While American main stream media is giddy with the reporting that the FBI arrested the leader of one New Mexico militia that recently detained a group of illegal immigrants until Border Patrol was able to get to the scene, extremely little coverage of incident involving Mexican and American military being confronted on American soil is getting exposure.
On April 13th, Mexican soldiers approached an unmarked US vehicle on United States soil. Ordered them out of their car, and temporarily disarmed them. The US soldiers were active duty members of B Battery, 1st Battalion, 37th Field Artillery Regiment, not from a National Guard unit.
According to Conservative Review the "soldiers were parked south of the border fence near Clint, Texas, they were north of the Rio Grande riverbed, which placed them “appropriately in U.S. territory,” according to Maj. Mark Lazane, a spokesman for NORTHCOM. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) and the Department of Defense (DOD), after inquiring of the Mexican government, were informed that the Mexican soldiers thought that the Americans were south of the border. “Throughout the incident, the U.S. soldiers followed all established procedures and protocols,” according to NORTHCOM.
Despite being in American territory, the Mexican soldiers, crossed over from the Mexican side of the Rio Grande into U.S. territory and ordered the soldiers out of their vehicle at gunpoint. Does Mexico not know where their border ends, and US border begins?
Another issue, not being discussed by this incident, is why was no action taken against the Mexican military that illegally detained American's defending the border? Could Mexican officials be posturing indicating that they don't care about where the border ends or begins?
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