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Perry says consider military in Mexico
Express-News ^ | 11/19/2010 12:00 AM CST | Peggy Fikac

Posted on 11/19/2010 7:01:00 AM PST by Gennie

AUSTIN — GOP Gov. Rick Perry, who continues to insist he's not interested in the presidency, is nevertheless always ready to tell the federal government how to do a better job on such matters as border security — including indicating the U.S. should be open to sending military into Mexico to help fight the drug war.

Appearing on MSNBC on Thursday, Perry was asked, “Would you advocate military involvement in Mexico on the Mexico side of the border to help Mexico in this drug war?”

Perry answered: “I think we have to use every aspect of law enforcement that we have, including the military. I think you have the same situation as you had in Colombia. Obviously, Mexico has to approve any type of assistance that we can give them.

“But the fact of the matter is, these are people who are highly motivated with money. They are vicious. They are armed to the teeth. I want to see them defeated. And any means that we can to run these people off our border and to save Americans' lives we need to be engaged in.”

Perry has long called for more federally paid National Guard troops on the border and has cited the state's efforts to try to fill the void caused by what he describes as the failed federal effort on border security.

Thursday's answer reflected a difference in tone, though not in substance, from one he gave in an interview this summer with the San Antonio Express-News and Houston Chronicle, when he was asked whether the U.S. should consider sending the military into Mexico as it did in 1916 after border violence.

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TOPICS: Crime/Corruption; Culture/Society; Front Page News; Government; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: governor; mexico; perry; texas
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1 posted on 11/19/2010 7:01:04 AM PST by Gennie
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To: Gennie
I am surprised he hasn't already sent the Texas Rangers across the border to stop this insanity.
2 posted on 11/19/2010 7:02:51 AM PST by TexasFreeper2009 (Obama = Epic Fail)
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To: Gennie

Rick Perry. 40 watts and holding.


3 posted on 11/19/2010 7:04:55 AM PST by isthisnickcool (Sharia? No thanks.)
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To: Gennie; txhurl; basil; SwinneySwitch; lormand; WhyisaTexasgirlinPA; Xenalyte; BJClinton; LUV W; ...

Good for Gov Goodhair on this issue.


4 posted on 11/19/2010 7:06:24 AM PST by Arrowhead1952 (De fund the TSA.)
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To: Gennie; DarthVader
the obvious action that is needed is to once and for all CLOSE and SECURE the BORDER.

hire the Israeli's to oversee the project

5 posted on 11/19/2010 7:06:53 AM PST by kingattax (99 % of liberals give the rest a bad name)
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To: TexasFreeper2009

An elite team of Texas Rangers have gone on 10 recon missions since last year. These teams were sent to the Texas Border...and since everyone’s lips are zipped on those missions...I suspect they did go into Mexico.


6 posted on 11/19/2010 7:07:04 AM PST by shield (A wise man's heart is at his RIGHT hand;but a fool's heart at his LEFT. Ecc 10:2)
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To: Gennie

Why cant we send O’bama? He fixed America. Certainly he could fix Mexico also. Let’s send O’bama...even if it’s just for a few years. Let’s give him a chance. (And maybe we could finish the fence while he’s still on their side of it)!


7 posted on 11/19/2010 7:07:12 AM PST by 2dollarbill
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To: Gennie

Securing the border would be a better idea along with executing any illegals involved in this that are caught trying to cross or arrested inside. But it will never happen. Why should our men and women be sent to mexico to do what the Mexican government can’t or won’t do. These people are as vicious as Al Queda


8 posted on 11/19/2010 7:07:12 AM PST by Merlinator (Don't retreat....just reload.)
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To: Gennie

Securing the border would be a better idea along with executing any illegals involved in this that are caught trying to cross or arrested inside. But it will never happen. Why should our men and women be sent to mexico to do what the Mexican government can’t or won’t do. These people are as vicious as Al Queda


9 posted on 11/19/2010 7:08:15 AM PST by Merlinator (Don't retreat....just reload.)
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To: Gennie

Wow, so by wanting the US govt to do it’s job, Perry is somehow stepping over some line about telling the fedgov what to do, huh? Meanwhile, violence continues to bleed into Texas.


10 posted on 11/19/2010 7:08:39 AM PST by piytar (There is evil. There is no such thing as moderate evil. Never forget.)
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To: Gennie
I hate to keep bringing up the 800 pound gorilla, but he just sits in the room laughing at us and eventually I feel frustrated:

HOW ABOUT WE STOP USING AND BUYING HUNDREDS OF MILLIONS OF DOLLARS OF ILLEGAL DRUGS? THE FUEL THAT CAUSES THIS MADNESS IS MONEY - SENT BY US!

Sorry about the loud typing, but the solution is totally within our control and nobody says a word about it.

11 posted on 11/19/2010 7:08:53 AM PST by I cannot think of a name
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To: Arrowhead1952

Amen!


12 posted on 11/19/2010 7:09:01 AM PST by MEG33 (God Bless Our Military Men And Women)
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To: Gennie

As a first step I’d be satisfied with something much less ambitious, like securing the border and keeping the drug war contained to Mexico.


13 posted on 11/19/2010 7:12:05 AM PST by bereanway (I'd rather have 40 Marco Rubios than 60 Arlen Specters)
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To: piytar
Wow, so by wanting the US govt to do it’s job, Perry is somehow stepping over some line about telling the fedgov what to do, huh?

Since when is invading Mexico the job of the U.S. government?

14 posted on 11/19/2010 7:17:15 AM PST by Non-Sequitur
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To: Gennie

Not only NO but Hell NO.


15 posted on 11/19/2010 7:18:44 AM PST by Eric in the Ozarks (Impeachment !)
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To: Gennie

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RhkQoiaf7Uc&feature=player_embedded

I got this from a friend this morning and wanted to share..When I watched it the first thing I though was our borders are left open to all the terrorist and illegal Mexican that want to come over but our citizens are harassed and beaten by thugs that works for the government..Watch it folks this is just the beginning..Vote wisely in 2012 if we last that long..

I hope Rick Perry has plenty of security..Since Obama has left the borders open to his terrorist friends we all know there are plenty of these savages in this country


16 posted on 11/19/2010 7:24:06 AM PST by PLD
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To: I cannot think of a name
HOW ABOUT WE STOP USING AND BUYING HUNDREDS OF MILLIONS OF DOLLARS OF ILLEGAL DRUGS? THE FUEL THAT CAUSES THIS MADNESS IS MONEY - SENT BY US!

On the right track, but not quite. How about LEGALIZING ALL DRUGS. Drug use is part of human nature, and will never be stopped. That is why Prohibition did NOT work.

I hate listening to hypocrites who say they support our freedom and liberty, then support anti-freedom and anti-liberty legislation like making all drugs illegal. Same stupid logic Liberals use to try to ban guns.

17 posted on 11/19/2010 7:27:06 AM PST by 08bil98z24 (Say NO to the WOD ------>>> NObama ------>>> Equal Opportunity Politician Basher)
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To: kingattax

“the obvious action that is needed is to once and for all CLOSE and SECURE the BORDER”

I agree. Also hitting a few targets of opportunity across the border would be acceptable, and I mean blowing them to smithereens with warplane-borne weapons like guided bombs and gatling guns.

Nothing against Mexico, but I don’t want to spend American lives to make life better in Mexico.


18 posted on 11/19/2010 7:30:04 AM PST by frposty (I'm a simpleton)
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To: Non-Sequitur
Since when is invading Mexico the job of the U.S. government?

It's for our children /s

It seems so-called Republicans and liberals have something in common - doing everything for our children.

19 posted on 11/19/2010 7:30:35 AM PST by 08bil98z24 (Say NO to the WOD ------>>> NObama ------>>> Equal Opportunity Politician Basher)
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To: 08bil98z24

“How about LEGALIZING ALL DRUGS.”

Well, I’m quite sure I’m ready to go that far, but I will say this: Either stop the drug use or stop the illegality. As long as there is a HUGE demand for illegal drugs, there will be a war for the profits of supplying those illegal drugs.

Even stepped up enforcement and closing the boarder will only affect the price. The law of supply and demand will not be violated. If there is demand, there will be supply!


20 posted on 11/19/2010 7:31:49 AM PST by I cannot think of a name
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To: frposty
.. a few of these would work
21 posted on 11/19/2010 7:33:56 AM PST by kingattax (99 % of liberals give the rest a bad name)
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To: PLD

I remember reading a statement long ago from Kissinger that (paraphrased) the American people at some point will be happy to have UN troops on our borders and patroling American cities. Our own government has made this all possible for years. Remember the end justifies the means. Its hard today to not believe this is all the grand plan of the leftist.


22 posted on 11/19/2010 7:35:04 AM PST by hope
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To: Non-Sequitur

Sending troops into Mexico would be the biggest mistake ever. We would be overun with hordes of refugees. I am not ready for that scenario like we have seen in many african countries.


23 posted on 11/19/2010 7:41:00 AM PST by eastforker (Visit me at http://www.eastforker.com)
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To: I cannot think of a name

Don’t you know drug use is a victimless crime?


24 posted on 11/19/2010 7:46:01 AM PST by Brookhaven (Voter Fraud is Treason)
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To: Brookhaven

My earlier reply to the person that suggested legalization had a “not’ left out. Should have been:

“Well, I’m not quite sure I’m ready to go that far, but I will say this:”

But other than that, the remainder is true. As long as there is a DEMAND for illegal drugs, there will be SUPPLIERS of illegal drugs.

If you want to stop the problem, something has to go: Demand or illegality.

I would prefer it to be demand, but some compromise might have to be made.


25 posted on 11/19/2010 7:53:09 AM PST by I cannot think of a name
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To: I cannot think of a name

I was pointing the attitude of many drug users (and those that support drug use) that it does have bigger consequenses than they think.

You shouldn’t use illegal drugs for the same reason you shouldn’t purchase stolen merchandise: it encourages the illegal activity. In one case theft, in the other case drug gangs.


26 posted on 11/19/2010 7:58:08 AM PST by Brookhaven (Voter Fraud is Treason)
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To: TexasFreeper2009

Maybe Rick Perry might do something about the border with the Texas National Guard - naahh he is a RINO.

Another Texas Democrat pretending to be a Republican. Texas and FL are infested with these RINOs.


27 posted on 11/19/2010 8:00:10 AM PST by Frantzie (Imam Ob*m* & Democrats support the VICTORY MOSQUE & TV supports Imam)
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To: 08bil98z24

The govt does things for our children with laws like:

1. Killing babies.
2. Having TSA molest small children.
3. Getting are post-children young adults killed in Iraq and Afghan because our children cannot shoot back at Muslims. This is because idiots who watch TV voted for a Muslim and ALL of TV supports him 100%.


28 posted on 11/19/2010 8:02:17 AM PST by Frantzie (Imam Ob*m* & Democrats support the VICTORY MOSQUE & TV supports Imam)
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To: 2dollarbill
Why cant we send O’bama? He fixed America.

Yes! Let him bring Hope and Change to Mexico! Unfortunately, just like here, he would be on the side of the enemy - the drug dealers, terrorists and new Democrat voters crossing the border.

29 posted on 11/19/2010 8:05:49 AM PST by Mind-numbed Robot (Not all that needs to be done needs to be done by the government.)
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To: kingattax

Doing what? Flying around and taking pictures? The Feds spend endless money and do nothing. They do not want to stop illegals.


30 posted on 11/19/2010 8:07:43 AM PST by Frantzie (Imam Ob*m* & Democrats support the VICTORY MOSQUE & TV supports Imam)
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To: Frantzie
They do not want to stop illegals UNDOCUMENTED DEMOCRAPS.
31 posted on 11/19/2010 8:13:21 AM PST by Cheerio (Barry Hussein Soetoro-0bama=The Complete Destruction of American Capitalism)
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To: PLD

That video is unbelievable
Esp. the girl w/ the contact cleaner solution.
I don’t know what I’d do but it would be something major.


32 posted on 11/19/2010 8:20:22 AM PST by Vinnie
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To: hope
I remember reading a statement long ago from Kissinger that (paraphrased) the American people at some point will be happy to have UN troops on our borders and patroling American cities. Our own government has made this all possible for years. Remember the end justifies the means. Its hard today to not believe this is all the grand plan of the leftist.

You are right. It is! I used to poo poo the idea of Jewish bankers controlling the world but that was because they kept everything so quiet and behind the scenes. Now they seem to feel no need for that. Soros is the lead man now but there are many others involved, including Kissinger. Their plan seems to be to loot most of the world's money and control through limited capitalism. They probably won't rule like the Communists and other tyrants did but instead keep us going to replenish the money supply, sort of like a fly wrapped in a web to provide food for the spider over time.

33 posted on 11/19/2010 8:20:26 AM PST by Mind-numbed Robot (Not all that needs to be done needs to be done by the government.)
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To: Frantzie
Another Texas Democrat pretending to be a Republican. Texas and FL are infested with these RINOs.

Frantzie, as usual, you are full of it!

34 posted on 11/19/2010 8:24:09 AM PST by Mind-numbed Robot (Not all that needs to be done needs to be done by the government.)
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To: Vinnie

Doesn’t that just make you mad,I don’t know what I would do either.. I have sent this video to my mailing list and if all the people here did the same just think how many people would be informed A person and hear about these things but most don’t realize what is really going on.. ..What about people that are really sick and are harassed by these thugs..Like I said this is only the beginning..mean time Obama is on another over seas trip spending our money...


35 posted on 11/19/2010 8:27:01 AM PST by PLD
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To: PLD

It’s a good thing Geo. Bush didn’t institute this, the MSM might have gotten outraged.


36 posted on 11/19/2010 8:31:46 AM PST by Vinnie
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To: kingattax
...a few of these would work also
37 posted on 11/19/2010 8:32:35 AM PST by AngelesCrestHighway
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To: Gennie
Appearing on MSNBC on Thursday, Perry was asked, “Would you advocate military involvement in Mexico on the Mexico side of the border to help Mexico in this drug war?”

Perry answered: “I think we have to use every aspect of law enforcement that we have, including the military. I think you have the same situation as you had in Colombia. Obviously, Mexico has to approve any type of assistance that we can give them.

“But the fact of the matter is, these are people who are highly motivated with money. They are vicious. They are armed to the teeth. I want to see them defeated. And any means that we can to run these people off our border and to save Americans' lives we need to be engaged in.”

He is spot on.

38 posted on 11/19/2010 8:58:34 AM PST by Hostage
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To: Mind-numbed Robot

Exactly...Welcome to serfdom!


39 posted on 11/19/2010 9:06:21 AM PST by hope
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To: Non-Sequitur

Since Mexico, including elements of their military under the various cartels, is literally invading parts of Texas and Arizona...


40 posted on 11/19/2010 9:16:34 AM PST by piytar (There is evil. There is no such thing as moderate evil. Never forget.)
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To: eastforker; Non-Sequitur
Sending troops into Mexico would be the biggest mistake ever. We would be overun with hordes of refugees. I am not ready for that scenario like we have seen in many african countries.

Now that's a good point. How about just militarizing the border, then?

41 posted on 11/19/2010 9:18:33 AM PST by piytar (There is evil. There is no such thing as moderate evil. Never forget.)
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To: PLD

That’s sexual molestation of a 3 year old, plain and simple.

People don’t need to be fired over this. THEY ####### NEED TO GO TO JAIL!!!


42 posted on 11/19/2010 9:23:15 AM PST by piytar (There is evil. There is no such thing as moderate evil. Never forget.)
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To: piytar

I agree..and we do not know who these people are that are doing all this patting down others..if I was that parent I would have decked that women patting my child down..We teach our children don’t let anyone touch you in private areas and then take them to an airport and have a pervert feeling all over them..


43 posted on 11/19/2010 9:29:49 AM PST by PLD
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To: Gennie
"Rick Perry, who continues to insist he's not interested in the presidency, is nevertheless always ready to tell the federal government how to do a better job... --Peggy Fikac

Who is that slanted bitch?

44 posted on 11/19/2010 9:57:49 AM PST by LibWhacker
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To: eastforker

“We would be overun with hordes of refugees.”

What? You mean more than the 20-30 million illegals already over here? We are already overrun. Where do you live that you haven’t seen them?


45 posted on 11/19/2010 10:03:45 AM PST by TexasRepublic (Socialism is the gospel of envy and the religion of thieves)
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To: Gennie

Rick Perry - BUILD A BIG FENCE. PUT VEHICLE SIZED DITCHES IN FRONT OF THE FENCE. PUT BARB WIRE ON TOP OF THE FENCE. PLACE ELECTRIC WIRE AT BASE OF THE FENCE.


46 posted on 11/19/2010 10:18:13 AM PST by struggle ((The struggle continues))
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To: struggle
Rick Perry - BUILD A BIG FENCE. PUT VEHICLE SIZED DITCHES IN FRONT OF THE FENCE. PUT BARB WIRE ON TOP OF THE FENCE. PLACE ELECTRIC WIRE AT BASE OF THE FENCE.

And build a moat full of sharks with frickin' lasers attached to their heads.

47 posted on 11/19/2010 10:19:50 AM PST by dfwgator (Texas Rangers -Thanks for a great season.)
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To: struggle
Rick Perry - BUILD A BIG FENCE. PUT VEHICLE SIZED DITCHES IN FRONT OF THE FENCE. PUT BARB WIRE ON TOP OF THE FENCE. PLACE ELECTRIC WIRE AT BASE OF THE FENCE.

You forgot CLAYMORE mines.

48 posted on 11/19/2010 10:23:19 AM PST by jslade (People who are easily offended, OFFEND ME!)
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To: dfwgator

>>Rick Perry - BUILD A BIG FENCE. PUT VEHICLE SIZED DITCHES IN FRONT OF THE FENCE. PUT BARB WIRE ON TOP OF THE FENCE. PLACE ELECTRIC WIRE AT BASE OF THE FENCE.

>And build a moat full of sharks with frickin’ lasers attached to their heads.

Grow burning nettles and poison ivy in front of the moat.


49 posted on 11/19/2010 10:24:03 AM PST by struggle ((The struggle continues))
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To: Gennie

Paging Blackjack Pershing. Please pickup the courtesy phone. We have another mission south of the border. The ghost of Pancho Villa lives.


50 posted on 11/19/2010 11:26:34 AM PST by businessprofessor
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