Skip to comments.Mexican Soldiers Freelancing for Drug Cartels on US Soil ..(More than 200 incursions documented)
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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They're just doing those jobs that other Americans won't do.
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.
Thank goodness we're on top of this. I feel so safe now.
"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!
These 'incursions' have been going on for years, according to posts on FR. Why does the US put up with this?
It's about time we do something about this, like a very sternly written letter from the UN!
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!
"...report on what they see..."
Then call in an air strike! DUH!
"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.
Oh, now wait a minute here! Isn't that a little extreme? Maybe we should trying talking to them. You know, a dialog.
In my opinion, if the President doesn't put our troops on the border to stop these incursions, he should be impeached.
Foreign troops on American soil, engaged in covert and overt operations.
Forget the fence, it's a wall we need with very heavily armed border and military personnel with orders 'shoot to kill' ....
Perhaps we should start placing land mines along the border. That should take care of all illegal crossings.
they're just doing jobs that Americans won't do...
Money, power and a significant part of our population quieted by drugs.
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??
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?
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.
Well, okay, I can see that, but I am reminded of the barbarians skirmishing with the Roman legions before they finally got to Rome.
Well, you can defend yourselves, someone is simply choosing not to.
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!
This is news? The Tohono O'otam tribe have been dealing with this for decades here in AZ.
"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.
the libs,RINOs and OBL claim that's inhumane.
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.
I have seen the Texas Air National Guard in action and they are excellent.
The Mexican government IS a Drug Cartel.. has been for decades..
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.
This is allowed to continue because someone is getting paid off.
Forget Iraq. We need a war with Mexico.