TUCSON, Ariz. (CBS Las Vegas) — Border Patrol agents in Arizona were reportedly fired upon by a Mexican military helicopter that traveled across the border.

KVOA-TV reports that Mexican authorities were conducting a drug interdiction operation when the incident happened early Thursday morning on the Tohono O’odham Indian Nation. The Mexican chopper fired at the agents and then flew back into Mexico.

Art del Cueto, Border Patrol Tucson Sector union president, tells KVOA that they called and apologized for the incident.

“The incident occurred after midnight and before 6 a.m. Helicopter flew into the U.S. and fired on two U.S. Border Patrol agents,” del Cueto said in a statement to KVOA. “The incident occurred west of the San Miguel Gate on the Tohono O’odham Indian Nation. The agents were unharmed. The helicopter went back into Mexico. Mexico then contacted U.S. authorities and apologized for the incident.”

This is starting to get a little old.

  1. Enemy_of_the_State says:

    The Holder DOJ and DC AG have decided to ignore this act of war, the contempt order against a Mr. Holder, that ben-gazie guy and the IRS missing dicks or emails of the dicks.

    The VA may also be classified as TBTF so welcome to conscription to meet future head counts.

    • noname says:

      I guess you were equally upset when Uncle Sam helicopters violated Pakistan’s boarders? When U.S. Predator missile strikes violate the boarders and sovereignty of Nations (Yemen, Pakistan,…)??

      Unless you’re another repukaton hypocrite, your glad and applauding our top US military officials for warning Americans how our violation of the boarders and sovereignty of Nations create a state of ‘perpetual war’!!

      What goes around, comes around!

      • McCullough says:

        “I guess you were equally upset when Uncle Sam helicopters violated Pakistan’s boarders? When U.S. Predator missile strikes violate the boarders and sovereignty of Nations (Yemen, Pakistan,…)??”

        Yes, what Obama and Bush and Clinton and Bush and Nixon, etc…have done in that regard is an act of war.

        Got anything else?

        • noname says:

          Yes, Maybe Mexico is just doing what we do.

          Like, maybe Mexico goal is territorial expansion to the Pacific coast, not different then the goal(s) and machinations of President James K. Polk?

          Maybe Mexico should watch our big beefy American TV; ABC News gives a story lesson “Don’t Bully the Bullies”. Mexico should know better, “bully victims don’t need to fight back”….

          I am just saying…..

          I’ve got more if you like for the home of the innocent the brave and honest?

          • ± says:

            The Mexicans were conquered. The Germans were conquered. The American Indians were conquered. Etc.

            I guess you choose whose conquests you whine about.

            Whoever prevails by might is right, just like it has always been.

          • All_Repukes_are-EVIL_&Liars! says:

            Yep, that makes good sense!

            In a world of terrorism, biological and nuclear weapons, it once again establishes the fact that decisions in the international arena are taken on the governing principle of ‘might is right’.

            Power doesn’t SucK unless you’re not “too big to fail” and can’t hold a major government hostage or you don’t have NukeS!

      • bobbo, the pragmatic existential evangelical anti-theist and junior culture critic says:

        My misstep in Mexico notwithstanding…. seems to me that USA “must be” firing missles, operating drones, in others countries only with their consent. Otherwise it would be an act of war and a violation of some international law?

        I believe it enough to post the same now before I see if a quick google will turn that factoid up. It could be hard to find the right search words.

        Meanwhile, the law set aside, it doesn’t surprise me at all that large powerful countries have their way with smaller poor countries. That is the way of the world. What makes Mexico disturbing is that its the small weak country firing on the big guy==and probably with helicopters we gave them?

        The drug deal being rescued in my reading is supported by the vague reporting. “Two shots from the helicopter” sounds like small weapons fired from an open door rather than “the helicopter” itself firing. Flown by the Army but occupants are drug crazed pendejos?

  2. DonW says:

    Why was our military not there to return fire and PROTECT OUR COUNTRY?

    • jpfitz says:

      The numerous military bases in AZ were not called into action because the Mexican copter supposedly flew over the Tohono O’odham Nation, not the US. Doesn’t the Tohono O’odham Nation have their own Military? Oh wait.

      That’s all we need…early dawn lighting with US Army and Mexican gunships flying low above the desert with Border Patrol Agents scattered about.

  3. bobbo, the pragmatic existential evangelical anti-theist and junior culture critic says:

    I love to hate Mexico for invading and shooting at the USA….. so … these stories always make me feel like I’m being pimped.

    Could there be more to the story?

    Its not in Mexico’s OWN INTEREST to act this way…… so I don’t believe it.

  4. LuckyPierre says:

    Remember the Alamo!

  5. mojo says:

    “Sorry, you guys, but we just shot down one of your choppers by mistake. It wandered over the border, and the boys got a little trigger-happy. Hey, it happens. Anyway, take care.”

  6. RE@DER says:

    “The protagonist is Bob Arctor, member of a household of drug-users, who is also living a parallel life as Agent Fred, an undercover police agent assigned to spy on Arctor’s household. Arctor/Fred shields his true identity from those in the drug subculture, and from the police themselves. (The requirement that narcotics agents remain anonymous, to avoid collusion and other forms of corruption, becomes a critical plot point late in the book.)”

    The Mexicans can’t tell the difference between them. If you are corrupt you have a bigger network of potential customers. More customers keep pouring in to the country. The agents are dealers with aircraft and gunships.

  7. dusanmal says:

    Another example of Progressives being (physically) incapable of understanding concept of inevitable consequences. World is not Utopia.
    USA 1) Ignores own border security 2) Ignores long established source of stability in the World – sovereignty of other countries and their borders… Inevitable consequence obvious to anyone but Progressives: other people will attack. In this case likely corrupt drug/military cartel of Mexico. Trivial, inevitable, not “odd”.
    What to do? – Have you heard of anyone penetrating similar terrain, hundreds of miles long boundary of Area 51? At least doing so and living to tell? We have capability to authoritatively defend whole border in the same manner (also, are there millions even attempting to break in Area 51? – capability to cause inevitable consequence of people not even attempting such stuff). Money is not a breaking point. Will to defend and to actually kill smugglers of all kinds is missing. Now imagine ANY creature without will to defend itself in Nature…

    • Tim says:

      “”Will to defend and to actually kill smugglers of all kinds is missing.

      This pisses me off. Only Monsanto weed for you, then. And did you think Valtrex just grows on CVS loyalty cards?

    • Tim says:

      “”Have you heard of anyone penetrating similar terrain, hundreds of miles long boundary of Area 51?

      What? So now {alledged} undocumented refugees {mostly of which are mexican, according to Onion News Network} are smarter than Japanese turists, downwinders, and master aviator J. Stephen Fosset?????

      “”On September 3, 2007, Fossett was reported missing after the plane he was flying over the Great Basin Desert in Nevada failed to return.

  8. jpfitz says:

    I love the heading of the blog post, “Mexican military invades US”.
    It appears the chopper was raiding a ranch known for helping crossings to the US.

    “Tomas Zeron de Lucio, senior director of the Criminal Investigation Agency of the Mexican Attorney General’s Office, said in a statement that the helicopter was taking part in a raid on a ranch near the border being used by a criminal organization to smuggle drugs and illegal immigrants across the border into the United States”

    • All_Repukes_are-EVIL_&Liars! says:

      A helicopter fired only two shots, really(?)

      Tomás Zerón, the director of the Mexican attorney general’s office investigative office, said … “the helicopter was”.. shot at by criminals. Mexican authorities never fired any weapons and in fact never crossed into the U.S. side of the border, he said.

      Me thinks the U.S. border patrol would never lie; ¡Oye güey!, we mericans should say Mexico has weapons of mass destruction and invade! They got oil and tacos!

      Kill em all; let God sort em out!

  9. RE@DER says:

    “Morrow and Licciardello were arrested by NSW Police on 6 September 2007 outside the InterContinental Hotel after driving a fake motorcade through the Sydney central business district and breaching an APEC security zone.[57] The Chaser crew entered a secure area by masquerading as the motorcade of the Canadian delegation to APEC. They were arrested by police after Licciardello emerged from the car dressed as Osama bin Laden, near the hotel where U.S. President George W. Bush was staying.”
    A classic false flag op.

  10. MikeN says:

    Pelosi has declared ‘We are all Americans.’ so the helicopter was really an American one. It was Americans shooting at Americans, you should fix the headline in light of what Pelosi has said.

  11. deowll says:

    Very old.


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