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Terror War Spilling Across Border

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FBI Director Robert Mueller testified that potential al-Qaida terrorists, immersed in the flow of illegal aliens, have entered the United States through the porous U.S./Mexican border. Also, Sen. John Cornyn, R-Texas, revealed that he has seen the discarded beverage boxes and military patches with Arabic language found along the border. Bush's consistent refusal to tighten the border, despite his phony 'War on Terrorism', betrays the truth that he really has little interest in protecting Americans from terrorists. Keeping his corporate cronies well supplied with dirt-cheap, illegal labor certainly in his mind trumps security. Furthermore, Bush's refusal to leave Iraq and threats to invade Iran haven't stifled but instead whipped-up terrorism, which he has been using as a subterfuge for his agenda of enriching corporate war-profiteers, gutting the 'contemptible' Constitution and grabbing dictatorial powers. Hence, a domestic act of terror committed by any of these border-crossing terrorists would be a golden opportunity for him to declare martial law. In the final analysis, fortifying the Southwest border would counter Bush's on-going development of the 'New World Order' scheme of dismantling the democratic United States of America and integrating it with the territories of Canada and Mexico redefining their borders to form the 'North American Union', a super-regional political and economic entity controlled by an un-elected governance board to be appointed as early as 2010.)

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A U.S. lawmaker says elements of the war on terror are now spilling across the nation's southwestern border, and that colleagues he's spoken to who have seen the problem first-hand, as he has, say they felt safer "during trips to Iraq than they would have in a pickup truck on our southern border."

Rep. John A. Culberson, R-Texas, also says there has been an increase in apprehensions of so-called "special interest aliens," or SIAs – aliens from countries where al-Qaida is known to be in operation – along the U.S.-Mexico border, and that American law enforcement and intelligence agencies are aware of it.

Further, an increasing number of Texas law enforcement officials are reporting al-Qaida-related arrests and activity, and say the nation's porous borders are making it easier for suspected terrorists to infiltrate the U.S.

In testimony Nov. 10 before the House Subcommittee on Immigration, Border Security and Claims, Culberson – a member of the congressional Immigration Reform Caucus headed by Colorado Republican Rep. Tom Tancredo – told the panel, "I am particularly concerned that aliens from countries such as Iraq, Iran, Syria, Indonesia and the Sudan are entering our country illegally."

He went on to tell members he questioned FBI Director Robert Mueller Jr. during a hearing before the House Science, State, Justice, Commerce Appropriations Subcommittee in March and asked him specifically "about SIAs entering the United States across the southern border."

"... He testified under oath that this was in fact occurring," Culberson said, according to his testimony transcript, a copy of which was obtained by WND. "Specifically, [Mueller] stated that '[t]he FBI has received reports that individuals from countries with known al-Qaida connections have attempted to enter the U.S. illegally using alien smuggling rings and assuming Hispanic appearances. An FBI investigation into these reports continues.'"

As WND reported in March, under questioning, Mueller told the panel illegal aliens from countries with ties to al-Qaida have crossed into the U.S. from Mexico using false identities.

"We are concerned, Homeland Security is concerned about special interest aliens entering the United States," he said.

Culberson went on to testify that SIAs were trying to thwart authorities by scrapping their Arabic surnames and adopting Hispanic ones, "to elude detection and blend into the flood of illegal immigrants coming across the southern border."

Because of this and other findings, Culberson declared, "I am convinced that our porous borders present the most serious national security threat that America faces."

Iraq safer?

During a border visit last month, the Texas Republican said he "met with a number of sheriffs from the counties along the border" who then "briefed me in detail on several cases involving terrorist activity, narco-terrorist activity, violent gangs such as MS-13 and the increased violence in their counties."

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