Tuesday, June 08, 2010

Ignore The 55 Bodies

For any real news of the world you have to visit foreign sources since our domestic version of what passes for news reporting is woefully inadequate.

A case in point is a couple of stories making the rounds. In the United States you are going to see a lot about an incident involving a shooting where a Border Patrol agent is accused of shooting a 14 year old Mexican citizen on a bridge in El Paso. Not much is given in the way of details, but we have the obligatory demand from Mexican officials for a full investigation.
A U.S. Border Patrol agent shot and killed a 14-year-old boy after a confrontation at an international bridge near downtown El Paso, Mexican authorities said Tuesday.

Chihuahua State officials released a statement Tuesday demanding a full investigation into the death of the boy, identified as Sergio Adrian Hernandez Huereca.

In the meantime Mexico is hardly the one to be pointing accusatory fingers to their neighbors to the north when a visit to the BBC brings forth the story of a mine shaft in which 55 bodies have been recovered so far, all apparent victims of the ongoing drug wars in that failed state.
Mexican police say 55 bodies have been recovered from an abandoned mine that appears to have been used as a mass grave by drugs gangs.

Human remains were first discovered in the silver mine near Taxco in Guerrero state at the end of May.

I known El Presidente Calderone has taken exception with our efforts to keep the drug lords on his side of the border, but we can't let him export this type of violence to our streets and there is no sense in letting the pressure off of him to do something and keep his nose out of our affairs.

The next time you run into some open borders advocates ask them if this is what they want in America.

Somebody infamous once said that one death is a tragedy, but a million deaths is a statistic. I don't recall who but I am sure it is one of the icons of the liberal left like Stalin.

A U.S. Border Patrol agent shot and hit someone on the Mexican side of the border Monday evening, the FBI said.

The shooting occurred after an assault on a Border Patrol agent, FBI Special Agent Andrea Simmons said. The Border Patrol agent shot from El Paso, Texas, across the border into Ciudad Juarez, Mexico.

The person was hit by the gunfire, but U.S. officials did not know whether he or she survived, Simmons told CNN. A spokesman for the mayor's office in Ciudad Juarez said Tuesday morning that officials were still investigating and could not say whether the person survived.

If this is the same incident referenced above we have now moved from killing a 14 year old to a gunshot fired in defense that may or may not have hit somebody on the other side. Sort of puts a different slant on the story doesn't it. Bullets don't recognize borders.

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