Skip to comments.Gov. Perry Sends Military Helicopters to Mexico Border
Posted on 03/18/2010 5:15:50 PM PDT by Vision Thing
AUSTIN, Texas - Gov. Rick Perry announced on Thursday afternoon that Texas military helicopters will be sent to help in the battle against "spillover" violence in the Mexico border region.
The governor will deploy the OH-58 Kiowa and UH-72 Lakota helicopters as part of the first phase of the violence contingency plan that he activated on Tuesday.
The helicopters will help local law enforcement officers prevent and detect crime along the border. The aircraft will be flown between Brownsville and El Paso.
"As we continue to increase our resources and personnel along the border to combat the threat of spillover violence, we are deploying multiple Texas Military Forces helicopters to the Texas-Mexico border to increase aerial surveillance," said Gov. Perry.
"These resources, along with Texas Department of Public Safety aviation assets, are vital to gathering information from a birds eye view and relaying important intelligence back to local, state and federal law enforcement on the ground to ensure the safety of our citizens."
The Texas Department of Public Safety has already deployed aircraft in the effort against border violence. The DPS assets include highly sophisticated technological advancements.
The first phase of the states contingency plan against border violence includes increased surveillance of border activity by state and local law enforcement, the Texas Border Security Operations Center, and the Joint Operational and Intelligence Centers to ensure the timely sharing of intelligence information.
Ground, air and maritime patrol presence will also be increased. DPS SWAT Teams and Trooper Strike Teams, and Ranger Recon Teams will also be on standby prepared to tackle border threats.
Gov. Perry has a request pending with the federal government for 1,000 Title 32 National Guardsmen to support civilian law enforcement efforts to enhance border security in Texas. Perry has also requested that predator drones be place in and operate over the Texas-Mexico border to provide essential information to law enforcement on the ground.
He needs to send them to D.C.
Then I woke up from my dream.
Good move. Next thing that needs to be implimented is a state tax of about 50% on remittances to Mexico for the duration of the “difficulties”.
If so, most members of our national military would be willing to join them.
La Raza will be foaming at the mouth about this, I'm sure Ricky will fold like a cheap shirt when they complain to him.
Who knows, maybe Perry is giving these helicopter crews some exercise for future events in places other than the Rio Grande.
lol we need our entire miltary on the border...few bombs wouldnt hurt anything either
Perry just got himself re-elected. I am glad there is someone in this country that has the balls to take on these Mexican thugs. It’s too bad the federal government, led by a socialist, muslim scumbag doesn’t think our country is worth defending.
All he wants is the millions of illegal mexican voters to come over and vote dimorat!!
Maybe our “Iron Lady” Sarah rubbed off on Gov GoodHair.
This is one of the few state taxes that this Texan is willing to implement.
Who knows. If Perry is willing to take on the drug cartels, he would probably simply shrug his shoulders if la raza threw a hissy fit.
Just a question, but why is it that there always has to be one jerk on every thread who wants to toss off some pissy little naysaying comment, even when a politician does something right?
Now if we could get ahnuld to throw down some real hell on the west side (and not some computer-generated hollywood hokum that his friend james cameron would project onto some movie-theater screen), that would help too. But I ain’t willing to bet any good money on it.
Good for him!
But actually he needs to do something else. Work with the Texas legislature and file a bill voiding Obamacare for Texans like they did in Idaho. I heard that Texas, unlike many other states has no pending legislation. The Tenth Amendment is there for a reason...use it!
It's a show.
It’s a stupid question, posed by someone who’s ignorant of the situation.
Well, let’s see, you’re from California, so you know about as much, or should I say little, as any other non-Texan on here, based on what the article says, so stop trying to pretend to be somebody. Perry’s taking a good first step to dealing with a serious issue, and you - pissant little nobody hiding behind a keyboard that you are - would rather take a childish little potshot at him than grant that maybe he’s doing something right.
What a small person you are.
He needs to send Texas Guard TAD to Texas Rangers where they become deputized civilian law enforcement officers
The Texas Ragers grew up as an army
I think Perry had the 11/2010 TX Governors race locked up a long time ago, but yeah, this military move certainly helps. As for DC, I saw a headline here on FR that said both TX Senators Hutchison and Cornyn have asked homobama for help, but I’m sure zero has yet to respond.
I’m not in Texas and too often, politicians let us down. But it is good to see a governor say, “Enough is enough” when it comes to this Mexican drug mess!
Hopefully, the military presence will discourage the invaders from cross into the country.
Good for my Gov. Now, if he’d kindly ask Kay Bailey to resign so he can appoint Mark Williams.
Besides Idaho, aren’t there 36 other states with similar pending legislation? I’m sure TX is one of them.
In fact, TX probably would have already passed it long ago, but I’m not sure our legislature is even in session right now. I hear they only work part time in Austin. Which is one reason TX is such a grand state. Our reps don’t spend every weekday of the year trying to craft legislation.
Wow. In that picture, obama looks just as pathetic as Dukakis did when he rode around in that tank.
My neighbor just returned from visiting Mexico for spring break (don’t ask me why). I was told we have a military presence there. I think they were around Reynosa down to South Padre. She said there were a lot of US soldiers/National Guard there.
This was told to me today. I did not see it with my own eyes.
I’m pretty sure our AG is working on it.
Yeah, well Perry has let down many of us here in TX, and I’m sure he’ll do it again, frequently. But on balance, he’s a good governor. Under his leadership, the state is relatively stable, especially compared to all other states in the country.
Texas legislature only convenes every two years.
They were in session last year.
I’m surprised Que Bella Hutchinson hasn’t already resigned, especially after her embarassing loss to Perry in the primaries earlier this month.
He is VERY friendly with his Camel. Don’t ask, don’t tell!
Considering that our legislature ain’t even legislating right now (thanks to berdie for verifying this above), it’d be good for our AG Abott to do what he can to block obamacare on the enforcement front.
I’ve heard that’s not all the AG is looking at. But I do not know first hand.
Do you mean Roger Williams?
The small person is you, punk, hiding behind your little keyboard.
And your precious little Mr. Perry is a lying showman, pandering to a mob; his little show is no different than what Janet Napolitano did in Arizona over three years ago.
The Guard was neutered, disarmed and told to run if any thing bad were to happen. Which they did.
Read the press release, genius. The helicopters are for recon, nothing more.
If you expect me to believe that the man who gave in-state tuition to illegal aliens, panders to them by criticising any attempt at border control, and parrots the McCain line is interested in stopping the mayhem caused by Mexico and Mexican illegal invasion, then you're nuts.
Here's your preciouses Ricky's positions:
That's you're darling Ricky. A slick haired charlatan. Ain't changed, ain't gonna change.
That will come later..............................
He's let the rest of the country down a lot more.
In fact, far as I'm concerned, the SOB done renounced his citizenship back in 2001 the day he signed the illegals bill.
Maybe y'all could secede and join up with Mejico. Should be a real powerhouse when ya do that.
It’s okay, you’re in California now. Relax. You’re safe there.
The camel probably reminds him of his wife.
Thanks for the link. Looks like while the TX legislature is off for the year, we won’t be one of the 37 states with pending obamacare nullification bills. We’ll see if we even need to take it up next year, given that the health-care reform bill is still stalled.
Rick or Ahhnold??
I’ll take Rick. :)
After all Ahhnold is such an anti-immigrant governor.
Not a smidge of difference between the two.
Both bad actors.
Term limit thang.
You, however, will be living with Mr. Slick Hair for some time to come....Aprende Espanol Ahora, as others have said here...
OK fool, put down the bottle. Coming from Caleeforneea looks like you have more than you can say grace over addressing that shithole, socialist den of fool’s problems. Trust me, we Texans will take care of our problems...no go to bed and sleep it off.....and STFU
That's funny. This is your future, blowhard:
And from the text of the article it came from: "whites are all but non-existent"
Whatta laugh. All hat, no cattle, huh bud?
He he. You clowns are going down hard, and your buddy Ricky is taking you there at freeway speeds.
So you "STFU", junior. In another decade, you won't be speaking the language of the street there anyway. Ain't nobody gonna care what you say, Gringo!
Oops! It’s actually Michael Williams - Texas State RR Commissioner. He’s also being backed by Sen. DeMint, FWIW.
MCCAUL DEMANDS IMMEDIATE ACTION ON BORDER