Additional to possibly 15,000 troops, the United States Air Force will be summoned to defend against invasion of the caravan approaching through Mexico.
Representatives of Mr. Trump have stated, “We will not be caught napping again,” apparently a reference to 9/11.
On September 11, 2001, two aircraft were not prevented from flying into the twin towers in New York City in an astonishing let down of the nation’s defenses.
Another flew into the Pentagon.
Not this time.
The three to seven thousand would-be immigrants from Central America are moving inexorably toward US borders as we speak.
It is a time of dire need to defend the country--additional to regular Border Security Forces and 2,100 National Guard troops on guard there since April.
Fifteen thousand military plus several squadrons of Air Force fighters and bombers should be an adequate fighting force against these invaders.
Armed civilians are also reported on the move to the border to assist the military.
However, Air Force warriors will not loose phosphorus or napalm on the invaders—yet.
Additionally, the idea of releasing a mini-nuke on the caravan is “democratic propaganda” and has not been confirmed.
General Mattis has denied the mini-nuke. “We have enough ammo without that,” he said.
No arguments that immigrants seeking relief from conditions of persecution and danger at home will hold at this time.
Although international law provides sympathy and shelter for refugees fleeing hideous home conditions, the US will not bend to this rule.
Mothers with their babies, pregnant women, youths, and a general ragtag of desperate fleeing humanity in the caravan will brook no mercy from Mr. Trump on this occasion.
He has spoken plain and vigorous, with the cheers of his rallies deafening enough that sundry roofs have been reported lifting several inches during his presentations.
As to the inscription on the Statue of Liberty, once representing America’s attitude toward the oppressed, Mr. Trump feels that now the US is oppressed.
These refugees fleeing from hideous conditions in their home countries will bring no mercy from a hard-eyed defense of America.
Inscribed on the Statue:
Give me your tired, your poor,
Your huddled masses, yearning to breathe free,
The wretched refuse of your teeming shore,
Send these, the homeless, tempest-tost to me,
I lift my lamp beside the golden door.
Mr. Trump has responded to the appeal from the Statue of Liberty:
“That was then and this is now. We are facing an onslaught. Besides, I need fresh material for the midterms.”