Thursday, May 18, 2006

Border Games

I have no idea what's happening in America right now- has Howard Dean been hired to lay out the Republican's election strategy?

While the simple task of enforcing existing laws against illegal aliens and identity fraud seems to be beyond all levels of government, Bush is singularly failing to take charge of the situation and do what Americans actually want him to do. He's doing a bang up job from the point of view of any potential illegal immigrants or would be terrorist infiltrators though. For a stark reminder of just why this is completely unacceptable, make sure to watch Michelle Malkin's Vent, Connect the Dots. We're fast approaching the fifth anniversary of 9/11 and yet nothing has been done about such huge security holes.

His proposal to send National Guard troops to the border- not to actually patrol, something the military just mind know something about- has not gone down well with Vincente Fox; and Mexico is threatening to sue the United States if the troops actually apprehend anyone breaking the law on American soil.

General Blum of the National Guard stated that, although troops being sent to the border area will have "the right of self-protection to preserve their life and to save the lives of others" they will not all be issued weapons.

He says- "There will be a lot of jobs that we'll be performing that will not require people to carry sidearms. However, if they're in a mission profile where they could be subject to threat or injury, or their life is threatened, they will, in fact, carry weapons, just as they do in other missions around the world."

It remains to be seen if all units deployed along the border, actually watching for aliens, will be considered to be subject to such a profile. Somehow, given the nature of the attitude towards the "rights" of the illegals, I'm not entirely convinced that they will be. I hope I'm wrong though-

U.S. Border Patrol agents were backed down this week by armed men, dressed in what appeared to be Mexican military uniforms and carrying military weapons, who seized a captured dump truck filled with marijuana from the U.S. agents and dragged it across the border into Mexico with a bulldozer.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

a bit of satire: lol