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Film Crew Under Fire From Mexican Army

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  1. wingman

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    FILM CREW UNDER FIRE FROM MEXICAN ARMY

    by Rick Murray

    October 5, 2005—Yesterday afternoon, a crew filming a documentary about 2 miles west of the Coronado National Memorial was fired upon by what was described as members of the Mexican Army.

    The crew, from CDW Films in Corona Del Mar, California, was in the area filming footage for a documentary on the Minutemen who are monitoring the U.S./Mexico border as they did in April of this year.

    The crew had gone out to explore areas along the border with two guides unrelated to the Minuteman activities. The driver of a 4 X 4 pickup truck requested his name not be associated with any reports because of fears of retaliation from the gunmen. However, he offered a full recount of the situation.

    The driver said he and his brother had been contacted to escort the two-man film crew, as they were familiar with the area. They were driving along primitive roads and washes hoping to spot signs of illegal alien activity, and to film a cattle guard through the border fence where illegals have been known to cross into the United States. They had spotted many signs, including footprints leading north along a well-worn path.

    The driver had spotted a cloud of dust from a fast moving vehicle on the near horizon to the east, and then sighted what appeared to be a military Humvee with a mounted weapon, possibly a 50 caliber gun. About 20 seconds later, the group saw someone running towards them dressed in desert camouflage clothing, holding a rifle across his chest. Two others then appeared dressed the same way, and also brandishing weapons. The trio entered a V-formation as they dropped to one knee and sighted in their weapons. As the sun was in the soldier’s eyes, they seemed to have problems doing so, causing enough of a delay for the group to flee.

    The film crew and brother of the driver jumped into the bed of the pickup truck while the driver dove into the cab and started the engine. As the truck backed out of the area, shots rang out from the soldiers. The driver’s brother screamed out, “They’re shooting at us! They’re trying to kill us!”

    The truck backed over a hill, spun around and fled at speeds up to 55 miles per hour on the primitive, rutted roads. They noticed the Humvee was in pursuit. After about a mile or so, the truck stopped to allow the three in the exposed bed of the truck to jump into the cab, but they could hear the distinct, “Pop, pop, pop,” of rifle fire from behind. The driver and his brother opened cover fire for self defense with rifles of their own. The group said the soldiers, identified as Mexican Army, were still coming, and they could see the muzzle flash of the weapons being fired at them.

    The group fled along a forest road until they came to an undisclosed area the driver knew of where they could hide safely until after dark, when they set out again looking for assistance from law enforcement.

    About halfway down the mountain road, they came upon a National Park Ranger who signaled them to stop. By this time they had cleared their weapons and they presented them to the Park Ranger. The ranger took them to the local headquarters and called the Border Patrol. In a few minutes, six Border Patrol vehicles had pulled up. The Border Patrol took the weapons and had the group follow them to their own headquarters to make statements and to have the weapons checked.

    After clearing the group, the Border patrol had thanked the group four different times for their cooperation and released them with their weapons.

    Jose Garza from the Border patrol Public Information Office confirmed that such an incident did, in fact, take place, but the situation was still under investigation and would offer no further statement.

    A woman identifying herself as Nancy at the Coronado National Memorial said they were only taking names and would return calls tomorrow with an official statement.

    Carmen Mercer, Vice President of Minuteman Civil Defense Corps (MCDC), stated that this incident was, in no way, connected with the current operations of MCDC. The brothers were escorting the film crew as guides, not as volunteers for MCDC. The film crew could not be reached for comment.


    http://www.tombstonetumbleweed.com/..._from_mexi.html
     
  2. grimlock

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    I wish I could say that this report surprises me.
     
  3. Lennyjoe

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    Needless to say, when we are out hunting down by the border we have more than 1 weapon and plenty of extra ammo to go with them.
     
  4. longeyes

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    Anyone want to predict when the next Mexican War begins? (I mean formally.)
     
  5. fourays2

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    nothing to see here people, move along. these are just otherwise law-abiding federal mexican troops running interference for drug/human smugglers who are willing to smuggle the drugs/humans that Americans are not willing to smuggle.
     
  6. armoredman

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    BP will tell you this stuff happens all the time, unfortunately. Plus, we have that renegade group, the Zetas, I believe, American trained Mexican commandos, who deserted to work for the drug lords...
     
  7. dasmi

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    If they were trying to kill them, why not use the .50 on top of the Humvee?
     
  8. DontBurnMyFlag

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    maybe they couldnt afford the .50 cal ammo :D


    seriously, I bet if those guys shot and killed the mexicans, there would be some big internation backlash about how those "racist gun loving Americans opened fire on a mexican military patrol on mexican territory." I could see it now. Its only gonna get worse
     
  9. seeker_two

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    It'll happen...and it'll take something like that to get the Bushies in DC to sit up and take notice....

    ...unfortunately, that notice will probably consist of arresting the Americans who defended themselves and extraditing them to "Mexican Justice"... :rolleyes:

    ...and then it'll REALLY get interesting on the border. :fire:
     
  10. Lupinus

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    Sure, let's open fire on them, they are only American's and there will be no response.

    Maybe we will get lucky. Bush is decent, but he is to buddy buddy with Fox down in Mexico. That boarder need's to be militerized and fast. Maybe we will get lucky and the next president will have a backbone for domestic action rather then just for the foreign varity.
     
  11. Harve Curry

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    I keep hearing more about the Mexican military on the United States side of the border, some a few miles, and shooting their weapons.
    That's a detail that should be videotaped. It won't get any mainstream press till it is.
     
  12. Gunpacker

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    Wow, what a great place to try out a few precision guided munitions on American soil.
    This is the reason that I hate Bush the most. Maybe the SCOTUS appointment will eclipse it in the future tho.
    Now we get Rudy Giuliani proposed as pres. candidate against hitlery. Wow, can the anti gunners have anything better for their dream election?
     
  13. LAR-15

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    Bush won't do anything about illegal immigration because he is trying to win the Mexican American vote from the Democrats.

    Anyway yes Mexican army humvees regularly cross into the US.
     
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    There are no mexican troops on the border and there has been no shooting. It is all lies.
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  15. dasmi

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    Does Mexican military troops and vehicles crossing our border, without permission, if it's true, constitute an act of war?
     
  16. Lupinus

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    to normal people it would
     
  17. longeyes

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    Don't worry, the Mexican army is just making sure goods and services keep flowing from one neighbor to another. :mad:
     
  18. Lupinus

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    I just hope our next president has the will to actually do something about hte boarder and put's troop's on it. We have the best military in the world it's time we actually put it to some good use and stop the invasion we are currently under.

    Fighting war's in other country's is nessisary. But at the same tiem oyu have to fight nay war at home. And in that department Bush has failed miserably. Maybe we will get lucky and state goverment's will start to take thing's into thier own hand's since the fed's won't do it, and put their national guard unit's on the boarder.
     
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    I'll use the same line here that I use on UFO reportings:

    10 Million Camcorders sold every year. Where's the footage.

    OH! WAIT! It gets better! THEY HAD A STINKING FILM CREW WITH THEM!!
    I'm calling BS on this report, because a real camera operator, no matter what the situation, if he's experienced, would have died to get that on tape. Just look how many risked their lives in NYC when the towers were falling on their heads, look how many jump in the line of fire in the middle east. All he had to do was "pull the trigger" and start rolling tape.
    Sorry, but it would have been all over Fox, because the Clinton News Network wouldn't run it.
     
  20. Alex45ACP

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    :confused:

    The invasion has been going on for some time now.

    They're going to take over the USA without firing a shot.
     
  21. Biker

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    It's already done, Alex. They're here, breeding like rats and living well on our tax dollars and we have people like Jammersix to thank for it. Along with the politicians, of course.
    Biker
     
  22. 1 old 0311

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    Why would they invade?????? With Welfare and free medical care they ain't about to rock the boat :evil: :evil: :evil: :evil: :evil:


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  23. Moonclip

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    Lar-15, please do not lump in all Mexican Americans as Democrats and as illegal immigration apologists. There are actually more Mexican American Republicans than blacks, whom I believe vote over 90% Democrat.

    Mexicans will vote more often republican for various reasons, especially when they are business owners or because most of them are Catholic and do not support abortion/stem cell recesearch as much as Democrats seem to.

    A illegal Mexican has about as much in common sometimes with a Mexican whos family has lived in the USA for generations as a Chinese American has in common with guy who just stepped off the boat from mainland PRC. They might look a little alike(even thats debateable,I can spot an illegal almost immediately, even if he is naked or looks sort of Anglo) and even speak the same language, but the differences can be vast. As an example, my Mexican American grandmother has a lot more to do sometimes with American culture, heck, she listens to Hank Williams!

    I am mostly of Mexican descent and some of my family reaches back in the USA in to the 1880's. We have had family members in most of Americas wars too of the 20th century.

    I probably dislike illegals more than most people as I have to live next door to them and they have pretty much wrecked the quality of life here. I don't really hate them as I understand why they come, but it does not make it right. My true hatred comes for the people who hire them and cause them to come in the first place. The illegal comes to feed his family, the guy who hires him generally does so out of pure greed.
     
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    I'll second the call for the video tape, or was it confiscated as evidence and then "lost".... j/k kind of. /tinfoil
     
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    Would napalm be an effective deterrent to a foreign military's Humvees on our soil?
     
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