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Top General John Kelly (Marines) Says Mexico Border Security Now ‘Existential’ Threat to U.S.
defenseone ^ | July 5, 2014 | Molly O'Toole

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 he’s 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 military’s 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 Hezbollah’s involvement in the region.

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TOPICS: Crime/Corruption; Culture/Society; Foreign Affairs; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: aliens; obamatreason; obamavsamerica; openborders; rinotreason
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1 posted on 07/23/2014 4:32:59 AM PDT by dennisw
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To: dennisw

NOT REPORTED by the leftist Obama loving media

TOP GENERAL BREAKS RANKS with the White House cabal.


2 posted on 07/23/2014 4:34:20 AM PDT by dennisw (The first principle is to find out who you are then you can achieve anything -- Buddhist monk)
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To: dennisw

"That is our plan!!!. Death to America."

3 posted on 07/23/2014 4:35:02 AM PDT by Diogenesis (The EXEMPT Congress is complicit in the absence of impeachment)
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To: dennisw

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


4 posted on 07/23/2014 4:36:34 AM PDT by bert ((K.E.; N.P.; GOPc.;+12 ..... Obama is public enemy #1)
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To: dennisw
A top United States general in charge of protecting the southern border says he’s been unable to combat the steady flow of illegal drugs, weapons and people from Central America

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?

5 posted on 07/23/2014 4:41:54 AM PDT by ScottinVA (If it doesn't include border security, it isn't "reform." It's called "amnesty.")
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To: dennisw

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.


6 posted on 07/23/2014 4:42:42 AM PDT by dforest
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To: dennisw

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?


7 posted on 07/23/2014 4:42:46 AM PDT by Soul of the South (Yesterday is gone. Today will be what we make of it.)
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To: dennisw
Most are children

No they're not.

8 posted on 07/23/2014 4:43:42 AM PDT by DJ MacWoW (The Fed Gov is not one ring to rule them all)
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9 posted on 07/23/2014 4:44:50 AM PDT by DJ MacWoW (The Fed Gov is not one ring to rule them all)
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To: dennisw
Our own President is an enemy and the GOP sits back and does not do a thing. Obama should be arrested by our military as an enemy combatant ant.
10 posted on 07/23/2014 4:49:35 AM PDT by angcat
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To: dennisw

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.


11 posted on 07/23/2014 4:50:26 AM PDT by Lee'sGhost ("Just look at the flowers, Lizzie. Just look at the flowers.")
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To: dennisw; 1 Olgoat; 103198; 10Ring; 11Bush; 1stbn27; 2ndhandrose; 2SterlingConservatives; ...

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.


12 posted on 07/23/2014 4:50:29 AM PDT by Jimmy Valentine's brother ("When leftists donÂ’t get their way, they start shooting people and bombing buildings." - rr)
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To: DJ MacWoW

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.


13 posted on 07/23/2014 4:54:41 AM PDT by dforest
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To: dforest

Retired Border Patrol Agent Zack Taylor says that children are only about 2% of what’s coming across the border.


14 posted on 07/23/2014 4:57:37 AM PDT by DJ MacWoW (The Fed Gov is not one ring to rule them all)
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To: dforest
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.

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.

15 posted on 07/23/2014 5:00:07 AM PDT by beachn4fun (Guns are not the problem. People are. Forget the magazine...check your attitude.)
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To: dforest

“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


16 posted on 07/23/2014 5:00:46 AM PDT by dennisw (The first principle is to find out who you are then you can achieve anything -- Buddhist monk)
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To: Jimmy Valentine's brother

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.


17 posted on 07/23/2014 5:01:35 AM PDT by beachn4fun (Guns are not the problem. People are. Forget the magazine...check your attitude.)
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To: dennisw

Part of the plan.


18 posted on 07/23/2014 5:02:14 AM PDT by dforest
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To: Soul of the South
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?

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.

19 posted on 07/23/2014 5:21:36 AM PDT by PGalt
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To: dennisw

Look for Gen. Kelly to take early retirement because he wants to spend more time with his family.


21 posted on 07/23/2014 5:45:31 AM PDT by paterfamilias
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To: dennisw
An Administration official overheard talking to General Kelly on her cellphone:

"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?"

22 posted on 07/23/2014 5:46:31 AM PDT by GBA (Here in the Matrix, life is but a dream.)
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To: GOPJ

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.


23 posted on 07/23/2014 5:46:53 AM PDT by dforest
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To: dennisw

The general appears to be wanting a public reason for retiring.


25 posted on 07/23/2014 5:47:32 AM PDT by Pecos (Kakistocracy - killing the Constitution, one step at a time.)
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To: GOPJ

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?


26 posted on 07/23/2014 5:49:52 AM PDT by DJ MacWoW (The Fed Gov is not one ring to rule them all)
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To: GOPJ
Direct link.

Zack Interview-Security on the border between USA and Mexico

27 posted on 07/23/2014 5:52:16 AM PDT by DJ MacWoW (The Fed Gov is not one ring to rule them all)
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To: PGalt

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


28 posted on 07/23/2014 5:55:30 AM PDT by dennisw (The first principle is to find out who you are then you can achieve anything -- Buddhist monk)
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To: dennisw

Cheney said it now the General is too. What will it take, an attack?


29 posted on 07/23/2014 6:20:25 AM PDT by reefdiver (Be the Best you can be Whatever you Dream to be)
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To: paterfamilias
Look for Gen. Kelly to take early retirement because he wants to spend more time with his family.

Or because he has been having an affair or has a gambling addiction.

30 posted on 07/23/2014 6:25:19 AM PDT by RoosterRedux (Obama: Race is his cover...jihad is his game.)
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To: dennisw

You’re a little late to the party, there, general, But welcome anyway!


31 posted on 07/23/2014 6:35:59 AM PDT by null and void (If Bill Clinton was the first black president, why isn't Barack Obama the first woman president?)
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To: dennisw

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.


32 posted on 07/23/2014 6:38:20 AM PDT by dfwgator
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To: dennisw; COUNTrecount; Nowhere Man; FightThePower!; C. Edmund Wright; jacob allen; Travis McGee; ...

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...

33 posted on 07/23/2014 6:39:27 AM PDT by null and void (If Bill Clinton was the first black president, why isn't Barack Obama the first woman president?)
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To: DJ MacWoW

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.


34 posted on 07/23/2014 6:43:30 AM PDT by IMR 4350
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To: IMR 4350

Watch the link in Post 27.


35 posted on 07/23/2014 6:49:04 AM PDT by DJ MacWoW (The Fed Gov is not one ring to rule them all)
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To: IMR 4350
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.

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!)

36 posted on 07/23/2014 6:52:33 AM PDT by dennisw (The first principle is to find out who you are then you can achieve anything -- Buddhist monk)
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To: DJ MacWoW

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.


37 posted on 07/23/2014 7:16:35 AM PDT by IMR 4350
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To: IMR 4350

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.


38 posted on 07/23/2014 7:24:21 AM PDT by DJ MacWoW (The Fed Gov is not one ring to rule them all)
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To: DJ MacWoW

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?”


39 posted on 07/23/2014 7:26:22 AM PDT by dfwgator
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To: IMR 4350; DJ MacWoW

Here’s the thread where BuckeyeTexan transcribes the entire Zack Taylor interview....

http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/3183179/posts


40 posted on 07/23/2014 7:29:26 AM PDT by Jane Long ("And when thou saidst, Seek ye my face; my heart said unto thee, Thy face, LORD, will I seek")
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To: Jane Long

Thanks!


41 posted on 07/23/2014 7:30:24 AM PDT by DJ MacWoW (The Fed Gov is not one ring to rule them all)
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To: dfwgator

Yup. “It’s for the children”.


42 posted on 07/23/2014 7:31:39 AM PDT by DJ MacWoW (The Fed Gov is not one ring to rule them all)
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To: reefdiver
Cheney said it now the General is too. What will it take, an attack?

The (asymmetrical) attack is already underway.

43 posted on 07/23/2014 7:34:08 AM PDT by TADSLOS (The Event Horizon has come and gone. Buckle up and hang on.)
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To: DJ MacWoW

Sorry ‘bout that ... I thought articles were not OK but that links were... my bad.


44 posted on 07/23/2014 7:34:10 AM PDT by GOPJ (To learn who rules over you, simply find out who you are not allowed to criticize-Voltaire)
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To: GOPJ

No problem. Since he’s a Truther and nutjob FR doesn’t want any association with him.


45 posted on 07/23/2014 7:36:04 AM PDT by DJ MacWoW (The Fed Gov is not one ring to rule them all)
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To: dennisw

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.


46 posted on 07/23/2014 7:38:37 AM PDT by IMR 4350
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To: ScottinVA
"Who'd have thought 40 or 50 years ago this country would devolve into a something so beaten down and submissive?"

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.

47 posted on 07/23/2014 7:47:02 AM PDT by yoe (.)
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To: DJ MacWoW

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.


48 posted on 07/23/2014 8:02:55 AM PDT by IMR 4350
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To: Jane Long

Thanks.


49 posted on 07/23/2014 8:03:36 AM PDT by IMR 4350
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To: IMR 4350

There’s probably more that we aren’t even aware of yet.


50 posted on 07/23/2014 8:06:18 AM PDT by DJ MacWoW (The Fed Gov is not one ring to rule them all)
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