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Did I hear that right? (Original Post) MichMary Nov 2018 OP
Who said this and where did you hear it? nt chowder66 Nov 2018 #1
Just on MSNBC-- Trump authorized lethal response if they throw rocks... TreasonousBastard Nov 2018 #6
Thanks. nt chowder66 Nov 2018 #12
They have no authorization to do anything other than observe green917 Nov 2018 #33
"We will treat rocks as guns" Watchfoxheadexplodes Nov 2018 #2
I see he's learned a trick or two from his pal Bibi. catbyte Nov 2018 #29
Yep, summary execution for rock throwing dalton99a Nov 2018 #34
I haven't heard or seen that but if I am missing something please advise. Thanks. dameatball Nov 2018 #3
His own words MichMary Nov 2018 #20
Okay. got it. I didn't hear the briefing from Commander bonespurs. Thanks. dameatball Nov 2018 #25
This could be another Kent State Ohiogal Nov 2018 #4
The asshat did.... chillfactor Nov 2018 #5
Yes, Nicolle Wallace just said this on her show... FM123 Nov 2018 #7
I read that also TXN in WA Nov 2018 #8
The caravan's a good 800 miles away from the border gratuitous Nov 2018 #13
Yes, you did. He said if anyone throws rocks, that's a weapon. This is a BIG deal. PearliePoo2 Nov 2018 #9
This has some info on it. RKP5637 Nov 2018 #10
Asshole will say they are using rocks to justify shooting them katmondoo Nov 2018 #14
The guy is a damn crackpot. Hopefully the military and border patrol will be sensible. n/t RKP5637 Nov 2018 #17
I'd be surprised if he hasn't tried to get an airstrike going by now anarch Nov 2018 #11
He's such F'en wacko he would carpet bomb them and enjoy watching it. He's sick, delusional, RKP5637 Nov 2018 #19
YES. If you throw a rock you'll be considered armed. nolabear Nov 2018 #15
We don't have to "imagine" it...worse than that has been Ferrets are Cool Nov 2018 #16
Can you believe I forgot? Jesus, what we've lost. nolabear Nov 2018 #22
Boston Massacre demtenjeep Nov 2018 #24
Kent State again. n/t RKP5637 Nov 2018 #18
Remember this day well G_j Nov 2018 #21
GIMME BACK MY COUNTRY! NastyRiffraff Nov 2018 #23
You heard it right. Encouraging murder. Insane psychopath. Certifiable. N/T Guilded Lilly Nov 2018 #26
Why not go all the way? Pantagruel Nov 2018 #27
Only if the asylum seekers throw rifles at the troops. nt Xipe Totec Nov 2018 #28
Equivalent force. trof Nov 2018 #30
In 2010 shadowmayor Nov 2018 #31
How Well Did That Work At Kent State? N/t DallasNE Nov 2018 #32
I think he is talking out of his ass.... twogunsid Nov 2018 #35

TreasonousBastard

(43,049 posts)
6. Just on MSNBC-- Trump authorized lethal response if they throw rocks...
Thu Nov 1, 2018, 03:56 PM
Nov 2018

This is complete bullshit. The military has no legal authority to shoot asylum seekers.

green917

(442 posts)
33. They have no authorization to do anything other than observe
Thu Nov 1, 2018, 06:44 PM
Nov 2018

Posse Comitatus forbids American troops from acting in any military or law enforcement activity on American soil. This is a bs political stunt and just shows, further, that 45 has no understanding of the laws of this land that he is supposed to be executing.

MichMary

(1,714 posts)
20. His own words
Thu Nov 1, 2018, 04:31 PM
Nov 2018

In that press briefing, or whatever it was. He will treat people throwing rocks as attacking the military.

FM123

(10,040 posts)
7. Yes, Nicolle Wallace just said this on her show...
Thu Nov 1, 2018, 03:58 PM
Nov 2018

Trumpy just said if they have rocks they will consider them armed and the military can fire on them. Just unbelievable.

TXN in WA

(102 posts)
8. I read that also
Thu Nov 1, 2018, 03:58 PM
Nov 2018

Apparently he said, "we will fire on immigrant caravan if they throw rocks at US troops"

😡

gratuitous

(82,849 posts)
13. The caravan's a good 800 miles away from the border
Thu Nov 1, 2018, 04:06 PM
Nov 2018

If any of them hit someone at that distance, I'm guessing the Yankees will be there to offer a major league contract before anyone could shoot.

PearliePoo2

(7,768 posts)
9. Yes, you did. He said if anyone throws rocks, that's a weapon. This is a BIG deal.
Thu Nov 1, 2018, 03:58 PM
Nov 2018

This fucker is insane.
Mattis needs his ass in front of Congress right NOW explaining this shit!

RKP5637

(66,959 posts)
10. This has some info on it.
Thu Nov 1, 2018, 03:58 PM
Nov 2018
http://time.com/5435748/border-patrol-has-no-intention-right-now-to-shoot-at-caravan-migrants-if-they-approach-u-s-border/

"If they come here illegally with no legitimate reason to stay, they absolutely will be apprehended and removed immediately," Nielsen said. "Everything is on the table," she added.

Nielsen suggested that border officers would be armed, however, and able to shoot if they felt threatened. "I also take my officer and agents, their own personal safety, extraordinarily seriously," she said. "They do have the ability of course to defend themselves."

katmondoo

(6,450 posts)
14. Asshole will say they are using rocks to justify shooting them
Thu Nov 1, 2018, 04:08 PM
Nov 2018

Sounds like a replay of Nickolas 11 of Russia when his soldiers fired on peaceful protesters, killing women and children, in the end he paid dearly for that.

anarch

(6,534 posts)
11. I'd be surprised if he hasn't tried to get an airstrike going by now
Thu Nov 1, 2018, 04:05 PM
Nov 2018

He would love nothing more than to drop a bunch of HE or napalm on a column of desperate refugees. What a cretin.

RKP5637

(66,959 posts)
19. He's such F'en wacko he would carpet bomb them and enjoy watching it. He's sick, delusional,
Thu Nov 1, 2018, 04:16 PM
Nov 2018

a sociopath and paranoid.

nolabear

(41,824 posts)
15. YES. If you throw a rock you'll be considered armed.
Thu Nov 1, 2018, 04:08 PM
Nov 2018

Can you imagine? The military firing at a crowd that someone threw a rock from?

He just blithely said that.

Ferrets are Cool

(20,963 posts)
16. We don't have to "imagine" it...worse than that has been
Thu Nov 1, 2018, 04:10 PM
Nov 2018

done by our military on US soil. re: Kent State

G_j

(40,365 posts)
21. Remember this day well
Thu Nov 1, 2018, 04:43 PM
Nov 2018

Remember this day well 11/1/18. The day POTUS announced building concentration camps to house asylum seekers and said anyone throwing a rock at a soldier will be shot.

NastyRiffraff

(12,448 posts)
23. GIMME BACK MY COUNTRY!
Thu Nov 1, 2018, 05:12 PM
Nov 2018

Let's take it back. VOTE. No excuses. You don't vote, you're complicit in this horror.

 

Pantagruel

(2,580 posts)
27. Why not go all the way?
Thu Nov 1, 2018, 06:08 PM
Nov 2018

If one of the refugee toddlers sneezes in the direction of the soldiers, consider it a biological attack?

trof

(54,254 posts)
30. Equivalent force.
Thu Nov 1, 2018, 06:33 PM
Nov 2018

Tit for tat, if you will.
Troops are only allowed to respond in kind.
If the refugees throw rocks (not at all likely) then the soldiers are allowed to throw rocks back.

I think they are NOT allowed to supply their OWN rocks.
Just return the rocks that are thrown at them.

Many of our volunteer forces are of Hispanic ethnicity, so this could be a very traumatic situation for them.

shadowmayor

(1,325 posts)
31. In 2010
Thu Nov 1, 2018, 06:42 PM
Nov 2018

The Border Patrol shot and killed a 15 year old boy from Juarez trying to cross the Rio Grande who was throwing rocks at US Border Agents. It caused a huge stir in El Paso and Juarez. Militarizing the border is not the answer. Most of us living on the border are stunned at this move to put US soldiers along the border to "fight" the caravan of refugees.

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