Skip to comments.More deaths reported in Tamaulipas (Univ. TX Brownsville closed)
Posted on 11/07/2010 7:11:20 AM PST by bgill
...one law enforcement officer, speaking on condition that his name not be used, told The Brownsville Herald that the two-day toll easily passed 100...
A Texas businesswoman, who was in Matamoros running errands, reported being in the downtown area when a shootout erupted just a block away. The woman reported hearing machine guns and over 20 seconds of continuous grenade explosions... Another woman said that while she was walking near the Pumarejo General Hospital in Matamoros, she saw a truck with armed gunmen collide with an SUV carrying a family. The woman stated that the impact rolled the SUV on its side. She said at least two gunmen got out of their vehicle and fired on the SUV as well as on a military helicopter that was chasing them. The woman said she was also fired upon as she ran for cover but was not struck.
You would think we were in Iraq or in a movie, she said. Everyone was scared, gunfire everywhere, panic and chaos.
A man who was in the downtown area reported seeing a group of armed men take over a pecera a type of bus and order the driver to park it in a way that would block the street. As soon as the driver stopped the vehicle, the man heard a single shot. After the gunmen left, the man took a closer look and saw that the driver had been shot in the head.
(Excerpt) Read more at brownsvilleherald.com ...
From the campus site - "UTB/TSC Emergency Warning #6: Updates regarding classes on Monday, Nov. 8 will be posted at utb.edu. We encourage the campus community to stay informed. The campus is closed.
Ah, Mexican narco-terrorists. Just doing the jobs Americans won’t do, right? Well, at least once they’re in the USA, of course.
All this bought to you by the wonderful people of Mexico. The Mexicans. Hard-working, law-abiding, respectful folks. Yup. They’re working on their version of “Hope ‘n’ Change. How dare we racist Yankee gringos have guns which the poor Mexicans just can’t help themselves in not bringing back to their country and drugs and we are racists because we try to keep this madness from spilling over our border. Shame on we Americans. Why wouldn’t anyone want lots of these kooy, crazy fun-loving folks here? Close the damn border now! We can’t help Mexico. Years of sending foreign aid to this pest-hole hasn’t done anything. Mexico is dead. Some one bury it.
If UT Brownsvile has to be closed due to this disruption, Army units need to set up a safe perimeter, whether that extends over into Mexico or not...this is friggin insanity
And Obama continues to look the other way. Seems to me he should have done a tour of the Texas & Arizona borders before he set out on his luxury tour of India.
Does this university extend OVER the US/Mexico border?
I don’t think these guys are Robin Hood:
“On Saturday morning, at least a dozen banners, allegedly from the Zetas, were placed in various cities in northern Tamaulipas including Matamoros, San Fernando and Valle Hermoso. The banners mocked the death of Cárdenas Guillén and called his brother an informant.
Leaflets were strewn around Matamoros with a message from the Zetas addressed to the public and to the members of the Gulf Cartel.
The message which was in Spanish and inserted the letter z instead of the correct s in many words stated:
To the general population and orphaned criminals!!! The group of Loz Zetaz is informing you and giving you the opportunity to join with no hard feelingz. Those who join will be welcomed to the Firm. Those who dont loze their head and their dezcendants!!! To the general population, we are informing you that thoze who have nothing to fear have nothing to worry about. We have alwayz been here and respected the good people and in the upcoming dayz there will be much more activity. We hope you underztand and let us do our job. Letz get going. As a matter of fact we are already here.
We need to take over land in Mexico militarily to create a buffer zone with the mindset to shoot to kill if necessary.
Get the effing Army down there NOW to stop the invasion.
>>> Ah, Mexican narco-terrorists. Just doing the jobs Americans wont do, right?
You mean the jobs Americans can’t do. It’s illegal to sell drugs in the United States, even when there is a hundred billion dollars per year or more in customer demand.
...further down in the article, Mexico President Calderon claims to have received a call from Obama congratulating him on a successful operation. You can rest easy...Obama's on the job...
>>> All this bought to you by the wonderful people of Mexico.
All this brought to you by the wonderful people of the United States, who demand and pay for the product the Mexican capitalists cheerfully provide.
As does Texas Governor Rick Perry.
Why doesn't he order Texas National Guard troops to secure the border?
Spot on. No demand...no problem.
I feel so much better knowing The Big O is full of congratulations on this. No mention of any concern for Texans who are locked up in their homes on the other side of the river is there? When a campus is closed because the students aren’t safe from bullets flying over the border it is beyond time to stop the insanity. Now that the election is over let’s see if Governor Perry is all talk, or is he going to demand Washington protect our border?
where is a Obama in all of this?
Awwwwww.. COME ON now... Get Real!
If Mexico had Arabian Oil, it would just be called Southern Texas. Unfortunately for them, they have nothing to offer except (wink-wink) cheap labor.
Elected officials look the other way? Naw, their hands are tied! It’s not their fault! The world is more “complex” now, our needs have changed!
Global agencies set the tone now and they have “convinced” OUR elected officials that they have OUR best interests in mind, save the constitution.
I just thank G-d that MY kids schools are open tomorrow, MY Wal-Mart is open, MY gas station is open, and I have a little cash for McDonalds and a Hollywood Movie!
Gee, everything is fine here in Texas! Forget about Sancho; let’s send more money to United Islamic States.
Coming soon to Oklahoma--Kansas--North Carolina--West Virginia--Massachusetts--New Hampshire--Wisconsin--Montana--Oregon--and (are you ready?) CALIFORNIA!
WAKE UP, AMERICA! IT'S WORSE THAN YOU THINK!
Agreed, see my post #17. Perry needs to loudly and forcefully keep this front and center. His press office knows how to get attention. It’s time to make this a national issue and it’s time to tell Obama to either send the Army or we’ll take care of this ourselves. I bet Jan Brewer would join him.
No, but it's the projectile range which extends over the US/Mexico border that's the problem. The campus is a few hundred feet or a couple blocks from the border. Basically, there's just Hwy 77 (aka University Blvd.) separating it from the river. Last year, bullets hit the campus buildings and cars in the parking lot so the campus was closed. Our Commander in Chief is on vacation while our children are in danger.
Charming. Many nazi groups do the same thing.
Just spray the border area on the Mexican side with a persistent (And I mean *persistent*) nerve agent. Repeat as needed.
There is no civil war, this is a battle between fiefdoms, ignoring it is dumbest thing we can do.
We should establish a strong border and allow them to work out the internals, otherwise it will beat all our back doors not just mine in New Mexico.
“Why doesn’t he order Texas National Guard troops to secure the border?”
do you think the federal government would allow a state ruled militia to shoot at illegals trying to sneak in?
That would be the best way. Just start shooting any caught sneaking in but libs would go crazy.
So what could the state do if it caught illegals? If 0dumbo would sue a state over passing a law to enforce federal law what would happen if a state started detaining illegals on its own?
In mohammedland, hoisting the WH crescent moon a little higher.
Link to the UTB home page
UTB/TSC Emergency Warning #6
UTB/TSC continues to monitor the situation in Mexico. Updates regarding classes on Monday, Nov. 8 will be posted at utb.edu. We encourage the campus community to stay informed.
The campus is closed and anyone who needs to come to campus or has questions about events can call Campus Police at 882-8232 or 882-8233.
The women’s soccer final will take place at 5 p.m. today, Sat. Nov. 6. The UTB/TSC men’s team will face Houston Tillotson University in the men’s soccer final at 7 p.m. Both games will be held at the Brownsville Sports Park.
UTB/TSC Emergency Warning #5
The campus is closed and evening classes have been canceled today and Saturday, Nov. 6 because of gunfire taking place across the Rio Grande. Anyone who needs to come to campus or has questions about events can call Campus Police at 882-8232 or 882-8233. Homecoming activities for Saturday, Nov. 6 have been affected. Coffee with the President has been canceled. The Golden Scorpions Reunion at noon will be on the patio at Lolas Bistro at 1335 Palm Blvd. in Brownsville. The Distinguished Alumnus Award event has been postponed until further notice. Enrollment Management’s Scorpion Saturday event has also been canceled. The mens and womens soccer semifinals of the Red River Athletic Conference Tournament have been moved to the Brownsville Sports Park. The womens game that UTB/TSC is playing in is at 8 p.m. and the mens game that UTB/TSC will play in is at 10 p.m. today. The womens soccer final will take place at 5 p.m. and the mens soccer final will be at 7 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 6 at the Brownsville Sports Park.
I can only assume that the Sports Park is well away from the border.
“The woman reported hearing machine guns and over 20 seconds of continuous grenade explosions...”
Isn’t it the constant drone from poli-crooks on both sides of the border that the guns are all coming from U.S. gun stores?
I am in my favorite gun stores fairly regularly and have yet to be able to buy or even see a machine gun or hand grenade.
The libs better get control of this situation or they are going to lose that part of their lying message.
Now, now, you know Gov. Goodhair only talks tough about border security during elections and that ended last Tuesday. We voted him in office for another four years. That's another four years of open borders. He hasn't done a blessed thing to stop this for eight years, so why should he start now.
Is anyone surprised?
Hispanics voted 2 to 1 for leftist Jerry Brown in California, in support of Meg Whitman's illegal alien maid.
How many Texas business owners employ illegal aliens?
Do a search for Mexican drug cartel marijuana fields in US federal and state parks in Oregon. Park officials know they're there but only issue warnings to hikers and campers not to stray too far off the beaten path or they'll get killed by the cartel guards.
If you want on, or off this S. Texas/Mexico ping list, please FReepMail me.
I don’t get this. Isn’t a President supposed to PROTECT the US? And, if THE president doesn’t do squat to protect this country, isn’t that grounds for impeachment? Then, why aren’t WE acting?
So when does the political asylum start?
So true and that’s what worries me. Somebody posted an article yesterday saying the State legislature is going to take up this issue when they convene. Not sure what they can do though without starting an international incident. Not that I care if Mexico or Washington is upset. Look at all the outrage Jan Brewer got when she dared imply we should ask these people if they belong here.
Why don't we just bomb their compounds? Bomb them to smithereens!
Illegal aliens are dropping nearly 1000 babies per month at Parkland Hospital in Dallas....At just one single Texas hospital....You know, the "conservative" state....
Yes, it's about 2 1/2 miles from the border, as the
crow bullet flies.
The Mexican military cannot do the job. Isn’t this the same gang that controls the land 40-miles outside Phoenix, AZ?
Forget Obamo and the active military. Perry needs to get off his hind quarters and get the TX Guard down there now. UT/Brownsville is part of TX and it’s time WE started protecting ours vs waiting for the Feds to do it.
oh wait, we can't spare any - 700 agents are with 0bama to protect his royal heinous, while he is on vacation at taxpayer expense. Sorry you're on your own.
Not to put too fine a point on it, but the international incident started when the bullets started flying north.
You forgot to say, “These are family oriented, Christian people who desrve the right to come to America for jobs.”
Get it right next time!
...and in India!
You are correct. I live 2 blocks from the border and I feel that I live deep into the interior of Mexico!