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Al Qaeda at the Border 3

John on November 22, 2005 at 10:37 am

I’ve never been much of an immigration guy, but the slow news leaking from the U.S. – Mexican border has me increasingly concerned. Today, Human Events has an interview with Sen. Cornyn of Texas which adds to our knowledge of what may be going on down there. Sen. Cornyn refuses to identify any cases of Al Qaeda coming across the border, though others have done that already. He does however mention some interesting pictures of items discovered by border patrol near Laredo Texas:

Juice boxes with Arabic writing on them…And the second [picture] I saw was of a jacket that was found—a piece of clothing—that had a patch on it with Arabic writing. I don’t read Arabic, so I don’t know what it said. But it had a picture of a plane flying into a tall building on it.

Sen. Cornyn also refuses to identify who showed him the pictures, only that it was a government employee. However, as I already noted here, World Net Daily’s interview with Rep. Culbertson contained this nugget:

After returning to Washington, he said he had spoken with a number of colleagues, sharing “stories and pictures.”

Rep. Culbertson is from Texas, so it would make a great deal of sense that he would share the information he gathered from Sheriff’s in October with his own Senator, especially since Sen. Cornyn is chairman of the Judiciary Subcommittee on Immigration, Border Security and Citizenship. Well done Rep. Culbertson for pushing the issue this far.

Obviously someone at the FBI or NSA (which an NSA employee once told me stands for No Such Agency) is trying to hold back this information for security reasons. Personally, that’s what worries me most. If this story were getting front page treatment, I think that would indicate that it was well in hand. The fact that we’re nervous about tipping people off suggests a very fluid situation which could still turn out good or bad for the U.S. I guess my question is “If the FBI is nervous, shouldn’t we all be?”

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