Skip to comments.Mexican soldiers crossed clear line
Posted on 10/13/2008 8:09:51 PM PDT by markomalley
The nation's border czar has concluded that Mexican soldiers who held a U.S. Border Patrol agent at gunpoint in August did so after bypassing a barbed-wire fence and other clearly visible barriers to cross into the United States, contradicting claims by the State Department and the Mexican government that the soldiers were simply lost.
U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) Commissioner W. Ralph Basham, in a private letter to the National Border Patrol Council Local 2544 in Tucson, Ariz., described the Aug. 3 border incident as a "potential lethal encounter involving four Mexican armed military soldiers north of the international boundary."
"There is a barbed-wire fence and new tactical infrastructure within sight that marks the borderline where the incident took place," Mr. Basham said. "Our uniformed agent, in a marked Border Patrol vehicle, identified himself in both English and Spanish."
Mr. Basham, who oversees the Border Patrol, said that while most incursions into the United States by Mexican military or law enforcement authorities take place in remote areas where the international border is poorly marked, "that was not the case in this particular incident."
He also described the tactics used against the agent, including the pointing of automatic rifles at him, as "unacceptable," adding that the incident had been "thoroughly documented by the Department of Homeland Security." He said the matter has since been sent to the State Department "with a request for diplomatic action."
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-"American in Israel"
I do declare... I think I done met my first Yiddish Redneck. Git' 'er done, Oy vey!
No matter who wins this election,,,
We will get 40-50,000,000 Mexicans/etc. from south of the
border as citizens of the USA,,,> . <,,, GAME OVER!!!
It almost makes me wish that McCain't would win (not that he will), just to watch the deluded souls here who think they can manipulate him and his ilk...
To see their faces in the next election when they realize that their own party has just salted their fortress red states with enough foreign votes so that Republicans will never win again. It would almost be worth the "I told you so"...
Either way, you are right- I don't now how to protect against it, since the champion (GOP) who should be on guard has sullied himself, laid down his sword, and now lays as a drunkard with that whore named Globalism.
That his supporters continue to cheer, awaiting his arrival in the arena, waving their flags and shouting their bawdy tunes gives no hope that they will come to the sober realization that they had better find another champion- No hope at all.
Republicanism gone amok.
I thoroughly agree.
There’ve been many such.
Many more scheduled . . .
It seems that O’Bammy/ACORN/et al will steal this election.
Not that it matters now,,,we will get the same thing,,,
Welcome to the New World Order,,,
All we can do at this point is work on a state level to
That ain't gunna last long,,,numbers,numbers,numbers!!!
Conservatives just plain don't have the votes,,,
(sigh)...to bed with me...
I Couldn't disagree more. Conservatives don't have anything to vote *for*. Palin shows the hunger is there...
All that is needed is the top of the ticket to be the real thing, and the same "See I Told You So" that Limbaugh was able to crow about will happen all over again. As always, the reason Republicans lose is because Conservatives don't turn out.
Too bad Republicans don't put their money were their mouth is and back Conservatism- It works every time it is tried.
Y'all have a good rest.
CalCowgirl, do you know if they were fired?
Yes, and the Mexicans returned the favor the other day at the U.S Consulate in Mexico City.
I wonder if the Mexican soldiers are registered to vote here.
As if it were just a R number vs. a D number?
Think about the Dubai ports deal. The 1st Bailout. etc. It's been about mob, shouting, activist tactics....not conservative principles.
We've taught the last conservatives in congress to listen to the mob, just like the Dems.
And the slacker, gimme generation is growing.
This election is not a turning point. It's just a bill coming due on the turn we've been letting the younger generation make for decades.
When government fails to protect its citizens...
We are being invaded by unorganized, mostly unarmed thugs. When someone tries to stand against that, they get the organized, fully armed thugs invading as well.
“Next time, we should just shoot them down”
Anyone who dared would be thrown in prison.
Beam me up, Scotty.
drug cartel thugs frequently disguise themselves as Mexican army personnel. could be the case here.