Monday, January 30, 2006

Invasion USA: The Prequel

Author Steve Sailer, writing for the blog VDARE.com -- a website that also answers the question "How can I report an illegal alien?" -- reminds us that the recent border incursion by men dressed in Mexican military uniforms was far from the first time such an incident took place. And many of those early 20th century incursions were part of the Plan of San Diego:
The second half of 1915 and first half of 1916 witnessed 30 terrorist invasions of Texas sponsored by the government of Mexico, and, in response, of Texas Ranger counter-terrorist excesses. Hundreds died and half the population of the Rio Grande Valley in Texas temporarily fled the guerrilla fighting. (his link)
Sailer cites Laredo author Robert Mendoza, who writes that a Mexican revolutionary was arrested in McAllen carrying a document calling for an uprising in the border states. He had been working for the self-proclaimed Mexican president Carranza, who was behind the border incidents:
Carranza's scheme to achieve diplomatic recognition and munitions was disguised as a Texas mexicano irredentist uprising.
Interesting and thought-provoking article.

2 Comments:

Blogger JB said...

Funny title - perhaps you see captions ala The Economist?

4:14 PM  
Blogger Mack Harrison said...

Actually, I try to write my headlines in a style similar to that of Reason magazine's Hit & Run blog (it's at www.reason.com if you're interested).

6:03 PM  

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