Sunday, May 28, 2006

Mexico Needs To Stand Down

According to an article in Insight, law enforcement officials are worried about armed clashes along the U.S. border with Mexico.

Because of this, Federal authorities are planning to notify Mexico about our troop movements. However, the corruption in the Mexican military is bad enough that there is reason to fear this information may then be relayed to drug dealers and smugglers.

Also, the National Guard has been ordered not to confront illegal immigrants. Why?

"We're not going to engage in arrest, search and seizure," Assistant Defense Secretary Paul McHale said on May 16. "We're not going to be involved in the direct apprehension of those who try to cross the border illegally."

There you have it. We are so fearful of our good neighbor to the south that we are too timid to independently move our troops within our own borders or even confront those who do not belong here.

We will even ask permission to build a wall on American soil, as if afraid of what the reaction might be in Mexico. Instead, we should be telling them. "the wall is going up, the troops are coming in and if there is a confrontation, it would be in the best interest of your military to stand down."

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