Saturday, May 10, 2008

Business As Usual

Steve McCraw, who works as the State Director for the Department of Homeland Security, says that "Al-Qaida has discussed, has considered, is still considering leveraging the southwest border of the U.S. as an entry point for operatives."

In the last two years, 497 illegal aliens of concern were arrested crossing the Texas-Mexico border. They were from special interest countries such as Iran, Iraq, Afghanistan, Pakistan and Jordan.

McCraw tells us, "Those countries are defined and listed by the State Department, and they have an international terrorism nexus that could be Al Qaida, could be Hamas, Hezbollah or violent terrorism organizations."

He adds those violent militant groups could be teaming up with the dangerous drug cartels and numerous human smuggling organizations.

"What they're going to try to use is those crime organizations to facilitate the movement of themselves or commodities to cross the border into the U.S. undetected," explains the state director.

Meanwhile, gunmen assassinated a commander of Mexico City's anti-kidnapping police Friday, the fourth top police authority slain in 10 days here as the toll from a rising organized crime wave hits top brass. This is only one day after acting federal police chief Edgar Millan was brutally murdered.

However, not one of our candidates for the presidency seems terribly concerned about what is going on in the run down house next door. It's just business as usual for these politicians. God help us.

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