Skip to comments.Documents identify terrorism threat in border gaps
Posted on 12/07/2009 5:23:59 AM PST by Outside da Box
Shortly after the terrorist attacks on Sept. 11, 2001, a secret government report highlighted a way terrorists might easily enter the United States carting weapons of mass destruction.
It wasn't by air or sea.
The classified analysis pointed to an arid and sparsely populated stretch of the U.S.-Mexico border in Arizona teeming with drug runners.
"This area has become very active with smuggling and encrypted radio traffic," says the report titled "Threat Assessment for Public Lands" completed by the Interior Department in late 2002. "This would be an ideal area to smuggle a weapon of mass destruction."
The report, marked "sensitive," surfaced recently in a load of documents uncovered by Utah Republican Rep. Rob Bishop.
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After 9/11 I made the mistake of hoping that something would be done about our borders. Almost a decade later, nothing has been done and my intolerance is why terrorists and hispanic gang bangers hate me.
Don't forget the OBL enablers, La Raza types. They hate us too.
Not many people around here but I figure if any of the locals saw any Arab looking individuals out and about around the border; they'd probably just shoot them and let the bears clean up what remains. Bottomline, nobody would miss them and nobody would know the better.
We once had a nutcase breaking into cabins as he came downriver from Canada. They found his dog, but never found him, true story.
I think that section of the AZ-MX border is a significant part of Am Indian territory....immediately after 911, my thought was let’s train & finance Indian Scouts and turn them lose to guard their/our lands,. Help to solve Reservation unemployment, wages, etc. But our lousy FedGub had to create some fatazz inept bureaucracy, da Homeland Insecurity, thanks to those Compassionate Repub’S and McCain’s DRat friends.
I’m far less concerned about the Canadian border for a couple of reasons. First is the fact that Canada actually tries to keep some control over their side of it. Then there’s the fact that middle easterners are far more noticable crossing with a few hundred thousand they don’t resemble.
You make a good point abput people noticing border crossers. I live near one of the more problematic areas of the Canadian border that actually could use more security.
Treat all drug runners as an invading army of terrorists and blow them away on sight. Repeat as necessary.
FINISH THE WALL, NOW!
We do have Native American tracker groups working the southern border. Pretty much limited to reservation lands.
Terrorists do not have to infiltrate across the Southern border. They are here as legal immigrants, have their own guerilla training camps ( Hammats).
The real danger is the smuggling of a nuclear weapon, or
a dirty bomb across the Southern border.The organizations that can accomplish this already exist in the USA and in Mexico.