Central American immigrants are “fleeing a horrendous, oppressive life mostly foisted on them due to US foreign policy,” according to Myles Hoenig, an American political analyst and activist.
Hoenig, a former Green Party candidate for Congress, made the remarks in an interview with Press TV on Thursday after US President Donald Trump authorized troops on the Southwest border with Mexico to use lethal force in order to protect Customs and Border Protection personnel from incoming migrants.
Department of Defense spokesperson Lt. Col. Michelle Baldanza confirmed to CNN that earlier reports about the White House memo were correct and the Pentagon was now allowed to carry out operations such as “crowd control, temporary detention and cursory search.”
“There are so many issues here to dissect. If the troops are not armed, as Mattis says, how is lethal force to be used? Beaten to death by batons? What happens when they meet up with the…