The border that is supposed to separate the United States from Mexico must be made secure.
There is no shortage of compelling reasons why this must happen, and the sooner the better, but today, given the lunacy of Sanctuary Cities and Sanctuary States and the globalist goals of politicians from both political parties, particularly the Democratic Party leadership, rational and reasonable thought processes have been supplanted by greed, corruption and cowardice- fear of upsetting party leaders or fear of alienating deep-pocketed campaign contributors.
Indeed, it is irrational for any leader in the United States to refuse to take whatever measures must be taken to protect America and Americans from the rampant violence, corruption and potential for terrorists to traverse that highly porous border into the United States.
Yet this is precisely the situation that exists today in the United States.
Therefore, today we will consider some of the more compelling facts that demand that, for once and for all, the U.S./Mexican border be secured.
First of all, given the unstable and volatile situation in the Middle East, particularly Syria and U.S.-led military strikes in Syria, undoubtedly Iran and radical Islamists would like to be able to carry out terror attacks within the borders of the United States.
Iran and radical Islamists have a significant presence in Latin America, therefore, all that separates them from us is the U.S./Mexican border.
Khan is a citizen of Pakistan who had established himself as a permanent resident in Brazil and then smuggled numerous illegal aliens from the Middle East into the United States through Mexico. ICE (Immigration and Customs Enforcement) issued a press release about this case,
Foreign national extradited and pleads guilty to human smuggling conspiracy.
That Khan first became a resident of Brazil prior to beginning his smuggling operation is of particular concern.
Terror training camps run by Hamas and Hezbollah are to be found in the Tri-Border region of Brazil (where Brazil abuts with Argentina and Paraguay). While there was no specific mention of Khan making use of those camps, given the nature of his crimes, this is a very real and troubling possibility.
It is also entirely possible that members of ISIS and al-Qaeda are present in those terror training camps.
Khan is hardly the only alien smuggler who was operating in Latin America and has ties to the Middle East.
In addition to the nexus between Brazil and radical Islamic training camps, Iran routinely flies its Quds Forces, also known as “Shock Troops” into Caracas Venezuela. They are not present in the the Western hemisphere for vacation.
In addition to the threats posed by Middle Eastern terrorists operating in Latin America, we need to also consider the deteriorating situation to be found in Mexico where it has been reported that last year more than 29,000 people were murdered.
As fighting between drug trafficking groups drives up violence in Mexico to record levels, a new study released on Wednesday measures the economic impact in 2017 at $249 billion in losses — close to 21 percent of the country’s gross domestic product.
Authors of the study presented at the University of San Diego say that focusing on homicides alone fails to address the broad range of factors that drive the violence, and affect the well being of Mexicans on a multitude of levels.
To bring down the violence will mean addressing issues such as corruption and the weak rule of law, the study states.
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With more than 29,000 murders, last year was Mexico’s most violent year on record, “with the peacefulness in Mexico deteriorating by 10.7 percent,” states the institute’s study, the fifth in a series of annual reports focusing on Mexico.
The study found that the economic impact violence in 2017 “amongst the highest in the world.” The total economic impact of violence “was seven times higher than the education budget in 2017,” according to the report. “A one percent decline in the economic impact of violence would equal the federal government’s investment in activities related to science, technology and innovation last year.”
In an effort to somehow paint a less pessimistic and alarming image of the level of violence in Mexico, the report concluded with the following:
In spite of public perceptions, “Mexico’s violence is ‘average’ for the Western Hemisphere,” according to the USD study, with homicide rates well below those of smaller countries, including Belize, Colombia, Guatemala, Honduras, Jamaica, and Venezuela.
This is no comfort to be found in that last quote. A caravan of citizens of Honduras making its way north through Mexico and headed for the United States, prompted President Trump to deploy National Guard troops along the southern border to augment the U.S. Border Patrol in non-law enforcement capacity- providing support for the Border Patrol as was reported in an April 4, 2018 USA Today report, Trump keeps focus on caravan of Honduran asylum seekers headed to U.S.
It appears that the caravan of Hondurans is being egged on by the government of Honduras, consider that The Arizona Republic reported on April 12, 2018:
Although many migrants traveling in the caravan have decided to remain in Mexico, many still plan to continue on to the U.S. border and apply for asylum, especially the large number of women and children, and a small group of about 25 gay and transgender migrants.
The Honduran ambassador to Mexico, dressed in a suit, tie and dress shoes, joined the migrants in a 9-mile walk from the Honduran embassy in the Condesa neighborhood of Mexico City to the Casa de Peregrino near the Basilica of Our Lady of Guadalupe, Mexican news media reported.
Given the totality of circumstances, the potential exists that criminals such as members of MS-13 and other such violent gangs and members of drug cartels may well infiltrate this and other such caravans.
In point of fact, it is not beyond the realm of possibility that terrorists from the Middle East might also seize the opportunity to infiltrate large-scale smuggling groups to gain entry into the United States, not unlike terrorists in Europe infiltrated refugee flows.
Furthermore, as we have seen in the past, the potential exists that aliens who seek asylum in the United States might actually be such criminals and/or terrorists.
This very topic was the focus of a November 21, 2013 Washington Times news report, Mexican drug cartels exploit asylum system by claiming ‘credible fear.’
The report quoted Bob Goodlatte, the Chairman of the House Judiciary Committee:
“It’s outrageous that members of Mexican drug cartels and others involved in illicit activity are so easily able to exploit our asylum laws and live in the U.S. virtually undetected,” said Judiciary Committee Chairman Bob Goodlatte, Virginia Republican.
“Our asylum laws are in place to help individuals who are facing truly serious persecution in their country,” he said. “However, dangerous criminals are gaming the system by claiming they have a ‘credible fear’ of persecution when often they’ve been the perpetrators of violence themselves.”
Concerns about the lack of integrity to this system were the focus of two House Judiciary Committee hearings conducted as a result of Chairman Goodlatte’s concerns.
Of course while one of the hearings focused on how asylum abuse was overwhelming our borders, in reality, asylum abuse is overwhelming the entire immigration system throughout the entire United States of America.
Furthermore, this is not simply a matter of “asylum abuse” but of immigration fraud.
Terrorists in the 1990s, as well as the September 11 hijackers, needed to find a way to stay in or embed themselves in the United States if their operational plans were to come to fruition. As already discussed, this could be accomplished legally by marrying an American citizen, achieving temporary worker status, or applying for asylum after entering. In many cases, the act of filing for an immigration benefit sufficed to permit the alien to remain in the country until the petition was adjudicated. Terrorists were free to conduct surveillance, coordinate operations, obtain and receive funding, go to school and learn English, make contacts in the United States, acquire necessary materials, and execute an attack.
Those concerns are very much as relevant today as they were at the time of those hearings and at the time that the 9/11 Commission reported its findings.
What more needs to happen before our “leaders” finally act to secure that dangerous border?
Michael Cutler is a retired Senior Special Agent of the former INS (Immigration and Naturalization Service) whose career spanned some 30 years. He served as an Immigration Inspector, Immigration Adjudications Officer and spent 26 years as an agent who rotated through all of the squads within the Investigations Branch. He has testified before well over a dozen congressional hearings, provided testimony to the 9/11 Commission as well as state legislative hearings around the United States and at trials where immigration is at issue.
“That cache was brought to the port of Oakland aboard a ship owned by Chinese government-owned China Ocean Shipping Co. (Cosco), the same company that is caught in a bitter geopolitical dispute involving the Port of Long Beach.”
Amazon Blocks Best Selling Author Dr. Jerome Corsi from advertising “Killing The Deep State”
Amazon has refused to allow Dr. Corsi to advertise “KILLING THE DEEP STATE” because the book has a picture of President Trump on the cover.
Dr. Jerome Corsi, author of Killing the Deep State: The Fight to Save President Trump, discusses how hard-left extremists, the mainstream media, and Obama/Clinton holdovers in the government bureaucracy have been undermining President Trump’s every move and what can be done to save Trump’s presidency.
Yet it was alright to sell Obama’s books that have a picture of Obama on the covers…
Trump calls Amazon’s deal with Postal Service a ‘scam’ costing ‘billions’
“It is reported that the U.S. Post Office will lose $1.50 on average for each package it delivers for Amazon. That amounts to Billions of Dollars,” Trump said over two tweets. “If the P.O. ‘increases its parcel rates, Amazon’s shipping costs would rise by $2.6 Billion.’ This Post Office scam must stop. Amazon must pay real costs (and taxes) now!”
“In arguing that the Postal Service is losing money on delivering packages for Amazon, Trump appears to be citing some Wall Street analysis that argue the Postal Service’s formula for calculating its costs is outdated. A 2017 analysis by Citigroup did conclude that the Postal Service was charging below market rates as a whole on parcels.”
Jerome R. Corsi earned his Ph.D. from Harvard University in Political Science in 1972. He is an investigative journalist and senior staff writer for several conservative websites. He has written six New York Times bestselling nonfiction books. Also, he is the coauthor of the No. 1 New York Times bestseller Unfit for Command, and he is also the author of the No. 1 New York Times bestseller The Obama Nation.
MG Paul Vallely: Chemical attack likely Syrian rebel internecine
From SUA’s Legacy National Security Advisory Group:
Al-Nusra Front was gathering chlorine gas cylinders in February for undetermined attacks. They and Jaish al-Islam have been fighting on and off at least for a year for dominance in a number of areas. Al-Nusra had Jaish al-Islam hostages recently
Also – WMD is all over Syria and thanks to the Obama Administration and Hillary Clinton’s treasonous activities…the world is on the cusp of Armegeddon…
40 tons of chemical weapons left by militants found in Syria – Russian MoD
Brought to U by the numerous uses of Shey Butter. GO figure.
What is the FBI and DOJ covering up?
Maybe the question should be “How much is the FBI and DOJ covering up?” and “How far back?” And here we are…
The FBI providing cover for “Mr. Al Quds” Brennan’s CIA, Clinton’s State Department, and Obama.
Now back to Comey and McCabe…Fast and Furious…SEAL TEAM VI…Benghazi…The Boston Bombing…San Bernadino…Las Vegas and more…
Playing the narcissistic sociopathic Traitors and Saboteurs. Hat Tip Sediqque Mateen. The Salafists…The Taliban…and the C.I.A. and Clinton’s State Department and Obama with the F.B.I. providing cover.
On Day 11: Pulse Nightclub Shooter’s Father Revealed As Former FBI Informant
So where exactly did the money for the money transfer come from? Money was sent to Turkey and Afghanistan. Where was The Treasury Department and FINCEN?
“Salman’s attorneys claim the government failed to disclose information about Omar Mateen’s father, Seddique Mateen”…
“The email went on to say that from January 2005 to June 2016, the FBI was using Mateen’s father as a confidential informant.”
“But following the Pulse attack, FBI agents searched his home and found receipts showing he transferred money to Turkey and Afghanistan in March and June before the Pulse attack.”
“The government said an anonymous tip revealed that Seddique Mateen wanted to raise up to $100,000 to help toward an attack against the government in Pakistan.”
“Defense attorneys said that receiving the information after prosecutors rested their case, is unfair to Salman.”
“That is information that should have been disclosed. It raises a lot of questions about his role in the prior investigations of Omar Mateen himself. The FBI investigated Omar Mateen in 2013 and closed the file,” community activist Ahmed Bedier said.”
“Salman’s attorneys are revisiting statements made by key government witness, polygraph examiner, Ricardo Enriquez.”
“According to Enriquez, Salman told him that Omar Mateen left home with a gun placed in a holster on his hip before the attack.”
“The government then used those comments as evidence.”
“But defense attorneys said the government knew Omar Mateen never left his home with his work gun holstered on his hip because they later found the holster while searching his home after the attack.”
“Pulse Nightclub Shooter’s Father Revealed As Former FBI Informant”
“But following the Pulse attack, FBI agents searched his home and found receipts showing he transferred money to Turkey and Afghanistan in March and June before the Pulse attack.”
Swift, however, asked how the FBI agent could know so little, when so much information had already come out in news reports: “Even though the rest of the world knew it was an attack on Pulse, a gay night club, you didn’t?” Swift asked.
Salman’s F.B.I. interview not recorded…Now back to the Clinton interview and the Boston Bombing interview by the disabled local law enforcement agent turned F.B.I. agent…How could it be said Whitey Bulger.
“The jury in Salman’s trial, which had its third day of testimony Monday, will have only Enriquez’s words and the written statements to understand what happened between him and Salman inside a conference room at the FBI’s Fort Pierce office June 12, 2016.”
“No audio or video recording of their conversations were made. Enriquez said he did not record the sessions because the room in which Salman was interviewed was not equipped with monitoring devices, and he did not have approval from superiors to record her.”
“During cross-examination, Salman’s defense attorney Charles Swift questioned how accurate the written statements were. He pointed to another room in the building that had what appeared to be a camera on its ceiling.”
But they knew better. They had to have: The Pentagon itself refused to list Bergdahl as a POW. That’s because an internal 2009 Army report found he had a history of walking off his post and more than likely deserted. It also found he shipped his laptop back home to Idaho, and left a note expressing his disillusionment with the war, before ending up in the arms of the Taliban.
Obama had access to this intelligence long before he made his Taliban deal. So why did he trade a known deserter — and likely enemy sympathizer, if not collaborator — for five enemy commanders whom he acknowledged posed a national security risk? Simple: To justify the release from Gitmo of five “forever detainees,” who otherwise would never have been released and would have delayed achieving his promise to antiwar liberals to withdraw from Afghanistan and empty Gitmo.
Mr. Al Quds. Spent time in Indonesia as well. Calls Jerusalem “al Quds”. 1 billion with 15% radicalized. No problem. Now back to the Senate hacks by Mr. al Quds C.I.A. What else could Mr. al Quds be looking for?
“Next CIA Dir Covert Muslim”
John Guandolo a former FBI counter-terrorism Special Agent John Guandolo is the founder of UnderstandingtheThreat.com, an organization dedicated to providing strategic and operational threat-focused consultation, education, and training for federal, state and local leadership and agencies, and designing strategies at all levels of the community in order to defeat the jihadi threat. Mr. Guandolo is the co-author of Shariah – The Threat to America, the first comprehensive book on the enemy threat doctrine, and the author of Raising a Jihadi Generation.
Siraj Wahhaj is an African-American imam of Al-Taqwa mosque in Brooklyn, New York and the leader of The Muslim Alliance in North America. He was also the former vice president of Islamic Society of North America.
“Rep. Ron DeSantis (R-Fla.) said Wednesday he interviewed a recently retired FBI supervisor who told him he was instructed by Deputy Director Andrew McCabe not to call the 2012 Benghazi attack an act of terrorism when distributing a report on the FBI findings to the larger intelligence community.”
Inquiry by C.I.A. Affirms It Spied on Senate Panel
An internal investigation by the C.I.A. has found that its officers penetrated a computer network used by the Senate Intelligence Committee in preparing its damning report on the C.I.A.’s detention and interrogation program.
The report by the agency’s inspector general also found that C.I.A. officers read the emails of the Senate investigators and sent a criminal referral to the Justice Department based on false information, according to a summary of findings made public on Thursday.