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Obama May Send National Guard To Mexican Border In Escalating Drug War
McClatchy Newspapers ^ | Wed, Mar. 11, 2009 | Maria Recio

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.

(Excerpt) Read more at mcclatchydc.com ...


TOPICS: Crime/Corruption; Foreign Affairs; Mexico; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: aliens; drugs; drugwarconsequences; illegals; mexico; nationalguard; thankperry; thankprohibition; warnextdoor
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1 posted on 03/11/2009 7:18:02 PM PDT by van_erwin
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To: van_erwin

The Obamaloons will order the military to check each illegal for drugs...if clean, they’ll be allowed to come on in.


2 posted on 03/11/2009 7:19:43 PM PDT by Da Coyote
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To: van_erwin

ewwwwwwww...ILLEGALS MAY GET HURT! CAREFUL.


3 posted on 03/11/2009 7:20:02 PM PDT by Recovering Ex-hippie (It's time for the grown ups !)
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To: van_erwin

But he said he wouldn’t!


4 posted on 03/11/2009 7:20:48 PM PDT by Dallas59 ("You know the one with the big ears? He might be yours, but he ain't my president.")
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To: van_erwin

Oh. Now Posse Commitatis doesn’t matter?

You aint sending anyone Bambi unless the state Gov signs off


5 posted on 03/11/2009 7:21:03 PM PDT by mylife ( The Roar Of The Masses Could Be Farts)
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To: mylife

They will only be there as escorts to get the “innocent” out of Mexico and to their rightful sanctuary city here in the USA.


6 posted on 03/11/2009 7:23:02 PM PDT by sscoots969
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To: van_erwin

Nothing to worry about here. Just Obama paying the obligatory lip service to one more issue that is, “above his pay grade”.


7 posted on 03/11/2009 7:23:18 PM PDT by WildcatClan (Iam fimus mos ledo ventus apparatus)
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To: van_erwin

The National Guard is in Iraq and Afghanistan.


8 posted on 03/11/2009 7:25:28 PM PDT by elkfersupper (Member of the Original Defiant Class)
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To: van_erwin

Um Obama.
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.


9 posted on 03/11/2009 7:25:53 PM PDT by o_zarkman44 (Obama is the ultimate LIE!)
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To: van_erwin

Go ahead Muzzie, make our day.

10 posted on 03/11/2009 7:26:02 PM PDT by Rome2000 (Peace is not an option)
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To: van_erwin
"I think it's unacceptable if you've got drug gangs crossing our borders and killing U.S. citizens."

Well, I'm sure glad he 'thinks' that. Sheesh....

11 posted on 03/11/2009 7:27:06 PM PDT by 50cal Smokepole (Hey Al Gore! Get your fat carcass over here and shovel all this global warming off my driveway!)
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To: mylife
Oh. Now Posse Commitatis doesn’t matter?

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...."

12 posted on 03/11/2009 7:27:10 PM PDT by TaxPayer2000 (The United States shall guarantee to every state in this union a republican form of government,)
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To: van_erwin

Obama demonstrating that he can’t be wrong 100 percent of the time.


13 posted on 03/11/2009 7:28:55 PM PDT by popdonnelly (It's fair to ask: did the voters elect a nut?)
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To: TaxPayer2000

...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.


14 posted on 03/11/2009 7:30:37 PM PDT by mylife ( The Roar Of The Masses Could Be Farts)
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To: van_erwin
Anti-Obmama, Anti-Narcotics Sarcasm Torpedo ARMED. FIRE!!

To help safeguard the deliveries, no doubt.

("...maybe a little blow")

15 posted on 03/11/2009 7:30:39 PM PDT by grey_whiskers (The opinions are solely those of the author and are subject to change without notice.)
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To: van_erwin

He will ensure the National Guard protects illegal aliens as they enter the country from those nasty freedom/capitalistic loving Americans.


16 posted on 03/11/2009 7:31:10 PM PDT by Man50D (Fair Tax, you earn it, you keep it!)
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To: mylife
Bush changed that with the Warner Defense Authorization Act of 2007
Now, the Pres has power over the National Guard during emergencies. Dunno if it been changed since then.
17 posted on 03/11/2009 7:31:18 PM PDT by BGHater (Tyranny is always better organised than freedom)
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To: van_erwin

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?


18 posted on 03/11/2009 7:31:44 PM PDT by NeoConfederate
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To: van_erwin

Maybe you can just vote “Present” as*hole.


19 posted on 03/11/2009 7:33:03 PM PDT by DocH (The WAR on our RIGHTS must NOT go unanswered - Keep your powder dry)
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To: BGHater

I hardly call some drug thugs an emergency.

An emergency that has been festering for what? 25 years?


20 posted on 03/11/2009 7:33:34 PM PDT by mylife ( The Roar Of The Masses Could Be Farts)
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To: mylife

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.


21 posted on 03/11/2009 7:34:49 PM PDT by 4Speed
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To: mylife
A militarized border in a Timer of War seems like a no brainier.

That's not even counting the hordes of illegals who rape, steal, and loot the republic every day.

22 posted on 03/11/2009 7:35:36 PM PDT by BGHater (Tyranny is always better organised than freedom)
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To: 4Speed

If they would only turn us loose to patrol our own backyards a lot could be solved quickly.


24 posted on 03/11/2009 7:36:16 PM PDT by mylife ( The Roar Of The Masses Could Be Farts)
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To: Da Coyote

“The Obamaloons will order the military to check each illegal for drugs...if clean, they’ll be allowed to come on in.”

just the fact that there are NG deployed against drug smugglers will deter the illegals from coming.


25 posted on 03/11/2009 7:37:15 PM PDT by ari-freedom (Hail to the Dork!)
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To: BGHater

Maybe we should declare martial law in your state too?


26 posted on 03/11/2009 7:37:31 PM PDT by mylife ( The Roar Of The Masses Could Be Farts)
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To: mylife

“Obama May Send National Guard To Mexican Border In Escalating Drug War”

Dear Bambi,

BUILD THE FRIGGIN WALL!

Regards

An American Citizen


27 posted on 03/11/2009 7:37:56 PM PDT by EQAndyBuzz (“Are you better off than you were a month ago?”)
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To: DocH

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.


28 posted on 03/11/2009 7:39:21 PM PDT by MtnClimber (Zer0-bama intelligence, smaller than a quark, more difficult to find than a Higgs boson)
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To: BGHater

How did we get here?

The criminales have to much to gain thanks to liberal policy


29 posted on 03/11/2009 7:39:23 PM PDT by mylife ( The Roar Of The Masses Could Be Farts)
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To: van_erwin
Will they be armed? Or be prosecuted if they shoot one of them in the butt?

sw

30 posted on 03/11/2009 7:39:40 PM PDT by spectre (Spectre's wife)
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To: EQAndyBuzz

Please bill EQAndyBuzz


31 posted on 03/11/2009 7:40:49 PM PDT by mylife ( The Roar Of The Masses Could Be Farts)
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To: mylife
Martial law has been going on since 1933.

Your state is on a international border. It's not capable of preventing thousands of illegals from coming into our Republic.

32 posted on 03/11/2009 7:40:55 PM PDT by BGHater (Tyranny is always better organised than freedom)
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To: van_erwin

Chicago style protection money? Bambi will get a cut or there will be some unfortunate enforcement action.


33 posted on 03/11/2009 7:41:38 PM PDT by Steamburg ( Your wallet speaks the only language most politicians understand.)
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To: mylife
Liberal policy?

This destruction of our Republic have been going on for many years. R's like the labor, D's like the votes.

34 posted on 03/11/2009 7:43:06 PM PDT by BGHater (Tyranny is always better organised than freedom)
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To: BGHater
It's not capable of preventing thousands of illegals from coming into our Republic.

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

35 posted on 03/11/2009 7:45:01 PM PDT by mylife ( The Roar Of The Masses Could Be Farts)
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To: mylife

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.


36 posted on 03/11/2009 7:47:10 PM PDT by EQAndyBuzz (“Are you better off than you were a month ago?”)
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To: mylife
Texas is allowed under your agreement with the US, to break up, and form your own states.

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.

37 posted on 03/11/2009 7:48:58 PM PDT by BGHater (Tyranny is always better organised than freedom)
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To: BGHater

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


38 posted on 03/11/2009 7:49:30 PM PDT by mylife ( The Roar Of The Masses Could Be Farts)
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To: EQAndyBuzz

I dont think it will be productive. Just more Tax and restriction of movement.

please add me to your ping list ;)


39 posted on 03/11/2009 7:51:52 PM PDT by mylife ( The Roar Of The Masses Could Be Farts)
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To: van_erwin

I thought the National Guard was under control of state Gov’s.


40 posted on 03/11/2009 7:58:35 PM PDT by teletech (Friends don't let friends vote DemocRAT)
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To: van_erwin
More Mexican troops and police are dying in their drug war than we have casualties in Iraq!

Don't get me wrong, I stand 100% behind Mexico since for once they are trying to get the situation under control. The worst thing we could do is not help them! Even Fox at the end of his presidency began taking some action, even though most of his time was spent pretending the problems away and watching them grow.

But never mind, look the other way, all is OK in Obamaland, where we have undocumented workers and an open boarder. Don't mind the TB, crime, drugs, job loss, burden to our social services (Prisons, schools, hospitals, etc)......... What's 12 million people when you're throwing around trillions?

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.

41 posted on 03/11/2009 8:03:15 PM PDT by Red6
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To: Red6

The war is further south


42 posted on 03/11/2009 8:08:16 PM PDT by mylife ( The Roar Of The Masses Could Be Farts)
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To: van_erwin
Obama May Send National Guard To Mexican Border In Escalating Drug War

On which side?

43 posted on 03/11/2009 8:09:49 PM PDT by Iron Munro (Suppose you were an idiot. And suppose you were a member of Congress. But I repeat myself.)
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To: mylife

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.


44 posted on 03/11/2009 8:10:37 PM PDT by mamelukesabre
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To: mamelukesabre

And I bitched about this when GWB pulled this stunt


45 posted on 03/11/2009 8:12:56 PM PDT by mylife ( The Roar Of The Masses Could Be Farts)
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To: van_erwin; 1_Inch_Group; 2sheep; 2Trievers; 3AngelaD; 3pools; 3rdcanyon; 4Freedom; 4ourprogeny; ...

Ping!

Well, Willy? Or Won’t ‘e?


46 posted on 03/11/2009 8:20:04 PM PDT by HiJinx (~ Support Our Troops ~ www.AmericaSupportsYou.mil ~)
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To: van_erwin

Obama lied, soldiers died.


47 posted on 03/11/2009 8:23:31 PM PDT by MuttTheHoople
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To: van_erwin

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.


48 posted on 03/11/2009 8:24:26 PM PDT by television is just wrong (one bad ass mistake america!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!)
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To: van_erwin

This will come to nothing but increased border crossing and more drug violence.


49 posted on 03/11/2009 8:31:49 PM PDT by RJS1950 (The democrats are the "enemies foreign and domestic" cited in the federal oath)
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To: van_erwin
I live about three hours from the border. Our local newspaper has published articles about the infiltration of gang members into towns south of me and many of the towns are already inhabited by Mexican Drug Cartel gangs.

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..


50 posted on 03/11/2009 8:32:56 PM PDT by potlatch
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