Incompitano Admits Terrorists Are Crossing our Southern Border "From time to time!"
A National Drug Intelligence Center (NDIC) report
released in March 2010 stated that there have been no documented cases
of terrorists illegally entering the United States across the Mexican
But Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano
has contradicted that assertion with an admission that terrorists do
cross the border “from time to time” with intent to attack Americans.
At a July 25 hearing of the House Homeland
Security Committee, Rep. Ron Barber, D-Ariz., asked Napolitano: “As you
know, Madam Secretary, there have been anecdotal reports about material
evidence of the presence of terrorists along our southern border. My
question is, is there any credible evidence that these reports are
accurate and that terrorists are, in fact, crossing our southern border
with the intent to do harm to the American people?”
Napolitano answered: “With respect, there have
been from time to time, and we are constantly working against different
and evolving threats involving various terrorist groups and various ways
they may seek to enter the country.”
She did say that the U.S.-Mexico border is
“heavily, heavily staffed at record amounts of manpower, materiel,
infrastructure and the like, and we are constantly making sure we're
doing all we can to make that border as safe as possible.”
The earlier report from the NDIC, a division of
the U.S. Justice Department, stated: “Of some concern to law enforcement
officials is the potential for using drug smuggling routes to move
terrorists or transport weapons of mass destruction into the United
States. However, there have been no incidents of this type documented,
and according to federal law enforcement officials, the involvement of
Mexican [drug trafficking organizations] in this type of activity is
But Napolitano is not the first to make a
statement to the contrary. In an August 2007 interview with the El Paso
Times, then-Director of National Intelligence Mike McConnell was asked:
“Are terrorist coming across the Southwest border?”
He responded: “Not in great numbers.”["Not
in great numbers???" What in the hell is that supposed to mean --
"only" one or two dozen??? How many did it take to commit the atrocities
“So there are some cases?” the interviewer asked.
Said McConnell: “There are some.” He added:
“There were a significant number of Iraqis who came across last year.
Smuggled across illegally."
My thought is to build "tent camps" capable of housing a company of
troops, at 30-mile intervals along the southern border, and staff them
with Army, Marines and National guard, rotating through them at two-week
to one-month intervals for "training." That would give each camp a
15-mile radius to patrol -- using sophisticated listening devices and
small UAVs they could literally "seal" the border. It would take about
60 such tent camps to cover the border, excluding the areas that are
already fenced, and around 6,000 men at a time to man them.
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