Shootout between U.S. law enforcement and drug smugglers across the Rio Grande

Posted on June 10, 2011

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Nothing says the border is more secure than ever  than having drug smugglers fire at law enforcement after being chased back to Mexico across the Rio Grande:

WESLACO, Texas (AP) — Investigators say about 300 rounds were fired during a shootout across the Rio Grande between U.S. law enforcement and suspected drug runners.

But they say only about six came from the suspects.

Asked about the overwhelming response, U.S. authorities said Friday they have a “zero tolerance” policy when guns are pointed at them.

The Texas Department of Public Safety says it believes three suspects in Mexico were injured or killed in the shootout Thursday.

The shootout started when the U.S. agents spotted a Dodge Durango on U.S. soil. By the time they reached the scene, the suspected smugglers had moved marijuana from the vehicle onto rafts and returned to Mexico. They fired guns and threw rocks at U.S. authorities.

My question:  why bother smuggling the drugs across at all when it’s been reported that 127 corrupt border agents took bribes over the past few years to allow loads of drugs and illegal immigrants safe passage into the country right at border checkpoints?   What do you think of that? Do you feel safer yet?

The Obama administration must have pretty low estimation of Americans’ intelligence by continuing to parrot the “borders are safer than ever” meme thinking that we will actually believe it.  Don’t buy the hype.  Just because someone says something doesn’t make it true.