Like something that could almost be pulled from a scene from the 1980s action film “Red Dawn”, reports surfaced from the last couple weeks that armed Mexican soldiers disarmed and detained two American soldiers while on American soil in the state of Texas.
According to TheBlaze, the Mexican army “briefly detained a pair of U.S. soldiers who were conducting a routine surveillance mission. What’s worse: The U.S. soldiers were sitting on the Texas-side of the border when the incident occurred.”
In a statement provided to CNN by the United States Northern Command, “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.
Additional information was provided to Newsweek by U.S. Northern Command stating “After a brief discussion between the soldiers from the two nations, the Mexican military members 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.”
As of now, the Mexican military has released a statement to the press citing confusion regarding jurisdiction around the natural border of the Rio Grande which separates the United States from Mexico. On April 20, 2019, Reuters picked up the story after Mexico’s government released their statement. Mexico claimed that it had “deep concern’ regarding “armed groups that intimidate and extort migrants on the border, shortly after the ACLU and Democratic senators called for a probe into such citizen efforts to block migrants from crossing.”
It is known that for several decades, armed militia groups have taken it upon themselves to recon the areas that Border Patrol often does not often have the resources to dedicate men too, thus prompting border town citizens to take it upon themselves to block the flow of illegal aliens as well as drug traffickers and cartel smugglers.
Source: TheBlaze, CNN, NewsWeek, Reuters