Ill Imm The Darien Gap - here's part of the human side of the politicized border crisis (H/T to Michael Yon and BBC)


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I've never heard of the Darien Gap.

I firmly believe in securing and controlling our borders, including building whatever wall it takes to do so. I also have never blamed people for wanting to come to the USA - whatever it took to get here - especially if they intend to establish good lives and become citizens.

What is happening now is absolute hypocritical idiocy which is headed on a downhill trajectory to catastrophe. But here are a couple of incredible stories which cannot (or should not, perhaps) but affect any open mind.

The Africans risking death to reach the US
RT 9:09

The migrants risking it all to cross the Darien Gap
RT 4:20

night driver

ESFP adrift in INTJ sea
Incredibly dangerous area. Migrants are entering to head to America. Chances that some will die and all the women be raped is extremely high. Am with Haitians and Cubans now.

Darien Gap: am with Haitians now | Michael Yon: America's most experienced living combat correspondent on Patreon

A Terrifying Journey Through the World's Most Dangerous Jungle
The Darién Gap is a lawless wilderness on the border of Colombia and Panama, teeming with everything from deadly snakes to antigovernment guerrillas. The region also sees a flow of migrants from Cuba, Africa, and Asia, whose desperation sends them on perilous journeys to the U.S.
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MAR 3, 2021 AT 3:58 PM
Darien Gap: am with Haitians now
Who will begin this journey tomorrow. One brother and sister —12 and 16 — who seem to have no idea of the danger ahead. Their names are Michael and Madesey.

Michael told us to go in “Company of the Lord.” Madeisy said “God will take care of me.”

They seem to have no idea what Darien Gap is or the danger ahead.

They are with their mother. Said father is in Dominican Republic. They flew from Dominican Republic to Chile, stayed two years, and arrived today by bus from Chile.

Tomorrow morning they take boat to begin journey through hell of Darien Gap.

I feel very sad now.


Check Mike Yon 'sDISPATCHES.

He has 4 ish more on Darien Gap... UGLY doesn't come close to a description, just like it can't describe what WE are going to deal with before winter this year.

And for the record, Cory was a TAD off. It's happening slow enough that we can even see the gears move. Unless you take yer eye off the ball, then he was correct when he said blink and you will miss the change.

paul bunyan

Frostbite Falls, Minnesota
ND, thanks for the nice reminder of our mentor and friend, Cory Hamasaki. ( founder of the DCY2K chat group )
The man who ran an IBM 360 emulator on a small laptop and kept one can of soup and one bottle of water in his storage.
May he rest in peace.
He loved us all, both cats and humans.
"Sand in the Gears, the roll over and life's troubles are sand in the gears..... "