Cheat-Seeking Missles

Tuesday, January 09, 2007

Mexican Raiders Wore Military Gear

What's this all about?

The incursion into U.S. territory last week by “Mexican gunmen” was not a chance confrontation between the Arizona National Guard and untrained illegal immigrants, but a deliberate “perimeter probe” by an infantry-trained, uniformed Mexican force, officials say.

Euphoric Reality has learned in exclusive interviews with high-ranking sources within both the Arizona National Guard and the U.S. Border Patrol that the incident the mainstream media calls a “standoff” was in reality a military-style operation, carried out by a unit of Mexican men dressed in military uniforms, flak jackets, and armed with AK-47s in an apparent operation to probe the border defenses and test the limits of the National Guard troops. Using easily recognizable infantry movement tactics (such as arm and hand signals and flanking maneuvers), the Mexican unit deliberately moved in a military formation across the border from Mexico, while under surveillance by the National Guard and Border Patrol.

The author, Heidi, is the senior author of Guard the Borders, a blog coalition against illegal immigration, so she's probably got very good contacts, while suffering from the usual questions about blog reliability (as opposed to the unquestionable MSM unreliability -- i.e., intitially reporting the Guard position was over-run).

She's careful not to call the intruders "military," calling them a "force" and "men dressed in military uniforms." That smacks of carefulness!

The report does not state whether the National Guard troops who monitored the incursion took photos with their nifty green-tinged night vision cameras, but it's a good bet they did -- which means the photos should have wended their way to State by now, and our Ambassador should be asking some pointed questions of the Mexican government.

But there's no news of such talks. A Nexis search revealed only the stories that ran in the days following last Wednesday's shocking incident. Is that the nature of diplomacy ... or is it indicative of the President's too hands-off approach to matters Mexican.

Hat-tip: Jim
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