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Terrorism At the Southern Gates
Insight ^ | September 7, 2004 | Alan Caruba

Posted on 09/13/2004 1:24:37 PM PDT by Tailgunner Joe

In July, Defense Watch reported that, in Arizona, an area called the Naco Strip has become a primary route of illegal entry by "significant numbers of Arab-speaking males."

It took a small town weekly newspaper, the Tombstone Tumbleweed, to reveal that, "males of possible Syrian and Iranian descent have been detained in the past few weeks." Since October 1, 2003, 5,510 illegal aliens designated "Other Than Mexican" (OTM) have been apprehended while crossing the Arizona terrain. These OTM's are not here to pick vegetables, mow lawns, pluck chickens, or wash cars.

Just do the math. If only five Muslim terrorists crossed the border every day for a year that would add up to 1,825 people ready to do the bidding of Osama bin Laden. If this has been going on for just the years since 9-11, that's an army of 5,475. Then, too, there are an estimated 2.9 million Muslims in America.

Extremists, worldwide, are estimated to be about ten percent of the overall population. Applied to the US, that represents a potential 290,000 American Muslims sympathetic to the Islamist cause. No matter how you slice and dice the numbers, it suggests that a substantial threat exists and is exacerbated by the failure to stop terrorists at our borders.

They constitute a virtual army of terrorists who, if not apprehended, could create a day of havoc from coast to coast when al Qaeda gives the signal. When that day comes, remember that you read about it here first.

Or, as some argue, there's no proof that any al Qaeda operatives have crossed the border. If, however, any were captured, normal counter-terrorism procedures would be to deny this and seek to extract information from those in custody.

The 9-11 operatives were here thanks to sloppy immigration procedures and, in the case of illegal aliens, the estimates are that eight to twelve million live among us. That is a huge margin for error.

The topic the Bush administration wants to stay away from until after November 2, Election Day is immigration. Some have called the Bush administration immigration policies "schizophrenic", but they are not. They are globalist, i.e., the views of someone for whom national borders should be regarded as outmoded while we all join hands in one big, global neighborhood.

One can understand the "schizophrenic" label, given the hue and cry about Bush's so-called unilateralism and willingness "to go it alone", but this is the same administration that supports a variety of policies that are globalist, most of which come straight out of the United Nations. The way civics is taught in our schools today is designed to create generations of globalists for whom our national sovereignty and the Bill of Rights are just a bunch of 18th century "ideas."

There are a number of problems with this see-no-evil immigration policy. On August 10, Jerry Seper of the Washington Times, reported that, under President Bush's guest-worker program, "Millions of illegal aliens in the United States would be free from arrest and deportation, have access to tax-deferred savings accounts and Social Security credits, and get unrestricted travel to and from their home countries." This constitutes a massive dollar transfer to Mexico.

Homeland Security Undersecretary, Asa Hutchinson, responsible for the nation's borders and transportation security, has apparently lost his senses. In a recently reported response to questions from the Senate Judiciary Committee, Hutchinson supported the Bush immigration policies while acknowledging that the "incentives" being offered illegal aliens are generous to a fault.

The National Border Patrol Council that represents 10,000 of the non-supervisory agents called the guest-worker plan a "slap in the face to anyone who has ever tried to enforce the immigration laws of the United States."

In January 2004, the Mexican government acknowledged that the number of their people entering the US illegally had increased 66% from 1990 to 2002. Naturally, Mexico's president, Vicente Fox, wants Bush to grant de facto amnesty to an estimated eight to eleven million illegal aliens already working in the United States, the majority of whom are Mexican. Amnesty and any other program of this nature is simply a reward for breaking the laws of the United States of America. There are even some voices suggesting they should be given the right to vote!

One little discussed cost of the open door policy being pursued by the Bush administration is the increase in the cost of law enforcement where illegal aliens gather in numbers. Right now, according to Seper, "About 80,000 illegal criminal aliens, including convicted murders, rapists, drug dealers, and child molesters who served prison time and were releases, are loose on the streets of America, hiding from federal immigration authorities."

They don't have to hide that hard. According the figures for 2002 from the former Immigration and Naturalization Service and from US Immigration and Customs Enforcement, more than 375,000 known illegal aliens have been ordered deported, but have disappeared pending immigration hearings. Lee Boyd Malvo, the sniper who terrorized the Washington, DC area, was one of them.

Recently, Brazil agreed to step up the policing of the Triple Border Area with Paraguay and Argentina. According to a Washington Times editorial, "It has long been identified as a fund-raising, training and procurement haven for diverse terrorist groups, including al Qaeda and Hezbollah." The ease with which terrorists could be infiltrated into the US from these South American strongholds cannot be underestimated.

When the facts are examined, there are few good reasons to permit the massive daily influx of Mexicans and other illegal aliens, but there is one very good reason to shut it down completely.


TOPICS: Crime/Corruption; Editorial; News/Current Events; US: Arizona; War on Terror
KEYWORDS: aliens; immigrantlist; jihadinamerica
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1 posted on 09/13/2004 1:24:38 PM PDT by Tailgunner Joe
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To: Tailgunner Joe

Congress will hold hearings to discuss plans to take steps to close the border within ten years - after the next catastrophic attack.


2 posted on 09/13/2004 1:29:43 PM PDT by gutshot
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To: Tailgunner Joe
Unless we do something about this soon, HERE'S where it may lead.

Those scenarios aren't pretty...but they are possible with the thousands of OTM's, many of them young, undocumented, illegal Arab males, coming across our borders each month.

3 posted on 09/13/2004 1:31:02 PM PDT by Jeff Head (www.dragonsfuryseries.com)
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To: Tailgunner Joe
I will vote for Dubya.

That said, they will hit us hard and they they will hit us where it will hurt the most (schools). When the dust settles we will be able to trace them to having crossed at the border.

4 posted on 09/13/2004 1:32:09 PM PDT by MattinNJ (Only Arnold would have the stones to say Nixon was the reason he was a Republican.)
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To: Tailgunner Joe; gubamyster; HiJinx; Joe Hadenuf; Ajnin; SandRat; JackelopeBreeder; FITZ; dennisw

A "Beslan" terrorist attack by jihadis who walked across the border is a pre-election nightmare for Bush.

He'll get the blame for leaving the border open 3 years after 9-11, and he'll deserve it.


5 posted on 09/13/2004 1:35:14 PM PDT by Travis McGee (----- www.EnemiesForeignAndDomestic.com -----)
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To: gutshot
Yeah that is my fear, and we have a Governor here in Arizona that is unwilling to even consider asking for the borders to be closed, because it would be in her words: "impractical and impinge upon the rights of our Mexican-Americans Citizens to move freely back and forth across the border to visit their families."
When she was question about whether she though the Arizona border would be a likely place for Terrorists to cross. She responded that "It is unlikely that a terrorist would choose Arizona as a crossing spot due to the weather and lack of targets in the state." We are leaving ourselves open to the dangers of terrorism and economic ruin if we continue to allow illegals to cross and put a strain on out economy be using services that they do not pay taxes to, and terrorist have several soft targets in Tuscon and in the Phoenix area that if they wanted to hit and run they could with great ease. Not to mention Palo Verde Nuclear plant and Roosevelt and Hoover Dams in Arizona. The politicians in this state this country are willing to sacrifice the economy and safety of this country in hopes of getting a segment of the voting block. I pray they see the light before it gets to late.
6 posted on 09/13/2004 1:39:07 PM PDT by Americanwolf (Zell Miller for Secretary of Defense against liberals! (jeez spitballs.. now thats funny!))
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To: Americanwolf

They make it soundlike washinton and NYC are the only places worth protecting. The rest is expendable.

Even if you buy their logic, how hard would it be for a terrorist to get to NYC once he's in Arizona?? These people are not that stupid. They can buy bus tickets.


7 posted on 09/13/2004 1:42:51 PM PDT by gutshot
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To: Tailgunner Joe

bttt


8 posted on 09/13/2004 3:14:57 PM PDT by happygrl
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To: Travis McGee

Most in D.C. need to be fired. Then prosecute them.


9 posted on 09/13/2004 3:16:56 PM PDT by Joe Hadenuf (I failed anger management class, they decided to give me a passing grade anyway)
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To: MattinNJ
they will hit us hard and they they will hit us where it will hurt the most (schools)

Thats exactly what I'm worried about.

10 posted on 09/13/2004 3:26:27 PM PDT by MD_Willington_1976
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To: Tailgunner Joe

Thanks to the scum in Washington, we're screwed. We're on our own. It's up to us to deal with Muslim terrorists when they attack us. Lock 'n load.


11 posted on 09/13/2004 3:26:35 PM PDT by 7.62 x 51mm ( Veni Vidi Vino Visa "I came, I saw, I drank wine, I shopped")
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To: Travis McGee
He'll get the blame for leaving the border open 3 years after 9-11, and he'll deserve it.

Yep.

Hey, and congrats on your new found fame. Hehe.

Thanks for the ping.

12 posted on 09/13/2004 3:31:56 PM PDT by Joe Hadenuf (I failed anger management class, they decided to give me a passing grade anyway)
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To: Tailgunner Joe

great article on the enemies without our borders.

Plus this true quote _The way civics is taught in our schools today is designed to create generations of globalists for whom our national sovereignty and the Bill of Rights are just a bunch of 18th century *ideas.*_


13 posted on 09/13/2004 3:32:04 PM PDT by PersonalLiberties (An honest politician is one who, when he's bought, stays bought. -Simon Cameron, political boss)
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To: 7.62 x 51mm
Thanks to the scum in Washington, we're screwed

I have nothing but contempt for these liars. And we wont forget it if there is another 911.

14 posted on 09/13/2004 7:40:23 PM PDT by Joe Hadenuf (I failed anger management class, they decided to give me a passing grade anyway)
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To: MD_Willington_1976

The schools are definitely easy for them to find --- all they need to do is follow the long line of cars coming from Mexico to drop their kids off at them.


15 posted on 09/14/2004 5:55:31 AM PDT by FITZ
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To: 1_Inch_Group; 2sheep; 2Trievers; 3AngelaD; 4.1O dana super trac pak; 4Freedom; 4ourprogeny; ...

ping


16 posted on 09/14/2004 7:43:05 AM PDT by gubamyster
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To: Tailgunner Joe; B4Ranch; Squantos; Eaker
"Some have called the Bush administration immigration policies "schizophrenic", but they are not. They are globalist,..."

And that says it all.

17 posted on 09/14/2004 7:53:32 AM PDT by TexasCowboy
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To: gubamyster
Thanks for the ping, gubamyster.

The longer it goes, the worse it gets.

18 posted on 09/14/2004 7:54:33 AM PDT by TexasCowboy
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To: gutshot

"....they can buy bus tickets"

Or, I might add, fly an airplane.


19 posted on 09/14/2004 8:42:34 AM PDT by taxed2death (A few billion here, a few trillion there...we're all friends right?)
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To: Tailgunner Joe
It took a small town weekly newspaper, the Tombstone Tumbleweed, to reveal that, "males of possible Syrian and Iranian descent have been detained in the past few weeks."

Never happened.

The owner of the Tumbleweed, Chris Simcox, is full of shit.

Here are the real numbers.

20 posted on 09/14/2004 8:43:33 AM PDT by Marine Inspector (Top Agency Source)
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