In the guest article, the Bilderberger elitist supporting site of Stratfor is pushing extremist irresponsibility that will likely get millions of Americans killed if they follow their lead to stick their heads in the sand when there is mortal danger from disease and Muslim terrorists enabled, supplied, funded, and often weaponized by the Obama Administration. .
"Examining the Terrorist Threat from America's Southern Border is republished with permission of Stratfor."
Examining the Terrorist Threat from America's Southern Border
On July 21, Texas Gov. Rick Perry announced he was deploying 1,000 members of the Texas National Guard to the Mexican border to help strengthen border security. The move is the latest in a chain of events involving the emigration of Central Americans that has become heavily publicized -- and politicized.
Clearly, illegal immigration flows are shifting from Arizona and California to Texas. In fiscal year 2013, the Rio Grande Valley Border Patrol sector surpassed Tucson as the leading sector for the number of apprehensions (154,453 in Rio Grande Valley versus 120,939 for Tucson). Also, between fiscal 2011 and 2013 (all Border Patrol data is recorded by fiscal year), the number of "other than Mexicans" -- mostly Central Americans -- apprehended in the Rio Grande Valley sector increased by more than 360 percent, from 20,890 to 96,829. (By comparison, the Tucson sector apprehended 19,847 "other than Mexicans" in 2013. Significantly, minors constituted a large percentage of the "other than Mexicans" apprehended in the Rio Grande Valley in 2013: 21,553 (compared to 9,070 in Tucson sector). However, the majority (84 percent) of those labeled Unaccompanied Alien Children by the Border Patrol are teenage minors and not younger children.
Lost in all the media hype over this "border crisis" is the fact that in 2013 overall immigration was down significantly from historical levels. According to U.S. Border Patrol apprehension statistics, there were only 420,789 apprehensions in 2013 compared to 1,160,395 in 2004. In fact, from fiscal 1976 to 2010, apprehensions never dropped below 500,000. During that same period, the Border Patrol averaged 1,083,495 apprehensions per year compared to just 420,789 last year.
Of course, apprehension statistics are not an accurate count of total immigration and do not account for those who cross without being caught, and the statistics are also slightly skewed by the fact that Unaccompanied Alien Minors are far more likely to surrender to authorities rather than attempt to avoid them. In 2011, the Border Patrol apprehended 4,059 unaccompanied children; by 2013 that number had reached 38,759. Year to date, the Border Patrol has apprehended more than 46,000 unaccompanied children and estimates it will apprehend around 60,000 total in 2014. Still, overall, the Border Patrol will apprehend and process hundreds of thousands fewer people this year than it did each fiscal year from 1976 until 2010.
This type of hype and politicization of the U.S.-Mexico border is not new. It is something that has surfaced at irregular intervals for years now, along with scaremongering using the boogeyman of terrorism, and it appears to be happening again.
I've recently done a number of media interviews regarding immigration, and during several of these interviews, reporters have asked me the question: "Does the crisis on the border give terrorists an opportunity to sneak into the country?" While other border security analysts have told reporters that they believe terrorists would take advantage of the border crisis and that the cartels would be willing to work with terrorists for the right price, I disagree. I believe that an analysis of the history of plots directed against the U.S. homeland from overseas and an examination of the changes in the dynamics of transnational terrorism show such claims to be unfounded.
No Link to the U.S.-Mexico Border
As chaos has wracked Mexican towns just south of the U.S. border such as Nuevo Laredo, Reynosa, Juarez and Tijuana, there has been repeated speculation that al Qaeda could partner with some street gang or Mexican cartel to smuggle terrorist operatives or weapons into the United States to conduct a spectacular terrorist attack.
For example, in 2005, rumors were frequently published on a popular web media outlet claiming that al Qaeda had smuggled several tactical nuclear devices into the United States with the help of the Salvadoran Mara Salvatrucha street gang. According to the rumors, al Qaeda was planning to launch a horrific surprise nuclear attack against several U.S. cities in what was termed "American Hiroshima." Clearly this never happened.
But American fearmongers are not the only ones who can cause a panic. In a 2009 speech, radical Kuwaiti university professor Abdullah al-Nafisi talked about the possibility that jihadists could smuggle anthrax in a suitcase through a drug tunnel on the U.S.-Mexico border, a claim that sparked considerable concern because it came on the heels of other hyped-up anthrax threats.
However, an examination of all jihadist plots since the first such attack in the United States -- the November 1990 assassination of the radical founder of the Jewish Defense League, Meir Kahane -- shows that none had any U.S.-Mexico border link. Indeed, as we've noted elsewhere, there have been more plots against the U.S. homeland that have involved the U.S.-Canada border, including the 1997 plot to bomb the New York Subway and the Millennium Bomb Plot. But by and large, most terrorists, including those behind the 1993 World Trade Center bombing and the 9/11 attacks, have entered the United States by flying directly to the country. There is not one jihadist attack or thwarted plot in which Mexican criminal organizations smuggled the operative into the United States.
There was one bumbling plot by Iran's Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps in which Manssor Arbabsiar, a U.S. citizen born in Iran and residing in Texas, traveled to Mexico in an attempt to contract a team of Mexican cartel hit men to assassinate the Saudi ambassador to the United States. Instead of Los Zetas, he encountered a U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration informant and was set up for a sting. There is no evidence that an actual Mexican cartel leader would have accepted the money Arbabsiar offered for the assassination.
Mexican criminal leaders have witnessed U.S. government operations against al Qaeda and the pressure that the U.S. government can put on an organization that has been involved in an attack on the U.S. homeland. Mexican organized crime bosses are businessmen, and even if they were morally willing to work with terrorists -- a questionable assumption -- working with a terrorist group would be bad for business. It is quite doubtful that Mexican crime bosses would risk their multibillion-dollar smuggling empires for a one-time payment from a terrorist group. It is also doubtful that an ideologically driven militant group like a jihadist organization would trust a Mexican criminal organization with its weapons and personnel.
Changes in Terrorist Dynamics
Another factor to consider is the changes in the way militant groups have operated against the United States since 9/11. Because of increased counterterrorism operations and changes in immigration policies intended to help combat terrorist travel, it has become increasingly difficult for terrorist groups to get trained operatives into the United States.
Even jihadist groups such as al Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula have been forced to undertake remote operations involving bombs placed aboard aircraft overseas rather than placing operatives in the country. This indicates that the group does not have the ability or the network to support such operatives. In addition to remote operations launched from its base in Yemen, al Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula has also undertaken efforts to radicalize grassroots operatives residing in the United States, equipping them with easy-to-follow instructions for attack through its English-language magazine, Inspire.
This focus on radicalizing and equipping grassroots operatives is also reflected in the fact that the majority of the attacks and failed plots inside the United States since 2001 have involved such grassroots operatives rather than trained terrorists. These operatives are either U.S. citizens, such as Nidal Hasan, Dzhokhar Tsarnaev and Faisal Shahzad, or resident aliens such as Najibullah Zazi. Failed shoe bomber Richard Reid was traveling on a British passport (no U.S. visa required) and the would-be underwear bomber, Umar Farouk Abdulmutallab, had obtained a valid U.S. visa. The operatives had the ability to legally reside in the United States or to enter the country legally without having to sneak across the border from Mexico.
Could a terrorist operative take advantage of the U.S.-Mexico border? Possibly. Is one likely to attempt such a crossing when so much publicity and extra enforcement has been directed to that border? Probably not.
"Examining the Terrorist Threat from America's Southern Border is republished with permission of Stratfor."
My Comments and musing are in the green below. -- Brianroy
I vehemently disagree with Scott's intentionally IRRESPONSIBLE and prevaricating last sentence.
Watch Joe Biggs walk into and out of Mexico.
But sometimes it is necessary to stop and take more than just a few deep breaths and step back to see what is happening, and if we ourselves have lost sight of what we are ourselves doing.
And while some seek and achieve a temporary escape for a little while, hopefully as we transition back, maybe we can also sometimes realize that we also fail to look back and bring ahead what was left for us by a previous generation to help us into the future. We need to salvage those good things behind us in the past that are worth preserving in order to benefit in the now and in the future from knowledge and understanding, (which two words combined is the biblical definition of wisdom).
Regardless of who or what we are as citizens of the United States, there is a great need for everyone to realize that we have to remove any blind loyalty to any one party affiliation and become AMERICANS first, because there is an enemy within using the psychological blinders of being Democrat or Republican as the primary and critical concealment of a successful series of operations aimed at murdering what F.E.M.A.(the Federal Emergency Management Agency) intends will be 200,000,000 U.S. citizens.
The Challenge of Ideas with Edward R. Murrow - 1960s Department of Defense Film
The next video is a hat tip to Infowars.com
Retired Border Patrol Agent warns that F.E.M.A. is currently anticipating a scenario where 200,000,000 Americans or 2 out of every 3 Americans DIE (see 6:50 - 6:57 on the video), perhaps from disease, while Obama and his co-conspirators engage in asymmetrical warfare (11:45 ff. on the video), which might as well be labeled as synonymous with domestic deep enemy mole saboteur warfare on the people of the United States.
Video courtesy of Little Bonanza Productions. For more information, please contact: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Lest we forget the July 4, 2014 Infowars report from Texas
"Infowars Reporter Jon Bowne investigates the threat of widespread livestock and human disease that is gripping south Texas. As the Obama Administration turns a blind eye towards the imminent threat facing taxpaying Americans, heedful ranch owners have issued a blunt warning for the rest of the United States currently being forced to harbor illegals in their communities.
Dr. Michael and Linda Vickers are the founders of Texas Border Volunteers, an organization based in Fallfurias, Texas that assists Border Patrol by serving as observers and reporting illegal activity." -- Infowars (Youtube write-up).
And then, years ago, Jesse Ventura in "Conspiracy Theory" offered alot of good dramatized reporting on the FEMA Camps and the potential method of thinning out the U.S. population by nefarious individuals and groups inside the Federal Government, that is worth watching again.
The Federal Government of the United States of America has within its programs of operation a mostly classified document known as "The Continuity of Government", which describes the framework of how surviving aspects of the Federal Government through appointed and unelected (and perhaps even unvetted bureaucrats) will operate in the event of a nuclear war, or major crisis involving a functional breakdown of the Federal Government due to a terrorist event or other calamity, real or perceived.
What most people no longer realize, because Civics is no longer a focus in education, is that even were we to be without the Federal "Continuity of Government" implementation, the various states of the United States are to some extent self-functioning entities of our Constitutional Republic in miniature, and that these Constitutional Republic entities also have the ability to keep any and all monies designated to the Federal Government in case of a disaster that temporarily wipes out the Federal System under a circumstance for which "The Continuity of Government" program was designed. Whether they will exercise this action in case of a nuclear terrorist attack on a centralized Federal head of Government, which centralized or Washington D.C. next attack Al Qaeda has sworn will happen in their next assault, we have yet to see.
Al Qaeda, which was on the ropes of near extinction from the United States Military and the Bush Administration (2001 -2009), but under the not so secret Shia Muslim Jihadi Barack Hussein Obama II, who wears such a ring of Islamic cult devotion as his true wedding band
(apparently since his 1981 recruitment on Hyderabad, India to the Islamic fundamentalist cause), Al Qaeda has received billions of U.S. dollars in direct finances, and equipment, not counting military aid, and matching amounts or greater from Saudi Arabia and Qatar, so that Al Qaeda has not only revived, it has grown and evolved and split into more branches and factions.
There is absolutely no legal doubt that Barack Hussein Obama II is both a usurper of the Presidency of the United States and has committed TREASON with the enemies of the United States. There is doubt that Al Qaeda as yet possesses any nuclear weapon capacity, but they do most certainly now (or at least its faction of ISIS so does now) have a Saddamn Hussein weapons caches of thousands of pounds of Sarin gas,
and the ability to deploy that gas into Washington D.C. and wipe out the entire city several times over if they can use a proper and effective dispersant and method of delivery.
In the event of a take down of Washington, D.C. by a either an effective chemical warfare lethal nerve agent or by a nuclear device, should such an event ever occur: I tell you in advance it will be by collusion and conspiracy with Obama and his pro-Jihadi Islamic Council that operates in the current clandestine reigns of power as overseers and advisers along with Muslim converts and Constitutional traitors and alleged black-mailers like John Brennan (now head of C.I.A.), who allegedly helped orchestrate and plan the assassination of a United States Ambassador to Libya, Christopher Stevens, in Ben Ghazi, Libya on September 11, 2012.
We can only hope that the States, who are themselves are 50 smaller versions of the Republic of the United States, if there is a sudden catastrophic of our primary Federal Central Government by a terrorist act (likely Obama and Brennan jihadi Islam initiated) , that those 50 states in the first few hours and days will join together in Confederacy and immediate cooperation and move to have a more Constitutional restoration of our more than two centuries Constitutional Republic. And in the event of loss of their Federal Congress, we can only hope that wise counsel and wisdom will prevail throughout such a crisis, where perhaps the surviving (presumed to be most all 50) State Legislatures can put together a short list of candidates of their own elected representatives for the Governor of their state to choose from, until an elected Senator can fill the shoes of those removed by any nationally devastating terrorist attack brought about by Obama and his Executive Branch Muslim Council, which will be accomplished with the aid of scumbags like John Brennan (now head of C.I.A.), Jeh Johnson (Secretary of Homeland Security, who is removing border agents off the border, unsecuring it for the enemies of the United States, and opening the U.S. Mexico borders to whosoever will, including terrorists, to cross in at) , and Eric Holder (Attorney General who aim is to strip the Bill of Rights from U.S. Citizens).
The actions of Obama, acting outside the Constitution and being let to do so by scumbag traitors like John Boehner (Republican Speaker of the House who enjoys golf course back rubs from Obama) and Harry Reid (Senate Majority Leader), is aimed at moving our Republic from a Constitutional Government into an Authoritarian Government. Once the Authoritarian phase is completed or de facto realized to a pre-planned threshold, at that point, the push will likely occur to take the Authoritarian Government (which ignores its Constitution) into the Totalitarian phase.
The kick-over phases to Totalitarianism will almost certainly be initiated following a John Brennan C.I.A. supported Al Qaeda terrorism on our own homeland. It could be a biological plague released simultaneously from hundreds of our 1300 plus bio-weapons labs around the lower 48 States, or it could even perhaps be a supplying and detonating of one of our own nukes
(as Senator Graham recently loudly alarmed against and probably prevented
as an excuse to suspend the Constitution and then commit live-fire asymmetrical warfare or domestic murder against any and all ethnic American citizens, and introduce a whole new Soviet Marxist-Leninist System to a terrorized public and put in place at a time of psychological weakness and desperation.
We need to be always wary to never let a Totalitarian 1984 Future to ever happen to us here in the United States. We need to be awake and aware, and to all do our bit to save lives by a proper dissemination of information with insight, knowledge with understanding, or what is otherwise a preservation and perpetuation of what we hope will be "wisdom." As if a voice from the past, in the form of George Orwell says to us: "Don't let it happen. It depends on you."