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Border Patrol agents report Mexican military helicopter in U.S. airspace[3rd in South Texas]
The Monitor ^ | May 15, 2010 | Ana Ley

Posted on 05/16/2010 8:20:32 AM PDT by SwinneySwitch

ROMA — U.S. Border Patrol agents spotted a Mexican military helicopter hovering over U.S. territory on Saturday.

Agents saw the helicopter near the Roma-Miguel Alemán International Bridge about midday, said Rick Pauza, a spokesman with U.S. Customs and Border Protection.

Officials could not immediately say how long the aircraft was flying over the United States, but they said it appeared to be in U.S. airspace only briefly.

No further details about the sighting were immediately available.

Earlier this year, what appeared to be a Mexican helicopter was seen flying over RV parks on the southwest outskirts of Zapata, a small town about 100 miles northwest of McAllen near the Rio Grande.

A similar incident occurred March 10, when a Mexican navy helicopter was spotted crossing the border near Falcon Dam in Zapata County and then returned to Mexico without landing. CBP confirmed an agent spotted the helicopter that day.


TOPICS: Foreign Affairs; Mexico; News/Current Events; US: Texas
KEYWORDS: aliens; border; mexico; starrcounty; wot

1 posted on 05/16/2010 8:20:32 AM PDT by SwinneySwitch
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To: SwinneySwitch

Must be some pretty important illegals to get delivered by helicoptor or are they dropping off drugs.


2 posted on 05/16/2010 8:26:42 AM PDT by bakoj (What doesn't kill me, makes me stronger.)
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To: SwinneySwitch

I see another war with Mexico in our near future.


3 posted on 05/16/2010 8:26:52 AM PDT by Melinda in TN
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To: Melinda in TN

la raza


4 posted on 05/16/2010 8:28:16 AM PDT by SF_Redux
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To: SwinneySwitch

I live right on the border (2 blocks away) and I see choppers all the time. I guess I don’t know what a Mexican military one looks like. But I always wonder who is flying back and forth.


5 posted on 05/16/2010 8:35:00 AM PDT by carjic (Laid off since Dec 08...HELP!)
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To: SwinneySwitch

Did the BP open fire on it?


6 posted on 05/16/2010 8:36:29 AM PDT by Jack Hydrazine (?)
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To: culpeper; rimtop56; carjic; patriot08; ezoeni; Yehuda; Texas Gal; RC one; DirtyHarryY2K; woerm; ...

Ping!


7 posted on 05/16/2010 8:37:18 AM PDT by SwinneySwitch (They died for liberty, not so that oppression might spring from nearer tyrants. The Whiskey Rebels)
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To: bakoj

It could be drug runners trying to make themselves look like the Mexican military.


8 posted on 05/16/2010 8:38:01 AM PDT by Jack Hydrazine (?)
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To: Melinda in TN
I see another war with Mexico in our near future.

Unfortunately not for at least another 3 years!!
9 posted on 05/16/2010 8:38:39 AM PDT by askrenr (HOOAH! It's an Army thing.)
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To: SwinneySwitch

Were is a good Stinger when you need one. Paging Charlie Wilson.


10 posted on 05/16/2010 8:39:28 AM PDT by 70th Division (I love my country but fear my government!)
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To: SwinneySwitch

Hot pursuit


11 posted on 05/16/2010 8:43:57 AM PDT by bert (K.E. N.P. +12 . Ostracize Democrats. There can be no Democrat friends.)
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To: carjic

12 posted on 05/16/2010 8:55:17 AM PDT by SwinneySwitch (They died for liberty, not so that oppression might spring from nearer tyrants. The Whiskey Rebels)
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To: SwinneySwitch

SHoot it down


13 posted on 05/16/2010 9:02:34 AM PDT by pissant (THE Conservative party: www.falconparty.com)
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To: 1_Inch_Group; 2sheep; 2Trievers; 3AngelaD; 3pools; 3rdcanyon; 4Freedom; 4ourprogeny; 7.62 x 51mm; ..

Ping!


14 posted on 05/16/2010 9:03:39 AM PDT by HiJinx (~ Illegal is a Crime, it is not a Race ~)
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To: SwinneySwitch

Probably just dropping bales.


15 posted on 05/16/2010 9:03:57 AM PDT by tet68 ( " We would not die in that man's company, that fears his fellowship to die with us...." Henry V.)
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To: SwinneySwitch

There is border war starting.


16 posted on 05/16/2010 9:12:29 AM PDT by Ladycalif ("If you don't have a sword, sell your cloak and buy one." Jesus)
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To: SwinneySwitch

Why isn’t our military taking out these invaders. If they didn’t file a flight plan then they are fair game for target practice.


17 posted on 05/16/2010 9:23:21 AM PDT by BuffaloJack (Comrade O has to go.)
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To: SwinneySwitch

Can’t tell much from that photo. It just looks like a shadow. The ones I have seen were Sand beige.


18 posted on 05/16/2010 9:42:57 AM PDT by carjic (Laid off since Dec 08...HELP!)
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To: carjic

We live in Progreso Lakes, TX. We are about 70 miles East-South East of Roma.


19 posted on 05/16/2010 9:45:21 AM PDT by carjic (Laid off since Dec 08...HELP!)
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To: SwinneySwitch
A couple of videos of the helicopter and interviews with the sheriff and Rep. Cuellar.

Video

Video


20 posted on 05/16/2010 9:53:07 AM PDT by deport
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To: pissant
SHoot it down

Was thinking the same thing. Wreckage of a Mexican military chopper on US soil might finally wake some people up to ask, "WTF is a Mexican military chopper doing flying over the US??"

Then again, nah, they'd just blame the gun-toting American racist who shot it down.

21 posted on 05/16/2010 9:56:10 AM PDT by DTogo (High time to bring back the Sons of Liberty !!)
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To: SwinneySwitch
Maybe it was these guys.

US spends $40 mn for 'secret' Mexican anti-drug unit

22 posted on 05/16/2010 9:58:58 AM PDT by csvset
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To: SwinneySwitch
When the Mexican helicopters start their first strafing run THEN, I will worry.
23 posted on 05/16/2010 10:20:01 AM PDT by AEMILIUS PAULUS (It is a shame that when these people give a riot)
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To: 70th Division

He’s dead Jim.


24 posted on 05/16/2010 10:33:07 AM PDT by Repeat Offender (While the wicked stand confounded, call me with Thy Saints surrounded)
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To: SwinneySwitch

Our gubmint just doesnt give a damn anymore.


25 posted on 05/16/2010 11:55:52 AM PDT by culpeper (He has erected a multitude of New Offices, and sent hither swarms of Officers to harrass our people,)
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To: Jack Hydrazine

It could also be Mexican military doing the drug cartels’ bidding, given the extensive corruption of the Mexican government.


26 posted on 05/16/2010 12:12:14 PM PDT by Marauder ("I tremble for my country when I reflect that God is just." - Jefferson)
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To: Marauder

What if donations were collected for a reward for the first person to shoot one down? I wonder how the Feds would react to that? LOL!


27 posted on 05/16/2010 12:52:40 PM PDT by Jack Hydrazine (?)
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To: 70th Division

A few have been brought down with 7.62 x 39 mm rounds.


28 posted on 05/17/2010 5:01:09 PM PDT by SwinneySwitch (They died for liberty, not so that oppression might spring from nearer tyrants. The Whiskey Rebels)
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