BUSH WILL USE MILITARY TO CLOSE BORDERS
'WAR' ON BORDER WITH MEXICO HEATS UP AS RUMSFELD DRAWN INTO NEGOTIATIONS
The local police and US Army units already deployed (un-officially) into Arizona and Texas to fight the invasion of illegal Mexican immigrants already regard the ongoing clashes as "war".
The fight to stop tens of thousands of illegal immigrants crossing over into the US is growing more tense, more violent, with each week that passes.
The fact that President Bush is now considering the Military option to appease Americans, and to slow the "invasion" signals just how incredibly serious these clashes are becoming.
In fact, President Bush will use a nationally televised address to the nation on Monday to make the announcement that National Guard units will join in the fight.
Word of Bush's plans were leaked all over the US media over the weekend to allow newspapers, radio, TV to cover the story and discuss the deployment of the National Guard, likely backed by US Army troops and equipment, in an 'advisory' capacity, particularly on the all-important Sunday night news and news magazine-style programs.
US Defence Secretary Donald Rumsfeld has already held talks in Washington with his Mexican equivalent, General Clemente Ricardo Vega over the border crisis.
But the securing of the borders by the use of US Military is not just focused one way, on the illegal immigrants trying to flee Mexico.
Thousands of US citizens, on the run from the law, or fleeing personal problems or domestic disputes, cross over into Mexico every year.
The Military assets deployed along the border will be expected to stop the illegal passage of US citizens into Mexico as well, thereby effectively closing the border.
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