First 100 of 7,000-14,000 troops have arrived to secure US-Mexico border

Yesterday evening, a Defense Department official told Fox News that:

  • The first 100 active-duty troops of Operation Faithful Patriot had arrived at the U.S.-Mexican border at a port of entry in McAllen, Texas to provide support for Border Patrol agents.
  • There are about 2,600 troops now at staging bases, largely in Texas.
  • Several thousand more troops are expected to flow in through the weekend and move into California and Arizona.

The Pentagon said more than 7,000 active-duty troops are being sent to the southern border, with more possible. President Trump said the number could reach 15,000, which is the equivalent of nearly an entire military division. A divisional unit in the U.S. Army typically consists of 17,000 to 21,000 soldiers.

There are about 1.3 million active-duty service members in the U.S. armed forces.

And as Air Force Gen. Terrence J. O’Shaughnessy, who as head of U.S. Northern Command is leading Operation Faithful Patriot, said in a press conference on October 29, the troops that are deployed to the border will be armed.

Also yesterday, in a speech on immigration, President Trump, as Commander In Chief, gave the military mobilizing at the border permission to use lethal force. He said that if “migrants” try to throw rocks at soldiers, they should act as though the rocks are “rifles”.

Trump also said he will sign an executive order sometime next week which would ban migrants from claiming asylum if they cross the border illegally. “Migrants” claiming political asylum would not be let into the U.S., but would be held in vast tent cities.

Operation Faithful Patriot is set to last only 45 days.

Below is a video of hundreds of military vehicles being transported to the border (h/t Kal ©):

H/t CSM

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Update (Nov. 3):

An intriguing email from my friend, John Molloy, Chairman of the Coalition of Vietnam and Gulf War Veterans, who is at a conference in Arlington, Virginia:

I am at the Hyatt Regency in Arlington Virginia at the conference but the Marine Corps is having its 243rd anniversary celebration in the same location. However the Marine Corps birthday is actually November 10th. I asked a few Marine officers why they’re celebrating on November 3rd are they deploying next week and I just got a few grins who knows?

~Eowyn

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Auntie Lulu
Auntie Lulu
2 years ago

God Bless Our Troops! I am certainly glad that our President has taken this action.

Sally Horton
Sally Horton
2 years ago

So, what happens in 45 days? They leave the tent cities and enter the US, right? AFter all, the election will be over.

Auntie Lulu
Auntie Lulu
2 years ago
Reply to  Sally Horton

I would hope that within 45 days that those who still wish to seek asylum will feel the futility of the entire venture. I can only imagine that if these marauders and those coming after this wave have not abandoned their quest–then there would be extensions put in place. I am very happy that our President is taking this action. To do nothing and allow foreign invaders walk right into our country is ridiculous . . . unfortunately, all the past Presidents evidently have not have sufficient levels of testosterone to take the action necessary to avert this wholesale attack… Read more »

Hawkmoon
Hawkmoon
2 years ago

Mass Migration: Mortal Threat to Red State America
https://buchanan.org/blog/

Lophatt
Lophatt
2 years ago

This is NOT an asylum issue. It is an invasion. The President has the power to use whatever force he deems necessary to stop that. This won’t end well if they allow them in, even to tent cities.

Being poor is not a valid reason for asylum. He should, at a minimum, put the whole thing on Mexico and tell them “I’ll entertain legitimate petitions, one at a time, after they are properly filed on your side of the border”. It may take YEARS to get through them all, but who cares?

But, I know that won’t happen (too bad).

Joseph BC69
Joseph BC69
2 years ago

While I agree with both Auntie and Lophatt on most of their points, I think that low-fat is quite correct when she says that it would be a mistake to even let them into tent cities. it is my understanding that once they get their feet on the ground they automatically obtain certain benefits, and it becomes much more difficult to send them out of the country. And that is why they must NOT be allowed to in at all without processing.

Lophatt
Lophatt
2 years ago
Reply to  Joseph BC69

That’s right Joseph, and by the way “Lophatt” is a “he”. I’m not confused at all.

Willie William
Willie William
2 years ago

It has been reported that a group of these slimy illegal invader animals ambushed two Border Patrol Agents and smashed their skulls with rocks killing on and seriously injuring the other. Time to put an end to this crap and start shooting to kill any of these animals that set one foot on U.S. soil. The blood of all of the people that have been murdered by an illegal invader alien, (remember Kate Steinle and Molly Tibbetts?) are on the hands of every democRAT that supports open border. Nasty Pelosi, Chuck U. Schumer and that horrible vile old hag Maxipad… Read more »

Lophatt
Lophatt
2 years ago
Reply to  Willie William

Knowing that, what do you think about US citizens, especially political candidates and operatives, using campaign funds to assist them to break our laws? They are enabling them to crash the border (invade) and possibly do physical harm.

I think they should be arrested and charged.

greenworxx
greenworxx
2 years ago
Reply to  Lophatt

Exactly, Lophatt and Beto O’Rourke the Democrat from Texas running for the Senate is guilty of not only using campaign funds to assist the invaders to break our laws, Mastercard is going to give pre-paid debit card to them. The UN, Soros and the agencies the globalists fund through him, the deep state, and corrupt individuals in the CIA have facilitated the invasion. O’Rourke is following instructions from Brennan. The UN has to be abolished and everyone else should be tried for treason.

Lophatt
Lophatt
2 years ago
Reply to  greenworxx

Wow. I hadn’t heard that. So these same credit card outfits (banks) are refusing their card for use to buy firearms for citizens but they will give them to illegals? Does that strike you as treasonous? The campaign fund information has been out a while but I don’t see any action being taken. Remember, after the 9-11 operation when they were so conscious of donations to foreigners? All of this is enough to make me sick. And yes, the UN has effectively taken the place in the US like Brussels for the EU. We now have former Presidents, active legislators… Read more »

Buzz
Buzz
2 years ago

Stop all foreign aid to these countries immediately where these illegal criminal invaders are coming from, including Mexico. Stop all wire transfer of monies to these countries. Watch the American dollars dry up and things will change pretty quick.

TPR
TPR
2 years ago
Reply to  Buzz

Exactly! No more “Dolla Dolla Dolla!” Potus is still on board with that per this Fox News tweet yesterday Noon-ish:

Fox News
@FoxNews
12:31 PM – 2 Nov 2018
.@POTUS: “Honduras, El Salvador, all of these countries, they’re getting millions and millions of dollars. They’re doing nothing for us…Guess what. That money’s going to stop very soon.”
pic.twitter.com/FgHqmI8hwS

$HUT OFF THE $PIGOT EL PRONTO!

Lophatt
Lophatt
2 years ago
Reply to  TPR

“Andele, andele, mui pronto”.

TPR
TPR
2 years ago

Thanks for the update (& re number of soldiers). 🙂

Depressing headlines seen at @Drudge_Report:

Some of the caravan invaders have SUED Potus & Govt. using OUR 5th Amendment; includes quote by former Scotus Scalia re rights of “asylum seekers,” blah blah blah. Some group, NEXUS, is paying for lawsuit:
https://t.co/z0hjCAReYv

Lophatt
Lophatt
2 years ago
Reply to  TPR

Yes, I’ve read that. Supposedly there is case law that gives them “standing” to do this. However, that depends on from “where” its filed. They’re not here yet. As unbelievable as it may seem, the language has been interpreted as meaning any “person” , not “citizen”, because in other laws “citizen” is clearly stated. So, the reasoning is that the Congress intended it to apply to anyone. We’ll see where this goes. This is why I mentioned the other day about this not being an “immigration issue”. It is an illegal invasion. The President has ABSOLUTE authority to take whatever… Read more »

TPR
TPR
2 years ago

Also seen at Drudge, Reuters/Yahoo News posted 10pm last night GMT, saying Potus had backed down re shooting at rock-throwers. Poor guy can’t get a break as the crybabies, including a Human Rights org, have fits every time he speaks with a backbone. Second paragraph from article: “They won’t have to fire. What I don’t want is I don’t want these people throwing rocks,” Trump told reporters outside the White House. “If they do that with us, they’re going to be arrested for a long time.” (which would mean we pay for their arrest & jail time!) https://www.yahoo.com/news/trump-says-troops-not-fire-migrant-caravan-190623842.html Shoot over… Read more »

TPR
TPR
2 years ago

Leave it to Tel-e-Vision to get in on the action:

“Discovery is heading to the U.S.-Mexico border for a timely live reality series, Border Live. The six-part multiplatform series hosted by CNN anchor/special correspondent Bill Weir and investigative journalist Lilia Luciano, is set to premiere December 5 at 9 PM on Discovery Channel”:

https://deadline.com/2018/11/discovery-order-live-reality-show-us-mexico-border-bill-weir-1202494619/

DCG
Admin
DCG
2 years ago
Reply to  TPR

More like a “timely live demorat-sponsored propaganda series…”

Like most demorats, Luciano has full-blown TDS:

https://twitter.com/lilialuciano/status/1056282810858655744

TPR
TPR
2 years ago
Reply to  DCG

Thanks for the link. I figured as much; it will most likely be a very slanted boo-hoo-hoo-“blue” sob-series.

DCG
Admin
DCG
2 years ago
Reply to  TPR

And what do you know…

This Luciano womyn is a COMPLETE HACK. She was fired for being part of the team that edited NBC’s Zimmerman/Martin 911 call. It’s amazing that anyone would take this “journalist” seriously…

“As for Luciano, she has been spearheading some of NBC’s coverage, and she used a more complicated edited version of the 911 call, where conversation wasn’t only excluded but was allegedly cut from parts of the call and inserted into other parts.”

https://www.hollywoodreporter.com/news/trayvon-martin-nbc-news-fires-third-employee-319991

TPR
TPR
2 years ago
Reply to  DCG

Wow! A totally dishonest HACK for sure.
HATCHET Job.
AXE Queen.
XACTO Knifer.
SLICE & Dice.
Chop Chop Chop.
CARVING Critique.

Of course they probably simply call it “editing for best ratings (propaganda) effects.” Pathetic.

Lophatt
Lophatt
2 years ago
Reply to  DCG

It is disgusting how often they get away with this. I keep saying (and I mean it) that Trump needs to issue an EO rescinding Clinton’s cancellation of the “Fairness Doctrine”. Then he can move to have their broadcast licenses stripped for violations.

All those years before Clinton they were held to those standards. We got a double whammy by allowing them to merge until they were all eaten by Jews.

Now we’re paying the price. It wasn’t lost on anyone while it was happening. This was fully expected and it happened.

TPR
TPR
2 years ago

Great tweet from the White House 11/1/18, seen via Whatfinger’s twitter feed: The White House @WhiteHouse Nov 1 President Trump delivers an update on the crisis at our southern border. “America is a welcoming country . . . We will not allow our generosity to be abused by those who would break our laws, defy our rules, violate our borders, break into our country illegally.” pic.twitter.com/2puHz8XkHy Amen to that! Another tweeter said she was so sick of all the negativity toward Potus re the Border/Invasion (agreed!) because, she said, “he is doing WHAT HE WAS HIRED TO DO, protect our… Read more »

Lophatt
Lophatt
2 years ago
Reply to  TPR

Let’s see what he DOES. I hope he does the right thing. I’ll be happy to eat my words if he stops them cold. Anything less is a serious mistake.

TPR
TPR
2 years ago

In other “vs.Potus” news: (((Michael Cohen))), former Trump Org atty, has become a Judas Iscariot claiming he NOW feels so bad re Trump’s RACIST (vs. Blacks) remarks from all the PRIOR years that Cohen had to FINALLY speak up; says he had been smitten with the money & glamour of the job so had kept his mouth shut … until, apparently, Vanity Fair (11/2/18 article) convinced him to “out” his former boss. Before VF even got to the Cohen portion, their first few paragraphs were so over-the-top sensationally-negative re Potus. Sickening Supreme. Then Cohen gave 3-4 brief descriptions of when… Read more »

TPR
TPR
2 years ago
Reply to  TPR

PS: re Cohen: I checked his twitter: __He’s encouraging Floridians to vote for Gillum! _He unblocked people who he formerly blocked. __He switched to the Democratic Party circa 10/11/18. __He is encouraging everyone to “vote AGAINST TRUMP” or else we’ll have “…2-6 more years of CRAZINESS.” __He’a friends w/Al Sharpton for 20 years. __He’s friends now w/Omarosa after he previously denied an event she put in her book. __He has a GoFundMe called: “Michael Cohen TRUTH Fund” seeking $500k but after 2 months only has $177k. It has a drippy explanation that circa 7/12/18 Cohen decided to go full on… Read more »

Lophatt
Lophatt
2 years ago
Reply to  TPR

You left out “he’s cashing his checks at the bank”. How low we’ve sunk. A dishonest Jew. Can you believe that?

TPR
TPR
2 years ago

11/2/18 nauseating “Military in Partisan Crosshairs” article by WaPo & reposted by Chicago Tribune: Includes quotes/names by 4-5 former USA Military Head-Honchos all dissing on Potus re the border deployment, grrr, saying: __It’s WASTEFUL, stretching resources & manpower. __It’s pulling the Military INTO politics, a big No No. __Caravan is ONLY women & children! (Exact OPPOSITE of all we’ve been hearing!) __Caravan is FORTY (40) DAYS AWAY from USA Border so NO NEED for any deployment NOW anyway. __”It’s a ‘Political Stunt'” for Midterms. SOD Mattis, when asked re same, was reported to have “BRISTLED” & then replied: “WE DON’T… Read more »

Mad Celt
Mad Celt
2 years ago

So racism is defined by not interfering when a POC commits a crime?

Skid Marx
Skid Marx
2 years ago

So the army is going to pass out soccer balls and change diapers while making sure the tents are well stocked and comfy?
My 101st Airborne Ranger father is somewhere in Southeast Asia wiping a tear from his eye.

lse
lse
2 years ago

What??? I thought they would already have 1000+ there by now and have already setup their tents. This is not going to work out well if they are that slow.
All i am really looking for now is some last minute thing the Marxists are going to put out in the media in the last 2 days before the election.

Alma
Alma
2 years ago

Regardless of the troops “ waiting” at the border, I continue to be skeptical about the INVADING MERCENARIES not entering the country, otherwise tents will not be erected to house any potential policial refugees. Phooey, it’s all a game and my taxes will go up.

Mad Celt
Mad Celt
2 years ago

Here’s where the rubber meets the road. Either we stand as a nation of laws whose first duty is the security of its own citizens or we become just another footnote in history. My hope is we remain the shining city in the hill and not the dilapidated ruins of what might have been.

greenworxx
greenworxx
2 years ago

I also heard that a huge contingency of Venezuelan citizens are in the caravans.

Lophatt
Lophatt
2 years ago
Reply to  greenworxx

Last I looked there were Brazilians and Sri Lankans too. Mostly military-aged men. This is basically a UN/Soros operation. Of course they’ve pulled in all their tools. Obongo is doing his wild-eyed, tent-revival routine. We should just let in ANYBODY, anytime. Happens all the time.

That is so preposterous its hard for me to believe my eyes and ears. Truth means nothing to them.

Lophatt
Lophatt
2 years ago

This is interesting:

https://www.cnn.com/2018/11/02/politics/white-house-pentagon-troops-border/index.html

They are saying that the Pentagon is refusing to send troops. If this is true he should have all the generals heads on a platter in thirty minutes. It’s a great promotional opportunity for colonels.

Hawkmoon
Hawkmoon
2 years ago
Reply to  Lophatt

@Lophatt Something similar was happening in regards to the US Military & Obama admin, when the military was sending intel to the Syrian military through the Russian military in regards to Saudi/CIA backed ISIS & Al-Qaeda, and leaving the traitors in the Obama Admin in the dark. ‘Barack Obama’s repeated insistence that Bashar al-Assad must leave office – and that there are ‘moderate’ rebel groups in Syria capable of defeating him – has in recent years provoked quiet dissent, and even overt opposition, among some of the most senior officers on the Pentagon’s Joint Staff. Their criticism has focused on… Read more »