Saturday, July 24, 2010

Has Mexico's "Los Zetas" Launched An Armed Incursion Into Texas?

This story is bouncing all around the Internet; let's give it some play here, OK?

In what could be deemed an act of war against the sovereign borders of the United States, Mexican drug cartels have seized control of at least two American ranches inside the U.S. territory near Laredo, Texas.

Two sources inside the Laredo Police Department confirmed the incident is unfolding and they would continue to coordinate with U.S. Border Patrol today. “We consider this an act of war,” said one police officer on the ground near the scene. There is a news blackout of this incident at this time and the sources inside Laredo PD spoke on the condition of anonymity.

Word broke late last night that Laredo police have requested help from the federal government regarding the incursion by the Los Zetas. It appears that the ranch owners have escaped without incident but their ranches remain in the hands of the blood thirsty cartels.

Laredo Border Patrol is conducting aerial surveillance over the ranches to determine the best way to regain control of the U.S. ranches, according to the Laredo Police department.

How about with swift and blinding violence? Nah, that's what George Bush would do...

Perhaps the Los Zetas are counting on Obama's fear of confrontation and his love of negotiation to save them. They can appear heroic to ordinary Mexicans, having been the first to win back land that is "rightfully theirs"...

Who are the Zetas?
This report was filed over a week ago; seems prophetic:

The U.S. Justice Department is warning local police in Arizona and California a group of rogue Mexican military commandos may be headed this way. They're thought to be setting up new drug smuggling routes and it could bring new violence to the border area.

They are elite "special forces" of the Mexican military trained in the U.S. at the School of the Americas at Fort Benning, Georgia and sent to "wipe out" one of the most powerful Mexican drug cartels.

But these soldiers deserted and became the muscle for the very cartel they were supposed to destroy....

I don't know if this is really an "invasion" as they are obviously not a government-sanctioned armed force, but if Mexican drug gangs are crossing the border and seizing American property at gunpoint in order to set up forward bases for drug smuggling and future paramilitary incursions, it certainly does require the government to repel them by force, just the way we would if an armed terrorist group was setting up base camps within American territory.

Thanks God we have a president who is strong, resolute, and knows how to fight bloodthirsty killers such as the ones currently crossing our...oh. Wait. We have no such president. Sorry. My mistake.

Somebody pull the president off the golf course. Tell him that perhaps now is not the best time to be fighting against the state of Arizona's attempts to identify illegal immigrants. And maybe this is not the best environment to push "comprehensive immigration reform", either. And could someone prepare him for the fact he might have a real, physical fight on his hands this time?

As a certain preacher used to say, seems like some Mexican chickens have come home to roost...

Updates here, with additional sources confirming the "incurions". I duno...

Update: Confederate Yankee did some legwork, says it's all a hoax. Oh, well - tell Baracky it's OK to finish the back nine...


John said...

"Thanks God we have a president who is strong, resolute, and knows how to fight bloodthirsty killers such as the ones currently crossing our...oh. Wait. We have no such president. Sorry. My mistake."

Jorge Boosh OTOH was known for his tough stance on border security. Of Iraq's borders, that is. When he said "bring 'em on" I didn't know if he was talking about Iraqi insurgents or illegal aliens.

Ray said...

My real fear is that if this post is indeed a fact it has the potential to turn into mayhem when the local armed citizens decide to take back their land. The left would spin that as crazy right wing racist gun nuts killing poor innocent Mexicans.
They do not want my solution which is put Predator drones and gunships on the border and shoot to kill anything that come across 24/7. It would only take a few days for the word to get out and illegal border crossing to approach zero. This is a border war and these people are the enemy.