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Originally posted by drwizardphd
The child was killed on Mexican soil?
That little nugget of info was conveniently left out of the other thread. I wonder why...
This is not an act of war. An act of war has to be state-sanctioned. However, this could greatly increase tensions if the officer who committed the murder is not tried or possibly even extradited to Mexico.
As I see it, there were two major slip-ups by officers on the US side:
1. They shot the kid on Mexican soil. Big mistake for obvious reasons.
2. They attempted to recover evidence from Mexican soil. Again, a major transgression of international law.
I had mixed feelings about this initially, but upon further revelation it is quite apparent that the US border officials were clearly in the wrong.
Originally posted by Dizzychicken73
You do realize that armed Mexican troops have crossed the border numerous times right? I'd say that's more of an act of war than on border guard defending his own life.
Mexian soldiers storm a house in Pheonix and kill occupants
Originally posted by enlighteneddante
reply to post by Izarith
Ok Izarith, what should that BP agent have done in this situation?
Should he have left the criminal that he was detaining to run like a coward?