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.