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.
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.