The Obama administration has denied recent allegations from Republicans in congress that members of the terrorist group ISIS have been caught trying to cross the border into Texas.
On September 4, Judicial Watch alerted the public about a plot involving Islamic terrorists in Mexico crossing the Southern border to attack the homeland on September 11.
The recent increase in security at a key Army base near a Mexican border city where Islamic terrorists are confirmed to be operating and planning an attack on the United States indicates that the facility is a target, according to senior military experts contacted by Judicial Watch.
Last month, Congressman Jason Chaffetz, who sits on the Homeland Security committee, asked DHS Secretary Jeh Johnson what he knew about four men with terrorist ties who were caught trying to cross the Texas border on September 10.
Rep. Chaffetz, who also chairs the House Committee on Oversight and Government Reform Subcommittee on National Security, told Johnson that four individuals with “ties to known terrorist organizations in the Middle East” were apprehended on September 10th trying the cross into the U.S. through two different stations in Texas.
When asked if he was aware of that situation, Johnson said, “I’ve heard reports to that effect. I don’t know the accuracy of the reports or how much credence to give them, but I’ve heard reports to that effect.”
Tuesday, Congressman Duncan Hunter told Greta Van Susteren that ISIS is actively infiltrating the U.S. through the Southern border.
‘I know that at least ten ISIS fighters have been caught coming across the Mexican border in Texas,’ he said. ‘There’s nobody talking about it.’
Asked how he knows this, Hunter explained that he’s talked to the border patrol agents. What more, he notes that those are just the ones they’ve caught – just a tip of the iceberg since certainly many more have made it across.
Via the Daily Mail, the Department of Homeland Security flatly denied on Wednesday any claims that an “ISIS terror army is quietly slipping into the United States through its porous southern border – and that American border patrol agents have already captured ten of its soldiers.”
‘The suggestion that individuals who have ties to ISIL have been apprehended at the Southwest border is categorically false, and not supported by any credible intelligence or the facts on the ground,’ a Homeland Security spokesman said in a statement, using the administration’s preferred alternative acronym for the group.
‘DHS continues to have no credible intelligence to suggest terrorist organizations are actively plotting to cross the southwest border.’
But Americans should know by now not to accept the word of any members of the Obama administration. They have been trained to practice the Obama method of deception – Deny, delay, distract.
Judicial Watch sounded the alarm again today.
Islamic terrorists have entered the United States through the Mexican border and Homeland Security sources tell Judicial Watch that four have been apprehended in the last 36 hours by federal authorities and the Texas Department of Public Safety in McAllen and Pharr.
JW confirmed this after California Congressman Duncan Hunter, a former Marine Corp Major and member of the House Armed Services Committee, disclosed on national television that at least ten Islamic State of Iraq and Greater Syria (ISIS) fighters have been caught crossing the Mexican border in Texas. The veteran lawmaker got the astounding intel straight from U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP), the Homeland Security agency responsible for guarding the 1,933-mile southern border.
“If you really want to protect Americans from ISIS, you secure the southern border,” Hunter proclaimed on a national cable news show this week. “It’s that simple. ISIS doesn’t have a navy, they don’t have an air force, they don’t have nuclear weapons. The only way that ISIS is going to harm Americans is by coming in through the southern border – which they already have.” The three-term congressmen went on: “They aren’t flying B-1 bombers, bombing American cities, but they are going to be bombing American cities coming across from Mexico.”
In late August JW reported that Islamic terrorist groups are operating in the Mexican border city of Ciudad Juarez and planning to attack the United States with car bombs or other vehicle borne improvised explosive devices (VBIED). High-level federal law enforcement, intelligence and other sources confirmed to JW that a warning bulletin for an imminent terrorist attack on the border has been issued. Agents across a number of Homeland Security, Justice and Defense agencies have all been placed on alert and instructed to aggressively work all possible leads and sources concerning this imminent terrorist threat.
Back then intelligence officials said they had picked up radio talk and chatter indicating that the terrorist groups are going to “carry out an attack on the border,” according JW’s sources. “It’s coming very soon,” confirmed a high-level government official who clearly identified the groups planning the plots as “ISIS and Al Qaeda.” Two days after JW’s report ran, Ft. Bliss, the U.S. Army post in El Paso, implemented increased security measures. The Department of Defense (DOD) attributed the move to vague “security assessments” and the constant concern for the safety of military members, families, employees and civilians.
However, military experts told JW that the increase in security indicates that Ft. Bliss is a target. Military installations in the U.S. only make changes to security measures when there are clear and present threats, according to retired Army Lt. Gen. Jerry Boykin, former commander of the Army’s elite Delta Force who also served four years as Deputy Undersecretary of Defense for Intelligence. “That means they’re getting a threat stream. Ft. Bliss had to have a clear and present threat,” Boykin said. Following that news, federal law enforcement sources in El Paso revealed that U.S. Congressman Beto O’Rourke telephoned the area offices of the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI), Homeland Security Investigations (HSI) and the U.S. Border Patrol (USBP) in an effort to identify—and evidently intimidate—sources that may have been used by JW to break the ISIS in Juarez story.
During the Bush years, the administration was transparent about terror threats – alerting the public of the threat assessment using a color coded chart. The idea was to let the people know what the threats were so they could prepare and alter their plans accordingly. But those days are gone. Secrecy and deception have taken its place. The Obama Regime does NOT place a high priority on keeping the American people safe. Witness their refusal to impose travel restrictions on people coming from Ebola-ravaged countries.
The highest priority of this Regime is the safety of the Democrat party and that relies on an open and porous border.