Skip to comments.U.S. Soldiers Are Disarmed, Held At Gunpoint By Mexican Troops In Texas
Posted on 04/20/2019 7:20:22 PM PDT by UMCRevMom@aol.com
Clint, TX - Two U.S. soldiers were held at gunpoint and disarmed by Mexican troops on American soil on April 19.
CNN reported that five to six Mexican military personnel questioned the two U.S. soldiers who were conducting border support operations.
A U.S. Northern Command statement confirmed that the U.S. soldiers were "appropriately in US territory" during the encounter, according to CNN.
The Mexican soldiers not only pointed their weapons at the U.S. troops, but also removed a soldiers sidearm and returned it to the unmarked U.S. Customs and Border Protection vehicle, U.S. military officials said.
CNN reported that the Mexican troops were armed with assault rifles. U.S. officials said the U.S. soldiers allowed the weapon to be taken in an effort to de-escalate the potential volatile situation.
"Throughout the incident, the US soldiers followed all established procedures and protocols," Northern Command said, according to CNN.
The encounter happened south of the border fence in the area but north of the Rio Grande, according to U.S. officials.
The river in that area has brush-filled and dried-out riverbed which makes it "very easy" for people to be confused as to what side of the border they are on.
One of the American soldiers spoke Spanish and explained the situation to the Mexican troops before the Mexican soldiers left in their unmarked pickup.
An inquiry by U.S. officials found that the Mexican military members thought the U.S. soldiers were in Mexico, according to the U.S. Northern Command.
"Though they were south of the border fence, US soldiers remained in US territory, north of the actual border," the statement said, according to CNN. The statement added that "after a brief discussion between the soldiers from the two nations, the Mexican military members departed the area."
President Donald Trump has ordered the military to support border security and the U.S. has 3,000 active duty troops and 2,000 National Guard troops in the southern border, CNN reported.
Armed Mexican troops question American soldiers on US side of border
W A R
unacceptable - their CO needs to be fired.
The US military needs to man-up.
They should have shot the sons of bitches. If this is true, I wonder what the Trumpster will do. He’s no sissypants Obambozo.
Im calling Fake News on this. Aint no way no how
General Winfield Scott doing 360s in his grave.
SOUNDS like POTUS needs to change RULES OF ENGAGEMENT! shoot the sumbitches if its clearly on US soil
The Mex soldiers should have been followed by a ‘Little Bird mounted with twin M134s , which could have reduced the threat to smoking rubble coated in pinkish slime .
Mexican army soldiers invaded U.S. territory and held a member of the U.S. Border Patrol at gunpoint. “Unfortunately, this sort of behavior by Mexican military personnel has been going on for years,” a statement from Local 2544 of the National Border Patrol Council said.
The Tucson Sector Border Patrol agent was held at gunpoint near Ajo, Ariz. Mexican military personnel crossed over the border and pointed rifles at him.
Judicial Watch documented 29 confirmed incidents along the U.S.-Mexican border involving Mexican military and/or law enforcement personnel in 2007.
Mexican troops drew weapons on American soldiers on US side of the border
Im having a hard time believing this. We need definite confirmation. If true send an entire armored division to the border locked and loaded. Shut the border down completely. Nobody comes in and anybody that does not belong here out.
Did they have a female C.O.?
Send the congress critters down there for a month then we’ll see how they like this crap.
“The river in that area has brush-filled and dried-out riverbed which makes it “very easy” for people to be confused as to what side of the border they are on.”
Yet another reason to have a wall ... or where a wall is not feasible or not built yet — there should at least be border markers along the entire border that indicate the boundary between the two countries. This is ridiculous.
KILL THE F’N BASTARDS.......................
Lucky this didnt escalate. Mexico doesnt seem to be able to stop illegals, but can capture US soldiers. This needs examined in-depth.
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