Skip to comments.N4T Investigators: Rogue Mexican Army troops crossing the line
Posted on 05/01/2014 12:34:32 PM PDT by BuckeyeTexan
SASABE, SONORA - Has a unit of Mexican Army soldiers who patrol right on the Arizona border gone rogue?
This small group has attacked U.S. citizens, and even challenged U.S. federal agents within the U.S. A News 4 Tucson investigation into the dangerous world of rogue soldiers in mexico's military.
In January, soldiers from this lonely outpost of the Mexican Army drew their guns on U.S. Border Patrol agents just 50 yards into the United States. Then in March, they opened fire on Javier Jose Rodriguez, a young Tucson man visiting family in Sásabe when he was driving around the town early on a Saturday morning after drinking beers with friends. Rodriguez was shot in the arm and in the side, he spent three weeks at University of Arizona Medical Center.
The United States' reaction has been tepid, angering people who live and patrol along the Arizona border. U.S. Senator Tom Coburn (R-OK) revealed details of the January encounter between soldiers from this base and the Border Patrol. In a letter to U.S. Customs and Border Protection, Coburn said a lone agent encountered two Mexican soldiers 50 yards inside the U.S. The agent and the soldiers drew their weapons; the soldiers carried G-3 rifles.
"From what I understand, this has happened hundreds of times before," says Sylvia Longmire, a border security analyst whose recent book, Border Insecurity, details the challenges and failings of some Homeland Security operations along the Arizona-Sonora border. The soldiers told the agent they'd gotten lost while pursuing a drug smuggler.
"However, I believe there was some confusion as to whether that's what the Mexican Army was doing because there was no evidence found by the Border Patrol of any drug smugglers in the area," Longmire said.
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Send the BLM. They have experience rustling cattle.
This looks like a job for da-da-da-dum! The BLM!!
People who enter Mexico should *always* expect the worst.I'm far more concerned by US citizens of any sort,Border Patrol or common citizen,being fired upon while in the US.I occasionally visit a town in northern Vermont that borders on Quebec.In fact when there I go to a place *right* on the border (you can easily see the signs posted by the Canadian Immigration Patrol) and yet the Canadians have never fired on me.
It’s the Russians!!!!
Could use a Blackjack Pershing, but he would have been run out of this Army.
No wonder Obama won't touch 'em.
When I travel from DFW to Phoenix to visit GrannyBuckeye, I take the northern route through New Mexico instead of the southern route through El Paso.
The last time I did take the southern route, I stopped at a McDonalds just this side of the U.S. border for a break. From my truck in the parking lot, I watched a very large transfer of drugs between two 18-wheelers. Armed men were watching from a stand of Mesquite nearby. They weren’t trying very hard to hide.
Exterminate them. Exterminate all the brutes.
There’s nothing rogue about the unit.
They’re doing what the Mexican government (i.e., the smugglers) want them to do: push as far into the U.S. as they can to establish just how far they can go without being challenged.
That will tell them what they and their masters control. If it involves a little softening up - like shooting some of the locals - then fine. If the Gringos don’t respond, all is good.
A fence will stop that. /s
Naw. They own the local police chief and sheriff typically. Another fine by product of Affirmative Action. Usually some guy whose last name ends in "-ez".
Was driving down I-8 between Casa Grande and Gila Bend last year. Saw a party of about 8 dressed in black walking along the highway, backpacks with water. Maybe armed, maybe not.
Clearly had just crossed, waiting for their ride. No concerns, out in the open.
Ho hum. Just another day on the "border".
Sásabe is in Arizona.
This is what happens when you have a weak leader. Soon Mexico will be demanding the whole Southwest be returned to them and Obammer will be happy to comply. The rogue army is just a test to see what happens.
They also might be doing what Obama's open borders agents want and further enable the invaders.
Well, it used to be....
This story's byline is "SASABE, SONORA".I always thought that "Sonora" was one Mexico's provinces.Or am I missing something here?
“Who cares about the Mexican army invading the US?”
As long as they wear their seat belts...
Where’s Harry Reid? Doesn’t Harry Reid condemn this act of aggression??? Aren’t we a nation of laws that must be enforced??? Isn’t a Mexican invasion a violation of our laws??? Certainly Reid is planning something to address this.
transfer of drugs between two 18-wheelers.
Call the state patrol or stop at a scale and inform the guys there. They’ll chase them down and enjoy doing it.
We paid 50 million in gold to Mexico for most of west, then more for Gadsen purchase. Return it? Why?
Oops! It's called "El Sásabe" in Sonara, I assumed they meant the border town on the Arizona side...a follow up reveals Slightly more detail: "After Rodrigues Amaya was shot, he opened the drivers door of the truck and fell down. He asked his friends to find his father, who then took him to the Sasabe Port of Entry. There, Customs and Border Protection officers performed first aid until the helicopter arrived."
From which we may infer the guy is a US Citizen, but he must have been in Mexico just a short distance from the US, in El Sásabe, which of course is typically shortened to just "Sásabe", which is also the name of the Arizona town just a short distance over the border (few 100 yards). Technically the same town as far as the locals are concerned...except for the annoying border crossing.
As for visiting Mexico, it's off the list indefinitely. Maybe if they offer reciprocity for US State CHL?
its best to grasp this truth so we control and create what comes after..
Because ...while the power in DC that be that seem to be facilitating the USA crumbling “change”...it does not necessarily have to change as they assume..
Them leaving the door open for Mexico also leave it open for locals to step up..
The USA was built on a decentralized concept DC types forget that..they think if the Federal or Top leaders defers that country falls.This is typical of leftest that have a overblown idea of how necessary the are and we are all children..we can't survive with out them vs the truth is that we will step up one they get out of the way
But truth is the fed defer the states step up..if the States defer the counties step up..if the counties defer the local people step up... The USA was build by an association of self responsible free men..not the silly children that left wants people to be so then can play big mommy
Seems this has been happening on a semi-regular basis for years.
Sasabe is on both sides of the border.
It’s a Port of Entry with a US Post Office, but the bulk of the Sasabe residents live in Sonora, MX.
Google maps -
Yeah, I reported it. They were in no particular hurry to get there and didn’t seem all that interested in the details.
Me and my three hand guns were no match so I didn’t try it.
Yes, that’s the spirit that sent people West across the pond and farther West to the Pacific. The problem is that the Left has created an entire class who are dependent on government handouts and who know nothing of hardship or self-reliance. Those people don’t have the slightest clue how to defend themselves, let alone a nation.
Reason #287 why I've never been within 300 miles of the Mexican border and never will *go* within that distance of it for the rest of my life.Although I *have* been to Long Beach and Dallas...don't know how far they are from the border.
Great. All while the border patrol targets Americans.
Dallas is about eight hours from the border, unless you drive like I do. In that case, it’s about six. ;p
Sounds kind of like Laredo & Nuevo Laredo on the Texas-Mexico border.
Send a couple of Navy SEAL teams down there to have a little prayer meeting with them. :-)
These moves by the Mexican troops (unlikely “rogue”) may be inspired by Putin’s moves and of course Obama’s weakness in the face thereof.