Friday, January 20, 2006

Guess Who's Coming To Visit

By way of WorldNetDaily comes this frightening bit of information.New Mexico's Rep. Steve Pearce stated that the Border Patrol has captured two illegal immigrants from Afghanistan, two from Indonesia, nine from Iran and one from Syria in his district over the past two years. These are people from nations known to harbor terrorists. Why is this not making news headlines? Why aren't Teddy Kennedy, Nancy Pelosi, Hillary and the rest of the leftwing cabal addressing this problem? And sadly, I must ask what is our president doing?

Sheriff Sigifredo Gonzalez, Jr,Zapata County's chief lawman and chairman of the Border Sheriff's Association, told a San Antonio conference yesterday it's not a matter of "if," but "when," a terrorist will enter the U.S. through Mexico with a dirty bomb or some other weapon of mass destruction. The fault, Gonzalez said, can be placed on the federal government for failing to protect its borders. The sheriff is right. The government needed to move quickly on this problem immediately after 9/11 but it has done nothing, zip, nada.

"If smugglers can bring a hundred people or 2,000 pounds of marijuana into the United States, how simple would it be to bring terrorists into this country, or a suitcase loaded with a dirty bomb?" Gonzalez told the Washington Times last month. "I am very surprised it hasn't already happened."

The sheriff was told by federal officials that terrorists-in-waiting have been going to Central America to learn Spanish so they will not stand out from other aliens entering the United States.

"Illegal immigration is the least of our concerns," Gonzalez said. "We'll deal with illegal immigration. What I worry about is the dangerously violent narcotics gangs and especially the terrorists. There [are] people from countries of interest to the United States which could easily come over this border. They may already be in the country. We don't know."

That's the scary part, we don't know and our government's inaction seems to indicate they don't care.

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