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Thursday, February 01, 2007

"Not The Sunni Triangle?"

Source: newsday

Well, this seems appropriate after the last piece...
"A recent standoff between National Guardsmen and heavily armed outlaws along the Mexican border has rattled some troops and raised questions about the rules of engagement for soldiers who were sent to the border in what was supposed to be a backup role. Six to eight gunmen -- possibly heading for Mexico with drug money -- approached a group of Tennessee National Guard troops at an overnight observation post Jan. 3 on the U.S. side of the Arizona-Mexico border. No one fired a shot, and the confrontation ended when American troops retreated to contact the Border Patrol. The gunmen then fled into Mexico," the AP reports. "'I didn't think they were going to get that bold,' said Sgt. Samuel Perez of Savannah, Ga. 'It's kind of been chilling that somebody is going to be that crazy.' First Lt. Wayne Lee, a spokesman for the New Mexico National Guard, said soldiers 'are not supposed to get into a firefight. It's not the Sunni Triangle.'"


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