April 20, 2012   Current Site Visitors -> web tracker

Vanishing Strykers
Survey found no Army units
Glenn Spencer -- American Border Patrol -- April 20     
Stryker soldier washes up on the border.
    Yesterday American Border Patrol performed an aerial survey of the U.S.-Mexico border from the New Mexico state line to five miles west of Nogales, Arizona. We were looking for U.S. Army Strykers posted on the border in February.
    As recently as last week, Aviation Week reported on how valuable the Strykers were to the border effort.
    However, we saw no Strykers on the border in 120 miles --- and we would have seen them had they been there. The only conclusion is that they have been pulled.
    We said it was dumb to put Strykers on the border for surveillance, partly because of the discomfort of the crews. Add to that the fact that they can't do anything but look and you have the makings of a morale problem.
    The National Guard and the Army Strykers were put on the border to impress the public – not to solve the border problem. It is time this administration stop playing these stupid games.

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