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Mexican Troops Enter U.S. to Bring Aid

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ASSOCIATED PRESS | September 09, 2005
SAN ANTONIO, Texas - A Mexican army convoy of nearly 200 people crossed the border into the United States on Thursday to bring aid to victims of Hurricane Katrina, becoming the first Mexican military unit to operate on U.S. soil since 1846.

Mexico's first disaster aid mission to the United States was greeted in San Antonio by honking car horns, welcome signs and cheering people wrapped in or waving Mexican flags.

"San Antonio is probably the most Mexican city in the entire United States," councilman Richard Perez said. Of the city's 1.2 million residents, roughly 500,000 identify themselves as being of Mexican descent, according to the U.S. Census.

Earlier, dignitaries from both Mexico and the United States greeted the soldiers at the Laredo border crossing.

The unarmed soldiers, physicians, nurses and dentists aboard the convoy wore green uniforms with yellow armbands that said "Humanitarian Aid" in Spanish.

Daniel Hernandez Joseph, the Mexican consul in Laredo, said the cooperation was understandable since the United States has helped Mexico following natural disasters, including the Mexico City's earthquake in 1985.

"We know what it is like to be on the other side of this, because of that we are saying thank you by responding in kind," he said.

The convoy includes two mobile kitchens that can feed 7,000 people a day, three flatbed trucks carrying mobile water treatment plants and 15 trailers of bottled water, blankets and applesauce.

After the convoy entered the former Kelly Air Force base, soldiers began setting up the kitchen to feed about 500 people Thursday night.

The Mexican government already was planning another 12-vehicle aid convoy for this week. It has sent a Mexican navy ship toward the Mississippi coast with rescue vehicles and helicopters.

Mexico has sent disaster relief aid missions to other Latin American nations, but not to the United States.

In 1846, Mexican troops briefly advanced just north of the Rio Grande in Texas, which had then recently joined the United States. Mexico, however, did not then recognize the Rio Grande as the U.S. border.

The two countries quickly became mired in the Mexican-American War, which led to the loss of half of Mexico's territory in 1848.
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post #2 of 23 (permalink) Old 09-11-2005, 05:07 PM
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So now what? you wanna push them back again and this time take Tijuana away from them so you can enjoy the donkey show without crossing the border?
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KV, you'd better go check your hub caps.

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Knowing how the US responses to invading forces (natural or otherwise) here is a suggested sign to put on the road against marching Mexican forces:
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This is a low point in US prestige. Foreign troops on our soil because we clearly weren't up to the job on our own. The world has seen this whole episode and I don't think they're too impressed by it.
I'm pretty disgusted right now.
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Give Texas back!

That would provide industries with cheap labor, GMC plants could move back closer to detroit!

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so did germans and others. http://www.dw-world.de/dw/article/0,1564,1704325,00.html

what this article didn't mention is that US turned that plane back because it didn't have the right papers.. nice.. (i couldn't find the original that i read the day of the incident.)



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Resident contrarian, here.

I think it is pretty neat the Mexico has sent aid to the USA. Yes, we could afford to do our own aid, but I think part of being a good neighbor is knowing how to accept help, even when it is not needed. We lose nothing and Mexico gains a great deal.

Same with practically any other country that renders aid to us. It is good for them and it is good for us. What's to lose?

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Resident contrarian, here.

I think it is pretty neat the Mexico has sent aid to the USA. Yes, we could afford to do our own aid, but I think part of being a good neighbor is knowing how to accept help, even when it is not needed. We lose nothing and Mexico gains a great deal.

Same with practically any other country that renders aid to us. It is good for them and it is good for us. What's to lose?

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It would put a damper on our pride. We're only in mid chest-thump.

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I heard this was the single largest convoy from Mexico to enter the country since Snoop Dogg's birthday party last month.
I was there, it was the ShiZiZILLE!!!
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