Breaking a trend of abysmally PC military leadership, the head of U.S. Southern Command recently dropped a bomb on the open borders crowd. Border security is now an “existential” threat to the country, according to the commander of U.S. Southern Command, Marine Corps Gen. John F. Kelly. [Top General Says Mexico Border Security Now ‘Existential’ Threat to U.S., by Molly O’Toole, Defense One, July 5, 2014].So that's a cheerful thought, and Federale has more cheerful thoughts below.
What Kelly actually said wasIn comparison to other global threats, the near collapse of societies in the hemisphere with the associated drug and illegal alien flow are frequently viewed to be of low importance… Many argue these threats are not existential and do not challenge our national security. I disagree.Note that he actually used the words illegal aliens—even our story about him quoted an MSM source, one of hundreds, that said "with the associated drug and [undocumented immigrant] flow".
SOUTHCOM chief: Central America drug war a dire threat to U.S. national security, Military Times, July 8, 2014