They’re Not Just “Undocumented” Fruit-Pickers and Landscapers
For the last few years people have been poo-pooing the fact that terror groups, such as Hezbollah, have been training the Mexican drug cartels in Mexico, and Central and South America (more here and here), with the USA as the target in-mind. Do they really think it's all just anti-American hand-holding comradery photo-ops between Venezuela's Hugo Chávez and Iran's Mahmoud Ahmadinejad.
I have no doubt this is being done in exchange for the Mexican drug cartels' assistance in crossing the border into the United States. When I started blogging a couple years after September 11, 2001, I was aware of American border ranchers/farmers reporting to Border Patrol they were hearing illegals crossing onto their properties, and passing very uncomfortably close to their houses in the dead of night. The accents and language they were hearing was NOT Mexican or South American... but Middle Eastern.
On or about the early morning hours of June 13, 2004 Border patrol agents from the Willcox station encountered a large group of suspected illegal border crossers, estimated to be around 158, just east of the Sanders Ranch near the foothills of the Chiricauha Mountains. 71 suspected illegal aliens were apprehended; among them were 53 males of middle-eastern descent. According to a Border Patrol field agent, the men were suspected to be Iranian or possibly Syrian nationals. “One thing’s for sure: these guys didn’t speak Spanish and after we questioned them harder we discovered they spoke poor English with a middle-eastern accent; then we caught them speaking to each other in Arabic…this is ridiculous that we don't take this more seriously, and we’re told not to say a thing to the media...
Just about a year ago DHS Sec. Janet Napolitano stated as much was happening, without committing, of course...
Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano told senators it is a national security concern that people from countries with ties to terrorism could 'potentially' gain entry into the United States by crossing the country’s southern border.
But according to the Department of Homeland Security’s own reports, thousands of people from 14 “special interest” countries already have come into the United States illegally, including some across the U.S.-Mexico border. (The State Department designates some nations as "special interest" counties because of their links to terrorism.)
“On the human trafficking side, it’s not solely illegal immigrants coming to work, but the ability of people from countries of special interest to immigrate into Central America and be ferried up to the border and over into the United States is also a concern.”
McCain responded: “Countries of special interest – people could come up through our southern border?”
“Potentially, yes,” Napolitano said.
The State Department lists four special interest countries as sponsors of terror – Cuba, Sudan, Syria and Iran. The other 10 countries of interest are: Afghanistan, Algeria, Iraq, Lebanon, Libya, Nigeria, Pakistan, Saudi Arabia, Somalia and Yemen.
Yet, just a year later "Big Sis" still insists the Mexico/USA border “is better now than it ever has been”. This, in the face of the escalated violence in Mexico just a stone-throw from U.S. soil, and frustrating U.S. law enforcement on the border, and leaving them all on their own. That last link, a mention of "more regulations against the export of guns that are fueling the fire in Mexico" ... but we all now know how THAT came about, no? (As a matter of fact, the DOJ documents Rep. Issa has been demanding from Eric Holder, but isn't getting, are from this hearing's time period.)
For the last couple years you can see the training in the cartels' practices of increased elaborate tunneling under the Mexico/USA border, beheadings, stonings, the use of car bombs, mass graves, and future suicide-bombers.
Now comes this ... Jim Hoft at The Gateway Pundit is reporting:
A new documentary by the Spanish Univision television channel titled “La Amenaza Irani” (The Iranian Threat) uses undercover, never-before-seen footage to illustrate how the Iranian regime’s growing ties to Latin America that threaten U.S. national security.
More @ The Examiner.
The ongoing connections are undeniable. Perhaps, however, we should deploy all the TSA agents on the U.S./Mexico border. Maybe then they might find somebody more closely resembling a terrorist there than they have in the last couple years of groping people in the airports. Not to worry ... I am certain this administration has its head screwed-on straight in this particular matter. Well, somebody's screwed.
As a footnote ... Did you hear about a lone gunman that opened fire at the intersection of Sunset Boulevard and Vine Street in Hollywood yesterday? Witnesses said the man was yelling something as he was shooting randomly at motorists and pedestrians. Know what it was? Maybe he just couldn't think of anything else to scream in his moment of insanity...