The handwriting is on the wall. While the police acknowledge they can do nothing more than warn people, the Texas governor and attorney general continue to call for more military "border security" from the federal government . As if that would stop the bullets from flying, bullets that probably come from weapons purchased in Texas. Neither the bullets nor a military responses from the U.S. will lead to anything good.
Drug war sends bullets whizzing across the border: Shootouts in the drug war along the U.S.-Mexico border are sending bullets whizzing across the Rio Grande into one of the nation's safest cities, where authorities worry it's only a matter of time before someone gets hurt or killed. At least eight bullets have been fired into El Paso in the last few weeks from the rising violence in Ciudad Juarez, Mexico, one of the world's most dangerous places. And all American police can do is shrug because they cannot legally intervene in a war in another country. The best they can do is warn people to stay inside. Officers say the types of bullets used in the drug war can travel more than a mile before falling to the ground. August 24, 2010, AP
A bullet across the Rio Grande: How fares the war on drug lords in Mexico? A stray bullet hit El Paso, Texas, from the Mexican side of the border Saturday. It was the latest spillover of a war on drug barons waged by President Felipe Calderón. After nearly four years, the war needs more than a military solution. August 24, 2010, editorial, Christian Science Monitor
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