Tuesday, May 10, 2016

Today -100: May 10, 1916: Of punitive expeditions, finishing the job, and Irish harmony

US-Mexican negotiations continue, despite the US refusing Gen. Obregon’s demand for a set date for the withdrawal of US troops. Obregon proposes a joint patrol of the border.

In response to the raid on those Texas towns, the National Guards of Texas, Arizona and New Mexico are being sent to the border, which releases the more trained soldiers currently on the border to go into Mexico. More US Army and other military units will also be sent, stripping ports and the Canadian border almost entirely of soldiers.

In the last few days, I’ve noticed the soldiers chasing Villa increasingly being referred to as a “punitive expedition.”

Texas Gov. James Ferguson says the US must “finish the job” in Mexico by taking it over to give it stable government, “whether it takes ten or fifty years to do it.”

Sweden claims to have stopped a plot by socialists and anarchists to assassinate King Gustave.

Headline of the Day -100:

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