June 9, 2011

Time to bring in the Apache attack helicopters to remind the Mexicans to mind their manners

Texas agency: Authorities take gunfire on border

The Disease:

Texas authorities said suspected drug runners in Mexico began shooting at U.S. law enforcement agents from across the Rio Grande on Thursday, forcing the U.S. officers to return fire and injuring at least three of the suspects on the other side of the border..... It is not the first time shots have been exchanged along the Texas-Mexico border. Since January of last year, DPS has tracked at least a dozen incidents of shots being fired from Mexico and into Texas, with U.S. officers shooting back in some cases.

The Cure:

Posted by Vanderleun at June 9, 2011 4:14 PM
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Speaking of ill-mannered Mexicans, here is still another example of arrogant Central and South American nations pressuring the United States to not enforce immigration law:

"More than a dozen Latin American countries have filed legal briefs in federal court arguing Utah’s enforcement-only immigration law will damage international relationships and urging the judge to rule it unconstitutional... In the brief, attorney Lon A. Jenkins makes the case that “Mexico has a right to protect the interests of its nationals within the limits of international law. Mexico seeks to ensure that its citizens present in the U.S. are accorded the human and civil rights granted under the U.S. Constitution and affirms that HB497 threatens the human and civil rights of its nationals."

I'd like to ask these pricks when they plan to stop the much more draconian enforcement of their own immigration laws.

Posted by: pst314 at June 9, 2011 4:34 PM

Gerard,

Cannot post comments in Firefox 3.x, although IE 7 works fine. Get a page that displays:
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Have you changed your blog programming?

Posted by: pst314 at June 9, 2011 4:38 PM

Sorry, but nothing has changed here in quite some time when it comes to blog programming.

Posted by: Vanderleun at June 9, 2011 4:55 PM

This is the same policy we've been trying to enforce on the Israelis. The Overwhelming Response method of fighting is now outlawed. Except in Libya and now Yemen.

Posted by: Jewel at June 9, 2011 5:14 PM

"Sorry, but nothing has changed here in quite some time when it comes to blog programming."

Then maybe it's Firefox. Some of my friends have been complaining lately about all sorts of problems with it.

Posted by: pst314 at June 9, 2011 5:17 PM

PST314, I'm running Firefox 4.01, and have no problem posting comments. Maybe update your browser?

I've never been particularly enamored of other nations telling us how our own laws should be enforced. I feel that especially acutely, since I live overseas have to take extra care to follow the local laws in my country of residence. Here, regardless of facts, the foreigner is almost always at fault in any sort of legal dispute, criminal or civil. When the U.S. or other Western countries asks for fair treatment of their citizens, there is immediate denunciation in the press of this supposed "interference" and "neo-colonialism" with regard to the local legal system. So Mexico can kiss my lily-white gringo a$$.

Posted by: waltj at June 9, 2011 6:54 PM

Don't expect the Federal Government to do anything worthwhile on the border, except possibly send weapons and/or aid south of the border. They have a score to settle against red border states. The only way to solve this is to repeal and replace all blue representation in DC. Period. As if our lives depend on it. And our lives do depend on it.

Posted by: RedCarolina at June 9, 2011 8:33 PM

If you are having trouble with FF you probably using FF 4.0 which is horrible. Save your bookmarks and passwords to a word doc. then download FF4.0.1 and install. If that doesn't work you can still get a download of FF 3.6.17 through the FF site pages. Load that and then update to 4.0.1. All bookmarks and saved passwords should carry over and install.

The change drove me nuts when it first came out.

Posted by: Peccable at June 10, 2011 3:48 AM