Rick Oltman of The Immigration Tea Party -- The Examiner -- February 10
U.S. military to the border... OUR border, for a change
Stryker combat vehicle spotted south on SR 90 toward at 1 p.m. Thursday. JTF north is based at Ft. Bliss, Texas – 5 hrs. away. (See map)
...JTF North will deploy next week. The following week the Republicans will be debating in Mesa and the week after that is the Arizona Presidential Primary Election. Coincidence?
One AP news report says the military will only be in a "support role," not enforcement.
That is not what I hear. They will be deploying in known drug trafficking areas with night vision devices and other technology. And, since the drug mules now are now accompanied by two men with AK-47s, one in front and one in the rear (a group matching this description was reported near Willcox, AZ over 60 miles north of the border as recently as Wednesday of this week) our troops had better be armed, and I don't mean with bean bag rounds.
Glenn Spencer of American Patrol passed a convoy of Army Stryker vehicles headed southbound on Hwy. 90 towards Ft. Huachuca and Sierra Vista on Thursday. He posted a video on the American Patrol website. Any connection to JTFN is not confirmed at this time.
Everything the federal government says and does regarding border security has to be viewed askance.
On the other hand, this could be a sincere effort.
American Patrol Report
The Strykers spotted by ABP were no doubt part of the JTF deployment. ABP, also first to spot Strykers deployed to New Mexico back in 2005, will work to report on their use.