Skip to comments.Happy 30th Birthday, Central American Humanitarian Crisis
Posted on 07/17/2014 1:32:09 AM PDT by Rummyfan
It's been fun to watch the media discuss the border crisis in real time, improvising their arguments on the fly. Let's try A, and if that doesn't work, we'll try B.
First, they said there was no surge at the border -- it was a phony crisis manufactured by the Drudge Report. The facts on the ground quickly made that argument inoperable.
Next, liberals told us these "undocumented migrants" (the PC phrase for "illegal aliens" -- because we'll never figure out what that means) were mere children fleeing violence and drug cartels.
Then we found out that more than 80 percent of the "children" were teenage males, some being recruited for the homicidal Central American gang MS-13, right there in the detention facilities.
(Suspiciously, liberals' wailing about a "humanitarian" crisis began immediately after Sen. Chuck Schumer emerged from a meeting with Democratic number-crunchers figuring out exactly how many more Latin American voters they'll need to take Texas and Florida.)
Why would there be a humanitarian crisis now? Guatemala, Honduras and El Salvador -- where most of the migrants are coming from -- have been hellholes forever, even longer than Detroit.
The "horrendous civil wars in Central America" were a major topic during the presidential debates between Reagan and Mondale -- and that was in 1984. Mondale campaigned on conditioning aid to El Salvador on disbanding that country's "most lawless and notorious security forces" and bringing to justice the murderers of American nuns. Those guys are putting in for their pensions by now.
In 1992, Noam Chomsky described El Salvador and Guatemala as "murderous terrorist state(s)," adding that human rights abuses in Honduras were worse even than in Panama under Noriega.
So what's new now?
(Excerpt) Read more at anncoulter.com ...
I read this earlier tonight and meant to post it. It’s a great article.
I’ve had such a love-hate relationship with Ann lately. This was a mark in the love column.
“...The “horrendous civil wars in Central America” were a major topic during the presidential debates between Reagan and Mondale — and that was in 1984. Mondale campaigned on conditioning aid to El Salvador on disbanding that country’s “most lawless and notorious security forces” and bringing to justice the murderers of American nuns. Those guys are putting in for their pensions by now...”
So Ann is on Mondale’s side now? Actually the guys arrested for the activist nuns’ murders were ex-police/security guys and were convicted. Most of the Salvadoran security forces showed great restraint in a dirty war where the family members of the Armed Forces were targeted for assassination. And Reagan was correct in asking that the Salvadorans receive military aid because it faced internationally supported Communist aggression.
I like Ann but she has been all over the place lately and tapping Mondale to support her claim that El Salvador is a “Hellhole” does not do much to reestablish her conservative credentials.
“after Sen. Chuck Schumer emerged from a meeting with Democratic number-crunchers figuring out exactly how many more Latin American voters they’ll need to take Texas and Florida.”
That has been my suspicion - that they are releasing these immigrants right where they need them to take swing districts and key states - not some general relase.
They control the distribution infrastructure which they set up and operate as secretly as they can. What’s the chance they will put it to political purposes?