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I'm a firm believer that the time has passed that we need to protect our borders, even if it means by force. How many times would you let someone come into your home and ransack it, without doing anything about it. Not sure if they are Mexico Military?.....Ground check them.<P class=MsoNormal><SPAN style="FONT-SIZE: 12pt">http://worldnetdaily.com/news/article.asp? ARTICLE_ID=58196<BR style="PAGE-BREAK-BEFORE: always" clear=all>Published: <SPAN style="FONT-WEIGHT: bold">Oct 18, 2007<?xml:namespace prefix = o ns = "urn:schemas-microsoft-com:eek:ffice:eek:ffice" /><o:p></o:p><P class=MsoNormal><SPAN style="FONT-WEIGHT: bold; FONT-SIZE: 10pt"><o:p></o:p><P class=MsoNormal><SPAN style="FONT-SIZE: 14pt; COLOR: maroon">Mexican military, <?xml:namespace prefix = st1 ns = "urn:schemas-microsoft-com:eek:ffice:smarttags" /><st1:country-region w:st="on">U.S.</st1:country-region> police have border standoff in <st1:State w:st="on"><st1:place w:st="on">Texas</st1:place></st1:State><BR style="PAGE-BREAK-BEFORE: always" clear=all>'Bad guys in 3 vehicles set up mounted machine guns'<o:p></o:p><P class=MsoNormal><SPAN style="FONT-SIZE: 12pt"><o:p></o:p>

<SPAN style="FONT-WEIGHT: bold; FONT-SIZE: 12pt">Mexican Army Humvee Mexican soldiers and civilian smugglers engaged in an armed standoff with nearly 30 American law enforcement officials on the southern U.S. border, according to Texas police and the FBI. <o:p></o:p>

<SPAN style="FONT-SIZE: 14pt; COLOR: maroon">At a spot more than 200 yards inside the <st1:place w:st="on"><st1:country-region w:st="on">U.S.</st1:country-region></st1:place>, Mexican Army troops set up several mounted machine guns when U.S. Border Patrol agents called for backup <U>Monday</U>, the Inland Valley Daily Bulletin of Ontario, Calif., reported. <o:p></o:p>

<SPAN style="FONT-SIZE: 14pt; COLOR: maroon">The paper said Mexican military Humvees were towing what appeared to be thousands of pounds of marijuana across the border into the <st1:country-region w:st="on"><st1:place w:st="on">U.S.</st1:place></st1:country-region>, according to Chief Deputy Mike Doyal of the Hudspeth County Sheriff's Department. <o:p></o:p>

<SPAN style="FONT-WEIGHT: bold; FONT-SIZE: 12pt">The incident took place on the <st1:City w:st="on">Rio Grande</st1:City> near Neely's Crossing, about 50 miles east of <st1:City w:st="on"><st1:place w:st="on">El Paso</st1:place></st1:City>. <o:p></o:p>

<SPAN style="FONT-SIZE: 14pt">"It's been so bred into everyone not to start an international incident with <st1:place w:st="on"><st1:country-region w:st="on">Mexico</st1:country-region></st1:place> that it's been going on for years," Doyal told the Daily Bulletin<SPAN style="FONT-WEIGHT: bold">. "When you're up against mounted machine guns, what can you do? Who wants to pull the trigger first? Certainly not us." <o:p></o:p>

<U><SPAN style="FONT-SIZE: 14pt; COLOR: maroon">Confirming the afternoon encounter</U><SPAN style="FONT-SIZE: 14pt">, <U>FBI spokeswoman</U> Andrea Simmons told the paper, "Bad guys in three vehicles ended up on the border. People with Humvees, who appeared to be with the Mexican Army, were involved with the three vehicles in getting them back across." <o:p></o:p>

<SPAN style="FONT-WEIGHT: bold; FONT-SIZE: 12pt">Deputies captured one vehicle and found 1,477 pounds of marijuana inside, according to Doyal, <SPAN style="FONT-WEIGHT: bold">who added Mexican soldiers set fire to one of the Humvees stuck in the river. <o:p></o:p>

<SPAN style="FONT-WEIGHT: bold; FONT-SIZE: 12pt">Such incidents are common, Doyal told the Daily Bulletin. Last November, his deputies were called on to back up agents from the <st1:placeType w:st="on">Fort</st1:placeType> <st1:placeName w:st="on">Hancock</st1:placeName> border patrol station in <st1:State w:st="on"><st1:place w:st="on">Texas</st1:place></st1:State> after confronting more than six fully armed men dressed in Mexican military uniforms. <o:p></o:p>

<SPAN style="FONT-WEIGHT: bold; FONT-SIZE: 12pt">Armed with machine guns, the men were trying to bring more than three tons of marijuana across the border in military vehicles. <o:p></o:p>

<SPAN style="FONT-SIZE: 12pt">Doyal <SPAN style="FONT-SIZE: 14pt; COLOR: maroon">insisted the federal government must do something about the incursions, pointing out the deputies and border agents are not equipped for combat. <o:p></o:p>

<SPAN style="FONT-WEIGHT: bold; FONT-SIZE: 12pt">But Department of Homeland Security Secretary Michael Chertoff today played down the reports of Mexican military incursions, suggesting many could have been mistakes or criminals dressed in military garb. <SPAN style="FONT-WEIGHT: bold">Last week, Mexican officials denied their military made any incursions. <o:p></o:p>

<SPAN style="FONT-SIZE: 12pt">The Daily Bulletin reported, however, border agents interviewed over the past year believe the confrontations were with Mexican military personnel. <o:p></o:p>

<SPAN style="FONT-WEIGHT: bold; FONT-SIZE: 12pt">A story by the paper last year highlighted a Department of Homeland Security document reporting 216 incursions by Mexican soldiers during the previous 10 years. <o:p></o:p>

<SPAN style="FONT-SIZE: 12pt">Chertoff downplayed the reports at that time, as well, calling them "overblown." <o:p></o:p>

<SPAN style="FONT-WEIGHT: bold; FONT-SIZE: 12pt">But border agents contend otherwise. <o:p></o:p>

<SPAN style="FONT-SIZE: 14pt; COLOR: maroon">"We're sitting ducks," said one who spoke to the Daily Bulletin on condition of anonymity. "The government has our hands tied." <o:p></o:p>

<SPAN style="FONT-SIZE: 12pt">As WND reported in February 2006, an American law enforcement officer and news crew in <st1:City w:st="on">Hudspeth County</st1:City>, <st1:State w:st="on">Texas</st1:State>, witnessed an armed incursion into the <st1:country-region w:st="on"><st1:place w:st="on">U.S.</st1:place></st1:country-region> by men dressed in Mexican army attire, the second such incident in two weeks. <o:p></o:p>

<SPAN style="FONT-WEIGHT: bold; FONT-SIZE: 12pt; COLOR: maroon">Mexican officials have said <U><SPAN style="FONT-WEIGHT: bold">their military is forbidden from traveling within three miles of the border</U>, though U.S. border residents repeatedly have spotted mobile patrols of Mexican military units traversing roads that run directly parallel to the international boundary. <st1:country-region w:st="on">Mexico</st1:country-region> says the armed men crossing into the <st1:country-region w:st="on"><st1:place w:st="on">U.S.</st1:place></st1:country-region> are paramilitary forces loyal to drug-smuggling cartels. <o:p></o:p>

<SPAN style="FONT-SIZE: 14pt">Republican Reps. Duncan Hunter and David Drier of California last week asked Chertoff, the House Judiciary Committee, the House Homeland Security Committee and the House International Relations Committee to investigate the incursions. <o:p></o:p><P class=MsoNormal><SPAN style="FONT-SIZE: 10pt; FONT-FAMILY: Arial">####<o:p></o:p>

<SPAN style="FONT-WEIGHT: bold; FONT-SIZE: 12pt">Previous stories: <o:p></o:p>

<SPAN style="FONT-SIZE: 14pt">U.S. lawmen outgunned along Mexican border <o:p></o:p>

<SPAN style="FONT-SIZE: 14pt">Cross-border firefight shocks U.S. lawmen <o:p></o:p><P class=MsoNormal><SPAN style="FONT-SIZE: 14pt">Texas border standoff with Mexican military<o:p></o:p>

<SPAN style="FONT-SIZE: 14pt">Armed standoff on Rio Grande <o:p></o:p>

<SPAN style="FONT-SIZE: 14pt">Border sheriff warns: We're overwhelmed <o:p></o:p><P class=MsoNormal><SPAN style="FONT-SIZE: 14pt">Illegal Immigrant on CBS: In 20 Years, We'll Run America!<o:p></o:p><P class=MsoNormal><SPAN style="FONT-SIZE: 12pt">http://www.alipac.us/modules.php? name=News&file=article&sid=1407<BR style="PAGE-BREAK-BEFORE: always" clear=all>Published: Aug 2, 2006
 

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I stand with ya on this one , Up here in Va they have put alot of hardworking americans out of honest construction jobs . I have been in construction for 15 years . 10 years ago a framing crew building custom house could earn an honest wage now they come in underbid rive the prices so low it doesn't pay to bid the work .Now they are infiltrating the marine construction industry it's starting to happen there now .hanging up the toolbelt when I get down there next month

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Sounds like nothing that a couple of Barrett crews couldn't handle. A few AP rounds for the engine blocks and some ball ammo for the uniforms. And we could honestly say that we didn't have anyone withing a mile or two of the area. You know how the military likes to be vague... haha
 
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