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Mexican Military Helicopter Spotted Over Texas (Again)
KRGV ^ | 3/30/2010 | Will Ripley

Posted on 03/30/2010 10:00:25 AM PDT by SwinneySwitch

ZAPATA - Zapata County Sheriff Sigifredo Gonzalez Jr. says a Mexican Military Helicopter was seen crossing into U.S. airspace around 3:30 Sunday afternoon.

A number of witnesses including a justice of the peace reported the helicopter as it hovered over Zapata County.

The witnesses say the helicopter was flying pretty low.

This is the second time this month a Mexican Military helicopter has crossed into South Texas. The first was a over Falcon Heights, about 14 miles from Roma.

Witnesses there say the chopper hovered over a home that used to belong to a drug dealer before flying back to Mexico.

U.S. officials are now trying to determine why the helicopter entered our airspace.


TOPICS: Mexico; News/Current Events; US: Texas
KEYWORDS: boderwar; borderwar; bp; cultureofcorruption; drugsmuggling; invasion; mexicancorruption; mexicanmilitary; mexico; reconquista; texas; zapatacounty
"U.S. officials are now trying to determine why the helicopter entered our airspace."
1 posted on 03/30/2010 10:00:25 AM PDT by SwinneySwitch
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To: SwinneySwitch

I an trying to determine why our Air Force didn’t shoot it down.


2 posted on 03/30/2010 10:02:37 AM PDT by Minutemen ("It's a Religion of Peace")
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To: SwinneySwitch

Looking for free health care.


3 posted on 03/30/2010 10:03:01 AM PDT by mbarker12474 (If thine enemy offend thee, give his childe a drum.)
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To: SwinneySwitch
Some Texan ought to shoot it down and hang it over the mantle.
4 posted on 03/30/2010 10:05:44 AM PDT by Londo Molari
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To: SwinneySwitch

Helicopters!!! Guess I’d better get out the tin foil to cover my head....of course that won’t do me much good when some Mexican cartel thug decides to lop it off!


5 posted on 03/30/2010 10:07:59 AM PDT by AuntB (WE are NOT a nation of immigrants! We're a nation of Americans! http://towncriernews.blogspot.com/)
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To: SwinneySwitch

Would it be legal and moral for the sheriff to shoot the damned thing down?


6 posted on 03/30/2010 10:08:50 AM PDT by Terry Mross
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To: SwinneySwitch
I could understand being in hot pursuit, but they should have radioed ahead.
7 posted on 03/30/2010 10:09:20 AM PDT by Mark was here (Fighting for freedom is never easy, especially when your enemies are merely fighting for free stuff.)
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To: Londo Molari

We sent Stingers to the mujaheddin in Afghanistan in the ‘80s. Why can’t we do that now in South Texas?


8 posted on 03/30/2010 10:10:21 AM PDT by phrogphlyer
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To: SwinneySwitch

‘Bush’s fault’, said the White House Press Office.


9 posted on 03/30/2010 10:10:21 AM PDT by Diogenesis ("Resistance to tyrants is obedience to God." --Thomas Jefferson)
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To: Minutemen

“I an trying to determine why our Air Force didn’t shoot it down.”

Or at least forced to land, chopped up and shipped back in small boxes.


10 posted on 03/30/2010 10:10:25 AM PDT by DonaldC (A nation cannot stand in the absence of religious principle.)
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To: SwinneySwitch

I’d shoot the foreign aircraft down. It’d be interesting to see who our gov’t sides with.


11 posted on 03/30/2010 10:11:16 AM PDT by arealconservativeforachange (Tell JD Hayworth to run for McCain's seat! http://www.jdhayworth.com/contact.php)
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To: SwinneySwitch

Witnesses there say the chopper hovered over a home that used to belong to a drug dealer before flying back to Mexico.


Who owns the home now?


12 posted on 03/30/2010 10:11:22 AM PDT by deport
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To: Londo Molari

So how would those chopper blades look on the front of his caddy?


13 posted on 03/30/2010 10:11:57 AM PDT by 70th Division (I love my country but fear my government!)
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To: Minutemen

I an trying to determine why our Air Force didn’t shoot it down.


Sorry but since when does the Air force shoots down foreign planes and helicopters “only” because they cross their air space? As long you are not at war with this country it´s pretty normal just to “intercept” them and then escort them out of the Air space.


14 posted on 03/30/2010 10:12:13 AM PDT by darkside321
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To: Londo Molari

Is it legal to shoot at or shoot down a aircraft that is not authorized to be in this country by Joe Sixpack?


15 posted on 03/30/2010 10:12:38 AM PDT by Jack Hydrazine
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To: SwinneySwitch

Pregnant woman on board, about to give birth.


16 posted on 03/30/2010 10:12:48 AM PDT by I-ambush (I didn't think, I never dreamed, that I would be around to see it all come true-McCartney and Wings)
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To: SwinneySwitch

My guess is one of their drug dealers tried to flee the country without the proper government payoffs, so they were trying to “extradite” him back.


17 posted on 03/30/2010 10:12:49 AM PDT by Tex-Con-Man
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To: Diogenesis

Bush had 8 years to build a fence.
I’ll leave it at that.


18 posted on 03/30/2010 10:13:09 AM PDT by arealconservativeforachange (Tell JD Hayworth to run for McCain's seat! http://www.jdhayworth.com/contact.php)
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To: SwinneySwitch

Some Texan ought to shoot it down and hang it over the mantle.


19 posted on 03/30/2010 10:14:08 AM PDT by Londo Molari
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To: DonaldC

You could launch a rocket at it carrying a wire cable so the cable will tangle in the main or tail rotors.


20 posted on 03/30/2010 10:14:23 AM PDT by Jack Hydrazine
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To: Terry Mross; SwinneySwitch; All

“Would it be legal and moral for the sheriff to shoot the damned thing down?”

It would be both legal and moral, but whoever did it would be prosecuted and jailed.

Good article by Rueters, can’t be posted.

Mexico drug hitmen terrorize towns on U.S. border

http://www.reuters.com/article/idUSTRE62O5JZ20100326?feedType=RSS&feedName=domesticNews

highlights:

Mexican drug hitmen are shooting up houses and terrorizing remote farming towns on the U.S. border, forcing residents to leave...and guess where they’re going.

Local police have fled and many residents are seeking asylum in Texas or crossing the border

Rumors that drug gangs have given people living in El Porvenir two months to leave or be killed has left the town in a state of psychosis.


21 posted on 03/30/2010 10:14:37 AM PDT by AuntB (WE are NOT a nation of immigrants! We're a nation of Americans! http://towncriernews.blogspot.com/)
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To: Jack Hydrazine

I recall something about a militia on some old piece of paper some place.


22 posted on 03/30/2010 10:14:57 AM PDT by arealconservativeforachange (Tell JD Hayworth to run for McCain's seat! http://www.jdhayworth.com/contact.php)
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To: All

We didn’t do anything about the thirty million invaders that came before and now we are worried about one helicopter?

Wait till it looks like amnesty is going to get passed. You will see a flood of invaders coming from the south to take root.

Suppose amnesty doesn’t pass, and the invaders say “no, I’m not going back.”


23 posted on 03/30/2010 10:16:14 AM PDT by Molon Labbie
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To: Molon Labbie
Wait till it looks like amnesty is going to get passed. You will see a flood of invaders coming from the south to take root.

Suppose amnesty doesn’t pass, and the invaders say “no, I’m not going back.”

Maybe they're just checking out the real estate market.

24 posted on 03/30/2010 10:23:08 AM PDT by Jane Long (America, while you were sleeping the Socialists took over.)
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To: SwinneySwitch

Why worry about foreign helicopters entering US airspace when, at the samr time, perhaps hundreds of illegals and terrorists cross the border elsewhere?
Could they have been Kenyan helicopters? Just asking.


25 posted on 03/30/2010 10:25:35 AM PDT by 353FMG (What else can Islam possibly contribute to the West other than its destruction?)
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To: arealconservativeforachange

You’re kidding. We already know who the American government sides with—anyone who opposes the United States of America.


26 posted on 03/30/2010 10:31:42 AM PDT by righttackle44 (Is Obama an Irish, Italian or Japanese name?)
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To: Terry Mross
Would it be legal and moral for the sheriff to shoot the damned thing down?

It is big time illegal to fire at any aircraft in the US just ask the FAA.

I know this may come as a shock to many here at FR, but we are actively helping the Government of Mexico fight this drug war the same way we helped Colombia. Earlier today Mexico arrested their number 1 heroin trafficker. The only reason he is under arrest is because CIA, NSA, DEA and who knows what other US agencies were able to track and pinpoint him.

Why on earth would we want to shoot down a Mexican helicopter that we paid for?

27 posted on 03/30/2010 10:34:11 AM PDT by usurper (Liberals GET OFF MY LAWN)
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To: SwinneySwitch

thanks for keeping us up on south texas, Swimmney.

I am assuming this is somewhere near Roma. Beautiful town with ancient 19th-century buildings falling into utter ruin.

Lots of fancy homes there along the highway just alongside the rio Grande.

A lovely and fascinating area with a lot of history, destroyed by this terrible situation.


28 posted on 03/30/2010 10:37:02 AM PDT by squarebarb
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To: Molon Labbie

can we shoot them down then?


29 posted on 03/30/2010 10:43:13 AM PDT by wiggen (Government owned slave.)
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To: SwinneySwitch

“US officials are now trying to determine why the helicopter entered our airspace.”
Here’s a clue.
Because they can.


30 posted on 03/30/2010 10:48:52 AM PDT by Texas resident (Outlaw fisherman)
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To: SwinneySwitch

perhaps the Mexicans are helping Obama go after right-wing militias


31 posted on 03/30/2010 10:55:10 AM PDT by AdamBomb
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To: Jack Hydrazine
"You could launch a rocket at it carrying a wire cable so the cable will tangle in the main or tail rotors. "

we almost need a separate thread on how to bring down taco-copters.
32 posted on 03/30/2010 10:56:52 AM PDT by AdamBomb
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To: SwinneySwitch

My goodness, why are these Texans demanding the border be closed?

How about sending the Tx national guard down there?

Face it the big O will do nothing about this.

My biggest fear right now is that the pubbies take back congress and go forward on Amnesty. Instead of beginning the battle to dismantle the gov’t.

Not dismantle it totally, you know. Maybe about 60-70% would be good.


33 posted on 03/30/2010 10:59:46 AM PDT by jocon307 (It's the spending, stupid.)
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To: SwinneySwitch

I don’t think the run-of-the-mill non military copters are that hard to shoot down. There was a story a few years back about someone shooting down a police helicopter with a standard hunting rifle. It’s just a matter of hitting them in the right spot.


34 posted on 03/30/2010 11:01:57 AM PDT by apillar
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To: Jack Hydrazine
"You could launch a rocket at it carrying a wire cable so the cable will tangle in the main or tail rotors."

another proven technique is to throw chopsticks up in the air - the chopsticks will also tangle quite nicely with the rotors. Although the chopper has to be flying low in order to pull this off.
35 posted on 03/30/2010 11:01:58 AM PDT by AdamBomb
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To: rimtop56; carjic; patriot08; ezoeni; Yehuda; Texas Gal; RC one; DirtyHarryY2K; woerm; bert; ...

Ping!

If you want on, or off this S. Texas/Mexico ping list, please FReepMail me.


36 posted on 03/30/2010 11:02:44 AM PDT by SwinneySwitch (Mexico - beyond your expectations.)
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To: SwinneySwitch

Because nobody’s effin’ stopping them! Border Patrol needs stingers.

Colonel, USAFR


37 posted on 03/30/2010 11:04:16 AM PDT by jagusafr (Kill the red lizard, Lord! - nod to C.S. Lewis)
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To: SwinneySwitch

Borders schmorders. The idea of a border is so 20th century!


38 posted on 03/30/2010 11:05:33 AM PDT by AEMILIUS PAULUS (It is a shame that when these people give a riot)
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To: SwinneySwitch
"U.S. officials are now trying to determine why the helicopter entered our airspace."

Easy. Because the drug-runners' tunnel had collapsed.
39 posted on 03/30/2010 11:07:03 AM PDT by SparkyBass
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To: usurper

Good point. But do we not have choppers that could patrol our side of the river?


40 posted on 03/30/2010 12:06:29 PM PDT by Terry Mross
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To: Mark was here
I could understand being in hot pursuit, but they should have radioed ahead.

That's what I'm thinking - they were probably coming after one of their drug thugs and that's okay - come and get them - take 'em back on your side of the fence....just let us know what you're doing.

If we catch them on our side, we have to pay for room and board - I'd just as soon you come over and retrieve.

41 posted on 03/30/2010 12:27:22 PM PDT by ozarkgirl
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To: Terry Mross
But do we not have choppers that could patrol our side of the river?

If we catch 'em, we get to keep 'em (or maybe we can give them back but I'm sure it's a long involved process).

I'm no big fan of the invasion from the south but I'm okay with this.

If my trash blows into someone else's yard, I pick it up anyway - it's still my trash.

42 posted on 03/30/2010 12:32:56 PM PDT by ozarkgirl
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To: SwinneySwitch

Not like they couldn’t see the *BORDER*.

Aren’t we buying them a bunch of choppers?


43 posted on 03/30/2010 12:59:57 PM PDT by wolfcreek (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Lsd7DGqVSIc)
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To: SwinneySwitch

Shoot the damned thing down, then if somehow there happens to be a single survivor, ask him why the mexican military has chosen to violate American airspace.


44 posted on 03/30/2010 2:44:17 PM PDT by Dr.Zoidberg (Warning: Sarcasm/humor is always engaged. Failure to recognize this may lead to misunderstandings.)
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To: SwinneySwitch

that is what .50 caliber rifles are for...


45 posted on 03/30/2010 8:04:44 PM PDT by donmeaker (Invicto)
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To: Minutemen

It is known that the helicopter was not in radio contact with applicable American Agencies?


46 posted on 03/31/2010 4:43:30 AM PDT by bert (K.E. N.P. +12 . Ostracize Democrats. There can be no Democrat friends.)
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