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Fri Sep 13, 2019, 06:03 PM

Air Force says Trump's border wall money grab will endanger national security

Source: dailykos





Friday September 13, 2019 · 10:15 AM CDT




Donald Trump’s border wall money grab from military construction projects is endangering schools on military bases, a power substation in Puerto Rico, and national security. NBC News has obtained an Air Force report on the risks coming from delaying 51 projects around the world, and the details are scary.

Eielson Air Force Base in Alaska could be rendered completely unusable by a boiler failure that would force an evacuation and leave the base frozen and damaged.

Guam was supposed to get a facility to store more than $1 billion in munitions. Now those munitions won’t get their storage facility, which is … one way to disarm the U.S. military, I guess?

“If not funded,” the main gate at Incirlik Air Base in Turkey, which indeed will not be funded thanks to Trump’s wall, “remains vulnerable to hostile penetration in the midst of contingency operations and an increased terrorist threat.”

This part is interesting, too: “One of the major areas affected were military construction projects supporting the European Defense Initiative (EDI), a program intended to increase U.S. military presence in Europe to deter Russian aggression. In some cases, without the construction projects, the bases identified as part of EDI cannot support the deployment of US airmen or assets.”.....................

Read more: https://www.dailykos.com/stories/2019/9/13/1885256/-Air-Force-says-Trump-s-border-wall-money-grab-will-endanger-national-security







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US President Donald Trump speaks during his visit to US Border Patrol McAllen Station in McAllen, Texas, on January 10, 2019. - Trump travels to the US-Mexico border as part of his all-out offensive to build a wall, a day after he stormed out of negotiations when Democratic opponents refused to agree to fund the project in exchange for an end to a painful government shutdown. (Photo by Jim WATSON / AFP) (Photo credit should read JIM WATSON/AFP/Getty Images)

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Response to riversedge (Original post)

Fri Sep 13, 2019, 06:14 PM

1. Putin's lap dog... DUH!! No news there...



DEMOCRATIC candidates, PLEASE get on this and hold press conferences, or something,....

tell the dumb fucks who live in america and don;t know where their asshole is......

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Response to pangaia (Reply #1)

Fri Sep 13, 2019, 11:56 PM

10. Who would win in celebrity death match?

Donald Trump aka Putin's lapdog or Moscow Mitch aka Putin's Bitch?

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Response to riversedge (Original post)

Fri Sep 13, 2019, 06:19 PM

2. It was Trump's own republicans who refused him the money back in Dec. Donald even told them how t

It was Trump's own republicans who refused him the money back in Dec.

Donald even told them how to do it with the nuclear option.

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Response to riversedge (Original post)

Fri Sep 13, 2019, 06:31 PM

3. Is this the USAF or Russian AF? Because I'm wondering if this is the one that paid Turnberry tRump

money and shipped personnel to reward him without speaking out. Seems like someone in the USAF would have the balls to stand up for what is right.

Oh, but now they're standing up for what is right? Make it a trend Armed Forces!!!

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Response to riversedge (Original post)

Fri Sep 13, 2019, 06:57 PM

4. YEP and THIS will force the House

To replace the money next year!

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Response to riversedge (Original post)

Fri Sep 13, 2019, 08:07 PM

5. And we need bases in Alaska and beyond...

as the competition for dominance with Russia has spread to the thawing pole!

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Response to riversedge (Original post)

Fri Sep 13, 2019, 08:17 PM

6. money grab is right. how much of that $$ will end up in the pockets of crooks.

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Response to riversedge (Original post)

Fri Sep 13, 2019, 08:33 PM

7. As if Trump cares!

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Response to riversedge (Original post)

Fri Sep 13, 2019, 08:40 PM

8. No kidding?

Who would have thought such a thing?

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Response to riversedge (Original post)

Fri Sep 13, 2019, 09:01 PM

9. Hey Air Force, maybe stop misappropriating our tax dollars to his businesses rewarding him for bad

behavior!

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Response to chowder66 (Reply #9)

Sat Sep 14, 2019, 09:09 PM

13. +1

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Response to riversedge (Original post)

Fri Sep 13, 2019, 11:59 PM

11. Our guys in the House should "NOT" authorize any money to replace what was stolen either in any

budget for as long as Trump is President.
Edit: That also includes any increase requests where they could shift the money for those projects.

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Response to riversedge (Original post)

Sat Sep 14, 2019, 05:04 PM

12. BENGHAZI!

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