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December 28, 2006

Mr. Bush, Build That Wall

Texas Fred sounds an alarm:

Anyone that doesn't think that the security of the U.S./Mexican border is anything LESS that our number one concern had better read this, absorb it and then write letters to your Congressmen, Senators and the U.S. President, and write them ASAP, demanding that the U.S. border be CLOSED and defended, and then keep on writing letters, get your friends and neighbors to write letters, make phone calls, stir it up and don't be afraid to speak your mind...
The International Herald Tribune's "Mexican police detain 4 Iraqis in border city of Tijuana" is the story that has TexasFred stirred up. If Iraqi Christians can get through our borders (and it's not yet known that these are in fact Iraqi Christians, they could be Islamic terrorists), than so can the terrorists.

And TexasFred isn't the only one that's stirred up over the failure of Washington to seal our borders, especially our southern border. From Family Matters we learn that a recent Homeland Security report, A Line in the Sand: Confronting the Threat at the Southwest Border, reports that in 2005 at least 850 people from countries of "special interest" were apprehended crossing the southern border:

... How many more successfully crossed is unknown. How many actual terrorists who have crossed is unknown. We do know, however, that they are here - see Al-Qaida Operative Nabbed Near Mexican Border. As noted in a June 2006 article, Broken, by Kenneth R. Timmerman, on a Homeland Security publication, "The report reveals that 45,008 aliens from countries on the U.S. list of state-sponsors of terror or from countries that protected terrorist organizations and their members, were released into the general public between 2001 and 2005, even though immigration officers couldn't confirm their identity."

... As noted in US-Mexican border as a terror risk, "It's not clear how many terrorists or people having connections to terror groups, may have entered the US as OTMs. But FBI Director Robert Mueller, in a House Appropriations Committee hearing March 9, 2006, said he was aware that individuals from countries with known Al Qaeda ties had entered the US under false identities."

"45,008 aliens from countries on the U.S. list of state-sponsors of terror or from countries that protected terrorist organizations and their members, were released into the general public between 2001 and 2005." That's nuts!

As TexasFred suggests, Mr. Bush - Build the damned wall, and fast.

Related: Be sure to read Border Security, Terrorism and You.

Cross posted from Hyscience



Posted by Richard at December 28, 2006 6:35 AM





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