From PJ Tatler:
The Tucson PD didn’t put this information out in a press release. In fact, they didn’t put it out at all. The information is contained in an internal memo pilfered and released by anonymous hacker collective LulzSec. The memo dates to Sept. 2010, and notes that a man connected to Hezbollah was caught trying to smuggle a massive cache of weapons from Mexico into New York City.
“In April of last year, the arrest of Jamal Yousef – in New York City – exposed a weapons cache of 100 M-16 assault rifles, 100 AR-15 rifles, 2,500 hand grenades, C4 explosives and antitank munitions. According to Yousef, the weapons, which were being stored in Mexico, had been stolen from Iraq with the help of his cousin who was a member of Hezbollah.”…
Remember, the Islamist enemy is always trying to harm us – the destruction of the United States is the ultimate goal of the Islamists because we stand in the way of their final victory and the establishment of a Caliphate. They will not stop until we utterly crush Islamism. That, unfortunately, is going to be a long time from now – we’re essentially abandoning the fight (in slow stages, to be sure) in the middle east and thus the decisive victory will become ever less possible. In my view, final victory can only come with a US army in Damascus and Tehran (and, perhaps, in Mecca) – so, no time soon.
Meanwhile, though, we do have to deal with the imminent threat of terrorist attacks upon us – and our wide open border with Mexico is the logical place for terrorists to enter our country. We don’t control the border – not any of it, really. The Mexican drug cartels do, and they’ll let anyone cross with anything for the right price. Obama is claiming our border is more secure than ever – while not, perhaps, an outright falsehood (Obama could, after all, just be believing what Napolitano is telling him), it isn’t an accurate reflection of what is going on at the border. Our failure to ensure a genuinely secure border puts us at risk of terrorist attacks on a major scale.
As I’ve been saying all along – border security comes first. I don’t want to hear any whines about how hard it is or how much it would cost. Whatever the difficulties and whatever the costs the job simply must be done. This is a literal matter of life and death – and this is the primary reason we have a government: to protect us from attack. Failure to make the border air tight is a gross dereliction of duty on the part of the government. And, yes, I realize that it is not all Obama’s fault – but he’s President right now and thus he responsible during his term of office – he will either do everything he can to secure the border, or he won’t…if he’s doing everything he can and we still fail, then so be it. But right now we’re not even doing half of what we can – so any failure can be laid squarely at Obama’s door.
I don’t care if it takes a 100 foot high, electrified barbed-wire fence stretching from one end to another and a solider placed every ten feet behind the fence…whatever it takes to ensure that no one crosses our border without our permission must be done. This is not the time to worry about race-baiting politics or adherence to ideology – people will die if we don’t secure the border; it is time to just get the job done.