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National Guard troops to deploy to Arizona border on Monday; they'll be armed for self-defense
Fox News ^ | 8/27/2010

Posted on 08/27/2010 3:14:55 PM PDT by markomalley

The first of 532 National Guard troops are set to begin their mission in the southern Arizona desert on Monday under President Barack Obama's plan to beef up U.S.-Mexico border security, although they won't have any law enforcement authority.

Authorities would not say how many troops would start Monday, but said waves of them will be deploying every Monday until all 532 are on the Arizona border, likely by the end of September. In May, Obama ordered 1,200 National Guard troops to boost security along the border.

California Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger has said the first of 224 National Guard troops allocated for his state have finished their training and are expected to be deployed to the state's border on Wednesday. Troops will also be stationed in New Mexico and Texas.

The troops will be "extra eyes and ears" for U.S. Customs and Border Protection agents, and though they will have guns for self-defense, they will not have the authority to arrest anyone, said Arizona National Guard spokesman Lt. Valentine Castillo.

He said if troops spot illegal immigrants, they must report them to the Border Patrol, whose agents would make the arrest.

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TOPICS: Crime/Corruption; Foreign Affairs; Government; Mexico; US: Arizona
KEYWORDS: aliens; arizona; border; california; guard; illegalaliens; immigration; nationalguard; newmexico; obamanation; smokeandmirrors; texas

1 posted on 08/27/2010 3:14:56 PM PDT by markomalley
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To: markomalley

Completely useless.


2 posted on 08/27/2010 3:18:11 PM PDT by Marine Inspector (I am an Oath Keeper! III)
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To: markomalley

a damn joke.


3 posted on 08/27/2010 3:19:27 PM PDT by bobby.223
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To: markomalley

Maybe they will do a citizen’s arrest.


4 posted on 08/27/2010 3:20:08 PM PDT by epithermal
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To: markomalley
Authorities would not say how many troops would start Monday, but said waves of them will be deploying every Monday until all 532 are on the Arizona border, likely by the end of September.

It's going to take a month to move 532 men and supplies? Wow, how useless is the POS that calls itself our President?

5 posted on 08/27/2010 3:20:49 PM PDT by calex59
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To: markomalley

Perhaps they should be issued new iPads, so they can “Friend” all the new arrivals on the Obama Facebook page.


6 posted on 08/27/2010 3:22:10 PM PDT by bigbob
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To: markomalley

Let me get this straight. Obama is sending troops for decorative reasons until after the election.

The troops have no authority to do anything except rat out illegals to the border patrol who can’t do much of anything either.

Either the people in the White House are pretty stupid or they think we are pretty stupid.

Where has all logic and reason gone?


7 posted on 08/27/2010 3:22:29 PM PDT by donhunt (No animals were harmed in the making of this message.)
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To: markomalley

Self defense?

How about national defense?


8 posted on 08/27/2010 3:23:45 PM PDT by VanDeKoik (Iran doesnt have a 2nd admendment. Ya see how that turned out?)
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To: Marine Inspector

“National Guard troops to deploy to Arizona border on Monday; they’ll be armed for self-defense”

Obama and Napolitano have already assured us they’ll be doing nothing.


9 posted on 08/27/2010 3:23:50 PM PDT by Spok (Free Range Republican)
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To: markomalley

“They’ll be armed for self-defense.”

Translation: They’ll walk around wearing sandwich boards that read “Please Don’t Hurt Me.” In Spanish.


10 posted on 08/27/2010 3:26:57 PM PDT by Clioman
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11 posted on 08/27/2010 3:29:59 PM PDT by SandRat (Duty, Honor, Country! What else needs said?)
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To: Clioman
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12 posted on 08/27/2010 3:41:08 PM PDT by Dick Bachert (The upcoming election is the most important in our lifetimes!!! BE THERE!!!!!!!)
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To: markomalley
The troops will be "extra eyes and ears" for U.S. Customs and Border Protection agents, and though they will have guns for self-defense, they will not have the authority to arrest anyone, said Arizona National Guard spokesman Lt. Valentine Castillo.

He said if troops spot illegal immigrants, they must report them to the Border Patrol, whose agents would make the arrest.

Exactly like the Minutemen who gathered down here 3 years ago...

13 posted on 08/27/2010 3:41:54 PM PDT by HiJinx (I can see November from my front porch - and Mexico from the back.)
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To: markomalley

They will be armed?? Under the same rules of engagement that our fighting forces are ham strung with?


14 posted on 08/27/2010 3:57:27 PM PDT by LADY J (Change your thoughts and you change your world.. - Norman Vincent Peale)
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To: markomalley

How about shoot to kill? Free, live round, target practice.


15 posted on 08/27/2010 4:00:05 PM PDT by VRWC For Truth (Throw the bums out who vote yes on the bail out)
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To: markomalley

“they won’t have any law enforcement authority.”

THEN THIS IS ALL FOR SHOW!


16 posted on 08/27/2010 4:14:24 PM PDT by ViLaLuz (2 Chronicles 7:14)
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To: markomalley
National Guard troops to deploy to Arizona border on Monday; they'll be armed for self-defense.

An ACLU attorney will be assigned to each soldier to prevent immigrant travelers` rights fom being violated.

Each soldier is subject to prosecution and punishment if attempting to enforce any federal laws or infringing any immigrant travelers cross-border movements.

Guardsmen are allowed to plead the 5th Amendment in their own defense.

Immigrant travelers are allowed to invoke police brutality statutes if touched by any Guards.

17 posted on 08/27/2010 4:21:20 PM PDT by bunkerhill7
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To: donhunt
Where has all logic and reason gone?

You're expecting "logic" and "reason" from liberals/socialists??? Liberalism/socialism is a mental illness! Asking for "Logic" and "reason" from those afflicted with the mental illness that is liberalism/socialism is asking for what never was and what can never be. Remember, when they're in charge and reality and their vision of "utopia" collide, it is reality that must be changed to "fit" their vision.

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18 posted on 08/27/2010 4:22:42 PM PDT by Neil E. Wright (An OATH is FOREVER OathKeeper III We are EVERYWHERE)
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To: LADY J
They will be armed?? Under the same rules of engagement that our fighting forces are ham strung with?

I'd bet money that they will have their rifles, but no ammunition. This is all a dog and pony show, as usual.
19 posted on 08/27/2010 4:27:22 PM PDT by fr_freak
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To: bunkerhill7

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20 posted on 08/27/2010 4:28:25 PM PDT by terjon
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To: markomalley
Authorities would not say how many troops would start Monday, but said wavelets of them will be deploying every Monday until all 532 are on the Arizona border,

One word needed fixing.

21 posted on 08/27/2010 4:49:53 PM PDT by Colonel_Flagg (No apologies.)
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To: calex59

It’s going to take a month to move 532 men and supplies? Wow, how useless is the POS that calls itself our President?


General George S. Patton, Jr. would “...personally go to the White House and slap the muslim sonovabitch”.


22 posted on 08/27/2010 5:36:31 PM PDT by unkus
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To: markomalley

“Former President George W. Bush sent 6,000 National Guard troops to the border in June 2006, and they also had no arrest power. Those troops were pulled out in July 2008.”

Not enough to make an impact? Summer break?


23 posted on 08/27/2010 5:51:52 PM PDT by huldah1776
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24 posted on 08/28/2010 8:25:36 PM PDT by HiJinx (I can see November from my front porch - and Mexico from the back.)
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To: markomalley

No authority to defend this country from invasion?!


25 posted on 08/29/2010 6:35:42 AM PDT by Dante3
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26 posted on 08/30/2010 11:15:07 AM PDT by Howie
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