Skip to comments.US Southern Command Chief: 'Crime-Terror Convergence' on Southern Border
Posted on 07/07/2014 7:53:35 AM PDT by Cheerio
FULL TITLE - US Southern Command Chief: 'Crime-Terror Convergence' on Southern Border Is 'Existential' Threat to Nation
The United States' neglect of its southern border has created a threat that challenges the country's national security, says the general in charge of overseeing the region, and he is concerned that terrorists and others can exploit the vulnerabilities that have been created.
"In comparison to other global threats, the near collapse of societies in the hemisphere with the associated drug and [undocumented immigrant] flow are frequently viewed to be of low importance," Marine Corps Gen. John Kelly, commander of U.S. Southern Command, told Defense One. "Many argue these threats are not existential and do not challenge our national security. I disagree."
Kelly has asked Congress to allocate more money and equipment to help him and his command fight the steady flow of drugs, weapons, and migrants from Central America, but the budget has already been cut when it comes to border security.
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Well, there’s one FORMER US Southern Command Commander we won’t be hearing from anytime soon.
“”Well, theres one FORMER US Southern Command Commander we wont be hearing from anytime soon.””
Only when his retirement is announced and then it will be reported that he decided to retire months ago.
It’s about time someone in a position of authority and knowledge put his obligation to protect and defend the US ahead of his job. Professionalism and integrity....what a concept.
While Obama is asking for $3 billion tax dollars to help facilitate the ntl security threat.
Obama is taking the whole country. These are the actions of an invading army led by a US government that has declared war on America.
The Obama regime will deploy riot squads to make sure contagion-laden buses get through to American cities and towns. The US government is ready to shoot citizens in order to protect foreign criminal invaders.
IS HE NUTS? The flaccid Boobama can't seem to summon up the b***s to close off the border but he vindictively calls out riot police to attack real Americans....
Must be time to call in the men with the white coats.
A DERANGED, DISEASED PRESIDENT Americans recognize a dysfunctional president who is clearly deranged ---- paranoid that he might lose power in mid-terms.
Despite his oath of office, Boobamba is anti-constitution----he is using the very same MO used by his boobish buddy--- Hugo Chavez.
Boobamba blundered bigtime w/ the odious Obamacare and duped lock-stepping Dummycrats into the debacle....they do not have the votes to hold onto power.
Obama is importing votes to secure his position of power over Americans.
“You don’t like my border security policy, so sue me”!
—Barack Hussein Vladimir Obama
It doesn't require much money or equipment to secure the border. The USA before the 1960's probably spent maybe 1% of today's border security budget.
All that is requires is the will and men willing to honor their oaths.
A case in point: Last year, the four-star showed up at a legal hearing for a Marine captain the Corps sought to discipline over an immature video made by several enlisted men in his unit. While testifying as a character witness, Kelly said the young captains treatment was heavy-handed and that he was owed an apology.’
They are painting a different name on his door as we speak.]
Hey GOP, can you hear me now?