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The Real Threat

The SOP [standard operating procedure] for the military when given a new task is to make a threat assessment. Command wants to know what are the threats that troops will have to deal with to accomplish their mission. For the mission at the border, based on the experience during earlier National Guard deployments, the biggest threat is theft of military equipment by unregulated militias who go to the border in response to caravans.

The military is planning to have troops in place until December 15, but it is unlikely that any significant numbers of asylum seekers will reach the border before January. That makes it even more obvious that this is all about the midterm elections, not national security.


1 Kryten42 { 11.03.18 at 9:24 pm }

Yep! That certainly is very likely & not at all unexpected from the GOP or Dotard.

The bill for this bit of kabuki theater is likely to be high. People should be pleased their Government & POTUS are using their money & Military wisely. /snark

2 Bryan { 11.04.18 at 11:06 am }

If he stops with his reruns of Chiller Theater, Captain Video’s Space Force, and copying the Soviet’s/Putin’s May Day, he might have the money to throw up a truck load of 6’X8′ fence panels to impress his fans. [Photoshop can make them seem more impressive 😉 ]

3 Badtux { 11.04.18 at 1:11 pm }

Armed “militia” groups are heading to the border too.

So to recap:

Armed random yahoos.
Armed soldiers.
Armed border patrol agents.

All at the border. Where the caravan isn’t for at least 45 days.

What could go wrong? (Cue eyeroll).

4 Bryan { 11.04.18 at 4:33 pm }

Let’s not forget that all of the landowners along the border are armed. We are one Santa Ana or thunderstorm away from a pitched battle. when stuff starts flying around in the wind someone may think it’s an attack.

5 ellroon { 11.04.18 at 9:17 pm }

Stealing your take on this for my blog. Thanks for pinpointing the stupidity of this. His followers are so delighted that he’s being so protective and fatherly, keeping the leperous and small-poxed dirty potential illegal Democratic voters out of our lily white country.

6 Kryten42 { 11.04.18 at 10:21 pm }

I retweeted your comments Brian & Badtux on a thread of mine.

Here is a take from ShareBlue:
Trump is turning the border into a playground for violent extremists

Yeah… What could possibly go wrong?!

On the plus side, if things do go FUBAR… Trump looses some of his most extreme, one-eyed, supporters. There’s always a Silver lining!😈🙄😒

7 Bryan { 11.05.18 at 5:16 pm }

Not to get petty, Ellroon, but the diseases were introduced to the Americas by Europeans, and Americans should have the immunizations to protect them from these diseases if they are present. Of course smallpox was judged to be extinct in 1980 by the World Health Organization, which also provides the cure for Hansen’s disease [leprosy] to all who require it. The caravans are collections of the lowest levels of the Central American people who are indigenous Americans. The agricultural industry need these people to work in the fields.

The militias are bad news, Kryten, and local law enforcement along the border don’t want them around, but national politicians are supplying cover for them. They are carrying loaded guns and getting drunk. That is not a plan for a long and peaceful life.

8 Badtux { 11.06.18 at 8:11 pm }

They are carrying loaded guns and getting drunk. That is not a plan for a long and peaceful life.

LOL. Understatement of the year.

9 Bryan { 11.07.18 at 9:38 am }

Just another example of survival of the fittest. The potential for Darwin Awards is huge…

10 Badtux { 11.07.18 at 1:00 pm }

Sadly, most of them have already reproduced. I’m not quite sure *how*, but they did it. So their genes remain in the gene pool, which IMHO needs a bit of chlorine….

11 Bryan { 11.07.18 at 5:33 pm }

Their wives had children… You readily know who the mother is, the father – not so much 😈

12 Badtux { 11.10.18 at 8:24 pm }

That is of course why Jews pass things down the mother’s line, not the father’s. You always know if the mother is a Jew or not. The father… not so much.

13 Bryan { 11.10.18 at 9:10 pm }

Too true…