Monday, November 21, 2005

Terrorist Apprehended Near The Border

The following is from an article in NewsMax.

An al-Qaida operative who was on the FBI's terrorist watch list was recently captured near the Mexican border, housed in a Texas jail and turned over to federal agents, Rep. John Culberson, R-Texas, said on Friday.

"A confirmed al-Qaida terrorist, an Iraqi national, was held in the Brewster County jail," Rep. Culberson told ABC Radio host Sean Hannity. "He was captured in Mexico. This was within the last six weeks. He was turned over to the FBI."

Rep. Culberson said the detainee had been living in Mexico for up to a year, where the terrorist "was taking careful notes on the movement of people, police officers, wildlife, etc."

What are we waiting for? Does it require a catastrophic event to get something done? Apparently so, in fact Representative Culberson summed it up quite nicely.

Rep. Culberson said news of al-Qaida's penetration of the U.S.'s southern border has him worried that the next terrorist plot could involve setting off simultaneous truck bombs in major urban centers.

"The day they blow us up," he predicted, "the border will be sealed tighter than the Berlin Wall and you'll have armed United States military forces" enforcing immigration laws.

Why is our government failing to do its job and why are we permitting them to get away with it? I continue to ask this question as incident after incident goes unreported in most of the press, confirming a conspiracy of silence about the severity of our border problem. If the day comes that we are blown up because of our failure to secure the borders, the response of the public should be to demand punishment for those culpable from our own officials to the country through which they entered.

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