The jihad is crossing the southern border: a majority of encounters in Arizona were with Islamist groups.
CounterJihad, Sept. 26, 2016:
Breitbart news has received a collection of leaked documents from the Federal Bureau of Investigation that show a massive number of terrorist encounters, especially in border states. The documents are not classified, though they are marked sensitive. 7,712 terrorist encounters occurred from July 20, 2015 and the same date a year later — last year, in short.
Some of the documents pertain to the entire U.S., while others focus specifically on the state of Arizona. The states with the highest encounters are all border states. Texas, California, and Arizona–all states with a shared border with Mexico–rank high in encounters…. Most significantly, the map shows that many of the encounters occurred near the border outside of ports-of-entry, indicating that persons were attempting to sneak into the U.S.
Page Six shows a pie chart indicating that the majority of encounters in Arizona were with Islamic known or suspected terrorists, both Sunni and Shi’a.
That last is surprising, as one would expect drug cartels to make up the majority of such encounters. The leak comes at a time when the FBI’s crime reporting shows an increase in violent crime across the country.
The Shiite terrorist organization Hezbollah has developed connections with the Latin American drug cartels because of its prominent role in heroin. Iran’s Revolutionary Guards Corps (IRGC) controls the opium trade from the poppy fields in Afghanistan to the Levant, and they provide a great deal of opium to Hezbollah. Hezbollah has a refining capacity in Lebanon that allows them to provide a substantial part of the world’s heroin. They trade heroin to the Latin American drug cartels for other illegal money-making opportunities, forged documents, and access to the Americas. Hezbollah’s operations produce between ten and twenty million dollars in revenue for its American operations, which are based out of a large Lebanese immigrant community in what is called the “Tri-border region,” an area between Paraguay, Brazil, and Argentina.
In addition to its money-making ventures, Hezbollah provides the cartels with military training. As one of the world’s foremost guerrilla organizations, Hezbollah finds that its military trainers are sought after commodities. They are able to parley those connections in order to perform operations in Mexico. Their ability to infiltrate the United States, in order to conduct terrorist violence in service to Iran, is highlighted by these leaked FBI documents.
The role of Sunni groups is less fully understood, but it was a concern for the intelligence section of the United States military’s Southern Command according to another set of leaks earlier this year.
Sunni extremists are infiltrating the United States with the help of alien smugglers in South America and are crossing U.S. borders with ease, according to a U.S. South Command intelligence report. The Command’s J-2 intelligence directorate reported recently in internal channels that “special interest aliens” are working with a known alien smuggling network in Latin America to reach the United States…. Army Col. Lisa A. Garcia, a Southcom spokeswoman, did not address the intelligence report directly but said Sunni terrorist infiltration is a security concern.
“Networks that specialize in smuggling individuals from regions of terrorist concern, mainly from the Afghanistan-Pakistan region, the Middle East, and East Africa, are indeed a concern for Southcom and other interagency security partners who support our country’s national security,” Garcia told theWashington Free Beacon…. “In 2015, we saw a total of 331,000 migrants enter the southwestern border between the U.S. and Mexico, of that we estimate more than 30,000 of those were from countries of terrorist concern,” she said….
[T]he Southcom intelligence report revealed that the threat of Islamist terror infiltration is no longer theoretical. “This makes the case for Trump’s wall,” said one American security official of the Southcom report. “These guys are doing whatever they want to get in the country.”
Here at CounterJihad, we reported on Southern Command’s commander, Admiral Kurt Tidd, and his testimony before Congress on the threat. Tidd reported that a number of terrorists were transiting the region who had gone to Syria and fought for the Islamic State (ISIS) and other radical groups. Their ability to return to Latin America was smooth, given that they actually had legal travel documents.
Whether they can then pass into the United States is an open question. The leaked FBI documents only talk about actual law enforcement encounters with people on terrorist lists. How many are infiltrating without encountering law enforcement?
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Securing that problematic border must be a component of a larger strategy that addresses many other failures and vulnerabilities of the immigration system.
If the U.S./Mexican border had been protected by the mythical “deflector shield” from the Starship Enterprise, the terror attacks of 9/11, the attack of the Boston Marathon by the Tsarnaev brothers, the terror attack at San Bernardino, and all of the other terror attacks America has suffered would not have been prevented.