impeached.


15 posted on 12/21/2006 5:43:50 AM PST by theDentist (Qwerty ergo typo : I type, therefore I misspelll.)
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To: upier

Foreign troops on American soil, engaged in covert and overt operations.
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Forget the fence, it's a wall we need with very heavily armed border and military personnel with orders 'shoot to kill' ....


16 posted on 12/21/2006 5:50:33 AM PST by IrishMike (Democrats .... Stuck on Stupid, RINO's ...the most vicious judas goats)
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To: IrishMike

Perhaps we should start placing land mines along the border. That should take care of all illegal crossings.


17 posted on 12/21/2006 5:53:49 AM PST by Kolb
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To: IrishMike

they're just doing jobs that Americans won't do...


18 posted on 12/21/2006 5:57:12 AM PST by kellynla (Freedom of speech makes it easier to spot the idiots. Semper Fi)
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To: IrishMike
Solution:Marine snipers!!!
19 posted on 12/21/2006 5:58:01 AM PST by Lewite (Praise YAHWEH and Proclaim His Wonderful Name! Islam, the end time Beast-the harlot of Babylon.)
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To: Former Proud Canadian

Money, power and a significant part of our population quieted by drugs.


20 posted on 12/21/2006 5:59:50 AM PST by AEMILIUS PAULUS (It is a shame that when these people give a riot)
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To: IrishMike

This is not a new story , just one that the American Government has chosen to ignore.

Wake up Mr. Bush--see the light.

We are too busy locking up Border Patrol agents, to be worried about automatic weapons fire across the border.

It seems like every time we train people they go home and use that training against us. Maybe it might be a good idea to stop training them??


21 posted on 12/21/2006 5:59:50 AM PST by sgtbono2002 (The fourth estate is a fifth column.)
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To: Kolb; All

When is the RINO brigade going to descend on this thread, denouncing our lack of SENNNNNNNNNNNNNNsitivity to the needs of Mexican drug smugglers and how we need an amnesty program?


22 posted on 12/21/2006 6:00:12 AM PST by Wallace T.
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To: Lewite

If they start using armored vehicles, the Marines better have Barret .50s. We need to dig up Sam Houston and put him in charge of the 1st Cav at Fort Hood. He did this job once already, at a place called San Jacinto.


23 posted on 12/21/2006 6:45:17 AM PST by FNG
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To: AEMILIUS PAULUS

Well, okay, I can see that, but I am reminded of the barbarians skirmishing with the Roman legions before they finally got to Rome.


24 posted on 12/21/2006 6:53:55 AM PST by Former Proud Canadian (How do I change my screen name after Harper's election?)
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To: Youngman442002

Well, you can defend yourselves, someone is simply choosing not to.


25 posted on 12/21/2006 6:55:54 AM PST by Former Proud Canadian (How do I change my screen name after Harper's election?)
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To: sgtbono2002
"Wake up Mr. Bush--see the light.
We are too busy locking up Border Patrol agents, to be worried about automatic weapons fire across the border."

It's worse than that. What kind of a message are we sending to the Mexican Drug Cartel when we prosecute our own for shooting a drug dealer in the butt?

If Bill Clinton was President and didn't pardon these two Border Patrolmen, this forum would go ballistic!

sw

26 posted on 12/21/2006 7:01:41 AM PST by spectre (Spectre's wife)
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To: IrishMike

This is news? The Tohono O'otam tribe have been dealing with this for decades here in AZ.


27 posted on 12/21/2006 8:25:02 AM PST by az wildkitten
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To: theDentist

"In my opinion, if the President doesn't put our troops on the border to stop these incursions, he should be impeached."

If Bush did anything on the border it would be setting up welcome stations for the illegals so they could sign up for SS, WIC and college.


28 posted on 12/21/2006 8:30:32 AM PST by dljordan
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To: Kolb

the libs,RINOs and OBL claim that's inhumane.


29 posted on 12/21/2006 9:07:27 AM PST by Rakkasan1 ((Illegal immigrants are just undocumented friends you haven't met yet!))
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To: IrishMike
Bush has abundantly failed America when the subject is the security of our southern border. That the Mexican Army not only crosses our border ROUTINELY but that any opposition to those sunzabeaches doing this is met with opposition by our own government tells me what side the Bush Administration is on and IT ISN'T OURS!!!!

Bush's absence of leadership on border security is defacto treason.

So, any of you conservatives-in-name-only out there going to defend Bush's determined lack of attention to our border while $500 BILLION is being squandered in Iraq?

Enough with Iraq, I want to see 100,000 troops on the Mexican border protecting us from Mexican COLONISTS.

30 posted on 12/21/2006 1:05:43 PM PST by PeterFinn (B’fhearr Gaeilge briste na Béarla cliste.)
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To: Solamente
Then call in an air strike!

I have seen the Texas Air National Guard in action and they are excellent.

31 posted on 12/21/2006 1:16:24 PM PST by WesternPacific
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To: IrishMike

The Mexican government IS a Drug Cartel.. has been for decades..


32 posted on 12/21/2006 1:23:05 PM PST by hosepipe (CAUTION: This propaganda is laced with hyperbole)
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To: Former Proud Canadian
. . . I am reminded of the barbarians skirmishing with the Roman legions before they finally got to Rome.

Agree. There is little new under the sun. A nation that will not defend its borders will not long be a nation. Once the US falls, the world can expect a new dark age.

33 posted on 12/21/2006 3:18:15 PM PST by Jacquerie (When a Democrat swears to support the Constitution, you can bet he'll lie about other things.)
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To: IrishMike

This is allowed to continue because someone is getting paid off.


34 posted on 12/21/2006 4:53:12 PM PST by ViLaLuz (2 Chronicles 7:14)
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To: IrishMike

Forget Iraq. We need a war with Mexico.


35 posted on 12/21/2006 5:20:49 PM PST by Rytwyng (Only a Million Minuteman March can stop the Bush Border Betrayal!)
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