Wednesday, July 9, 2014

Top General: Border crisis an ‘existential’ threat to national security

The Obama administration won't like this guy speaking up...
CBSDC: A top U.S. general in charge of protecting the country’s southern border says the constant flow of illegal immigrants, drugs and possible terror threats have created an “existential” threat to national security – one that border authorities are unable to combat.

Commander of U.S. Southern Command, Marine Corps Gen. John Kelly, says the influx of immigrants crossing into the U.S. have exposed border vulnerabilities and bring with them a vast network of illegal drugs, weapons and unaccompanied children. Gen. Kelly told Defense One that Congress has viewed pleas for border help with “low importance.”

“In comparison to other global threats, the near collapse of societies in the hemisphere with the associated drug and [undocumented immigrant] flow are frequently viewed to be of low importance,” Kelly told Defense One. “Many argue these threats are not existential and do not challenge our national security. I disagree.”
Left out something else: disease.

Related link: Another "inconvenient truth" about illegal immigration...disease

Gen. Kelly also brings to light not only the corruption and violence contributing to illegals immigration (as well as the open invitation from Washington's inaction), but highlights the familiarity of an administration constantly undermining our military...
Breitbart: “This region does not ask for much…. Some of my counterparts perceive that the United States is disengaging from the region and from the world in general,” Kelly told Defense One. “We should remember that our friends and allies are not the only ones watching our actions closely. …And in the meantime, drug traffickers, criminal networks, and other actors, unburdened by budget cuts, cancelled activities, and employee furloughs, will have the opportunity to exploit the partnership vacuum left by reduced U.S. military engagement.”

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