Tuesday, May 25, 2010

Obama to send troops, bolster border security

Wha Wha What ?
Send the National Gaurd to thee Border ? To Help out and Protect us ?
WTF Is going on ?
Of course it is really not enough to really do anything , but we will Take it .
I guess it is a start , I just feel funny about it you know , Like I should be waiting for the sharp driving pain of a Knife about the middle of my back , Kinda the same one I get every April 15th .

WASHINGTON, May 25 (Reuters) - President Barack Obama will seek $500 million for security and send up to 1,200 National Guard troops to the U.S.-Mexican border, an administration official said on Tuesday, after demands from both Republicans and Democrats for more federal resources along the frontier.

The announcement comes as the Democratic president seeks Republican support for a sweeping overhaul of U.S. immigration laws, and seeks to rally opposition to a tough new immigration law in Arizona that has caused tension in U.S. relations with Mexico, without seeming soft on illegal border crossings.

The troops will provide intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance support, intelligence analysis, immediate support to counternarcotics enforcement and training capacity until the Customs and Border Patrol agency can recruit and train more border officers and agents, the official said.

The funds will be used to enhance technology at the border and share information and support between law enforcement agencies as they target illegal trafficking in people, drugs, weapons and money.

1 comment:

JAM2 said...

I'm all for border enforcement; however, like #1 Infidel, I have great trepidation over the motives of Pres & Chairman ObamMao.

Posse Comitatus Act
“Whoever, except in cases and under circumstances expressly authorized by the Constitution or Act of Congress, willfully uses any part of the Army or the Air Force as a posse comitatus or otherwise to execute the laws shall be fined under this title or imprisoned not more than two years, or both,”


“Title 18, Section 375 of the U.S. Code is a direct restriction on military personnel, and it basically precludes any member of the army in participating in a ‘search, seizure, arrest or other similar activity, unless participation is otherwise authorized by law,’ “


In 2007, Congress expanded the Insurrection Act of 1808 list to include “natural disaster, epidemic, or other serious public health emergency, terrorist attack or incident, or other condition” as situations for which the president can authorize troops, provided that “domestic violence has occurred to such an extent that the constituted authorities of the state or possession are incapable of maintaining public order.”

Congress has been clear that the use of U.S. troops for civilian police purposes is forbidden.

What is the end game?
Are we (AZ) in a state of insurrection?