Remember the fuss when Delegate Bob Marshall was running for the nomination for the United States and suggested that it would be a good idea to put U.S. military forces on our southern border? Some seemed to think that might not be a wise idea, that it would be a waste of resources, and that law enforcement can fully manage the problems on the border. Well, recent news ought to put that kind of talk to rest, now that it appears that Mexican military forces are crossing into the United States past the defenses of our fortress-like southern border, and conducting home invasions against American citizens.
One of the police documents specifically says that all the suspects are Mexican military coming into the United States with full tactical gear and police raid shirts to conduct home invasions. Another memo points out that Mexican drug cartels are increasingly moving north of the border to protect themselves from rival cartels. The sophisticated operations have for years used military tactics and personnel and now the violence has shifted to Phoenix.
Let’s see here: we’ve got foreign military personnel crossing in the United States. Check. Those military personnel are killing American citizens. Check. The appropriate response here would be to do what precisely? Call the local police and ask if they can take on foreign military units working under the orders of Mexican drug cartels that are operating in our country? No check. At all.
I’d like to see someone in our government have the guts to station an air-mobile infantry brigade with tactical air support on our southern border, and make it perfectly clear to these thugs that if they try to play this game one more time, the U.S. Army is going to utterly clobber them. The first time any one of those knuckleheads tried to set one foot on American soil, every single drug cartel hacienda within five miles of the border would get a barrage of eight inch shells and be turned into a smoking crater. If Mexico complained one bit, we could remind them what happened the last time they sent brigands to screw with the United States and plus that force up to Division-strength. They’d learn pretty quickly that we’re not tolerating crap this any more.
Man, do I miss Ronald Reagan. He wouldn’t stand for this for a single minute, everyone would know that, and this wouldn’t be happening.
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