by Brian Hayes | Top Right News
These are acts of war — but Barack Obama is doing nothing about it.
First it was armed incursions by Mexican troops into Arizona and Texas, holding agents at gunpoint and shooting at American citizens. Then it was Mexican helicopters crossing the border and firing on our border agents.
Now a new stunning incident came this past weekend, U.S. Border Patrol agents on the American side of the Rio Grande were forced to take cover Saturday night when high-caliber weaponry was fired at them from the Mexican side of the river.
And it appears, as had been suspected, that the Mexican cartels are using the mass surrender of youth and families to agents as cover to transport very dangerous individuals into the United States.
The weapons were fired at the U.S. side of the riverbank in the area of the Rincon Peninsula across the Rio Grande from Reynosa, Mexico, at about 8:30 p.m., sources sources told FoxNews’ Jana Winter. Bullets ricocheted into an area where Border Patrol agents were positioned, said Rep. Louie Gohmert, R-Texas.
Border Patrol sources confirmed Gohmert’s account, and said the shots may have been fired by .50-caliber weapons.
“We don’t have any armor that can stop a .50-caliber round, so our Border Patrol agents had to take cover when the rounds were ricocheting around them,” said Gohmert, who has been in the area for the last week to get a first-hand look at the border situation.
“When the shooting stopped, about 40 to 50 people came out on the U.S. side and turned themselves in. So clearly the rounds were being fired to suppress every effort to stop anybody intervening with anyone or anything coming across,” Gohmert added. “We have no idea what or how many or whom came across with the other illegal immigrants.
Sources said they believe the gunfire came from members of Mexican drug cartels, which include former military members trained in shooting that type of weaponry.
Border Patrol sources said the rounds were clearly identifiable because .50- caliber weapons make a distinctive noise when fired. Sources said they also believe this is the first time that Border Patrol agents have taken direct fire from the Mexican side of the river in this area.
“I don’t know why we’re out here like sitting ducks,” one Border Patrol source said. “We need help.”
Don’t expect Barack Obama to help. He refuses to obey his own oath on a Constitution that demands he defend border states from invasion and attack. Heck, he won’t even visit the border.
Either Texas asserts its own authority to defend its border, or this will only get worse.