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Cartels suspected as high-caliber gunfire sends Border Patrol scrambling on Rio Grande
FOX News ^ | July 19, 2014 | By Jana Winter

Posted on 07/19/2014 8:47:46 PM PDT by Oldeconomybuyer

EXCLUSIVE: RINCON PENINSULA, Texas -- U.S. Border Patrol agents on the American side of the Rio Grande were forced to take cover Friday night when high-caliber weaponry was fired at them from the Mexican side of the river, sources told FoxNews.com.

The weapons were fired at the U.S. side of the riverbank in the area of the Rincon Peninsula across the Rio Grande from Reynosa, Mexico, at about 8:30 p.m., sources said. Bullets ricocheted into an area where Border Patrol agents were positioned, Rep. Louie Gohmert, R-Texas, told FoxNews.com.

Border Patrol sources confirmed Gohmert's account, and said the shots may have been fired by .50-caliber weapons.

"We don't have any armor that can stop a .50-caliber round, so our Border Patrol agents had to take cover when the rounds were richocheting around them," said Gohmert, who has been in the area for the last week to get a first-hand look at the border situation.

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TOPICS: Foreign Affairs; Mexico; News/Current Events; Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: agenda; amnesty; border; democrats; illegalaliens; illegals; immigration; invasion; obama; scandals
Invasion on our southern border. Pearl Harbor. 911. Is the federal government listening?
1 posted on 07/19/2014 8:47:46 PM PDT by Oldeconomybuyer
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To: Oldeconomybuyer

But, but, but, hairy reid-iculous said the border was suckure. How could this be? Are we idiots? Uh, yup. (Generally speaking. Plenty of smart folks on FR!)


2 posted on 07/19/2014 8:50:35 PM PDT by rktman (Ethnicity: Nascarian. Race: Daytonafivehundrian)
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To: Oldeconomybuyer

Democrats in Congress should be yelling and screaming. A 50 cal? Now, that’s an assault weapon!! Where’s Fineshit, Pelosi, Schumer, Mayor Doomurg, etc.??


3 posted on 07/19/2014 8:51:53 PM PDT by Dapper 26
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To: Oldeconomybuyer

We are at freaking war...and all our first line of defense...the BP...are allowed to do is change diapers and fire rubber bullets...that is, if they even have those rubber bullets, anymore. Sheeesh.


4 posted on 07/19/2014 8:52:29 PM PDT by Jane Long ("And when thou saidst, Seek ye my face; my heart said unto thee, Thy face, LORD, will I seek")
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To: Oldeconomybuyer

The Hispanic criminals own our border now. THEY get to decide who comes and goes.


5 posted on 07/19/2014 8:52:34 PM PDT by FlingWingFlyer (The future must not belong to those who slander bacon.)
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To: Oldeconomybuyer
The real Mexico has declared war. And America is too weak to fight back.
6 posted on 07/19/2014 9:01:53 PM PDT by Logical me
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To: Oldeconomybuyer

"Nothing to see here. Move along."
7 posted on 07/19/2014 9:02:19 PM PDT by Texas Eagle (If it wasn't for double-standards, Liberals would have no standards at all -- Texas Eagle)
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To: Oldeconomybuyer

Fast & Furious Part Deux.


8 posted on 07/19/2014 9:02:58 PM PDT by Texas Eagle (If it wasn't for double-standards, Liberals would have no standards at all -- Texas Eagle)
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To: Oldeconomybuyer

I doubt the BP agents agree with Louie’s statement that the reason they sought cover was that their body armor wasn’t rated for .50 caliber.
Concrete walls aren’t rated for fifty caliber. “Oh, it’s only .308. Or 7.62, I’m not sure. Hmmm, we can defend ourselves, and maybe go to prison.”
“Hey Sammy,now you show me your wallet photos of your family, and we’ll just stand here in this non-.50 cal withering sniper fire.”


9 posted on 07/19/2014 9:03:11 PM PDT by tumblindice (America's founding fathers: all armed conservatives)
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To: Oldeconomybuyer

” high-caliber weaponry” ????

The media is inventing yet another class of evil gunz.


10 posted on 07/19/2014 9:05:37 PM PDT by wrench
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To: Oldeconomybuyer

Rick Perry said that he would make a decision on what to do with the Texas border if the Feds didn’t act. We are waiting Gov. Perry, maybe you should call your friend Gov. Palin and see what she would, after she has balls.


11 posted on 07/19/2014 9:17:49 PM PDT by WilliamRobert (We are doomed if good men stand by and do nothing.)
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To: Oldeconomybuyer

Now the Cartels are shooting at our border guards and all they do is run away? We are doomed


12 posted on 07/19/2014 9:21:25 PM PDT by realcleanguy
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To: WilliamRobert
Perry, maybe you should call your friend Gov. Palin and see what she would, after she has balls.

Perry is an ars. Like King Obama, he is really worthless, all talk but nothing. Palin would have attacked that border with some real weapons. Mexico is worthless.

13 posted on 07/19/2014 9:24:25 PM PDT by Logical me
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To: realcleanguy
Now the Cartels are shooting at our border guards and all they do is run away?

Worse even....

I read here yesterday that the Boarder Patrol has been withdrawn back from the boarder by 50 miles.....

14 posted on 07/19/2014 9:28:11 PM PDT by spokeshave (OMG.......Schadenfreude overload is not covered under Obamacare :-()
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To: Oldeconomybuyer
Invasion on our southern border. Pearl Harbor. 911. Is the federal government listening?

The government has been asleep for decades, and shows no sign of waking up any time soon.

15 posted on 07/19/2014 9:32:02 PM PDT by Mark17 (Obama & Nero? Both Emperors. The difference is Nero plays a fiddle, while Obama plays Minnesota Fats)
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To: Oldeconomybuyer

Probably part of the Fast & Furious cache we gave them. If they send one of their choppers over into our terrority firing again at us I think it needs to taste the sting of an F-92 Stinger missile....


16 posted on 07/19/2014 9:40:12 PM PDT by jsanders2001
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To: realcleanguy

Back in 2006 two US Border Patrol agents were sentenced to 11 and 12 years in prison for shooting a Mexican drug smuggler in the a**.
Now they’re being shot at by a caliber of weapon used to shoot down aircraft.
No support from DC. Hamstrung with ludicrous ROE as well as possible prison time for shooting back.
Not allowed to do their jobs. Can’t defend themselves. What should they do?


17 posted on 07/19/2014 9:44:38 PM PDT by tumblindice (America's founding fathers: all armed conservatives)
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To: wrench

I was expecting a gold plated Kimber. They meant large caliber.


18 posted on 07/19/2014 9:52:42 PM PDT by Myrddin
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To: Oldeconomybuyer
The National Guard has things that can put a stop to that, real quick like.

Where ya at Rick Perry??????????????????????

19 posted on 07/19/2014 9:55:07 PM PDT by The Cajun (Ted Cruz, Sarah Palin, Mark Levin, Mike Lee, Louie Gohmert....Nuff said.)
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To: tumblindice
"Back in 2006 two US Border Patrol agents were sentenced to 11 and 12 years in prison for shooting a Mexican drug smuggler in the a**."

That's not exactly true- they were tried and convicted because they falsified evidence.

20 posted on 07/19/2014 9:58:24 PM PDT by matthew fuller (It's past time to impeach our illegal alien mooslim marxist president.)
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To: Oldeconomybuyer

Time for an Alpha Strike!


21 posted on 07/19/2014 10:00:45 PM PDT by Ace's Dad (Proud grandpa of a newly born "Brit Chick" named Poppy Loucks!)
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To: WilliamRobert

Perry’s STILL can’t rise to the occasion? What’s he waiting for?

He’s no Sarah Palin, that’s for sure.


22 posted on 07/19/2014 10:19:34 PM PDT by MichaelCorleone (Jesus Christ is not a religion. He's the Truth.)
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To: Oldeconomybuyer
Don't look now but without LEADERSHIP America is on the run.
23 posted on 07/19/2014 10:20:30 PM PDT by VideoDoctor
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To: matthew fuller

If our BP agents are shooting people trying to bring that poison into our country, I don’t care what their story is.
They deserve a medal and got prison time.
My point—that you seem to have missed completely—is that it is bad for employee morale to see co-workers going to prison for doing their jobs: trying to secure our southwestern border.
Badmouth them all you want, they were the only ones standing between us and what is now the “Central American Express.”


24 posted on 07/19/2014 10:29:40 PM PDT by tumblindice (America's founding fathers: all armed conservatives)
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To: Oldeconomybuyer

People in Mexico can’t own Guns.
Must have been someone’s imagination.


25 posted on 07/19/2014 10:32:52 PM PDT by Kickass Conservative (THEY LIVE, and we're the only ones wearing the Sunglasses...)
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To: Oldeconomybuyer

More FnF weapons used on the instigators? WTP have much to be fearful of.


26 posted on 07/20/2014 1:51:31 AM PDT by V K Lee
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To: FlingWingFlyer
The Hispanic criminals own our border now. THEY get to decide who comes and goes.

At least there will be nightly reports, on the lame-stream, warning Americans that moslems (aka terrorists) are streaming in with hispanic criminals' help and cooperation. On second though, why would the lame-stream media report something like the truth on the nightly news to inform Americans? I keep forgetting whom the lame-stream media works for, I suppose.

27 posted on 07/20/2014 2:17:49 AM PDT by no-to-illegals (Scrutinize our government and Secure the Blessing of Freedom and Justice)
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To: Jane Long
We are at freaking war...

Exactly correct Jane. There are many of the oath takers (those that took the oath to serve and protect) being taken out of the picture by changing diapers. Then there are the politicians aiding and abetting the invasion by refusing to secure their states (aka governors) and then there are the federal politicians (congress, president, sc) that are betting on the enemies of America to beat the Citizens by using the Citizens' money to place their bets on the enemy. Of course the politicians also took the oath to serve and protect but those the politicians are serving and protecting are those invading America. Why would the federal politicians and the state politicians insist that the Citizens house, feed, cloth and give medical care to an 'illegal' invasion more numerous than the stars of the heavens to take America away from Americans? Perhaps according to the politicians, it is the right and proper thing to do. That serve and protect thing was said with crossed fingers and forked tongue by the politicians. Standard operating procedure one could conclude.

28 posted on 07/20/2014 2:34:38 AM PDT by no-to-illegals (Scrutinize our government and Secure the Blessing of Freedom and Justice)
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To: Oldeconomybuyer; Chode; SgtBob

Time to up the ante`!!!

They send a bullet to Us, We send a Mortar round back.

They send a Mortar reply, We send a 155 Howitzer back.

They up it from there, NUKE THE BASTARDS!!!!!!!


29 posted on 07/20/2014 3:20:02 AM PDT by mabarker1 (Please, Somebody Impeach the kenyan!!!! Once again dingy hairball, STFU!!! You corrupt POS!!!)
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To: Oldeconomybuyer

Are the cartels using .50 cals they got from obammy and company?


30 posted on 07/20/2014 3:26:41 AM PDT by Joe Boucher ((FUBO) obammy lied and lied and lied)
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To: Joe Boucher

Excellent question Joe. Wonder if the media would be willing to tell the truth? Oops ... both of our questions have been deleted from the Sunday (Dog and Pony) Talk Shows.


31 posted on 07/20/2014 3:49:43 AM PDT by no-to-illegals (Scrutinize our government and Secure the Blessing of Freedom and Justice)
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To: no-to-illegals

Yep, david gregory willask Kerry if he enjoys flying and george stepand fetchit will ask if he is running for president again.


32 posted on 07/20/2014 4:03:14 AM PDT by Joe Boucher ((FUBO) obammy lied and lied and lied)
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To: Oldeconomybuyer
Looks like the cartel really wanted these guys to get into the US no telling who they were:

...The weapons were fired at the U.S. side of the riverbank in the area of the Rincon Peninsula across the Rio Grande from Reynosa, Mexico, at about 8:30 p.m., sources said. Bullets ricocheted into an area where Border Patrol agents were positioned, Rep. Louie Gohmert, R-Texas, told FoxNews.com. Border Patrol sources confirmed Gohmert's account, and said the shots may have been fired by .50-caliber weapons. "We don't have any armor that can stop a .50-caliber round, so our Border Patrol agents had to take cover when the rounds were richocheting around them," said Gohmert, who has been in the area for the last week to get a first-hand look at the border situation. "When the shooting stopped, about 40 to 50 people came out on the U.S. side and turned themselves in. So clearly the rounds were being fired to suppress every effort to stop anybody intervening with anyone or anything coming across," Gohmert added. "We have no idea what or how many or whom came across with the other illegal immigrants......"

I'm shocked! This is the third or fourth time that FNC has beat us to the punch! They must have a super secret internet connection equivalent to AP like maybe Breitbart....

33 posted on 07/20/2014 4:11:00 AM PDT by rodguy911 (FreeRepI guess it does payublic:Land of the Free because of the Brave--Sarah Palin our secret weapon)
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To: Oldeconomybuyer

Sounds like it’s time to break out “Puff the Magic Dragon” and lay down some suppression fire.


34 posted on 07/20/2014 4:36:10 AM PDT by trebb (Where in the the hell has my country gone?)
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To: mabarker1
watch for new efforts to ban .50 rifles here in America in 5...4...3...2...1...
35 posted on 07/20/2014 5:43:37 AM PDT by Chode (Stand UP and Be Counted, or line up and be numbered - *DTOM* -vvv- NO Pity for the LAZY - 86-44)
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To: wrench

What’s wrong with the description “high caliber weaponry”?

Have you ever been shot at by .50 cal rounds? I have.
Each round is about 10 or 12 inches long, a giant bullet....
A hauntingly slow and steady discharge in one to two second intervals and the shooter usually walks them into the target.


36 posted on 07/20/2014 6:26:28 AM PDT by AlphaOneAlpha
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To: Oldeconomybuyer
Missiles fired from the Gaza Strip land in Israel territory.

Bibi orders air strikes and invasion in retaliation.

Bullets fired from Mexican territory into U.S. territory.

Nobibibama orders Air Force One to take him to another Democrat fund raiser.

Leni

37 posted on 07/20/2014 6:35:00 AM PDT by MinuteGal
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To: AlphaOneAlpha
"Each round is about 10 or 12 inches long, a giant bullet.... A hauntingly slow and steady discharge in one to two second intervals and the shooter usually walks them into the target."

Whatever you're describing, it isn't a .50 cal.

38 posted on 07/20/2014 6:35:59 AM PDT by Flag_This (Liberalism: Kills countries dead.)
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To: realcleanguy

“Now the Cartels are shooting at our border guards and all they do is run away? We are doomed”

Not WE. THEY.


39 posted on 07/20/2014 10:49:07 AM PDT by ourworldawry
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To: AlphaOneAlpha

“high caliber” is a nonsense term. It is either a large caliber or a high powered weapon.

A high caliber sounds like something fired from a mountain top or by a valley girl in middle school.


40 posted on 07/20/2014 2:52:55 PM PDT by wrench
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