JUST IN: General Weighs In On Possible US Military Intervention At The Southern Border

(TeaParty.org Exclusive) – While acknowledging there’s a serious problem along the southern border the U.S. shares with Mexico, Joint Chiefs of Staff Chairman Gen. Mark Milley urged Congress not to use the military in order to combat the cartels that are making the immigration crisis a complete and total disaster. Well, the executive branch needs to do something because we cannot allow cartels and other dangerous illegal aliens to continue flooding into the country. Our crime rates are spiking and more and more folks are dying because of the fentanyl these cartels are pushing into the United States. It’s time for something to be done.

As per Micaela Burrow, a reporter for the Daily Caller, “Cartels operating out of Latin America funnel both migrants fleeing their countries and deadly narcotics illegally through the U.S. border with Mexico, overwhelming state and federal authorities focused on stemming the flow. Milley agreed with Republicans in the House that these cartels are ‘taking advantage’ of the U.S. but said that combating the cartels is a job for law enforcement and U.S. intelligence, not the military.”

“Until there’s a policy change, if there’s ever going to be a policy change this is fundamentally a law enforcement and intelligence operation,” the general commented during an Armed Services Committee hearing Wednesday. “There’s no question that there’s a vulnerability on our southern border. It doesn’t take a rocket scientist to figure it out.”

Milley then went on to cite the thousands of illegal aliens that are now entering the United States on a daily basis from the southern border and a “major league fentanyl crisis” as contributing to the massive spike in overdose deaths we’re seeing across the nation.

A few members of Congress have proposed sending in the military to target drug cartels with the use of lethal force.

“Republican Florida Rep. Mike Waltz, a member of the Armed Services Committee, co-sponsored a House bill in January that would allow the president to declare war on cartels, according to a statement,” Burrow reported.

“We are being taken advantage of,” Rep. Austin Scott of Georgia remarked.

“Totally,” Milley replied. “I don’t disagree with that,” he asserted, after Scott bemoaned the ease with which potentially dangerous individuals could sneak past both customs and law enforcement into the country.

“However, President Joe Biden’s Department of Homeland Security secretary, Alejandro Mayorkas, refused on Tuesday to answer a question whether a crisis existed at the southern border,” Burrow penned.

President Biden and his administration have proposed a new policy that would ban illegal aliens who passed through separate countries before applying for asylum into the U.S. from entering in February, which is more or less a revival of restrictions from the Trump era.

Burrow wrote, “Interdictions of illegal migrants have surged at the southern border in the past two years, straining the resources of Border Patrol, ICE and CBP and creating a severe backlog of migrants along the Mexican side of the border. Law enforcement agencies and U.S. intelligence cooperate with Mexico and other host nations in Latin America to identify and thwart illegal flows of drugs and migrants.”

Milley then pointed out that this crisis goes across hemispheres, as China is supplying the precursor chemicals to fentanyl.

The general then stated he had a conversation with Gen. Glen VanHerck, the head of the North American Aerospace and Defense Command (NORAD), and Gen. Sarah Richardson, the commander of the U.S. Southern Command (SOUTHCOM) about the issues on the continent.

“NORAD and SOUTHCOM have ‘adequate’ resources to address the issues within their area of operations, Milley declared, but no combatant command has enough,” The Daily Caller noted.

“Sure, they could use more assets,” Milley added.

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