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Mon Nov 12, 2018, 11:59 PM

Where the troops are is a Blue area of Red Texas, the locals being against the wall & miliarization

The troops aren't to blame for the deranged specimen squatting in the Commander in Chief space who cynically used them as a political stunt. And the military aren't supposed to speak out on political topics. They will have absolutely *nothing* to do. Should the locals drop off Care packages? This would be without proselytizing, we never want to undermine our own troops. After all, Care packages get sent to military wherever they are far away, why not on U.S. territory?

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https://www.huffingtonpost.com/entry/troops-thanksgiving-border-migrants_us_5be947cce4b0769d24cf0fb2
U.S. Troops Will Likely Miss Thanksgiving At Home As They Wait For Migrant Caravan
They spend their time playing cards and fulfilling basic organizational tasks, the New York Times reports.


.... At Base Camp Donna, located between a highway and the border wall separating Texas and Mexico, troops barely have access to electricity, The New York Times reported Saturday. Showers ― which weren’t installed until last week ― can only last a maximum of seven minutes in order to preserve water. Their tents don’t have air conditioning even though the heat is sweltering.

The soldiers spend their time trying to make the outpost livable, according to the Times. They play cards and take turns charging their electronic devices. They build barbed wire fences. There’s no mess hall or access to hot food, so instead they eat prepackaged meals. ....

Brian Schatz @brianschatz
Deploying troops to our own border for no national security reason is one of the biggest scandals of this Presidency. These dedicated, skilled, highly trained men and women will likely miss Thanksgiving w family, are near American cities but eating MREs. Let them go home.
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Yet many argue that the deployment is a waste of time and resources, especially given that the caravan is still weeks away from the border.

“When you give a soldier a real mission, you have less of a morale problem, even if it’s Christmas or Thanksgiving,” said Rep. Anthony G. Brown (D-Md.), a veteran of the Iraq war. “But when you send a soldier on a dubious mission, with no military value, over Thanksgiving, it doesn’t help morale at all.” ....

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Response to UTUSN (Original post)

Tue Nov 13, 2018, 01:14 AM

1. may folks in the area give 'em Thanksgiving dinners?

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Response to Hermit-The-Prog (Reply #1)

Tue Nov 13, 2018, 09:32 AM

3. I don't know that or whether they are allowed off-camp. Active duty in peaceful host countries

can go off base, fraternize, pursue normal civilian activities, even wear civilian clothes. This whole situation with this misuse of them is that they appear to be more interned than the non-arriving immigrants.

Just think, yesterday veterans were feted with meals and such at businesses like the Golden Corral and these personnel are in a field just outside of town. As long as they don't do Herr SHITLER salutes, they aren't to blame.






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Tue Nov 13, 2018, 01:51 AM

2. kick

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