Wednesday, August 6, 2008

Reconquista, 2008

I came across this at Michelle Malkin's blog:

Mexican soldiers cross border into US, hold Border Patrol agent at gun point...

A U.S. Border Patrol agent was held at gunpoint Sunday night by members of the Mexican military who had crossed the border into Arizona, but the soldiers returned to Mexico without incident when backup agents responded to assist.

Agents assigned to the Border Patrol station at Ajo, Ariz., said the Mexican soldiers crossed the international border in an isolated area about 100 miles southwest of Tucson and pointed rifles at the agent, who was not identified.

WTF? Were these "soldiers" running security for some coyotes or drug smugglers? And what will the intrepid folks at Foggy Bottom do about this? Apparently, not much:

State Department spokeswoman Nicole Thompson said Tuesday that the department had no information on the incident, and referred further questions to the Border Patrol. "It is not an incident that we are aware of," she said.

Had this been an "innocent" incursion, where the soldiers were in pursuit of someone, I could understand it. However the fact that they held an agent of the US Government at gun point until US reinforcements arrived points to something more nefarious.

I guess we're really nailing this border security thing.

1 comment:

Tyler said...

I see this as a complete act of war... I'm not sure Mexico has much in the way of militry forces, I would expect the local drug smugglers would be better armed and trained, especially when current equipment numbers (including land vehicles, aircraft, and ships/boats...) are listed on Wikipedia.