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Wednesday, February 23, 2005

Counting the Days Until a New Attack...

Despite New Technology, Border Patrol Overwhelmed

USA TODAY
By Mimi Hall

...More than three years after the terrorist attacks in 2001, the 11,000 men and women who serve as the border's front-line defense are overwhelmed. Despite an influx of new technology, such as underground sensors and cameras that pan the desert, agents catch only about one-third of the estimated 3 million people who cross the border illegally every year.

Most of the illegals are poor Mexican laborers looking for work. But officials are alarmed that a growing number hail from Central and South America, Asia, even Mideast countries such as Syria and Iran. In 2003, the Border Patrol arrested 39,215 so-called "OTMs," or other-than-Mexicans, along the Southwest border. In 2004, the number jumped to 65,814.

Those figures worry intelligence and Homeland Security officials, who say al-Qaeda leaders want to smuggle operatives and weapons of mass destruction across the nation's porous land borders. James Loy, deputy secretary of the Department of Homeland Security, told Congress last week, "Several al-Qaeda leaders believe operatives can pay their way into the country through Mexico and also believe illegal entry is more advantageous than legal entry for operational security reasons...

Full article here.


I'm really disappointed in the federal government's stance on illegal immigration. Not only Bush, but the entire system seems to care more about the politics of not being liked by illegal immigrants, than protecting our country from attack. Illegal immigration was an enormous problem BEFORE September 11th. Now it's a matter of life and death. Not only are there people coming in from countries known to sponsor terrorism, WE KNOW FOR A FACT AL QUEDA WANTS TO SMUGGLE NUCLEAR WEAPONS ACROSS THE MEXICAN BORDER!!! Why is our government, republicans and democrats, allowing this to happen? How can they live with themselves as they continue to do nothing to protect our borders?


MORE BAD NEWS


US Intelligence Concludes Theft of Russian Nuclear Material 'Has Accurred'

Turkish Press

WASHINGTON, (AFP) - US intelligence agencies have concluded that theft of radioactive materials from Russia's sprawling nuclear complex "has occurred" and the country's atomic power plants remain vulnerable to terrorist attack, according to a new intelligence report.

The unpublished analysis by the National Intelligence Council, a CIA-based think tank that serves the entire US intelligence community, came as US President George W. Bush prepared for a potentially contentious meeting Thursday with his Russian counterpart, Vladimir Putin.

Full article here.


So we now have reports that 1) Al Queda wants to sneak WMDs past the Mexican border and 2) They may be able to receive, or already have, nuclear material from Russia. Still, thousands come through our border freely...


 
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Wednesday, February 23, 2005

Counting the Days Until a New Attack...

Despite New Technology, Border Patrol Overwhelmed

USA TODAY
By Mimi Hall

...More than three years after the terrorist attacks in 2001, the 11,000 men and women who serve as the border's front-line defense are overwhelmed. Despite an influx of new technology, such as underground sensors and cameras that pan the desert, agents catch only about one-third of the estimated 3 million people who cross the border illegally every year.

Most of the illegals are poor Mexican laborers looking for work. But officials are alarmed that a growing number hail from Central and South America, Asia, even Mideast countries such as Syria and Iran. In 2003, the Border Patrol arrested 39,215 so-called "OTMs," or other-than-Mexicans, along the Southwest border. In 2004, the number jumped to 65,814.

Those figures worry intelligence and Homeland Security officials, who say al-Qaeda leaders want to smuggle operatives and weapons of mass destruction across the nation's porous land borders. James Loy, deputy secretary of the Department of Homeland Security, told Congress last week, "Several al-Qaeda leaders believe operatives can pay their way into the country through Mexico and also believe illegal entry is more advantageous than legal entry for operational security reasons...

Full article here.


I'm really disappointed in the federal government's stance on illegal immigration. Not only Bush, but the entire system seems to care more about the politics of not being liked by illegal immigrants, than protecting our country from attack. Illegal immigration was an enormous problem BEFORE September 11th. Now it's a matter of life and death. Not only are there people coming in from countries known to sponsor terrorism, WE KNOW FOR A FACT AL QUEDA WANTS TO SMUGGLE NUCLEAR WEAPONS ACROSS THE MEXICAN BORDER!!! Why is our government, republicans and democrats, allowing this to happen? How can they live with themselves as they continue to do nothing to protect our borders?


MORE BAD NEWS


US Intelligence Concludes Theft of Russian Nuclear Material 'Has Accurred'

Turkish Press

WASHINGTON, (AFP) - US intelligence agencies have concluded that theft of radioactive materials from Russia's sprawling nuclear complex "has occurred" and the country's atomic power plants remain vulnerable to terrorist attack, according to a new intelligence report.

The unpublished analysis by the National Intelligence Council, a CIA-based think tank that serves the entire US intelligence community, came as US President George W. Bush prepared for a potentially contentious meeting Thursday with his Russian counterpart, Vladimir Putin.

Full article here.


So we now have reports that 1) Al Queda wants to sneak WMDs past the Mexican border and 2) They may be able to receive, or already have, nuclear material from Russia. Still, thousands come through our border freely...