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Expert: Hamas, Hizbullah cells may be active in Mexico [open border alert!]
Ynet News ^ | October 31, 2007 | Roee Nahmias

Posted on 11/01/2007 5:13:35 PM PDT by camerakid400

The US is concerned that Hamas and Hizbullah agents may penetrate the porous US-Mexican border in order to carry out terrorist attacks, according to Robert Grenier, the former head of the US Central Intelligence Agency's counterterrorism center.

His comments were featured in a report published by the Mexican press on Thursday.

Speaking at an event in Mexico, Grenier—who now runs his own international security firm called Kroll—said that reports indicate the United States is fearful that Iran, Hamas, and/or Hizbullah may seek to set up operations in Mexico in order to carry out terrorist attacks in the US.

According to the US counterterrorism expert, American officials are concerned that terrorists will tap into illegal immigrant and/or drug trafficking networks in order to use them to bring people and equipment into the US.

The former CIA official added that the American government is also fearful that Hamas and Hizbullah sleeper cells are already operational in Mexico; and, that Hizbullah is funneling money from Mexico into to Lebanon to fund the organization's operations there.

Until now, the US has not given Hizbullah operations in Mexico much thought. However, in wake of the recent escalation of rhetoric between the US and Iran regarding the latter's nuclear program, American officials have become concerned that Iran will use Hizbullah to carry out terror attacks on US targets around the world, Grenier explained

According to this scenario, Iran could also use Hizbullah networks to hit the US on its own soil.

The terrorism expert noted that it was hard to say for certain that sleeper cells already exist in Mexico. However, according to Grenier, The Lebanese Shia community in Mexico supports Iran and Hizbullah and there is speculation that members of the community could be recruited to carry out acts of terrorism.


TOPICS: Crime/Corruption; Culture/Society
KEYWORDS: aliens; hamas; hezbollah; hizballah; hizbullah; immigrantlist; mexico; terrorism; wot

1 posted on 11/01/2007 5:13:38 PM PDT by camerakid400
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To: camerakid400
Is President Bush listening? What earthly reason could this administration possibly have for not closing our borders?

I can't imagine President Bush would take the chance that another terrorist attack would take place.

2 posted on 11/01/2007 5:20:02 PM PDT by WesternPacific
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To: camerakid400
This has been discussed on FR for YEARS. These morons should have been replaced years ago.

"I will give them all Amnesty.
What could possibly be more important that that?"


3 posted on 11/01/2007 5:20:02 PM PDT by Diogenesis (Igitur qui desiderat pacem, praeparet bellum)
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To: camerakid400
reports indicate the United States is fearful that Iran, Hamas, and/or Hizbullah may seek to set up operations in Mexico in order to carry out terrorist attacks in the US.

If they're "fearful" they're putting on a heck of a brave face.
4 posted on 11/01/2007 5:21:11 PM PDT by cripplecreek (Greed is NOT a conservative ideal.)
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To: WesternPacific
I can't imagine President Bush would take the chance that another terrorist attack would take place.

I can.

5 posted on 11/01/2007 5:21:59 PM PDT by Prokopton
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To: camerakid400

What could be better than to cross the border pop off a few bombs then head back to mexico..


6 posted on 11/01/2007 5:24:21 PM PDT by silentreignofheroes (When the Last Two Prophets are taken, there will be no Tomorrow!)
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To: silentreignofheroes

Our border is a perfect place to sneak a few tactical nukes through.


7 posted on 11/01/2007 5:39:07 PM PDT by Missey_Lucy_Goosey
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To: All

President Bush has lost the will to fight terrorism

This is also one of many reasons I will not support a liberal GOP pro-illegal/anti-American candidate. If you are weak on illegal aliens...you are weak on border security..and national security


8 posted on 11/01/2007 5:42:17 PM PDT by UCFRoadWarrior (FantasyCollegeBlitz.com)
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To: Missey_Lucy_Goosey

Tactical Nuke,,,Not that big and basically the same terrain that ME folks are use to..,,seems to me that some here don’t take these people serious,or they’re afraid and try to laugh it off,,strange to me..,,and dangerous


9 posted on 11/01/2007 6:05:55 PM PDT by silentreignofheroes (When the Last Two Prophets are taken, there will be no Tomorrow!)
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To: WesternPacific
nothing to see here. move along. Seriously, open border folks just do not care. The border will not be closed until we have a major terror attack in which the attackers came illegally from mexico. illegals and the gangs bringing them over are already shooting US border agents on a daily basis. Bush admin has been vigilant and prosecuted several border agents.

Anyway, we can send them a message in 2008 by kicking Lindsay Lohan-Graham and the rest of open borders out of office (in primaries). Dems are also very vulnerable, if we just had conservative senate candidates..
10 posted on 11/01/2007 7:13:25 PM PDT by tompster76
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To: 1_Inch_Group; 2sheep; 2Trievers; 3AngelaD; 3pools; 3rdcanyon; 4Freedom; 4ourprogeny; 7.62 x 51mm; ..

ping


11 posted on 11/01/2007 11:32:09 PM PDT by gubamyster
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To: camerakid400

12 posted on 11/02/2007 5:56:47 AM PDT by Gritty (The quagmire isn't in Iraq but at home Mark Steyn)
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To: Gritty

BTT!


13 posted on 11/02/2007 8:26:05 AM PDT by AuntB (" It takes more than walking across the border to be an American." Duncan Hunter)
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To: gubamyster

Bttt!


14 posted on 11/02/2007 5:19:04 PM PDT by TheLion (How about "Comprehensive Immigration Enforcement," for a change)
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To: Gritty

15 posted on 11/05/2007 4:18:48 PM PST by Syncro
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