Category Archives: Border Security

Three Hezbollah Members Arrested in Mexico

For years we have seen persistent reports of Hezbollah operating in Latin America and on the US-Mexico border. For years the political Left has scoffed at this evidence, probably because the presence of a lethal Jihadist terrorist organization on America’s southern border might actually mean that we need to do something to secure our porous borders.

The latest evidence of Hezbollah’s operations in Mexico comes from the breaking news that three members of the terrorist organization–including a US citizen–have been arrested in Mexico and turned over the US authorities…

http://www.ynetnews.com/articles/0,7340,L-4279298,00.html

http://www.bloomberg.com/news/2012-09-10/mexico-detains-man-with-alleged-hezbollah-ties-universal-says.html

http://www.jpost.com/Headlines/Article.aspx?id=284487

The Jihad Threat on the Southern U.S. Border

The web site Policeone.com has a good article on a subject that has come up from time to time but has not received enough attention: Jihadist terrorists operating along America’s border with Mexico.

This is an issue that has been known to US policymakers and officials for several years now. Back in 2006, in testimony before the US Congress, the director of the FBI acknowledged a Hezbollah presence on the southern border:

http://www.jinsa.org/node/199

More recently, Congresswoman Sue Myrick, head of the Counterterrorism Caucus, detailed in the Washington Times about a case currently before a federal court in New York involving a Hezbollah cell in Mexico:

http://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2010/sep/1/hezbollah-car-bombs-on-our-border/

In fact, there is a lengthy history of Jihadist activity involving Mexico and the border:

http://www.humanevents.com/article.php?id=25065

http://www.pittsburghlive.com/x/pittsburghtrib/opinion/s_620146.html

The PoliceOne article, by Doug Wyllie, goes into great detail, especially on the tactical level, about the threat from Jihad on America’s vulnerable southern border (pay especially close attention to the video on the PoliceOne page):

http://www.policeone.com/terrorism/articles/2920597-OTMs-and-SIAs-in-the-USA/

Mexicans break up Hezbollah support network

Demonstrating the necessity of sealing the United States’ Southern border is news reported by the Kuwait based al-Sayassah newspaper, detailing a successful move by Mexican security officials to break up a sophisticated Hezbollah support network operating out of the troubled country.

The plot was led by Jameel Nasr, a frequent visitor to Lebanon, who was arrested at his residence in Tijuana. U.S. based national security researchers have long noted the increasing presence of Iran’s proxy army Hezbollah in Latin and South America.

http://www.militantislammonitor.org/article/id/4445

The Threat of WMD Terrorism and America’s Lax Border Security

Linked below is an excellent article by Jim Kouri of the National Association of the Chiefs of Police about America’s continued vulnerability due to our lack of border security.

In fact, that vulnerability includes a very real threat of weapons of mass destruction (WMD). WMD can take many forms unfortunately, including a nuclear bomb, chemical munitions, or biological agents.

Another type of WMD that has received a certain amount of publicity in recent years is the so-called “dirty bomb.” Technically referred to as a “radiological” weapon, a dirty bomb presents more detection challenges than a conventional nuclear bomb because the dirty bomb can be much more compact.

Fortunately, a dirty bomb is far less destructive than a nuclear bomb.

However, a dirty bomb could rather easily be concealed in the back of a minivan or pick-up truck and driven across our northern or southern border.

It turns out that the Government Accountability Office (GAO) conducted a test of our border security and pretty much found that it wouldn’t be much of a problem to transport just about any form of WMD into the USA from Mexico or Canada…

http://www.examiner.com/x-2684-Law-Enforcement-Examiner~y2010m4d11-Nuclear-Summit-Obama-ignores-nuclear-threat-to-Americans?cid=examiner-email

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