Skip to comments.Obama May Send National Guard To Mexican Border In Escalating Drug War
Posted on 03/11/2009 7:18:02 PM PDT by van_erwin
President Obama weighed in Wednesday on the escalating drug war on the U.S.-Mexico border, saying that he was looking at possibly deploying National Guard troops to contain the violence but ruled out any immediate military move.
"We're going to examine whether and if National Guard deployments would make sense and under what circumstances they would make sense," Obama said during an interview with journalists for regional papers, including a McClatchy reporter.
"I don't have a particular tipping point in mind," he said. "I think it's unacceptable if you've got drug gangs crossing our borders and killing U.S. citizens."
Already this year there have been 1,000 people killed in Mexico along the border, following 2008's death toll of 5,800, according to federal officials who credit Mexican President Felipe Calderon for a crackdown on drug cartels.
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The Obamaloons will order the military to check each illegal for drugs...if clean, they’ll be allowed to come on in.
ewwwwwwww...ILLEGALS MAY GET HURT! CAREFUL.
But he said he wouldn’t!
Oh. Now Posse Commitatis doesn’t matter?
You aint sending anyone Bambi unless the state Gov signs off
They will only be there as escorts to get the “innocent” out of Mexico and to their rightful sanctuary city here in the USA.
Nothing to worry about here. Just Obama paying the obligatory lip service to one more issue that is, “above his pay grade”.
The National Guard is in Iraq and Afghanistan.
Only the State Governor can deploy his National Guard to the border.
But you can send Federal Troops.
A village in kenya is missing an idiot.
Go ahead Muzzie, make our day.
Well, I'm sure glad he 'thinks' that. Sheesh....
You aint sending anyone Bambi unless the state Gov signs off
From the article...
...In a recent visit to El Paso, Texas Gov. Rick Perry called for 1,000 troops to protect the border....
....Obama was cautious, however. "We've got a very big border with Mexico," he said. "I'm not interested in militarizing the border...."
Obama demonstrating that he can’t be wrong 100 percent of the time.
...Obama was cautious, however. “We’ve got a very big border with Mexico,” he said. “I’m not interested in militarizing the border....”
Personally I am glad for that. Its a pet peeve of mine.
To help safeguard the deliveries, no doubt.
("...maybe a little blow")
He will ensure the National Guard protects illegal aliens as they enter the country from those nasty freedom/capitalistic loving Americans.
WHAT??? Mexico never attacked us! How man have to die in 0bama’s illegal war? Will his daughters be drafted and have to serve in Mexico?
Maybe you can just vote “Present” as*hole.
I hardly call some drug thugs an emergency.
An emergency that has been festering for what? 25 years?
Yep...as you say....State has to permit Mr. Obama to Order ANY troops in to Texas.
We will just send some Texas rangers down there along the border with Bubba and the Boys. Don’t mess with Texas BHOle.
That's not even counting the hordes of illegals who rape, steal, and loot the republic every day.
If they would only turn us loose to patrol our own backyards a lot could be solved quickly.
“The Obamaloons will order the military to check each illegal for drugs...if clean, theyll be allowed to come on in.”
just the fact that there are NG deployed against drug smugglers will deter the illegals from coming.
Maybe we should declare martial law in your state too?
“Obama May Send National Guard To Mexican Border In Escalating Drug War”
BUILD THE FRIGGIN WALL!
An American Citizen
He will send troops that had their absentee balotts opened and found to vote Republican. He will send them to the border with guns, but no bullets. “Antagonizing the undocumented businessmen could antagonize them” is my prediction for a Zer0bama quote.
How did we get here?
The criminales have to much to gain thanks to liberal policy
Please bill EQAndyBuzz
Your state is on a international border. It's not capable of preventing thousands of illegals from coming into our Republic.
Chicago style protection money? Bambi will get a cut or there will be some unfortunate enforcement action.
This destruction of our Republic have been going on for many years. R's like the labor, D's like the votes.
So what is the point? I dont want barbed wire and landmines in my backyard. Tx will defend Tx. Sadly, Rick Perry is happy to entertain this BS. The NG troops placed on the border arent allowed to do shit. This is all just a bunch of political masturbation
Might as well. I am being billed for bailing out Planned Parenthood, ACORN, and 700 billion dollars in other non-stimulus projects.
At least building a wall will yield something productive.
Please add me to your pinglist.
Dunno, what to do before you guys get to that point.
But that is a symptom of America at large. Too many Grasshoppers and not enough Ants.
I have lived on the border for 27 years.
The only thing that will stop illegal immigration is fiscal punishment.
We have, for 30 years or more had a policy of “those poor people”
Now we are the poor people with troops in our yards
I dont think it will be productive. Just more Tax and restriction of movement.
please add me to your ping list ;)
I thought the National Guard was under control of state Gov’s.
We are spending 800 billion on bailouts, and weren't able to cough up 2 billion for a boarder fence. That's B.S. but I guess the Hispanic voters are happy. I guess we can't complain when when our boarder towns and even major cities run into issues.
The war is further south
On which side?
Who says he has to check with you first before ordering the guard to the border? Thanks to bush, he will do as he pleases. An emergency is one if he says it is one.
And I bitched about this when GWB pulled this stunt
Well, Willy? Or Won’t ‘e?
Obama lied, soldiers died.
I’m convinced he doesn’t know what the F he is doing. An earlier article said he will send NO troops to the Mexican Border.
This will come to nothing but increased border crossing and more drug violence.
They have 'safe houses' for transportation of the illegals. The Cartel is moving further and further north and they are ruthless about killing those who oppose them.
Long ago I read that the government didn't want to put the National Guard or Soldiers on the border because they could easily be corrupted by big drug money - as some Border Patrol have..
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