Skip to comments.Iraqi terrorists caught along Mexico border
Posted on 08/24/2007 10:03:09 AM PDT by SirLinksalot
President Bush's top intelligence aide has confirmed that Iraqi terrorists have been captured coming into the United States from Mexico.
The confirmation comes from National Intelligence Director Mike McConnell, who talked about the situation in an interview with the El Paso Times recently.
"Coming up through the Mexican border is a path," McConnell said. "Now, are they doing it in great numbers? No, because we're finding them and we're identifying them and we've got watch lists and we're keeping them at bay."
But, he said, "There are numerous situations where people are alive today because we caught them (terrorists)."
Intelligence officials say the numbers and details of such situations are classified, but McConnell pointed as an example to Mahmoud Youssef Kourani, who entered the United States through Tijuana, Mexico, in 2001, and later pleaded guilty to helping raise money for Hezbollah, which has been designated by the U.S. government as a terrorist organization.
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Well, it makes me feel so much better than this is only one of the paths. I wonder what other paths they have discovered Iraqi terrorists using.
Maybe the administration wants the US-Mexico border to be the bait to lure terrorists into the trap?.............
Up through 9/10/2001 the idea of watch lists as a primary defense mechanism might have had some value.
Need KOS lists now. (KOS = Kill On Sight)
If they’re catching them at the border then you know some are getting through, maybe most of them.
I wonder now, if Iraqi terrorists cross our border will the left greet them as liberators?
No doubt they’re coming here to do the jobs Americans won’t do.
“are they doing it in great numbers? No, because we’re finding them and we’re identifying them and we’ve got watch lists and we’re keeping them at bay.”
Cause they’re easier to spot? At a rate of entry around 400 per hour, it’s good to know we’re being picky.
Not all Americans are unwilling to do such work. We’ll start hearing from our own on the issue sooner or later.
“Iraqi terrorists caught along Mexico border “
that’s an inconvenient truth for the “comprehensive immigration reform”
The folks that would rather just have all open-borders, all the time
Well now, don’t send this info to Geraldo so he can keep up one of his badgering questions dealing directly with no evidence of this happening. That way someone informed of this can counter him on his stupid quest to keep the borders open. Maybe the best person to get this to is Sean Hannity because he is hell bent to convert that babbling loud mouth into a logical thinker.
As you can see from the cartoon, Islamic Terrorists wear very distinctive clothing. Why, I bet it is darned easy to tell them apart from your ordinary, run-of-the-mill Hispanic illegal alien.
Boy, am I grateful that these border chaps are on top of this! Move along now, nothing to see.
A while back a journalist from some Texas or N.M. newspaper did a series on the border and documented an Iraqi's successful attempt to cross and find a new life. He wasn't a terrorist - but the article gave the number of middle eastern or asian's the Border Patrol suspects are terrorists crossing that are "designated special interest" individuals and it was astoundingly high....like 1500 a year..
And that's just the ones we successfully intercepted - and what's the estimate of the number of illegals we catch vs. the total....about 10%.
And we have politicians that say the border isn't a problem.
Laura Ingraham featured the journalist on her show.
Bravo, Mr. McConnell, Bravo Sierra.
Hillary has said, “ if there is a terror attack Republicans will benefit’....or something to that effect.
This sounds like a warning to would-be Muslim terrorists, ‘don’t do anything before the next presidential election”.......” you wouldn’t want those mean ol Republicans
back in the White House, would you’? “
After all Democrats regard terrorist attacks as an law enforcement problem.
Query” is Hillary giving warning to Muslim Extremists?
Really? Like you found the 20 million other illegals that successfully made it into the country?
Jorge's lax border attitude has disastrous potential.
More importantly, what about all the paths the other 99% that are not discovered are using?
Wow. Just wow. This is absolutely unacceptable. Talk about open borders putting us in major jeopardy. This solidifies it all right there. The borders should have been completely secured right after 9/11 and our policies tightened up and enforced. PERIOD.
Watch lists might work if they gave their real identities, but lists of Achmeds and Alis are useless when detainees just say “No hablo ingles” and appear to be Pablo.
Sorry but I don't accept Jorge's as being the only problem.
With our alleged Representative Republic (hint, it is not supposed to be a democracy) it is, what it is an abject failure of these idiots in Washington (for longer than Jorge has been in office) to do anything other than throw table scraps to their constituency, not that he is blameless rather this iteration of our useless ruling class that "we" (emphasis) "We " have allowed to BS the American masses to become apathetic. Realistically these buffoons (both sides) that are running for office are part of the problem and "We" latch on to one that sounds good and hope for the best.
Our continuing failure to address the real problems.
Congress has the power to hold people in contempt of congress, how about the people hold congress in contempt of the people, wouldn't that be novel.
Can't wait for the MSM headlines:
New York Times headline about this:
(sound of cricket chirping)
How did they catch them without using their unloaded guns.
“And we have politicians that say the border isn’t a problem.”
And an Admin who have no problem lying to the American people. We’ll all pay dearly for their policies and inaction.
Obviously, the Feds have no idea who or how many people are in this country or our neighbor's, undetected. Or do they?
The President’s plan to send the US military to Mexico, helping them battle the Cartels, may be for another reason. In order to make his dream of a NAU come true, any nefarious groups within the perimeter would need to be eliminated. Just a thought.
More likely we pay the coyotes better than the terrorists do...
The terrorists pay $10K a head to be smuggled and may murder you...
We pay $100K per head and give you immunity.
I thought to Canada then US would be an easier route.
Its the ones we dont know about or havent caught that concern me.
Not that this isn’t news, but WND usually gets a lower mark of approval from me. I was about to bookmark this, and I just hate to use that as a source, though.
Given the length of the damn thing, no real choke points, basically it's wide open; I'd think that's wishful thinking.
Could be wrong.... But I still want the border locked down. We can't afford having any nasties getting through.
>>President Bush’s top intelligence aide has confirmed that Iraqi terrorists have been captured coming into the United States from Mexico<<
You see that Geraldo, now dont ever tell me that no terrorists are coming Mexico way.
“Mahdi Army trains with Hezbollah”
The Fourth Rail ^ | 8/21/2007 | Bill Roggio
Posted on 08/21/2007 2:21:50 PM PDT by Tennessean4Bush
“Report: Hezbollah trained Iraqi fighters”
al Bawaba ^ | August 20 2007
Posted on 08/20/2007 2:32:06 PM PDT by knighthawk
THANKS for the ping WestCoastGal:
from your link:
ARTICLE SNIPPET: “Intelligence officials say the numbers and details of such situations are classified, but McConnell pointed as an example to Mahmoud Youssef Kourani, who entered the United States through Tijuana, Mexico, in 2001, and later pleaded guilty to helping raise money for Hezbollah, which has been designated by the U.S. government as a terrorist organization”
They have know this has been going on since at least 2001.
McConnell said terrorists have been crossing the Southwest border, but the numbers and other details are classified, according to intelligence officials. He points to Mahmoud Youssef Kourani, whose case became public when he was tried in a U.S. court. Kourani, who entered the country through Tijuana, Mexico, in 2001, pleaded guilty to helping Hezbollah raise money in the Detroit suburb where he lived. Hezbollah has been designated by the United States as a terrorist organization.
Duncan Hunter will get the fence built in six months when he becomes president.
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