Skip to comments.Terrorist Alley: Terrorists using the Arizona/Mexico border to cross into the U.S.
Posted on 12/16/2004 9:23:29 AM PST by FBD
In August, The Investigators on Eyewitness News 4 first reported the possible threat of terrorists using the Arizona/Mexico border to cross into the U.S.
While local government officials and immigration advocates questioned the validity of such a threat, our report, "Terrorist Alley," gained national attention.
Just a few weeks ago, high-level sources told a Washington newspaper that Chechen terrorists have entered the U.S. through our state.
Now, we've uncovered even more evidence that the threat along our border is real.
"The story you did was 100% accurate. It showed what's happening on the border on a daily basis. It was completely accurate," says a Border Patrol agent.
This Southern Arizona Border Patrol agent came forward to talk with The Investigators about his concerns regarding homeland security along the Arizona/Mexico border. He does not want to be identified, but we've verified his employment through pay stubs and high-level sources.
As our cameras had captured this day, hundreds of illegal entrants sneak into Arizona from Mexico.
Items left behind, like a Muslim prayer rug and a diary written in Arabic have led some to believe not all crossers are from Central and South America.
In our original story.sources. including a former Border Patrol supervisor, say people from terrorist-related countries are crossing the border at will.
This agent says it's certainly happened, describing one incident with a detainee near Naco, Arizona.
"So they took him back to the Naco station for further investigating there, and when they entered his fingerprints into the AFIS database, which is maintained by the FBI, several minutes later they received a phone call from someone on the other end -- I'm not sure who it was."
"and they stated, whoever is working on this particular terminal, they need to separate that gentleman right away. He was later determined to be from Pakistan. And he had affiliations with a terrorist group. It wasn't al-Qaida, but it was another terrorist group and this gentleman was wanted out of France for trafficking in heroin."
And he details another incident.just a few months ago.
"We received intel that seven males of Middle-Eastern descent had entered the United States illegally, and they were here to carry out a terrorist attack on this country. I'd never seen the agency go to the level that we did as far as treating it with such urgency."
"and when we got that information we immediately sent agents to patrol the highways. We had never done anything like that before. And like I said before, within a week, there I am, watching the nightly news, and the terror threat was raised, and they actually showed pictures of these seven men who had reportedly entered the country. And that's when it kinda really hit me for the first time that it's really happening."
"We were told specifically that these people had terrorist pasts and they were coming here specifically to carry out a terrorist attack."
As far as we know, no arrests were ever made in that case, but this Border Patrol agent says he's been told that other terrorists are, perhaps, lying in wait south of the border.
"We know it's happening. We've seen it. We've actually received hard intelligence that they're there in Mexico. It's just a matter of trying to keep them from coming north."
This agent says, if terrorists want to cross, it's become too easy for them because of a severe lack of manpower in the Border Patrol.
"And there's just complete areas of fence that are missing, roads that lead north, well-traveled. I mean, you can tell the tire sign. A vehicle was there within the last day or two. Where they're going, who knows. And the worst part is what are they carrying. I would like to think it's just marijuana, because we can deal with that, but what if it's not?"
And he says other resources are desperately lacking and keeping agents from adequately protecting our border with Mexico.
"Over 50% of our vehicles at that station are out of service, or deferred for maintenance. If our cameras worked, which I would say well over 50% of them do not work at night, the infrared lenses are not functioning."
Even before new agents are deployed, he says, they're not prepared to fight illegal entry into this country.
"Some of our training, it lacks in that department. At the Academy we do three hours of training to determine if somebody is carrying fraudulent documents. And I can tell you from working the checkpoint, there are times people have given me documentation that I have absolutely no clue, as sad as it is to say that, what I'm looking at."
This agent says there's enormous pressure to rush people through checkpoints, and he says agents can't take adequate time to check out suspicious individuals because there are too many of them and too few agents.
He says the Border Patrol is at the mercy of bureaucrats in Washington who either don't realize the extent of the terrorist threat or who choose to deny it.
"Before September 11, I tell people 'yeah, you can make arguments for anything you wanted 'cause we were relatively safe, or we thought we were. After September 11, everything changed, and to continue to do business as if September 11 never happened, which is what we do in our agency, I don't think that's acceptable and I think people in Arizona need to know what's really happening
As you might imagine, the Border Patrol has plenty to say about this agent's claims, and we'll talk with Arizona Senator Jon Kyl about what you just saw and heard tomorrow night at 10.
Our "border" fence:
Real "secure border", huh?
Illegals on a stroll, ready to cross our "secure" barbed-wire fence border
AK-47 in drug smuggler's car.
Infrared night pictures of invasion through Coronado National Forest
Illegal immigration invasion near Cocaine Alley - Three Points, Arizona
Backpacks, discarded by narcotics "mules".
Tom Tancredo IN ACTION. Tom Tancredo is America's "Numero Uno Point Man " in Congress on Illegal Immigration. Please support him, and the members of the Immigration Reform Caucas.
The border in AZ. Three years after 9/11. Does that look secure?
12,000 illegals coming across the Mexican border, per day, this year.
That seem like an improved immigration policy to you?
The murder of Kris Eggle (see the separate page of collected articles), a park ranger in the Organ Pipe Cactus National Monument in southern Arizona on August 9, 2002, was little noted by the media, although the press has paid considerable attention to the deaths of illegal aliens on the border. By contrast, Ranger Eggle was shot down by Mexican drug dealers who were using Organ Pipe as a route for their smuggling. Only 28 when he was murdered, Eggle was a valedictorian and an Eagle Scout who joined the National Park Service because he loved the outdoors. (Organ Pipe is considered to be the most dangerous of the national park system: 200,000 illegal aliens and 700,000 pounds of drugs were intercepted at the park in 2001.)
PING this subject needs to get more fully exposed in order for something to change
Happy, would you mind pinging "the usual suspects" to this thread?
If we give them all IDs, then they won't be illegal....
An open, unsecured border is the handmaiden of terrorism. And when our leaders fail to secure our border, they are doing the biding of Osama bin Laden.
We need to militarize the border.
And the answer to illegal immigration is very simple. DETER, DETECT, DETAIN, DEPORT.
"He says the Border Patrol is at the mercy of bureaucrats in Washington who either don't realize the extent of the terrorist threat or who choose to deny it. "
Hmmm...could that be ASSA HUTCHINSON?!? (see other threads below)
I really dislike this guy.
"If we give them all IDs, then they won't be illegal"
How are we going to confirm their identity when they are issued this "id" to non-citizens? Trust the Mexican birth certificates which are bought and sold for $20 on the streets of Tijuana or Juarez?
Good luck getting our Congress-critters to listen. They've been brainwashed by this "undocumented workers are only coming here to work in jobs that Americans don't want" crap. That nonsense ranks right up there with the "religion of peace" propaganda.
Amen, FRiend. Amen.
"Good luck getting our Congress-critters to listen. They've been brainwashed by this "undocumented workers are only coming here to work in jobs that Americans don't want" crap. That nonsense ranks right up there with the "religion of peace" propaganda."
Michelle Malkin: "Political correctness is the handmaiden of terrorism."
Next step after illegal alien amnesty for Mexicans: open borders with Syria, Algeria, and Egypt.
It isn't just about doing things to protect against illegals coming in. Its also about stiffening and actually doing something to greatly punish those who hire and give them cover in the US.
"It isn't just about doing things to protect against illegals coming in. Its also about stiffening and actually doing something to greatly punish those who hire and give them cover in the US."
I actually think a well-organized boycott against a major U.S. company that is caught employing illegals might really send a message. Not only to corporations, but also to our politicians.
I am also hoping that Hillary's musings on her "adamant" opposition to illegal immigration scare our political leaders into action. I'm not counting on it, though.
F'ing insane. The entire CA/SA population is coming across our border.
F'ing insane. The entire CA/SA population is coming across our border.
don't make me say it again...
H - can you ping your people? I think it is time we conservatives rose up and demanded the borders be secured.
I wouldn't ping this article, guys, it is word-for-word a rehash of their report in August and has been posted on FR at least twice between then and now.
This was probably done to set the stage for tomorrow's guest.
I don't want to downplay the seriousness of the claims, but I'm thinking we don't need to rehash them now...
Here are some more sites to see what exactly is happening on our borders.
We're screwed. The enemy is within the walls, and more coming in every day.
All of your ideas are great. Unfortunately, they won't be implemented until AFTER one or more of our cities is nuked.
The media campaign I was talking about is going on in Israel right now, where there are constantly articles about dozens of illegals caught by immigration police. Israeli radio stations have commercials warning businesses not to hire illegals or they will be punished.
They can't sue all of our butts. I think we can put together a nationwide grass roots group to push this into action. That will not only scare the politicians, but get something done. I pledge that I will give my time to become involved in such a group here.
I think you're right, we're screwed with those who are here. And sadly, it may take another disaster. But I don't want to wait for that. I want something done NOW. If we band together and approach the right people, like Malkin and others in the conservative firmament, then I think we can get this done. At the least, we can expose the jerks in Congress who aren't willing to do one thing about it.
you can do that here:
The shame of this whole thing is that it is totally predictable and totally preventable.
Bush will be held totally accountable for a terrorist attack that was caused be terrorists crossing SOB.
He has known about the problem since he was Governor of Texas.
If am Bush, I am telling V. Fox that the free lunch program is over.
"Intelligence officials said a suspected al Qaeda leader who has been in the United States was spotted recently in Mexico . Officials believe Adnan Shukrijumah, whom the FBI wants for questioning, met with alien smugglers in Mexico and Honduras and was seeking ways to bring al Qaeda members into the United States . Shukrijumah was seen in August in the Sonora province of northern Mexico, officials said.
Since October 2003, authorities have arrested five Arabs attempting to cross illegally into the United States from Mexico .
Chechen terrorists probed
October 13, 2004
By Bill Gertz
THE WASHINGTON TIMES
Doesn't matter, at least it will bring the statistics for illegals down.
We're starting an operation here on the border in April...
Did you see JackelopeBreeder's post last night? If not, I'll hunt up a link for you.
Nice website. But the real progress will come if there is an organized government campaign where you go straight to a willing government.
a lot of folks have't seen the article. It needs exposure.
Start building the walls now..
1) the terrorists will probably come down across the Canadian border into sovereign Native American tribal land in N.Y. and proceed from there
2) The Mexicans kill Guatamalans, Costa Ricans, etc....regularly on their southern border. The Columbians are aware of this and fly in.
There is an area known as "OTM" (Other than Mexican) on our southern border where the Mexicans will be killed on their side of the border by other foreigners such as the Chicomm triad members, Middle Easterners, etc...The OTM is strictly for non-Mexican crossing. The Mexican "police" look the other way since they are well paid.
Tancredo tried to, but get bitch-slapped by W and Rove. Until Bush takes the initiative, no GOPers are going to touch it.
How do you respond to this?
interesting, do you have that achived anywhere?
thanks for those links
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