Mexican Cartels Moving Terrorists Across Southern U.S. Border

Article author: 
Clinton Alexander
Article publisher: 
New American
Article date: 
4 May 2016
Article category: 
Our American Future
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According to Judicial Watch, for some time Mexican drug cartels have been helping Islamic terrorists now living in Mexico to cross the U.S. border in order to explore possible areas of attack in the United States. The wachdog group reports:

Among the jihadists that travel back and forth through the porous southern border is a Kuwaiti named Shaykh Mahmood Omar Khabir, an ISIS operative who lives in the Mexican state of Chihuahua not far from El Paso, Texas. Khabir trained hundreds of Al Qaeda fighters in Pakistan, Afghanistan and Yemen and has lived in Mexico for more than a year, according to information provided by JW’s [Judicial Watch's] government source.

In a recent article, Khabir bragged to the Italian newspaper il Giornale, "The border that separates Mexico from the United States is so full of free zones that I could come in with a group of men in a few hours and kill thousands of people in Texas or Arizona."

Considering the full weight of the statements by Khabir and the recent findings by Judicial Watch, there has never been a more important time to secure the southern border of the United States.

According to il Giornale, the Mexican secretary of foreign affairs stated:

The Obama administration and the American media are guilty of neglecting the phenomenon. We cannot understand whether it is a strategy, but this new wave of fundamentalism could have some surprises for the United States.

In spite of Mexico’s large Catholic component, Khabir maintains that extremism has made large strides in the Mexican culture. Claiming thousands of converts over the last six to eight years, Khabir asserts that Muslim imams have had great recruiting success and have been welcomed in the Mexican society more so even than with the European culture.

According to the Judicial Watch report, “Now Khabir trains thousands of men — mostly Syrians and Yemenis — to fight in an ISIS base situated in the Mexico-U.S. border region near Ciudad Juárez.”

If indeed the reports are accurate and Khabir is living near the U.S.-Mexico border, the prospect of a porous border combined with nearly nonexistent immigration standards should raise red flags not only in U.S.-Mexico border states, but across the country.

Even Politifact, a left-leaning political fact-checking group owned by the Tampa Bay Times, admitted the concern when in an April 2016 article, author Joshua Gillin noted,

There have been several reported incidents along the U.S.-Mexico border of several agencies encountering people on terrorism watch lists or with ties (or suspected ties) to terrorist groups. There also have been a number of people from countries associated with terror groups stopped by authorities, although that’s not an indication they’re terrorist infiltrators...

Reporting in another article for The New American in March 2016, Alex Newman contended, “Smugglers and other criminals are pouring across the often undefended border ... jeopardizing the livelihoods and even [the] lives [of Americans] — not to mention national security.”

Related article

Yes, pack the guns for your trip, Barbara Simpson, May 29. 2016.

... In a major announcement, Arizona Sheriff Paul Babeu put out the word that anyone planning to hike, camp or just drive through and enjoy the back roads in the southwestern areas of Pinal County should be packing heat.

He isn’t kidding, and this isn’t the first time there have been such warnings from him for his area.

The “enemies” in this case are the paid assassins working for the drug cartels. According to Sheriff Babeu in his press release, the cartels put out hits on anyone suspected of trying to steal their drugs and money. The sheriff is concerned that because of the tense situation, there might be armed confrontations between the cartels and civilians.

He noted there already have been gunfights in three locations since March: Interstate-8 near Casa Grande, near Sunland Gin Road outside Arizona City and on the Tohono O’Odham Indian reservation...

Back in 2010, the federal government posted signs along a 60-mile stretch of I-8 between Casa Grande and Gila Bend, warning travelers that they would be in an “active drug and human smuggling area” and that they might encounter “armed criminals and speeding smuggling vehicles.”...

But don’t think the vacation warnings are just for the U.S. It appears that because of rampant gun violence in Acapulco, beach goers are advised to carry a small black leather tote holding a small pistol.

According to a lengthy report by AP reporters, the advice is for men and women and stems from the hired killers working the city for the cartels. People are killed in broad daylight on main streets and on popular tourist beaches.

Mexican tourism has been hard hit and, according the AP, the U.S. government has barred employees from traveling there for any reason...

Michael W. Cutler, a retired 31-year U.S. INS senior criminal investigator and intelligence specialist, told the Washington Times that the U.S. government is “ceding American territory to armed criminals and smugglers.”...

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