Breitbart is reporting that U.S. Rep. Ted Poe, R-Texas, stated during a news forum that Mexican drug cartels are in regular talks with the dangerous Islamist terrorist organization ISIS. In the Middle East, ISIS has seized large sections of territory in Iraq and Syria. The group is so brutal that even Muslims who are part of al Qaeda express alarm over their tactics. In the areas they have seized, ISIS has slaughtered, abused, enslaved, and beheaded hundreds of Christians and Jews living in the region. The latest victim of ISIS barbarism was American journalist James Foley, whom the U.S. confirmed today was beheaded by ISIS in a gruesome video.
Illegal alien watchdog groups and concerned citizens have been warning for several years that the lax U.S. policy toward immigration and its non-enforcement of border security laws would eventually lead to a major crisis given the ease with which drug cartels, human traffickers, and Islamic terrorists can move across the southern border into the United States. Many believe that at least some of these terrorists are already in the country, lying in wait for the right time to strike.
Members of Congress have already seen signs at the southern border within the extreme northern end of Mexico that terrorists may have collaborated with drug cartels. Poe states,
"The drug cartels use the same operational plan as terrorist groups do ... They kill their opponents, they behead their opponents, they brag about it and they have operational control of many portions of the southern border of the United States. They're vicious as some of these other terrorist organizations."”
Since 2009 the tactics of the drug cartels have grown more brutal in the wake of evidence that the Mexican criminals have used Jihadists to advance their agenda. Numerous reports have emerged indicating that over the last six years the drug cartels have beheaded dozens if not hundreds of Mexican citizens caught in the crosshairs of these dangerous criminals. The cartels have certainly shown no reticence about engaging in brutality. Thus, it is difficult to imagine that the cartels would have any hesitation at all about engaging in talks with ISIS, even to the point of launching collaborative efforts.
How, then, can the United States successfully address this growing problem? An obvious starting point is to begin to strictly enforce immigration law. But it must go much further. The border fence which was passed into law and approved by Congress in 2004 must be completed. And it must be tall enough to do the job. Double fenced and even triple fenced portions of the border are needed. Barbed wire should be placed at the top of the fences. National Guard troops should be sent to the border as Gov. Rick Perry ordered in Texas. They should be armed and given orders to shoot illegal aliens attempting to cross the fences in spite of repeated warnings to stop.
Extremist, you say? Not if you want to prevent headchoppers from invading and seizing portions of the United States. And not if you believe that the role of the National Guard is precisely as the name denotes -- to guard the homeland, the nation, from attack. No greater potential for attack exists than that which is represented by drug cartels and Islamist terrorists.
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