Sunday, May 23, 2010

Terrorist Threat - Flooding Across the Mexican Border?

WSBTV Channel 2 in Atlanta ran a 2 part investigative report on the terrorist threat from over our southern border with Mexico. They revealed documents showing the number of aliens, other than Mexican, caught by authorities and listed by country of citizenship.

This article "Border Threat List Surprises Georgia Congressman" gives links to the lists of those caught. The US Department of Homeland Security spends billions of dollars making sure grandma doesn't take too much perfume or bottled water onto an airplane, but lets Muslims from Pakistan, Afghanistan, Iraq and Iran stroll into our country over our porous border to the South.

From what Farmer observed in Arizona, the fence in Douglas is easy to jump. It's short and there's no razor wire atop of it. In fact, just a few miles outside of town you can walk into the country. Border officials said the fence is only meant to keep drug smugglers from driving vehicles across the border.

The area is the busiest spot in the nation for border patrol. Records show last year, agents caught a quarter of million people trying to enter the U.S. in the Tucson sector alone. According to those documents, a lot are from Mexico or South America, but hundreds of them aren't and are from nations like Pakistan, Afghanistan, Iraq and Iran. Since January, border patrol agents say they have been on the lookout for 23 Somalis with ties to al-Qaida. Jailers released them from a Mexican prison and some law enforcement officials said they think they are headed for the U.S. border.

The 2 links below are to short videos summarizing their investigation. Very interesting to watch.
Channel 2 Investigates U.S. Border Security Part 1
Channel 2 Investigates U.S. Border Security Part 2

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