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Digger at The Cypress Times reports:
The bloodbath continues along our southern border and now word is coming in that Los Zetas, the highly trained killers formerly with the Gulf Cartel, have crossed into the United States and taken over at least two ranches in the Laredo, Texas area. I am receiving word that the owners of the ranches have evacuated without being harmed.
Anonymous sources in law enforcement in the Laredo area tonight have passed on word that US law enforcement agencies are in the area and are weighing their options regarding the ranches. The media has been silent on this incident and some law enforcement in the area says that they are furious that the media is not reporting the whole story of the continued violence along the border. Their frustrations are understandable because keeping the truth suppressed continues to hamper law enforcement from receiving the true support they need along the border.
The ranch assaults come on the heels of attacks in Nuevo Laredo that shut the city down as a gun-battle raged in the streets. Los Zetas blocked off intersections with vehicles and used fragmentation grenades to attack Mexican law enforcement. In the end 12 were killed and 21 injured in the assaults. Citizens in the area were told to stay in their homes and bullets whizzed all around.
[…] The U.S. Consulate went on to say, “The consulate confirmed that fragmentation grenades were used in the attacks and that suspected drug-gang members had blocked several roads, adding that it advised ‘all U.S. citizens in Nuevo Laredo to remain indoors until the security situation improves.’”
US Citizens in Laredo called 911 after hearing gunfire and explosions just across the border. Laredo police spokesman Joe Baeza deflected the concerns of citizens with what I see as utter contempt. He said there was no spillover violence onto the US side and “We were getting reports from people who live on the river’s edge that they could hear gunfire and explosions from the Mexico side,” Baeza said, “We didn’t have any incidents on the American side. It’s hard for people to understand who don’t live here … They’re not Vikings, they’re not going to invade us, it doesn’t work that way.”
Let’s see if all the elements are here: “…deflected the concerns of citizens…” Police minimize citizen’s concern. Check.
“…US law enforcement agencies are in the area and are weighing their options regarding the ranches.” US Border police piddle about, unable to make a decision. Check.
“…some law enforcement in the area says that they are furious that the media is not reporting the whole story of the continued violence along the border.” MSM ignores the news, because: 1. It doesn’t fit the leftist narrative, 2. There is no one available at JournoList to aid and abet the invaders. Check.
The Los Zetas are highly trained killers initially trained by United States Special Operations forces to combat the drug cartels within Mexico.
An act of war? You betcha! Where’s Holder? Where’s Clinton? Where’s Obama? Is anyone there?
DiggersRealm has more, with multiple updates. Background here, including some speculation about the news blackout. Digger is too kind to give the current regime the benefit of the doubt as to WHY this news is being squashed or WHY there has been no immediate and decisive retaliation to this attack on American soil.
Cross-posted at RedState
UPDATE III: MM thinks it’s a hoax. Overnight more contradictory information emerged. Will we ever know the truth?
Final UPDATE: Via Phineas, yes, hoax, hoax, hoax.