Debbie at Right Truth has an important post on the terror threat in our hemisphere. This subject has not gotten near enough attention, I rarely (if ever?) hear our elected officials in Washington talking about it. Maybe the reason is if Americans were aware of the threat we face, our politicians would be forced to do something about illegal immigration, other than just giving them all amnesty. From Debbie's post (her links):
Ever wonder how those Iraqis who recently came across the Mexican border into the United States actually got into Mexico??? Venezuela has relations with State Sponsors of Terrorism like Iran, Syria, North Korea, (also Viet Nam and Cuba), and previously Saddam's Iraq and Qadhafi's Libya.
Venezuela has given sanctuary to members of the FARC and the ELN, and militants of the Basque terrorist group ETA. Venezuela also has ties and offers sanctuary and training to members of Islamic terror groups like Hezbollah. (Venezuelan Government links to Hakim Mamad al Diab Fatah and to Rahaman Alan Hazil Mohammad, who was arrested in February 2003 in the U.K. for smuggling an explosive device aboard an airliner. see here)
A two-month review by U.S. News, including interviews with dozens of U.S. and Latin American sources, confirms the terrorist activity. In particular, the magazine has learned that thousands of Venezuelan identity documents are being distributed to foreigners from Middle Eastern nations, including Syria, Pakistan, Egypt, and Lebanon. (U.S. News)
The U.S. News report also found Cubans 'working inside Venezuela's paramilitary and intelligence apparatus' and reported 'cedulas, the equivalent of Social Security cards, are 'being issued to thousands from Middle Eastern countries. The cdeulas can be 'subsequently used to obtain Venezuelan passports and even American visas, which could allow the holder to elude immigration checks and enter the United States.'
From A Line in the Sand: Confronting the Threat at the Southwest Border, a report issued by the Majority Staff of the House Committee on Homeland Security Subcommittee on Investigations last fall:
A U.S. intelligence official expressed concern that "Counterterrorism issues are not being aggressively pursued in this hemisphere." Another intelligence official stated terror suspects held at Guantanamo Bay are not being interrogated about connections to Latin America. The bottom line, when it comes to terrorism so close to U.S. shores, says the official, "We don't even know what we don't know."
barbarians terrorists are at the gates.