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Beast Derails: 'Death Train' Strands 1,300 Migrants Making Trip to US Border
breitbart.com ^ | 7/10/14 | Tony Lee

Posted on 07/10/2014 3:22:32 PM PDT by cotton1706

On the day President Barack Obama met with Texas Gov. Rick Perry to discuss the border crisis, at least 1,300 migrants were stranded when the so-called "Death Train" derailed in southern Mexico.

Reuters reported that "a cargo train" nicknamed "the Beast," which is "used by Mexicans and Central Americans to travel toward the U.S. border," derailed on Wednesday in Oaxaca, Mexico."

About 1,300 migrants, many of whom were "young people," were reportedly stranded but not injured while riding what others have referred to as "El Tren de la Muerte," or Death Train.

As Breitbart Texas has reported, "children who travel via Death Train must jump onto a moving freight car" and "minors who cannot successfully pull themselves onto the traveling cars fall onto the tracks" and "many are left with extreme injuries," like losing arms and legs.

At least 57,000 illegal immigrant children have crossed the border since October of last year, and federal officials expect at least 150,000 more to do so next year. The number of illegal immigrant children unlawfully entering the country has spiked since Obama unilaterally enacted his temporary amnesty act in 2012.

After the Obama administration sent more than $250 million in aid to Guatemala, Honduras, and El Salvador, administration critics have said Obama should cut off aid to these nations until they take measures to prevent their migrants from trying to enter the United States. Many of these nations want their migrants to go to America so they can send back billions of dollars in remittances, which account for a significant percentage of the GDP of these nations.

Obama attended three fundraisers for Democrats on Wednesday and Thursday in Texas, but he refused to visit the border to see the crisis firsthand.

(Excerpt) Read more at breitbart.com ...


TOPICS: Mexico
KEYWORDS: aliens; illegalsinvasion; thebeast

1 posted on 07/10/2014 3:22:32 PM PDT by cotton1706
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To: cotton1706

The Lord works in mysterious ways.

Or so I was told as a kid.


2 posted on 07/10/2014 3:23:58 PM PDT by NormsRevenge (Semper Fi - Revolution is a'brewin!!!)
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To: cotton1706

3 posted on 07/10/2014 3:25:47 PM PDT by Ouchthatonehurt ("When you're going through hell, keep going." - Sir Winston Churchill)
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To: cotton1706

Probably why Dumbo needs a few billion from congress, so as to keep those trains running.


4 posted on 07/10/2014 3:25:48 PM PDT by dragonblustar ( Psalm 103, Psalm 37:7, Ephesians 6:12)
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To: cotton1706

We need to empty that train, blow it up, and tear up the tracks. Let those “hard working” Mexicans do some work in their own country for a change.


5 posted on 07/10/2014 3:25:59 PM PDT by Bryanw92 (Sic semper tyranni)
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To: dragonblustar

>>Probably why Dumbo needs a few billion from congress, so as to keep those trains running.

Mussolini did make the trains run on time.


6 posted on 07/10/2014 3:26:41 PM PDT by Bryanw92 (Sic semper tyranni)
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To: NormsRevenge

7 posted on 07/10/2014 3:27:24 PM PDT by Travis McGee (www.EnemiesForeignAndDomestic.com)
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To: NormsRevenge

My first thought as well. The good Lord has a plan for us, and THIS MESS is not it.


8 posted on 07/10/2014 3:29:05 PM PDT by fivecatsandadog (OBAMA ..IMPEACH, REMOVE, AND IMPRISON. NOW IS THE TIME!!!)
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To: cotton1706

9 posted on 07/10/2014 3:32:59 PM PDT by Paladin2
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To: NormsRevenge

Hopefully our revolutionary friends down in Mexico, the ones taking on the drug lords by themselves, have decided to derail this train from now on.


10 posted on 07/10/2014 3:41:01 PM PDT by justa-hairyape (The user name is sarcastic. Although at times it may not appear that way.)
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To: cotton1706

I wonder if Obama is considering sending military planes down into Mexico to pick up the people and bring them into the U.S.?


11 posted on 07/10/2014 3:43:28 PM PDT by plain talk
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To: cotton1706

There is an incredible irony here. In the last quarter of the 19th Century, Mexico was ruled by a dictator named Porfirio Diaz, who was determined to modernize Mexico despite the Mexicans. And taking a cue from the late US president Abraham Lincoln, Diaz decided that this modernization should center around the construction of a well built railroad system, touching every corner of the country.

So, by the turn of the Century, Mexico had an enviable railroad system. However, it also had a perpetual revolt of the Yaqui Indians of their northwest. Eventually being fed up with it, Diaz ordered their internal deportation from the northwest to the southeast, where they became slaves. They were shipped there in boxcars.

It was one of the first “industrial genocide/ethnic cleansing” events of the 20th Century.

So, the “train of death” that headed South, is ironically once again heading North.


12 posted on 07/10/2014 3:46:18 PM PDT by yefragetuwrabrumuy ("Don't compare me to the almighty, compare me to the alternative." -Obama, 09-24-11)
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To: Bryanw92

Maybe somebody pulled the spikes out of the tracks, like that WWII movie!


13 posted on 07/10/2014 3:47:05 PM PDT by cotton1706 (ThisRepublic.net)
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To: cotton1706

A bit of irony there: a sizable of our “undocumented” are from Oaxaca. Now they get to have our experience.


14 posted on 07/10/2014 3:57:23 PM PDT by ArmstedFragg (Hoaxey Dopey Changey)
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To: dragonblustar
"Probably why Dumbo needs a few billion from congress, so as to keep those trains running."

He wants to put in a high-speed line for the illegals.

15 posted on 07/10/2014 4:01:25 PM PDT by mass55th (Courage is being scared to death - but saddling up anyway...John Wayne)
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To: cotton1706

Time for MEXICO to respond to this humanitarian crisis.


16 posted on 07/10/2014 4:03:21 PM PDT by boycott
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To: cotton1706

Carter had his Mariel Boatlift.......Obama has his Death Trains. I suspect Carter was shocked at the unintended consequences.......Obama is surely happy his plan is coming together.


17 posted on 07/10/2014 4:09:16 PM PDT by originalbuckeye (Moderation in temper is always a virtue; moderation in principle is always a vice. Paine)
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To: cotton1706
I was wondering why Mexico is going along with this invasion. Here is a federal grant to help freight cars in Mexico. I'm sure other money is making it's way to Mexican pockets as well.
18 posted on 07/10/2014 4:20:41 PM PDT by Nateman (If liberals are not screaming you are doing it wrong!)
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To: cotton1706

Give it a rest —

The Beast has been overworked and needs a brake — and a break.


19 posted on 07/10/2014 4:27:47 PM PDT by Uncle Chip
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To: Paladin2

Damn, that brought back some good memories.


20 posted on 07/10/2014 4:28:20 PM PDT by Extremely Extreme Extremist
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To: Bryanw92
We need to empty that train, blow it up, and tear up the tracks.

Why wait until the train is empty? A full train sends a louder message.

And yes I do think illegal invading forces should be met with extreme violence.

21 posted on 07/10/2014 5:29:01 PM PDT by Repeat Offender (While the wicked stand confounded, call me with Thy saints surrounded.)
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