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Deplorable Conditions, Unclear Mission; Texas. National Guard Troops Call Abbotts Rushed Border Operation A Disaster

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Last time Texas tried this kind of thing, troops "accidently" shot and killed a Texas (not Mexican) teenager who was herding sheep near the border.
Too bad you can't get the current White House occupants to do their jobs. Pretty sad that Biden and Harris are ignoring the crisis, that will get much worse in the next month or two.
 

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Quick search has all of the usual suspects, rawstory, texas tribune, salon putting this out lol.
 

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No just your standard Republican clusterfuck.

Even better, a Texas court has ruled that all of these actions taken by the governor are unconstitutional and a waste of money. The state has no legal right to interfere with immigration matters, which are federal jurisdiction.

Perhaps Greg Abbott should focus on the things that he’s supposed to be doing and failing at, like keeping the power on.
Bus companies in the state of Washington were sued because they let Border Patrol agents on their buses when they stopped in the state. Not sure what the state of Washington's jurisdiction is but it seems that they are interfering in federal jurisdiction.
 

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Right on cue you can always count on the American left to criticize ANY effort to protect our borders and reduce illegal immigration.

The best way to fight back at the people like the OP is to vote against his party every fucking step of the way!
 

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National Guard...sitting on their asses at the border...bored to tears...doing nothing with no clear mandate to do anything
 

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  • As many as 1 in 5 troops in the 6,500-strong “operational force” who have been sent to the border have reported problems with their pay, including being paid late, too little or not at all for months.
  • Service members say they have struggled with shortages of critical equipment, including cold weather gear, medical equipment and plates for their ballistic vests.
  • Many are living in cramped trailers with dozens of troops.
  • Some say they feel underutilized and rarely see migrants while working isolated observation posts that in some cases lacked portable toilets for months.
Interviews with 33 verified current and five former Texas National Guard troops and documents obtained by Army Times and The Texas Tribune show that these problems were predictable — some of them also happened during the Guard’s 2017 response to Hurricane Harvey.

But Abbott’s haste in rolling out the deployment made similar problems inevitable. The active and former soldiers say that Abbott’s order left Guard officials scrambling to execute a mobilization that would have normally taken several months to adequately plan.


If we had known from day one that the goal was [10,000 troops], we could’ve planned,” said one soldier directly familiar with the operation’s mobilization process. “We pride ourselves on … the number of [federal] deployments Texas supports. But this? This is not something to be proud of.”

A National Guard general from another state added, “There’s no conceivable way that could have gone smoothly. There’s no way.”

The general, like the other currently serving troops who spoke with Army Times and the Tribune, requested anonymity because they were not authorized to speak with the media about Operation Lone Star. Most said they feared retaliation.


Hey Abbott, are they your troops or cable tv pundits? Looks like the troops don’t think you’re much of a leader. But hey, that orange asshole you’ve had your tongue up wasn’t a leader either, so you two have that in common.
Such is the consequence of the frightened, hateful, bigoted right.
 

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National Guard...sitting on their asses at the border...bored to tears...doing nothing with no clear mandate to do anything
The mandate is rightwing fear, ignorance, racism, bigotry, and hate.
 

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National Guard...sitting on their asses at the border...bored to tears...doing nothing with no clear mandate to do anything

Some jobs are like that.

Sometimes the job is just to be there to make sure something bad doesn't happen, and to stop it if it tries to happen.
 

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  • As many as 1 in 5 troops in the 6,500-strong “operational force” who have been sent to the border have reported problems with their pay, including being paid late, too little or not at all for months.
  • Service members say they have struggled with shortages of critical equipment, including cold weather gear, medical equipment and plates for their ballistic vests.
  • Many are living in cramped trailers with dozens of troops.
  • Some say they feel underutilized and rarely see migrants while working isolated observation posts that in some cases lacked portable toilets for months.
Interviews with 33 verified current and five former Texas National Guard troops and documents obtained by Army Times and The Texas Tribune show that these problems were predictable — some of them also happened during the Guard’s 2017 response to Hurricane Harvey.

But Abbott’s haste in rolling out the deployment made similar problems inevitable. The active and former soldiers say that Abbott’s order left Guard officials scrambling to execute a mobilization that would have normally taken several months to adequately plan.


If we had known from day one that the goal was [10,000 troops], we could’ve planned,” said one soldier directly familiar with the operation’s mobilization process. “We pride ourselves on … the number of [federal] deployments Texas supports. But this? This is not something to be proud of.”

A National Guard general from another state added, “There’s no conceivable way that could have gone smoothly. There’s no way.”

The general, like the other currently serving troops who spoke with Army Times and the Tribune, requested anonymity because they were not authorized to speak with the media about Operation Lone Star. Most said they feared retaliation.


Hey Abbott, are they your troops or cable tv pundits? Looks like the troops don’t think you’re much of a leader. But hey, that orange asshole you’ve had your tongue up wasn’t a leader either, so you two have that in common.

So biden fucked up again huh.....
 

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The Constitution clearly delegates to the federal government the responsibility to defend the nation and the individual states from foreign invasion.

The federal government refusing to perform this duty does not negate the right of each state to be so protected.

The failure of the Biden administration to even make a credible effort to perform this duty is criminal-level malfeasance and treason. Likewise any courts or judges who compound this malfeasance by ruling against the right of any state to defend itself, in the lack of proper defense from the federal government.
So quit being stupid about it. Walls and national guard is expensive. Prosecute those that hire the illegal s and send drones up with high definition camaras armed with paint balls filled with same ink as the packets they use on bank robberies. Cops sees them covered with ink deport them simple easy and cost effective. Got no idea what to do about where most illegal s come from though. Most cross boarder legally and over stay. But again prosecute those that hire them gets rid of most of them.
 

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  • As many as 1 in 5 troops in the 6,500-strong “operational force” who have been sent to the border have reported problems with their pay, including being paid late, too little or not at all for months.
  • Service members say they have struggled with shortages of critical equipment, including cold weather gear, medical equipment and plates for their ballistic vests.
  • Many are living in cramped trailers with dozens of troops.
  • Some say they feel underutilized and rarely see migrants while working isolated observation posts that in some cases lacked portable toilets for months.
Interviews with 33 verified current and five former Texas National Guard troops and documents obtained by Army Times and The Texas Tribune show that these problems were predictable — some of them also happened during the Guard’s 2017 response to Hurricane Harvey.

But Abbott’s haste in rolling out the deployment made similar problems inevitable. The active and former soldiers say that Abbott’s order left Guard officials scrambling to execute a mobilization that would have normally taken several months to adequately plan.


If we had known from day one that the goal was [10,000 troops], we could’ve planned,” said one soldier directly familiar with the operation’s mobilization process. “We pride ourselves on … the number of [federal] deployments Texas supports. But this? This is not something to be proud of.”

A National Guard general from another state added, “There’s no conceivable way that could have gone smoothly. There’s no way.”

The general, like the other currently serving troops who spoke with Army Times and the Tribune, requested anonymity because they were not authorized to speak with the media about Operation Lone Star. Most said they feared retaliation.


Hey Abbott, are they your troops or cable tv pundits? Looks like the troops don’t think you’re much of a leader. But hey, that orange asshole you’ve had your tongue up wasn’t a leader either, so you two have that in common.
If Biden was doing what he swore on the Bible to do, Abbott wouldn't have to do anything.
 

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