President Trump May Use Military to Build Border Wall

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President Trump May Use Military to Build Border Wall

Post by Abdul Alhazred » Sun Sep 09, 2018 1:00 am

President Trump May Use Military to Build Border Wall
Breitbart

If story is true (not something I'd count on) the wall might actually be built.

It will be paid for as part of the blanket military appropriation, so no nonsense about congress approving anything specific.

This is the Republican version of free stuff from the government, and less destructive than some stuff they do.

And of course Mexico will not be paying for it.

And with no more Mexicans coming in, I guess we'll have to compete with Europe for their supply of illegal aliens from Africa. 8)
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Re: President Trump May Use Military to Build Border Wall

Post by Skeeve » Sun Sep 09, 2018 1:20 am

This one is from the Atlantic
Could Trump Actually Use Military Funding for His Border Wall?
President Trump can’t seem to find the funds to fulfill his signature campaign pledge of building a border wall—and his Plan C could get even more complicated.

On the campaign trail, Trump insisted that Mexico would pay for the wall, a proposal that the Mexican government quickly shut down. Once in office, Trump looked to Congress to foot the bill, but lawmakers—many of whom are unconvinced there’s a need for additional construction—only allocated $1.6 billion for the wall in the $1.3 trillion spending package they passed earlier this month. The figure falls well short of the $25 billion that Trump asked for, and most of the funds are for repairing existing barriers, not mounting new ones.
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Re: President Trump May Use Military to Build Border Wall

Post by ed » Sun Sep 09, 2018 10:52 am

Didn't they build the Panama Canal Wall to keep out the more southern undesirables?
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Re: President Trump May Use Military to Build Border Wall

Post by Giz » Sun Sep 09, 2018 12:45 pm

That was just a stunt by the haberdashers to popularize hats

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Re: President Trump May Use Military to Build Border Wall

Post by Skeeve » Tue Oct 16, 2018 5:43 pm

3,000 Central Americans Heading Toward America In “March Of The Migrants’; Trump: Not On My Watch
More than 3,000 people from Honduras and other Central American countries are marching toward the U.S.-Mexico border, hoping to make it into the United States in what organizers have dubbed the "March of the Migrant."

The mass throng on Monday crossed into Guatemala after a standoff with police in riot gear and amid a warning from the Trump administration that they should not attempt to enter the United States illegally. A group of 1,300 left from Honduras on Saturday but has more than doubled in size along the march.
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"We are seriously concerned about the caravan of migrants traveling north from Honduras, with false promises of entering the United States by those who seek to exploit their compatriots," the U.S. Embassy in Honduras said in a statement on Sunday evening.

Meanwhile, Trump threatened to cut off aid to Honduras if they allow the march to continue.

"The United States has strongly informed the President of Honduras that if the large Caravan of people heading to the U.S. is not stopped and brought back to Honduras, no more money or aid will be given to Honduras, effective immediately!" Trump said on Twitter.
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Re: President Trump May Use Military to Build Border Wall

Post by ed » Tue Oct 16, 2018 6:01 pm

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Re: President Trump May Use Military to Build Border Wall

Post by Giz » Tue Oct 16, 2018 7:57 pm

We have battleships on the Rio grande?

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Re: President Trump May Use Military to Build Border Wall

Post by ed » Tue Oct 16, 2018 11:01 pm

We do now.

USS Texas is in Galveston. We'll have to send Rob over to fix her up. Should take a couple of days max.
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Re: President Trump May Use Military to Build Border Wall

Post by sparks » Wed Oct 17, 2018 1:08 am

Double use of the same photo.


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Re: President Trump May Use Military to Build Border Wall

Post by ed » Wed Oct 17, 2018 1:30 am

It's a fun photo.

Do you hate our freedom defending Battle Ships?
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Re: President Trump May Use Military to Build Border Wall

Post by Skeeve » Fri Oct 19, 2018 11:31 am

Skeeve wrote:
Tue Oct 16, 2018 5:43 pm
3,000 Central Americans Heading Toward America In “March Of The Migrants’; Trump: Not On My Watch
More than 3,000 people from Honduras and other Central American countries are marching toward the U.S.-Mexico border, hoping to make it into the United States in what organizers have dubbed the "March of the Migrant."

...*Yuuuuge Snip*...+

Meanwhile, Trump threatened to cut off aid to Honduras if they allow the march to continue.
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UPDATE: Migrant Caravan Enters Guatemala From Honduras
Up to 2,000 migrants passed through police roadblocks and crossed into Guatemala. President Trump has threatened to cut off aid to Honduras if it did not try to stop the caravan.
Oh well...I wonder if he is going to pull what ever aid we send to Honduras...
He might be able to build a couple of miles of "the wall" with it I suppose....
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Re: President Trump May Use Military to Build Border Wall

Post by Skeeve » Fri Oct 19, 2018 12:21 pm

Another UPDATE: Trump Threatens To Order Military To ‘Close Our Southern Border’ Over Immigration
President Donald Trump on Thursday threatened to shut the U.S.-Mexico border, claiming without evidence that several Central American countries are allowing “many criminals” to head to the U.S.

Trump, in a series of tweets, said he would “call up” the military to close the border if Mexico fails to “stop this onslaught.”
I wonder how a 'caravan' of migrents like this gets started.
Is this another Soros-funded NGO doing its thing?
Or is this just spontanious outpouring of people from centeral America,
coming up to the USA to live off the fat of the welfare system land?
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Since 2008, immigrants in Central America have organized caravans to flee political and humanitarian crises, including corruption and gang violence, seeking asylum in Mexico or the United States.
More, what will the military actually do?
Turn them around, or have them 'camp out on the Mexico side of the border?
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Re: President Trump May Use Military to Build Border Wall

Post by Abdul Alhazred » Fri Oct 19, 2018 12:23 pm

Open fire?

Kill them all, including the little children who are all in the front ranks?

So may options. :|
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Re: President Trump May Use Military to Build Border Wall

Post by ed » Fri Oct 19, 2018 1:17 pm

Bombard them from the Rio Grande.
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Re: President Trump May Use Military to Build Border Wall

Post by Abdul Alhazred » Fri Oct 19, 2018 1:23 pm

Just saw this over by DU

https://www.democraticunderground.com/100211294938

Official Abdul Falsifiable Prediction:
Trump will negotiate something with Mexico, possibly involving the UN.
Yes. The sort of thing that would get him called a "cuck" if his last name were Bush.

But not until as many Democrats as possible have had nervous breakdowns over it.
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Re: President Trump May Use Military to Build Border Wall

Post by Abdul Alhazred » Fri Oct 19, 2018 2:24 pm

Oooh! Oooh!

Conspiracy theory time.

Are Hondurans Being Paid To Storm The U.S. Border At Election Time – Is George Soros Involved?
https://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-bl ... 7823/posts

Post to Freeper thread because LULzier than the linked story. 8)
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Re: President Trump May Use Military to Build Border Wall

Post by Witness » Sat Oct 20, 2018 3:01 am

100 ISIS Terrorists Caught in Guatemala as Central American Caravan Heads to U.S.

In a startling revelation, Guatemala’s president announced in the country’s largest newspaper that nearly 100 ISIS terrorists have been apprehended in the impoverished Central American nation. Why should Americans care about this? A caravan of Central American migrants is making its way north. Let’s not forget that Guatemala is one of the countries that bombarded the U.S. with illegal immigrant minors under Barack Obama’s open border free-for-all. They came in droves from Honduras, El Salvador and Guatemala through the Mexican border and for years Uncle Sam rolled out the welcome mat offering housing, food, medical treatment and a free education.

Guatemala has long been known as a major smuggling corridor for foreigners from African and Asian countries making their way into the U.S. Last year Guatemala’s largest paper, Prensa Libra, published an in-depth piece on the inner workings of an international human smuggling network that moves migrants from Afghanistan, Pakistan, India, Nepal and Bangladesh to the U.S.
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Earlier this year Judicial Watch exposed a secret program—started by Obama and continued by Trump— that quietly relocates illegal immigrants to different parts of the country on commercial flights. Years earlier Judicial Watch uncovered a similar DHS initiative that transported illegal immigrants from the Mexican border to Phoenix and released them without proper processing. The government classified them as Other Than Mexican (OTM) and transferred them 116 miles north from Tucson to a Phoenix bus station where they went their separate way. The OTMs were from Honduras, Colombia, El Salvador and Guatemala and a security company contracted by the U.S. government drove the OTMs from the Border Patrol’s Tucson Sector where they were in custody to Phoenix. Some could have been ISIS operatives.
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Re: President Trump May Use Military to Build Border Wall

Post by Abdul Alhazred » Sat Oct 20, 2018 10:18 pm

Trope seen various in right wing corners of the web:

Referring to the "Caravan" as "the committee to re-elect the president".
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Re: President Trump May Use Military to Build Border Wall

Post by Skeeve » Sat Oct 20, 2018 11:12 pm

Caravan Shrinks as Migrants Attempt to Make Their Way Across the Mexico-Guatemala Border
A U.S.-bound caravan that once totaled more than 3,000 Central American migrants looked to be about a third that size Saturday morning, when its remaining members woke up on a bridge that divides the borders of Guatemala and Mexico and waited to get past a crossing guarded by hundreds of Mexican federal police.

Hundreds of migrants have already crossed, some legally, some not. Others left their spots on the bridge to go to a nearby Guatemalan town for food. It’s unclear whether any have simply turned back.

The group had burst through a Guatemalan border fence Friday and rushed onto the bridge over the Suchiate River, defying officials’ entreaties for an orderly crossing and U.S. President Donald Trump’s threats of retaliation. They were met by a wall of police with riot shields, and only about 50 migrants managed to push their way through before officers unleashed pepper spray. The rest retreated, joining the sea of people in limbo between both countries.

At an event in Scottsdale, Arizona on Friday, the U.S. president made it clear to Mexico that he is monitoring its response.

“So as of this moment, I thank Mexico. I hope they continue. But as of this moment, I thank Mexico,” he said. “If that doesn’t work out, we’re calling up the military — not the Guard.”

He also warned the migrants that they should turn back.

“They’re not coming into this country,” he said.
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Re: President Trump May Use Military to Build Border Wall

Post by Skeeve » Mon Oct 22, 2018 3:28 pm

President Trump Calls Migrant Caravan A ‘National Emergency,’ Blames Democrats
resident Trump on Monday called the caravan of as many as 10,000 migrants from Honduras and other Central American countries heading for the U.S.-Mexican border a "national emergency" and blamed Democrats for the march, which comes just weeks before the midterm elections.

"Sadly, it looks like Mexico’s Police and Military are unable to stop the Caravan heading to the Southern Border of the United States. Criminals and unknown Middle Easterners are mixed in. I have alerted Border Patrol and Military that this is a National Emerg[enc]y. Must change laws!" the president wrote on Twitter.
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"Guatemala, Honduras and El Salvador were not able to do the job of stopping people from leaving their country and coming illegally to the U.S. We will now begin cutting off, or substantially reducing, the massive foreign aid routinely given to them."
Like I said, use it to pay for more miles of "Wall!"

What, too soon?
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But Trump is taking a more pragmatic view of late and said on Saturday that he may have a solution. “We’re going to figure it out,” he said during a campaign rally in Elko, Nevada, suggesting his administration has a solution, but planned to keep that information “low key until the election.”

Still, Trump reiterated, “They’re not coming into this country.”
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