Islamic State in America is a real problem. I am convinced that it is a miracle that we haven’t been hit by terrorist attacks yet.
Being ready is our only hope. Obama certainly won’t lift a finger to do anything to protect us.
How sad is it that we have to rely on someone else to provide our nation’s security. Check it out:
Tim “Nailer” Foley was more than 5,000 miles away from Paris when Islamic State terrorists launched a series of coordinated attacks throughout the French capital, killing 130 people and injuring hundreds more. But Foley — a former construction foreman who now spends his days with a band of heavily armed civilians, voluntarily patrolling the some of the most remote and dangerous stretches of the U.S.-Mexico border — wasn’t surprised.
For years now, Foley said, he’s been warning the FBI that sprinkled among the groups of immigrants he intercepts illegally crossing the border are foreign nationals who aren’t from Mexico.
“We have pictures from trail cameras that show Somalis and Middle Eastern guys with beards and everything else, but nobody is listening,” Foley told The Washington Post this week. “We’re going to have something like Paris had. It’s not a matter of if, but when.”
The 56-year-old founder of Arizona Border Recon added: “People need to wake up and realize this border is not secure.”
The link between immigration and terrorism is still up for debate. Although the Paris terror attacks appear to have been coordinated by Islamic State operatives in the Middle East, all of the identified assailants are so far citizens of European Union countries.
And yet, officials say, the threat of an Islamic State operative slipping into the United States from Mexico is a real one: Last week, the FBI confirmed that five men from Pakistan and one from Afghanistan were captured near Arizona’s border with Mexico, according to ABC affiliate KNXV.
Art Del Cueto, a spokesman for the Tucson Border Patrol, told the station that nearly 80 percent of those picked up around the U.S.-Mexico border last year were from countries other than Mexico. “We catch different people from different parts of the world all the time,” he said.
Authorities processed the men from Pakistan and Afghanistan, checking their identities against “numerous law enforcement agencies and national security databases,” according to a U.S. Border Patrol statement. But, the agency said, authorities found no “derogatory information” on their records.
Regardless, Arizona Gov. Doug Ducey (R) said in a statement: “This latest incident only reinforces the need to take our national security seriously on all fronts. News like this is very troubling, especially in light of new threats on the United States from ISIS.”
Continue reading: Washington Post
What are all the terrorists already here doing? How soon will they attack? It seems impossible to find out and even asking these questions gets you labeled as a racist.
I’m waiting for Obama to come out with the hash tag #TerroristLivesMatter.