Oath Keepers: We Urge President Trump to Deploy Active Duty Troops, En Masse, on Mexico Border
Photo: Illegal Alien Caravan of Predominantly Military Aged Males
Flies the Honduran Flag as it Heads To U.S.
We the military and law enforcement of Oath Keepers call on President Trump to deploy infantry and other combat arms troops to the border with Mexico in large enough numbers to secure the full length of the border against all illegal foreign invaders.
The just-announced joint CBP/DOD operation, which will supply military mobility, engineering, medical, and planning support for the Customs and Border Protection (CBP), is a step in the right direction, and may be sufficient to handle the specific mass caravans of illegals, including MS-13 gang members and criminals from the Middle East, that are currently in the news, but it falls far short of what is actually needed to secure the border against the ongoing daily invasion by illegal aliens. Watch the press conference held on Monday, October 29, here:
We call on President Trump to take decisive action, as the Commander-in-Chief, and deploy not just support personnel, but also active duty combat arms troops, en mass, on our Southern border with Mexico in order to actually seal and secure the entire border and stop the ongoing illegal invasion.
Specifically, we ask President Trump to deploy active duty infantry from both the U.S. Army and Marine Corps; mechanized infantry units; light infantry, such as the 82nd Airborne, 10th Mountain Division, or USMC FAST Companies; air-mobile light infantry, such as the 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault); and our larger special warfare units, such as the 75th Ranger Regiment.
That is what it will take – skilled combat arms boots on the ground – to actually put a stop to the daily infiltration/invasion all along our border by the Mexican drug cartels – many of whom have military training (such as Los Zetas). Those cartels smuggle in tons of drugs in heavily armed “mule trains” (see below video) as well as smuggling in women and children pressed into the cartels’ illicit sex industry slavery, along with all of the other illegal aliens they smuggle in, at a current rate far in excess of the approximately 1,900 who are apprehended by CBP each day. For every one caught, hundreds get through. These violent, militarized cartels are also now taking over small border towns and entire border regions on the U.S. side of the border, just as they did in Mexico (with their infamous offer of “Plata O Plomo” – silver or lead – take their bribe money, or get their bullets).
We are also being invaded by a foreign military force in the form of paramilitary gangs such as Mara Salvatrucha (MS-13), who likewise have military training and work hand-in-hand with the cartels, and by jihadist terrorists, including ISIS, who infiltrate through South America, Central America, and then through Mexico.
The current mass caravan heading toward the U.S. does, indeed, contain a large number of young military age males, as is clear from this interview with Jorge Ramos (and note the masked, hooded, MS-13 member throwing gang signs as he walks past):
But that is not some recent phenomena. Massive numbers of young, fit, military aged males have been infiltrating across our border with Mexico for years, as this video from the Chilton Ranch in Arizona shows:
We need infantry boots on the ground to put a stop to this ongoing mass invasion of predominantly military aged males. The Border Patrol simply lacks the man-power, the equipment, and the training needed to stop what really amounts to a military invasion of the United States, and has been unable to stop it for many years. But the U.S. military can get the job done.
As Daniel Greenfield recently noted:
The United States has 14,000 troops in Afghanistan, 39,000 in Japan, 34,805 in Germany, 23,000 in South Korea, and around 5,200 in Iraq. Our military protects the borders of countless nations.
Except our own.
In 1919, we had 18,500 soldiers on the border. “Twice a day every foot of the border line is patrolled by cavalrymen and infantrymen,” the New York Times noted.
It’s time to put U.S. infantry and modern cavalry (such as the 1st Cavalry Division, a combined arms division, out of Ft. Hood, TX), back on the border with Mexico, to once again take up their historic mission, in numbers that will actually get the job done.
As anyone who served in a combat arms unit knows, no barrier of any kind is effective unless it is under direct observation and direct enforcement. This means that even if we had a full wall across the border (which we don’t), we would still need to deploy enough mobile personnel to observe and then effectively interdict and stop incursions.
What will work best best is drones, observation blimps, seismic detectors, etc. that can spot the incursions, but those sightings must be immediately followed up by sufficient numbers of air-mobile helicopter delivered and fast-moving ground vehicle delivered QRFs (Quick Reaction Forces) of infantry to actually interdict and stop/apprehend the invaders, as well as skilled light infantry to deny the cartel scouts their hill-top observation posts (which they use to easily circumvent the scant Border Patrol agents in any infiltration corridor), as well as effective observation and roving military patrols within sight of the Rio Grand. Such active duty combat arms troops can, and likely should, be partnered up with CBP Officers. If the President has to use the military alone in some sectors or for some purposes, such as in large numbers of helicopter delivered QRFs, we believe he has full authority to do so, as a matter of national defense and under the constitutional mandate in Article IV, Section 4 that:
The United States shall guarantee to every state in this union a republican form of government, and shall protect each of them against invasion.
In addition, the President has long-standing statutory authorization to do so under Title 10, §332. Use of militia and armed forces to enforce Federal authority.
Support troops in combination with CBP simply cannot, and will not, get the job done. It takes infantry boots on the ground, on choppers, and in fast moving military vehicles in large numbers to do the necessary physical interdiction and apprehension that will stem, and then turn the tide.
President Trump must take off the kid gloves and put combat-arms troops on the border to stop what is clearly a military invasion.
We urge him to do it now, and by doing so, show himself to be a modern George Washington, who takes lead and does what needs to be done to save his country.
For the Republic,
PS: We fully understand, and agree with, the duty of we the people as the constitutional militia to also serve on the border to repel this invasion. But since we no longer have well organized militia made up of all able-bodied citizens in each state, we believe it is necessary for President Trump to use the U.S. military now, immediately, along with calling forth the National Guard, as the “organized militia” into national service, and to then call up We the People, as the “unorganized” militia, into national service and organize us into effective units from each state, and deploy us on the border. We military and LEO veterans would be more than happy to serve as the first wave of such a revitalized militia, under the direct command of the President, and to then help train, organize, and lead the rest of our fellow citizens in such newly formed militia units under the President’s command. All he has to do is issue the orders. We will answer the call. Will you?
Meanwhile, we would be happy to help any border rancher defend his ranch against cartel invasion. Ranchers who would like such help are invited to email us at: firstname.lastname@example.org. Please put “Border Ranch” in the subject line.