Mexico’s blind eye to al-Qaida activity

More on the jihadist entryway into the US that is Mexico, from WND, with thanks to EPG:

Al-Qaida “communities,” like the one busted in Lodi, Calif., have direct ties to other networks in Mexico and Central America, where jihadi terrorists are not viewed as a local threat, reports Joseph Farah’s G2 Bulletin.

“South of the Rio Grande Valley there exists a dire situation,” said an intelligence researcher who took part in an academic meeting in west Canada.

Intelligence sources and researchers agree there is hardly any effective cooperation between the Department of Homeland Security and the intelligence establishment of Mexico’s President Vicente Fox.

Mexican agencies charged with intelligence and counter-terrorism, such as the Office of Coordination of the Presidency and the Center for Research on National Security, CISEN, do little more than offer half-hearted monitoring of militant Islamic activity, say G2 Bulletin sources.

Mexico is facing a national crisis in dealing with drug lords who are killing elected officials, police chiefs and innocent civilians. Officials there have little interest and fewer resources to devote to law enforcement and intelligence activities that threaten the U.S., not Mexico.

As WND reported last week, Islam is on the move in Mexico and throughout Latin America, making dramatic gains in converting the native population, increasing immigration, establishing businesses and charities and attracting attention from U.S. government officials who have asked their neighbors to the south to keep an eye on foreign Muslim groups.

While Mexico has pledged to monitor these activities on behalf of the U.S., those familiar with the recruitment practices and the Mexican government’s oversight say the U.S. has reasons for concern.

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  1. says

    Foehammer — Invade Mexico? Don’t you know that Mexico is slowly invading us, filtering in a few thousand at a time?

  2. says

    Re: “As WND reported last week, Islam is on the move in Mexico and throughout Latin America, making dramatic gains in converting the native population”

    Does anyone have any solid statistics on this? I do know that evengelical Christians are very active in Guatemala and possibly southern Mexico.

  3. says

    Just as the Moors invaded Europe via Spain for so many hundreds of years, it is only logical that they would invade the United States through New Spain (Mexico). Al Qaeda can blend into the populace much easier than they can in the U.S., and they probably live quite well with the monies and heroine they bribe off the Mexican police and populace with.

    I’ve been reading reports on the Net about Al Qaeda sleepers moving across the U.S. southern border, mixed in with native Mexicans illegals, for more than a couple of years.

  4. says

    Last week just across the border at Laredo,Texas is the Mexican city of Nueva Laredo which is the main hub for Mexican trucks passing through our U.S.borders. The city of Nueva Laredo is caught in a deadly turf war with rival drug lords who have become so powerfull thatthe Mexican Military has not been able to deal with them. In fact some members of the military have gone over to the side of the powerfull drug cartels who are ruling Nueva Laredo as well as many of the other Mexican border towns. A recently newly elected police chief (he was the only one that ran) was executed on the very first evening after his election . Witnesses say that several black Chevy suburbans ambushed his vehicle and riddled the new police chief with bullets. The City is so fearfull that no one will come forward to testify to the specifics as to what happen.

  5. says

    Bush is buds with Vicente Fox.

    Bush wants to grant amnesty to illegal aliens.

    Bush wants an open borders policy with Mexico.

    So who is protecting the homeland? Who is the enemy?

  6. says

    Mexican police, even the honest ones, are being short-sighted. The opportunities for cooperation between organized crime and terrorism, even where they can be told apart from each other, are enormous and dangerously unsettling. And the way that whole swathes of northern Mexico are wholly beyond the reach of any kind of law and order – as shown not only by the gang war in Nueva Laredo but also by the hundreds of unsolved murders of women, probably by cultish crime groups – means that as long as the US government allows these people to grow rich, with virtually no challenge, on human trafficking, they are effectively fostering organized crime in Mexico. (Why? For the sake of free-market dogma and the hope of a cheaper workforce untroubled by unionization or any other kind of uppity-ness.) And that being the case, you can see one reason why even honest Mexican cops (granting the existence of such beings) would not take American concerns very seriously: if America will not help Mexico fight Mexico’s gangsters, if indeed, in letting them traffick cruelly in human flesh, they also compromise the security of their own land frontier – why on God’s green earth and in the name of every angel in Paradise should Mexico, that has public-order troubles enough, take American security concerns seriously? Everything is connected. If you want your neighbour’s help in your troubles, help him in his.

  7. says

    Hi, guys,

    First today,

    Please first read the FrontPageMagazine.com June 9th article by Jacob Laksin, called “How the Left Hijacked the September 11th Memorial.” It will DISGUST AND HORRIFY you.

    There is still time to rescue the original intent of the memorial from the clutches of the anti-American nihilists who have seized control of it, and who, if they have their way, will make a Postmodern Propaganda Palace out of it, with YOUR TAX MONEY!

    We have until the end of this year–roughly six months–to retake the memorial. For additional information on how you can participate, please visit http://www.takebackthememorial.com. WE CAN DO IT!

    Second,

    There have been some suggestions “out there” that we should post some National Guard troops along our borders. A counter argument runs “But all our National Guardsmen are over in Iraq, and the military isn’t meeting recruitment quotas, so we can’t possibly get enough people to protect our borders.”

    I want a show of hands: How many of you would volunteer to join the National Guard if you were guaranteed that you would be posted only to the border for your entire tour? Do you suppose any of those thousands of volunteers with the Minuteman Project would join up?

    Those idiots who argue that no one would volunteer to protect our borders don’t seem to grasp the idea that when you ask people to engage in a legitimate action of self-defense, and that you will do WHATEVER IT TAKES to win, including ignoring the politicians and diplomats, there will be no shortage of volunteers.

    That is, in fact, what is happening with the Minuteman Project; if there were ever an end-run being conducted around politicians and diplomats, that’s it.

    Third,

    Do any of you remember when one of Our Protectors, FBI Director Mueller said on national television not long ago, that the FBI has no knowledge of any al-Qaida cells in the U.S? Given the current news from Lido, CA, etc. etc. etc. etc. etc. etc., I can’t believe this guy still has his job.

    Fourth,

    I posted this long cut-and-paste from a book review by a regular JW poster for 6thcolumnagainstjihad.com. It’s entitled “Beyond Terror,” by Ralph Peters, and I gotta tell you I LOVE IT! It makes me HAPPY! HAPPY HAPPY HAPPY! Since I know that a single posting of something rarely gets to everyone, I’m posting it here again, simply for the sheer pleasure it will bring so many of you!

    ENJOY!

    DO’S AND DON’T’S FOR A SUPERPOWER

    1. Be feared.

    2. Identify the type of terrorists you face, and know your enemy as well as you possibly
    can. Although tactics may be similar, strategies for dealing with practical vs.apocalyptic terrorists can differ widely. Practical terrorists may have legitimate grievances that deserve consideration, although their methods cannot be tolerated. Apocalyptic terrorists, no matter their rhetoric, seek your destruction and must be killed to the last man. The apt metaphor is cancer”you cannot hope for success if you only cut out part of the tumor. For the apocalyptic terrorist, evading your efforts
    can easily be turned into a public triumph. Our bloodiest successes will create far fewer terrorists and sympathizers than our failures.

    3. Do not be afraid to be powerful. Cold War-era gambits of proportionate response and
    dialog may have some utility in dealing with practical terrorists, but they are counterproductive in dealing with apocalyptic terrorists. Our great strengths are wealth and
    raw power. When we fail to bring those strengths to bear, we contribute to our own defeat. For a superpower to think small”which has been our habit across the last decade, at least”is self-defeating folly. Our responses to terrorist acts should make the world gasp.

    4. Speak bluntly. Euphemisms are interpreted as weakness by our enemies and mislead the American people. Speak of killing terrorists and destroying their organizations.
    Timid speech leads to timid actions. Explain when necessary, but do not apologize.
    Expressions of regret are never seen as a mark of decency by terrorists or their supporters, but only as a sign that our will is faltering. Blame the terrorists as the root cause whenever operations have unintended negative consequences. Never go on the rhetorical defensive.

    5. Concentrate on winning the propaganda war where it is winnable. Focus on keeping
    or enhancing the support from allies and well-disposed clients, but do not waste an
    inordinate amount of effort trying to win unwinnable hearts and minds. Convince hostile populations through victory.

    6. Do not be drawn into a public dialog with terrorists”especially not with apocalyptic
    terrorists. You cannot win. You legitimize the terrorists by addressing them even through a third medium, and their extravagant claims will resound more successfully on their own home ground than anything you can say. Ignore absurd accusations, and never let the enemy’s claims slow or sidetrack you. The terrorist wants you to react, and your best means of unbalancing him and his plan is to ignore his accusations.

    7. Avoid “planning creep.” Within our vast bureaucratic system, too many voices compete for attention and innumerable agendas”often selfish and personal–intrude on any attempt to act decisively. Focus on the basic mission’the destruction of the terrorists”with all the moral, intellectual and practical rigor you can bring to bear. All other issues, from future nation-building, to alliance consensus, to humanitarian concerns are secondary.

    8. Maintain resolve. Especially in the Middle East and Central Asia, “experts” and
    diplomats will always present you with a multitude of good reasons for doing nothing, or for doing too little (or for doing exactly the wrong thing). Fight as hard as you can within the system to prevent diplomats from gaining influence over the strategic campaign. Although their intentions are often good, our diplomats and their obsolete strategic views are the terrorist’s unwitting allies”and diplomats are
    extremely jealous of military success and military authority in “their” region (where
    their expertise is never as deep or subtle as they believe it to be). Beyond the problem
    with our diplomats, the broader forces of bureaucratic entropy are an internal threat.
    The counter-terrorist campaign must be not only resolute, but constantly self-rejuvenating”-
    in ideas, techniques, military and inter-agency combinations, and sheer energy. “Old hands” must be stimulated constantly by new ideas.

    9. When in doubt, hit harder than you think necessary. Success will be forgiven. Even
    the best-intentioned failure will not. When military force is used against terrorist
    networks, it should be used with such power that it stuns even our allies. We must get over our “cowardice in means.” While small-scale raids and other knife-point operations are useful against individual targets, broader operations should be overwhelming. Of course, targeting limitations may inhibit some efforts”but, whenever possible, maximum force should be used in simultaneous operations at the
    very beginning of a campaign. Do not hesitate to supplement initial target lists with
    extensive bombing attacks on “nothing” if they can increase the initial psychological
    impact. Demonstrate power whenever you can. Show, don’t tell.

    10. Whenever legal conditions permit, kill terrorists on the spot (do not give them a
    chance to surrender, if you can help it). Contrary to academic wisdom, the surest way
    to make a martyr of a terrorist is to capture, convict and imprison him, leading to
    endless efforts by sympathizers to stage kidnappings, hijacking and other events
    intended to liberate the imprisoned terrorist(s). This is war, not law enforcement.

    11. Never listen to those who warn that ferocity on our part reduces us to the level of the
    terrorists. That is the argument of the campus, not of the battlefield, and it insults
    America’s service members and the American people. Historically, we have proven, time after time, that we can do a tough, dirty job for our country without any damage to our nation’s moral fabric (Hiroshima and Nagasaki did not interfere with American democracy, values or behavior).

    12. Spare and protect innocent civilians whenever possible, but do not let the prospect of
    civilian casualties interfere with ultimate mission accomplishment. This is a fight to
    protect the American people, and we must do so whatever the cost, or the price in
    American lives may be devastating. In a choice between “us and them,” the choice is always “us.”

    13. Do not allow the terrorists to hide behind religion. Apocalyptic terrorists cite
    religion as a justification for attacking us; in turn, we cannot let them hide behind religious holidays, taboos, strictures or even sacred terrain. We must establish a consistent reputation for relentless pursuit and destruction of those who kill our citizens. Until we do this, our hesitation will continue to strengthen our enemy’s ranks and his resolve.

    14. Do not allow third parties to broker a “peace,” a truce, or any pause in operations.
    One of the most difficult challenges in fighting terrorism on a global scale is the drag
    produced by nervous allies. We must be single-minded. The best thing we can do for our allies in the long-term is to be so resolute and so strong that they value their alliance with us all the more. We must recognize the innate strength of our position and stop allowing regional leaders with counterproductive local agendas to subdue or dilute our efforts.

    15. Don’t flinch. If an operation goes awry and friendly casualties are unexpectedly high,
    immediately bolster morale and the military’s image by striking back swiftly in a manner that inflicts the maximum possible number of casualties on the enemy and his supporters. Hit back as graphically as possible, to impress upon the local and regional players that you weren’t badly hurt or deterred in the least.

    16. Do not worry about alienating already-hostile populations.

    17. Whenever possible, humiliate your enemy in the eyes of his own people. Do not try to
    use reasonable arguments against him. Shame him publicly, in any way you can. Create doubt where you cannot excite support. Most apocalyptic terrorists, especially, come from cultures of male vanity. Disgrace them at every opportunity.
    Done successfully, this both degrades them in the eyes of their followers and supporters, and provokes the terrorist to respond, increasing his vulnerability.

    18. If the terrorists hide, strike what they hold dear, using clandestine means and,
    whenever possible, foreign agents to provoke them to break cover and react. Do not
    be squeamish. Your enemy is not. Subtlety is not a superpower strength”but the
    raw power to do that which is necessary is our great advantage. We forget that, while
    the world may happily chide or accuse us–or complain of our “inhumanity”–no one
    can stop us if we maintain our strength of will. Much of the world will complain no matter what we do. Hatred of America is the default position of failed individuals and failing states around the world, in every civilization, and there is nothing we can do to change their minds. We refuse to understand how much of humanity will find excuses for evil, so long as the evil strikes those who are more successful than the
    apologists themselves. This is as true of American academics, whose eagerness to
    declare our military efforts a failure is unflagging, or European clerics, who still
    cannot forgive America’s magnanimity at the end of World War II, as it is of unemployed Egyptians or Pakistanis. The psychologically marginalized are at least as dangerous as the physically deprived.

    19. Do not allow the terrorists sanctuary in any country, at any time, under any
    circumstances. Counter-terrorist operations must, above all, be relentless. This does
    not necessarily mean that military operations will be constantly underway”sometimes it will be surveillance efforts, or deception plans, or operations by other agencies. But the overall effort must never pause for breath. We must be faster, more resolute, more resourceful”and, ultimately, even more uncompromising than
    our enemies.

    20. Never declare victory. Announce successes and milestones. But never give the
    terrorists a chance to embarrass you after a public pronouncement that “the war is
    over.”

    21. Impress upon the minds of terrorists and potential terrorists everywhere, and upon
    the populations and governments inclined to support them, that American retaliation
    will be powerful and uncompromising. You will never deter fanatics, but you can
    frighten those who might support, harbor or attempt to use terrorists for their own
    ends. Our basic task in the world today is to restore a sense of American power,
    capabilities and resolve. We must be hard, or we will be struck wherever we are soft.
    It is folly for charity to precede victory. First win, then unclench your fist.

    22. Do everything possible to make terrorists and their active supporters live in terror
    themselves. Turn the tide psychologically and practically. While this will not deter
    hardcore apocalyptic terrorists, it will dissipate their energies as they try to defend
    themselves”and fear will deter many less-committed supporters of terror. Do not be
    distracted by the baggage of the term “assassination.” This is a war. The enemy,
    whether a hijacker or a financier, violates the laws of war by his refusal to wear a uniform and by purposely targeting civilians. He is by definition a war criminal. On our soil, he is either a spy or a saboteur, and not entitled to the protections of the U.S. Constitution. Those who abet terrorists must grow afraid to turn out the lights to go to sleep.

    23. Never accept the consensus of the Washington intelligentsia, which looks backward to
    past failures, not forward to future successes.

    Fourth,

    If you’re anything like me, you may have had a bit of a problem getting your head around just what “apocalyptic,” as in “apocalyptic terrorist” involves.

    There is an excellent explanation of it in an article by Richard Landes. It’s called “Jihad, Apocalypse, and Anti-Semitism,” and will really help you understand what Peters means when he says that every single apocalyptic terrorist, down to the last man, must be killed. You can find the article at: http://www.jcpa.org/phas/phas-24.htm

  8. says

    PROBLEM???
    90,000 OTMs released this year alone???

    Talk to the sherrif in maracopia county set up a tent city and hold these monsters untill we can deport them the job of the American Goverment is to protect it’s people!!!

    the thing about the time magizine i have yet to hear about is who gave them these papers??

    YES WE HAVE SPIES IN OUR GOVERMENT??

    THE GREATEST GENARATION HAD NO PROBLEM WITH DOING WHAT NEEDED TO BE DONE INCLUDING SHUTTING DOWN THE PRESS!!

    THEY EVEN DEPORTED PEOPLE AND LOCKED UP 122,000 AMERICAN CITIZENS!!

    THE PRESS TODAY IS A DANGER TO THE SAFTEY TO THE AMERICAN PEOPLE!!!!!!!!

    Part of the American Tribe
    Squirrel Hunter
    Spider Killer
    GOD BLESS THE USA AND HER FIGHTING FORCES AND ALL WHO FIGHT WITH HER GIVE THEM STRENGTH, WISDOM, SIGHT, AND COURAGE TO DESTROY ALL ISLAMIC TERRORIST AND ALL WHO SUPPORT THEM OPEN THE WORLDS EYES TO THEIR THREAT GIVE THE WORLD COURAGE TO STAND UP AND FIGHT THEM LET NOT THE WORLD BE DECEIVED BY THEM AMEN

  9. says

    And in Seattle, the AQ mosque is surrounded by the heart of the Mexican Illegal Alien community.

    Do you hear that (W)ahabbi? You traitorous PoS.

  10. says

    I guess the latest Al Qaeda training is with rider mowers, weed whackers and spreading mulch.

    The lack of action on border security is wilfull on the government’s part. It is not only NOT doing its sworn duty (protect and defend), but is actively STOPPING others from doing it (border agents and police in general told to “look the other way”, to release most captured illegal aliens ‘if they promise to return for a hearing’-which almost never happens), and REFUSING to send enough people to the borders to prevent the infiltration and slow-motion invasion of the U.S.

    This is treason.

    But can’t be called that until after the WMD attack.

    (When there will be so much sadness and confusion that there will be no stomach for it. Maybe that’s what our ‘derelect-in-their=duty’ leaders’ are banking on?)

  11. says

    Well, how long until we have to invade Mexico?
    Posted by: Foehammer at June 13, 2005 09:29 AM

    Hahahahahaha! Hohohohohohohoho! Hehehehehehehe!

    Funniest thing I read this morning!

    They are invading us, the the Gov. won’t lift a finger to stop it. Yet they have the nerve to cry about a few who slip through from Canada.
    It’s not Canada’s job to stop who comes here, it’s ours! Just like it’s OUR job to stop terrorists from Mexico comming here.

    We are doomed.

  12. says

    Well, how long until we have to invade Mexico?
    Posted by: Foehammer at June 13, 2005 09:29 AM

    Hahahahahaha! Hohohohohohohoho! Hehehehehehehe!

    Funniest thing I read this morning!

    They are invading us, the the Gov. won’t lift a finger to stop it. Yet they have the nerve to cry about a few who slip through from Canada.
    It’s not Canada’s job to stop who comes here, it’s ours! Just like it’s OUR job to stop terrorists from Mexico comming here.

    We are doomed.