Par for the course.
Mexican incursions on US land is increasingly becoming quite common. They seem to come here when they want and do what they want and there are no repercussions. Our government has no balls. It will continue going on until there are actual consequences.
Now though they have decided that holding our law enforcement agents at gunpoint on our soil is perfectly OK.
National Border Patrol Council - Local 2544
A Tucson Sector Border Patrol agent was held at gunpoint by the Mexican military last night south of Ajo. Mexican military personnel crossed over the border and pointed rifles at him. Backup units arrived from the Ajo Border Patrol station, and the Mexican military personnel eventually returned to Mexico.
Unfortunately, this sort of behavior by Mexican military personnel has been going on for years. They are never held accountable, and the United States government will undoubtedly brush this off as another case of "Oh well, they didn't know they were in the United States." A few years ago the Mexican military went a step further and put a .50 calibre rifle round through the rear window of a Border Patrol agent's patrol vehicle south of Ajo. Nothing was ever done. Nobody was ever held accountable.
Particularly galling is the fact that the Mexican military often pulls these stunts in Humvees donated to them by the American taxpayers (although they were apparently on foot this time). We note that Border Patrol agents have historically driven worn-out, junk vehicles.
I have no further comment.
Tipped by: Reader Lone Wolf
Freedom Folks who say it's time to get mad. If you're not angry yet, you're stuck in a bubble while things are crumbling around you. They also point out several other cases of incursions.
And of course, you don't see anything about this in the national news. Oh, sorry! Lost my head a minute.
By the way have you heard of the fund drive being headed by Pat Gray, a talk show host out of Houston and Mr. Hendee of "Taste of Texas". They are raising money for the families of Romos and Compean, the border patrol agents being held in prison for doing their jobs on the border.
Posted by: Rightwing Cowboy on August 6, 2008 11:10 AM