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@gruffstuff wrote:

How odd that we have not heard of one event where the military was able to prevent or capture an immigrant from  the caravan "sneaking" across the border .  I also noticed Trump stopped talking about the caravan completely. The troops are starting to go home as they have fulfilled their mission of giving Trump a talking point. 

 

Those of us on the boarder are watching local news with interest as the troops put barbed wire around their own encampment and play football and soccer. And you thought the weekly  trips to Mar-a-Lago were an extravagance of U.S. taxpayer dollars. 

 

Guys .............  the migrant caravan is smoke and mirrors, nothing the regular US border patrol, National Guard already deployed,  and ICE can't handle.

When the "storm the barricades" occurs, we can revisit your assumption.

 

The use of US combat Troops is a test of the Posse Comitatus Act.

Stringing barbed wire is not in opposition to the Act.

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@Olderscout66 wrote:

DOD reported Der Trumper's attempt to freighten his tremulous base to the polls has already cost an extra $75,000,000, and they have no idea when lil donny will want to put his live action GIJoes back in the box - hopefully before Christmas, but according to FOX, there's a war there as well, so perhaps he'll add some THAAD units to defend Santa and Rudolf - he could redeploy the ones in South Korea as a special gift for his BFF Kim.


$75.000.000 on this and $60,000,000. $135,000,000 would go a long way to help our homeless veterans. That is, if he cared about them.


Do you not believe in defending our borders?

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@Richva wrote:

How odd that we have not heard of one event where the military was able to prevent or capture an immigrant from  the caravan "sneaking" across the border .  I also noticed Trump stopped talking about the caravan completely. The troops are starting to go home as they have fulfilled their mission of giving Trump a talking point. 

 

Those of us on the boarder are watching local news with interest as the troops put barbed wire around their own encampment and play football and soccer. And you thought the weekly  trips to Mar-a-Lago were an extravagance of U.S. taxpayer dollars. 


You've posted this before and the answer remains the same:

1. They were not there to capture as you well know;

2. Do you object to them enjoying themselves in their free time; and

3. When Obama sent troops, was that a talking point?

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@gruffstuff wrote:

 

The use of US combat Troops is a test of the Posse Comitatus Act.


Can you show where combat troops has been or will be used on the border?  From what I understand those deployed are from the engineer corps, plus military police for security of the troops, medical and transportation people, and helicopter pilots.

 

If these personnel had remained at their home stations wouldn't they be getting paid the same as here, plus being engaged in field training doing mostly what they have been doing at the border.  All mostly for training purposes....and wouldn't doing this under actual conditions better?

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@ChasKy53 wrote:

$75.000.000 on this and $60,000,000. $135,000,000 would go a long way to help our homeless veterans. That is, if he cared about them.


A good point but remember that this was not an allocation of extra funds in our nation's checkbook.  Every dollar was charged against our national Visa card because of the Trump tax reduction for the rich and corporations deficit.  

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How odd that we have not heard of one event where the military was able to prevent or capture an immigrant from  the caravan "sneaking" across the border .  I also noticed Trump stopped talking about the caravan completely. The troops are starting to go home as they have fulfilled their mission of giving Trump a talking point. 

 

Those of us on the boarder are watching local news with interest as the troops put barbed wire around their own encampment and play football and soccer. And you thought the weekly  trips to Mar-a-Lago were an extravagance of U.S. taxpayer dollars. 

 

Guys .............  the migrant caravan is smoke and mirrors, nothing the regular US border patrol, National Guard already deployed,  and ICE can't handle.

 

The use of US combat Troops is a test of the Posse Comitatus Act.

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@Olderscout66 wrote:

DOD reported Der Trumper's attempt to freighten his tremulous base to the polls has already cost an extra $75,000,000, and they have no idea when lil donny will want to put his live action GIJoes back in the box - hopefully before Christmas, but according to FOX, there's a war there as well, so perhaps he'll add some THAAD units to defend Santa and Rudolf - he could redeploy the ones in South Korea as a special gift for his BFF Kim.


$75.000.000 on this and $60,000,000 on golf vacations. $135,000,000 would go a long way to help our homeless veterans. That is, if he cared about them.


Man learns from history that man learns nothing from history.
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DOD reported Der Trumper's attempt to freighten his tremulous base to the polls has already cost an extra $75,000,000, and they have no idea when lil donny will want to put his live action GIJoes back in the box - hopefully before Christmas, but according to FOX, there's a war there as well, so perhaps he'll add some THAAD units to defend Santa and Rudolf - he could redeploy the ones in South Korea as a special gift for his BFF Kim.

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How odd that we have not heard of one event where the military was able to prevent or capture an immigrant from  the caravan "sneaking" across the border .  I also noticed Trump stopped talking about the caravan completely. The troops are starting to go home as they have fulfilled their mission of giving Trump a talking point. 

 

Those of us on the boarder are watching local news with interest as the troops put barbed wire around their own encampment and play football and soccer. And you thought the weekly  trips to Mar-a-Lago were an extravagance of U.S. taxpayer dollars. 

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