Monday, November 26, 2007

Broken Borders: Islamic Terrorists Target AZ Army Base via Mexico

In an excellent act of journalism, The Washington Times has reported that Islamic terrorists are infiltrating the United States, with weapons and plans in hand, via tunnels from Mexico. The tunnels are used by border-breakers smuggling not only humans, but also drugs.

Revealed: an Islamic plot to attack Fort Huachuca in Arizona. Only 20 miles from the Mexican border, Fort Huachuca is a leader in providing multi-service training in intelligence and covert operations. At risk in immediate human terms: a base that houses about 12,000 people, including families and civilians.

Fort Huachuca, in service since the 1870's, is 75 miles from Tucson. Officials say that some terrorists are believed to have made it into "safe houses" sheltering them within the United States. The Times also reports that the infiltrators are bringing in weapons including: "two Milan anti-tank missiles, Soviet-made surface-to-air missiles, grenade launchers, long guns and handguns."

The tunnels have long been known as a dangerous breach in U.S. security. Drug cartels, thumbing their noses at law enforcement, routinely build and use tunnels to move drugs and couriers into the United States.

The knowledge that terrorists are teaming with drug cartels and illegal immigrant traffickers to breach U.S. borders is chilling. Imagine if some of those terrorists and their weapons made ti to Tucson's airport, or on to Phoenix. It's long past time to zip up our borders and crack down not only on illegal immigrants, but also on traffic from Mexico.

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