You Gotta Read This One ..."Why Tear Gas, Lobbed At Migrants On The Southern Border, Is Banned In Warfare"
November 27, 2018, 12:39 PM
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Video of a mob of Central American juvenile delinquents breaking into U.S. territory only to be sent fleeing back south of the border by pepper spray and tear gas has outraged our moral betters. Not the part about the violation of the territorial integrity of the United States, but the part about the tear gas.

And why are you watching a video when you are supposed to be staring at a single photograph of a woman and children fleeing tear gas? The MSM went to a lot of trouble to find that one photo to tell you all you are supposed to know, so why are you taking in more information than you should?

Our betters, of course, aren’t at all for Open Borders, they’re just against you racists doing anything to protect American borders. The Washington Post, for example, doubles down:

Why tear gas, lobbed at migrants on the southern border, is banned in warfare

By Alex Horton November 26 at 3:53 PM

… On Sunday, U.S. Customs and Border Protection agents fired the chemical agent at mostly Honduran migrants attempting to cross into the United States from Tijuana, Mexico — an unusual escalation of lobbing weapons over an international border at unarmed civilians seeking refuge, drawing condemnation from Democrats.

“I felt that my face was burning, and my baby fainted. I ran for my life and that of my children,” Cindy Milla, a Honduran migrant with two children, told the Wall Street Journal. …

Chemical weapons such as CS gas are indiscriminate and “uniquely terrorizing in their application,” which necessitated their ban in combat in 1993, said Kelsey Davenport, director of nonproliferation policy at the Washington-based Arms Control Association.

This use of chemical weapons justifies regime change. Letting the bombing of the White House begin!

The photos outraged Democrats critical of President Trump’s response to the migrant caravan. Gavin Newsom, the Democratic governor-elect of California, argued that images of kids sprinting from tear gas run counter to American ideals.

“These children are barefoot. In diapers. Choking on tear gas,” he tweeted. “Women and children who left their lives behind — seeking peace and asylum — were met with violence and fear. That’s not my America. We’re a land of refuge. Of hope. Of freedom. And we will not stand for this.”

Tear gas was used during protests in Ferguson, Mo., after the 2014 police shooting death of Michael Brown, drawing similar rebukes from rights groups and citizens who said the police response was disproportionate.

The Gentle Giant …


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