February 1, 2017

Operation Desert Taco

Over the years there have been reports of military incursions and gunfire directed at American citizens from across the Mexican border.
July 2011 -
More than 30 soldiers in the Mexican Army crossed the border into Texas in Humvees on Tuesday before being processed and allowed to return to Mexico.

According to Customs and Border Patrol spokesman Rick Pauza, the accidental invasion occurred when 33 soldiers in four Humvees started crossing a bridge across the Rio Grande at Donna, Texas, and then realized they couldn't turn their vehicles around without entering the U.S.
The soldiers were released. Of course the Mexicans do not return the favor.
June 2014 -
Even as scores of illegals stream into America, and Mexican authorities continue to hold a U.S. Marine behind bars after he took a wrong turn into the country, reports indicate authorities on this side of the border are being targeted.

“Shots fired south of Rincon Village from Mexico,” the source told Breitbart this week. “Unknown if smugglers are f—king with game wardens or what the deal is.”
And this is just the tip of the iceberg. Mexican civilians and military personnel have ignored our borders for decades.
DHS records show that Mexican military incursions occur quite often and regularly go unpunished by the U.S. government. For instance, the DHS documents reveal 226 incursions by Mexican personnel into the U.S. between 1996 and 2005. In 2007 alone, 25 such incursions occurred along the U.S.-Mexico border.

Earlier this year a serious incursion occurred in Arizona, in which two heavily armed and camouflaged Mexican soldiers crossed 50 yards over the border and held Border Patrol agents at gunpoint in a tense confrontation.
But soon that may be coming to an end as a leaked transcript indicates that Trump may have threatened to send troops into Mexico.
WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump threatened in a phone call with his Mexican counterpart to send U.S. troops to stop "bad hombres down there" unless the Mexican military does more to control them, according to an excerpt of a transcript of the conversation obtained by The Associated Press.

The excerpt of the call did not detail who exactly Trump considered "bad hombres," nor did it make clear the tone and context of the remark, made in a Friday morning phone call between the leaders. It also did not contain Mexican President Enrique Pena Nieto's response.

Still, the excerpt offers a rare and striking look at how the new president is conducting diplomacy behind closed doors. Trump's remarks suggest he is using the same tough and blunt talk with world leaders that he used to rally crowds on the campaign trail.


LL said...

The Mexicans are concerned.

sig94 said...

The White House is walking this one back, saying that Trump was only kidding.

He's such a kidder.