Monday, March 3, 2008


What! We were invaded by Mexico?? No, I'm not talking about Pancho Villa.

Great! Who's next Al Quaida?

DANG! Call Chuck Norris!

Report shows Mexican Government illegally entered Southern Arizona
People believed to be members of the Mexican Government illegally crossed into the United States four times last year. The information came from the Department of Homeland Security in their latest Mexican Government Incidents report.

The report obtained through the Freedom of Information Act by a conservative watchdog group, Judicial Watch, revealed that four times last fiscal year there were four incursions by the Mexican government into the United States. An incursion is an "unauthorized crossing of the U.S. Mexico border by Mexican government either intentional or unintentional."

The first occurred April 23 on the Tres Bellotas ranch near Arivaca. The report states: "The agents were using night vision equipment and observed the soldiers, seven to ten Mexican military personnel in humvees carrying long arms." One soldier was 150 yards into the United States. Agents say, "they heard the soldier chamber a round into his rifle." They then "fanned out in a tactical formation on both sides of the U.S./Mexico international boundary."

Then on July 5 near Patagonia: "A military style humvee and a black suburban were parked on the Mexican side of the border near the other five subjects. Two of the subjects appeared to be carrying bundles of narcotics on their backs."

And days later, on July 12 at the Papago camp on the Tohono O'odham reservation, the report states, "Agents encountered five male individuals carrying M16 rifles, wearing desert camouflage fatigues, and military style gear harnesses."

The last was on September 21 in San Miguel, also on the reservation. "Agents reported a black helicopter with a Mexican flag on the side crossed into U.S. airspace...agents reported sighting the helicopter several times approximately two miles north of international boundary."

A customs helicopter identified the aircraft as the Mexican federal police.

According to the report, there was never an exchange of gunfire in any of the incidents.
Tucson Sector U.S. Border Patrol assistant chief Cameron Hintzen says both governments communicate when incursions happen. "If it was intentional, they'll take the proper disciplinary actions with the people that were involved. And if it was unintentional, then they're going to know it was a mistake they made."

There was one other incident listed in the report, described as: "Activity by Mexican government personnel on the Mexican side of the U.S. Mexico border that results in interaction between the parties involved."

To read the entire report (as provided by the DHS), click here.