A Rumination on the Southern Border
Parade Magazine this week asks:
Published: April 2, 2006
In the wake of the horrifying events of Sept. 11, 2001, Americans came up with a grim saying that captures their feeling of vulnerability to another terrorist attack: ÂItÂs not a question of if but when.Â
A significant quote that leaps out in the article:
"Why hasn't al-Qaeda hit us again? Either they've lost the will to do it or something has prevented them. And, let me tell you, they haven't lost their will."
- Art Cummings, special agent in charge of counterterrorism, FBI's Washington, D.C., field office.
Now, let's look at a few variables inter-relating al-Qaeda and our Southern border:
- 10,000 illegal immigrants stream across the Rio Grande every week
- Korans and Spanish-to-Arabic translation guides have been found along the border
- A dozen or more people of Middle Eastern descent have been identified among the Latinos detained every year by the INS for these illegal border crossings.
- Al-Qaeda is eyeing this gaping hole in our border as a potential point of invasion
- President Bush was granted sweeping powers on September 14, 2001 to protect our country against ANY threats to our security
- Despite official derision by the government against them, the actions of the Minuteman Project last year stemmed the tide of illegals into our country. This year's repeat should see the same results.
BTW - If you're not sickened by this sight:
You're not paying enough attention!