Things almost got considerably more testy against our southern neighbor, Mexico, last week.
While two U.S. soldiers were doing a routine surveillance mission along the U.S. southern border, a group of Mexican military personnel raised their weapons at our soldiers to order them out of the vehicle.
The armed soldier had his weapon taken away and they were detained for questioning by the Mexican military.
By all accounts, the Mexican military was wrong on all fronts here.
The U.S. soldiers were on the south side for the border fence, but still north of the actual border between Mexico and the United States.
United States Northern Command released a statement on the incident, which happened on April 13:
“On April 13, 2019, at approximately 2 p.m. CDT, five to six Mexican military personnel questioned two U.S. Army soldiers who were conducting border support operations in an unmarked [Customs and Border Protection] vehicle near the southwest border in the vicinity of Clint, Texas.”
Once the Mexicans had the soldiers in their custody, they disarmed the Sergeant, who was armed with a Beretta M9.
Northern Command stated, “After a brief discussion between the soldiers from the two nations, the Mexican military departed the area.
“The U.S. soldiers immediately contacted CBP, who responded quickly.
“Throughout the incident, the U.S. soldiers followed all established procedures and protocols.”
How Did It Happen?
As mentioned above, the U.S. soldiers were on the other side of the U.S. border fence.
The Mexican military personnel mistakenly thought the soldiers were on their side of the border.
The soldiers were unable to call for backup, as the Mexican military group moved “tactically fast.”
By the time the soldiers saw them, the Mexicans were already in a dominant position.
This is yet again an incident that went widely unreported in the mainstream media.
A quick online search only showed reports of the incident on Newsweek, CNN, and several alternative media outlets.
By all accounts, this was a very serious incident that could have been made much worse if our soldiers had acted more aggressively, yet the media just sweeps it under the carpet as though it never happened.
You can read the full report on Newsweek.
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