About Mexican Troops Cross Border, Hold Border Agent Page 3
|August 7th, 2008||#22|
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You say we have the resources to do both but apparently we don't because BP still complains to this day that they are undermanned as does the NG and the military. The BP is a law enforcement force not a military one, it cannot be expected to protect our frontier from Mexican military opposition. If the National Guard was where it was supposed to be then maybe we wouldn't have have bribed Mexican soldiers on our territory protecting drug shipments. Hurricane Katrina was another example of why the NG should not have been sent overseas.
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|August 7th, 2008||#23|
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A. your getting off toppic, when you discuss the pros and cons war in iraq.
B. I believe, correct me if im wrong, that assisting the regular army in Iraq falls under the NG roles as well.
C. Law enforcement is a very general term. The nice guys(actually usually not very nice) in the picture 5.56 posted in the first page are Police officers, of the Israeli Border Guard. They belong to the Police but have M16s, M4s, M240s, Sniper Rifles and armored 4wd vehicles. An agency that is called uppon to protect the border, should be capable of handling small intrusions, even if they are made by soldier of a foreighn military. A mexican soldier with a rifle is no diffrent to handle than a mexican gang member with a rifle. You first warn and attempt to arrest, later shoot to kill, as the target is armed.
Also i believe it dosent have to come to that, cause the minute you show up with gear like that and ROEs that allow you to engage, people will not mess with you.
|August 7th, 2008||#24|
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I shall return-
General Douglas MacArthur
Last edited by Fox; August 7th, 2008 at 21:24..
|August 7th, 2008||#25|
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You're acting like this is the first time that the National Guard has been federalized. It's not it's part of the mission. WWI,WWII, Korea, Vietnam, Gulf War all have seen the NG federalized and activated to some extent.
FWIW the guard unit's who are working on the border are also federalized. Were they under the activation of the Governor their actions and duties would be even more limited in scope.
The Texas National Guard being deployed in part has no bearing on whether or not these incursions are occurring on the border. They never maintained a permanent presence there anyway. So "the cats away" just don't hunt. None of this has one thing to do with the the war in Iraq.
This happens just like it's always happens because the US buys the OOPS! We were lost. And refuses to press the issue.
This isn't something that is a recent event. I grew up in Starr County and Hidalgo County Texas on border. Mexican Military and Police have always made incursions into the US and until something is done by our goverment they always will make incursions.
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|August 8th, 2008||#26|
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It seems obvious that the US has a problem with some of its southern neighbours. and from what I read, this has at least in part been encouraged by certain groups of US citizens who do not wish to lose the cheap labour that infiltrates that border.
I feel that if the US started to clean up their act on their own side of the border, the remainder of the problem would be much easier to solve. this could come out of the budgets of all affected departments, e.g. Homeland security.
It's going to end up like the Berlin Wall, but that may well be the cheapest and easiest way to go, then institute a regulated "Guest Worker" system if you must. At least that way they will pay taxes and be entitled to healthcare etc., whilst in the USA.
If what has been said here about them bleeding the country dry, is correct, you have nothing to lose and plenty to gain. Hell,... the Israelis can do it, I'm sure a country like the US could manage.
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Last edited by senojekips; August 8th, 2008 at 00:27..
|August 8th, 2008||#28|
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Gen. W.T. Sherman
|August 8th, 2008||#29|
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Just to make it clear (even though I fell into it too). The Texas Guard wouldn't have mattered ........These BP Agents were out of the Ajo Az station. There I feel better.
Thanks Top now have to worry about gettin sent to the moon. Hope the have a Lunar Deployment Medal or something!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
|August 8th, 2008||#30|
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I wuz thinkin' more like this:
Redneck, I'm not real impressed with that guard post in your post. I reckon it could be a real bummer on a stormy winter's night.
Last edited by senojekips; August 8th, 2008 at 03:10..
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