Congressman Poe speaks out as another Mexican helicopter invades the United States
Mr. Speaker, U.S. Border Patrol agents have spotted yet another Mexican military helicopter incursion into Texas. That makes three times these helicopters have crossed the border into America this year, that we know of.
On Saturday, another Mexican military helicopter was in Texas, hovering near the Roma-Miguel Aleman International Bridge. Two other times this year, Mexican helicopters were photographed in Starr and Zapata Counties in Texas.
These military incursions are becoming routine. What are they doing here? We don’t know. Has our government protested this violation of international law? No one is talking. Our own government seems to be blissfully silent about these incursions. That’s why I’m asking Homeland Security Secretary Napolitano for some answers.
The Federal Government is MIA on our borders. Our government ought to spend less time protesting States like Arizona, trying to protect their citizens from border violence, and start getting some answers from Mexico about their military helicopters flying into the United States.
And that’s just the way it is.
While Governement treats American citizens as terrorists, Mexican military invades U.S.
Paul Joseph Watson
Friday, March 12, 2010
While the U.S. government and federal authorities busy themselves targeting American citizens as domestic terrorists, it seems they couldn’t care less about the fact that the military of a foreign power is flying around American airspace with wanton abandon.
Residents of Falcon Heights, a south Texas border town, saw a Mexican helicopter hovering over a house shortly after 6pm on Tuesday night. The chopper conducted surveillance for about 15 minutes before flying back to Mexico.
“They had armored individuals in the chopper, open ramp, very military looking, in style and preparation,” said Zapata County Sheriff Sigifredo Gonzalez Jr.
“It’s proof the Mexican military sees no boundaries,” reported local KRGV News’ Stephanie Stone, adding that the incident wasn’t the first of its kind and wouldn’t be the last.
“The markings I understand read ‘La Marina’ which is equivalent to the Mexican Navy,” said Gonzalez.
Local residents who saw the chopper refused to talk about it on camera, but the news report showed images of the helicopter.
KRGV contacted nearly a dozen government agencies in an attempt to get answers. After contacting the the FAA about the chopper, KRGV were told to talk to the Customs and Border Protection, who said they knew about the incursion but were apparently unconcerned.
State and local authorities refused to return phone calls about the incident after they were also contacted by KRGV.
“A U.S. Customs and Border Protection spokesman says that a Mexican military helicopter crossed the border into south Texas late Wednesday afternoon before returning to Mexico without landing,” reported the Associated Press.
“Richard Pauza said Thursday that customs officers had spotted the helicopter over U.S. territory near the Falcon Dam in Zapata County sometime after 5 p.m. Pauza said he had no other information.”
While the government trains federal authorities and law enforcement personnel that U.S. citizens are the biggest threat, they couldn’t give a damn about the fact that the military of a foreign government is violating U.S. airspace when it pleases.
Imagine if Soviet bombers or Iranian fighter jets were caught cruising around Los Angeles or Washington D.C. Would the government be at all concerned? Or are they too busy worrying about gun owners, Tea Party activists and Ron Paul supporters?
Indeed, this only helps the process of acclimating the American people to accept the sight of foreign troops on U.S. soil, a danger Congressman Ron Paul has characterized as a “horrible precedent” which is part of the “NAFTA scheme and globalization and world government.”
Mexican troops have been routinely caught entering U.S. soil and firing on U.S. border patrol agents as well as civilian border patrol groups.
In December 2003, Jack Foote, national spokesman for property protection group Ranch Rescue, told NewsMax how “two armed Mexican soldiers wearing green combat fatigues and Kevlar helmets” violated U.S. territory before opening fire on a position only moments after it was vacated by the border group.
An August 2008 CNN report found that Mexican troops and law enforcement had illegally crossed the border no less than 42 times just since the previous October, relating another case of how Mexican troops had crossed the border and pointed rifles at a U.S. border patrol agent.
In October 2007, Mexican soldiers engaged in an armed standoff with nearly 30 American law enforcement officials on the southern U.S. border.
“At a spot more than 200 yards inside the U.S., Mexican Army troops set up several mounted machine guns when U.S. Border Patrol agents called for backup,” reported the Inland Valley Daily Bulletin.