Thursday, June 10, 2010

And in other Border disputes.....

A Mexican teen learns not to throw rocks at US Border Patrol officers: Mexico anger high as US Border Patrol kills teen
U.S. authorities said Tuesday a Border Patrol agent was defending himself and colleagues when he fatally shot the 15-year-old as officers came under a barrage of big stones while trying to detain illegal immigrants on the U.S. side of the Rio Grande.

It was quite aptly stated by John at the Power Line blog -
President Obama has not yet asserted that "everybody...certainly people here in the United States, want to know the facts of this tragedy -- what led to it, how can we prevent it in the future." Americans would not take kindly to calls for such an investigation. One suspects that even the Obama administration would resist them at attacks on the defense of the United States or at the least as intrusions on the sovereignty of the United States, as indeed they would be.

Indeed, all those people getting on Israel for shooting Palistinian rock throwers with rubber bullets seem to be rather quiet about condemning the US for this death.

Rocks can kill and the Boarder Patrol officers were justified in using deadly force to meet deadly force. You mess with the big boys, you play by big boy rules son.

Mexican President Felipe Calderon said Tuesday that his government "will use all resources available to protect the rights of Mexican migrants."

Flipe, you may want to put those resources to good use and put up a nice big wall with your border with the US - no illegal immigration, no confrontation, no violence.

Oh, sorry you didn't mean it that way?

Of course Mexico's Preseidnet is parroting the standard Transi-leftist cant and claiming this is "disproportionate".

The government "reiterates its rejection to the disproportionate use of force on the part on U.S. authorities on the border with Mexico," the president added in a statement.

"Disproportionate" seems to now mean any situation wherein a western democracy defends itself from an attack or incursion, whether great or small.

No word yet on whether the Turks will send a "peace activist" flotilla to assist in the breaking of the blockade preventing Mexicans from entering the US.

1 comment:

Scott said...

"Disproportionate" is exactly the level of force needed to discourage these things. Throwing rocks at the BP? Call in a wing of Warthogs from the nearest ANG base and cluster-bomb 'em. I bet you wouldn't see many rocks in the air after something like that!

Metaphorically speaking, of course.