Hundreds More Active-Duty Troops May Be Sent To U.S.-Mexico Border

BY Herschel Smith
5 days, 23 hours ago

Military Times:

U.S. officials say the Pentagon is finalizing plans that would send hundreds of additional active-duty troops to the U.S.-Mexico border for several more months to support the Department of Homeland Security.

The troops would install another 160 miles of concertina wire in Arizona and California.

Details are being worked out, but the plan likely would extend the military’s border mission though the end of September.

The mission is separate from President Donald Trump’s campaign to build a border wall but is designed to bolster security.

Officials said Friday the installation of the wire barrier is not expected to take long, so troops doing that would be finished long before September.

There currently are 2,350 active-duty troops assigned to the border mission, which was slated to end Jan. 31.

None of this makes a hill of beans of difference.  They won’t be under arming orders.  They will have no mission except to perform administrative and assistance duties.

I believe that virtually the only constitutional imperative of the U.S. military is to protect and defend the country against invasion and protect the borders (with the exception of the Navy and Marines who protect and defend Americans abroad and trade on the high seas).  Therefore, I support an armed mission in which invaders are shot.

However, the lawyers, the Congress, the Senate, the military, the judiciary, and just about everyone in power, interprets Posse Comitatus as preventing the use of the military this way, even though their actions wouldn’t be taken against U.S. citizens.

So they will arm the FBI, BLM, ATF and most other federal agencies like an army and allow them to perpetrate armed actions against U.S. citizens, while preventing the military from stopping invasion.

Light is called darkness, and darkness is called light.  But until the country has the stomach to force this action, it won’t happen.  The military lawyers won’t even bother to bind the hands of Soldiers and Marines at the border by issuing ROE/RUF.  They just won’t arm them at all.


Comments

  1. On January 14, 2019 at 6:12 am, Duke Norfolk said:

    Amen

  2. On January 14, 2019 at 8:26 am, Bram said:

    Back in my National Guard days – maybe 12 years ago – I raised my hand when they were looking for volunteers for a border mission. Then found out we would be completely unarmed and quickly unvolunteered.

  3. On January 14, 2019 at 10:52 am, Fred said:

    Posse Comitatus does NOT amend article 4 section 4, it can’t. A simple statute is not a constitutional amendment. For a little background on the rights of Nations by God’s law read this.

    An excerpt: “The Holy Bible has much to say about being delivered from the heathen. Will America heed His holy word, or learn the lessons the hard way? Either way, the lesson will be taught, and you will learn it.”

    https://friends.freezoxee.com/read-blog/156_barbarians-at-the-gates-the-holy-bible-explains.html

  4. On January 14, 2019 at 12:21 pm, John said:

    If not covered by observation and fire, concertina is next to useless in stopping determined people.
    Against unprepared civilians observation and ICE responders will work until the release order decisions
    by traitorous judges take over.

  5. On January 14, 2019 at 2:51 pm, Gryphon said:

    “Posse Comitatus” has Never stopped the use of Federal Troops from being used as “Law Enforcement”, or outright Murdering Citizens. From the “Bonus Army” Massacre, using Tanks and Machine Guns, to the same at the Waco Massacre, followed up by the Gun Confiscations after Hurricane Katrina, the feral army WILL Follow Orders to ‘Defend’ the interests of the feral ‘government’ and its (((bankster))) Owners.

  6. On January 14, 2019 at 5:09 pm, Georgiaboy61 said:

    Unless those troops are armed and have on-the-ground command authority to use lethal force if required to protect the border, they are nothing more than security theater.

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