While we focus on the safety of Iraqis, "Late-night gunbattles with gangs who forced citizens from their cars and used the vehicles to block streets paralyzed a border city, and the sound of gunfire alarmed Texans on the U.S. side of the Rio Grande. The Nuevo Laredo city government posted messages on Facebook warning citizens to stay indoors as the battles erupted at several intersections in the city across from Laredo, Texas. Frightened people on the U.S. side of the border called emergency dispatchers after hearing the gunfire, Laredo police spokesman Joe Baeza said Thursday. But he said there was no spillover violence."
You know it's only a matter of time before someone on our side of the border is struck by stray bullets and "friendly" fire.