Saturday, June 28, 2014

Fox News Getting It Twisted.

       
     
            Fox News isn't exactly considered the most reliable source anymore. For a list of reasons I really don't want to get into. I will say I am a bit disappointed in an article released by them this week titled, "Mexico Sorry for Border Crossing, but US Marine's Apology Not Enough". The title alone already speaks volumes for the news source. Let's discuss the article first.
           The Tohono O'odham Indian Nation reservation lies on the Arizona-Mexico Border. According to the article, the area is a "hotbed for drug smuggling". Both America and Mexico are said to commit to operations in the area. Apparently Mexico drifted 100 yards into American air space and shot two rounds at our Border Patrol in the area. They did not hit anything and no one was injured. They said sorry.
           Fox should never have let this article hit their front page. Why? The comparison. It's not even apples and oranges. One of our citizens "accidentally" crossed into Mexico with a few guns. The man was arrested. His apology didn't get him out of jail. You can read more about it here.
            The opinion is that the U.S. shouldn't accept Mexico's apology for shooting at our Border Patrol, because Mexico didn't accept our citizen's apology. Even a certain Senator is quoted saying, "It's ironic that Mexico says it acted accidentally in this case, and they ask we accept an apology, when they refuse to acknowledge an authentic mistake on Andrew's part." Andrew is the man that crossed the border with weapons into Mexico.
           Our Border Patrol has plenty of unarmed innocent blood on their hands. We could pull up the numbers, but it might just be too embarrassing. I'm not saying it's okay that they shot at our officials. I'm not saying revenge is required either. I'm also not saying they shouldn't let Andrew go. I mean what are we going to do? Go to war with Mexico? Maybe at least our Border Patrol will stop shooting at every brown thing that moves in the desert knowing someone other than God is watching. I will say if a Mexican crosses into America with a gun he's dead. At least Andrew is still alive. This is just the opinion of one man.

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