Border violence – where are the feds?

by Chad Groening | OneNewsNow

A retired army officer and border-reform advocate is blasting President Obama for his lack of resolve in dealing with the deteriorating situation on the Mexican border.

In another example of the violence in Mexico as a result of the drug war, officials there say a gang of gunmen recently raided a drug rehabilitation center in a Mexican border state capital and killed 19 people. The raid occurred late Thursday night at the Faith and Life center in Chihuahua City, abouMexicot 210 miles south of Ciudad Juarez, which is just across the border from El Paso, Texas. The attackers reportedly left messages accusing the victims of being criminals.

Lt. Col. Christopher Hatley (USA-Ret.) recently published Provide for the Common Defence (Strategic Planning Press, 2009), in which he warns of the consequences of President Obama’s failure to get serious about the border.

Christopher Hatley“These are armies that they have,” he emphasizes. “In the drug war last year alone in Mexico, 6,500 people were killed — so we need to take a look at this from a national security standpoint.”

That, he argues, is where the federal government comes in. “[W]hose mission is it to defend the nation?,” Hatley asks. “It’s not the local police officer…it’s not the Border Patrol agents — it is the Department of Defense and the military departments.”

Hatley says sending just 1,200 unarmed National Guardsmen to do “back office functions” is Obama’s latest dodge on border defense. He proposes at least 44,000 troops be initially deployed along the 2,000-mile border with Mexico to shut off the flow of illegal drugs and illegal aliens.

Source: OneNewsNow

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One Response to Border violence – where are the feds?

  1. Despite current claims by the Obama Administration to the contrary, the border is NOT more secure and resourced than it has ever been. Most Americans know nothing of the Punitive Expedition or the Mexican Border Campaign which occurred 94 years ago and involved more than 100,000 National Guard and Regular Army troops. This was the opening act for American involvement in the Great War and acted as the catalyst to transform our military into a modern force.

    Here is a link to letters written by a National Guardsman on the Border exactly 94 years ago. Too bad our politicians are more interested in being politically correct than robustly defending the sovereignty of the United States.

    http://worldwar1letters.wordpress.com/2008/06/29/rio-grande-el-paso-southwestern-rr-tunnel-7281916/

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