Homeland security in review
*****Five Star article and a must read
"This was a good year for terrorists, violent gang members, lawbreakers and fraud artists seeking safe haven in America. Let's reminisce: • The rise of MS-13. The savage El Salvador-based gang, Mara Salvatrucha (MS-13), has now penetrated more than a dozen states. In May, a Fairfax, Va., teenager had his fingers chopped off in an MS-13 machete attack. In November, D.C.-area police were warned that MS-13 is plotting to ambush and kill them when they respond to service calls.
• The rise of MS-13. The savage El Salvador-based gang, Mara Salvatrucha (MS-13), has now penetrated more than a dozen states. In May, a Fairfax, Va., teenager had his fingers chopped off in an MS-13 machete attack. In November, D.C.-area police were warned that MS-13 is plotting to ambush and kill them when they respond to service calls.
Active in alien, drug and weapons smuggling, MS-13 members in America have been tied to numerous killings, robberies, carjackings, extortions and rapes. The gang has been linked to efforts to help al Qaeda infiltrate the U.S.-Mexico border.
• Path of least resistance. Border Patrol officers and local investigative journalists in the Southwest reported on increasing numbers of Middle Eastern males entering illegally from Mexico. Muslim prayer books and Arabic diaries were found on "Terrorist Alley" in southern Arizona. Suspected al Qaeda operative Adnan Shukrijumah, a fugitive Saudi pilot who reportedly met with MS-13 this year, is believed to be in Mexico.
In April, a suspected al Qaeda agent arrested in Queens, N.Y., revealed a scheme to smuggle terrorists across the U.S.-Mexico border. In July, two alert Border Patrol agents apprehended Farida Goolam Mohamed Ahmed at McAllen (Texas) airport. She carried an altered South African passport, muddy jeans and dirty shoes. She confessed to entering the country illegally by crossing the Rio Grande River. Court documents showed she was on a government watch list and had entered the United States as many as 250 times...."
http://www.washingtontimes.com/commentary/ for entire excellent article, including further evidence that our government is not enforcing its own border and immigration laws, while it allows illegal aliens and middle east terrorists to illegally enter and prowl our country at will, preying on our citizens and draining federal and state resources. Its becoming clear that American citizenship is being de-valued and American citizens themselves are regarded as having little value, as their government refuses to either fully protect them or listen to their expressed pleas for border and immigration laws to be enforced and illegal immigration stopped.
The "sensitivities" of foreign criminals are being put first while our porous borders are allowed to be a magnet for a flood of illegal aliens willing to work at slave wages and push Americans further into a growing lower class. There is no excuse for our government's sanctioning of illegal slave labor and sacrificing the prosperity of the American middle and lower income workers to the same greed that has outsourced and exported American industry. Made in America---by Americans---used to mean something. It was a source of American pride. Now it is rare....and on its way to extinction. This is a double whammy to the American worker. Industry and jobs are outsourced and exported to countries that use child labor and workers who are paid slave wages, while millions of illegal alien workers enter this country and take away Americans' jobs, force wages to remain low and ship millions of the $$$$ they earn out of the country. No one can honestly say no American will do those jobs until they can prove they have done everything humanly possible first to place unemployed Americans, including young men and women exiting school and entering the workforce for the first time, in available jobs---before allowing legal only alien workers to apply for those jobs. And I challenge anyone to show me the logic, fairness and justification for this prostitution of the American Dream for American workers.
It appears that another September 11---or worse---will have to happen before our elected leaders act responsibly to protect us, our borders and Americans' jobs. They're too busy protecting their Washington turf to aggressively act to protect our borders and our safety and security. We need to get busy demanding they act to strictly police our borders and allow only legal entry into the United States. Period. If they cannot or will not do so, we need to turn them out of office and elect true patriots who will---in 2006.
-Jacqueline, from the Soapbox