Armed Mexican troops disarmed two United States soldiers while they were on the American side of the border, U.S. defense officials have said. U.S. Northern Command said in a statement that “five to six Mexican military personnel questioned two U.S. Army soldiers who were conducting border support operations” this month. The U.S. soldiers were in an unmarked Customs and Border Protection [CBP] vehicle near the southwest border near Clint, Texas. Officials confirmed that the Mexican troops were armed with what seemed to be rifles. They raised their weapons when they saw the two U.S. soldiers, and then took a pistol from one and put it in the CBP vehicle. According to officials talking to CNN, the two Americans obliged “in an attempt to de-escalate a potential volatile situation.” “Throughout the incident, the U.S. soldiers followed all established procedures and protocols,” the statement said. The two U.S. troops were on the south side of the security perimeter but north of the Rio Grande and thus were in the U.S., according side American territory, it added. Pentagon and Department of Homeland Security officials demanded an explanation from the Mexican government. “An inquiry by CBP and DOD [Department of Defense] revealed that the Mexican military members believed that the US Army soldiers were south of the border,” the statement said. “Though they were south of the border fence, U.S. soldiers remained in U.S. territory, north of the actual border.”
Soo.. Is an official apology forthcoming from the Mexican government for this outrageous invasion onto our side, and the confrontation with our American soldiers? Our politicians need to demand that official apology now! Call, or email, your member of Congress and both of your U.S. Senators and demand that they secure that apology. Major kudos to our troops who handled that with such class and professionalism. They are a credit to their uniforms. They could easily have turned the tables, and ended that nonsense real quick in a way that would have ended very differently. Mexican troops make, on average, a couple hundred incursions onto U.S. soil each ear. And, sometimes, they fire on U.S. Border Patrol agents, etc. Yeah… You read that correctly. So, this is hardly an isolated incident. That’s why our politicians need to really push back on the Mexican government. If anything, it’s just another reason why we need to BUILD THE WALL NOW!!!..and put armed U.S. Army National Guard troops physically ON the border with Mexico to prevent would-be crossers from setting on foot on U.S. soil…as well as to deter these sorts of incursions onto our side by Mexican troops.
During the 17 days that 140 million gallons of raw sewage poured from Mexico into the Tijuana River and then into the ocean fronting several popular South San Diego communities, no Mexican official disclosed the potential health and environmental hazards. Despite the silence when the spill began Feb. 6, some 200,000 people living in South San Diego, Imperial Beach and Chula Vista knew there was something amiss. Even a mile away from the Tijuana River they could smell the eye-watering, throat-burning, overwhelming smell of raw sewage. They’d eventually learn this was the worst sewage spill in the region in a decade. The spill resulted in several miles of beaches being closed for five to six weeks from the Mexican border north to the city of Coronado. One beach by the border is still closed. “For San Diego, which is defined by its relationship with the ocean, this kind of massive sewage spill across the border is unacceptable,” U.S. Rep. Scott Peters, a Democrat who represents some of the affected areas, said..
Agreed!! We should get the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, and whoever else we need, to get this cleaned up immediately…and then send the bill to Mexico. Then, we need t0 humiliate them publicly…and make them apologize for this outrageous incident. I don’t give a damn about their ego and that whole machismo cultural bs. This is beyond unacceptable, and we can’t allow for them to save face over it. Had N. Korea done this, we’d consider it an act of war, and rightly so. Mexico is a corrupt disaster…and needs to be held to account…again, publicly. Unreal.. To read the rest of this shocking article, click on the text above.