Trump uses the military against immigrants like white people use the police to harass black folks.
Courtesy of CNN:
Defense Secretary James Mattis is expected to sign deployment orders as soon as Thursday that could send 800 or more troops to the border with Mexico to help border patrol authorities stop a caravan of migrants from Central America moving through Mexico to enter the US, according to three administration officials.
The officials tell CNN final details are being worked out including where the troops will come from and their specific tasks.
It is not yet clear if all or part of the new deployment will be federally activated National Guard forces or active duty troops.
The troops will not engage in lethal operations to stop the migrants, Instead they are expected to provide fencing, wall materials and other technical support at several key points along the border where it is believed the migrants may try to cross.
The troops will also provide tents and medical care for border authorities in those areas. The troops retain the right of self-defense, but border patrol officers will still be the ones physically stopping illegal migration, the officials said.
President Trump hinted at the upcoming effort with a Thursday morning tweet, saying “I am bringing out the military for this National Emergency.”
The troops are expected to be in position next week.
Next week? Hell, that is right in time for the midterms.
You don’t think there’s a connection, do you? Nah!
But here’s the thing…..
Courtesy of WaPo:
The caravan is still more than 1,000 miles away from U.S. territory, and the map below shows there’s a lot of Mexico left to traverse. If the group manages to advance 15 miles per day, it would take more than two months for the caravan to arrive at the Rio Grande. And that’s a lot of distance for families with children to cover.
So our highly trained military is supposed to sweat in the hot sun along the border for two or more months until this group of exhausted people reaches the border so that they can provide “technical support” to the border patrol as they shoo them away from America?
Oh, and keep in mind that there are still about 1,600 National Guard troops on the border from the LAST time that Trump freaked out about a migrant caravan.
What a good use of our tax dollars.