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Pentagon sending 3,750 extra U.S. forces to border with Mexico #169349
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Trump Tells Traffickers And Criminals To “KEEP OUT” As Additional 2,000 Troops Sent To Border


President says Pelosi wants open borders and human trafficking


By Steve Watson | Infowars.com Monday, February 04, 2019

President Trump declared that Republicans must “do whatever is necessary” to secure the border this weekend, as the Pentagon confirmed that an extra 2000 troops will be deployed to the border.

The President accused Democrats of doing nothing and said that “If there is no Wall, there is no Security.”

In the same tweet, Trump told human traffickers, drug dealers and criminals “of all dimensions” to “KEEP OUT” of the country.

With Caravans marching through Mexico and toward our Country, Republicans must be prepared to do whatever is necessary for STRONG Border Security. Dems do nothing. If there is no Wall, there is no Security. Human Trafficking, Drugs and Criminals of all dimensions – KEEP OUT!

— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) February 3, 2019

In an interview with CBS Sunday, Trump accused House speaker Nancy Pelosi of wanting “open borders” and acting indifferent to “human trafficking”.

“She knows that you need a barrier. She knows that we need border security. She wanted to win a political point. I happen to think it’s very bad politics because basically she wants open borders. She doesn’t mind human trafficking or she wouldn’t do this.” Trump urged.

“She’s costing the country hundreds of billions of dollars because what’s happening is when you have a porous border, and when you have drugs pouring in, and when you have people dying all over the country because of people like Nancy Pelosi who don’t want to give proper border security for political reasons, she’s doing a terrible disservice to our country,” the President added.

As Trump continues to fight for funding for the wall, the Pentagon noted that thousands of extra soldiers will take up position on the border to help the border-patrol conduct surveillance and put up vast quantities of razor wire.

The additional 2000 troops will bring the total number of troops on the border to around 4300, according to military chiefs.

“Additional units are being deployed for 90 days, and we will continue to evaluate the force composition required to meet the mission to protect and secure the southern border,” a Pentagon statement said.

Their tasks will include “a mobile surveillance capability through the end of September 2019, as well as the emplacement of approximately 150 miles of concertina wire between ports of entry”.

Last week, Trump promised that extra troops will stem the flow of illegals traveling in caravans, which he described as an ‘invasion’:

More troops being sent to the Southern Border to stop the attempted Invasion of Illegals, through large Caravans, into our Country. We have stopped the previous Caravans, and we will stop these also. With a Wall it would be soooo much easier and less expensive. Being Built!

— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) January 31, 2019

While there are also around 2200 National Guard troops who have been serving on the southern border since last April, the number of combat troops on the border is still not as high as when George W. Bush was president, when up to 6000 were tasked with helping Border Patrol agents.

The new troops are expected to deploy in mid-February, a U.S. official has said.


"The time for war has not yet come, but it will come and that soon, and when it does come, my advice is to draw the sword and throw away the scabbard." Gen. T.J. Jackson, March 1861
Re: Pentagon sending 3,750 extra U.S. forces to border with Mexico [Re: ConSigCor] #169350
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Pentagon sending 3,750 extra U.S. forces to border with Mexico


WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The Pentagon is sending 3,750 additional U.S. forces to the southwest border with Mexico for three months to support border agents, the Department of Defense said on Sunday.

The deployment will raise the total number of active-duty forces supporting Customs and Border Protection agents there to about 4,350, it said.

The Pentagon disclosed the official figure days after a Democratic lawmaker said about 3,500 extra troops would be deployed.

President Donald Trump, who has portrayed the situation at the border as a crisis, was expected to talk about immigration and his proposal for a wall along the U.S. border with Mexico during the annual State of the Union address on Tuesday.

Trump’s demand that money for the wall be included in spending legislation prompted an impasse with Democrats that led to a 35-day partial federal government shutdown that ended on Jan. 25.

If lawmakers cannot reach a deal on the border security situation by Feb. 15, Trump has threatened to let the government shut down again or to declare a national emergency as a way to circumvent Congress and get his wall money.

“I don’t take anything off the table,” he said in a CBS interview broadcast on Sunday.

The Pentagon first approved the high-profile deployment of active-duty U.S. troops to the Mexico border in October, before the November congressional elections. The move was embraced by Trump’s supporters, including fellow Republicans in Congress.

Critics called the deployment a political stunt and scoffed at Trump’s comparisons of caravans of Central American migrants, including women and children, to an “invasion.”


The Pentagon says the U.S. military will operate mobile surveillance cameras in Arizona, California, New Mexico and Texas, a mission scheduled to run through Sept. 30. Some of the additional troops will also string up 150 more miles (240 km) of concertina wire.

Acting Defense Secretary Patrick Shanahan approved the latest deployment on Jan. 11, according to the statement. But a figure was not disclosed until Thursday, when Democratic U.S. Representative Adam Smith, chairman of the House of Representatives Armed Services Committee, said 3,500 additional troops were being sent.

Smith criticized senior Pentagon officials for failing to disclose the information during a hearing before his committee in Congress on the issue just two days earlier.


"The time for war has not yet come, but it will come and that soon, and when it does come, my advice is to draw the sword and throw away the scabbard." Gen. T.J. Jackson, March 1861
Re: Pentagon sending 3,750 extra U.S. forces to border with Mexico [Re: ConSigCor] #169352
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That should give him something to talk about at the SOTU tomorrow. I don't know how they feel about it, but if I were on of those deployed, I'd figure this whole thing was to political theater. And "beyond pissed" would describe me well.

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