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Al Qaida Nabbed Near Mexican Border
NewsMax ^ | 11/20/05 | NewsMax

Posted on 11/20/2005 12:42:28 PM PST by wagglebee

An Al Qaida operative who was on the FBI's terrorist watch list was recently captured near the Mexican border, housed in a Texas jail and turned over to federal agents, Rep. John Culberson, R-Texas, said on Friday.

"A confirmed al Qaida terrorist, an Iraqi national, was held in the Brewster County jail," Rep. Culberson told ABC Radio host Sean Hannity. "He was captured in Mexico. This was within the last six weeks. He was turned over to the FBI."

The Texas Republican said he obtained the stunning information about the terrorist's capture "from the sheriffs who were directly involved.

"In fact, one was the sheriff' who incarcerated him in the Brewster County jail [and who]confirmed this as well," he explained. The same sheriff also confirmed "that this guy is on the FBI's al Qaida list," he added.

The al Qaida operative "had been in Mexico, living just about 60 miles east of El Paso," Rep. Culberson said. "He was captured in a little town called El Porvenir, right across from Fort Hancock."

Rep. Culberson said the detainee had been living in Mexico for up to a year, where the terrorist "was taking careful notes on the movement of people, police officers, wildlife etc. "

The Iraqi national "had apparently aggravated a neighbor in Mexico, who turned him into Mexican authorities," he explained. Mexican officials then turned him over to the U.S. officials, who temporarily housed him in the Brewster County jail.

Asked why this news hadn't been reported earlier, Culberson told Hannity: "That's a very good question and one that I intend to get to the bottom of in my subcommittee."

Rep. Culberson sits on the appropriations subcommittee with jurisdiction over the FBI and the Department of Justice. "I guarantee that we're going to get to the bottom of this," he pledged.

He said FBI Director Robert Mueller had previously "confirmed" in testimony before his committee "that there are individuals from countries with known al Qaida connections who are changing their Islamic surnames to Hispanic-sounding names and obtaining false Hispanic identities, learning to speak Spanish and pretending to be Hispanic immigrants."

"And these are clearly Arab terrorists," Rep. Culberson added, "from countries like Yemen, Iraq and Saudi Arabia. They're crossing the border, pretending to be Hispanic immigrants, and then disappearing."

Rep. Culberson said news of al Qaida's penetration of the U.S.'s southern border has him worried that the next terrorist plot could involve setting off simultaneous truck bombs in major urban centers.

"The day they blow us up," he predicted, "the border will be sealed tighter than the Berlin Wall and you'll have armed United States' military forces" enforcing immigration laws.


TOPICS: Crime/Corruption; Extended News; Foreign Affairs; Government; Mexico; News/Current Events; US: Texas; War on Terror
KEYWORDS: aliens; alqaeda; alqaedamexico; alqaida; amnesty; borders; captured; gwot; immigrantlist; immigration; invasion; jihadinamerica; johnculberson; mexicanborder; mexico; terrorism; terrorists; usborders; usmexicoborder; waronterror; wot
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When is America going to wake-up to the danger we put ourselves in by allowing the border to be left unsecure?!
1 posted on 11/20/2005 12:42:29 PM PST by wagglebee
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To: wagglebee; SwinneySwitch

BTTT


2 posted on 11/20/2005 12:44:13 PM PST by Fiddlstix (Tagline Repair Service. Let us fix those broken Taglines. Inquire within(Presented by TagLines R US))
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To: wagglebee

BUMP


3 posted on 11/20/2005 12:44:43 PM PST by scott7278 (Before I give you the benefit of my reply, I'd like to know what we're talking about.)
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To: wagglebee; Americanwolf
When is America going to wake-up to the danger we put ourselves in by allowing the border to be left unsecure?!

Another two or three terrorist attacks should do it.AWB

4 posted on 11/20/2005 12:45:00 PM PST by Americanwolfsbrother (Don't hate on someone for using their mind.)
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To: wagglebee

Put panties on his head


5 posted on 11/20/2005 12:45:38 PM PST by Numbers Guy
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To: wagglebee
 
Well, let's give them running shoes with a compass and map attached to the shoestrings like that damn artist I saw John Gibson interview this week.  I'm sure Al Qaeda people need jobs too!

 

 

6 posted on 11/20/2005 12:46:19 PM PST by HawaiianGecko (Facts are neither debatable nor open to "I have a right to this opinion" nonsense.)
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To: wagglebee

No. They were just intending on doing the suicide bombings Americans wont do.


7 posted on 11/20/2005 12:48:21 PM PST by axes_of_weezles (mainstream extremist (Ha))
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To: wagglebee
A confirmed al Qaida terrorist, an Iraqi national

How is that possible? Al Qaeda and Iraq don't have anything to do with each other. Or, so I'm told.

</sarcasm>

8 posted on 11/20/2005 12:50:36 PM PST by mattdono ("Crush the RATs and RINOs, drive them before you, and hear the lamentations of the scumbags" - Arnie)
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To: HawaiianGecko; martin_fierro
Rep. Culberson said the detainee had been living in Mexico for up to a year, where the terrorist"was taking careful notes on the movement of people, police officers, wildlife etc. "

In other news, census workers, police dispatchers, and the entire membership roster of the Sierra Club were detained for further questioning...

9 posted on 11/20/2005 12:53:12 PM PST by Experiment 6-2-6 (Admn Mods: tiny, malicious things that glare and gibber from dark corners.They have pins and dolls..)
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To: wagglebee
"And these are clearly Arab terrorists," Rep. Culberson added, "from countries like Yemen, Iraq and Saudi Arabia. They're crossing the border, pretending to be Hispanic immigrants, and then disappearing."

Heck, if I was a terrorist that's precisely what I'd be doing. Also the Canadian border is VERY porous ... I'd be crossing there too. They've found wide underground tunnels complete with lighting, heat and air conditioning ... me thinks MANY are here already.

Who knows how many are NOT on the "watch list". I'd send the ones that were NOT on the watch list.

I'm glad they caught these creeps but who knows how many others have been successful that our government knows NOTHING about.
10 posted on 11/20/2005 12:53:41 PM PST by nmh (Intelligent people believe in Intelligent Design (God).)
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To: wagglebee

>>>"The day they blow us up," he predicted, "the border will be sealed tighter than the Berlin Wall and you'll have armed United States' military forces" enforcing immigration laws.<<<

Somehow I can't ever see this happening as long as Bush dances to Vincente Fox's tune.


11 posted on 11/20/2005 12:56:16 PM PST by Palladin (There ain't nobody here but us chickens. (Senate Dems Theme Song))
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To: wagglebee; gubamyster

Protect our borders and coastlines from all foreign invaders!

Support our Minutemen Patriots!

Be Ever Vigilant ~ Bump!


12 posted on 11/20/2005 12:56:54 PM PST by blackie (Be Well~Be Armed~Be Safe~Molon Labe!)
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To: Palladin

Canada and Mexico have no loyalty to us. They'd just as soon see another 911 here. They are envious of us.


13 posted on 11/20/2005 12:57:12 PM PST by nmh (Intelligent people believe in Intelligent Design (God).)
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To: wagglebee

....just coming into this country to do a job that no American wants to do....


14 posted on 11/20/2005 12:58:37 PM PST by Ed_in_NJ (Who killed Suzanne Coleman?)
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To: Travis McGee; neverdem; Alice au Wonderland; Kindly Old Doc Tsu

ping


15 posted on 11/20/2005 12:59:01 PM PST by King Prout (many accuse me of being overly literal... this would not be a problem if many were not under-precise)
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To: wagglebee

Start cutting off fingers and toes.


16 posted on 11/20/2005 12:59:18 PM PST by Lancer_N3502A
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To: Borax Queen; Czar
"A confirmed al Qaida terrorist, an Iraqi national, was held in the Brewster County jail," Rep. Culberson told ABC Radio host Sean Hannity. "He was captured in Mexico. This was within the last six weeks. He was turned over to the FBI."

More on this.......

17 posted on 11/20/2005 1:00:13 PM PST by nicmarlo
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To: wagglebee

An Al Qaida operative who was on the FBI's terrorist watch list was recently captured near the Mexican border, housed in a Texas jail and turned over to federal agents, Rep. John Culberson, R-Texas, said on Friday.

----It was just a matter of time before some were caught. Now someone find out how many are already in the country that sneaked in with the rest of the trash. Because as **Americanwolfsbrother** says "is it going to take another couple of terrorist attacks on US soil to get these people off their asses and watch our borders"?


18 posted on 11/20/2005 1:00:51 PM PST by WasDougsLamb (I refuse to have a battle of wits with an unarmed man.)
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To: wagglebee

Fox news reported this last Thursday morning one time, then it was pulled and was not reported again on Fox. Several of us monitored different news agencies throuout the day, and there was not a peep of it after Fox reported it.

Someone squashed it. We could not find any web links on it either. Strange, I think.


19 posted on 11/20/2005 1:01:54 PM PST by Concho
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To: HiJinx; Spiff; idratherbepainting; AZHSer; Sabertooth; Marine Inspector; A Navy Vet; ...

Interesting!


20 posted on 11/20/2005 1:02:25 PM PST by SandRat (Duty, Honor, Country. What else needs to be said?)
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To: wagglebee
When is America going to wake-up to the danger we put ourselves in by allowing the border to be left unsecure?!

If the body count starts to rise from terror bombings in our southern cities it will be the Mexican immigrants, as well as our politicians, who will get the heat from disgruntled Americans.

Innocence won't matter to people who will see those immigrants as "allowing" terrorists to join them in illegally crossing the border.

That anger will quickly spread to the Mexican government where relations will become "chilly" due to Fox's insistence on keeping the border open. And, it will be a nightmare for Bush who has refused, so far, to seal the southern border.

21 posted on 11/20/2005 1:03:01 PM PST by Noachian (To Control the Judiciary The People Must First Control The Senate)
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To: wagglebee
Build it here, build it NOW!


22 posted on 11/20/2005 1:04:48 PM PST by DTogo (I haven't left the GOP, the GOP left me.)
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To: wagglebee; Zacs Mom; PhilDragoo; Happy2BMe; potlatch; ntnychik; Smartass; Boazo; Alamo-Girl; ...

scare me again ping


23 posted on 11/20/2005 1:10:50 PM PST by bitt ('George Bush was to go up in flames this Fall, not Paris.'...Richard Baehr)
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To: nicmarlo

We need to keep on top of this since just about no one besides Sean H. seems to be reporting it on radio/tv ...


24 posted on 11/20/2005 1:10:59 PM PST by Borax Queen
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To: DTogo

That's a beautiful sight, DTogo.


25 posted on 11/20/2005 1:11:51 PM PST by HighFlier
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To: wagglebee
An Al Qaida operative who was on the FBI's terrorist watch list was recently captured near the Mexican border, housed in a Texas jail and turned over to federal agents, Rep. John Culberson, R-Texas, said on Friday.

And the RINOs and Dems keep insisting that no terrorists will ever come over the Mexican border!

Move on, citizen! Nothing to see here!

26 posted on 11/20/2005 1:12:21 PM PST by Prime Choice (Mechanical Engineers build weapons. Civil Engineers build targets.)
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To: wagglebee

""The day they blow us up," he predicted, "the border will be sealed tighter than the Berlin Wall and you'll have armed United States' military forces" enforcing immigration laws."

What I want to know is, who is going to protect every single solitary politician jerkoff in Washington DC from a lynch mob when this happens?

I doubt the cops will or the military. They are just as aggravated by this as we are.


27 posted on 11/20/2005 1:30:35 PM PST by Leatherneck_MT (3-7-77 (No that's not a Date))
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To: HighFlier

Yes it is. I wan't miniguns on the towers too.


28 posted on 11/20/2005 1:32:34 PM PST by Lancer_N3502A
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To: wagglebee

Not that we are blameless in not securing our own borders but what was an Iraqi national doing in Mexico? I know this muslim didn't go for the pork tacos! They seem to let anyone in too!


29 posted on 11/20/2005 1:37:44 PM PST by goresalooza (Nurses Rock!)
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To: HawaiianGecko
I'm sure Al Qaeda people need jobs too!

That's right. Where else can you get work as an unemployed truck bomber. The market's tough right now and they just need to feed their families (sarcasm).

30 posted on 11/20/2005 1:47:32 PM PST by Juan Medén
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To: wagglebee
When is America going to wake-up to the danger we put ourselves in by allowing the border to be left unsecure?!

I think if you look at the polls, you will find that America IS awake. It's the administration and the WSJ that are behind.

31 posted on 11/20/2005 2:09:07 PM PST by jammer
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To: wagglebee

Any direct flights to Club Gitmo... ?


32 posted on 11/20/2005 2:12:07 PM PST by traumer
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To: King Prout; Travis McGee
Rep. Culberson sits on the appropriations subcommittee with jurisdiction over the FBI and the Department of Justice. "I guarantee that we're going to get to the bottom of this," he pledged.

He said FBI Director Robert Mueller had previously "confirmed" in testimony before his committee "that there are individuals from countries with known al Qaida connections who are changing their Islamic surnames to Hispanic-sounding names and obtaining false Hispanic identities, learning to speak Spanish and pretending to be Hispanic immigrants."

With or without Tancredo, Culberson needs to generate publicity in the MSM. According to Hannity and Colmes, Culberson was also a guest last Friday. Maybe that's why FNC stopped talking about the story after it was first mentioned?

33 posted on 11/20/2005 2:40:08 PM PST by neverdem (May you be in heaven a half hour before the devil knows that you're dead.)
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To: bitt; wagglebee
"scare me again" indeed!!! What is also scary is that I see a frightening similarity between this pending disaster and the way people in New Orleans reacted to the storm warnings about Hurricane Katrina ...

A category 5 hurricane is on the radar and is barreling down on you ....

your current defenses are inadequate to successfully withstand such a force ...

this threat is imminent and you need to take immediate action to protect yourself and your loved ones ...

and....

and ....

AND ....


34 posted on 11/20/2005 2:44:14 PM PST by Zacs Mom (Proud wife of a Marine! ... and purveyor of "rampant, unedited dialogue")
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To: wagglebee
About 2 hours after we see one of these over a US city.


35 posted on 11/20/2005 2:57:13 PM PST by Blood of Tyrants (G-d is not a Republican. But Satan is definitely a Democrat.)
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To: 1_Inch_Group; 2sheep; 2Trievers; 3AngelaD; 4Freedom; 4ourprogeny; 7.62 x 51mm; A CA Guy; ...

ping


37 posted on 11/20/2005 3:19:47 PM PST by gubamyster
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To: gubamyster

It's time America wakes up!

Protect our borders and coastlines from all foreign invaders!

Support our Minutemen Patriots!

Be Ever Vigilant ~ Bump!


38 posted on 11/20/2005 3:25:52 PM PST by blackie (Be Well~Be Armed~Be Safe~Molon Labe!)
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To: wagglebee
The Iraqi national "had apparently aggravated a neighbor in Mexico,
who turned him into Mexican authorities," he explained.


Finally, a Mexican I'd give immediate US citizenship...and it's
one who's not even already in the USA!
39 posted on 11/20/2005 3:38:27 PM PST by VOA
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To: gubamyster

They're just murdering those that Americans don't want to murder!!


40 posted on 11/20/2005 3:38:53 PM PST by FlashBack (When I grow up I wanna be a coWboy.)
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To: nicmarlo
Well, well. Remember how we used to hear from our resident FR quislings that there could not possibly be a terrorist threat via Mexico, but only from Canada and by airplane.

Lets see if any of the quislings show up on this thread to remind us of just how impossible this is.

41 posted on 11/20/2005 3:55:09 PM PST by Czar (StillFedUptotheTeeth@Washington)
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To: wagglebee

Way to go !!!!


42 posted on 11/20/2005 4:00:08 PM PST by Dustbunny (Main Stream Media -- Making 'Max Headroom' a reality.)
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To: wagglebee
If an american city gets nuked.
The terrorists allies(democrats) will not be blamed BUSH WILL..

Although the dumbocrats are complicit ALSO Bush will be blamed..
AND he should be BLAMED..

The bad part is the dumbocrats WILL TAKE OVER... UNLESS Bush slaps himself into reality.. and attacks this border problem like a mean spirited extremely extreme extremist and a conservative..

The odds of that happening are extremely extremely remote..

43 posted on 11/20/2005 4:03:17 PM PST by hosepipe (CAUTION: This propaganda is laced with hyperbole..)
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To: Czar
Remember how we used to hear from our resident FR quislings that there could not possibly be a terrorist threat via Mexico, but only from Canada and by airplane.

Yep....over and over again.

Lets see if any of the quislings show up on this thread to remind us of just how impossible this is.

They'll say this is all a lie, lol.

44 posted on 11/20/2005 4:11:49 PM PST by nicmarlo
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To: KylaStarr; Cindy; StillProud2BeFree; nw_arizona_granny; Velveeta; Dolphy; appalachian_dweller; ...

ping


45 posted on 11/20/2005 4:17:46 PM PST by Calpernia (Breederville.com)
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To: wagglebee
"The day they blow us up," he predicted, "the border will be sealed tighter than the Berlin Wall and you'll have armed United States' military forces" enforcing immigration laws.

And 9-11 was what, a little "fender bender"???

Please tell me, congress-critter, are we waiting until "they blow us up?"

46 posted on 11/20/2005 4:22:58 PM PST by kstewskis ("Thank you ladies and gentlemen, you've been a wonderful audience" ...Rocky Rhodes)
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To: nmh

That's a mighty wide brush you're using there.


47 posted on 11/20/2005 4:35:32 PM PST by kanawa
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To: nmh

They've found wide underground tunnels complete with lighting, heat and air conditioning ... me thinks MANY are here already.


Source?


48 posted on 11/20/2005 4:41:14 PM PST by Valin (Purgamentum init, exit purgamentum)
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To: wagglebee
He said FBI Director Robert Mueller had previously "confirmed" in testimony before his committee "that there are individuals from countries with known al Qaida connections who are changing their Islamic surnames to Hispanic-sounding names and obtaining false Hispanic identities, learning to speak Spanish and pretending to be Hispanic immigrants."

If this isn't a red flag, I don't know what is. Secure the borders now Mr. President. What are you waiting for?

49 posted on 11/20/2005 4:41:26 PM PST by afnamvet
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To: gubamyster; All
Crosslinked:

For "Thunder on the Border," click the picture:


50 posted on 11/20/2005 4:47:23 PM PST by backhoe
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