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born2bBG
08-20-2010, 04:44 PM
This article's title seemed like a "sliver of hope" to me until I read on to find that they cannot confront the immigrants. Rather, they have to report them to the border security patrol men.... of which we do not have many.... so really, this isn't going to help very much. :huh:

http://azstarnet.com/news/local/border/article_35ff180c-1f7d-5a6b-ac02-33483d8be545.html

rkbartley
08-20-2010, 05:03 PM
As good as it initially sounded, the total boarder wide numbers are laughable and it is only until June 2011. Many have not even begun training yet and there will be a "ramp down" prior to the June end date!!! :mad: He could at least leave them there long enough to use the training that is costing sooooo much!

rkb

mmszbi
08-21-2010, 12:27 AM
A bandaid at best. What I guess we can hope for is that some cartel dummie will take a shot a them and open a can of whoop-***, American style.

Rossi
08-22-2010, 10:56 PM
Yes, the numbers are laughable. O'Bummer authorizes 1200 troopers for the whole southern border. There should be that many for the area north of Ciudad Juarez or Cochise county, AZ alone. But with that said, I'll cover one of several operation with the Texas National Guard deployments authorized by President Bush.

In October, 2007, the Texas Minutemen were based at Fabens, Texas, 30 miles SE of El Paso. By 2007, the border crossing at Fabens had been locked down following 4-years of operations in the area, and some serious beefing up by Washington of Border Patrol personnel. The battle at Fabens was won, at least for the time being.

Unfortunately, the cartels didn't move far. The next crossing East of Fabens is Ft. Hancock, about 50 miles further . We set up night operations at Jim Ed Miller's farm. Jim Ed, and his brother Casey were featured in a Fox New special about a month ago. Really great guys....but the subject is the National Guard.

East of Ft. Hancock is Esperanza. (Right image.) At one point, the Rio Grande is narrow, although swift. To indicate how brazen the cartels were, they would bring dirt and gravel in a dump truck, drop the load in the narrows, and drive their SUV's across. The river would quickly carry the "road" on down river, but by that time, the SUV's were across and on their way to a neighborhood near you.

Enter the Texas National Guard. In the area between the service road and the river, a series of mines were laid by the Guard's engineers, but instead of Claymore mines, sensors were put down. Please don't ask for an editorial opinion concerning the ordinance (or lack of) that was laid.

No one, including the Border Patrol or us were allowed to step off the road. We had to get in vehicles, go further on down the road for the guarded turn-around, where sensors were laid later in the day.

Turning 180 degrees from the river, (Left image) you'll see a tiny black speck high on the ridge line, right in the middle of the photo. This is a National Guard communications truck, bristling with aerials that not only monitor the sensors, also monitored radio traffic across the border, and have a direct radio link-up to the BP. It would take a huge investment to duplicate such an operation by the Border Patrol, Homeland Security, or anyone else.

This operation is no longer secret, but there are others, as an example, National Guard helicopters, augmenting the few that the BP has, ferrying BP agents to hot spots all over the place.

So you hear the pablum fed to the MSMedia about not being armed on the boarder, just helping out, you know, in a non-violent touchy-feely roll. The Guard is serious about this duty, and it's great training for engineers, pilots, comm people, vehicle and aircraft mechanics, and all the rest. You could imagine what this operation would have looked like if the press would have gotten wind of it.

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Rossi