This is coolbert:
"Mexico’s Soldiers recently pulled guns on our National Guard Soldiers, probably as a diversionary tactic for drug smugglers on the Border. Better not happen again! We are now sending ARMED SOLDIERS to the Border." - - Donald J. Trump.
From the National Interest Internet web site and the article by Jon Dougherty. And is germane with regard to a previous blog entry from just a few days ago.
"Escalation: Trump to send ARMED U.S. troops to border after incident with Mexican soldiers"
"Following an incident involving a pair of lightly armed U.S. soldiers and a squad of more heavily-armed Mexican troops in Texas earlier this month, POTUS Donald Trump announced Wednesday that in the future, American soldiers will also carry additional arms."
Apparently the President of the USA does not have his facts right. According to what I read:
* These were active-duty regular army troops and not National Guard.
* The Mexican troops crossed over the border into American territory.
* The American troops were armed. Were detained, frisked, had their weapons taken away.
Armed troops, as with armed Border Patrol agents, do have a right to defend themselves. In the case of tha latter, some attacked on a daily basis in a manner of ways. A tense situation on the border is going to become much worse? You the devoted reader to the blog have to decide for yourself.