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Congresswoman: Three Al Qaeda Caught in U.S. After Crossing Border with Mexico
Wednesday, November 9, 2005 | Kristinn

Posted on 11/09/2005 4:49:04 PM PST by kristinn

Rep. Sue Myrick (R-N.C.) let slip a bombshell disclosure at a news conference today to announce a bill targeting states that allow illegal aliens to get drivers licenses.

During the Q&A with reporters, Myrick gave as a reason for proposing the bill the recent capture of three al Qaeda terrorists at the U.S.-Mexico border.

A check of Google News turned up no references to this incident, yet Myrick stated this was a 'given fact.'

No reporter asked her about this revelation, but it was noted at the end of a Charlotte Observer article by Tim Funk.

Two Representatives from North Carolina, Virginia Foxx (R) and Patrick McHenry (R) stood with Myrick at the press conference. Neither commented on her matter of fact statement.

Rep. Myrick's remarks can be heard online at her Congressional Website here. the statement is made at about 8:45 into the press conference.

A call placed to Myrick's office in D.C. was not answered as the office is closed for the evening.

Transcript:

"Our main concern is, who's in our state? I mean this is a critical issue today. I mean they just arrested down on the border, what a couple of weeks ago, three al Qaeda members who came across from Mexico into the United States. I mean that's a given fact. They were holding them in the jail down there."


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To: kristinn

BTTT


201 posted on 11/09/2005 6:47:06 PM PST by WorkingClassFilth (The problem with being a 'big tent' Party is that the clowns are seated with the paying customers.)
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To: JellyJam

Yes, indeedy!
Seems lately that so many things make you go hmmm, that I'm hmmmming all the time. ;-)


202 posted on 11/09/2005 6:47:07 PM PST by Velveeta
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To: taxed2death
"It simply amazes me on how everybody focuses on Mexico, when the bigger threat is north of the border in Canada".

The "Mexican's with sweaters" from Canada are not near as big a threat as the Mexican's and other groups coming through the porous southern border. Not many gangs here in the US hail from Canada. I have yet to hear of ICE removing any Canadian's? Seems most are from Mexico or some other South American countries.
203 posted on 11/09/2005 6:49:24 PM PST by aCDNinUSA
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To: LibertyRocks
I wonder why this wasn't in the news?

I have a feeling it will be.

204 posted on 11/09/2005 6:50:03 PM PST by Velveeta
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To: aCDNinUSA

I agree, I was quoting another poster.


205 posted on 11/09/2005 6:51:10 PM PST by taxed2death (A few billion here, a few trillion there...we're all friends right?)
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To: kristinn
Thanks for the post kristinn.

I live in northern Colorado. Greeley, Colorado is a destination spot for illegals. There are thousands of them here. Our school district flat out admits there is something like 692 illegal students enrolled.

My local police dept. has been ORDERED by the federal government to let all illegals go unless there is a felony arrest warrant. Heads should roll if we can get hold of this written order. Who in the federal government is telling our police to ignore the rule of law. WHO? I want the names of these officials! Maybe some FReepers who read this can help.

A couple of days ago I attended an event supporting Republican Marc Holzman, candidate for Colorado Governor. I told him my story of seeing a sheriff that had pulled over a van full of illegals, about ten of them. When I told him that they were ordered to let them go, Marc Holtzman got mad, visibly mad. He said to me "That is INSANITY!" Wow, a candidate willing to stand up against the illegals. He wants to get together a coalition of governors to call Washington on the carpet.

206 posted on 11/09/2005 6:53:02 PM PST by Trteamer ( (Eat Meat, Wear Fur, Own Guns, FReep Leftists, Drive an SUV, Drill A.N.W.R., Drill the Gulf, Vote)
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To: RedBloodedAmerican
We did catch terrorists coming across NY and Vancouver right after 9-11, yes?

millennium bomber on route frome Vancouver to LAX in December 1999?

207 posted on 11/09/2005 6:53:13 PM PST by kanawa
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To: kristinn

Their mistake was apparently the nome de plumes they picked up for their otherwise expertly forged passports: 'Yasser Gonzalez, 'Jesus Ahmet' and 'Mo Rodridriguez'.


208 posted on 11/09/2005 6:53:44 PM PST by Revolting cat! ("in the end, nothing explains anything.")
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To: RouxStir
How in the hell do we get our senators and representatives to close the borders?

You offer them more money that the corporate globalists are paying them to keep the borders open...

209 posted on 11/09/2005 6:59:08 PM PST by Iscool (Start your own revolution by voting for the candidates the media (and gov't) tells you cannot win.)
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To: Iscool

>You offer them more money that the corporate globalists are paying them to keep the borders open...<

Ouch, that one's gotta sting.


210 posted on 11/09/2005 7:02:08 PM PST by Darnright (Remember that a lone amateur built the Ark. A large group of professionals built the Titanic.)
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To: gaijin
If we get nuked, NO administration, no matter how patriotic, can hope for political survival, if they continue this unmanned border INSANITY.

If we get nuked on GWB's watch, jokes about it being Bush's fault on these threads will be far and few between. If anyone thought the flack he took from Katrina was strong, it's beyong my imagination to think of the flack he'd take if we were attacked a 2nd time on his watch, given his leniency on illegals. Michael Chertoff reportedly doesn't keep track of where the Minutemen are protecting our borders - and he's supposed to be the "go to man" for Homeland Security. Rigidly and mercilessly enforcing existing immigration laws would be a good start.

" A nation without borders is not a nation. " - Ronald Reagan

More Patriotic Quotations

211 posted on 11/09/2005 7:07:48 PM PST by MamaDearest
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To: Trteamer

I am a Canadian with a Green Card and let me tell you my family and I went through hell to get it! I could write a book on all the troubles we went through - a 6 year quest of uncertainties, doubts, depression and finally when we recieved our Green Card we were so tired that we didn't say much at all.

My point in all this is that the INS or Homeland Security really went out of their way to make us feel like criminals at every turn and we went the legitimate route to become legal immigrants. If I am feeling jaded it is because the same people who put us through hell and back are the same people that allow millions of illegals to come here and they have no fear of being deported once they get here.


212 posted on 11/09/2005 7:07:49 PM PST by aCDNinUSA
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To: kristinn
"Our main concern is, who's in our state? I mean this is a critical issue today. I mean they just arrested
down on the border, what a couple of weeks ago, three al Qaeda members who came across from Mexico
into the United States. I mean that's a given fact. They were holding them in the jail down there."

If this is true then you can honestly say.
BUSH's FAULT!!!!!!!!!
Ah yes another sellout by none other than
senior Horhay Bush. Fox's man in Washington.
213 posted on 11/09/2005 7:12:01 PM PST by PositiveCogins
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To: aCDNinUSA

It just sucks doesn't it. Here you are, legally in the U.S. after going through all the bureaucratic hurdles, and someone in our government is ordering the police to look the other way when they catch an illegal. It truly is insanity isn't it.

By the way, welcome Canadian FRiend!

All the Best,


214 posted on 11/09/2005 7:18:35 PM PST by Trteamer ( (Eat Meat, Wear Fur, Own Guns, FReep Leftists, Drive an SUV, Drill A.N.W.R., Drill the Gulf, Vote)
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To: WatchingInAmazement

Remember all that arithmetic and common sense we were supposed to have learned in school? Too bad government employees and politicians don't have any of it. Both political parties have dropped the ball on the visa overstays. 51 agents cannot possibly correct the problem and it appears those in charge have no plans to do anything about it. There is a significant number of unemployed law enforcement officers in cities all over our country who could be helping round up these people, but NOOOOOOOOO.. (pounding head on computer table with "we've come to expect this stuff attitude.")

215 posted on 11/09/2005 7:18:53 PM PST by MamaDearest
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To: kristinn

Hmmm, our priest said something like this the other day. He was with an Army unit on the border. He wasn't specific but it was obvious that he thought hhe knew something.


216 posted on 11/09/2005 7:20:31 PM PST by tiki
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To: kristinn
No surprise. The question is how many others have come across our deliberately unsecured border?

The GOP will pay a heavy price in '06 and '08 if they let these terrorists in over a border they steadfastly refuse to close.
217 posted on 11/09/2005 7:21:15 PM PST by George W. Bush
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To: RedBloodedAmerican
If you wanted to steal millions from a company...

it would be alot easier to walk in disguised as a janitor and take the money from an open safe then either of your two scenarios.

Look, a chain is only as strong as its weakest link. Beefing up security and backround checks on visas and such does no good if it only redrects the terrorist elswhere for entry.

Just because the 19 hijackers came in legally under extremely lax security doesn't mean they will always choose to come in that way, especially since we are wise to that method now.

It's not that hard of a concept to grasp.
218 posted on 11/09/2005 7:22:12 PM PST by HundredDollars
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To: Dane
It simply amazes me on how everybody focuses on Mexico, when the bigger threat is north of the border in Canada.

I agree that the Canadian border should not be overlooked due to the fact that it is a huge threat to our security as well. About the only difference I see between the Mexican border and the Canadian border, is that the Mexican border is renowned for also bringing in unwanted ILLEGAL aliens. Not many Canadians are trying to sneak across the border, but you are correct in pointing out that terrorists very well could be.

219 posted on 11/09/2005 7:22:21 PM PST by Chena (I'm not young enough to know everything.)
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To: MamaDearest

As far as that goes we could put Walmart greeters on the border. Nobody would get in without going thru customer service first.:')


220 posted on 11/09/2005 7:23:02 PM PST by CindyDawg
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To: aCDNinUSA

Al Qanada sends us jihadists to kill Americans. They don't make much of an effort to control their side of the border. Allahu fubar!


221 posted on 11/09/2005 7:23:29 PM PST by sheik yerbouty ( Make America and the world a jihad free zone!)
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To: jackbenimble
What did Jorge say about them being just good hearted people trying to support their families?

They're just coming here to kill people that Americans refuse to kill.
222 posted on 11/09/2005 7:23:35 PM PST by George W. Bush
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To: gaijin

If we get Nuked, it will be time for a forced change in Government.

BACK to REAL Constitutional Government and not this bastardized abortion we have seen coming out of the District of Criminals over the last 100 years.


223 posted on 11/09/2005 7:24:30 PM PST by Leatherneck_MT (3-7-77 (No that's not a Date))
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To: ozarkgirl
Don't bring propoganda either. Even if it is Republican propoganda. Those 19 terrorists were here before we were attacked and had 3000 people killed. Now we are at war and fighting to save our nation. Should we learn from our mistakes or repeat them? We are not stupid!!

Good point, ozarkgirl! However, I would change your last sentence, "We are not stupid!!". I'd only make one slight correction. I would have said, "MOST OF US are not stupid!!". ;)

224 posted on 11/09/2005 7:24:40 PM PST by Chena (I'm not young enough to know everything.)
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To: Dane

You can be so silly sometimes! ROFL!


225 posted on 11/09/2005 7:25:28 PM PST by Chena (I'm not young enough to know everything.)
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To: Stellar Dendrite

Did they get Matricula Consulars yet? Citizenship?


226 posted on 11/09/2005 7:25:34 PM PST by Pelham
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To: RedBloodedAmerican

You're so silly, RBA.


227 posted on 11/09/2005 7:26:26 PM PST by Chena (I'm not young enough to know everything.)
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To: kristinn
No reporter asked her about this revelation, but it was noted at the end of a Charlotte Observer article by Tim Funk.

figures
228 posted on 11/09/2005 7:28:17 PM PST by Husker24
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To: aCDNinUSA

A gang in the US from Canada....what would they call themselves? Mounties Gone Bad?


229 posted on 11/09/2005 7:28:33 PM PST by Palladin (America! America! God shed His grace on Thee.)
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To: kristinn
Big shock.

I'll never understand why this has not been taken care of long ago.

230 posted on 11/09/2005 7:28:52 PM PST by teenyelliott (Soylent green should be made outta liberals...)
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To: hershey
I never thought I would say this, but if there's another terrorist attack, and we find out the perpetrators came through the porous Southern border, I will be calling my Congressman and Senators demanding Bush's impeachment.
231 posted on 11/09/2005 7:30:31 PM PST by Uncle Vlad
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To: teenyelliott
If any of these terrorists did anything at all, even killing just a few, it would be the end of Bush and Republicans for a long time.

This is just such a big gamble, national security speaking and politically as well.

232 posted on 11/09/2005 7:31:27 PM PST by ALWAYSWELDING
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To: sheik yerbouty

If they are coming from Canada then it is up to your border guards to stop them. I'm sure there are a lot of jihadist scum bags in Canada just as I am sure there are many more here in the US.


233 posted on 11/09/2005 7:31:31 PM PST by aCDNinUSA
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To: nicmarlo
Do you honestly think that the govt. is going to make an announcement that AQ has already come through the southern border when the Bush Administration, and hundreds of elected officials, have an agenda to keep the southern border open?

BINGO!

234 posted on 11/09/2005 7:31:50 PM PST by MamaDearest
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To: Uncle Vlad

Impeachment, removal, and criminal charges and whole helluva lot more than just Bush.


235 posted on 11/09/2005 7:32:21 PM PST by Stopislamnow
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To: MikeinIraq
you're right about TSA, but I have a better one... When I was flying home from Iraq for the last time in January 2005, my wife was flying down to meet me. She was bringing along her Leatherman tool, which I told her to carry because you never know when you will need something. She didn't put it in her checked luggage, she put it in her purse and GOT AWAY with it.

Back before 9/11 ever happened, I was flying from Alaska to Georgia. At the Seattle airport my purse was scanned and the man sitting at the security desk asked me a question. I couldn't understand his question the first two times he asked (he had a thick accent). Finally I made out what he was asking me. He asked, "do you have a Leathermen's in your purse?" I replied, "why yes, doesn't everyone?" He laughed and let me pass through.

236 posted on 11/09/2005 7:33:02 PM PST by Chena (I'm not young enough to know everything.)
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To: kristinn

Well, I would just like to know, does Ms. Myrick really mean it?


237 posted on 11/09/2005 7:34:18 PM PST by Rembrandt (We would have won Viet Nam w/o Dim interference.)
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To: kristinn

B(ump)F(or)L(ater)R(ant)


238 posted on 11/09/2005 7:35:01 PM PST by Captainpaintball
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To: Dane
It simply amazes me on how everybody focuses on Mexico,

Why should it amaze you Dane? Everyone here knows that you like illegals from south of the border. How does it feel to be in the minority?

239 posted on 11/09/2005 7:35:18 PM PST by Trteamer ( (Eat Meat, Wear Fur, Own Guns, FReep Leftists, Drive an SUV, Drill A.N.W.R., Drill the Gulf, Vote)
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To: mills044

You wife's analogy is a good one. I asked someone on another thread awhile back why would someone pay for the best home security system they can afford, only to go away and leave the back door open?! If one can understand THAT analogy, they ought to be able to understand our "border problem".


240 posted on 11/09/2005 7:36:45 PM PST by Chena (I'm not young enough to know everything.)
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To: Uncle Vlad

Good Idea.
Make a demand of a group of blithering idiots that wouldn't let Bush secure the border, even if he wanted too. A vast majority of Pols in both parties love the open borders idea - cheap labor for business (& yes the unions - Hotel, Garment workers, etc.)and cheap votes for the DNC.

Before I get lambasted for the unions comment - make no mistake - every hotel, motel in Kalifornicate (and many elsewhere) is unionized and the unions love illegal's dues as much as Joe thugs.


241 posted on 11/09/2005 7:37:04 PM PST by 7mmMag@LeftCoast
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To: Stopislamnow
Impeachment, removal, and criminal charges and whole helluva lot more than just Bush.

Well said. Our Senator Chuck Hagel is so lax on border control, you'd think he wants to turn Kansas into a border state. My Congressman, Lee Terry, is a big supporter and apologist for amnesty for illegal aliens. They both need to go!

242 posted on 11/09/2005 7:39:49 PM PST by Uncle Vlad
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To: aCDNinUSA
I am a Canadian with a Green Card and let me tell you my family and I went through hell to get it! I could write a book on all the troubles we went through - a 6 year quest of uncertainties, doubts, depression and finally when we recieved our Green Card we were so tired that we didn't say much at all. My point in all this is that the INS or Homeland Security really went out of their way to make us feel like criminals at every turn and we went the legitimate route to become legal immigrants. If I am feeling jaded it is because the same people who put us through hell and back are the same people that allow millions of illegals to come here and they have no fear of being deported once they get here.

Your point and your post are well taken, aCDNinUSA. Hopefully others will see the folly of our "homeland security" system by hearing people like you speak out.

243 posted on 11/09/2005 7:41:36 PM PST by Chena (I'm not young enough to know everything.)
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To: Leatherneck_MT
"BACK to REAL Constitutional Government and not this bastardized abortion we have seen coming out of
the District of Criminals over the last 100 years."

Amen to that. But don't expect the Bush administration to be any different. And really not much different than the Clinton administration, except for the tax cuts and whores.
244 posted on 11/09/2005 7:41:40 PM PST by PositiveCogins
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To: aCDNinUSA
My point in all this is that the INS or Homeland Security really went out of their way to make us feel like criminals at every turn and we went the legitimate route to become legal immigrants.

Each of my grandparents came here and became citizens legally. It's a slap in the face of ALL legal immigrants by the powers that be not to religiously enforce existing immigration laws and remove illegals expeditiously.

245 posted on 11/09/2005 7:41:41 PM PST by MamaDearest
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To: Uncle Vlad
Our Senator Chuck Hagel is so lax on border control, you'd think he wants to turn Kansas into a border state. My Congressman, Lee Terry, is a big supporter...

Toss in the rest of the Nebraska delegation. And Johanns. All bought and paid for by the meatpackers and other illegals lovers. They're not much ahead of most other ag state congresscritters, just more outspoken.
246 posted on 11/09/2005 7:44:08 PM PST by George W. Bush
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To: Uncle Vlad

And if that happens, I would appreciate seeing a few FReepers banned for supporting open borders which encouraged those Congressmen and Senators to ignore this serious situation.


247 posted on 11/09/2005 7:44:17 PM PST by Chena (I'm not young enough to know everything.)
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To: 7mmMag@LeftCoast
I've had it with both parties. I became a Libertarian when Trent Lott said they weren't going to convict Clinton during impeachment. But let's face it, although the Libertarians have some good ideas, the leadership is too flaky to get itself elected to anything.

It will ultimately come down to a battle between the patriots and the politicians.
248 posted on 11/09/2005 7:47:05 PM PST by Uncle Vlad
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To: George W. Bush
You have no idea how happy we in Nebraska were when Mike Johanns was named Secretary of Agriculture. It was the only way to get that worthless slug out of Nebraska. He was the worst Nebraska governor in my lifetime.
249 posted on 11/09/2005 7:49:02 PM PST by Uncle Vlad
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To: Velveeta

Thanks for the ping, Vel. The amount of Kool-Aid guzzling by the open borders lobby is really quite breathtaking. If we ever get attacked by some jihadis that came across our open borders, I will probably be kicked off the board for my comments to these guys.


250 posted on 11/09/2005 7:50:26 PM PST by thecabal ("Now die monkeys and stop saying Muslims are terrorists,we are peaceful people!")
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