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Homeland Security Admits to Mexican Army Incursions into US

Discussion in 'Legal' started by Waitone, Jan 15, 2006.

  1. Waitone

    Waitone Well-Known Member


    Mexican troops defiant: 'Border? What border?'
    Military 'crosses into America 216 times during past 9 years'
    Posted: January 15, 2006
    8:39 p.m. Eastern

    © 2006 WorldNetDaily.com

    The Mexican military has little regard for the border as troops have entered the United States 216 times over nine years, according to a Department of Homeland Security document and a map of incursions.

    California's Inland Valley Daily Bulletin says U.S. officials claim the border-crossings are designed to help foreign drug and human smugglers gain safe access into American territory.

    While the White House refused comment, a spokeswoman for the DHS said her department is in ongoing discussions with the Mexican government about the incursions.

    "We – the Department of Homeland Security and the CBP (U.S. Customs and Border Protection) – are determined to gain control of the border and will continue to collaborate with our partners on the border,'' Kristi Clemens told the paper.

    The document indicates since 1996, Mexican military personnel made their way into the U.S. at the following Border Patrol sectors:

    # San Diego County, 17 times

    # El Centro, 58

    # Yuma, Ariz., 24

    # Tucson, Ariz., 39

    # El Paso, Texas, 33

    # Marfa, Texas, 8

    # Del Rio, Texas, 3

    # Laredo, Texas, 6

    # Rio Grande Valley, Texas, 28.

    "That number [of 216] is 20 times larger than even the Minuteman project organizers are aware of,'' said Jim Gilchrist, co-founder of the Minuteman Project, a civilian group concerned with border security. "But I'm not surprised at that number. There are significant drug and human cargo cartels involving Mexican military threatening Americans at the border. But our Congress has turned a blind eye to it because what the American people don't know won't bother them – that's how our representatives think.''

    One border agent speaking on condition of anonymity told the Bulletin: "We've had armed showdowns with the Mexican army. ... These aren't just ex-military guys. These are Mexican army officials assisting drug smugglers.''

    Officials with Mexico's government dispute the findings, claiming not a single crossing has been made by its troops.

    "I strongly deny any incursion by the Mexican military on United States soil,'' said Rafael Laveaga, spokesman for the Mexican Embassy in Washington, D.C. "When it comes to Mexican military on the southern side, I have no reports of them crossing into the United States. That would mean that the patrol got lost or lack of expertise and orientation. This could be smugglers with fake uniforms as a tactic to confuse the authorities.''

    U.S. Rep. Tom Tancredo, R-Colo., said the high numbers of incursions show suggestions for increasing Border Patrol resources or building a border fence won't be enough to secure the boundary between the U.S. and Mexico.

    "It is a military problem,'' said Tancredo. "We should commit the military to the border – tomorrow. I mean, with armor and weapons.''
  2. Standing Wolf

    Standing Wolf Member in memoriam

    Yeah, peace in our time, too.
  3. glockamolee

    glockamolee Well-Known Member

    Lost Hunter Scenario

    The "lost" hunter was interviewed by a Liberal Media Source (LMS) regarding his "errant" shots at the Mexican Army Patrol inside U.S. territory...

    LMS: "Why did you shoot at those lost Mexican Military folks in the Desert?"

    Hunter: (with a sly grin) "I thought they were Deer." :rolleyes:
  4. longeyes

    longeyes member

    incursion perversion

    As our President has said, "We are a welcoming nation."

    Would seem so.
  5. rick_reno

    rick_reno member

    Do they have the breakdown of how many times this happened on Clintoooon's watch vs. Bush's watch?
  6. Matthew748

    Matthew748 Well-Known Member

    Interesting, but I do not think anything that comes to light will force the .gov’s hand. It would be nice to have a yearly breakdown of these incursions to confirm that they are on the rise and require attention, but I doubt that it would do much good.

    Unless someone has The Doc’s timemachine/Delorean, I don’t see the point in bashing Clinton. That was then, this is now. We cannot travel back in time to correct his wrongs, but we can address and take steps to rectify the problems caused by his legacy.
  7. armoredman

    armoredman Well-Known Member

    Sent to my favrite LIEberal who screams NAZI every time I talk about the border wall. He crys "Berlin Wall", and tells me we need to open the borders....but when confronted about Mexicos own southern border, say, "It's thier country, they can do what they want!" I told him about the Mex Military - he called me a liar....thank for more ammo.

    I even asked him how I was a Nazi when the Berlin Wall was built by communists...no answer, at least, no coherent answer!
  8. scubie02

    scubie02 Well-Known Member

    since mexico's position is that these must be badguys disguised as military, then they should have no problemif our military mops up the desert with them whenever they come across them, right?
  9. Biker

    Biker Well-Known Member

    This is the part where I can't help but say that Bush is failing to perform his primary mission which is to protect our borders from an invading army.
    As I recall, in 1906(?), Pancho Villa was dealt with harshly for crossing our border with armed troops.
  10. raghorn

    raghorn Well-Known Member

    +1. And document their names and faces for the news media.
  11. Carl N. Brown

    Carl N. Brown Well-Known Member

    [rant on]
    If you cross into Mexico at a checkpoint and don't have the proper
    entry papers, you are lucky if they just send you back to USA.

    If you get caught illegally in Mexico, you go to prison--Mexican prison.

    We need to demand as much respect for our national sovereignty
    as Mexico demands for theirs.

    Let the rich butt Californians mow their own lawns, clean their own
    houses and babysit their own kids.

    The Euro Mexicans like Vincente Fox just want to export the
    Indian Mexicans north as an act of ethnic cleansing. And rich
    Californians want the cheap slave labor.
    [rant off]
  12. Thefabulousfink

    Thefabulousfink Well-Known Member

    Just to play the devil's advocate, I wonder how many times our military, LEO, CIA, FBI, ATF, DHS has made incursions into Mexico. I'm betting it's a few:evil:
  13. longeyes

    longeyes member

    I'd say, one too few maybe.
  14. skyder

    skyder Well-Known Member

    Okay, let me just try to get this straight.

    A foreign military force enters the USA and, according to some reports even fires at Border patrol personnel and vehicles, but there is no real act of war committed?

    Have I missed some of the finer points of international relations?
  15. DRZinn

    DRZinn Well-Known Member

  16. Harve Curry

    Harve Curry Well-Known Member

    Us locals have know about this the whole time, it never makes major news.
    Common sense would show that our eyes are America's 1st Defense and We are The Home Land Security.
    But nobody in goverment responds or listens.
  17. Bacon

    Bacon Well-Known Member

    We did have military along the southern border, until a marine shot an innocent sheep herder. Remember?

    It's too bad that happened, we could use the military down there now.
  18. longeyes

    longeyes member

    Yes. An act of war occurs only when someone who counts loses money.
  19. Pevey

    Pevey Well-Known Member

    The trouble is that the ones who come across these "lost" "directionally challenged" or just plain "stupid", Mexican military, in their hummers and long assault rifles, are usually the Border Patrol, in their SUV's with their 40 cal berettas. Our military are never close to the border. Can make for some tense situations with each side saying the other is tresspassing. Its usually them cause they don't use or can't figure out how to use a GPS. A lot of the border is unmarked with no river to cross so its easy to wander on the wrong side. The ones involved with drug trade are usually smarter or more careful. Majority of the time, its an accident. Mexico is a large country and the military tend to get rotated around so much they are frequently new to the area and get lost easy. The people who actually live and work on the border usually have a good working relationship and help each other out.

    I don't work for the patrol so if theres a PA out there with a better understanding of the situation, feel free to correct me.
  20. feedthehogs

    feedthehogs Well-Known Member

    There's no money to be made in a dispute with Mexico.

    As been stated many times before, illegal labor is part of our economy like it or not.
    Closing the border to all traffic would affect our work force here in the states more than most realize.

    And to the rich bashers, gardners, nannies and the such are a very small part of the problem. Manufacturing is the main source of illegal labor.

    A US manufacturer trying to compete with foreign labor is impossible with a unionized work force making 40/hr plus bnfits.
    Without this labor, a lot more manufacturing facilities in the US would go under and we would be reduced to a nation of consumers only.

    I hope no one who complains about the border issue shops at the likes of places such as Walmart because you just shot your argument down.

    Economics folks is the reason Uncle Sam turns a blind eye to the problem.

    Today I will go to the local area where the illegals hang out looking for work to pickup 3 guys.
    Their mission, to clean trash out of 3 1000 sq/ft industrial bays I bought for some manufacturing space.
    I will pay them 10 bucks an hour and feed them.

    The reason I go to them, I can't find after going to temp offices, homeless and even ads in the paper for help any American willing to work for 10 bucks/hr plus meals on a short term basis.

    Plus even if I hired an American which I've done before, I would have to stand over them the whole time to keep them motivated and would get about 4hrs work for 8 hours pay.

    On the other hand the illegals give me 8 hrs work for 8hrs pay and all I need to do is tell them what needs to be done and they do it without me having to stand over top of them at all. I can walk away and come back 8 hrs later and the job is done or if they finish early, they will find me and let me know.

    Compare this with my regular workers who make upwards of 15/hr for unskilled labor with medical, 401k, whos only job is to dock boats when they come in, btw most get tips that total 100 bucks a day in cash, and yesterday for example 2 decided not to come into work and not call. I won't fire them because their replacements do the same thing. I had to use my mechanic at 22/hr who generates income to do a job that does not generate income, plus lost 8hrs at 75/hr billable time to cover the shortage in help.

    The US worker in general has a bad attitude, is unreliable and wants to make 100k a year for doing nothin.
    I know I've been hiring them for 25 years.

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