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U.S. citizens in the border city of Nuevo Laredo are on lockdown. They're being warned to stay inside until further notice after gun battles Thursday left eight people dead.
The newest State Department travel warning again singles out several border cities. It’s no surprise Juarez is on the list, but so is Nogales and Nuevo Laredo, which had been quiet until the last few months.
“On that particular Friday somebody had thrown a grenade into the American consulate. We came over on Saturday and there was no problem,” said John Wise a Nuevo Laredo visitor.
Originally posted by TrueSuperman
I live in Texas (not near the border, however), and have numerous close friends living in border cities. One friend told me today that citizens on the U.S. side in Laredo can hear grenades and gunfire coming from the other side of the border in Nuevo Laredo about 15-20 minutes away from him.
He says he feels pretty safe in Laredo, and that Laredo's government is doing a pretty good job with what they have. I would think our federal government will be forced to secure the border, sooner rather than later, if this continues.
These cities' pleas for help will only fall on deaf ears for so long. When the blood begins spilling on this side, unfortunately that's when we'll finally see a federal response that's worthwhile.
Originally posted by dragonridr
People please flag this thread people need to see whats happeing at or borders.
Originally posted by Fractured.Facade
Prediction for the not too distant future...
When enough Americans die the U.S. will have to respond and that response will be quickly condemned by many nations. Violence will escalate, the U.S. will have to take drastic measures to protect citizens, there may even be cross border incursions, brief occupations, and measured military strikes, all in the name of national security.
Have we learned anything from the Israeli/Palestinian conflict?
There are millions of illegals living in the USA, as the economy worsens, especially in Mexico the violence near the border can only escalate.
This will be our Palestine!
[edit on 23-7-2010 by Fractured.Facade]