The problem is, to get the wall built, you’d have to start killing or jailing democrat politicians first to get them out of the way. It’s been almost 3 years since Trump got elected on a promise to build the wall. The wall SHOULD have been completed by now. But it's not EVER going to be completed, because it’s not in the DNC's interest to shut off the flow of new democrats into the country—and roughly half of the nation's current voters are on the DNC's plantation to ensure that it never changes.Oldgringo wrote: ↑Tue Nov 05, 2019 10:24 pmThere is that; and as in Viet Nam, they all look alike. Who does one zap first? It's a Mexican problem. Build the wall!The Annoyed Man wrote: ↑Tue Nov 05, 2019 4:32 pmI don't have a problem with drone strikes. Neither do I have a problem with simply terminating cartel members with extreme prejudice as they either attempt to cross the border, or stage for any such attempt while still in Mexico. Sink their boats. Mortar their installations on the Mexican side of the border. Blow up their tunnels with the people still inside. Arm the BP with AT4s, Carl Gustavs, and Mark 19s. If we kill them on our side of the border, hang their carcasses on the border fence, just like you do with coyotes. But the only US boots on the ground presence inside of Mexico should be limited to small counter-terrorism teams (DEVGRU, Delta) whose sole mission is to acquire target intelligence and grid coordinates and then return to our side of the border.
The problem with boots on the ground intervention is that the cartels are too large and too well armed for operations limited to SOCOM to wipe them out. Wiping them out would require a full scale military intervention, and THAT would require a military occupation of ALL of Mexico. Otherwise, all that happens is you push the cartels south, away from our border, but not OUT of Mexico.
We are still disentangling ourselves from Iraq, Afghanistan, and now Syria. We should commit to a war on a 4th front? I don't think so.....and that is aside from the legal and diplomatic issues. Any incursion into Mexico without the express approval of and cooperation with the gov't of Mexico, would rightfully be seen as a hostile invasion by the rest of the world. Mexico is a LARGE land mass, with a LARGE population.
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That’s just the facts as they are right now, and there’s no use denying it. What we SHOULD do, and what we CAN do are not the same thing. So what's left? What CAN be done lawfully and constitutionally by the gov’t we HAVE? The answer is: not a blasted thing.
1. Congress is not going to declare war on Mexico over the murder of 9 citizens. Terrorists killed 3,000 Americans on 9/11. Did Congress declare war on the nation that harbored those terrorists and quite literally refused to turn them over to us per Bush's demand? No. Congress declared no war. Did Congress declare war on Iraq, under the pretexts outlined by the Bush administration according to the intelligence available at the time? No, they did not ... and Saddam Hussein plainly needed to be eliminated by somebody, but that should have been the job of the Iraqi people themselves. Congress can’t find its own butt with both hands in broad daylight. They can’t and WON'T build a simple wall. They are the absolute pinnacle of incompetence — the ultimate illustration of the Peter Principle. They’re NOT going to declare any wars....nor should they in this particular case.
2. Trump, whatever his virtues may be, can’t declare a war on his own, and he can’t fund a private war with the democrats in control of the congressional purse strings. They’re too busy giving the nation's wealth away to illegal immigrants and cartel members who sneak across the border; too busy figuring out how to steal the wealth from the rest of us to pay for their folly; too busy trying to impeach Trump; and too busy trying to figure out how to disarm the rest of us so we can’t say "no" to their insanity.
3. In the eyes of the DNC and lefties everywhere, Mormons—like all religious people who claim to believe in Jesus—are dirt people who need to be marginalized and preferably stamped out "for the greater good". 9 fewer Mormons is not a caucus belli for the left.
So if you’re going to count on the wall being built, it’s not going to happen ... because it’s raciss ...and reasons .... Whatever. It’s not going to happen as long as Texas remains in the Union—and that’s a dead horse, so.....
Things will only get worse.