In my previous Note to you, I expressed my problems with Mexican Federal Military and Police violating US Territory. You have, as of yet, to address this and make public apologies and hand over those individuals suspected of doing so.
So let us start a list for you to ask questions of the Forces under your control.
1) From the Uncooperative Blogger, recording what the San Bernadino Sun put out the following in 2001 (article may require search on their website) 15 JAN 2006:
Later in that document we have recorded as many as 16 Mexican Federal Military crossing the border into the United States. And in case you needed the map, here it is from the DHS:The Mexican military has crossed into the United States 216 times in the past nine years, according to a Department of Homeland Security document and a map of incursions obtained by the Daily Bulletin.
U.S. officials claim the incursions are made to help foreign drug and human smugglers cross safely into the United States. The 2001 map, which shows 34 of the incursions, bears the seal of the president's Office of National Drug Control Policy.
The document states that since 1996, Mexican military personnel have crossed into the following Border Patrol sectors:
- San Diego County, 17 times
- El Centro, 58
- Yuma, Ariz., 24
- Tucson, Ariz., 39
- El Paso, Texas, 33
- Marfa, Texas, eight
- Del Rio, Texas, three
- Laredo, Texas, six
- Rio Grande Valley, Texas, 28.White House officials would not comment on the map and referred questions to officials at the Department of Homeland Security.
Kristi Clemens, a spokeswoman for the Department of Homeland Security, U.S. Customs and Border Protection, would not confirm the number of incursions, but said Saturday the department is in ongoing discussions with the Mexican government about them.
"We -- the Department of Homeland Security and the CBP (U.S. Customs and Border Protection) -- are determined to gain control of the border and will continue to collaborate with our partners on the border,'' Clemens said.
Perhaps that helps a bit, Mr. Presidente Fox?
And then the San Bernadino Sun reports this on 26 JAN 2006:
Border patrol agents and other law enforcement officials are angry that Mexican and some U.S. officials refuse to acknowledge that Mexican soldiers are crossing into the United States.So, not only are your military crossing the border at will, but it may very well be to help narcotics traffickers and drug smugglers. Such a wonderful state of affairs, Mr. Fox. And then the Sun had previously reported on 19 DEC 2005:
Some officials suggested Wednesday that the confrontation between Texas law officers earlier this week was with drug smugglers, not Mexican soldiers assisting narcotics traffickers across the Rio Grande.
But a Border Patrol agent who spoke on condition of anonymity said continuous cover-ups by Mexican and U.S. officials have put many agents and American lives in danger.
"I think it shows how desperate the situation has become. I think it's insulting to expect Americans to believe what (Department of Homeland Security Secretary Michael) Chertoff and the Mexican government are saying," the agent said Wednesday.
In the Sonoran Desert along the Texas border, Border Patrol agents say they're often confronted by corrupt Mexican military units in the employ of violent drug smugglers.Yes, Mr. Fox we have been playing very nice now for years now while such things go on routinely. But the Sun goes on with this article on 24 JAN 2006:
These run-ins have become so regular that the Department of Homeland Security eventually issued written directives a "what to do" list, of sorts that agents carry with them while patrolling the area.
"These are active Mexican military that have sold out to the cartels," said an agent in Arizona, who spoke on condition of anonymity. "We talk about cooperation with the Mexican government, but most of them seem to be on the take. The administration, the DHS, they are very hushed about this."
The "Military Incursion" card states: "Mexican military are trained to escape, evade, and counter-ambush if it will effect their escape." The card informs border agents of the procedures necessary when encountering Mexican army personnel. It also asks agents to hide from Mexican military that may be operating in the area and try to "avoid it."
"It's like we're having a battle on the border that no one speaks of," the agent said. "The Border Patrol lives in constant fear of pleasing the consulate general of Mexico. It's one of the things that's most mystifying to line agents that the U.S., which is one of the most powerful nations in the world, would cater to the Mexican government."
Mexican soldiers and civilian smugglers had an armed standoff with nearly 30 U.S. law enforcement officials on the Rio Grande in Texas Monday afternoon, according to Texas police and the FBI.So, deciding to cross the border, armed more than a standard police or even FBI team and helping out Narcotics traffickers. Shall we go on, Mr. Fox?
Mexican military Humvees were towing what appeared to be thousands of pounds of marijuana across the border into the United States, said Chief Deputy Mike Doyal, of the Hudspeth County Sheriff's Department.
Mexican Army troops had several mounted machine guns on the ground more than 200 yards inside the U.S. border -- near Neely's Crossing, about 50 miles east of El Paso -- when Border Patrol agents called for backup. Hudspeth County deputies and Texas Highway patrol officers arrived shortly afterward, Doyal said.
"It's been so bred into everyone not to start an international incident with Mexico that it's been going on for years," Doyal said. "When you're up against mounted machine guns, what can you do? Who wants to pull the trigger first? Certainly not us."
An FBI spokeswoman confirmed the incident happened at 2:15 p.m. Pacific Time.
ICE did not return calls seeking comment.
Doyal said deputies captured one vehicle in the incident, a Cadillac Escalade reportedly stolen from El Paso, and found 1,477 pounds of marijuana inside. The Mexican soldiers set fire to one of the Humvees stuck in the river, he said.
Doyal's deputies faced a similar incident on Nov. 17, when agents from the Fort Hancock border patrol station in Texas called the sheriff's department for backup after confronting more than six fully armed men dressed in Mexican military uniforms. The men -- who were carrying machine guns and driving military vehicles -- were trying to bring more than three tons of marijuana across the Rio Grande, Doyal said.
Doyal said such incidents are common at Neely's Crossing, which is near Fort Hancock, Texas, and across from the Mexican state of Chihuahua.
"It happens quite often here," he said.
Deputies and border patrol agents are not equipped for combat, he added.
2) The Washington Times, reporting this on 17 JAN 2006:
The U.S. Border Patrol has warned agents in Arizona of incursions into the United States by Mexican soldiers "trained to escape, evade and counterambush" if detected -- a scenario Mexico denied yesterday.Your spokesman, Mr. Zamora seems unaware that there is a RIVER that marks the majority of the border between the US and Mexico. Perhaps you could familiarize him with such?
The warning to Border Patrol agents in Tucson, Ariz., comes after increased sightings of what authorities described as heavily armed Mexican military units on the U.S. side of the border. The warning asks the agents to report the size, activity, location, time and equipment of any units observed.
It also cautions agents to keep "a low profile," to use "cover and concealment" in approaching the Mexican units, to employ "shadows and camouflage" to conceal themselves and to "stay as quiet as possible."
Border Patrol spokesman Salvador Zamora confirmed that a "military incursion" warning was given to Tucson agents, but said it was designed to inform them how to react to any sightings of military and foreign police in this country and how to properly document any incursion.
Mr. Zamora added that although incursions by the Mexican military do occur, they usually have taken place in areas of the border "not marked by monuments or signs." He said U.S. military units also have crossed mistakenly into Mexico.
3) WorldNetDaily gives us this article on 11 APR 2005:
WASHINGTON - The Mexican army is escorting those attempting to cross over the U.S. border illegally, including known drug-runners - to areas not patrolled by the Minuteman Project near Naco, Ariz., say Border Patrol sources and other officials including a U.S. congressman.Perhaps you could look into this for us, Mr. Presidente, and then hand over those suspected of doing so the the United States for prosecution?
Rep. Tom Tancredo, R-Colo., chairman of the Congressional Immigration Reform Caucus, denounced the action by the Mexican military and called on President Bush to do the same."President Bush should publicly denounce Mexico's latest act to curb U.S. law," said Tancredo. "The president of Mexico is threatening to sue any member of the Minutemen who have contact with a Mexican national, threatening to take the U.S. into the International Court of Justice at the Hague over the passage of Prop 200 in Arizona, and is providing transportation to Mexican nationals trying to sneak into the U.S. One could say he is acting in the best interest of his nation. Isn't it unfortunate we cannot say the same thing about President Bush?"
4) And then there is this felony offense as reported by Glynn Custard at VDARE on OCT 2000:
The latest publicized incursion took place in March near Santa Teresa, New Mexico. Two Mexican army Humvees penetrated more than a mile into the United States and fired on a mounted border patrolman and on a border-patrol vehicle. The soldiers were detained but were later returned to Mexico along with their weapons. There was no official protest from Washington, even though firing on a U.S. law officer is a felony offense.Yes, Mr. Fox, that is not nice nor good nor legal at all.
As I have reminded you doing such things are Casus Belli in and of themselves, no matter what the reason or cause. And for those actually *helping* criminal activity and are under your government's direct supervision and control, these are true Acts of War.
You have hemmed and hawed and blamed the US while Mexican soldiers continue to violate US Sovereignty. There is no excuse for this, Mr. Fox.
There is no reasoning to allow this, Mr. Fox.
The next time your troops or police violate US National Territory they may find themselves unwelcome and seen as invaders, for that is exactly what they are, no matter how short the occupation.
I have personally classed your Nation as neutral to the United States.
I am beginning to suspect that the actual classification is hostile with intent to harm the United States.
You can prove me wrong by actually finding and handing over those involved in each and every incident, making amends diplomatically, making payments to those who have suffered ANY losses and finding other ways to APOLOGIZE to the United States for violating its territorial integrity and National Sovereignty WITHOUT CAUSE.
And if you do not control your own Military and Federal Police, who exactly DOES? We would like to find them and talk with them as they appear to be more legitimate internationally and have more power than you do over your Federal Forces.
Good day, Presidente Fox.