posted on Jun, 29 2014 @ 12:19 PM
a reply to: EternalSolace
We can get into what if's all day and you can appeal to emotion by using sentences like this
How many border agents do we have to sacrifice on the US/Mexican border before border security is taken seriously?
And no an apology would not be ok at that point, so don't try and take what I said and twist it into that.
But it doesn't change what actually happened.
The bird was doing a job on their side and it took them over the border, possibly unintentionally and then shots were fired. No one was hurt, and it a
bird wanted to hurt the agents, it very well could have. Probably warning shots as they had encountered unknown armed men. At that point tho they had
the means to do some damage but they did not. Does it make it right? Not really, but does it call for war or retaliation? Absolutely not. I am willing
to bet my big toe that we go into their air space. I am also willing to bet we have agreements with them that allow them in our airspace if they are
chasing someone, which would be the case in this situation.
And to ask for us to intercept any aircraft with 100 yards??? That is a pipe dream my friend.
100 miles sure, but 100 yards?! You do know that is the size of a football field right?
ETA: For what is worth, which will be not much I am sure, mexican authorities are saying that the bird never fired and what the agents heard/saw was
the smugglers/cartel member's firing at the helicopter.
Tomás Zerón de Lucio, director of the criminal investigation agency of the Mexican Attorney General’s Office, said three people were detained
during the operation, which targeted a ranch and a radio antenna used as a repeater by lookouts. Mexican officials said smugglers opened fire as
helicopters flown by federal police and military personnel swooped in. The only shots fired were by the smugglers, who had been using the ranch since
2006 as a way station for immigrant crossing and drug trafficking,
In the comments of the article
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