Tuesday, April 23, 2019

US Army Soldiers surrender weapons to Mexican troops WHILE ON US SOIL!

via Washington Examiner.
A senior defense official says the Pentagon is reviewing how U.S. soldiers responded during an incident this month in which Mexican troops detained and disarmed Americans on Texas soil.

The standoff between two U.S. soldiers and as many as six Mexican military officials on April 13 is believed to be the first of its kind, according to the senior defense official from Northern Command, or NORTHCOM. "This is the first incident that we're aware of that the two militaries came together," the official told the Washington Examiner.

Two Army soldiers from Washington state were sitting in an unmarked Customs and Border Protection vehicle south of the U.S. barrier but north of the international boundary near Clint, Texas, when Mexican troops moved in on them.

The Mexican soldiers, each carrying FX-05 Xiuhcoatl rifles, detained, disarmed, and questioned the U.S. troops. One soldier's Beretta M9 service pistol was taken from him and temporarily confiscated.

The Pentagon is now investigating the incident, which the official said "will help us modify any instructions that we're giving the troops" about how to deal with such a situation.

Troops deployed to the U.S.-Mexico boundary go through joint readiness staging, or training on how to handle dangerous situations in the area. The official said he could not recall anything similar to last Saturday's encounter having taken place during a previous active-duty troop deployment.

No official protocol exists for how to navigate a run-in with a foreign military, but the senior official said the soldiers were trained to "de-escalate" the situation. By surrendering at least one gun, they followed existing protocol, though it left them unarmed.
Story here. 

This shit is pissing me off.  First we have Sailors surrender their boats to a bunch of Iranians and now we have Soldiers surrendering their weapons to Mexicans while on US soil?

I'm raging.

I want to know why NORTHCOM commander isn't fired yet.

I want to know why they would send our troops out to the border with only sidearms.

This is bullshit and you can't convince me otherwise.

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