Friday, January 27, 2006

Act Of War

Just a day or two ago, World Net Daily reported that authorities discovered another tunnel traversing the U.S - Mexican border. This tunnel was high enough for a man to stand upright, and it had electricity and a ventilation system. The shaft is concrete-lined and measures 6 feet by 12 feet and it has a metal ladder that leads to the packed-earth tunnel. Authorities also found two tons of marijuana inside the tunnel.

In tandem with this story, the Los Angeles Times reported that armed Mexican government personnel made “unauthorized incursions” into the United States five times in the last quarter of 2005. This includes one incident last month in southern California, according to confidential Department of Homeland Security records.

The Los Angeles Times said that records they obtained provide new details on more than 12 incursions into the United States, including the five most recent ones.

The armed intrusions involved Mexican police officers or soldiers in military vehicles and were among 231 such incidents recorded by the U.S. Border Patrol in the last 10 years.

According to World Net Daily, earlier this month the Department of Homeland Security reported 216 incursions by Mexican soldiers during the past 10 years.

Details of the incidents have emerged as authorities have scrambled to investigate a dangerous confrontation Monday in Texas.

During that invasion, heavily armed Mexican personnel in a military-style Humvee helped drug smugglers fleeing American authorities to escape back across the border into Mexico. An internal Border Patrol summary of the incident stated that the Humvee was equipped with a .50-caliber machine gun. It was the second invasive incident in three months in the same rural county southeast of El Paso.

“It's clear you're dealing with a large number of incursions by bona-fide Mexican military units, based on the tactics and the equipment being used,” said T.J. Bonner, a Border Patrol agent and president of the agents union.

World Net Daily also reported that the Foreign Minister of Mexico, Luis Ernesto Derbez, said “Members of the U.S. Army have helped protect people who were processing and transporting drugs. And just as that has happened ... it is very probable that something like that could have happened, that in reality they (the uniformed men at the border) were members of some of their groups disguised as Mexican soldiers with Humvees.”

Say what? This absurdity comes from the top diplomat in Mexico.

The World Net Daily story also said that “Border Patrol agents reportedly called for backup after seeing what they believed to be Mexican army troops with several mounted machine guns on the ground more than 200 yards inside the U.S. border – near Neely's Crossing, about 50 miles east of El Paso.”

Sounds like an invasion to me.

So, why is President Bush silent about this problem? What is the Department of Homeland Security going to do about it? President Bush had the audacity to call the Minute Men Project “vigilante justice” and yet strangely, no words of consternation towards Mexico about these border intrusions. I believe these “incidents” should be treated as what they are, acts of war.


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