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Don’t Worry, N Guard Won’t Do Anything

From a relieved Reuters:

Troops not militarizing Mexico border: U.S. envoy

Wed May 26, 2010

MEXICO CITY (Reuters) – U.S. troops deployed to the Mexican border will take a backseat role to civilian security forces combating illegal flows of drugs and migrants and will not militarize the frontier, the U.S. ambassador to Mexico said on Wednesday

Which, among other things, reminds us that the State Department is the voice of the ‘old castrati.’

U.S. Ambassador Carlos Pascual said the number of soldiers was tiny compared to the 26,000 immigration, customs and border patrol agents.

"This isn’t a militarization of the border. In fact the overall share of the military is still relatively small," Pascual told correspondents at the U.S. embassy in Mexico City. He said with the 300 National Guard troops already stationed at the border, the total number would not surpass 1,500.

"I think it is important that we continue to reinforce in our strategy that we are putting civilian law enforcement agencies out front and that they have the lead," he said.

Important to whom? Why should Mexico care if we militarize our border? In fact, given their problems with their drug cartels, why wouldn’t they welcome it?

The troops, rather than carrying out operations to dismantle drug cartels or human smuggling rings, will be working in back offices helping intelligence officials process information, or be posted as lookouts between ports of entry.

Just as we predicted. These National Guard troops are merely tokens. Which is fitting, coming from a President who in many ways is himself a mere token.

Border experts and human rights workers say the border is already militarized with parallel steel fences backed up by sensors and patrolled by helicopters and armed border agents

If only this were true. But even if it were, why should “human rights workers” have a problem with that? When did it become a “human right” to live in the US?

And why isn’t it a “human right” to live in Bermuda, Switzerland or Cuba – or, indeed, any other country on the face of the earth — except the United States?

This article was posted by Steve on Thursday, May 27th, 2010. Comments are currently closed.

5 Responses to “Don’t Worry, N Guard Won’t Do Anything”

  1. mr_bill says:

    How long until one of these guys on an observation post gets killed because he is forbidden from defending himself or carrying a weapon? What then? I welcome the military on our border: the fully armed, fully authorized, fully supplied military. Nerobama’s half measures are only going to get good guys hurt or killed.

    Maybe feckless little Barry needs to spend an afternoon walking around Nuevo Laredo with an unarmed Secret Sevice detail whose only directives will be to “process information and observe.” To be fair, he should announce it to the press first so everybody knows they are forbidden from doing anything if a “situation” were to occur.

    Duplicity on parade.

  2. JohnMG says:

    Barry likes his job. Just like he told the group at the Boxer fund raiser, there’s no commute. Essentially, he’s telling the world he really doesn’t have to do anything but BE president. This is just some more of his “doing nothing” that looks like he’s doing “something”

    It’s all part of his plan to lower expectations. He’s a real turd, and nobody expects ANYTHING from a turd.

    And protection? What does he have to worry about? Or care? He’ll have Secret Service protection for the rest of his meaningless life. It’s the rest of us suckas whats got to live in the real world he creates.

    • Liberals Make Great Speedbumps says:

      John, he & Thunderbutt only get protection for 10 years thanks to BJ.

  3. Liberals Demise says:

    I liken this to putting a band aid on a sucking chest wound.

  4. Mithrandir says:

    This, like the oil spill in the Gulf, is THE BEST your government can do. Pass laws, point fingers, fire people, make speeches. That’s it!

    If it can’t get done by one of those methods, then it can’t get done.

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