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GOVERNOR PERRY WILL PERSONALLY BRIEF NATIONAL GUARD TROOPS ABOUT TO BE DEPLOYED
Breitbart ^ | August 13, 2014 | By Bob Price

Posted on 08/13/2014 11:15:02 AM PDT by Jim Robinson

HOUSTON, Texas — Members of the Texas National Guard currently in training at Camp Swift, near Austin, have been told to stand by for a personal briefing from Texas Governor Rick Perry. Perry is expected to arrive at Camp Swift this morning to brief the troops on his expectations of their deployment.

It is still not clear as to exactly where this first batch of troops will be deployed, according to one of the soldiers currently at Camp Swift. The soldier has been at the camp receiving training this week and expects to be deployed somewhere along the border this weekend.

Approximately 300 soldiers are in this particular training group. He also revealed the soldiers will be traveling and patrolling in military vehicles.

The first group of soldiers who were trained last week have been ordered to remain at Camp Swift to train the following waves of soldiers. They will remain at Swift for two months.

The soldiers are also being trained in the use of advanced surveillance systems such as the Ratheon LRAS (Long Range Advanced Scout) systems. These systems can be used to detect illegal crossings of the border, but also to search for people being smuggled through ranch lands to avoid border patrol checkpoints like the one in Falfurrias.

Public Information Officers from both the Texas Department of Public Safety (DPS) and the Texas National Guard have been extremely tight lipped about releasing any information regarding the deployment.

(Excerpt) Read more at breitbart.com ...


TOPICS: Front Page News; News/Current Events; US: Texas
KEYWORDS: aliens; border; bordersecurity; heartless; illegalimmigration; larazarick; nationalguard; obama; perry; rickperry; texas; texasnationalguard
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The soldiers are expected to begin their deployment along the border this weekend.
1 posted on 08/13/2014 11:15:02 AM PDT by Jim Robinson
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To: Jim Robinson

Sounds pretty darned Presidential to me.


2 posted on 08/13/2014 11:17:06 AM PDT by V_TWIN
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To: Syncro; humblegunner; Chris Robinson; eartick; BuckeyeTexan; BenLurkin

ping


3 posted on 08/13/2014 11:17:18 AM PDT by Jim Robinson (Resistance to tyrants is obedience to God!!)
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To: Jim Robinson

Curious to find out what the ROE is going to be for these troops. Are they going to have to sit and take pot shots that will likely head their way?


4 posted on 08/13/2014 11:18:18 AM PDT by MNlurker
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To: Jim Robinson

What?? He’s not going golfing?


5 posted on 08/13/2014 11:18:20 AM PDT by Sacajaweau
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To: Jim Robinson

Very good news! I hope they are effective at reducing illegal entry.


6 posted on 08/13/2014 11:18:36 AM PDT by Ray76 (Nationally: Re-elect No One)
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To: MNlurker

They will be unarmed, their job is only to observe

a big waste of tax dollars


7 posted on 08/13/2014 11:19:10 AM PDT by GeronL (Vote for Conservatives not for Republicans)
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To: Jim Robinson

Thank you for the update, Jim.


8 posted on 08/13/2014 11:19:38 AM PDT by Christie at the beach
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To: Jim Robinson
If they sass
Kick their .ss
9 posted on 08/13/2014 11:20:00 AM PDT by Enterprise ("Those who can make you believe absurdities can make you commit atrocities." Voltaire)
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To: Jim Robinson

If the mission is that stupid “observation mission” then this is worse than useless, just being a ploy to look like he’s doing something.

A real mission would involve military force to close the border... this means authorization of deadly force.


10 posted on 08/13/2014 11:20:54 AM PDT by OneWingedShark (Q: Why am I here? A: To do Justly, to love mercy, and to walk humbly with my God.)
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To: V_TWIN

Although, I had high hopes and did support him as the best in the field last time, I probably won’t support Perry in the next primary...as I think we can find a better campaigner and stronger conservative. Of course that depends who else runs. That said, you are correct, he’s acting like a chief executive should act, and would definitely be a worthy of the office.

He’s really good on some issues, so-so on others, and a little too crony connected than I’d prefer. He still has shown the way in creating a strong economic environment and an incredible job creation engine. That should not be overlooked. He has the template that just might attract a lot of voters in 2016.


11 posted on 08/13/2014 11:21:30 AM PDT by ilgipper
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To: Ray76
I hope they are effective at reducing illegal entry

Not part of the mission

12 posted on 08/13/2014 11:21:36 AM PDT by GeronL (Vote for Conservatives not for Republicans)
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To: MNlurker
Curious to find out what the ROE is going to be for these troops. Are they going to have to sit and take pot shots that will likely head their way?

From what I've heard it's an "observation" mission — which means they might not even be issued ammunition.
Even if they are issued ammo, it's quite possible that they'll have do not open fire orders.

13 posted on 08/13/2014 11:22:29 AM PDT by OneWingedShark (Q: Why am I here? A: To do Justly, to love mercy, and to walk humbly with my God.)
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To: OneWingedShark

>> If the mission is that stupid “observation mission” then this is worse than useless, just being a ploy to look like he’s doing something.

Man have you got that right.


14 posted on 08/13/2014 11:22:58 AM PDT by Ray76 (Nationally: Re-elect No One)
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To: GeronL

“a big waste of tax dollars”

No kidding! And why all the delay in getting them there? When LA rioted, the NG was there almost immediately. I don’t think much of Perry, he’s just milking this issue for his own political purposes. Not on my list of people that I would vote for for President. He’s not really a decisive leader, but then are there any today?


15 posted on 08/13/2014 11:23:14 AM PDT by vette6387
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To: Jim Robinson
"Due to what he called the federal government’s abdication of responsibility, he said that aside from the unaccompanied children, drug smugglers and traffickers have seeped through a porous border, “spreading their tentacles of crime and fear” throughout the United States."

“Call them what they really are,” Perry added. “These are narco-terrorists, because they are terrorizing America. ... What’s at stake are the lives of innocent people on both sides of the border.”

Perry Visits National Guard

Governor Perry to National Guard photo govperrynationalguard.jpg

16 posted on 08/13/2014 11:25:34 AM PDT by greyfoxx39 (Valerie Jarrett warned us they would "get even with those who opposed them"..)
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To: OneWingedShark

No ammo... that would be profoundly stupid.

How do you (not you personally) expect people will react when one of the guardsmen is shot/killed and word gets out he was unable to defend himself because no ammo was issued?

Bloody hel is what will happen.


17 posted on 08/13/2014 11:26:08 AM PDT by Ray76 (Nationally: Re-elect No One)
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To: GeronL
They will be unarmed, their job is only to observe.

Unarmed.
That's a great deterrent. Seriously. [/sarc]

A big waste of tax dollars.

More than that, it shows Perry to be a despicable coward, afraid to use what lawful authority he has…
I'm more than a little suspicious that he is an open borders politician, simply looking at his actions it appears all he's doing is putting up the appearance of doing something so that those who aren't open borders won't evict his arse in future political arenas.

18 posted on 08/13/2014 11:26:43 AM PDT by OneWingedShark (Q: Why am I here? A: To do Justly, to love mercy, and to walk humbly with my God.)
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To: GeronL
They will be unarmed, their job is only to observe

I didn't see that in the article. Got another source?

19 posted on 08/13/2014 11:27:12 AM PDT by Focault's Pendulum (I live in NJ....' Nuff said!)
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To: V_TWIN
Sounds pretty darned Presidential to me.

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Agreed.

20 posted on 08/13/2014 11:28:00 AM PDT by trisham (Zen is not easy. It takes effort to attain nothingness. And then what do you have? Bupkis.)
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To: Jim Robinson

Will they be given the authority to apprehend and detain any illegals who are caught crossing the border?


21 posted on 08/13/2014 11:28:02 AM PDT by factoryrat (We are the producers, the creators. Grow it, mine it, build it.)
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To: Jim Robinson
Ratheon LRAS (Long Range Advanced Scout) systems


"Mounted Reconnaissance Surveillance and Target Acquisition

The Long-Range Advanced Scout Surveillance System (LRAS3) is a long-range multi-sensor system for the U.S. Army scout, providing the real-time ability to detect, recognize, identify and geo-locate distant targets. The LRAS3 is the premier ground combat reconnaissance and surveillance system on the modern battlefield.

The LRAS3 enables Army scouts to conduct 24-hour reconnaissance and surveillance missions, remaining outside threat acquisition and engagement ranges. The LRAS3 replaces obsolete systems that require scouts to close within direct fire range of the threat they seek to detect.

eLRAS3 - 3rd Generation FLIR

eLRAS3 is the next generation Long Range Scout Surveillance System. eLRAS3 meets or exceeds all LRAS3 requirements, with a 55% reduction in sensor weight and volume and is fully compatible with all existing LRAS3 platforms."


22 posted on 08/13/2014 11:28:16 AM PDT by Red Steel
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To: ilgipper
That said, you are correct, he’s acting like a chief executive should act, and would definitely be a worthy of the office.

No, he's not: it's an observation mission, one in which they will apparently not be armed.
That sort of crap is the very mark of someone who is not worthy of the office.

23 posted on 08/13/2014 11:28:33 AM PDT by OneWingedShark (Q: Why am I here? A: To do Justly, to love mercy, and to walk humbly with my God.)
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To: GeronL
They will be unarmed

Really? Where did you get that from?

"Texas State Representative Allen Fletcher, Vice-Chairman of the House Committee on Homeland Security and Public Safety, told Breitbart Texas he expects the soldiers to have a very impactful deterrent effect on those seeking to cross our borders.
“In their home countries, the military are people they are very afraid of,” Fletcher said. “When they hear there are armed soldiers along the border of the United States, it will deter some of them from coming.”

24 posted on 08/13/2014 11:29:37 AM PDT by humblegunner
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To: MNlurker
Curious to find out what the ROE is going to be for these troops.

Hand out enrollment applications to UT and a list of scholarship resources.


25 posted on 08/13/2014 11:30:46 AM PDT by 867V309 (Don't tread on me, bro)
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To: Jim Robinson

God bless them all, including Governor Perry.


26 posted on 08/13/2014 11:30:48 AM PDT by CatherineofAragon ((Support Christian white males---the architects of the jewel known as Western Civilization).)
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To: GeronL

“They will be unarmed, their job is only to observe”

Could you provide details of that information please?


27 posted on 08/13/2014 11:31:37 AM PDT by V_TWIN
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To: Ray76
No ammo... that would be profoundly stupid.

I was in the National Guard for 9 years… there are craptacular missions like that.
(Of course you don't really need to be armed on a majority of relief missions, like say the Los Alamos fires and such, so I don't count those in the above.)

How do you (not you personally) expect people will react when one of the guardsmen is shot/killed and word gets out he was unable to defend himself because no ammo was issued?

I'm not sure.
What happened with Brian Terry? We got some exposure of Fast & Furious, the easiest Treason case in eighty years, and what happens? Nothing.

Bloody hell is what will happen.

I'd like to think so, but given the above I just don't know.
What's really funny is that the whole southern border could be closed with less than 200 Paladins.

28 posted on 08/13/2014 11:34:35 AM PDT by OneWingedShark (Q: Why am I here? A: To do Justly, to love mercy, and to walk humbly with my God.)
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Post 9/11 the borders should have been enforced and militarized.

Instead we chose another path.

We might not have a 9/11 every day. But, thousands upon thousands of Americans have been killed, robbed, raped, and harmed by illegal aliens.

The US has never taken the threat seriously and the continued policies with South and Central American countries have shown that the destruction is merely collateral damage for the status quo and business interests.

29 posted on 08/13/2014 11:34:47 AM PDT by Theoria (I should never have surrendered. I should have fought until I was the last man alive)
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To: trisham; Jim Robinson; humblegunner
Sounds pretty darned Presidential to me.

Hmmmm...I just wonder how many of the FReeper naysayers blasting Gov. Perry on this thread are hoping (and working) for another Romney run for POTUS?

30 posted on 08/13/2014 11:35:22 AM PDT by greyfoxx39 (Valerie Jarrett warned us they would "get even with those who opposed them"..)
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To: humblegunner

Nothing there says that they will be armed.
In fact, reading between the lines, it looks like they’re counting on the visual-appearance of the military to be the deterrent — which does not, strictly speaking, require weapons... just driving around military vehicles.


31 posted on 08/13/2014 11:37:17 AM PDT by OneWingedShark (Q: Why am I here? A: To do Justly, to love mercy, and to walk humbly with my God.)
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To: ilgipper

“He’s really good on some issues, so-so on others”

Aren’t they all?.....except for the current POTUS that is.


32 posted on 08/13/2014 11:37:27 AM PDT by V_TWIN
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To: greyfoxx39

None, I hope. Heaven forbid.


33 posted on 08/13/2014 11:37:33 AM PDT by trisham (Zen is not easy. It takes effort to attain nothingness. And then what do you have? Bupkis.)
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To: V_TWIN; humblegunner

I assumed they will be unarmed. Like many of the Guardsmen “protecting” airports after 9-11 were issued no ammo.


34 posted on 08/13/2014 11:37:57 AM PDT by GeronL (Vote for Conservatives not for Republicans)
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To: Focault's Pendulum; OneWingedShark

I assumed they would be unarmed (no ammo is still unarmed in my book) the same way many Guardsmen at the airports on 9-11 were, no ammo. Since their mission is just to observe, I would expect they will have no ammo or even a firearm.

Their main duties will likely be to assist the federal agencies.


35 posted on 08/13/2014 11:39:54 AM PDT by GeronL (Vote for Conservatives not for Republicans)
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To: factoryrat

I saw an article a couple weeks ago that said they would. Hope so. Meanwhile, gotta keep the pressure on.


36 posted on 08/13/2014 11:40:22 AM PDT by Jim Robinson (Resistance to tyrants is obedience to God!!)
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To: OneWingedShark

We once had armed military missions on the border . The whole mission changed once Mr. Hernández, Jr. got blasted.


37 posted on 08/13/2014 11:41:17 AM PDT by Theoria (I should never have surrendered. I should have fought until I was the last man alive)
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To: GeronL
They will be unarmed, their job is only to observe

Posse Comitatus!!!

38 posted on 08/13/2014 11:42:06 AM PDT by Don Corleone ("Oil the gun..eat the cannoli. Take it to the Mattress.")
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To: OneWingedShark

I’m sure Governor Perry will give them every possible tool to do their job. He’s stepped out where all the other governors are still hiding in their mansions. I don’t believe he did it just for appearances.

And I feel confident TX will fight for their border and make a difference. Unlike Obama, Perry can’t just sit and watch the U.S. disintegrate. He’s fighting back.


39 posted on 08/13/2014 11:46:00 AM PDT by Kenny (,)
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To: greyfoxx39

Not me, no way for Romney!

He was for amnesty too. Just going at it much more behind closed doors than Bam Bam the swinging hip golfer.


40 posted on 08/13/2014 11:47:47 AM PDT by Christie at the beach
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To: OneWingedShark; humblegunner

Nothing there says that they will be armed.


From the posted quote...

“When they hear there are ARMED soldiers along the border of the United States...”


What part of “armed” are you not understanding?


41 posted on 08/13/2014 11:48:33 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: Jim Robinson; V_TWIN; MNlurker; Sacajaweau; Ray76; GeronL; Christie at the beach; Enterprise; ...
Hmmmm...I just wonder how many of the FReeper naysayers blasting Gov. Perry on this thread are hoping (and working) for another Romney run for POTUS?

Nope; I don't want another Romney run — I didn't vote for him in `12, and I won't in `16.

My issue w/ Perry is that it is fully within his lawful power to act decisively, and force the issue nationally, here and now. The Texas Constitution says the the following in Art 4, Sec 7:

COMMANDER-IN-CHIEF OF MILITARY FORCES; CALLING FORTH MILITIA.
He shall be Commander-in-Chief of the military forces of the State, except when they are called into actual service of the United States. He shall have power to call forth the militia to execute the laws of the State, to suppress insurrections, and to repel invasions.
Note the underlined. It is fully within his lawful authority to call upon the militia to repel invasions. Period.
He could force the issue nationally by simply demanding that US Constitution Art 4, Sec 4 be honored:
The United States shall guarantee to every State in this Union a Republican Form of Government, and shall protect each of them against Invasion; and on Application of the Legislature, or of the Executive (when the Legislature cannot be convened), against domestic Violence.

This protection is non-optional; the refusal of the Federal government to comply therewith would lead to some very interesting consequences both politically and legally. (Especially in that it would open up many federal officers to charges of treason, plain and simple.)

42 posted on 08/13/2014 11:51:44 AM PDT by OneWingedShark (Q: Why am I here? A: To do Justly, to love mercy, and to walk humbly with my God.)
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To: Jim Robinson

That’s good to hear. Thanks for keeping us updated.


43 posted on 08/13/2014 11:52:16 AM PDT by factoryrat (We are the producers, the creators. Grow it, mine it, build it.)
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To: Jim Robinson

Perry will be a good pres.


44 posted on 08/13/2014 11:52:29 AM PDT by rrrod (at home in Medellin Colombia)
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To: greyfoxx39

“...I just wonder how many of the FReeper naysayers blasting Gov. Perry on this thread are hoping (and working) for another Romney run for POTUS? “

I’ll go with none for 100 Alex.


45 posted on 08/13/2014 11:54:12 AM PDT by EQAndyBuzz ("“Manchuria Called. They want their Candidate Back!”")
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To: greyfoxx39
Hmmmm...I just wonder how many of the FReeper naysayers blasting Gov. Perry on this thread are hoping (and working) for another Romney run for POTUS?

Not me.


46 posted on 08/13/2014 11:54:35 AM PDT by 867V309 (Don't tread on me, bro)
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To: GeronL

Its an election year and the appearance of taking action must be first and foremost for Republicans like the lawsuit against Obama.


47 posted on 08/13/2014 11:54:36 AM PDT by Nextrush (OBAMACARE IS A BAILOUT FOR THE HEALTHCARE INDUSTRY)
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To: Kenny
I’m sure Governor Perry will give them every possible tool to do their job.

I'm not; the first piece of evidence is that this is an observation mission rather than a defense mission.

He’s stepped out where all the other governors are still hiding in their mansions. I don’t believe he did it just for appearances.

Again, see the above; he has the power to literally force them out of the state with the militia.
He isn't doing that; why?

And I feel confident TX will fight for their border and make a difference.

I don't.

Unlike Obama, Perry can’t just sit and watch the U.S. disintegrate. He’s fighting back.

No, he really isn't.
See post #42.

48 posted on 08/13/2014 11:55:44 AM PDT by OneWingedShark (Q: Why am I here? A: To do Justly, to love mercy, and to walk humbly with my God.)
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To: OneWingedShark

Nope.

Do you really think that people who think Perry is too fake are going to go for the plastic guy? lol


49 posted on 08/13/2014 11:56:39 AM PDT by GeronL (Vote for Conservatives not for Republicans)
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To: V_TWIN
Sounds pretty darned Presidential to me.


50 posted on 08/13/2014 11:56:58 AM PDT by Old Yeller (Obama: The turd that won't flush.)
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