Act of War in Texas? Or is it a Hoax?

There has still been no coverage in the mainstream media about drug cartels seizing at least two American ranches in Texas.
Seems like this kind of thing would be more newsworthy than, say, Lindsay Lohan’s latest rehab mishap. But I’m sure the good folks at CNN, CBS, NBC and ABC know what they’re doing.

“In what could be deemed an act of war against the sovereign borders of the United States, Mexican drug cartels have seized control of at least two American ranches inside the U.S. territory near Laredo, Texas.

“We consider this an act of war,” said one police officer on the ground near the scene. There is a news blackout of this incident at this time and the sources inside Laredo PD spoke on the condition of anonymity.”

Word broke late last night that Laredo police have requested help from the federal government regarding the incursion by the Los Zetas. It appears that the ranch owners have escaped without incident but their ranches remain in the hands of the blood thirsty cartels.

The hostile takeover of the ranches has met with silence with local and national media.”

“As a native Texan who resided in South Texas and a former rancher, I find it interesting several internet bloggers have branded this story as a hoax because 1) The bloggers talked to the Laredo Police Department and the Webb County Sheriff’s Office who couldn’t confirm the story but didn’t deny it, 2) The bloggers cited the local media story who reported the local authorities couldn’t confirm the story with none of the authorities denying it, and, 3) The FBI, who gave a statement they won’t comment on rumors.

Armed with the “facts” the story was pronounced a hoax. A story originally reported by the site Digger’s Realm on July 24th at 4:11 AM. reported on the story on July 24th at 11:18 AM. The conclusions the story is hoax, based on a local media report and phone calls to the local authorities, were made within less than 24 hours after the story originally broke.

We believe there’s the possibility members of the Los Zetas gang, in the midst of a violent war with the Mexican military in Nuevo Laredo, hightailed it across the border seeking out a hideout on the ranches. Ranches purportedly located near Laredo in Webb County, TX, an area of 3,376 square arid miles of mesquite trees and prickly pear cactus. The Los Zetas gang members discovered by the ranchers who contacted the local authorities.

The local authorities, armed with the knowledge Las Zetas gang members are known to be extremely dangerous, potentially armed with assault weapons, grenades, and shoulder to arm rocket launchers, contacting the federal authorities for help. The possibility the federal government ordered the operation to be kept secret. Which isn’t so far-fetched when you compare this story to an earlier incident which occurred “sometime in May”, when the story was finally reported, and who reported it.

I find it fairly amusing bloggers are willing to declare this story a hoax. Amusing in that, 1) The very same local media failed report the incident which occurred in May. A story which involved Homeland Security, the U.S. Customs and Border Patrol, a nearby Sheriff’s Department, and the Mexican military. A story which wasn’t reported until weeks after the incident occurred.

A story which involved a Los Zetas plot to blow up the 5-mile long Lake Falcon Dam. Homeland Security issuing a warning, U.S Customs and Border Agents, local enforcement officers at the dam. The discovery of explosives, a plan, and Los Zetas gang members handing out handbills and using blowhorns warning Mexican citizens on the other side of the border to “get out”. The potential disaster of billions of water flooding an area inhabited by 4 million people on both sides of the border with the local news media, failing to file a report.

Laredo, TX, located 73 miles from the Falcon Dam, the nearest “local” media. The news source who reported the story, the Houston Chronicle who reported the Los Zetas Falcon Dam Plot incident on June 2nd. According to the Chronicle, the incident occurred “sometime in May”.

Also reported by certain bloggers, the assertion the hoax is an attempt to promote racial hatred against illegal immigrants which isn’t amusing, and shows a total lack of comprehension of the ethnicity of South Texas and Texas ranchers. Neither or Digger’s Realm reported “white” ranchers were involved, or, illegal immigrants.”

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