Skip to comments.U.S. revives cross-border terror talk
Posted on 02/13/2008 10:37:37 AM PST by Sammy67
The top U.S. domestic counter-terrorism official says more than a dozen people with suspected terrorist ties have attempted to enter the United States from Canada.
Under the headline "Michael Chertoff's deepest fears: Terrorists entering U.S. from Canada," the New York Daily News says Mr. Chertoff, in a recent interview, revealed "much more than a dozen" individuals with links to al-Qaeda, Hezbollah and other extremist groups have been caught trying to enter the U.S. since 9/11.
The head of Homeland Security said the individuals were stopped for links to "a mix" of terror groups through finances, family or spy intercepts.
"Do I know they were coming in on a mission as opposed to something else? That I can't necessarily tell you," he said.
His comments coincide with an article in the Cairo-based Middle East Times, in which foreign affairs and counter-terrorism analyst Olivier Guitta claims "potentially hundreds of terrorists may have been allowed into the U.S. (from Canada) without showing any proof of identification."
Under the headline "Danger from Canada," she states that "historically, a number of terror attacks targeting the U.S. have originated in Canada."
The only reported incident of a terrorist attempting to enter the U.S. from Canada for an attack is the 1999 case of "millennium bomber" Ahmed Ressam.
Mr. Chertoff's remarks, meanwhile, are the most specific yet to quantify the problem of cross-border terrorist traffic.
A Homeland Security spokeswoman could not say how
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A dozen ties? Be afraid.
Build two walls
Not a fence, a wall.
Thank goodness that the terrorists haven’t been told that the southern US border is wide open and that they could march Saladin’s army across unnoticed and, if waving La Raza flags, unmolested.....
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