That should be obvious to the most casual observer. however, it apparently is not obvious to the DHS. The fact is that terrorist do use the backdoor as well as the side doors. Recently Fox News ran this story:
A book celebrating suicide bombers has been found in the Arizona desert just north of the U.S.- Mexican border, authorities tell Fox News. The book, “In Memory of Our Martyrs,” was spotted Tuesday by a U.S. Border Patrol agent out of the Casa Grande substation who was patrolling a route known for smuggling illegal immigrants and drugs.
So what was the reaction of the DHS? Something less than inspiring as you see here:
“At this time, DHS does not have any credible information on terrorist groups operating along the Southwest border,” a Department of Homeland Security official said in a statement.
I don’t know about you but that statement doesn’t make me feel all warm and secure. I guess the FBI is not credible because the Fox News story also tells us this:
Statements from U.S. officials, including FBI director Robert Mueller, have raised serious concerns in recent years over “OTMs” — or illegal immigrants other than Mexicans — who have crossed the southwest border at alarming rates.
Mueller testified before the House Appropriations Committee in March 2005 that “there are individuals from countries with known Al Qaeda connections who are changing their Islamic surnames to Hispanic-sounding names and obtaining false Hispanic identities, learning to speak Spanish and pretending to be Hispanic.”
Clearly President Obama and the DHS are very much aware that terrorist have easy access to our country via our porous borders and coasts. But they don’t seem to care. They talk the talk but they don’t walk the talk. It is as if the TSA’s ” grab and grope” program is just a show designed to convince the public that their government is doing everything possible to protect them. The reality is that the terrorist groups are laughing hysterically at us for being so stupid.
Are Obama and Naploitano stupid or is it that they think we are stupid? Is it possible that Obama and Napolitano want another 9/11 type of incident to occur so they can have an excuse to take more of our freedoms away in the name of security? Or is this old man over reacting? What do you think?
But, before you tell me what you think, read this last bit from the Fox News story:
Authorities would not release a picture of the book to Fox News, or reveal how long they believe it was lying in the desert. Immigration officials have previously discovered items along the U.S.-Mexico border from Middle Eastern origin, including Iranian currency in Zapata, Texas, and a jacket found in Jim Hogg County, Texas, that was covered in patches including an Arabic military badge that illustrates an airplane flying into a tower.