Thursday, January 13, 2011

"It is completely unacceptable that Americans at work, doing their job in America, come under gun fire from across the border in Mexico." ...blah, blah, blah, blah, blah...

Hey Congressman, Texas is part of the United States the last time I checked...get that usurper in the White House to do his job and we wouldn't have these problems.  You guys are all talk and no action!

Source: El Paso Times

Mexican gunman fires across border toward U.S. highway workers
By Adriana Gómez Licón and Daniel Borunda / El Paso Times

FORT QUITMAN, Texas - At least one Mexican gunman fired toward U.S. road workers 25 miles east of Fort Hancock, Texas, about 10:30 a.m., said Arvin West, sheriff of Hudspeth County. 
County employees were working on the Indian Hot Springs Road, a county road that runs almost adjacent to the western Texas-Mexico border. They heard shots coming from the Mexican side and departed the area.
West said the four workers were not injured.
West said his sheriff's office and the Texas Ranger Division were investigating the shooting. West said drug smugglers use the area to traffic narcotics and appeared to have fired their guns to scare the road workers away.
Hudspeth County sheriff's chief deputy Mike Doyle said a rancher spotted a white truck fleeing the area on the Mexican side, about three-quarters of mile from where the workers were filling a hole in the road.
One of the four workers said he heard eight shots from a high-powered rifle during the incident.
Two Texas Rangers, West and Doyle arrived about 4 p.m. at the scene where the four county road workers saw the bullets hit. They were looking for the bullets with a metal detector.
Indian Hot Springs Road is an unpaved road that runs about half a mile from the border. Fort Quitman is west Texas ghost town 25 miles east of Fort Hancock and 80 miles east of El Paso. The area where the bullets hit is privately owned and lent to Hudspeth County to store the gravel and rocks used to fill holes left by lastyear's rains in the area.
Texas Gov. Rick Perry's spokeswoman Katherine Cesinger said the governor's office had yet to confirm the incident.
"If these reports are true, it is yet another incident of border violence and spillover," Cesinger said. "It goes back for the need for the federal government to provide more resources to the border, which is certainly feeling the effects of the escalating violence in Mexico."
U.S. Rep. Francisco "Quico" Canseco, who represents the area, was angered by the report.
"It is completely unacceptable that Americans at work, doing their job in America, come under gun fire from across the border in Mexico," Canseco said. "Our border is not secure from violence that threatens American lives. Securing our border against the cartels and their violent threat must be a top priority."


Bartender Cabbie said...

What I noticed most was the pansy response from the Gov. office. Typical. The feds won't do anything really to stop this so the states must take matters under control. Perry and Co. are cowards.

Storm'n Norm'n said...

Right on Cabbie...

Can't you just see this whole mess turning into an all out war?

It's too bad the politicians don't have the same foresight...but then again, some of them want it to happen...namely Obama and company!