Skip to comments.Mexican soldiers enter Arizona, hold agent briefly
Posted on 08/06/2008 12:46:14 PM PDT by SmithL
Tucson, Ariz. (AP) -- Four Mexican soldiers crossed into a remote area of Arizona and briefly held a U.S. Border Patrol agent at gunpoint before realizing where they were and returning to Mexico, U.S. authorities said.
Border Patrol spokeswoman Dove Crawford said the incident early Sunday on the Tohono O'odham Indian Reservation, about 85 miles southwest of Tucson, was in an area where the border likely was marked only with barbed wire.
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Keep. Building. Fence.
In the Middle East, this would be labeled an incursion and troops would be placed on the border immediately to prevent further such acts.
But, alas, this is not the Middle East.... yet.
Any connection to the Medellin execution?
And Guadalajara George stands by and do nothing....
Borders? We ain’t got borders. We don’t need borders. I don’t have to honor any STEENKING BORDERS!!
sounds like an invasion to me. let’s go get ‘em!
In a sane country, that would be considered an act of war.
Of course, Mr. Bush is probably checking with some International Court to find out how he should word our apology.
In the middle east there would already have been a rocket salvo followed by a couple of suicide bombings and a demand for an apology - coming from the side whose soldiers made the incursion!
Another account here:
“State Department spokesman Gonzalo Gallegos in Washington said the encounter “stemmed from a momentary misunderstanding as to the exact location of the U.S.-Mexican border.””
What a complete crock of crap. The people who work along the border (on BOTH sides) know EXACTLY where it is.
Shots have been fired across the border in the past. Foreign troops have entered our nation’s borders.
Last time I checked, that was a declaration of war.
A real fence would eliminate this problem.
The Mexicans know where the border is, they just don’t respect it.
Is there anyone in Washington D.C.? Hello?
40 such “incidents” this fiscal year?
That is an absolute outrage, and it’s long past time to put armed troops on the border and relegate the under gunned and under staffed Border Patrol to conducting formal arrests, and deportations of those caught by the military.
ping & GRRR!
And there are STILL people at the highest levels of government who think we don't need a wall!!??
Build it, and build it now across the entire length of the US-Mexico border.
Wonder how many illegals came in while the agent was held up?
“Wonder how many illegals came in while the agent was held up?”
That’s exactly what they were doing, being decoys for a drug or illegal shipment.
See, the Gov doesn’t care about us!
But they’ll scramble a SWAT team loaded with combat tactical gear and have them go after some pencil-neck geek white guy who’s praticing Mormonism 1800’s style.
They won’t dare use that tricked out combat gear against gangstas and border incursions.
On another thread on this topic, I posted the following:
While not exactly operating under orders from Mexico City, the Mexican Army is most certainly acting under the direction and control of the Mexican military leadershipthe leadership that is bought and paid for by the drug cartels.
These drug cartels have been using the Mexican Army as armed escort for many years now. They do this to protect the drug shipment.
In past, if the drug smuggler encountered the Border Patrol or other US law enforcement agencies, they would drop their load and run south. Now, however, with the Mexican military as escort, all they do is turn around and drive back to Mexico-with their drug load. The Mexican military provides rear-guard action to protect the shipment.
What is different in this case, and not really reported, is the Mexican military tried to abduct the Border Patrol Agent, take him back into Mexico.
Here’s my thought on that: Along that area of border are buried and hidden sensors that alert the Border Patrol to the presence of people or vehicles making their way illegally north. The Mexican military wanted to abduct this agent and take him south to extract the location of the sensors. Of course, we all know how they would extract that information and what they would do with the agent after they got that information.
That is exactly what they were doing. Those scum-bags knew exactly where they were. I wish we had a President that would stand up to Mexico.
I keep saying napalm, napalm, napalm. Now some of
our 21 CENTURY do-gooders keep saying napalm is outdated.
But let’s see how a bunch of members of the Mexican army
running around, screaming and slapping themselves while
on fire would prevent this sort of incursion.
Make me President. I’d declare every county on the Mexican border under military jurisdiction. I’d set up fire and command centers along the border. Anyone entering the country would be shot on sight. Then I’d take one Arizona county at a time and bring in every INS agent I could find to start arresting and deporting illegals. I’d set up open-air courts that would run 24/7. I’d declare martial law and extradite them within minutes of conviction. Then move on to the next county. I would confiscate all their material possessions and investments in the United States, including cars, cash, and homes. If Mexico raised a protest I’d declare a state of military conflict and national security. You want to get serious about this or just let them take over?
Now that’s a good policy right there.
“We’re sorry! We forgot where our country is”
Each BP Agent has a list in his truck of the assigned number, and exact location of all the sensors in the area. It would be much simpler, and more exact to grab the list, and take it back to Mexico. I've seen the lists, and see agents using them regularly.
I’d vote for you.
Unfortunately, the rest of America is going to vote for World Citizen Obama or Juan McAmnesty this November.
We are so boned.
Gulf of Chiptole incident.
Check your Freepmail, please.
the fence will make a good neighbor
I take it AP has relented on their extortion-by-the-word scheme?
Testing the waters?
“A real fence would eliminate this problem.”
Automatic weapons firing south would also have an “impact”.
Sounds like an INTERNATIONAL INCIDENT to me. Oh wait, that only happens when the US defends its borders.
Though I voted for Bush twice, it was almost a year ago now that I stopped listening to him, when I was certain that he was no longer a servant of the American people, if he ever really was, but a sockpuppet to someone unbeknownst to his rank and file supporters.