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Trump created the migrant caravan talking point as a means to ginning up the base to come out and vote racist Republican, but this looks to get very ugly.

Operation Faithful Patriot, the interagency effort responsible for beefing up security to the southern border has deployed 5,239 troops to that purpose. But here’s something interesting. Leaked documents reveal that combatant commanders have been briefed on not only encountering hostile invaders headed to the border, but also on unregulated militia members in alleged support of U.S. Customs and the Border Patrol, coming from this side. Newsweek:

“Estimated 200 unregulated armed militia members currently operating along the southwest border. Reported incidents of unregulated militias stealing National Guard equipment during deployments. They operate under the guise of citizen patrols supporting CBP [Customs and Border Protection] primarily between POEs [Points of Entry],” according to the documents.

The militia members call themselves “border observation and law enforcement support volunteers” which is a long way of saying vigilante. And they’ve co-opted their name from freedom fighters during the Revolutionary War.

Historically, Minutemen were once known as civilian colonists who organized to form self-trained militia groups during the American Revolution. Today, however, the Minuteman Project is an activist organization, which was founded in August 2004 by Jim Gilchrist and Chris Simcox and describes itself as a “citizen’s Neighborhood Watch on the southern border.”

Minutemen Project National Political Director Howie Morgan told Newsweek on Wednesday that the organization hoped to have its members out in full force at the border before the coming caravans arrive.

“We believe our nation is under attack by foreigners who refuse to accept the rule of law on how to become a citizen in the United States,” Morgan said.

This is just what we need. On top of a useless deployment of troops, made solely for the purpose of political theater and using the military as performance art, by the demented showman in the White House, now we’ve got armed wingnuts headed to the scene. On Monday, the Minuteman Project issued a call to arms, asking “Minutemen and Minutewomen” to “converge on the U.S.-Mexico border immediately to support law enforcement and military organizations already there.”

Here’s an excerpt from their lengthy, all caps message, headed “MINUTEMEN AND MINUTEWOMEN TO THE BORDER!” I’m not linking to it because I don’t want to drive traffic to it.

IT WOULD BE REASONABLE TO ASSUME THE ADVERSARIES OF AMERICA AS A SOVEREIGN NATION ARE EARNESTLY WAITING TO HAVE A U.S .CITIZEN VOLUNTEER ARRESTED, PROSECUTED AND IMPRISONED, SO AS TO INTIMIDATE OUR MORALE.

SPECIFICALLY, THOSE ADVERSARIES ARE TRANSNATIONAL CRIMINAL CARTELS, AS WELL AS U.S.-BASED ORGANIZATIONS LIKE THE AMERICAN CIVIL LIBERTIES UNION (ACLU), THE SOUTHERN POVERTY LAW CENTER (SPLC), PEOPLE WITHOUT BORDERS (aka PUEBLO SIN FRONTERAS).   AND THERE ARE MANY MORE GROUPS LIKE THEM, INCLUDING THE ANTI-FIRST AMENDMENT GROUP (aka ANTIFA), [Note: Antifa is anti-fascist, not anti First Amendment] AND THE DEMOCRAT POLITICAL PARTY. [Note: “Democrat” party is Trump’s new dog whistle. The wingnuts know it when they hear it]

IN ADDITION, EXCEPT FOR ONE AMERICA NEWS (OANN) AND THE FOX NEWS (FNC) NETWORKS, YOU CAN EXPECT MOST OTHER BROADCAST NETWORKS, AND MOST NEWSPAPER REPORTERS, TO BE HOSTILE TO YOUR PRESENCE ON THE BORDER.

USE EXTREME CAUTION WHEN CONFRONTED BY MAINSTREAM MEDIA.  THEY ARE NOT YOUR FRIENDS, AND ARE VEHEMENTLY OPPOSED TO ANY BORDER SECURITY.  THEY WORK FOR THEIR GLOBALIST, OPEN-BORDER $$-SPONSORS-$$, NOT FOR FAIR OR BALANCED OBJECTIVITY IN NEWS REPORTING.

MY EXPERIENCE AS A BORDER OBSERVATION AND LAW ENFORCEMENT SUPPORT VOLUNTEER ON THE BORDER HAS PROVEN TO ME THAT THERE IS A CONCERTED EFFORT BY VARIOUS POLITICAL, SOCIAL, AND CRIMINAL ORGANIZATIONS, BOTH FROM OUTSIDE AND INSIDE THE U.S.A., TO OVERWHELM THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA WITH TENS OF MILLIONS MORE ILLEGAL ALIENS WHO HAVE ABSOLUTELY NO INTENTION OF RESPECTING U.S. LAWS, CUSTOMS, LANGUAGE, BORDERS, OR ITS HERITAGE.

That’s pretty clear, isn’t it? Get your guns and come on down. And don’t talk to anybody but Fox News. Tribalism at its finest, the Democrats and the press are your enemies. This would be comical if it wasn’t so tragic. This is a classic Trump mind fuck and they’re too stupid to see it.

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