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July 18, 2007

Iraqis Being Smuggled Across the Rio Grande

FBI: Iraqis Being Smuggled Across the Rio Grande

The FBI is investigating an alleged human smuggling operation based in Chaparral, N.M., that agents say is bringing "Iraqis and other Middle Eastern" individuals across the Rio Grande from Mexico.

An FBI intelligence report distributed by the Washington, D.C. Joint Terrorism Task Force, obtained by the Blotter on, says the illegal ring has been bringing Iraqis across the border illegally for more than a year.

Border Patrol officials in the area said they were unaware of the specifics of the FBI's report, and federal prosecutors in New Mexico told they had no current cases involving the illegal smuggling of Iraqis.

The FBI report, issued last week, says the smuggling organization "used to smuggle Mexicans, but decided to smuggle Iraqi or other Middle Eastern individuals because it was more lucrative." Each individual would be charged a fee of $20,000 to $25,000, according to the report.

The people to be smuggled would "gather at a house on the Mexican side of the border" and then cross the Rio Grande into the U.S., the report says.

"Unidentified individuals would then transport them to train stations in El Paso, Texas or Belen, New Mexico," according to the FBI document.

Wild Thing's comment..........

We are at war and we have no border. Hello!!!!

It is blatantly obvious even to the most casual reader that Islamic terrorists have been, and continue to, cross the U.S./Mexico border into America.

Defense Secretary Donald Rumsfeld is warning of the threat of terrorists entering this country through the same routes as those used by illegal aliens. Secretary Rumsfeld, traveling in South America, warned that enemies look for weaknesses and take advantage of them. (Transcript)

DONALD RUMSFELD, SECRETARY OF DEFENSE: The risk is that some of these human-smuggling routes into our country from this hemisphere could be used just as easily for terrorists.

DOBBS: And three million illegal aliens are estimated to be entering this country this year.

Secretary Rumsfeld also said the United States has to be, as he put it, smarter and quicker in securing our borders. The federal government’s failure to secure those borders is leading individual states to take action. Arizona’s Proposition 200, which limits state benefits for illegals, passed overwhelmingly two weeks ago. Now at least half a dozen other states are considering similar measures.

Consider the following 5 statements by Senator Kay Bailey Hutchinson given at a Senate Floor Speech 16 March 2005 to President George.W. Bush (page S 2828).

1. “In Detroit, Mahmoud Youssef Kourani was indicted in the Eastern District of Michigan on one count of conspiracy to provide material support to Hezbollah. Kourani was already in custody for entering the country illegally through Mexico and was involved in fund raising activities on behalf of Hezbollah.”

2. “...the capture of terrorist suspect Jose Padilla. The Justice Department says Padilla and an accomplice planned to enter the United States through Mexico to blow up apartment buildings in major cities such as New York.”

3. “Or the case of suspected al-Qaida sleeper agent Mohammed Junaid Babar, who told investigators of a scheme to smuggle terrorists across the Mexican border. He is tied to a terror plot to carry out bombings and assassinations in London.”

4. “Intelligence reports suggesting that 25 Chechen terrorism suspects have illegally entered the United States from Mexico have refocused attention on a porous border from which many believe the next major attack on Americans could come.”

5. “Also last July, an Egyptian man United States authorities described as one of their most wanted smugglers of humans was arrested on charges of operating a ring that illegally brought people from Egypt and other Middle Eastern countries to the United States. The indictment says Abdallah and his associates would direct people seeking to reach the United States to travel to one of several Latin American countries, and from there to Guatemala. They would then be transported to America through Mexico in return for payments of thousands of dollars in smuggling fees.”

Posted by Wild Thing at July 18, 2007 03:47 AM


Of course, they're coming across the southern border.
They know a good deal when they see it!
No one is doing one damn thing about us being invaded.
We are losing our sense of who we are as a nation because we've let too many in and voted in too many lefty liberal pantywaist village idiots.
One guy at work said he's voting for Hillary because when her hubby was in office, we didn't have any wars. But..Bubba didn't do anything either except Monica Lewinsky, amongst others.
He did nothing about the first WTC bombing (and no one blamed him for that), the USS Cole, Somalia, or the fact he was offered Osama's head 3 times and turned it down and then pardoned Marc Rich.
No more wars--maybe--but also no more freedoms. He doesn't think about the consequences.
I think a lot are thinking that she'll turn the reigns over to Bubba once she's ensconched in the White House and she'll change the constitution so she can be Queen Bee forever and her family will continue to run this nation until the end of time.
And if she doesn't get the nomination? Watch her change to Independent and win and then switch back.

Posted by: Lynn at July 18, 2007 06:16 AM

Lynn, good grief about what that guy at work told you. Your so right about all you said about Clinton.

Posted by: Wild Thing at July 18, 2007 11:13 AM

Good God, we are like an outpost of humanity in the middle of a battlefield and were too friggin' lax to even post a sentry on the perimeter. But it's OK as long as we 'talk' about it.

Posted by: Jack at July 18, 2007 11:37 AM

The vehicles they were in had HILLARY IN 2008 bumper stickers, along with EDWARDS FOR MULLAH 08 bumper stickers! - Ayatollah Assahola 2007

Posted by: darthcrUSAderworldtour07 at July 18, 2007 11:52 AM

That report is two years old, and two years later Bush and Chertoff were still trying to promote illegal immigration. This is at least close to grounds for impeachment. If we were not involved in a controversial and ununited World War on Islamic terrorism, I would be supporting impeachment proceedings against Bush. Also, whatever type of criminal charges apply against Chertoff for derelection of duty.

The evidence presented two years ago should have resulted in a southern border that is now closed air tight.

If a future attack proves to be made by terrorists who entered illegally or overstayed a visa and entered during this presidency, I hope Bush will be held accountable. Then let him wish for presidential pardon like our three imprisoned law enforcement officers.

Posted by: TomR at July 18, 2007 12:48 PM

I agree, Tom. I voted twice for the buffoon, and the man is unwilling to act on an issue of the first importance. I think one reason we have an ineffective Republican Party in Congress is that Senators and Reps know they have no support at the top, and if they did, it would hurt them.
Bush has been a disaster. Period.

Posted by: Rhod at July 18, 2007 06:40 PM

Jack exactly, this is so stupid.

Posted by: Wild Thing at July 18, 2007 11:32 PM

Darth, hahaha that is funny.

Posted by: Wild Thing at July 18, 2007 11:33 PM

Tom, I agree so much!

Posted by: Wild Thing at July 18, 2007 11:35 PM

Rhod, you know what you hit the nail on the head. I bet that is exactly why they did nothing all the years we had the majority.

Posted by: Wild Thing at July 18, 2007 11:38 PM