Mexico Switching to Fist in a Velvet Glove?
September 08, 2005, 01:53 AM
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Is anyone else uncomfortable with the idea of convoys of dozens of Mexican Army vehicles with hundreds of troops invading American sovereignty?! ["Mexico sending storm relief convoy to U.S."]

Will the trucks be inspected for drugs, WMD or other contraband? Will there be a head count going in and coming out? Frankly, the opportunity for mischief is serious given the corruption of the Mexican Army, and the symbolism couldn`t be more disturbing.

Carrying water treatment plants, mobile kitchens and supplies to feed victims of Hurricane Katrina, the army convoy bound for Houston will be the first Mexican military unit to operate on U.S. soil since 1846. [...]

Large Mexican flags were taped to many of the 35 olive-green Mexican Army trucks and tractor trailers as they rumbled northward toward the border on Wednesday.

Other nations have managed to send aid without using troops; why not Mexico?