Free Republic
Browse · Search
News/Activism
Topics · Post Article

Skip to comments.

U.S. returns 33 Mexican troops who strayed into Texas
Reuters via Yahoo! News ^ | Reuters | Tim Gaynor

Posted on 07/27/2011 11:25:12 AM PDT by americanophile

AUSTIN, Texas (Reuters) - U.S. Customs and Border Protection inspectors returned 33 Mexican soldiers on Tuesday who inadvertently crossed over the Rio Grande river into Texas, authorities said.

The soldiers, packed into four Humvees, crossed over the Donna-Rio Bravo International Bridge into south Texas at around 2 p.m., said Felix Garza, a spokesman for CBP in Pharr, Texas.

"They crossed the boundary line on the bridge. Once they did that they were forced to continue traveling to our primary inspection area," Garza told Reuters.

"They were processed according to protocols, and they were released and returned to Mexico without incident or charges," he added, declining to say whether the troops were armed.

In a statement late Tuesday, the Mexican military said the troops "unintentionally" crossed over the bridge while they were carrying out reconnaissance on the border.

(Excerpt) Read more at news.yahoo.com ...


TOPICS: Foreign Affairs; Government; Mexico; US: Texas
KEYWORDS: border; mexico; soldiers; texas
Just when we were getting an earful on our violation of Mexican sovereignty. No word on whether the 20+ million of their illegal countrymen will be likewise returned.
1 posted on 07/27/2011 11:25:16 AM PDT by americanophile
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | View Replies]

To: americanophile

“U.S. returns 33 Mexican troops who strayed into Texas”

Uh, how do you stray across the Rio Grande?


2 posted on 07/27/2011 11:27:02 AM PDT by VanDeKoik (1 million in stimulus dollars paid for this tagline!)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: americanophile

German troops strayed into Paris in 1940. But you know how tedious French paperwork can be. It was four years before the processing could be completed and the Germans sent on their way.


3 posted on 07/27/2011 11:27:10 AM PDT by ClearCase_guy (The USSR spent itself into bankruptcy and collapsed -- and aren't we on the same path now?)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: VanDeKoik

“Uh, how do you stray across the Rio Grande?”

Well, first Americans elect a communist that wants as many illegals voting Dem as possible.....


4 posted on 07/27/2011 11:29:33 AM PDT by Norm Lenhart
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 2 | View Replies]

To: americanophile
Let me get this straight. Four truckloads of Mexican soldiers "accidentally" crossed a bridge which is a designated border crossing between Mexico and the US? Who thinks anyone would believe that lie?
5 posted on 07/27/2011 11:31:26 AM PDT by pabianice
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: americanophile

US Military prison should have been their place to stay for quite a while, and especially if they were armed. Surprised they weren’t shot . . . but then with an illegal alien muslim in our White House, nothing should surprise me.


6 posted on 07/27/2011 11:32:37 AM PDT by laweeks
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: americanophile

It’s that proprietary Mexican GPS system: It doesn’t say “USA” until they cross into South Dakota.


7 posted on 07/27/2011 11:34:20 AM PDT by Moltke (Always retaliate first.)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: VanDeKoik

I wondered the same thing ... “inadvertently crossed over the Rio Grande river into Texas”

But it was on a bridge.

Lead vehicle went the wrong way, too far and got stuck in a traffic queue.


8 posted on 07/27/2011 11:35:09 AM PDT by Blueflag (Res ipsa loquitur: non vehere est inermus)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 2 | View Replies]

To: americanophile

When I heard of these incidents previously I thought someone strayed over an invisible line out in the desert. But to drive over an international bridge is really inexcusable.


9 posted on 07/27/2011 11:35:22 AM PDT by Buckeye McFrog
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: americanophile
I'm waiting for headlines “Republican Gov. illegally detains, turns away 33 latino voters, violates Rights”
10 posted on 07/27/2011 11:36:50 AM PDT by NativeSon
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: americanophile
returned 33 Mexican ...

That's a start, but don't stop with just those.

11 posted on 07/27/2011 11:38:25 AM PDT by thackney (life is fragile, handle with prayer)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: americanophile
I'm surprised they weren't given voter ID cards, a stack of food stamps and a DNC brochure printed in Spanish.

Seriously, if they went to a legal border crossing and had to process through our immigration to be able to turn around, it looks more likely that Pedro driving the first car went into the wrong lane than the first strike of the reconquista. If they were a few miles away driving across the river I wouldn't be so generous in my opinion.

12 posted on 07/27/2011 11:40:06 AM PDT by KarlInOhio (The Dems demanding shared sacrifice are like Aztec priests doing it while cutting out my heart.)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: Blueflag

I’ve never been there, but I know at the Canadian border you cannot turn around once you go across the line. Not that you are not “allowed” to turn around, but rather, you physically cannot turn around.

When I saw the headline I thought this was a big deal. Now I see that they did something I’ve done myself. Stupid, but excusable.


13 posted on 07/27/2011 11:44:38 AM PDT by Vermont Lt (I can't think of anything clever, so I'll just say, "Obama sucks.")
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 8 | View Replies]

To: ClearCase_guy

“It was four years before the processing could be completed and the Germans sent on their way.”

And that only with a HUGE load of American, British, Canadian, and other allied help.


14 posted on 07/27/2011 11:46:23 AM PDT by Levante
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 3 | View Replies]

To: americanophile

if it was 33 drunken sailors,, I could see it.. this is just ridiculous.. Our borders are secure? my arse.


15 posted on 07/27/2011 12:03:11 PM PDT by NormsRevenge (Semper Fi ... Godspeed .. Monthly Donor Onboard .. Obama: Epic Fail or Bust!!!)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: Vermont Lt

When younger, I kept getting in the wrong lane near Niagara and crossed the border 4 times in about 15 minutes before I figured out where I was trying to go.

I kept using the same booth as it speeded the process up the repeated times.


16 posted on 07/27/2011 12:05:14 PM PDT by thackney (life is fragile, handle with prayer)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 13 | View Replies]

To: americanophile

You people have to study up on international laws. As an occupying force, Mexico has the right to send its military into the United States any time it desires, just like the Allied Powers and Russia could send their troops into any part of occupied Berlin during the Cold War.

We are lucky that the Mexicans are so compassionate and understanding. They could have sent huge armies into our country in retaliation, and created no fly zones over Texas.

Of course, these provocations won’t last much longer. Soon Texas, Arizona, New Mexico, California, and parts of Northern Virginia, Georgia, Colorado, and Florida will be annexed by their rightful owner, Mexico. Like Rhodesia and South Africa, the white colonist oppressors will be kicked out or wiped out as control is assumed by the caudillos hispanicos.


17 posted on 07/27/2011 12:07:17 PM PDT by oldbill
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: VanDeKoik
Uh, how do you stray across the Rio Grande?

On a bridge, when you pass the midway point you are in the US.

Looks like they were playing "chicken" or maybe they were "in hot pursuit" of someone or something. Although 33 men in a truck (or several) sounds like they were seriously "on a mission". Maybe they were returning some those of fast & furious guns the ATF "mislaid".

Regards,
GtG

18 posted on 07/27/2011 12:08:46 PM PDT by Gandalf_The_Gray (I live in my own little world, I like it 'cuz they know me here.)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 2 | View Replies]

To: americanophile
Just a test run to let several thousand through in order to take out targets in support of letting a few divisions pour through before any sizable force could even take the field by the United States who would not have a clue where the battle line even exist as enemy forces race to positions inside America before engaging. Than SHTF and TEOTWAWKI.
19 posted on 07/27/2011 12:13:05 PM PDT by Mat_Helm
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: americanophile

I am glad it was not a brigade of troops accompanied by one tank. The imbecile in the White House would have immediately surrendered unconditionally and transferred Texas to Mexico as part of the pre-drafted peace treaty.


20 posted on 07/27/2011 12:22:46 PM PDT by AEMILIUS PAULUS (It is a shame that when these people give a riot)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: oldbill

Your statements and reality are approaching each other at an increasing rate. Soon they will correspond exactly.


21 posted on 07/27/2011 12:26:00 PM PDT by AEMILIUS PAULUS (It is a shame that when these people give a riot)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 17 | View Replies]

To: americanophile

The Mexican military has been crossing the border at will for the past 10 or twelve years. A couple of times they even shot at American Border Patrol officers. Our government does nothing about it.


22 posted on 07/27/2011 12:26:52 PM PDT by SUSSA
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: americanophile

“Inadvertently?” Crossed a bridge inadvertently?

Come ONNNNN!


23 posted on 07/27/2011 12:41:12 PM PDT by RoadTest (Organized religion is no substitute for the relationship the living God wants with you.)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: All

add five zeros to 33 and they have a good start..


24 posted on 07/27/2011 12:42:52 PM PDT by newnhdad
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 23 | View Replies]

To: americanophile

How do these people spout this gibberish with a straight face?

“Inadvertently crossed” a bridge.....

Any public official or employee speaking inane bullcrap like this should be sent to prison.


25 posted on 07/27/2011 1:22:10 PM PDT by Iron Munro (The more effeminate & debauched the people, the more they are fitted for a tyrannical government.)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

Disclaimer: Opinions posted on Free Republic are those of the individual posters and do not necessarily represent the opinion of Free Republic or its management. All materials posted herein are protected by copyright law and the exemption for fair use of copyrighted works.

Free Republic
Browse · Search
News/Activism
Topics · Post Article

FreeRepublic, LLC, PO BOX 9771, FRESNO, CA 93794
FreeRepublic.com is powered by software copyright 2000-2008 John Robinson