Mexican soldiers enter state, hold border agent at gunpoint
by Sean Holstege, The Arizona Republic
Four Mexican army soldiers entered southern Arizona and pointed their rifles at a U.S. Border Patrol agent early this week, the Border Patrol said.
The incident Sunday was the Mexican military's 43rd incursion across the U.S. border since October, the agency said. However, it was unusual because firearms were involved. The Border Patrol and the Mexican government are investigating, Border Patrol spokesman Mike Scioli said.The soldiers held their weapons on the agent for several minutes until he identified himself in Spanish, whereupon they lowered their guns and walked back across a gap in the fence, Scioli said.
In Washington, D.C., State Department spokesman Gonzalo Gallegos said the encounter "stemmed from a momentary misunderstanding as to the exact location of the U.S.-Mexican border." (link)
Yeah. Those Mexican soldiers didn't realize that the fence they had walked through - the only fence for miles around - separated their country from ours and that they were violating the law. They were just confused.
The State Department. This is another glaring indication that the enablers there are not on our side.