Thursday

Somalian terrorists flood US southern border.

The issue of border security has been thrown into the spotlight by Arizona's decision to take matters into its own hands. What has been overlooked is the fact that terrorists are streaming across our southern border with no difficulty.

Fox News reports the following:

Feds Issue Terror Watch for the Texas/Mexico Border


The Department of Homeland Security is alerting Texas authorities to be on the lookout for a suspected member of the Somalia-based Al Shabaab terrorist group who might be attempting to travel to the U.S. through Mexico, a security expert who has seen the memo tells FOXNews.com.


The warning follows an indictment unsealed this month in Texas federal court that accuses a Somali man in Texas of running a “large-scale smuggling enterprise” responsible for bringing hundreds of Somalis from Brazil through South America and eventually across the Mexican border. Many of the illegal immigrants, who court records say were given fake IDs, are alleged to have ties to other now-defunct Somalian terror organizations that have merged with active organizations like Al Shabaab, al-Barakat and Al-Ittihad Al-Islami.
So, basically, all of those who have been calling for border security were right; terrorists have been, are currently and will be crossing through our porous southern border to do us harm.

Why aren't out leaders protecting us? What is so difficult about shutting off the valve and stemming the flood of illegal immigrants and terrorists alike?



In recent years, American Somalis have been recruited by Al Shabaab to travel to Somalia, where they are often radicalized by more extremist or operational anti-American terror groups, which Al Shabaab supports. The recruiters coming through the Mexican border are the ones who could be the most dangerous, according to law enforcement officials.


Security experts tell FOXNews.com that the influx of hundreds of Somalis over the U.S. border who allegedly have ties to suspected terror cells is evidence of a porous and unsecured border being exploited by groups intent on wrecking deadly havoc on American soil.

Duh! The only ones who wont admit that we need to secure the southern border are those who benefit from either the drug trade or  the human trafficking that occurs there.

The DHS alert was issued to police and sheriff’s deputies in Houston, asking them to keep their eyes open for a Somali man named Mohamed Ali who is believed to be in Mexico preparing to make the illegal crossing into Texas. Officials believe Ali has ties to Al Shabaab, a Somali terrorist organization aligned with Al Qaeda, said Joan Neuhaus Schaan, the homeland security and terrorism fellow at Rice University’s Baker Institute, who has seen the alert.

The sad truth is that this guy will have no more difficulty entering our country than he would crossing the street. There is no effective barrier along the border to protect us. 

An indictment was unsealed in Texas federal court earlier this month that revealed that a Somali man, Ahmed Muhammed Dhakane, led a human smuggling ring that brought East Africans, including Somalis with ties to terror groups, from Brazil and across the Mexican border and into Texas.


In a separate case, Anthony Joseph Tracy, of Virginia, who admitted to having ties to Al Shabaab, is currently being prosecuted for his alleged role in an international ring that illegally brought more than 200 Somalis across the Mexican border. Prosecutors say Tracy used his Kenya-based travel business as a cover to fraudulently obtain Cuban travel documents for the Somalis. The smuggled Somalis are believed to have spread out across the United States and remain mostly at large, court records show.



DHS did not respond to multiple e-mail and phone requests for comment.
Gee, I wonder why. What could the possibly say given the position this administration has taken. Out president has basically taken the side of Felipe Calderon and Mexico on this issue; which translated means we are screwed.


In addition to the Somali immigration issue, Mexican smugglers are coaching some Middle Eastern immigrants before they cross the border – schooling them on how to dress and giving them phrases to help them look and sound like Latinos, law enforcement sources told FoxNews.com.


“There have been a number of certain communities that have noticed this, villages in northern Mexico where Middle Easterners try to move into town and learn Spanish,” Neuhaus Schaan said. “People were changing there names from Middle Eastern names to Hispanic names.”

Security experts say the push by illegal immigrants to try to fit in also could be the realization of what officials have feared for years: Latin American drug cartels are helping jihadist groups bring terrorists across the Mexican border.


J. Peter Pham, senior fellow and director of the Africa Project at the National Committee on American Foreign Policy, said that for the past ten years there’s been suspicion by U.S. law enforcement that drug cartels could align with international terrorist organizations to bring would-be-jihadists into the U.S.


That kind of collaboration is already being seen in Africa, said Dr. Walid Phares, director of the Future Terrorism Project at the Foundation for the Defense of Democracies.


“Al Qaeda could easily say, “Ok, now we want your help getting these guys into the United States,” Phares said. “Eventually the federal government will pay more attention, but there is a window of time now where they can get anyone they want to get in already.”


Experts also say the DHS alert and recent court case highlights the threat of terrorists penetrating the Mexican/Texas border — and the growing threat of Somali recruitment efforts to bring Americans of Somali descent back to Somalia for jihadist training, creating homegrown terrorists.
Yes but what does our government intend to do about it? Sending a couple thousand National Guard troops to protect the border seems more along the lines of an insult than a solution. We need real border security before one of our cities ends up a smoking crater. 




4 comments:

  1. This is an interesting post, Southron, and I think it gets at the heart of the border security issue. Of course we need to secure our borders against potential terrorists from Somalia. However, undocumented workers do not pose any sort of comparable threat. I get the feeling that most of the sentiment against immigration reform comes, not from people who are mostly concerned about Somalians and Al Quaeda operatives sneaking across the border, but from folks who are uncomfortable with the idea of Mexicans sneaking across the border so that they can wait tables, cut people's grass and go to work for the meatpacking industry. The U.S. government doesn't have unlimited resources, so why not focus our efforts on undeniable threats to national security?

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  2. They say some of them they live there pretty well. Anarchy makes their life better :)

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  3. Yes, look here:
    http://www.eastwest-review.com/article/somalia-anarchy-order-part-i
    and here:
    http://www.eastwest-review.com/article/somalia-anarchy-order-part-ii

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  4. @anonymous: The problem is that it requires more resources to selectively enforce the borders. If we truly secure them we may block innocents from illegally entering the country but we will definitely block the terrorists as well. I have no problem with Mexicans (my Mexican wife will attest to that fact). I have a problem with the fact that 14 million(or more) illegals have entered the country unchallenged. If we cannot stop 14 million unsophisticated "waiters and gardeners" how in the world can we stop well trained and well informed terrorists?

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