Mexican soldiers in service to drug cartels attacked a rival who had fled his home in Juarez. The problem is, the rival had fled to Phoenix, Arizona and the soldiers crossed the border illegally and carried out an assassination on US soil.
The Examiner has an editorial on this outrage:
Unbelievable, but true. And what's worse is that the drug wars in those northern Mexican states are getting more violent with local police and even the army powerless to stop them.
On June 22, Mexican soldiers clad in full body armor and armed with AR-15 assault rifles invaded a private home, firing an estimated 100 rounds and killing its occupant. But this didn't happen in Juarez, where a bloody power struggle between competing drug cartels has now spread to busy downtown streets. It happened in Phoenix. Police officials initially claimed there was "no credible evidence" that members of the Mexican Army were involved. But Mark Spencer, president of the Phoenix Police Enforcement Association, said officers on the scene reported that at least one suspect admitted "he was Mexican military" whose "group targets drug dealers and their stash houses," including the one on Cypress Street in Phoenix.
But this latest armed incursion into the fifth largest American city was not a benign attempt to help U.S. officials fight the war on drugs. The warring Sinaloa and Gulf cartels are hiring Mexican soldiers to protect their interests - not ours. Spencer said the captured suspect also admitted that "they were planning on ambushing the [Phoenix Police] officers following them, but didn't only because they didn't have any ammunition left." Many high-ranking police officials in Mexico have been killed by drug thugs. In the Mexican village of Villa Ahumada, the mayor and the entire 20-man police force resigned recently after six people - including three officers - were gunned down. U.S. law enforcement officials report that even members of drug cartel families are moving to Arizona to escape the violence, with moonlighting Mexican soldiers in hot pursuit.
In a June, 2006 article in The American Spectator, Judd Slivka reported that Mexican troops were crossing the border hundreds of times while escorting drug traffickers, sometimes firing on outgunned local sheriff's deputies and Border Patrol agents from .50 caliber machine guns mounted on the back of black Humvees. A Fox affiliate in El Paso filmed Mexican soldiers crossing the Rio Grande.
Perhaps the federal government could take action that would...
Who am I kidding. THIS government? THIS president? May as well cut a hole in the border and post a sign offering the Mexican military thugs safe and unobstructed passage while requesting they not harm any Americans when they shoot their guns.
I guess this means we better get used to the idea that there is no such thing as American sovereignty anymore, that along with individual responsibility, clean politics, and self sufficiency, such outmoded concepts belong in the dustbin of history and should not apply to America anymore.