Paul WIlliams:The routes used by illegal aliens to enter the U.S. have become littered with discarded Muslim prayer blankets, pages from Islamic texts
MS-13 SMUGGLES THOUSANDS OF MUSLIM TERRORISTS INTO U.S.
Al Qaeda and the Latino Gang-Bangers
The situation at the border now poses a grave threat to national security.
Agent Mike Scioli of the U.S. Border Patrol confirms that the Tucson sector of the Border Patrol is facing a worsening problem with Mara Salvatrucha, a Salvadoran street gang that now controls the flow of arms, drugs, and illegal aliens into the U.S.
Two members of the violent gang were collared last week in Tucson and Nogales.
Twenty have been brought into custody since President Barack Obama assumed the oath of office on January 20, 2009. But the Salvadoran gang is bringing more than guns, dope, and Mexican peasant workers over the border.
In the wake of 9/11, Mara Salvatrucha attracted the attention of top al Qaeda officials, who realized that the gang could be used to smuggle operatives and weapons into the United States. An agreement was forged between the terrorists and the gang-bangers. In exchange for safe passage across the border, al Qaeda, through its cells in South America, agreed to pay the Maras from $30,000 to $50,000 for each sleeper agent they managed to smuggle into the country with bogus matricula consulars. Matricula consulars are official identification cards that are issued by the Mexican government through its consular offices. The cards verify that the bearers are Mexican citizens who are living outside of Mexico with the government's permission.
According to US officials, these cards pose a grave threat to national security. Steven McCraw, assistant director of the FBI's Office of Intelligence, told a House Judiciary Subcommittee: "The ability of foreign nationals to use the matricula consular provides an opportunity for terrorists to move freely within the United States without triggering name-based watch lists that are disseminated to local police officers."
Counterfeit matricula consulars are easy to obtain. In Los Angeles, the going rate is $90; in New York City $150.
News of the alliance between al Qaeda and Mara Salvatrucha prompted Honduran officials, including Security Minister Oscar Alvarez, to adopt a zero-tolerance law that makes membership in the street gang punishable by twelve years in prison. Mara members responded to this legislation by beheading scores of victims and leaving notes on the bodies for the Honduran government. One note read: "Idiots, the end of the world is approaching."
According to border patrol officials, including Sheriff D'Wayne Jenigan of Del Rio, Texas, thousands of Special Interest Aliens (SIAs), with the help of Mara Salvatrucha "coyotes," have made their way across the Mexican border and into the land of the free and the home of the brave.
Such SIAs come from countries that pose national security concerns: Saudi Arabia, Syria, Iran, Pakistan, Afghanistan, Egypt, Somalia, Yemen, Jordan, Lebanon, and even Iraq.
The routes used by illegal aliens to enter the U.S. have become littered with discarded Muslim prayer blankets, pages from Islamic texts, and Arabic newspapers. Law enforcement officials have named such passageways "terrorists' alleys" and a street leading north from the city of Douglas, Arizona, as "Arab Road."
Well... from LinkedIn:
D'Wayne Jernigan's Experience
Val Verde Sheriff's Office
(Law Enforcement industry)
June 1997 -- January 2009 (11 years 8 months)
(Law Enforcement industry)
January 1971 -- January 1996 (25 years 1 month)
From the Media Awareness project dated 2005:
GANGS POSE BORDER THREAT
DEL RIO, Texas - Val Verde County Sheriff
But in the last year, the risks of drug-fueled terrorism have raised the stakes to scary levels. Rifles and handguns have been replaced by rocket-propelled grenades, or RPGs, and high-caliber machine guns.
"Now the bad guys have more sophisticated training and better equipment," "Sheriff Jernigan said. "They're better armed and willing to shoot."
NORRIS: Sheriff, could you paint a picture for us of Val Verde? What's your stretch of the border look like?
Sheriff JERNIGAN: You've seen the pictures of Afghanistan? That's what it looks like out here in the, our terrain is so similar to Afghanistan's. And I've never been to Afghanistan. But the pictures I've seen that the press gives us on TV, golly, I look at it and go, my God, that's Val Verde County. Remote. No major population centers. Wide open for anyone to cross. Hot. Dry. Certainly not a place you want to be walking 100 miles across with no water.
NORRIS: But that's exactly what people do.
Sheriff JERNIGAN: That's exactly what people do. And I certainly don't want to see the aliens having to confront that. I'd rather see some sort of logical process that, if they're going to enter this country, I think we should set in some kind of process that would at least cause them not to think about walking across this desert. It is quite rugged. Lots of hills and valleys and canyons, snakes and tarantulas and all kinds of creepy creatures and it's certainly not a friendly environment.
NORRIS: Where and how do people slip across that border?
Sheriff JERNIGAN: Well in our county, we have 109 miles bordering Mexico. That entire border is made up of the Rio Grande River or the Rio Bravo River as it's referred to in Mexico. Many times that river, depending upon the amount of water being released from the Amistad Dam, which is here in our county, if the amount of water they're releasing is low, then you can walk across the river, you know, and scarcely get the heels of your shoes wet. But if they're letting large amounts of water out, of course you can drown just trying to cross this river.