The 2nd Caravan Reaches Mexico, They are Armed
The 2nd caravan of migrants has broken through to Mexico, having crossed a river from Guatemala, and authorities report that some of them are armed with explosives and other weapons.
The AP reports that the mob has been much more unruly than the 1st with some allegedly carrying weapons and firebombs made from improvised soft-drink bottles and gasoline aka the Molotov Cocktail.
The group has seemingly upgraded their arsenal, having used rocks and sticks against Mexican police over the weekend.
From the report: Mexico authorities said migrants attacked its agents with rocks, glass bottles and fireworks when they broke through a gate on the Mexican end but were pushed back, and some allegedly carried guns and firebombs.
Mexican Interior Secretary Alfonso Navarrete Prida described the latest caravan’s actions as a 2nd “violent attempt” to storm the border.
Worse, Secretary Prida accused the migrants of placing vulnerable individuals; children, the elderly, and pregnant women at the front of any confrontation with authorities, leaving them more at risk of being crushed.
Some of these people are “bad hombres.”
President Trump spoke about the violence being perpetrated by the migrants at the Mexican border, pointing out that soldiers were hurt during the confrontations.
The invading caravans are made up of some very tough fighters and people. They fought back hard and viciously against Mexico at Northern Border before breaking through. Mexican soldiers were hurt, unable, or unwilling to stop the invaders.
President Trump said in a Tweet, “Should stop them before they reach our Border, but won’t!”
Understand that, with up to 15,000 regular US military troops and trainloads of equipment being deployed at the US-Mexican border, similar confrontations provoked by armed caravan members could result in the same injuries to our very own military men and women, and of course to the invaders too
President Trump reminded people that the caravans consist of some “very bad thugs and gang members.”
He warned that the only means of crossing the US border are through legal channels, adding that those who do not wish to follow laws should “turn around.”
“Our military is being mobilized at the Southern Border. Many more troops coming. We will NOT let these Caravans, which are also made up of some very bad thugs and gang members, into the US Our Border is sacred, must come in legally. TURN AROUND!”
Earlier this week, Fox News’s MSNBC wannabe, Shepard Smith declared there was nothing to fear from the unruly mobs heading to the border, mocking President Trump for using viable concerns as a tactic to boost election turnout.
“There is no invasion. No one’s coming to get you,” he condescended. “There’s nothing at all to worry about.”
Hmm … Armed individuals trying to cross the border seem like something worthy of fretting over. One wonders whether Smith would worry if hundreds of people, some of whom are carrying guns and Molotov cocktails, were to climb the fence around his property.
By Rusty Weiss
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