Monday, October 13, 2008

Mexican soldiers crossed clear line

This is not news, unfortunately. Those who pay attention to what happens at the border know that the Mexican Army crosses it with impunity and has even fired at US Border Patrol agents. What IS news is that it is making headlines. Will anything happen with it however? I doubt it.

Washington Times - Mexican soldiers crossed clear line: "The nation's border czar has concluded that Mexican soldiers who held a U.S. Border Patrol agent at gunpoint in August did so after bypassing a barbed-wire fence and other clearly visible barriers to cross into the United States, contradicting claims by the State Department and the Mexican government that the soldiers were simply lost.

U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) Commissioner W. Ralph Basham, in a private letter to the National Border Patrol Council Local 2544 in Tucson, Ariz., described the Aug. 3 border incident as a 'potential lethal encounter involving four Mexican armed military soldiers north of the international boundary.'

'There is a barbed-wire fence and new tactical infrastructure within sight that marks the borderline where the incident took place,' Mr. Basham said. 'Our uniformed agent, in a marked Border Patrol vehicle, identified himself in both English and Spanish.'"

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