“I strongly deny any incursions by the Mexican military as inaccurate allegations,” Mr. Laveaga [spokesman for the Mexican Embassy in D.C.] said. “The Mexican military is a well-respected institution with strict rules on how to control Northern Mexico. It maintains a protocol of not going within a mile of the border, and those who would trespass would be severely punished.”
Huh. That’s a freakin’ laugh! A well-respected institution?? Hardly. The federales in Mexico are a public JOKE and for the most part, petty thugs. They have lucrative little entrepreneurial businesses on the side like poaching, escorting drug shipments, blackmail, white slavery, etc. Well, except for Mexico’s “elite troops”, which deserted a long time ago to join the hard-core Mexican drug cartel, the Zetas.
Mr. Laveaga said some drug smugglers headed “both north and south” wear uniforms and drive military-type vehicles, and might have “confused” U.S. authorities.
“Give me a break,” said T.J. Bonner, a 27-year Border Patrol veteran who heads the National Border Patrol Council. “Intrusions by the Mexican military to protect drug loads happen all the time and represent a significant threat to the agents.
“Why else would they be in the area, firing at federal agents in the United States? There is no other explanation,” said Mr. Bonner, whose organization represents all 10,000 of the nonsupervisory Border Patrol agents.
He also challenged reports that Mexican military units had crossed mistakenly into the United States, saying, “Every country’s military has a [global positioning system] nowadays, including the Mexicans.
“If the border is so poorly marked, why don’t the thousands of Border Patrol agents working 24/7 along it ever seem to get lost, and none of us have been issued a GPS,” he said.
So tell us again about that “well-respected military institution”, Mr. Laveaga? Face it, your military is either entirely corrupt, or entirely stupid. Neither of which qualifies it as a “well-respected institution”.
A total of 216 incursions by suspected Mexican military units have been documented since 1996 — 75 in California, 63 in Arizona and 78 in Texas, according to a Department of Homeland Security report.
The key word is “documented”. How many “undocumented” incursions have there been? Well, let’s see…We know that only 1 in 4 border jumpers are caught. What if, for kicks, we applied a similar ratio to illegal military incursions? I’d consider it a safe bet that the total number of Mexican military incursions onto American soil in the past decade is closer to 864, on the low end.
Attacks on Border Patrol agents in the past few years have been attributed to current or former Mexican military personnel. U.S. law-enforcement officials have long thought that current and former Mexican soldiers are being paid to protect drug shipments bound for the United States.
Several agents said the attacks have escalated in the past two years as U.S. security efforts on the border have increased — including the July shooting of two agents in an ambush near Nogales, Ariz., by assailants in black commando-type clothing, who fired more than 50 rounds. Authorities said the gunmen used military-style cover-and-concealment tactics to escape back into Mexico. No one has been arrested.
No one arrested. Of course not...American citizens, doing their jobs on American soil, are attacked by foreign troops and our government does nothing. In any nation, state, tribe, or clan, at any time in history, such attacks were an act of war.
Several former Mexican soldiers trained in the U.S. as anti-drug commandos are now part of a well-armed gang known as the “Zetas,” which has been linked to hundreds of killings and kidnappings on both sides of the U.S.-Mexico border in southeastern Texas.
Many of the gang members have been identified as ex-members of an elite, anti-drug paratroop and intelligence battalion called the Special Air Mobile Force Group, who deserted in 1991.
Ahhh, there ya go - that’s where Mexico’s “elite troops” went - over to the Dark Side.
Comment by: H/T: The Maryhunter
I guess now mainstream American will know that in addition to al-Qaeda terrorists crossing into Texas by the dozens, we now have commando-style heavily-armed foreign soldiers regularly violating our border and attacking our citizens. When will our government say enough is enough? How many American deaths will it take? Our sovereignty is violated on a regular basis. It is appalling and beyond negligent - I’d call it a severe dereliction of duty - for President Bush to ignore our border crisis.
Comment by: Chris the Abducted Alien
Answer to The Maryhunter...our government is not going to do anything about it under the current regime Bush and company! The governors in each state have a lot to do with helping to stop this genocide of our people. It is up to us to stop what is occurring to our nation.
First, we must vote intelligently for our next leader and not base our vote on religion, race, gender, or politics. The only one I have researched to help us, the citizens (patriots) in this devastation is Senator Barack Obama.
If he does not win the Presidential election we will have to fight this One World Order plan by ourselves...thus the forthcoming 21st Century Revolution to bring down our current government.