Our Borders Are An Open Highway For Terrorists
The open border we share with our neighbors to our North and South is a huge security risk. A terrorist, meaning us ill, with a suitcase could and might or already may have walked across the border. What is in the suitcase? This terrorist is probably disguising himself as an immigrant looking for work. How do we pick him out of the crowd?
We already witness the Border Patrolâ€™s inability to stop the flow of drugs over the border given our current arrangement. Why should the border Patrol be expected to fare better stopping terrorists with Nukes?
Our governmentâ€™s laxity in this area approaches criminal negligence. The United States is in a war. This is a war not of standing armies but of assassins and saboteurs. During WWII we deployed the Civil Defense and Civil Air Patrol to watch our border between Brownsville TX and Douglas Arizona to cope with the threat of spies. Since at that time Canada was a staunch ally in the war against the Germans, Italians, and Japanese, we did not deploy patrols on our northern border; we need to do so today although it does not have the imperatives of the southern border.
The Civil Air Patrol, CAP, numbered over 100,000 personal and flew over 80,000 missions during the war. Approximately 1/8th of the missions were on the Mexican border. These air patrols augmented a force of 1400 border patrol agents. This was all done in the name of preventing sabotage. Sabotage of factories and bridges, while grim, pales in comparison with the mayhem and death associated with a small nukeâ€™s getting smuggled across the border and deposited in a city. We currently have fewer than 5,000 National Guardsmen supporting an anemic Border Patrol force. Why is our current response so small to what is a far greater threat?
The problem today is compounded by the fact that the south west is far more developed today than it was back in 1941. There were large empty regions that had no roads to speak of. Today I-5 and I-10 and a host of state and other federal roads make crossing the border region far easier. The Mexican government back in those days did not facilitate â€˜migrationâ€™ north (Vicente Foxâ€™s words, not mine). Also, now we have immigrant smugglers (coyotes) and those useful idiots who provide water, food and directions for the â€˜migrants.â€™ All these factors lead to a situation in which we have thousands crossing the border every night.
This is a war. If we continue to fail to recognize the fact that this enemy we are facing is as evil as any we have ever seen, we are lulling ourselves into a false sense of security. Jihadist Islam is its name. Please read Suras (Chapters) 5&9 of the Koran for an idea of what is in store for us if we do not take this seriously.
The terrorists are out to kill us and impose their world view upon us. This world view can be found under Sharia law in the Koran. To merely say it is not a pluralistic view of the world is itself deception. The history of Jihad is replete with massacre, rape, and enslavement in the name of furthering a religion. This behavior is codified and justified by Sura 9:
[9.5] â€˜So when the sacred months have passed away, then slay the idolaters wherever you find them, and take them captives and besiege them and lie in wait for them in every ambush, then if they repent and keep up prayer and pay the poor-rate, leave their way free to them; surely Allah is Forgiving, Merciful.â€™
Unless we surrender to Islam we are in for violence of every description. Violence has been committed be every group on earth. This one however has the violence codified and the perpetrators immunized from rebuke for their violence as shown again in Sura 9.
[9.1] â€˜(This is a declaration of) immunity by Allah and His Apostle towards those of the idolaters with whom you made an agreement.â€™â€™
The idolaters with whom the Jihadist has made an agreement have four months to convert. Failure to do so in the given period makes them the targets of licensed (immunized) aggression. You will not find such in ANY other monotheistic holy document. In this respect Islam is unique.
The way matters stand, trying to catch the terrorists as they cross the border is akin to trying to catch piranha in a school of goldfish. It is hard enough to catch someone crossing a 1000-mile border at night without trying to pick him out of a crowd. With thousands of illegal immigrants crossing the border each night, the terrorist can blend in with the horde.
The illegal immigrants are coming here because of our incredible economic success and they want to be part of that success. I applaud their goals if not their methods. The odd thing is that our government is complicit in the illegality of their being here. To make the problem of catching the terrorists something other than â€˜mission impossibleâ€™, we must first drastically reduce the immigrant flow.
1400 boots on the ground with serious air support was thin back in WWII, when the number of illegal immigrants numbered in the scores per month. Now that the number of illegal immigrants runs 3000 per night, 800 agents supported by a few thousand NG troops is a pitifully insufficient gesture. The likes of Osama bin Laden and Mahmoud Ahmadinejad would like nothing better than to ship us a nuclear package over this porous border. Why are we inviting disaster?
In the 1950â€™s President Eisenhower instituted â€œOperation Wetback.â€ During the course of this operation, over 1.3 million illegal immigrants left the United States. Interestingly enough, most illegal immigrants left of their own accord. For each one arrested, 7-8 left in order to avoid arrest. Most notably, the number of illegal immigrants crossing the border fell. It appears that we do not need to arrest all 10.5 million illegal immigrants. The power of deterrence has not been explored in our current public discourse. Why does the current discourse not recall Eisenhowerâ€™s actions in the 1950â€™s, or their impact?
History shows that a concerted effort to deport illegal immigrants leads to reverse migration. History also shows that there is a deterrence effect associated with determined immigration enforcement. By draining the swamp, we can more readily find the terrorists who are here for reasons other than economic. Why are we making it easier for the terrorists to come in and slay us?
The questions above are not rhetorical. I am truly dumbfounded that we as a nation are not demanding more of our leadership in this regard. On 9/11, we inherited a laughable border policy; it needs to be fixed. To say that it has not been addressed adequately is a grotesque understatement. This problem transcends our partisan bickering.
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