SEPTEMBER 13, 2007
On the heels of a federal agencyâ??s revelation that Islamic extremists and Mexican drug cartels have joined forces to smuggle weapons and terrorists into the country, Texasâ?? top Homeland Security official confirmed that terrorists have indeed been arrested crossing the Mexican border.
The Lone Star Stateâ??s director of Homeland Security, Steve McCraw, shed a scary light on the severity of the situation at the southern border by officially disclosing that terrorists with ties to Hezbollah, Hamas and al-Qaida have been arrested crossing into the state through Mexico in recent years.
U.S. officials and illegal immigrant advocates have vehemently denied a terrorist threat from the southern border, insisting that those who cross are merely desperate, humble and hard-working people seeking the American dream and willing to do jobs most U.S. citizens wonâ??t even consider.
But alarming details of the deadly terrorist threat from Mexico are slowly becoming public. Just last month, National Intelligence Director Mike McConnell told an El Paso newspaper that people with known links to terrorist organizations have in fact been caught crossing the border.
Early last month a Drug Enforcement Agency (DEA) report laid out how Islamic terrorists and violent Mexican drug gangs have teamed up to successfully penetrate the U.S. as well as finance terror networks in the Middle East.
The alarming report said that the Mexican cartels and terrorists have taken advantage of a porous border and lack of intelligence sharing among key U.S. government agencies. It concluded that any future September 11th type of event in the country may be facilitated by drug traffickers operating on both sides of the U.S.-Mexico border.
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