MAY 05, 2015
A number of reports have surfaced in the last few weeks that corroborate a story Judicial Watch broke in mid-April verifying that ISIS is operating in a Mexican border town just eight miles from El Paso, Texas. This includes the startling development over the weekend that the Islamic terrorist group claimed responsibility for a shooting at a “Muhammad Art Exhibit” near Dallas because it was considered to be anti-Islam.
JW’s report was based on intelligence from a Mexican Army field grade officer and a Mexican Federal Police inspector and was met with denials from both the U.S. and Mexican government as well as skepticism from the mainstream media in both countries. A separate JW story published last August was also widely questioned and refuted by authorities. It cited high-level U.S. federal law enforcement, intelligence and other sources confirming that ISIS was planning to attack the United States with car bombs or other vehicle borne improvised explosive devices from Ciudad Juárez which sits across the U.S. border from El Paso. The attack was so imminent that the commanding general at Ft. Bliss, the U.S. Army post in El Paso, was briefed and the military compound increased security measures.
According to JW’s sources the Islamic terrorists have joined forces with the renowned Juárez drug cartel, which has long controlled the region. “Coyotes” are used to move ISIS operatives through the dessert and across the border between Santa Teresa and Sunland Park, New Mexico as well as the porous border between Acala and Fort Hancock, Texas. Two days after JW broke this disturbing news Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) supervisors called a “special” meeting at the U.S. Consulate in Ciudad Juárez. A high-level intelligence source, who must remain anonymous for safety reasons, confirmed that the meeting was convened specifically to address a press strategy to deny Judicial Watch’s accurate reporting and identify who is providing information to JW. FBI supervisory personnel met with Mexican Army officers and Mexican Federal Police officials, according to JW’s intelligence source. The FBI liaison officers regularly assigned to Mexico were not present at the meeting and conspicuously absent were representatives from the Department of Homeland Security (DHS). It’s not clear why DHS did not participate.
Within days a mainstream newspaper reported that Mexican officials had captured the leader of the Juárez Cartel during a “convulsion of violence that made the city one of the world’s most murderous.” Could that have been a coincidence? Just hours later the FBI arrested at least six people in San Diego and Minneapolis for trying to join ISIS as part of a widespread terrorism investigation. Additionally, a top U.S. general, Southcom Commander John Kelly, revealed that ISIS may use Latin American traffickers to enter the United States. Latin American countries’ ability to track terrorists such as ISIS is deficient, according to General Kelly.
Other reports have documented ISIS activity around the U.S., including a Kansas man arrested by the FBI for joining the U.S. Army last year to launch an ISIS-inspired attack on American soldiers and an explosion of prosecutions of would-be ISIS recruits. Just a few days ago a major television network reported what JW disclosed months ago, that U.S. law enforcement officials were warned of a possible ISIS plot targeting U.S. military and law enforcement facilities and personnel. Like JW’s stories, this one doesn’t name its sources and attributes the information to “U.S. intelligence officials.” When JW maintains the confidentiality of its sources, to protect their safety, it gets accused of reporting falsities and creating a right-wing media hype. One mainstream newspaper even slandered JW, calling our rock-solid story fake and trashing us for “conveniently” quoting “some unnamed Mexican sources.”
Here’s a chilling note to part with. After JW published its latest ISIS in Mexico story a few weeks ago, JW President Tom Fitton turned to social media to ask why the Obama administration won’t fight ISIS on our border. A character identified as “Mujahid145” responded: “Islamic state is remaining and expanding.” The evidence certainly seems to support that assessment. In fact, this week, in the aftermath of the Dallas shooting, ISIS warned of “future attacks” that will be “harsher and worse.”
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