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Minuteman Militia Planning “Operation Normandy” to Deploy 3,500 Men to Stop Border “Invasion”


It’s becoming increasingly difficult to keep track of the far-right’s bellicosity in the face of refugee children entering the United States. Not a day goes by without Sean Hannity, Gov. Rick Perry (R-TX), Rep. Louie Gohmert (R-TX), Bill O’Reilly or various screeching mobs composed of townspeople from The Simpsons brandishing torches, pitchforks and AR-15s in reaction to the over-hyped immigration issue. Speaking of Gohmert, this week he suggested that President Obama is allowing women to be raped by “illegal aliens.”

And they’ve committed at least 7,695 sexual assaults. You want to talk about a war on women? This administration will not defend the women of America from criminal aliens! By the thousands, and hundreds of thousands! Well, we know thousands, and we know people are coming in by the hundreds of thousands illegally. And this administration wants to talk about other people having a war on women when they will not defend the women that are being sexually assaulted by illegal aliens in this country!

Maybe Gohmert got his facts mixed up (shocker!) because the latest reports from the Southern border indicate that migrant women and children are the ones who are being sexually assaulted inside the U.S. An alleged 116 cases of sexual assault against children, some as young as five-years-old, by U.S. border patrol agents have been reported. One study indicated that nearly half of all female migrant workers are sexually assaulted or abused while working at farms across the Midwest.

Despite the reality of what’s really happening along the border, the saber-rattling continues in the face of the infant horde. Yesterday, the infamous Minuteman militia announced that it’s raising an army that will include 3,500 volunteers to “stop an invasion” and to secure the U.S.-Mexico border. The militia’s co-founder, Jim Gilchrist, appears to be taking his tone-deaf cues from Bill O’Reilly and Charles Krauthammer who suggested the construction of another Berlin Wall. It turns out the Minuteman Project’s wartime cosplay event is called “Operation Normandy.” From the official Operation Normandy website:

If you are familiar with the Normandy invasion of France in 1944, then you have an idea how large and logistically complicated this event will be. However, there is one difference. We are not going to the border to invade anyone. We are going there to stop an invasion.

Yes, Normandy. The operation was deliberately named after Normandy… CONTINUE READING

(ht Attorney Jason Kalafat)