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Old 03-07-2011, 04:33 PM
 
Location: Orange County, CA
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On this day in history, exactly 100 years ago, President William Howard Taft, in response to the Mexican Revolution, deployed to the border 20,000 troops with orders to patrol it. History often does repeat itself, in this case, let us hope that it does. The border today is a far more dangerous area than it was a century ago, with the cartels and smugglers much more a threat than were bandits turned revolutionaries such as Doroteo Arango (Pancho Villa).
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Old 03-07-2011, 04:46 PM
 
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On this day in history, exactly 100 years ago, President William Howard Taft, in response to the Mexican Revolution, deployed to the border 20,000 troops with orders to patrol it. History often does repeat itself, in this case, let us hope that it does. The border today is a far more dangerous area than it was a century ago, with the cartels and smugglers much more a threat than were bandits turned revolutionaries such as Doroteo Arango (Pancho Villa).
Good... lets hope we can stop more people from crossing illegally in the country. Cartels are more of a threat to Mexico than the US. They are buddies with the US government.
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Old 03-07-2011, 07:40 PM
 
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Good... lets hope we can stop more people from crossing illegally in the country. Cartels are more of a threat to Mexico than the US. They are buddies with the US government.
Careful, you're stepping into Alex Jones/tinfoil territory there It's obviously lies after all. The US government never does any bad
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Old 03-07-2011, 08:31 PM
 
Location: SouthCentral Texas
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US teen killed by US troops while hearding his goats on border...

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REDFORD, Tex., June 26[1997]— It was an encounter between four camouflage-clad United States marines and a young man herding his family's goats on a rocky, desolate bluff of desert above the Rio Grande. It ended when one marine fired his M-16 rifle and hit the teen-ager, Esequiel Hernandez Jr., who bled to death on a windswept hill overlooking his adobe home and the cemetery where he was buried a few days later.
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The marines, from Camp Pendleton, Calif., were on a drug-surveillance mission, part of a military presence that has grown along the border since a decade ago, when the Reagan Administration secured a historic loosening of 19th-century laws barring the use of military forces in domestic law enforcement.
Been there, done that...didnt work.
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Old 03-08-2011, 01:42 AM
 
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On this day in history, exactly 100 years ago, President William Howard Taft, in response to the Mexican Revolution, deployed to the border 20,000 troops with orders to patrol it. History often does repeat itself, in this case, let us hope that it does. The border today is a far more dangerous area than it was a century ago, with the cartels and smugglers much more a threat than were bandits turned revolutionaries such as Doroteo Arango (Pancho Villa).
Too bad Obama doesn't have the spine to take this action instead he'd probably welcome them with care packages.
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Old 03-08-2011, 04:54 AM
 
Location: On a Long Island in NY
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I wonder how much longer we have before another bunch of Mexican bandits wipe out some small rural community in Arizona, New Mexico, etc?

The cartels are already giving Texas border ranch owners the "Plata o Plomo" deal so it's down to a matter of when, not if, things will get nasty.
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Old 03-08-2011, 07:23 AM
 
Location: Orange County, CA
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I wonder how much longer we have before another bunch of Mexican bandits wipe out some small rural community in Arizona, New Mexico, etc?
On March 9, 1916, Villa attacked the small town of Columbus, New Mexico, killing 18 Americans. As you say, something like this is quite possible, the cartels seem to have no fear, and are becoming ever bolder.
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Old 03-08-2011, 07:30 AM
 
Location: SouthCentral Texas
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On March 9, 1916, Villa attacked the small town of Columbus, New Mexico, killing 18 Americans. As you say, something like this is quite possible, the cartels seem to have no fear, and are becoming ever bolder.
I think Pancho Villa is dead; not much of a threat.... no? But thanks for the Hysteria lesson.
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Old 03-08-2011, 08:42 AM
 
Location: Orange County, CA
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I think Pancho Villa is dead; not much of a threat.... no? But thanks for the Hysteria lesson.
Correct, since 1923 to be exact. Not hysteria, realism. Villas men had bolt and lever action rifles, the cartels have modern weapons and far more men under their command than did Villas rag tag gang.
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Old 03-08-2011, 01:08 PM
 
Location: Phoenix,Arizona
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Obamas Character and his Policies have dictated his fate
along with his illegal sympathizers they will very soon
be made accountable

Americans have been very generous, but you can't be generous with people who hate this country and want to milk the system by entering illegally.
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