America’s southern border is under constant siege by illegal immigrants hoping to join the millions who have already been integrated into our society in violation of federal and state laws. The Obama administration’s embrace of de facto amnesty has only compounded a problem that has been growing for decades.
Not only are Border Patrol officers being forced to handle an immense workload as they try to process the steady flow of illegals; they are also being targeted by forces on the other side of the border.
As Western Journalism reported earlier this month, a federal official confirmed that Mexicans have been shooting across the border at American authorities, apparently in an effort to “be a nuisance.”
This report came on the heels of earlier complaints that Mexican soldiers routinely cross into the U.S. for purposes that are at least partially unknown.
What reportedly happened Thursday near Tucson, Ariz., however, is a clear indicator of what border guards face on a daily basis. According to one CBS report, a Mexican military helicopter flew into America and began firing on Border Patrol agents before doubling back and returning to Mexico.
The incident apparently happened during a drug investigation by Mexican authorities. Officials in that country maintain the shooting was a response to gunfire by criminals on the ground.
Art Del Cueto, president of a local Border Patrol union, confirmed that no American authorities were injured in the incursion.
“The incident occurred after midnight and before 6 a.m.,” he reported, noting that two Border Patrol agents were targeted.
“The helicopter went back into Mexico” after the shooting, he explained. “Mexico then contacted U.S. authorities and apologized for the incident.”
Del Cueto called out Mexcio’s official narrative regarding the incident.
“They could say they didn’t fire at the agents intentionally,” he conceded. “But for them to say that there were no shots fired within the United States, toward the United States Border Patrol, is a lie.”
He was also critical of local officials who failed to notify agents of the incident.
According to Del Cueto, “managers within the area should have definitely informed the oncoming shift this had happened.”
He explained that agents are “always on high alert, but I think it would raise a fear level for our agents.”
As one might expect, Americans already outraged by the illegal immigration crisis were quick to react to this latest threat from south of the border.
Mexican helicopter fires on OUR border patrol? I think it’s time to send OUR Black Hawk helicopters into Mexico to get OUR Marine! #tcot
— toni smith (@palmaceiahome1) June 27, 2014
JUST IN: The Mexican military fired fake rounds at Border Patrol agents from a fake helicopter after crossing our fake border.
— Mister H (@ATHudd) June 27, 2014
Mexico: Uh, sorry we FIRED SHOTS at your Border Patrol agents after flying into U.S. territory. http://t.co/Q889KbrkUy
— Katie Pavlich (@KatiePavlich) June 27, 2014
In an interview with Townhall, National Border Patrol Council Spokesperson Shawn Moran offered an even more chilling scenario that could have prompted the early morning attack.
“Mexican military are oftentimes working hand in glove with the cartels,” he asserted, noting that such corroboration has led to numerous previous attacks within America’s borders.
“The cartels’ resources are nearly limitless,” he concluded; “and it would not surprise me if they ‘rented’ the cover by the Mexican military helicopter in this incident.”
Photo credit: The U.S. Army (Flickr)
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