Skip to comments.Top General John Kelly (Marines) Says Mexico Border Security Now ‘Existential’ Threat to U.S.
Posted on 07/23/2014 4:32:59 AM PDT by dennisw
A top United States general in charge of protecting the southern border says hes been unable to combat the steady flow of illegal drugs, weapons and people from Central America, and is looking to Congress for urgent help.
Marine Corps Gen. John Kelly, commander of U.S. Southern Command, has asked Congress this year for more money, drones and ships for his mission a request unlikely to be met. Since October, an influx of nearly 100,000 migrants has made the dangerous journey north from Latin America to the United States border. Most are children, and three-quarters of the unaccompanied minors have traveled thousands of miles from El Salvador, Guatemala and Honduras.
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, Kelly told Defense One. Many argue these threats are not existential and do not challenge our national security. I disagree.
In spring hearings before the Senate and House Armed Services Committees, Kelly said that budgets cuts are severely degrading the militarys ability to defend southern approaches to the U.S border. Last year, he said, his task force was unable to act on nearly 75 percent of illicit trafficking events. I simply sit and watch it go by, he said. But the potential threats are even greater. Kelly warned that neglect has created vulnerabilities that can be exploited by terrorist groups, describing a crime-terror convergence already seen in Lebanese Hezbollahs involvement in the region.
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NOT REPORTED by the leftist Obama loving media
TOP GENERAL BREAKS RANKS with the White House cabal.
"That is our plan!!!. Death to America."
I saw him make the statement on Fox, or at least they had his photo and the comments
I immediately decided....... General Kelley for Coup leader
Remember the America that won WWII and put astronauts on the moon?
Remember the America that commanded respect throughout the world?
Remember the America that DEFENDED ITS BORDERS???"
Who'd have thought 40 or 50 years ago this country would devolve into a something so beaten down and submissive?
It won’t happen right away, but this guy will get a pink slip and be threatened to keep his mouth shut. We will hear about it after he gets canned.
If we choose not to defend our borders, why do we have a standing military and navy? Neither political party wishes to stop the invasion. Why then spend $500 billion per year on defense?
No they're not.
Report it? Even if they did, it would be framed as a racist general breaking his oath and becoming political. Hell...Obama will probably use this for his kabuki theater and fire Kelly just to show how strong he is.
Any negative news about their lord and master is an opportunity to lib media to recreate Barry into the image they want him to be, not the failure he is.
The United States is being invaded by Central American countries. Who in the United States Congress has the balls to submit a declation of war? Everything else is merely empty rhetoric.
We only get to see some picture of the kids. It has been reported that most are like 15 to 18 years old. One in four has a criminal record in their own countries. Many are also families.
Once again, the democrats USING children.
Retired Border Patrol Agent Zack Taylor says that children are only about 2% of what’s coming across the border.
Not only that, but the news piece I saw showed women and children being off-loaded from the bus. That is not "unaccompanied minors" IMO.
“We only get to see some picture of the kids. It has been reported that most are like 15 to 18 years old.”
It takes a 5 year wait to apply for and get US citizenship. Meaning they can be be voting DEMOCRAT within say 8 years after an amnesty for them
I’ve said it once and I’ll say it again...
Our Fed Govt is encouraging lawlessness by not stopping the people at the border.
Part of the plan.
Exactly. DEFUND/DISMANTLE "defense" and all alphabet agencies. DEFUND/DOWNSIZE legislatures state and federal to part time jobs with no perks, no healthcare, no retirement, volunteer staff and 1/10th pay. Citizen militias can patrol the border. Stop the invasion and send the BIG GOVERNMENT socialists packing.
Look for Gen. Kelly to take early retirement because he wants to spend more time with his family.
"No, no, General, that "oath" thing you took? We don't do that here in the obamanation any more. hahaha"
"What was that? Article 4, Section 4? Doesn't ring a bell...was that on Fox news? I've not heard anything about it."
"You know, General, not to interrupt you, we appreciate all you do for the country, really we do, especially your Commander in Chief!"
"Btw, how did we miss you during the last purge of the military? You're lookin' kinda tired, sir. Have you given any thought to what you'll do when you retire...soon?"
You are going to be accused that the link is Info Wars.
Don’t pick on GOPJ folks, this man was on Judge Janine also.
The general appears to be wanting a public reason for retiring.
You can’t post infowars/Alex Jones on FR. The Zack Taylor video is an allowed source and the guy knows what he’s talking about. I thought you have that link?
Many are part time.... It would be interesting to know how many state legislatures are part time
Undoubtedly the liberal states usually have full time well paid legislatures as in>>>>
New York State Senate - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Salary, $79,500/year + per diem
Cheney said it now the General is too. What will it take, an attack?
Or because he has been having an affair or has a gambling addiction.
You’re a little late to the party, there, general, But welcome anyway!
It is time to start holding the Mexican government responsible and if they cannot get their act together, the US will move in and occupy the country if need be.
Of course, that’s what a REAL President would do.
Nut-job Conspiracy Theory Ping!
To get onto The Nut-job Conspiracy Theory Ping List you must threaten to report me to the Mods if I don't add you to the list...
It’s mainly children that are being stopped/turning themselves in more than likely is what they mean.
The larger number, which are adults coming in, are using the children as a diversion so they can come in unimpeded but nobody knows that number.
This couldn’t have possibly been planned and coordinated by anyone other than people in this administration and it probably took at least a year or more to plan and coordinate it.
This was probably planned and coordinated starting sometime before the 2012 election.
Had Obama not been reelected this would be taking place with a republican president and you can guarantee there would be a whole lot more violence coming out of the La Raza crowd.
Watch the link in Post 27.
There are top La Raza people employed by The Obama Regime and many others who have direct pipelines into it
These La Raza types have been spreading the word (open borders) in Guatemala, Honduras El Salvador etc.... (my opinion but this is common sense!)
I’ve watched part of it.
For some strange reason I have a hard time watching certain videos. Just don’t seem to be able to get more than about 2 to 3 seconds of video to play after several minutes. It would take me several hours to watch the whole thing.
He says the children are a diversion and only 2% of who is crossing illegally and that Obama is in cahoots with other countries engaged in asymmetrical warfare. Subversives are being allowed in to attack infrastructure and kill Americans with disease. He points out that the CDC is prepared for millions of deaths and the Border Patrol will not receive any ammo until Oct 2015. Their ammo is all accounted for to the single bullet and they are not allowed to defend themselves.
Of course it is a diversion....It’s the oldest trick in the Liberal handbook.
Like Matt and Trey put in on South Park....
“Vote for Proposition 10 or else you hate children....You....don’t.....hate....children....Do you?”
Here’s the thread where BuckeyeTexan transcribes the entire Zack Taylor interview....
Yup. “It’s for the children”.
The (asymmetrical) attack is already underway.
Sorry ‘bout that ... I thought articles were not OK but that links were... my bad.
No problem. Since he’s a Truther and nutjob FR doesn’t want any association with him.
This isn’t just something that came about by word of mouth, this had to be coordinated with the different govts., mainly Mexico to allow them to come through Mexico without being stopped and sent back.
This appears to have been coordinated through Hillary’s State Department, no other govt agency could do it. It has to be official US govt. policy, not just some rogue agent or agency.
Just to coordinate it with the several govts involved probably took at least a year of negotiations.
Once the plan was worked out with the different govts. then they could start implementing the plan, but again they needed time to get the people together to implement the plan.
Once they got the influx started with preplanned groups and there was no response from the US govt., then word of mouth could take over.
Who'd of thought Americans could be hood-winked into voting for a man totally devoid of the necessary elements for running this huge and complex nation? A man who has thrown our Judea-Christian ethics under the bus in favor of Islam...Obama is far more lenient towards Muslims than any other religion maybe because he was raised a Muslim.
I guarantee there is a connection with this and Fast and Furious.
I never once believed F&F was about gun control. I always said someone was arming up the drug gangs for a reason.
Hillary had her own little F&F arming up MS-13.
Now we’re getting it’s the violence from the drug gangs sending all these chillins from MS-13 territory north.
What a coincidence.
There’s probably more that we aren’t even aware of yet.