It’s often said that reality is even stranger than fiction, or even satirized as, you just can’t make shit like this up. Well, this is one of those cases. A straight up stone cold, you have to be a liberal to be this dishonest and stupid at the same time moment.
Unconfirmed news reports out of Israel signal that an offer of US troops to secure the borders of a new Palestinian state is in the mix in Israeli-Palestinian peace talks. US defense analysts urge caution.
Christian Science Monitor
By Anna Mulrine 17 hours ago
Secretary of State John Kerry is proposing to offer up US troops to help secure the borders of the new state of Palestine, according to some unconfirmed news reports coming out of Israel.
How plausible is the possibility? And would it be a good idea, or, as some military analysts argue, would the White House would be “nuts” to consider it?
The US troops would be tasked with helping to prevent anti-Israel forces from coming out of Jordan and reaching Israel, according to Debkafile, an Israeli intelligence and security news service.
Palestinian officials are demanding that Israel move its forces from the Jordan Valley, where the US troops would be stationed. This point may have proved pivotal in the US administration’s reported decision to offer them up.
Samantha Power, then a Harvard professor and now the US ambassador to the United Nations, seemed to indicate in a 2008 interview with Harry Kreisler of the University of California at Berkeley’s Institute of International Studies that crisis in the region could possibly be ameliorated by the introduction of US troops to provide security needs.
To head off a human rights crisis in the West Bank and other Palestinian territories “may mean, more crucially, sacrificing – or investing, I think, more than sacrificing – literally billions of dollars, not in servicing Israel’s military, but actually investing in the new state of Palestine. In investing billions of dollars it would probably take also to support, I think, what will have to be a mammoth protection force … a meaningful military presence,” she said. “Because it seems to me at this stage – and this is true of actual genocides as well, and not just major human rights abuses, which we’re seeing there – is that you have to go in as if you’re serious. You have to put something on the line.”
The State Department is not commenting on the latest reports, but many US military analysts are convinced such a move would be a bad idea.
“When you look at it from a military perspective, I don’t see any good that would come of it,” says David Maxwell, associate director of the Center for Security Studies (CSS) at Georgetown University’s Edmund A. Walsh School of Foreign Service in Washington.
The 1983 truck-bombing attack of a US Marines barracks in Beirut, which killed nearly 300 US and and French troops, is one example of what could go wrong.
“I look at this and I say, ‘Gosh, we don’t have a good track record in the Middle East,’ ” he says. “I can just see US forces becoming a lightning rod, a target.”
True, the Pentagon has had troops in the Sinai Peninsula for years to help ensure peace between Egypt and Israel following the 1978 Camp David Accords. There are also US troops helping to train Palestinian forces.
But these are ongoing operations that generally fall under the radar screen.
A force based in the Jordan Valley and dedicated to securing borders would also mean that US troops would have to man checkpoints and prevent possible insurgent infiltration through Palestinian territory into Israel.
“That’s a huge security operation, and we’d be talking thousands of US troops if they were going to be effective,” says Mr. Maxwell.
Retired Col. Robert Killebrew, a nonresident fellow at the Center for a New American Security in Washington, recalls working as a military planner when President Jimmy Carter announced – in the wake of the Soviet Union’s invasion of Afghanistan – that he would oppose Soviet expansionism “by any means possible.”
In Pentagon parlance, this means military force, and so then Mr. Killebrew and fellow military colleagues began writing plans to bring US troops to the Middle East, to be deployed in the event that the Soviets pushed from Afghanistan into Iran in an effort to gain access to the Persian Gulf.
This planning “sent a shiver through the Pentagon and the services,” since, at the time, it had major war plans only in the case of a Soviet invasion of Europe or of a breakdown of peace on the Korean peninsula.
The plans the US military put in place for this scenario, including buying extended-range cargo planes and a dozen fast sealift ships, ended up being the template for the first Gulf war.
Still, in the Middle East at the time, “There was an unspoken rule that we didn’t want US troops to be hostages to fortune in a region so volatile,” Killebrew says.
America has suffered an invasion of illegal immigrants over it’s borders to the tune of around 30 million illegal immigrants. Yes, the vast majority of illegal immigrants in America have come across out southern border. Why? It really shouldn’t take a rocket scientist to understand that it’s easier to walk from Mexico than it is to swim from Ireland or China. It really is that simple.
America is suffering a healthcare crises so drastic that the Liberal Marxist Democrats were able to force Obamacare, basically socialized medicine, on America because of it. Immigration advocates do not want you to believe that those 30 plus million illegal immigrants have any role in that healthcare crises. But the truth is quite the opposite. Illegal immigrants are overwhelming the American healthcare system. For example here in California, illegal immigrants cost the State of California around 20 billion dollars each year in social services. California runs about 20 billion dollars over budget every year, again, it really shouldn’t take a rocket scientist to figure this out.
It is actually a very simple equation, if you have a lifeboat designed to hold 18 people, and you try to cram 36 people into it, the lifeboat sinks, no if’s and’s or buys about it. Compassion must be tempered with pragmatism otherwise the perfect becomes the enemy of the good. The average liberal is compassionate, but not terribly bright or capable of grasping basic mathematics. The population of planet earth is 7 billion, the “poor and disadvantaged” equal about 5 billion. It is simply mathematically impossible for the United States of America to meet the needs of those 5 billion people. Attempting to do so is like trying to cram 36 people into a lifeboat designed to hold 18, the result is, you will sink the lifeboat and kill everyone.
Ten’s of millions of American’s have called for putting America’s military on our own southern border, but we can’t do that because of The Posse Comitatus Act, which prohibited US Military personal being employed as law enforcement.
The original provision was enacted as Section 15 of chapter 263, of the Acts of the 2nd session of the 45th Congress.
Sec. 15. From and after the passage of this act it shall not be lawful to employ any part of the Army of the United States, as a posse comitatus, or otherwise, for the purpose of executing the laws, except in such cases and under such circumstances as such employment of said force may be expressly authorized by the Constitution or by act of Congress ; and no money appropriated by this act shall be used to pay any of the expenses incurred in the employment of any troops in violation of this section and any person willfully violating the provisions of this section shall be deemed guilty of a misdemeanor and on conviction thereof shall be punished by fine not exceeding ten thousand dollars or imprisonment not exceeding two years or by both such fine and imprisonment
The text of the relevant legislation is as follows:
18 U.S.C. § 1385. Use of Army and Air Force as posse comitatus
Whoever, except in cases and under circumstances expressly authorized by the Constitution or Act of Congress, willfully uses any part of the Army or the Air Force as a posse comitatus or otherwise to execute the laws shall be fined under this title or imprisoned not more than two years, or both.
Also notable is the following provision within Title 10 of the United States Code (which concerns generally the organization and regulation of the armed forces and Department of Defense):
10 U.S.C. § 375. Restriction on direct participation by military personnel
The Secretary of Defense shall prescribe such regulations as may be necessary to ensure that any activity (including the provision of any equipment or facility or the assignment or detail of any personnel) under this chapter does not include or permit direct participation by a member of the Army, Navy, Air Force, or Marine Corps in a search, seizure, arrest, or other similar activity unless participation in such activity by such member is otherwise authorized by law.
As you can clearly see, The Posse Comitatus Act would not actually prevent the US putting military troops on our own borders to prevent illegal immigration, though it has been bastardized for exactly that purpose for decades. However it could be argued that it would prevent US Military personal from being deployed to Palestine to secure the Palestinian borders. A country that cannot secure it’s own borders, is no country at all. A country whose leaders refuse to secure their own borders, needs to line those leaders up against a wall and send them off to the next plane of existence.
In short, the US Military has absolutely no business providing security to the borders of Palestine, whereas the US Military’s primary reason for existing is to provide security to America. Put the US Military on the US Borders and let the Fakestinians provide their own border security.