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Lieberman: We Don't Want to Lose Our Freedom by Trying to Keep Terrorists from Crossing Border
CNS News ^ | 12/11/2012 | Patrick Burke

Posted on 12/12/2012 11:59:33 AM PST by IbJensen

CNSNews.com) – Sen. Joseph Lieberman (I-Conn), the chairman of the Senate Homeland Security Committee, said Tuesday the U.S. has made it increasingly difficult for Hezbollah terrorists and their supporters to cross the U.S.-Mexico border--but there is still more work to do to make the border secure.

However, Lieberman also warned that we don't want to lose American freedom by trying to keep terrorist from crossing the border from Mexico into the U.S.

“The security’s better on the U.S.-Mexican border than it has been before in terms of terrorists’ capacity to break through our borders in the south, but we still have more work to do. We have such a big border that we constantly have to get better,” Lieberman told CNSNews.com at a Capitol Hill press conference.

“I don’t know that we’re ever going to reach the point where we’re going to say ‘OK, we have enough defenses on our border’ because it’s so big and of course our country is a free country and we don’t want to lose that freedom in trying to keep the terrorists out,” he said.

Hezbollah is a terrorist organization based in Lebanon that was formed in 1982 with direct sponsorship from Iran’s Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps (IRGC) Quds Force, and continues to receive material support from Iran.

In 2008, Mexican national and former Tijuana restaurant owner Samil Boughader Mucharrafille was sentenced to 60 years in prison in Mexico for smuggling 200 people across the U.S.-Mexico border, some of whom were reportedly Hezbollah supporters.

In 2005, Mahmoud Youssef Kourani was convicted for sending material support to Hezbollah from Dearborn, Mich., after bribing an immigration official to obtain a visa and enter the U.S. from Mexico in 2001.

There also have been several reports indicating a strategic alliance between Hezbollah and Mexican drug cartels.

According to investigative journalist Doug Farah, who testified on July 7, 2011 before the House subcommittee on counter-terrorism and intelligence, there are narco-tunnels used for smuggling people and resources that resemble tunnels used by Hezbollah in Lebanon.

Lieberman, along with Sen. Bob Casey (D-Pa.), announced a Senate resolution Tuesday that urges the European Union to designate Hezbollah as a terrorist organization.

CNSNews.com subsequently asked Lieberman about Hezbollah’s possible penetration of the U.S. border: “Senator, Secretary [of State Hillary] Clinton said recently that Iran is ‘exporting terrorism’ in a global fashion ‘from Mexico to Thailand.’ And we know of instances when Hezbollah members have come across the U.S.-Mexico border. There was [Mahmoud] Youseff Kourani who was convicted in 2005, the brother of a Hezbollah commander. Do you believe the U.S.-Mexico border is secure enough?”

Lieberman responded: “Well, first off, your question makes a point that I don’t think is widely enough appreciated in our country, that in the last year or two, the Iranian regime -- particularly through this Quds force that I’ve mentioned—is operating much more globally than they did before.”

He continued, “I will say this, and I know something about this because of my role as the chairman of the Homeland Security Committee, the Department of Homeland Security and others have been really beefing up security on the Mexican border and illegal immigration has gone way down.”

“But all that security has also made it harder for Hezbollah to break through our borders and it’s an argument for why we have to not just focus on so-called illegal immigration but really on terrorists trying to break through our southern border,” he said. “It’s getting harder to do that because we have more personnel down there and much more sophisticated electronic equipment that the US government has set up”

CNSNews.com followed up: “So would you say it’s secure enough or is there still work to do?”

“The security’s better on the U.S.-Mexican border than it has been before in terms of terrorists’ capacity to break through our borders in the south but we still have more work to do. We have such a big border that we constantly have to get better,” he said.

“I don’t know that we’re ever going to reach the point where we’re going to say, ‘OK, we have enough defenses on our border’ because it’s so big and of course our country is a free country and we don’t want to lose that freedom in trying to keep the terrorists out.”


TOPICS: Constitution/Conservatism; Crime/Corruption; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: aliens; connecticutsidiot; disgracetojewry; phonyjew; socialistlieberman; traitor4hezbollah; traitorvsamerica; treason
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Sickening, boring old Joe Lieberman will support anything; even lie to promote an agenda which undermines, and will eventually guarantee the destruction of western European culture on a world wide basis. He and his comrades in government, finance and the state run propaganda industry are doing a very effective job of killing America! The neocons who think this jackass is brilliant (like Hannity) because he ran as in Independant are patently stupid!

1 posted on 12/12/2012 11:59:41 AM PST by IbJensen
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To: IbJensen

He supports terrorists.

It is simple.

He is traitor to the American people.


2 posted on 12/12/2012 12:03:01 PM PST by Diogenesis (Vi veri veniversum vivus vici)
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To: IbJensen

Everyone wants to live in freedom and security.

But... we have to make sure first that we are GOING TO LIVE!


3 posted on 12/12/2012 12:03:54 PM PST by SMARTY ("The man who has no inner-life is a slave to his surroundings. "Henri Frederic Amiel)
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To: IbJensen

I am in much more danger of losing my freedom by guaranteeing the mythical “uninsured” of health insurance.


4 posted on 12/12/2012 12:04:48 PM PST by JohnBrowdie (http://forum.stink-eye.net)
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To: IbJensen

“OK, we have enough defenses on our border’ because it’s so big”

Has the senator ever SEEN the Great Wall of China??


5 posted on 12/12/2012 12:07:27 PM PST by cotton1706
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To: IbJensen
Yes you are correct. PhonyCon Liberals always heap praise on JLieb...but he is just as Opn Borders and pro Illegal Alien as the rest of the Dems and RINOs....and also pro Islamic Terrorist
6 posted on 12/12/2012 12:13:34 PM PST by SeminoleCounty (Seems that the ones who understand little about the economy are economists)
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To: SMARTY

“Everyone wants to live in freedom and security.”

San Fransicko is deploying audio surveillance on their busses. Jersey City just put up a cell tower to pick up voices. We now have drones patrolling areas looking for pockets of dissent.

I can see where the MSM thought Bush was spying on us because he wanted to monitor foreign phone calls for potential terrorist activity but Obama is doing it for our freedom.


7 posted on 12/12/2012 12:15:04 PM PST by EQAndyBuzz (You cant bring something to its knees that refuses to stand on its own)
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To: IbJensen

Hannity should but never will ask Howdy to explain how a secure border adversely affects our freedoms


8 posted on 12/12/2012 12:15:25 PM PST by TheLawyerFormerlyKnownAsAl
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To: Diogenesis

Uh?

Lose freedom if we put up a border fence? How is that???


9 posted on 12/12/2012 12:33:19 PM PST by tallyhoe
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To: IbJensen
Lieberman: We Don't Want to Lose Our Freedom by Trying to Keep Terrorists from Crossing Border

The terrorist at 1600 Penn Ave will take it away from us Joe.

10 posted on 12/12/2012 12:47:35 PM PST by The Sons of Liberty (America 2012 - What Would Our Forefathers Do?)
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To: IbJensen

Stupid is as stupid does.


11 posted on 12/12/2012 12:49:02 PM PST by Resolute Conservative
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To: IbJensen

Joe, you dunce - the Constitution is not a suicide pact. Now go rinse out your drool cup and wait for pudding at 3pm.


12 posted on 12/12/2012 12:55:22 PM PST by dainbramaged (Joe McCarthy was right.)
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To: cotton1706
Has the senator ever SEEN the Great Wall of China??

It worked real well, didn't it?

13 posted on 12/12/2012 1:00:13 PM PST by Sherman Logan (Brought to you by one of the pale penis people.)
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To: IbJensen

Freedom? I vaguely remember freedom.


14 posted on 12/12/2012 1:03:49 PM PST by crosshairs (Too many things to say. Not enough room.)
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To: IbJensen

“The security’s better on the U.S.-Mexican border than it has been before in terms of terrorists’ capacity to break through our borders in the south, but we still have more work to do. We have such a big border that we constantly have to get better,” Lieberman told CNSNews.com at a Capitol Hill press conference.

HUH? better in terms of terrorists breaking through?? Sorry but that is political speak nonsense. If illegal aliens can cross the border by the tens of thousands on a regular basis then the border is not secure, PERIOD!


15 posted on 12/12/2012 1:37:15 PM PST by SECURE AMERICA (Where can I sign up for the New American Revolution and the Crusades 2012?)
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To: IbJensen

Freedom to ride on your own ranch without being shot and killed?


16 posted on 12/12/2012 1:42:03 PM PST by mom.mom
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To: IbJensen

“If we protect our borders the terrorists win.”

More liberal nonsense.


17 posted on 12/12/2012 1:52:48 PM PST by Iron Munro (I MISS AMERICA !)
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To: dainbramaged
the Constitution is not a suicide pact

It's been suggested he's working on a new version for distribution after approval from his constituents. It allegedly starts like this:

We, the Enablers of the Commodious Government, in Order to comply with a more correct Mynd, overlook Injustice, risk domestic Tranquility, withhold for the common defense, encourage Welfare and surrender the Blessings of Liberty to ourselves and our Posterity do ordain and willingly establish our dependence on Big Government and mindless Consumerism.

Copies will be distributed through his party contacts.

18 posted on 12/12/2012 2:19:04 PM PST by MurrietaMadman
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To: mom.mom
Freedom to ride on your own ranch without being shot and killed?

You only have that ranch because you stole it from some poor Mexican. Check out the map of La Raza.

</sarcasm>

19 posted on 12/12/2012 2:27:08 PM PST by itsahoot (Any enemy, that is allowed to have a King's X line, is undefeatable. (USS Taluga AO-62))
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To: IbJensen

Huh???? to the title


20 posted on 12/12/2012 2:27:23 PM PST by freekitty (Give me back my conservative vote; then find me a real conservative to vote for)
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To: tallyhoe

I was thinking the same thing. How in the world is securing our border with Mexico losing freedom for Americans?

The only thing I can think of is that he is following Marx on the elimination of national borders. If that is the case, drag him out of office and charge him with treason.


21 posted on 12/12/2012 3:02:19 PM PST by Dutch Boy
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To: IbJensen

Glad to see Lieberman leave.

He walks oin Saturdays, not using a car, becasue that si against his Orthodox JEwish religion.

But that religion never stopped him from voting fro abortion every chance he had.

Nor supporting Bill Clinton in the Monica Lewinsky scandal.

It never surpirsed me that he and McCain teamed up all the time. They are two biggest liars and posers DC has ever seen—and that is saying somehting.


22 posted on 12/12/2012 3:07:57 PM PST by exit82 ("The Taliban is on the inside of the building" E. Nordstrom 10-10-12)
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To: IbJensen

Just thinking of lightweight Hannity and his “good friend” Joe as I was reading this.


23 posted on 12/13/2012 12:01:29 AM PST by Eagles6 (Valley Forge Redux)
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To: exit82

Lieberman doesn’t call himself Orthodox; he apparently refers to himself as “observant”, which is a vague word.


24 posted on 12/13/2012 12:37:26 AM PST by Olog-hai
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To: Diogenesis

He and thousands of others call themselves Jewish Americans and pretend serious concern.

Slap a yamulka on his head and pin a mazzuzah on his brave chest. Then put him on the fron lines in Israel to fight the evil Hamas, et al. He’s as though as a banana.

Each belief from the Torah he couldn’t care any less.

Is voting record has always been close to 0.


25 posted on 12/13/2012 4:13:03 AM PST by IbJensen (Liberals are like Slinkies, good for nothing, but you smile as you push them down the stairs.)
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