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No signs of Qaeda at U.S.-Mexican border: official

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posted on Apr, 12 2008 @ 03:11 PM
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No signs of Qaeda at U.S.-Mexican border: official


www.reuters.com

Authorities have seen no signs of al Qaeda trying to insert operatives into the United States from Mexico, but the militant group has considered doing so, a U.S. intelligence official said on Friday.

The comments by Charles Allen, Homeland Security undersecretary for intelligence and analysis, could undercut one argument by advocates in and out of government for get-tough tactics to fight illegal crossings at the southern U.S. border -- that they are needed to fight terrorism.
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posted on Apr, 12 2008 @ 03:11 PM
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So much for terrorists coming through the southern border.

As long as al qaeda has "considered" invading the US, I guess its ok to build the fence, right? The border fence is not going to stop illegal immigration. Where there is a will, there is a way.


"We know of no trained al Qaeda operatives who have crossed over our southern border," Allen told reporters.

"We do know that going back to 2004, the southern border is something that al Qaeda's central leadership has looked at. But we know of no specifics of where al Qaeda has really endeavored to cross our borders in the south," he said.


Just make sure to stay very afraid of terrorists coming through the border, because they might do it. We don't know, but be afraid anyway.

Maybe al qaeda doesn't have the resources or the skill set to smuggle operatives from the middle east into the united states. No, that would be too convenient. They must be able to come here and smuggle bombs into this country. Isn't that why we always hear reports about how dangerous they are?

When was the last terrorist attack on US soil? How many years ago?


"The flow of illegal traffic through the border region imperils our ability to fight terrorism by stopping the illegal entry of terrorists," the Homeland Security department said earlier this month in justifying the latest waivers, for 500 miles of potential fencing.


Wait, I thought it was to stop illegal immigrants? Now its terrorists? And what would be a 'legal' entry of terrorists as opposed to illegal? I'm really confused.

Why don't you get your story straight and come back to me. Thanks.


Allen said there have been militant "sympathizers and fund-raisers for Hizbollah" trying to cross from the south, but no trained operatives have been discovered.


The boogeymen exist, we just haven't seen them. But we're sure they exist. Riiiiight.


A Homeland Security Department official said those crossings, and the potential for operatives to cross, are sufficient threats to help justify the fence construction's urgency.


No I'm pretty sure you don't want US citizens leaving when you declare martial law. Nice try though. Those FEMA camps will be full soon with DHS employees, don't worry Chertoff.




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posted on Apr, 12 2008 @ 03:30 PM
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When was the last terrorist attack on US soil? How many years ago?


Yeah, they really caught us with our pants down on 911. Things have become tougher on terrorists in this post-911 era. If Al-Queda really had a strong global network, you'd think they'd be sneaking across the border regularly, making MacGyver-Esq bombs at some Motel 6, and heading for the nearest shopping mall.



posted on Apr, 12 2008 @ 05:02 PM
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Originally posted by biggie smalls


So much for terrorists coming through the southern border.

As long as al qaeda has "considered" invading the US, I guess its ok to build the fence, right? The border fence is not going to stop illegal immigration. Where there is a will, there is a way.


Well, all is good in this country then! No terrorists are able to get in, or just that they don't want to. So it's not like leaving the borders open can possibly harm this country in any way! Hell, we should charter some ferries to travel back and forth day and night from EVERY impoverished country, since there's no way it can do any harm to the American people or the economy.
Why not? It cannot do any harm. Afterall the terrorists won't take advantage.



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