Tuesday, October 17, 2006

Bad boys, bad boys, whatcha gonna do?

Pictured here is the newest version of our nation's security, the UH-60M Black Hawk. This is what the drug-smugglers, terrorists, human traffickers, and illegal immigrants will be seeing on the northern American border.



Yes, we're finally beefing up the security to a point that is realistic, utilizing helicopters, drones, and other aircraft to monitor the border. The National Post reports:

"On Monday, the U.S Department of Homeland Security officially opened its Customs and Border Protection air facility in Great Falls, Mont. - the third of five air wings to be set up along the Canada-U.S. border.

Equipped with two Blackhawk helicopters, two Citation jet interceptors and one Pilatus surveillance plane, the detachment is responsible for 800 kilometres of land border with Canada. Similar facilities are up and running in Bellingham, Wash., and Plattsburg, N.Y. Two more are planned, in Detroit and Grand Forks, N.D."

It's nice to see the government reacting to this ever-growing problem. Now, if the government was being proactive, I'd actually be impressed. It's about time that the United States government begins to fulfill its obligation to its people - protection.

HT: Drudge

9 comments:

Merge said...

I heard about this a while ago, and it's good to see. With the new conservative government in Canada, there seems to be a lot more cooperation and working togethor as well.

Neo-Con Tastic said...

Sorry MR, you now have to take all of the necesary steps to visit us.

Little Miss Chatterbox said...

Awesome!!!

WomanHonorThyself said...

Hiya NCT..thanks for visitin my humble abode!...After watching The Path to 9-11 tonight this post hits me harder than ever...awesome looking birds too!..:)

Dad29 said...

With some nice 60mm cannons, these should be deployed on the SOUTHERN border, as well.

Gayle said...

That last comment echos my thoughts exactly!

I'm so glad that Canada now has a conservative PM... the last one they had should be tarred and feathered and sent to Iran! Well, okay... maybe tarring an d feathering is a bit too strong.

Jenn of the Jungle said...

Do you thiknk they could send about 10 thousand of those puppiesdown here to patrol the southern border? It's out of control down here.

Neo-Con Tastic said...

Jenn, you're right, you guys need them. I wouldn't say they are going to waste up here but maybe they know that somethings about to go down...

At least the government is doing something.

highboy said...

I'd actually rather keep illegal Canadians out then illegal Mexicans, but that's just me. We should just invade both and become the United States of North America.