Skip to comments.Texas Officers Involved in Standoff at Border: Involved Men in Mexican Army Uniforms
Posted on 01/24/2006 12:40:36 PM PST by Main Street
Texas Men dressed as Mexican Army soldiers, apparent drug suspects and Texas law enforcement officers faced off on the U.S. side of the Rio Grande...
...Texas Department of Public Safety troopers chased three SUVs, believing they were carrying drugs, to the banks of the Rio Grande during Monday's incident.
Men dressed in Mexican military uniforms or camouflage were on the U.S. side of the border in Texas...
...included an armed standoff involving the Mexican military, suspected drug smugglers and nearly 30 U.S. law enforcement officers. ...Mexican military Humvees were towing what appeared to be thousands of pounds of marijuana across the border into the United States.
...in the Bulletin on Jan. 15 that said the Mexican military had crossed into the United States more than 200 times since 1996.
...Border Patrol agents called for backup and were joined by Hudspeth County deputies and DPS troopers. Mexican army personnel had several mounted machine guns on the ground more than 200 yards inside the U.S. border...
...deputies captured a Cadillac Escalade that had been reported stolen from El Paso, and found 1,477 pounds of marijuana inside. He said Mexican soldiers set fire to one of the Humvees stuck in the river.
"It's been so bred into everyone not to start an international incident with Mexico that it's been going on for years,"..."When you're up against mounted machine guns, what can you do? Who wants to pull the trigger first? Certainly not us."
After the...reported on Mexican military crossings, Homeland Security Secretary Michael Chertoff said the report was overblown and most of the incursions were just mistakes.
In November,...Border Patrol agents...called for help after confronting more than six men dressed in Mexican military uniforms. The men allegedly were trying to bring more than three tons of marijuana across the Rio Grande...
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>> Involved Men in Mexican Army Uniforms
"We are federales."
"Well, then where are your badges?"
"Badges? I ain't got no badges. We don't need no badges.
I don't have to show you no stinkin' badges!"
oops, _army_ uniforms, but you get the idea...
"Homeland Security Secretary Michael Chertoff said the report was overblown and most of the incursions were just mistakes. "
Having him as HSS is a mistake.
These days I'm really starting to wonder about our survival instinct as a nation.
Someone needs to pull the damned trigger!
"These days I'm really starting to wonder about our survival instinct as a nation."
I think there's plenty of survival instinct among the citizenry. I wonder about the leadership, though.
This makes me rethink the whole border thing. We need motion sensors, observers and artillery.
""Homeland Security Secretary Michael Chertoff said the report was overblown and most of the incursions were just mistakes. "
Sorta like the thread I just perused about Israel...Olmert says Israel must give up more land...
We need some UAV's with Hellfire missiles down there.
Smoke a few SUV's carrying weed and "federales".
That's the problem with putting control of our borders in the hands of law enforcement rather than in the hands of the military....where it belongs. When you're up against mounted machineguns, what do you do? The military answer is simple: Light 'em up....first. What are those federales in Humvees going to say with their mounted machineguns to a company of M1A1 Abrams tanks?
The Mexicans need a little history lesson: It took just the state of Texas (just about nine years before it was admitted to the union) to kick their A$$e$ at the Battle of San Jacinto in about 18 minutes. Remember the Alamo! Remember Goliad!
Don't mess with Texas. Don't mess with the USA.
Governor Perry wants to put the Texas National Guard on the border.. I wonder what they will think when they see some National Guard Abrams facing them down.
Mistake, huh? A river is a pretty clear demarcation of a border in my humble opinion.
Was this actually a military operation or were they drug dealers dresed up as military?
They need to get some Strykers like Fat Billy is using on the NM border over there in Texas. Federales wont come over and mess with them........but once.
Let's see some American juevos.
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