FoxNews.com is reporting that Fort Hancock, Texas is preparing itself for the fallout from a Mexican cartel battle over El Povernir, Mexico. Fort Hancock is located at Exit 72 on Interstate 10 southeast of El Paso.
At least 30 residents of El Porvenir, located about four miles from the Texas border town of Fort Hancock, have crossed into the U.S. and asked for political asylum, telling authorities that they fear for their lives. Fort Hancock officials tell FoxNews.com that they consider the situation serious.
“We just got word that the cartel has threatened to kill children in schools across the border unless parents paid $5000 pesos,” said Mike Doyle, chief deputy sheriff of Hudspeth County. And that time might come sooner than later. Schools Superintendent Jose Franco said word has spread that everyone in the Mexican town must stay indoors while members of rival cartels prepare for a shootout.
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Analysis.”He said El Porvenir has been contested for some time, and machine gun fire is often heard coming from the town. “The mayor and his son were recently murdered,” he said. “They even have a pickup truck with a .50 caliber machine gun on top.”.” Pardon me?!!! Exactly what is going on here? Why is not a sizable portion of the First Cavalry Division not bivouacked here YESTERDAY!!!
It is real obvious that the war between the cartels and the Mexican government is totally out of control. At least Woodrow Wilson had the good sense to send “Black Jack” Pershing after Pancho Villa after the attack on Columbus, New Mexico. The mission wasn’t real effective but at least the show of force was made. I suspect that the First Cav will be a lot more effective than Black Jack and Georgie Patton.
If the government is not prepared to defend the people and the sovereignty of the United States, perhaps it is time to fix that problem.