Well....the Bed-Wetter-in-Chief will have to consider changing to Depends-in-Chief if he continues being so mobile in his campaign.
Or....is he avoiding Washington in case there is a horrible incident there due his inaction?
I am amazed at their network, planning and patience. Nobody in DC seems to care how many have probably already come across the border between Mexico and Texas. It would appear that no Federal agency has learned a thing since 9/11.
I am scared for our future if Obama is reelected. Just watching Glenn Beck prove beyond a shadow of a doubt that the Admins story on Libya is a FLAT OUT LIE has me more worried than ever before that Americans might be fooled by the Obama lie once again. The president is doing nothing to stop these people. Literally nothing. Have we sanctioned Nicaragua? Why haven’t we!?
Daniel Ortega takes his orders directly from Chavez, who is providing access to Latin America for terror networks. This comes straight from the top. The Nicaraguan government is sheltering terrorists. Heck, who knows how many are training in the jungles of Morales’ Bolivia? Ahmadinejad is photographed embracing these tyrants. What more evidence do we need?!
The worst part is, the majority of Americans have no idea. They don’t know a single thing about what is going on out there. They’re all glued to Gray’s Anatomy, unaware that the destruction of our way of life is being engineered both outside and in. WAKE UP AMERICA!
Already at a border town near you. No surprise.
When listening to Mark Levin last week he mentioned a news story that he had just seen that described 2 middle eastern men being stopped at our border crossing from Mexico. They were stopped by Mexican border guards. I was working and half listening but was shocked by what he said and immediately checked FR and other sites like Drudge but never found any mention of the story. Wondered if anyone here had heard it. I haven’t had time to go back in Mark’s archives to try to find it but it was quite alarming and I couldn’t believe I never heard about it again.
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Cindy’s Note: This is a MUST READ. Thank you.
“Hezbollah in Latin America: Terrorism and Organized Crime”
Roman D. Ortiz
September 19, 2012
REALITE-EU.ORG - Insight into Today’s Middle East
Note: The following text is a quote:
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASEThursday, December 17, 2009
Guyanese National Charged with Smuggling Indian Nationals to the United States
A Guyanese national has been indicted on charges of conspiracy and alien smuggling in connection with her role in the smuggling or attempted smuggling of four Indian nationals to the United States.
Annita Devi Gerald, aka Annita Rampersad, 52, was charged in a nine-count indictment returned yesterday by a federal grand jury in the Southern District of Texas. Gerald was arrested by ICE special agents in Houston on Nov. 17, 2009, and has been held without bond since that time.
According to the indictment, from approximately April 2009 to Nov. 17, 2009, Gerald and others conspired to smuggle four Indian nationals into the United States. Allegedly, Gerald and her co-conspirators fraudulently obtained Belizean visas for the Indian nationals and escorted them from India to Belize, moving through various countries in Central and South America. Gerald allegedly provided lodging for all four Indian nationals in Belize while further smuggling arrangements were made.
In August 2009, Gerald allegedly arranged transportation for one of the Indian nationals to cross the border from Belize into Mexico where he met with Geralds co-conspirator, who escorted him through Mexico. In Monterrey, Mexico, Geralds co-conspirator paid a Mexico-based smuggler to illegally transport the individual across the Mexico-U.S. border to Houston. After making these arrangements, Geralds co-conspirator allegedly flew to Houston where the co-conspirator received the Indian national at a motel approximately 10 days later. The smugglers who delivered the Indian national to Geralds co-conspirator in Houston allegedly demanded and received a smuggling payment prior to releasing him. The Indian national smuggled to Houston is currently being administratively detained by ICE, awaiting removal. The whereabouts of the other three Indian nationals allegedly harbored by Gerald in Belize is currently unknown.
If convicted, Gerald faces a maximum sentence of five years in prison for conspiracy, and 10 years in prison for each of the four counts of encouraging and inducing aliens to come to the United States for profit. Additionally, she is subject to the maximum penalty for each of the four counts of bringing aliens to the United States for profit, which is 10 years for a first or second violation, and 15 years for any other violation. She is also subject to a fine of up to $250,000.
An indictment is merely an accusation, and the defendant is presumed innocent until and unless proven guilty at trial beyond a reasonable doubt.
The investigation was conducted by ICEs Office of Investigations in Miami and Houston, with the critical assistance of the ICE Attaché offices in El Salvador, Ecuador, Brazil, Singapore and Panama, as well as the ICE Office of Intelligence in Washington, and the Alien Smuggling Interdiction Unit of Customs and Border Protection (CBP) in Washington. El Salvadoran authorities, particularly the Direción General de Migración y Extranjería (El Salvador Immigrations) and the Grupo Especial de Investigaciones Nacionales e Internacionales (El Salvador Police-GEINI) also provided invaluable assistance.
The case is being prosecuted by Trial Attorneys Jerry Massie and Jessica Morris of the Criminal Divisions Domestic Security Section, with the assistance of Assistant U.S. Attorneys Edward Gallagher and Douglas Davis of the Southern District of Texas.
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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Tuesday, February 16, 2010
Guyanese National Pleads Guilty to Smuggling Indian Nationals to the United States
Annita Devi Gerald, a Guyanese national, pleaded guilty today to bringing an alien into the United States for commercial gain, announced Assistant Attorney General Lanny A. Breuer of the Criminal Division, U.S. Attorney José Angel Moreno of the Southern District of Texas and U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) Assistant Secretary John Morton.
Gerald, 52, pleaded guilty today in Houston before U.S. District Court Judge Lynn Hughes. At sentencing, scheduled for May 17, 2010, Gerald faces a mandatory minimum prison sentence of three years, and a maximum penalty of 10 years in prison and a $250,000 fine.
Todays guilty plea puts another alien smuggling organizer out of business, said Assistant Attorney General Lanny A. Breuer of the Criminal Division. Traveling the globe seeking people willing to pay for illegal entry into the United States, this defendant sought personal riches in exchange for disregarding the immigration laws of our country.
My office will continue to work closely with the Department of Justice and ICE to pursue international smugglers who engage in elaborate schemes to import undocumented and/or fraudulently documented aliens into the United States through Houston and South Texas, said U.S. Attorney José Angel Moreno of the Southern District of Texas.
ICE targets organizations that try to compromise the integrity of our immigration system for the sake of profit, said ICE Assistant Secretary John Morton . The network of ICE offices around the world as well as our partnerships with law enforcement agencies around the globe, enable ICE to shut down these human smuggling operations.
According to plea documents, Gerald provided assistance to undocumented aliens from India in their efforts to illegally enter the United States. Gerald admitted that she and her co-conspirators prepared letters of invitation for several Indian nationals from a trading and agricultural company affiliated with Gerald. These letters falsely proclaimed the Indian nationals were farming experts whose expertise was needed for a project in Belize. The letters were used to assist the aliens in obtaining the Belizean visas that enabled them to board aircraft and transit through numerous countries in route to the United States.
According to plea documents, in July 2009, Gerald escorted two Indian nationals on a series of flights from Singapore to Belize. In addition, Gerald admitted to providing lodging for the aliens in Belize while they awaited additional smuggling arrangements; to obtaining a Mexican immigration stamp for one aliens passport to facilitate domestic travel in Mexico; and arranging for transportation from Belize to Mexico for one of the aliens.
Upon Geralds direction, one of the aliens was smuggled into Mexico and then into the United States, according to court documents. Gerald was arrested in Houston on Nov. 17, 2009, on a criminal complaint charging her with conspiracy to commit alien smuggling, before any of the other aliens could be smuggled into the United States.
The investigation was conducted by ICEs Office of Investigations in Miami and Houston, with the critical assistance of the ICE Attaché offices in El Salvador, Ecuador, Brazil, Singapore and Panama, as well as the ICE Office of Intelligence in Washington, and the Alien Smuggling Interdiction Unit of Customs and Border Protection in Washington. El Salvadoran authorities, particularly the Direción General de Migración y Extranjería (El Salvador Immigrations) and the Grupo Especial de Investigaciones Nacionales e Internacionales (El Salvador Police-GEINI) also provided invaluable assistance.
The case was prosecuted by Trial Attorneys Jerry Massie and Jessica Morris of the Criminal Divisions Domestic Security Section, with the assistance of Assistant U.S. Attorneys Edward Gallagher and Douglas Davis of the Southern District of Texas.
Information leading to the location of
Adnan G. el Shukrijumah
Up to $5 Million Reward
Date of Birth : August 4, 1975
Place of Birth : Saudi Arabia
Height : 5’3” - 5’7” (160 - 170 cm)
Build : Medium to Heavy
Hair : Black
Eyes : Black
Complexion : Olive
Sex : Male
Citizenship : Guyanese
Characteristics : El Shukrijumah occasionally wears a beard. El Shukrijumah carries a Guyanese passport, but may attempt to enter the U.S. with a Saudi, Canadian, or Trinidadian passport.
Aliases : Adnan G. el Shukri Jumah; Abu Arif; Ja’far al-Tayar; Jaffar al-Tayyar; Jafar Tayar; Jaafar al-Tayyar
Adnan G. El Shukrijumah was indicted in the Eastern District of New York in July of 2010 for his alleged role in a terrorist plot to attack targets in the United States and the United Kingdom. One plot was uncovered in September of 2009 and targeted New York City’s subway system. That failed plot was directed by senior al-Qaida leadership in Pakistan and was also directly related to a scheme by al-Qaida plotters in Pakistan to use Western operatives to attack a target in the United States. El Shukrijumah is thought to have served as one of the leaders of al-Qaida ‘s external operations program.
Click here to listen to a Public Service Announcement about this terrorist
Iran’s Growing Influence In Latin America
SPERO Forum.com - SPERO News ^ | April 24, 2010 | Commentary, Analysis by Mark P. Sullivan
Posted on April 27, 2010 1:33:46 AM PDT by Cindy
SNIPPET: “President Chávez also announced during the visit that Venezuela is working on a preliminary plan for the construction of a nuclear village in Venezuela with Iranian assistance so that the Venezuelan people can count in the future on this marvelous resource for peaceful purposes. The transfer of Iranian nuclear technology from Iran would be a violation of U.N. Security Council Resolutions - 1737 (2006), 1747 ( 2007), and 1803 (2008) - that imposed restrictions on Irans nuclear technology transfers.
In late September 2009, comments by Venezuelan officials offered conflicting information about Irans support for Venezuelas search for uranium deposits. Venezuelan Minister of Basic Industry and Mining Rodolfo Sanz said that Iran was assisting Venezuela in detecting uranium reserves in the west and southwest of Venezuela. “
SNIPPET: “Nevertheless, on the diplomatic front, Iran has opened embassies over the past several years in Bolivia, Ecuador, and Nicaragua, as well as in Colombia, Chile, and Uruguay. This is in addition to having existing embassies in Cuba, Argentina, Brazil, Mexico, and Venezuela.”
SNIPPET: “As noted above, President Ahmadinejad has visited Venezuela several times, and has also visited Bolivia, Brazil, Nicaragua, and Cuba. In early May 2009, a scheduled first trip by Ahmadinejad to Brazil was unexpectedly postponed until after Irans election in June. There had been some protests in Brazil against Ahmadinejads visit, but the trip ultimately took place in November 2009. Brazilian President Lula da Silva maintains that the West should not isolate Iran. On the same trip, the Iranian President once again visited Bolivia and Venezuela. “
SNIPPET: “In March 2009 congressional testimony, Admiral James G. Stavridis, then commander of the U.S. Southern Command (Southcom), also asserted that the main concern about Irans increased activity in Latin America is its links to Hezbollah. He maintained that there was Hezbollah activity throughout South America, particularly the tri-border area of Argentina, Brazil, and Paraguay as well as parts of Brazil and the Caribbean Basin.”
SNIPPET: “Mark P. Sullivan is a specialist in Latin American Affairs for the Congressional Research Service. It is a portion of a longer January 25, 2010 CRS report, Latin America: Terrorism Issues (PDF)
The views and opinions expressed herein are those of the author only, not of Spero News.”
Read the whole article here: http://www.speroforum.com/a/31543/Irans-Growing-Influence-in-Latin-America
Now Arizona Has More Than One War In Our Backyards MY OPINION: Hezbollah using drug routes
AZBIZ.com - Inside Tucson Business ^ | April 23, 2010 | Opinion by Lionel Waxman
Posted on April 27, 2010 12:47:10 AM PDT by Cindy
“Now Arizona has more than one war in our backyards MY OPINION: Hezbollah using drug routes” By Lionel Waxman, Inside Tucson Business Published on Friday, April 23rd, 2010
SNIPPET: “For years, I have been warning that the Mexican drug war will sweep over Southern Arizona if we dont close the border. Well now the war is here. But today, I am writing to warn you of another war. It is using the drug routes but it isnt connected to the cartels.
Hezbollah, the Iran-backed Lebanese group, is on its way to involving Tubac, Tucson, Phoenix and other parts of Arizona in the Arab-Israeli conflict as well as the drug trade. Where are our NIMBYs?
For at least four years, the Hispanic American Center for Economic Research has been keeping an eye on a Hezbollah militia that has taken root in South America in the whats known as the tri-border region of Paraguay, Argentina and Brazil.”
(Excerpt) Read more at azbiz.com ...
stepping back to 2007:
Stepping back to 2006-2007:
“Hezbollah America Latina: Strange Group or Real Threat [Long, potentially ominous]”
Institute for Counterterrorism ^ | 1-25-07 | Dr. Ely Karmon
Posted on January 25, 2007 7:15:17 AM PST by SJackson
“Bachmann Warns of Hezbollah Training Camps, Weapons in Cuba”
Wall Street Journal ^ | September 26, 2011 | Neil King Jr.
Posted on September 27, 2011 7:51:20 PM PDT by re_nortex
Is she a member of a Security Commission?
She is member of the Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence according to the biography on her web page.
4 posted on September 27, 2011 7:59:03 PM PDT by re_nortex (DP...that’s what I like about Texas.)
If you like Twitter; this is a good account to follow:
Ending with my own links:
A Look at Iran
A Look at Iran [Archives]
La amenaza Iraní [The Iranian Threat (in Latin America)]
(December 13, 2011)
SNIPPET: “Univision has aired a story about Iranian intelligence activities in Latin America, including Mexico, Argentina, Venezuela, and Cuba, not to mention Miami. The focus of the Iranian activity was on cyber attacks. The targets: US government networks and critical infrastructure to include nuclear power plants. The reports shed light on, among other things, the Iranian use of religious training and missionary work as a cover.”
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Documentales Univision: “La Amenaza Irani” a Documentary on the Emerging Iranian Threat
Uploaded by UnivisionNews1 on Dec 6, 2011
“La Amenaza Iraní” looks at Iran’s growing political, economic and military ties in Latin America, and the threat this offensive poses to the Latin American region and the United States. The documentary, which was produced in collaboration with Univision News’ Investigative unit, reveals exclusive findings, including secret video and audio recordings that provide a rare window into an alleged Iranian-backed cyber attack against the United States from Mexico. “La Amenaza Iraní” also features unseen video foo
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“US Expels Venezuela Consul for Possible Involvement in Terrorism Against US (VIDEO)”
SNIPPET: “After U.S. lawmakers and federal agencies investigated reports that Iranian and Venezuelan diplomats in Mexico were involved in plotting cyberattacks against U.S. targets, including nuclear power plants, the US today expelled one of the diplomats — Livia Antonieta Acosta Noguera — who was Venezuela’s Consul General in Miami.”
“Iran gains power in Latin America as Obama administration looks on; a brave leader speaks”
Posted on Wednesday, September 19, 2012 at 06:44 PM
SNIPPET: “With little notice in the main stream media, Iran has been cementing its relationships with regimes in Venezuela & Bolivia, both countries under the control of strongmen friendly to communism. Iran is a main funder of terrorism throughout the world, For them to gain a foothold in Latin America, does not bode well for peace in our hemisphere.
Recently I spoke with Bolivian elected representative Senator Carmen Gonzales. She has had the courage to stand up and speak out about the repression besetting her country and its ever closer alliances with Iran. She has been the object of continual harassment by the government for her vocal opposition; including being buried in lawsuits (18) designed to silence her.
Tell us about Iran’s influence in Bolivia?
The influence of the Iranian theocracy in Bolivia is very wide and deep. Iran has inked many agreements with Bolivia, both known and unknown to the Bolivian people. I have demanded to know the extent of these agreements, but as of yet there has been no response from the leadership. Iran is interested in our mining industry, gas and uranium. Iran is interested in expanding its influence in Latin America, to provoke the United States. It is very advantageous to Iran to have the friendship of the Bolivian regime, with all of its natural resources, including uranium and being strategically placed in the center of the continent.”
SNIPPET: “I am also worried as a Bolivian, what may happen to the Jewish community here.
Recently, the Iranian defense minister was with our ruler, Evo Morales. That same minister is under orders for international prosecution, accused by an Argentine federal judge to be part of the deaths of hundreds of Jewish-Argentine AMIA (Asociación Mutual Israelita Argentina in 1994).
So, it is very dangerous for the Jewish community the fact that Bolivia has relations with Iran.”
SNIPPET: “Since Bolivian leadership has signed agreements with Iran as well as Venezuela, there is clear worry that these countries can serve as bases for terrorist activities against neighboring countries and become a springboard for jihadism. With Iran racing toward nuclear weapons capability, there is no doubt in many circles, that technology can filter to enemies of the US. The exporting of nuclear weapons technology to Latin America would cause huge political disruption to this region.”
“Hizballah-Linked Arms Dealer Sentenced to 12 Years Prison”
(October 12, 2012)
SNIPPET: “This caught my eye. The DEA case began as an FBI operation in 2006, when FBI sources caught wind of an effort by Hizballah, represented here by Mr. Yousef, to sell arms to a Mexican drug cartel.”
“Lebanese Man Sentenced to 12 Years in Prison for Conspiring to Provide Material Support to Terrorists “
U.S. Attorneys Office
October 11, 2012
Southern District of New York
SNIPPET: “Preet Bharara, the United States Attorney for the Southern District of New York, announced that Jamal Yousef, a/k/a Talal Hassan Ghantou, a native of Lebanon, was sentenced today in Manhattan federal court to 12 years in prison for conspiring to provide military-grade weapons to the Fuerzas Armadas Revolucionarias de Colombia (the FARC), a foreign terrorist organization, in exchange for over a ton of cocaine. Yousef pled guilty in May 2012 to one count of providing material support to the FARC before U.S. District Chief Judge Loretta A. Preska. U.S. District Judge John F. Keenan imposed todays sentence.
Manhattan U.S. Attorney Preet Bharara said, Jamal Yousef was ready, willing, and able to provide an arsenal of weapons and explosives to people he believed to be part of a terrorist organization, dedicated, in part, to killing Americans. Thanks once again to our partnerships with law enforcement both here and abroad, he will now go to prison.”
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“South of the Border, a Threat from Hezbollah”
Journal of International Security Affairs
SNIPPET: “A detailed look at the group’s robust criminal and support networks in Latin America, including its close relations with drug cartels.”