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Shots Ringing Out Across the Border[Nuevo Laredo, Mexico]
KGNS ^ | Jul 21, 2010

Posted on 07/22/2010 11:24:45 AM PDT by SwinneySwitch

It appears tonight that several neighborhoods in Nuevo Laredo are once again sounding like war zones. We've received lots of phone calls tonight from viewers saying they hear gunshots and explosions across the border.

Laredo Police say the battle appears to be near Parque Viveros. That's the area near the sports complex where a grenede went off on Monday.

We sent our Annette Garcia high atop the Rio Grande Plaza Hotel to see what she could see and hear from that vantage point.


TOPICS: Crime/Corruption; Mexico; News/Current Events; US: Texas
KEYWORDS: borderwar; gazadelrio; gazaontherio; mexico; nuevolaredo
More cartel violence in Laredo's Sister City.
1 posted on 07/22/2010 11:24:48 AM PDT by SwinneySwitch
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To: SwinneySwitch

155 MM Howitzer for rtn fire.


2 posted on 07/22/2010 11:26:07 AM PDT by US Navy Vet
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To: SwinneySwitch

When I lived in Austin in the 90’s, we’d go to Nuevo Laredo every now and again and have a great time! Really sad what’s going on now. Actually, it’s very angering that it’s been allowed to get to this.


3 posted on 07/22/2010 11:30:08 AM PDT by albie
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To: SwinneySwitch

Just doing the dirty jobs that Americans won’t do.


4 posted on 07/22/2010 11:30:29 AM PDT by oblomov
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To: US Navy Vet

Seal off the Border, and send them lots of Ammo. The entire country of Mexico is not worth a dam, why else would so many try so hard to get to the U. S. In 20 years the Illegals will have out produced us in babies, and they will be in the majority. Good By Good Old U. S. and we stand by and help them...So sad.


5 posted on 07/22/2010 11:32:30 AM PDT by BooBoo1000 (Give a man a fish feed him for a day. Show him the Internet and you won' see him for months)
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To: US Navy Vet
155 MM Howitzer for rtn fire.

I prefer 2000 lb JDAMs or Paveway Laser Guided Bombs. IIRC we are phasing the later out, so why not use them. The bombs themselves are cheap compared to the guidance kits, either Paveway or JDAM.

6 posted on 07/22/2010 11:33:54 AM PDT by El Gato ("The second amendment is the reset button of the US constitution"-Doug McKay)
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To: albie
When I lived in Austin in the 90’s, we’d go to Nuevo Laredo every now and again and have a great time!

Same here, when I lived in San Antonio in the mid-1980s. Went there every Thanksgiving weekend to buy up stuff for Christmas. Anyone remember the Cadillac Bar?

7 posted on 07/22/2010 11:40:36 AM PDT by ScottinVA (The West needs to act NOW to aggressively treat its metastasizing islaminoma!)
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To: SwinneySwitch

Anyone notice Michelle 0bama hasn’t returned to Mexico since telling us all that it’s such a safe place to travel?


8 posted on 07/22/2010 11:42:25 AM PDT by ScottinVA (The West needs to act NOW to aggressively treat its metastasizing islaminoma!)
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To: El Gato
Why not a low tech solution? Katyushas are dirt cheap.
9 posted on 07/22/2010 11:44:45 AM PDT by Army Air Corps (Four fried chickens and a coke)
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To: SwinneySwitch

The Mexican people and government have done about as much damage to Mexico as possible, and now they want to bring their magic here, at the behest of our thugocracy.


10 posted on 07/22/2010 11:50:36 AM PDT by pallis
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To: ScottinVA

I had not thought of the cadillac bar in years. Used to drive down there from Austin and get cheap booze. I had a buddy who’s mother was from Nuevo Laredo. He still had lots of relatives down there back then. I talked to him a few weeks ago and they have all had to flee south since the kidnap gangs are now targeting middle class people as well.


11 posted on 07/22/2010 11:52:33 AM PDT by Fellow Traveler
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To: SwinneySwitch

“We sent our Annette Garcia high atop the Rio Grande Plaza Hotel to see what she could see and hear from that vantage point.”

Wait a couple of weeks and she can simply stand on the street and watch the action.


12 posted on 07/22/2010 12:41:42 PM PDT by DH (The government writes no bill that does not line the pockets of special interests.)
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To: ScottinVA

How about the Blue Diamond, Papa Gayo’s and the Miramar? That’s when Boy’s town was all over town...not in a compound.


13 posted on 07/22/2010 12:44:03 PM PDT by DH (The government writes no bill that does not line the pockets of special interests.)
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To: DH

...and those awesome Fred’s sandwichs to soak up the booze...
I lived in El Paso in the 80’s and went to Jaurez all the time to goof off. Good times then staggering back across the bridge...


14 posted on 07/22/2010 1:47:24 PM PDT by Paytriot (Live long and prosper)
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To: SwinneySwitch

Whoever reports on that side will be killed. Pretty soon, the same end result will occur for those living on the U.S. side. Unless the governments do something about the fighting, everyone else better stay out of it in every way (including talking and/or reporting).


15 posted on 07/22/2010 2:47:13 PM PDT by MeneMeneTekelUpharsin (Freedom is the freedom to discipline yourself so others don't have to do it for you.)
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To: ScottinVA

Spent some time in the old Cadillac Bar, eating and drinking cervesas.


16 posted on 07/22/2010 3:29:19 PM PDT by SwinneySwitch (Victory or Death!)
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To: Patriot1259; NeverForgetBataan; no dems; K-oneTexas; txmissy; culpeper; rimtop56; carjic; ...

Los dos Laredos ping!

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


17 posted on 07/22/2010 3:34:32 PM PDT by SwinneySwitch (Victory or Death!)
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To: ScottinVA

Cadillac Bar! Wunnerful.


18 posted on 07/22/2010 4:02:29 PM PDT by La Lydia
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To: Paytriot

You guys are killing me. Fred’s sandwiches. I still make them. Kentucky Club. La Florida. Maxfim’s. Martino’s. Shangri-la. The tacos al pastor place around the corner from Kentucky Club.


19 posted on 07/22/2010 4:05:01 PM PDT by La Lydia
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To: ScottinVA

I went to Matamoros allot in the 90s on bidness. I usually stayed right by the border crossing, and for dinner I would walk a few blocks into Mex for a steak at Garcia’s.

It was always dark when I walked home. Even back then I did the “Crazy Ivan” constantly to make sure nobody was sneaking up behind me.

Today, there’s no way that I would go. Not during the day either.


20 posted on 07/22/2010 11:15:13 PM PDT by NeverForgetBataan (To the German Commander: ..........................NUTS !)
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To: NeverForgetBataan

did the “Crazy Ivan”

Just finished reading Blind Man’s Bluff: The Untold Story of American Submarine Espionage.

Have an even greater respect for submariners now.

” - as long as “The Bear Still Swims” - it needs to be watched,”

Cold War Vet


21 posted on 07/23/2010 11:27:41 AM PDT by SwinneySwitch (Victory or Death!)
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