Past Features

May 27, 2017

America's soft underbelly

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Fox News -- April 18, 2017
Kelly says terror threat from southern border keeps him 'awake at night'
   Homeland Security Secretary John Kelly warned Tuesday that the next terror attack could be committed by enemies sneaking through America's southern border, as he defended the tough actions being taken by the Trump administration to secure the region.
    “I'm staying up late at night every night to try to prevent that from happening. So that's what keeps me.... awake at night,” Kelly said of the terror threat.
    He made the comments during a Q&A session following a speech at George Washington University. In the address, he called the administration's fight against illegal immigration “really remarkable” and pushed back on criticism from Capitol Hill --- saying lawmakers can either change the law or "shut up."
    “The dramatic reduction is evident across the southwest border,” he said. ".... These numbers are lower because we've shown that we're serious about border security and enforcing our immigration laws.”
    Kelly said while there has been a 70 percent reduction in illegal immigrants in the first 90 days of the young Trump administration, the terror threat from the southern border is still significant.
    "I said it a lot back then, and I'm trying to do something about it now, that if there is --- when there is another terrorist attack in our country, if it comes from outside the country, up until 90 days ago, I would say that that individual or individuals.... get into the United States through the southwest border,” he said.

Glenn Spencer -- American Border Patrol
It only makes sense
    American Border Patrol, “America's non-governmental eyes on the border”, recognized the potential threat of terrorists coming across the border. To demonstrate this, we snuck a simulated weapon of mass destruction from the Mexican border (actually six feet south of the where the border is remarked --- but still inside the U.S.) up to a waiting truck on Arizona Highway 92. That was thirteen years ago.
    We repeated the ‘stunt' two more times without being “caught”. We understand that the U.S. Border Patrol changed the way it does things as a result.
    Things have changed and there are different forces at work. The construction of the border fence starting in 2006 led to the Mexican drug war. With the new Trump ‘wall' in the offing, the cartels are going to get really desperate --- and angry. It only makes sense that they would be more than happy to join with international terrorist to make money --- and get at us.