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Posted on 08/24/2005 11:36:51 AM PDT by neverdem
August 24, 2005,
Al Qaeda Coming Through!
We have a special interest in who is coming into our country illegally.
Two Democratic governors, New Mexico's Bill Richardson and Arizona's Janet Napolitano, have sounded the claxons over the bedlam on America's border with Mexico. On August 12, Richardson (who happens to be of Mexican ancestry) declared a state of emergency in four of his state's border counties. Three days later, Napolitano followed, placing four of Arizona's frontier counties in emergency status.
Beyond the usual complaints about illegal aliens straining public services, Richardson cited "kidnapping, murder, destruction of property, and the death of livestock" among the rationales for his crisis proclamation; Napolitano denounced "violent gangs, coyotes, and other dangerous criminals."
While those reasons are disturbing enough, Americans should worry even more about the growing numbers of foreigners breaking into the U.S. from nations awash in Islamic extremism.
Rep. Tom Tancredo (R., Colo.) points to Border Patrol documents that show how America's southern and northern borders routinely are traversed by predominantly Muslim Middle Easterners and North Africans.
Between October 1, 2002, and June 30, 2003, Department of Homeland Security figures show 4,226 Special Interest Aliens were apprehended on America's Mexican and Canadian borders. By June 30, 2004, that number had swelled 42.5 percent to 6,022 SIAs from "Countries of Interest" such as those the State Department considers sponsors of terrorism (Cuba, Iran, Libya, North Korea, Sudan, Syria) and others where militant Islam simmers (Afghanistan, Egypt, Indonesia, Iraq, Jordan, Kazakhstan, Kuwait, Lebanon, Pakistan, Saudi Arabia, Somalia, and Yemen).
Full fiscal-year 2004 data record the capture of 7 Saudis, 10 Syrians, 18 Lebanese, 19 Iranians, 25 Egyptians, 28 Jordanians, and 164 Pakistanis, among others. If these figures seem small, recall the havoc 19 Middle Easterners unleashed on September 11.
"One must take into account that even the most conservative estimates of the number of folks getting by the Border Patrol are two or three times the number caught," Tancredo said. If so, at least 18,000 SIAs entered America just in the first nine months of 2004.
Perhaps these illegal aliens come here for what most immigrants want: freedom, prosperity, and better lives. But some who violate our borders do so to destroy those things.
"Recent information from ongoing investigations, detentions, and emerging-threat streams strongly suggests that al-Qaeda has considered using the southwest border to infiltrate the United States," former Homeland Security deputy secretary James Loy told the Senate Intelligence Committee last February. "Several al Qaeda leaders believe operatives can pay their way into the country through Mexico and also believe illegal entry is more advantageous than legal entry for operational security reasons."
Mahmoud Youssef Kourani paid a smuggler to be whisked across the U.S./Mexican frontier in 2001, FBI director Robert Mueller told a February 16 Senate hearing. Kourani was sentenced in June to 4.5 years in prison for raising $40,000 for Hezbollah.
The September 11 Commission identified Salim Boughader Mucharrafille, a Tijuana café owner, as a "human smuggler with suspected links to terrorists." Until his December 2002 arrest, he snuck some 200 fellow Lebanese, including Hezbollah sympathizers, into the U.S. The Associated Press found him in a Mexico City prison last month.
Last April, the June 30 Washington Times explained, Mexican officials detained four Iraqis at the airport in Mexicali, a border town. They had flown there from Mexico City, but were stopped when they were discovered traveling on bogus Dutch passports.
A phony Canadian passport accompanied Syrian Nabil al-Marabh as he took an illegal tractor-trailer ride from Canada into New York in June 2001. Linked to al Qaeda, he since has been deported.
Despite these high-profile jailings and expulsions, many captured SIAs walk away, thanks to the so-called "catch and release" policy. Since 9/11, some 118,000 non-Mexican illegal immigrants have been apprehended then unhanded due to a lack of detention facilities. Many of these are young, Middle Eastern men. Immigration officers give these aliens a document ordering them to return for court dates. They nickname this form the "notice to disappear."
While it is fair to say that most illegal Middle Easterners mean Americans no harm, it also is fair to say that, even if they do not enter the U.S. to practice terrorism, foreign-born Muslims are more susceptible than others to being radicalized and recruited into militant Islam.
Americans on the border are duly concerned. A member of the private American Border Patrol last year carried a fake suitcase bomb complete with a large radiation symbol painted on its side from inside Mexico, across the Arizona border, to within feet of Tucson's federal building.
Fool me once, shame on you. Fool me twice . . .
Deroy Murdock is a New York-based syndicated columnist with the Scripps Howard News Service.
Tom Clancy's book "Teeth of the Tiger" involves MS-13 gang smuggling middle-eastern terrorists across the mexican border.
The question isn't, Is Al Qaeda coming through...Any person with a 6th grade education knows terrorists are coming thru along with the other illegals...
The question is, Why does George Bush want the terrorists to infiltrate America?....
Our Government sure acts like it can. :-(
I never thought I'd live to see the day that a Republican President would deliberately go along with a plan to destroy America, but we have elected globalist after globalist without realizing it.
How about a REAL American President in '08? Is he out there?
Can you believe it?
I honestly don't know what to think about all this.
Is there hope for a real American President?
Someone on one of the borders threads made an interesting comment, which I think may be true, that candidates won't even be put forward now unless they're approved by the CFR.
Not sure where we're going, but I have become very disillusioned lately.
My disilluionment was so great that I ditched the GOP a couple of years ago for the Constitution Party.
I think America needs to look past the "two parties" who have become ONE big party and search for a candidate who puts America's interests FIRST. Sadly, GWBush has failed miserably to do this during his five years in office.
Close The Border and Prosecute Illegal Immigrant Employers BUMP.
Oh sure, every hotel in the country would have to close and construction would slow to a crawl.
Notice that I said 'illegal'.
We will have to have a guest worker program. One in which no fraudulent documents can be foisted on us, background can be checked, and checkins and tracking are mandatory as well as tax and fee collection from the workers.
Thanks much for the ping lj, I would have missed it otherwise.
Never mind Karl Rove and what Park Avenue investors want -- the Republican Party absolutely cannot let the DemonRats get to the right of them on this issue!
If they do, that sets up another Madrid scenario, in which a terrorist strike across the Mexican border will drive the Republicans from office, giving Bin Laden and the terrorists what they want. If it's a nuclear strike, the Republicans will never be heard from again. It'll be the 1929 Crash, the Depression, and Pearl Harbor all rolled into one, and it'll be absolutely crystal-clear to every voter in America, that it was the fault of the Business Wing of the GOP, led by the Bush Family. The GOP will disappear.
And Hildebeast will be elected President of the United States and be sworn in with bat wings fluttering proudly in the wind, and her bat-winged consort will stand forth to become the General Secretary and first President of the World.
God, I hate this Republican purblindness!
Otherwise, they're perfectly content to drag the country into ruin. Hell, they would genuinely WELCOME a total social and economic collapse - because that's when they think the American people will turn to embrace their wretched, Marxist-inspired program and ideology.
Democrats are traitors, liars, and tyrants who want us all to live as slaves under a globe-straddling UN empire.
Here's the paranoid response:
Playing up a crisis situation to get us to allow the imposition of a permanent state of emergency, suspension of the Bill of Rights and habeus corpus, and a de facto police state.
And the not so paranoid reason:
They don't want to do what must be done out of fear of criticism by the traitorous MSM, the communist-founded ACLU, and every left-wing academic with a microphone from Icatha to Berkeley.
Having a little trouble accepting the idea that Los Alamos Bill, who presided over the confiscation of our country's nuclear secrets, is the same guy who is going to see to it that our security on the border now going to be secured, through his initiatives.
How quickly some forget. That is, if they were paying attention in the first place.
Noticed that, did you?
I, for one, regret that the Republicans have allowed what was derided as one issue to mutate/degrade into a hydra that grows more heads than what can be lopped off with the system currently in place. Gangs, drugs, identity theft, document fraud, prison overcrowding, language barriers, disease vectors, wage stagnation, creeping corruption, voter fraud, militant refusal to assimilate...
and legions of liberals allying with short-term profiteers to protect illegals non-existant rights.
I believe you*re right. It*s all in the name of globalism. Bush won*t close the borders because of the big corporate donors to the Republican Party. It's payback time. They want cheap labor so their profits will be bigger. That's why we have NAFTA, CAFTA GATT, and soon we'll have FTAA.
Bush's daddy is a big time globalist too. He trained his son well. I*ve been saying all along the way that bunch sees us is that we are expendable. If a few million people die, it*s no big deal. The Republicans and the RATS are just alike. You can*t tell them apart.