U.S. proposes unmanned border crossing with Mexico

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The bloody drug war in Mexico shows no sign of relenting. Neither do calls for tighter border security amid rising fears of spillover violence.
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Topazia

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Dec 11, 2011
 
WTF??? They propose people "scan their documents" while crossing the border at this UNMANNED entry?? You think somebody from Mexico is gonna stop to scan their documents (if they've even got any)? This is the screwiest proposal yet, and we've all heard some screwy ones. Jeezus!!

Since: May 10

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Dec 11, 2011
 
Send in the Military to man the border crossings ! Let the drug cartels fire on them then we'll have an excuse to enter mexico and clean house ! We'll kill two birds with one stone stop the flow of Illegals plus we'll stop the flow of Illegal drugs !

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Dec 11, 2011
 
The reckless Obama regime proves time and again that according to the Obama agenda America must be opened to all the criminals and drug dealers, gangsters and Mozlem Brother terrorists of the world that will come freely to vote for their Mozlem Brother Messiah of the White House. America is ruled by the worst un-American president in US history who despise the American constitution and who proved time and again that he despise the American sovereignty and that he cannot care less about the security of the American along the border. Obama will allow the criminals freedom to cross the border without any interruption which shows his hatred to the American states along the border which his corrupt AG Holder accused of protecting their people from the criminals that Obama allows to pass easily into America. Holder and Obama allowed the Fast and Furious flow of automatic weapons Such as K-47 to the hands of the Hezbollah terrorists that collaborate with the drug cartels and commit crimes in Mexico and in America. Will US Congress ever stand up to Obama and Holder that provide weapons to the Mexican terrorists and the drug cartels and now desire to allow their free entrance to commit crimes against Americans?
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Dec 11, 2011
 

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Actually this report may be a well designed procedure. The more it is published, the more Mexicans or other cartel employees will break the law. While this is obviously expected, the border patrol may be hidden along the route to catch more of them. Then when they are identified we will know who are some lawbreakers who can provide information about who they are working for, and offered work for the patrol as spies, or punished and on the list of never allowed in again.
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waterdogg wrote:
Send in the Military to man the border crossings ! Let the drug cartels fire on them then we'll have an excuse to enter mexico and clean house ! We'll kill two birds with one stone stop the flow of Illegals plus we'll stop the flow of Illegal drugs !
While I don't think an unmanned border crossing is the best (or smartest) choice, an invasion certainly won't work either. What right does the US have in dictating other nation's policies, anyways?

And as an added point, the only reason illegal drugs flow into the US is because there is a market. A demand for something will always ensure a supply of it.

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Jeff Brightone wrote:
The reckless Obama regime proves time and again that according to the Obama agenda America must be opened to all the criminals and drug dealers, gangsters and Mozlem Brother terrorists of the world that will come freely to vote for their Mozlem Brother Messiah of the White House. America is ruled by the worst un-American president in US history who despise the American constitution and who proved time and again that he despise the American sovereignty and that he cannot care less about the security of the American along the border. Obama will allow the criminals freedom to cross the border without any interruption which shows his hatred to the American states along the border which his corrupt AG Holder accused of protecting their people from the criminals that Obama allows to pass easily into America. Holder and Obama allowed the Fast and Furious flow of automatic weapons Such as K-47 to the hands of the Hezbollah terrorists that collaborate with the drug cartels and commit crimes in Mexico and in America. Will US Congress ever stand up to Obama and Holder that provide weapons to the Mexican terrorists and the drug cartels and now desire to allow their free entrance to commit crimes against Americans?
As bad as Obama is, "open borders" has been the policy of all presidents for decades. GW Bush was one of the biggest non-defenders of border security. He was more concerned with cultural appropriateness than national security. And the GOP may very well nominate another open borders guy (Mitt Romney or Rick Perry -- Perry is a little better, but not much) on the claim that "well, Obama's worse." But the lesser of two evils is still evil.

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Dec 12, 2011
 
The Advocate wrote:
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While I don't think an unmanned border crossing is the best (or smartest) choice, an invasion certainly won't work either. What right does the US have in dictating other nation's policies, anyways?
And as an added point, the only reason illegal drugs flow into the US is because there is a market. A demand for something will always ensure a supply of it.
What right does Mexico have in telling us about our Immigration policies ? Why should we not invade Mexico we've been being Invaded by them for years and we still are !
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Dec 12, 2011
 
waterdogg wrote:
<quoted text>What right does Mexico have in telling us about our Immigration policies ? Why should we not invade Mexico we've been being Invaded by them for years and we still are !
When did I ever suggest ANYTHING saying that such and such aspect of US immigration policy should be changed? I stated that the US has no right to invade other nations simply because it feels threatened; diplomacy is more far reaching than warfare. And you, sir, show an appalling sense of entitlement in stating that invasion is a good idea. "An eye for an eye" hasn't worked in the past and will never work ever.

The US is not the world's police power. The UN is.
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Dec 13, 2011
 
Its no secret the folks that meet at those bildeberger meetings got it all planned out.Holder was doing exactly what they told him to do add fuel to the fire.End result imminent invasion.All part of the plan for the north american union.The united nations has become a dead horse.A scapegoat mostly and another place for politician types to steal.Removing the uber wealthy from all nations governing bodies would work wonders for world peace.

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Dec 13, 2011
 
The Advocate wrote:
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When did I ever suggest ANYTHING saying that such and such aspect of US immigration policy should be changed? I stated that the US has no right to invade other nations simply because it feels threatened; diplomacy is more far reaching than warfare. And you, sir, show an appalling sense of entitlement in stating that invasion is a good idea. "An eye for an eye" hasn't worked in the past and will never work ever.
The US is not the world's police power. The UN is.
We've tried diplomacy and what did it get us ? Their president came here and told us it was are fault for his people coming here Illegally ! Like I said they have been invading us for years ! A eye for an eye will work if and when you leave out all the rules that we have had to deal with when no one else play by the same rule book ! If we meaning the United States every decides to fight to win and not worry about anything but winning then every country on this planet should be afraid and I mean very afraid ! We have always fought by rules when it came to fighting other countries but they don't follow the same rules of engagement that we do so maybe we should fight fire with fire and see what happens ! And the UN is the biggest joke that ever was they start more shit then the US ever could ! We'll stop being the world police when all these damn countries start taking care of their own shit and leave us the hell alone and quit asking for us to bail them out of trouble !
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Dec 13, 2011
 
waterdogg wrote:
<quoted text>We've tried diplomacy and what did it get us ? Their president came here and told us it was are fault for his people coming here Illegally ! Like I said they have been invading us for years ! A eye for an eye will work if and when you leave out all the rules that we have had to deal with when no one else play by the same rule book ! If we meaning the United States every decides to fight to win and not worry about anything but winning then every country on this planet should be afraid and I mean very afraid ! We have always fought by rules when it came to fighting other countries but they don't follow the same rules of engagement that we do so maybe we should fight fire with fire and see what happens ! And the UN is the biggest joke that ever was they start more shit then the US ever could ! We'll stop being the world police when all these damn countries start taking care of their own shit and leave us the hell alone and quit asking for us to bail them out of trouble !
Look at Europe and its relationships with the rest of the world; that's diplomacy. The US is not above other nations, nor below, as we are all meant to be equals. Just because other people fight dirty doesn't mean you should follow their lead, as there is absolutely no honour in that. And if you so dislike other countries asking for cooperation then a) you're an ass because countries are SUPPOSED to help each other out fairly and cooperate and b) if you don't want to bail anyone out then relegate the task to someone else or ignore them.

The US is not the world police as it is not even remotely qualified for that task (cough Manifest Destiny, Invading the Middle East cough taking over the Phillipines, invading Canada cough military action in Chile and Central America cough cough) nor is any other country in the world because despite cooperation, may countries also want to work for their best interests. And instead of having nations figthing each other because of competing interest, we have the UN, the being created out of all nation's interests and the group that helps us to enact them while keeping international cooperation at a maximum.
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Dec 17, 2011
 
The United Nations became a bigger version of our senate and house.Corruption.
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Dec 17, 2011
 
We already have unmanned borders, the invasion is proof enough.

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