Day 658 Monday November 5, 2018 923 Days to Go
Late last week we learned that the president is so concerned about the caravan coming up from Mexico that he is rushing not 5,000 troops as originally reported but he upped it to 9,000 then 15,000. Yup, we got 15,000 troops going to our southern border in Operation Faithful Patriot. More than we have in Afghanistan.
The president also said that if anyone in the caravan throws a rock that it will be considered a firearm and that troops could respond with fire (like you know from a gun – I’m mean rifle – so sorry.)
We also learned that 1,000 folks calling themselves Minutemen (I’m guessing the term is based on the Revolutionary War term and not their sexual prowess, but that is just a guess on my part) are going to the Arizona border to patrol a twenty three mile stretch. They say the border agents need their help and that they have a right to do it.
On Saturday night we saw Laura Ingraham showing what that migrant caravan could do once it got to the border, how fast they were coming, and how they would overwhelm the border wall.
We also got the threat assessment from the Pentagon of what they think is “The Most Likely Course of Action” (MLCOA) for the caravan.
Wow. There’s a lot to go through. It turns out that the late Saturday night Laura Ingraham report was false. It wasn’t even Laura Ingraham! It was on a show called Saturday Night Live. You may not have heard of it. It’s only been on for 43 years. There was a woman impersonating Laura, a lesbian! FAKE NEWS!
Those video clips they showed weren’t from the caravan! One showed Wal-Mart shoppers on Black Friday. (Why do they call it Black? So racist.) The next clip showed crabs scuttling on a beach; It was not the caravan! FAKE NEWS! The last clip was from a zombie movie – not the caravan members at the wall. FAKE NEWS! (but it was Brad Pitt’s mug in the zombie movie clip [nod nod wink wink] )
The president saying he will consider rocks firearms had led Stephen Colbert to say the NRA was renaming itself to the National ROCK Association. ( “Rocks are firearms too!” “What are you talking about? You know not all rocks are firearms don’t you? There are short rocks, and long rocks. I mean when you talk about rocks you have to be careful. Not all rocks are the same. The right rock in the right hands is a wonderful thing. In the wrong hands it could be very bad. What we need is a good guy with a rock…” )
Okay then there is the bit about the guys going to the border to “help” the border patrol. There is a video clip and a picture that I can’t get out of my mind. First the clip. It’s of a Border Patrol agent saying that having untrained people with guns on the border is dangerous and they, the Border Patrol, would rather not have them there. The Second is a picture of a guy who is fatter than Chris Christy before he lost any weight with a gun in a holster. He’s one of the Minutemen at the border. What could go wrong?
Also, we got the inside scoop on the military assessment of the threat posed by the caravan.
This is the MLCOA 271999ROCT18 from the JFLCC TOC of the DoD. Need I say more?
It’s the Most Likely Course Of Action.
The document is numbered 271999ROCT18 (and this is so obtuse that google couldn’t even guess what that meant.)
It is from the Joint Forces Land Component Command (or Commander both are referred to as JFLCC.)
From it’s Tactical Operations Center.
Of the Army North.
Not only does this document tell us what the military thinks is the most likely scenario of what will happen to the caravan, but also it’s cost, and the biggest threat it faces.
Lemme break it all down for you, because this is NOT FAKE NEWS.
This is THE TRUTH from our military that we pay for with our tax dollars.
(or as the far right would classify it, if they had the balls, this is one of the largest socialist institutions in the world that is paid in small part by they the rich but mostly by the voters stealing the hard earned (read inherited) dollars from them, the rich, via a scheme called “Taxes.”)
Here is the MLCOA (Most Likely Course Of Action) “Caravan dwindles as it nears US, limited TCO exploitation and no terrorist infiltration.”
The military estimate of the time to reach the closest point on our border is in excess of 30 days. They are 800 miles away from that point.
The more likely crossing point is 1200 miles away.
The military assessment* is that less than 20% of those in the caravan will actually get to our border. The estimate of the size of the caravan is 7,000. Twenty percent is 1,400 people. Our military will outnumber them over ten to one. Do you think that is enough? I mean someone in the caravan may be holding a rock, and we might need that many military because they are not allowed to use their guns on U.S. soil. Some law or constitution thing.
* This is the Threat Fusion Running Estimate** JOA from the U.S. Army North***.
** Sounds like a modern day Indian name.
*** Not to be confused with the Civil War, Army of the North.
What is the most likely threat the military faces on the border?
What is the biggest, baddest, most likely threat from our military being on the border?
I’m surprised the president and Fox News haven’t been all over this. Not to mention those militia men sites.
The biggest threat to our military is, and I quote, “Unregulated militia members self-deployed to border in alleged support of CBP”
CBP (Civilian Border Patrol)
The military’s past experience with these folks is this … wait for it ….
The military’s past experience with the self deployed militia members is …
Those militia members steal from our military.
I guess that fat f*ck needs a new belt.
So let’s see the headlines:
MILITARY RUSHED TO BORDER A MONTH BEFORE ANYTHING COULD HAPPEN
MILITIA GOES TO BORDER UNINVITED
MINUTEMEN ARE THIEVES!
Cost estimates for this operation are hard to assess as the time spent at the border is not known, but current published assessments are $200,000,000.00 by year end.
You know for 200 million you could feed a lot of refugees. You could even go to the countries that have the problems and start fixing the problems that caused those people to flee their countries in the first place. I mean when you dig into it. It seems many of the problems were started by our government in the first place.
But that’s another story.
CARAVAN OF TERRORISTS WITH FIREARMS CLOSE TO BORDER
is the more likely headline.
Vote on Tuesday. Go to your polling place.
Vote Vote Vote.
It’s our best hope.
923 Days to Go
PS Threat Assessment MLCOA by the JFLCC TWG (Tactical Working Group)
PPS In my fantasy world I would like to see any of those thieving militiamen turned over to Trump and Jared’s good buddy the crown prince of Saudi Arabia to let his gang of 15 handle them. I think theft there is dealt with by the cutting off of hands. This would solve two problems: theft and the ability to throw a rock (or pull a trigger.)