Video: Are terrorists crossing into the U.S. from Mexico?

posted at 10:05 pm on October 25, 2006 by Allahpundit

No, of course not. Islamic terrorists don’t operate south of the border. That’s just a ruse concocted by Republicans to keep the fictitious jihad threat in vogue while justifying stronger border enforcement.

Because you know how serious Republicans are about border enforcement.

The man’s name is Michael McCaul and he’s the head of the Subcommittee on Investigations of the House Homeland Security Committee. Clint Taylor has been after me all day to link to his report and encourage people to read the section on terrorist infiltration that runs from numbered pages 27-32. Clint, as you’ll recall, is our resident expert on Hezbollah’s efforts in Venezuela. Looks like he’s on to something: the McCaul report notes that members of Hezbollah have already been caught at the border.

As for the Venezuelan connection, I’ll let McCaul explain that himself. Click the image below and watch the video in the sidebar. Ahmadinejad’s boyfriend seems like a harmless buffoon right now, but if some jihadi ends up here with papers from Caracas and self-detonates in a shopping mall, the geopolitical game is going to change very quickly.

When you’re done with the CBS video, watch this too. Six minutes, but worth it.

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Ahmadinejad’s boyfriend…

I’m sure this isn’t going over well with Cindy Sheehan.

RightWinged on October 25, 2006 at 10:15 PM

And this news why?….

gmoonster on October 25, 2006 at 10:21 PM

if were President, i would put the whole U.S. Military on the border a.s.a.p. & if Mexico didn’like that, i’d tell them to go to hell.

Starblazer on October 25, 2006 at 10:23 PM

yes Cindy Sheehan must be heart-broken about this. first, she lost her son & now , she loses her boyfriend to a guy.

Starblazer on October 25, 2006 at 10:24 PM

Empty the prisons, ship them to the border, build towers every 400 yards, sniper rifles for convicted killers in the towers, the others act as support. SHOOT TO KILL. Build one big prison along the border and man it with convicts. Anyone convicted of a crime knows they are going to do their time at “the wall”. NO MORE PUSSYFOOTING AROUND WITH THE BORDER.

tormod on October 25, 2006 at 10:37 PM

Be on the look out for “Jafar the pilot”! Bryan, A.P., Ian, can we get this guy’s picture up on the front page please? He looks hispanic and may try to sneak in with illegals! I hope Sheriff Joe catches this prick bastard! Make him wear a pink jumpsuit and eat ham sandwhiches everyday (evil grin)

Tony737 on October 25, 2006 at 10:42 PM

Easy, tormod.

1) Sniper rifles for convicted killers: Giving a bunch of cons sniper rifles doesn’t seem to be the best idea.

2) Shoot to kill: Uh, no.

3) NO MORE PUSSYFOOTING AROUND WITH THE BORDER.: Sounds good to me, as long as it doesn’t include any part of number 1 and number 2.

EFG on October 25, 2006 at 10:59 PM

Uh…Pornod; wtf are you talking about?

sniper rifles for convicted killers in the towers

That’s a great recipe for an efficient and effective border security function, you twit.

Jaibones on October 25, 2006 at 11:24 PM

Terrorists? Mexico don’t got no steenking terrorists!

Kralizec on October 25, 2006 at 11:25 PM

Of course the terrorists are crossing into the U.S. from Mexico. After all of the MSM reports showing how easy it is to do that, why wouldn’t they?

My idea is to train our military along the border as that could now serve 2 purposes. Killing 2 birds with 1 stone makes too much sense for the goBernment to consider the option though.

EFG, you might reconsider Tormod’s idea after the next attack on American soil. We all might think the idea has merit then.

DannoJyd on October 25, 2006 at 11:31 PM

Re: tormod on October 25, 2006 at 10:37 PM

Instead of sending convicted felons down to perform the work of a responsible citizen in this great Republic, come on down to the border and stand with the Minutemen for a weekend.

AZ_Redneck on October 25, 2006 at 11:36 PM

As a South Texan, I’m in favor of the Mariachi band and 3 elephants approach to border security.

Maybe set up a big top tent, and offer free admission, then bus the audience back to wherever they came from?

The border situation is the one thing I don’t understand about Pres. Bush’s national defense. Especially since he has a 1600 sq. acre ranch that’s less than 300 miles from the border in Crawford, Tx.

You’d think a problem that close to home would get more attention than he seems to give the Mexican border.

Left_Behind on October 25, 2006 at 11:41 PM

Alternatively, how about mass-producing the Islamic National shoulder patches (mentioned in the story above)and throwing them out the window near the border? Maybe THAT would get some attention…Lol………or some jail time…..

Left_Behind on October 25, 2006 at 11:54 PM

Protecting the border will never become a priority for either party as long as Hispanic votes are up for grabs. This isn’t about protecting us, it’s about getting re-elected. Political correctness isn’t just a disease of the Democratic party, and selfishness will always supercede the safety of ordinary Americans as long as it serves some politician’s political dreams.

thedecider on October 25, 2006 at 11:56 PM

The whole boarder issue is a farce. We effectively have no boarders. It’s a good thing “we’re fighting them over there” because if they ever wanted to bring the fight to us it would be about as difficult as walking across the lawn.

Scotsman on October 26, 2006 at 12:02 AM

Build one big prison along the border and man it with convicts.

I think the Mexican government has already begun that project, since they won’t extradite murderers wanted for capital offenses in America. We could finish it by building the wall and making Mexico the prison…sort of like Escape from New York. Then we wouldn’t have to worry about getting them back and having a trial.

Better yet, the Mexican government could use their nations’s vast natural resources to work toward building a first world nation with a high standard of living.

I’m just brainstorming.

Coyote D. on October 26, 2006 at 1:03 AM

This is a big part of why I am voting for Kinky Friedman. He wants to set up the national guard along the border.

SnakeintheGrass on October 26, 2006 at 2:11 AM

Let me see . . .

Yep,

Venezuela is on the list.

Sadly there are apparently more countries that don’t respect the United States right to secure it’s borders than there are allies in IraQ.

iNeXuS on October 26, 2006 at 4:33 AM

1) Wall on the border, do we even have to ask if this is a good idea, of course it is.

2) Shoot to kill, well heres a dilemma…aahhhh Okay shoot to kill is fine, illegals croosing the border are really invading so in order to repel an invading force the use of deadly force should be authorized.

3) see numbers one and two.

Before its too late.

Viper1 on October 26, 2006 at 5:00 AM

Agree abd disagree with above mentioned ideas. Armed prisoners manning the wall? Wouldn’t they revolt, shoot each other (no loss there) and perhaps form their own army kinda like Sparticus? I disagree but will not call anyone a twit for suggesting that. I agree that ordinary citizens oughta volunteer some time if they live in border states. And … well I forget who else I was gonna respond to. I’m on here via cell phone and to post I have a little box that comes up and I can’t scroll up to see who else I wanted to address, sorry if I missed you.

“The National Guard has no power to stop illegals at the border, no power and no guns. Hey, at least them clickers, that way they can keep count of how many illegals cross the border!” – Carlos Mencia

Tony737 on October 26, 2006 at 6:28 AM

Oh, now I remember (after reading it again – duh) Coyote is right, Mexico has the potential to be a rich nation, they could use money from their oil sales to build their OWN freakin’ wall. The Mexican govt could employ all those who wanna come here look for work, have THEM build with American supervision to make sure they’re not adding tunnels. If they didn’t have such a corrupt govt, their people wouldn’t be so poor and they could make a decent living at home.

Tony737 on October 26, 2006 at 7:09 AM

I work in an industry(glass)that relies heavily on the immigrant work force. My production section has 22 mexican immigrant workers (1 of whom speaks English) out of 23 total. All green carded-but I have NO WAY of knowing if those green-cards are valid.

The argument that immigrants do the jobs Americans won’t do is ridiculous. I get born and bred American applicants all the time but they turn down the jobs because of the pay scale. IT IS THE COMPANY who benefits. I agree that everything would cost more without the large immigrant work force BUT IT IS MORE IMPORTANT TO THE BUSINESS MAN TO BUILD THE BOOKS THEN BUILD THE COUNTRY. PERIOD. I’m a capitalist from the word go…but what is the price? The price isn’t worth it. Instead of trying to be smarter-faster-better it it a philosophy of cheaper-cheaper-cheaper.

Limerick on October 26, 2006 at 8:54 AM

I don’t know who is more dangerous, the left wing MOONBATS or the PROFIT IS GOD group.

Limerick on October 26, 2006 at 8:57 AM

Limerick wrote:

I work in an industry(glass)that relies heavily on the immigrant work force. My production section has 22 mexican immigrant workers (1 of whom speaks English) out of 23 total. All green carded-but I have NO WAY of knowing if those green-cards are valid.

Limerick, it wasn’t too long ago (1960′s-70′s) when America was doing just fine without the 30 MILLION member Mexican hoard to perform cheap labor and do the jobs “American’s won’t do”.

To me, this is just another false premise that we’ve swallowed, hook, line, and sinker, in the argument of “why we need illegal aliens to bolster our workforce and economy.”

I could prattle on and on about how much this “cheap” labor really costs in medical, education, and infrastructure costs, but it’s been relentlessly repeated and fallen on deaf ears. (at least so far)

The IMMEASURABLE cost to the American culture and way of life, due to the influx of drugs and gangs, plus the crowding, lack of assimilation, enemies in our midst, and outright hostility by our “guests” have made many areas too dangerous to even drive through by accident, let alone live and work in!

It’s just BAFFLING that….here we sit discussing the self-evident problem on an inconsequential blog thread, while Mexicans and other illegal nationals are TEEMING across the southern border. Meanwhile, the even the COURTS (Calif. 9th district federal court of appeals) seem to be against American sovereignty and recently ruled that Arizona didn’t have the right to pass a law requiring PICTURE ID to VOTE in the November election! (fortunately, the 9th circuit was reversed, as usual, by the US Supreme Court.

What the hell is happening to common sense in this country?

Left_Behind on October 26, 2006 at 9:50 AM

Mexico will be a socialist nation, friendly with Iran and N. Korea, within the next 8 years.

The popular response that the US couldn’t possibly deport 12 million illegal immigrants does not take into account that most would go home if they couldn’t find work in the US and that the illegals crossing the border would slow to a trickle of terrorists and drug runners.

The claims of agribusiness that we couldn’t afford their produce if they didn’t have illegal immigrants working for them does not take into account that it would be far cheaper for an American taxpayer to pay twice the amount for an apple etc. than paying the myriad costs of illegal immigration.

A wall on our borders is only a symbol, maybe an important one but only a symbol. As long as there are employers hiring illegal aliens in the US a wall will never keep them out.

And the moonbats don’t realize they too are being funded and controlled by the “profit is god” people.

Buzzy on October 26, 2006 at 10:00 AM

Gosh, my mistake!……..LOL……….

President Bush is set to sign the Mexican Border fence bill for 700 miles of fence.

Too bad we can’t seem to learn the lesson that the Israeli’s have had to learn, without going through the same ordeal and loss of life.

Left_Behind on October 26, 2006 at 10:04 AM

I’ve said a hundred times that it’s certainly an impeachable offense, if not outright treason, that Bush fights everyday to keep that border open for terrorists to enter our country. How many have already crossed and set up shop in our cities, just waiting to strike at an elementary school or movie theatre. If it happens, and it will, I say get the rope out and hang that traitor at halftime of the Super Bowl.

msplitt on October 26, 2006 at 10:07 AM

Left_Behind:

I agree with you, but the problem isn’t just the libs screaming cum-by-ya, it is also the pockets screaming ca-ching ca-ching. Close it. Fence it. Put a welcome mat at the VISA office that says ‘maybe’.

Limerick on October 26, 2006 at 10:15 AM

Limerick, or just enforce the existing immigration laws! Colorado’s Tancredo has made a virtual career out of that simple suggestion! He’s thinking about a 2008 Presidential run on that single issue “platform”.

The first dozen high profile employers caught with illegals working off the books would strike TERROR in the heart of every major employer. The 3 letter horror (i.e. IRS) would pick up the deterrent slack for the small guys. Pres. Bush wouldn’t even have to TALK about this solution….just direct ICE to start doing this part of their job!

The MAIN PROBLEM, like you mentioned, is keeping the terrorists and criminals out.

Remember the Palestinian attacks before the fence in Israel? About every 10 minutes, right?

When was the last time you heard of one? Hard to remember…

Left_Behind on October 26, 2006 at 10:38 AM

Left_Behind:

This we got off on the wrong foot. Probably because I don’t write as clearly as I think! My daughter (CA) has been after me for months to support Tancredo. Your main point in the last ‘target the employeers’is exactly what I want, along with a border shut down and scrubbing of each and every person who wants in. My thick tongue gets in the way of my mouth sometimes.

Limerick on October 26, 2006 at 10:51 AM

Glad to have McCaul as my representative, and glad to have cast my vote for him in our early voting period. We should all encourage more congresscritters to be like him (and Tancredo) on this issue.

thirteen28 on October 26, 2006 at 11:18 AM

Limerick, don’t be so modest. You’re quick-witted and a real crackup. (in your lighthearted posting) Didn’t you used to link to a website with your handle? (like your own blog site, or something?)

Left_Behind on October 26, 2006 at 11:24 AM

No….I started a family blog the last time my son was in Iraq but it is now in the dust-bin.

Nice to meet you Left…..cheers!

Limerick on October 26, 2006 at 11:30 AM

Limerick, > :)

South Texan dittos!

Left_Behind on October 26, 2006 at 11:44 AM

This is yet another example of your government thinking you are an idiot. This fence, which appears to have a somewhat ethereal quality about it–which is not a good thing in a fence BTW–is useless without measures to clamp down on the employers who attract these people in the first place. Why is this so hard for politicians to grasp?

Hell, this is the easy part. The hard part is what to do with the illegals who have already been here a while–I know the Pat Buchanan answer, “deport them”; how about an answer that’s actually doable??

honora on October 26, 2006 at 11:45 AM

Wow, that .PDF report is on a .Gov website… Just wow.

If you see the report and notice Ogrish.com; that site is a gore site and, well, viewer beware unless you have the stomach for it.

Also, you might not want to view it at work.

ar_basin on October 26, 2006 at 12:04 PM

The part about the Mexican cartels was interesting (and scary) too. I read an article based on that section of the report last night- Mexico’s Cartel Wars: The Threat Beyond the U.S. Border (Not sure if the link will work, if not try this one). It says that the gangs and cartels are already in the US and committing violence, and that it will spread and get even worse.

Some extremely brutal executions of members of Los Zetas and Los Pelones by their contemporaries have occurred, including not only beheading but also a tactic called “necklacing,” in which a tire is placed around a victim’s neck and set ablaze. (The tactic was made famous by the African National Congress in South Africa)

So it’s not just Islamic terrorists we need to worry about, it’s Mexican gangs who are as brutal as terrorists.

Megan on October 26, 2006 at 12:12 PM

I tried both links, neither works (you have to be a subscriber). If you want to read the article, copy part of the quote, do a Google News search, and click on the link. Or you can just read the report.

Megan on October 26, 2006 at 12:15 PM

Hell, this is the easy part. The hard part is what to do with the illegals who have already been here a while–I know the Pat Buchanan answer, “deport them”; how about an answer that’s actually doable??

honora on October 26, 2006 at 11:45 AM

That is so easy that no one believes it will work. If you remove the jobs that ILLEGALS are getting then they will go home of their own accord. The few die hards will then be easy to deal with.

IMHO, Left-behind is right. Existing law allows us to hit businesses that employ ILLEGALS, and if we actually started doing that the rest would quickly capitulate. The undocumented workers would return to their countries en-masse, and those few who remained would be easy to handle.

I wonder if there is a method availiable to punish municipalities that harbor ILLEGALs …

DannoJyd on October 26, 2006 at 12:20 PM

What is the ratio between guns in the gangs and guns in the NRA? curious……………

Limerick on October 26, 2006 at 12:20 PM

For 18 years I took a yearly trip down the Baja Pennisula. On the way down and back you are stopped numerous times (every hundred miles or so) had the truck or car searched, produce proper paperwork, visas, etc. all with 4 or 5 armed soldiers (very young men) plus two machine guns, one at each end of the “pullout”. They were courteous but rigid, always asked some pertinent question to establish U.S. citizenship, and I felt no way could someone come up from Baja. The Mainland, complete opposite, you can drive several hundred miles with only one checkpoint, and then only a courtesy check.
FYI…

right2bright on October 26, 2006 at 1:17 PM

I thought (growing up in So. Cal.) that we absolutly needed immigrants to “do the work others won’t”. I moved to the south and what did I see, a car wash manned by college students, landscaping done by Americans, tables waited on by yound men and women. Amazing, college students working to support themselves while getting an education…how innovative.
Adios Illegals.

right2bright on October 26, 2006 at 1:24 PM

(The following is from a post I did just before Memorial day, updated to be current with the upcoming election…)

Dear Mr. & Mrs. U.S. Citizen, FUCK YOU! Love, Your Government

“Since we in congress are nothing more than a bunch of self-serving, power-mad, intoxicated by our authority, lying, thieving bastards that could care less about the general populace because we know as long as we keep them fat, sated and stupid, they’ll continue to maintain us in our priviledged ruling class positions over the peasants with their vote…

And knowing that if we talk loud and long enough about something it will appear to the ignorant masses, if they happen to look up from American Idiots long enough, that we are doing everything in our power to do something about the problem, when in fact, we still haven’t done a fucking thing and won’t do anything until we figure out how We, The Powerful, can profit most from it…

And since that pesky Democratic Process doesn’t allow us to install ourselves as your Overlords for life, we can’t do a fucking thing about illegal aliens before the election without pissing off those peons upon whom we depend for votes, and the thought of losing an election and having to go back out among the unwashed masses and get a real job scares the living shit out of us. But once we’ve secured our positions of power again, we’ll get around to it. Honest Injun. But don’t hold your breath.

And besides, we know that which ever side does the best job of hispandering can count on 12+ million new votes in the next election, and with things being so 50-50 the last few times out, we need every vote we can buy.”

Latest Poll Numbers Show:

43% of Americans say that illegal immigration is a serious problem.

57% percent said, “No hablo inglés”

MOMinuteman on October 26, 2006 at 2:34 PM

Well you have no one to blame but the Republican party and George Bush. As a FORMER Republican and current Independant, I think Bush’s failure to secure the southern border AFTER SEPTEMBER ELEVENTH, is an impeachable offense and has certainly made a mockery of the Republicans ALLEGED strengths in fighting terror. Just like they aren’t all that Christian, they aren’t all that strong.

Soothsayer on October 26, 2006 at 4:10 PM

Hell, this is the easy part. The hard part is what to do with the illegals who have already been here a while–I know the Pat Buchanan answer, “deport them”; how about an answer that’s actually doable??

honora on October 26, 2006 at 11:45 AM

Seemed pretty doable for Janet Reno when Elian Gonzales was in our country….
That’s neither here nor there though. I believe in Attrition Through Enforcement.

The Congress is not the ones to go after! Congress PASSED HR 4437- the enforcement-only bill in December ’05. (scroll to the bottom) It’s an awesome bill without amnesty that goes after employers and enforces current laws. The SENATE weenies punted it and proposed the Amnesty bill (S. 2611 I think) in its place. You can compare the two here.

The Senate jerks who prosposed that joke are those who should be run outta the country.

NTWR on October 26, 2006 at 5:01 PM

I sent you guys a link to that report several days ago, as soon as I saw it.

americanpundit on October 26, 2006 at 8:37 PM

Limerick, or just enforce the existing immigration laws! Colorado’s Tancredo has made a virtual career out of that simple suggestion! He’s thinking about a 2008 Presidential run on that single issue “platform”.

And the truth is, we do NOT need new laws to overlook, we need to enforce the current laws. Each and every law enforcement agency should be able to do so, not just a tiny handful.
Stop the ‘sanctuary cities’ , build fences, allow for instant deportation, go after the companies that hire Illegals, go after the illegals. Yes, deport them, all we can find. It wont happen overnight, but it’s better than letting them stay. Thousands of honest people are trying to get here the legal way. You spit in their faces, not me.
The economy will drive right thru a few price increases, produce will go up a little, etc.
We MUST do this.
The numbers from the pdf: 2003 and 2004 OTM’s CAUGHT coming across the border 74,761. In 2005 and part of 2006 273,203..a 400% increase in a year and a half.And those are the ones we caught. How many terrorists made it thru? Mexicans AND OTM’s
dozens? Scores? HUNDREDS????
We didnt use to shy away from projects because they were hard. (i.e. the moon landing).
We can not now.

shooter on October 27, 2006 at 3:56 PM