During a House Appropriations subcommittee hearing on Tuesday, FBI Director Robert Mueller reported that the agency broke up a smuggling ring organized by the terrorist group Hezbollah. He admitted that Hezbollah had smuggled some operatives across the Mexican border to carry out possible terrorist attacks inside the U.S.
Mueller told the committee, "That was an organization that we dismantled and identified those persons who had been smuggled in. And they have been addressed as well.”
It is well known that al-Qaida has its eye on the Mexican border. In November, an al-Qaida operative who was on the FBI's terrorist watch list was captured right near it.
So why is there debate about protecting our Achilles heel? Why are so many of our government officials, including our president and wanna be presidents, McCain, Clinton, Kerry et al so willing to leave us vulnerable for the sake of some votes. If a potential candidate were to tackle this problem , minus the meaningless slogans and with some backbone, they would be swept into office.
What these short sighted, power hungry, ego maniacs who "represent" us fail to realize is that should a terrorist attack happen because of security issues at the border, the surviving victims, their families, their friends and their countrymen will be seeking out those who failed in their duty to the nation. And, in that case, there may be more than cherry blossoms decorating trees near the Capitol.