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Gun Battles And Grenade In Border Towns

From an unfazed Associated Press:

Gunbattles stir panic in 2 Mexican border cities

Wed Oct 20, 2010

NUEVO LAREDO, Mexico – Mexican soldiers battled gunmen in two cities across the border from Texas on Wednesday, prompting panicked parents to pull children from school and factories to warn workers to stay inside. Assailants in a third city threw a grenade at an army barracks.

The U.S. Consulate in Nuevo Laredo warned American citizens to stay indoors. The statement said there were reports of drug gangs blocking at least one intersection near the consulate in the city across from Laredo, Texas.

The local city government and witnesses reported several more blockades — a new tactic that has emerged in northeastern Mexico, where violence has soared this year amid a split between the Gulf and Zetas drug gangs.

Cartel gunmen frequently use stolen cars and buses to form roadblocks during battles with soldiers. Witnesses in Nuevo Laredo said gunmen forced people from their cars to use the vehicles in the blockades.

Shootouts also erupted in Reynosa, across from McAllen, causing a huge traffic jam in the highway connecting the city with Monterrey and Matamoros.

The local governments of Reynosa and Nuevo Laredo warned residents to stay inside through a series of Twitter and Facebook messages.

By the evening, the Nuevo Laredo government said in a Twitter message that the "situation of risk" had ended, and most of the vehicles blocking the roads had been removed

Isn’t it amazing the people who have joined the ‘Twitterati’? Of course it is probably safer than making such statements in public.

Witnesses and reporters at the scene said four shootouts erupted in Nuevo Laredo, including one behind a Walmart store near a residential area.

If only our news media and the rest of the ruling elite would go after these drug gangs with half the vigor they have gone after Walmart. 

Meanwhile, assailants hurled a grenade at military barracks in Matamoros, across the border from Brownsville. A Red Cross worker, who asked not to be named for security reasons, said four adults were injured, none seriously…

Another day, another barely noticed series of skirmishes on our border. Too bad the media don’t consider such events as newsworthy.

Naturally, they don’t want such the voters to be ‘distracted’ by these things during the elections.

This article was posted by Steve on Thursday, October 21st, 2010. Comments are currently closed.

5 Responses to “Gun Battles And Grenade In Border Towns”

  1. proreason says:

    Now we know why the Constitution prevents gun ownership for everyone but our official state superiors.

  2. Reality Bytes says:

    Had a thought listening to Levin last night (it happens – often). The 2nd amendment states “A WELL REGULATED Militia” & “the right of the people to keep and bear Arms, shall not be infringed”. Notice the regulation is on the miltia without any mention of such when it comes to the peoples’ rights to “keep & bear Arms.”

    Hmmmmm. You think they knew something we’re just finding out? Maybe they had some experience in well armed miltias….in red coats.

  3. Right of the People says:

    “If only our news media and the rest of the ruling elite would go after these drug gangs with half the vigor they have gone after Walmart.”

    Walmart doesn’t shoot pesky reporters, drug dealers do. Walmart will only shoot you with a lawyer.

    Isn’t it great that the third world is so close?

  4. Liberals Demise says:

    If the party spills over to our side of the border I say we send the Gucci suits from DC to the front line.
    They can ‘LAWYER’ their way out of this.
    Cowards and Liars!!

    • Adam Moreira says:

      But there’s a reason why it’s only on that side of the border…Felipe Calderon is a President in name only…also, because they don’t have a Second/Fourteenth as the USA does.

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