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Mexican Military Helicopter Flies Into U.S., Shoots at Border Patrol Agents, Flies Ba

Discussion in 'News & Current Events' started by Revmitchell, Jun 27, 2014.

  1. Revmitchell

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    According to a local news report from KVOA News 4 out of Tucson, Arizona, at least one Mexican military helicopter crossed into the United States early Thursday morning, shot at Border Patrol agents using lethal force and then flew back to Mexico. Once the helicopter was back on the ground in Mexico, an apology was issued.

    "The incident occurred after midnight and before 6 a.m. Helicopter flew into the U.S. and fired on two U.S. Border Patrol agents. The incident occurred west of the San Miguel Gate on the Tohono O'odham Indian Nation," Border Patrol Tucson Sector Union President Art del Cueto told KVOA News 4 in a statement. "The agents were unharmed. The helicopter went back into Mexico. Mexico then contacted U.S. authorities and apologized for the incident."

    U.S. Border Patrol Spokesperson Andy Adame issued a similar statement and said the incident is under investigation.

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    I'm sure Mexico wouldn't mind if the US Army sent over 1 or 2 coppers to fire on their border gurads.
     
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    1. The Mexican military does not have GPS in their helos?

    2. The next one should be shot down.
     
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    And we can't use this to say "give us our Marine back"?
     
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    We can but we won't (someone is asleep at his post).

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    He is not asllep he just doesn't care.
     
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    When they Rio Grande River demarcates the border, why would they need GPS? Even at night?
    Concur. So should the first one have been.
     
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    I was trying to be generous. From the air, rivers, hills, and other landmarks can be difficult to see at night in rural areas (not familiar with where this took place, but assume that it was).
     
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    I flew rotary wing in the U.S. Army for 20 years. I loved it when they equipped the Cobra with GPS, and of course the Apache had it from the time it was reengineered in the late 80s. But unless there was no moon and the sky was totally overcast -- I'm talking heavy cloud cover -- you can make out obvious landmarks such as rivers and mountains. Otherwise, there would have been a lot more Huey crashes due to pilot error. Hueys had nothing but LORAN navigation, which in Vietnam was virtually useless. I relied more on my strap-on plexiglass doodle board and inboard compass than I did LORAN.
     
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    Yes, that's also true.

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