That’s the conclusion drawn by Michael Yon during his tour of the US-Mexican border. In his main report on the subject, he wrote yesterday:
After Trump left, the border flew open. Texas Governor Greg Abbott pretends he is doing something to close the border. This is false.
I am warned that shining light on Abbott will cost me supporters. Hello! I did same in Iraq, Afghanistan, and many more. My dispatches will withstand audit and test of time. This page is not for happy stories unless the story is happy. I came to this border hoping that Abbott was telling the truth. He’s not. Simple.
National Guard plopped down 40 foot containers and with giant gaps between, in which the parked millions of dollars worth of empty, unguarded humvees. There also is a single strand of concertina wire easily defeated with a blanket.
‘Migrants’ cross the river right in front of us. Texas National Guard do nothing but wait for Border Patrol, but huge numbers avoid the National Guard completely. They are breaking into homes and destroying fences deep in the interior dozens of miles from the border. We were there in Bracketville seeing this yesterday, and Eagle Pass last evening, and this morning in Eagle Pass some more.
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Governor Abbott is not succeeding. I don’t care to hear any excuses. Elon Musk at the end of the Wall at Boca Chica is preparing to depart to Mars. And yet Abbott with a massive budget and assets cannot figure out how to stop this. Abbott must go. Stop accepting failure.
The National Guard are down there pretending like they are on a top secret mission from God. I am told they have been warned that talking with ‘press’ can land them in UCMJ trouble. (Uniform Code of Military Justice — military law.)
The team of Allen West reached out yesterday and wishes to talk today. What do you think of LTC (r) West? He’s not from Texas, which I am told makes for an uphill slog. But then Elon Musk is not from America, or from Mars, and he’s putting people into space regularly and better than NASA. Maybe Texas needs someone who is not sipping cognac with the Bush clan.
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We are heading back to the border this morning.
MAKE SURE TO SCROLL THE PHOTOS — the tires are for drags to erase tracks to make it easier to find new footprints. But this is all a game. We are being successfully invaded. Abbott is facilitating invasion while trying to be re-elected. We need Testosterone on the border. Toxic-Progressives are worse than al Qaeda, by far. That is not hyperbole. They are enemies of freedom.
There’s more at the link. See also these links for subsequent reports, with pictures and/or video:
- Watch Texas DPS and Border Patrol block us, while aiding and abetting the invasion of Texas and United States.
- Texas National Guard Coverup – “They know they are doing dirt. The communist police in Hong Kong were more open than this.”
This is far from the first report I’ve seen and heard about this. Texas Governor Greg Abbott has made frequent claims that he’s using the National Guard and other resources to protect Texas from the illegal alien invasion that the Biden administration is encouraging. However, those on the ground at the border are reporting a very different reality. They say it’s all smoke and mirrors, political window-dressing; that the Governor’s measures are misleading and deceitful. My contacts there say that things are as bad as ever, and in some areas are getting worse.
Why would Governor Abbott lie about this? He must know most Texans are opposed to tolerance for illegal aliens. If he’s trying to gain political credit towards his re-election, surely he knows that ordinary Texans on the ground would give him the lie? Or is he “in bed” with the Texas news media, knowing they won’t report his duplicity? I’ve seen no reports about this at all in the media near where I live. Is the same true in Texas’ major cities such as Austin, Dallas, Houston and San Antonio? Given Michael Yon’s proven track record, I’ll take his word any day over the rest of the mainstream media’s.
Texans, take note. If any Texans living on or near the border with Mexico can tell us more, please do so in Comments.