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Improvised Explosive Device Found at Border Bridge to Texas
Breitbart ^ | 2/19/18 | Ildefonso Ortiz and Brandon Darby

Posted on 02/19/2018 9:45:41 AM PST by Lera

Mexican authorities have confirmed the discovery of an active improvised explosive device (IED) at one of the international bridges connecting the border cities of Laredo, Texas, and Nuevo Laredo, Tamaulipas–the headquarters of the ruthless cartel known as Los Zetas.

Mexico’s Attorney General’s Office issued a statement in regards to the recent discovery of the IED. The information released by Mexican authorities does not reveal the date that the bomb was left at the bridge, but confirmed that the explosive was active. The IED was left at the Las Americas International Bridge, also known as Bridge One. Neither the City of Laredo nor U.S. Customs and Border Protection has released any information in relation to the IED at the port of entry.

Mexican authorities de-activated the explosive device and removed it from the pedestrian lane of the bridge. While bomb threats are not unheard of at the various international bridges in Tamaulipas where cartels often flex their muscle; the discovery of an actual explosive device at the bridge is a first of its kind.

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TOPICS: Breaking News; Foreign Affairs; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: bomb; border; ied; laredo; texas
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1 posted on 02/19/2018 9:45:41 AM PST by Lera
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To: Lera

We want the WALL!!

2 posted on 02/19/2018 9:48:04 AM PST by raiderboy ( "...if we have to close down our government, we’re building that wall" DJTwe hav)
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To: Lera

Those wily Russians are EVERYWHERE!!

3 posted on 02/19/2018 9:48:42 AM PST by cdcdawg
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To: Lera

Mexicans are terrorists, too. Build the wall

4 posted on 02/19/2018 9:49:17 AM PST by Reno89519 (Americans Are Dreamers, Too! No to Amnesty, Yes to Catch-and-Deport, and Yes to E-Verify.)
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To: Lera

Act of love........ Yeb! Bush

Family values don’t stop at the Rio Grande.... George W. Bush

“These are Jebby’s kids from Florida, the little brown ones,” ................ George H.W. Bush

5 posted on 02/19/2018 9:53:42 AM PST by Lurkinanloomin (Natural Born Citizen Means Born Here of Citizen Parents__Know Islam, No Peace-No Islam, Know Peace)
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To: cdcdawg

Prove it was not the Chinese in a fit of jealous rage ...

6 posted on 02/19/2018 9:58:17 AM PST by PIF (They came for me and mine ... now it is your turn ...)
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To: Lera

Proof that we need to ban guns.

7 posted on 02/19/2018 9:59:56 AM PST by Lazamataz (The only thing necessary for the triumph of evil is for good men to do nothing 14 times in a row.)
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To: raiderboy

Enough Iranian IED’s on the other side and no one will want to risk leaving

8 posted on 02/19/2018 10:00:19 AM PST by himno hero (hadnuff)
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To: Lera

Where’s the video? It didn’t get there on it’s own.

9 posted on 02/19/2018 10:01:32 AM PST by DocRock (And now is the time to fight! Peter Muhlenberg)
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To: Lera

Was that to inhibit ingress or egress? Only a progressive knows for sure.

10 posted on 02/19/2018 10:08:21 AM PST by Steamburg (Other people's money is the only language a politician respects; starve the bastards)
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To: Lera
Mark Zuckerberg has a 25 foot high wall surrounding his 350 acre California estate.On our country's southern border,a border we share with a 4th World cesspool,the Rat Party demands that we operate on the honor system.
11 posted on 02/19/2018 10:14:28 AM PST by Gay State Conservative (Obama & Hillary: The Two Most Corrupt Politicians of My Lifetime.)
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To: Lazamataz

That’s what the media and the pundits will say.

12 posted on 02/19/2018 10:21:56 AM PST by Oil Object Insp
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To: Lera

If this were a plot from a CBS procedural, the perps would undoubtedly be militia-types.

13 posted on 02/19/2018 10:24:26 AM PST by Bratch ("The only thing necessary for the triumph of evil is for good men to do nothing." - Edmund Burke)
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To: Lera

It sounds like someone is taking common-sense Immigration Control into their own hands! LOL!

14 posted on 02/19/2018 10:27:43 AM PST by 2harddrive
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To: 2harddrive

Well it definitely sounds like we have a Military force on the Texas border that is swimming(Wading or crawling) across the River and planting explosives. (Notice not on our side of bridge)

Anyone seen CDR Shears(USN) or Lt Joyce (RCA)??

‘The Madness, The Madness’

15 posted on 02/19/2018 10:35:23 AM PST by xrmusn ((6/98)""Assume this is preceded by 'there is somebody somewhere who will say'")
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To: Lera

How much worse can Mexico become? Read here yesterday that the Catholic Church has pulled out of a town near Acapulco because it has become too dangerous. I have wanted to drive from Texas to Panama to begin my retirement in a few years and a lot of folks say “don’t do it, it’s not safe”.

Reports like these make you wonder.

16 posted on 02/19/2018 11:08:04 AM PST by OrangeHoof (Donald Trump: Doing the work American politicians just won't do.)
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To: Lera
improvised explosive device (IED)

Whatever happened to the word "bomb"?

17 posted on 02/19/2018 12:19:00 PM PST by upsdriver
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To: upsdriver

A bomb is a manufactured device that is normally dropped from an aircraft. A makeshift device may share none of the characteristics of a bomb, besides the fact that they explode.

Although, I think most people do not know the difference, nor do they care. We have a lot of police who think they are Captain America.

My son in law is a State Trooper. I often have to comment to him that I am not a civilian, I am his wife’s father. He doesn’t have to talk that way when he isn’t working. It was nice at first...then it got tedious.

I guess they just try to be precise. If they called it a bomb people would be asking who dropped it. They can’t win.

18 posted on 02/19/2018 12:35:11 PM PST by Vermont Lt (Burn. It. Down.)
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To: OrangeHoof

How about buying a boat and floating down to Panama. Then if things don’t work out, you can set sail for another friendlier port.

We can’t do that in Texas because we have too many guns and the boat won’t float. We lose a lot of guns and ammo due to sinking boat accidents.

We do manage to salvage and repair most of the boats as fast as we can. So if you need a boat, come on down. You can see them this time of year (when the grass is lower) scattered around in front yards, back yards, and pastures of our more rural property owners. If you want a heads up to the best selections, check with local fire departments, they know where to send you. BTW you might find an RV or two for sale by owner.

OTH you might get lucky and find one laying in a lake or creek bed during the drought season. Of course RV’s are harder to find in these scenarios but it could happen.

One final word of advice, watch out for rattlesnakes and other creatures who love to nest in them. Same for RV’s except be sure there’s noone living in them because the occupants will probably be locked and loaded.


19 posted on 02/19/2018 12:48:05 PM PST by Texicanus (GOD Bless Texas and the USA)
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To: Lera
How did the Mexican cartels get so dangerous?

0bungles knew that Holder didn't know before Holder knew that he didn't know.

How Did Obama Know About "Fast and Furious" Before Holder?

And then there is this...

"Grenade-walking" part of "Gunwalker" scandal

And this...

Worse Than Gunwalker? State Dept. Allegedly Sold Guns to Zetas

Phil Jordan, a former CIA operative and one-time leader of U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration’s El Paso Intelligence Center, claims that the Obama administration is running guns to the violent Zetas cartel through the direct commercial sale of military grade weapons:

Jordan, who served as director of the U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration’s El Paso Intelligence Center in 1995, said the Zetas have shipped large amounts of weapons purchased in the Dallas area through El Paso.


“They’ve found anti-aircraft weapons and hand grenades from the Vietnam War era,” Plumlee said. Other weapons found include grenade launchers, assault rifles, handguns and military gear including night-vision goggles and body armor.

More about State Department involvement...

— has sources claiming “Obama’s man in the State Department,” (former) Deputy Secretary of State Jim Steinberg, was the State Department operative who helped Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano and the Department of Justice Deputy Attorney General David Ogden formulate the strategy that led to the tactics used in Operation Fast and Furious.

Steinberg took office as Deputy Secretary of State on January 28, 2009

A little more than two years later, it was announced that Steinberg's time in the Obama State Department was over. From the New York Times, 30 March 2011:

Mrs. Clinton heaped praise on Mr. Steinberg, describing him as an “indispensable” partner. “On every foreign policy challenge, big and small, he has helped formulate our policy and oversee its execution,” she wrote. Mr. Steinberg, she said, played “Oscar to Jack Lew’s Felix,” referring to Jacob J. Lew, her other deputy, who left earlier this year to become Mr. Obama’s budget director.

Want to read even more about State Dept. involvement? ...

Sipsey Street Exclusive: "In at the beginning." The State Department & the Gunwalker Scandal.

Which comes to this...

Grassley to ask for resignation of highest-level person who signed off on Fast and Furious

Which just doesn't seem like enough.

20 posted on 02/19/2018 1:30:39 PM PST by TigersEye (13 Russian Facebook trolls ... and a Siberian partridge in a Russian Olive tree.)
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