Skip to comments.Cartels suspected as high-caliber gunfire sends Border Patrol scrambling on Rio Grande
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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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!)
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.??
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.
The Hispanic criminals own our border now. THEY get to decide who comes and goes.
Fast & Furious Part Deux.
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.”
” high-caliber weaponry” ????
The media is inventing yet another class of evil gunz.
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.
Now the Cartels are shooting at our border guards and all they do is run away? We are doomed
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.
I read here yesterday that the Boarder Patrol has been withdrawn back from the boarder by 50 miles.....
The government has been asleep for decades, and shows no sign of waking up any time soon.
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....
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?
I was expecting a gold plated Kimber. They meant large caliber.
Where ya at Rick Perry??????????????????????
That's not exactly true- they were tried and convicted because they falsified evidence.
Time for an Alpha Strike!
Perry’s STILL can’t rise to the occasion? What’s he waiting for?
He’s no Sarah Palin, that’s for sure.
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.”
People in Mexico can’t own Guns.
Must have been someone’s imagination.
More FnF weapons used on the instigators? WTP have much to be fearful of.
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.
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.
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!!!!!!!
Are the cartels using .50 cals they got from obammy and company?
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.
Yep, david gregory willask Kerry if he enjoys flying and george stepand fetchit will ask if he is running for president again.
...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....
Sounds like it’s time to break out “Puff the Magic Dragon” and lay down some suppression fire.
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.
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.
Whatever you're describing, it isn't a .50 cal.
“Now the Cartels are shooting at our border guards and all they do is run away? We are doomed”
Not WE. THEY.
“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.