By Rick Oltman, April 24, 2019
“Armed Mexican Soldiers Disarm, Question U.S. Soldiers on Texas Side of Border,” the headline said. “A group of armed Mexican soldiers detained and disarmed a pair of U.S. soldiers on the U.S. side of the Texas border with Mexico,” was the first sentence.
As alarming as this story begins, it got hardly any news coverage when it happened. I saw a Breitbart story which referred to CNN, and saw nothing about it anywhere else. It happened on April 13th. Finally, over a week after the incident, Drudgereport had links to the Washington Examiner and Conservative Review.
The US soldiers were appropriately in .U.S territory during the encounter, said the U.S. Northern Command statement about the event. During the incident, the Mexican soldiers pointed their weapons at the US troops, removing a soldier’s sidearm and returning it to the unmarked US vehicle, the officials said. The Mexican troops were armed with what appeared to be assault rifles, according to one official. Officials said that the US soldiers allowed the weapon to be taken in an attempt to de-escalate a potential volatile situation.
CNN reported, The encounter took place south of the border fence in the area but north of the Rio Grande, the officials said. However, the officials said the river in that area consists of brush-filled and dried-out riverbed, making it very easy for people to be confused as to what side of the border they are on.
This sounds like nonsense. The border is the middle of the Rio Grande River. And, “consists of brush-filled and dried-out riverbed?” It’s the middle of April. The river doesn’t typically go dry until June. Is this the same Rio Grande where a Border Patrol marine unit rescued a legless man from an “island” in the middle of the river just a month ago?
It could have just been a big foul-up, the Mexican troops did not know they were on the American side of the border/river. But … there could be another explanation.
The same way that the legless man diverted U.S. Border Patrol agents, allowing others to sneak across the river upstream and downstream during his rescue. This also could have been a way to distract
Everything is not a conspiracy. But people and criminals do conspire, especially the smuggling cartels.
- Were these real Mexican soldiers who just lost their way and made a mistake?
- Were they drug runners dressed as Mexican soldiers? That has been the case many times on the southern border.
- Were they paid to divert the attention of the Americans while something was smuggled in?
The happy ending is that nobody was shot, everybody walked away in one piece. However, this needs to set off the alarms on our side of the border and new policies and practices need to be devised to prevent this or something worse, from happening again.
You have enemies? Good. That means you’ve stood up for something, sometime in your life. [Winston Churchill.]
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