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Border Agents Fire Into Mexico, After Attack From Traffickers

September 14, 2010  | 

U.S. Border Patrol agents fired rounds into Mexico, after coming under attack during a half-ton drug bust and giving chase to a truck along the Rio Grande, the El Paso Times reports.

The agents were returning fire, after they came under fire from Mexico. Several Border Patrol agents were seizing the marijuana using patrol boats, prior to the brief shootout.

Read the full story at ElPasoTimes.com.

Tags: Drug Trafficking, U.S.-Mexico Border, Border Patrol


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FireCop08 @ 9/15/2010 5:22 AM

This is a cross border war that needs the full attention of Washington. Where is the support for these undermanned and sometimes outgunned Border Patrol Agents? Wake up Washington. Ask your campaigning member of Congress how he or she is going to fix this and vote accordingly this November.

Morning Eagle @ 9/15/2010 8:53 AM

FireCop08 is correct. This escalating situation does warrant the full attention of the federals in D.C. but it will take a lot of pressure from voters to convince enough legislators to go against the very powerful elements there that do not want to fix anything on the border. If we look at their actions, or lack of them, and ignore the lip service they spout it is clear they do not intend to do anything significant. Why else would they sue AZ for passing legislation to help themselves deal with their very dangerous situation? The feds claim it is their responsibility yet they have been allowing this whole mess to develop for decades with only token measures designed to keep the sheep quiet and compliant. The current administration is the worst so far and wants to basically grant amnesty to the tens of millions already here illegally, including gang members if they say they don't want to belong to gangs anymore, and of course they try to portray any who oppose them as selfish racists that don't want anyone to have a better life. It has nothing to do with race in most of our minds nor is it primarily about those who claim to only want to find a job. It is more about the criminals that come here to rape, kill, and rob plus the overall adverse effect on national security and sovereignty. Border Agents have captured people from over 150 different nations, many of which are known sponsors of terrorists, and we KNOW that is only the tip of the iceberg. Thousands of humans and tons of drugs are being smuggled in continuously. The government spokesperson sounded almost apologetic that our agents had returned fire. That is the wrong attitude. We should make it clear to the cartels and their mules that if they fire at us we will not hesitate to do our best to kill them. Law enforcement agencies on the border are doing a tough and increasingly dangerous job in spite of the ludicrous restrictions imposed from the political highest levels.

sgtpelon @ 9/16/2010 1:06 PM

Other than the fact that Americans are being assaulted on our soverign soil, the second most infuriating thing is the mainstream media's reporting of these attacks. When they aren't completely ignoring the incidents, they always have a bias when they report. The perfect example of this is the title. "Border Agents Fire Into Mexico." Why on earth don't they title the piece "Border Agents fired on from across Mexican Border." or "On-duty Border Agents shot at from across Mexican Border." But no, AP always takes the most negative approach for their "news".

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