- The Washington Times - Saturday, August 9, 2008

ANALYSIS/OPINION:

Here we go again. How many times will the government of the United States tolerate the violation of its borders by foreign soldiers (“Soldiers cross into U.S., hold guns to agent,” Page 1, Wednesday). This recent incident is not the first such dangerous incursion. As a matter of fact, this has happened quite frequently over a period of time and has been hidden from public scrutiny by our own government, with the complicity of the media.

This latest episode will most likely again be swept under the rug by claiming that those soldiers did not know where they were — a weak lie. They enter once, that’s a mistake; they enter twice, that might be a misunderstanding; but the third time they do it, it’s an act of war. Our own military — members of our own U.S. National Guard — last year literally ran from Mexican soldiers on our own soil. Nothing was done about it. That is disgraceful, that is disgusting, and something needs to be done about that.

The government tells us: “Oh, it’s no big deal, just a few Mexican soldiers crossing the border and threatening our Border Patrol agents with their weapons; nothing to get upset about.” If those were Indian troops, standing in Pakistan with their rifles pointed at Pakistani border guards, what do you imagine might be the result? It’s called sovereignty, folks. It’s sovereignty that allows a nation to defend its borders.

When one nation’s sovereignty is deliberately and continuously violated by the military of a neighboring nation, that is an act of war. The president and our socialist Congress are playing very dangerous games with our borders. President Bush cannot do a thing to protect them because he already promised to relinquish them when he signed the Security and Prosperity Partnership of North America (SPP), which is the precursor to the North American Union (NAU). Eventually, when enough patriots get disgusted with this periodic armed invasion of this nation, some violence may occur along that border. Just who’s fault will that be, Mr. President?

BOB DI STEFANO

Abingdon, MD

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