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Mexico's blind eye to al-Qaida activity
World Net Daily ^ | June 13, 2005 | World Net Daily

Posted on 06/13/2005 3:44:34 AM PDT by 26lemoncharlie

Intel sources see porous border posing major terror threat to U.S.

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.

For instance, Gen. Jorge Serrano, the head of the Attorney General Office's special terrorism investigation unit, says no Muslim terrorists have been found living in Mexico.

Yet intelligence sources in the U.S. and Canada say Islamic jihadists have been working with zealots in Mexico for more than 20 years. Early activities were sponsored by Iran. Later, the recruitment activities got support from the Egyptian, Pakistani and Saudi embassies. It is known the Egyptians paid the rent for a prayer hall and allocated funds for students who wanted to study at the Islamic al-Azhar University in Cairo. The Pakistanis organized Muslim converts and others to visit madrassas in Pakistan, a golden opportunity offered to the Taliban and al-Qaida to reach a larger pool of recruitment candidates. Saudi funds created a range of activities linked to Hajj or studies in Saudi Arabia where young zealots established contacts with Sufi and Wahabi activists one way or another connected to master terrorist Osama bin Laden.

Mexican authorities revealed in 2002 they knew Spanish Muslim converts of Basque origin were present in Chiapas state preaching the ideas of Islam and jihad as they mingled with local aboriginals. At least in two cases Mexican authorities, unable to determine the whereabouts of Basque Muslims, sent letters to their last known address informing them their stay in the country was illegal. According to a CISEN official, most Basque and Spanish Muslims were linked to the North African-based al-Murabitun World Tzotzil Movement, known for its blend of socialism and Islam. Information on Basque activity in Mexico is regularly collected by the Spanish government, but is not shared with the U.S. by the Mexicans.

Small, sometimes clandestine Islamic clubs in Mexico, usually disguised as cultural groupings, are on the increase. Information on ways to cross the U.S. and Mexican border and where to go, including recommended U.S. states and so-called asylum cities has actually already reached all corners of the jihadi Khalifat world. Some documents found in Pakistan, and more information from Iraq and Lebanon, proves jihadists are aware they are in danger of being detected when they use legitimate ports of entry to the U.S. Therefore they prefer to reach their sympathizers in Mexico and then penetrate the U.S. together with hundreds of thousands of Mexicans, drug lords and gang members.

As one Royal Canadian Mounted Police officer familiar with the situation in Mexico said: "What’s the point of having old ladies remove their shoes at airport security checks, when all it takes to carry a small package of the potent ricin poison into the U.S. is a friendly Mexican jihadist escorting you on a dark moonless night across the porous U.S.-Mexican border."

TOPICS: Constitution/Conservatism; Crime/Corruption; Culture/Society; Foreign Affairs; Government; News/Current Events; Philosophy; Politics/Elections; US: District of Columbia
KEYWORDS: aliens; alqaedamexico; alqaida; bordercontrol; dhs; illegalaliens; illegals; immigrantlist; islan; lodi; mexico; terrorist; wot
Why hasn't our President and the Republican Congress protected our borders. This is not going to be one they can point to the Democrats to blame. They asked for a majorit, we gave it to them. Now they cannot do the job. Sounds like an Eletist Conspiracy against the US Constitution and the implementation of The New World Order.
1 posted on 06/13/2005 3:44:35 AM PDT by 26lemoncharlie
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To: 26lemoncharlie

I do believe al Qaida thretin Mexico, but not much for Basque people. I would think that Basque involvement would be Socialist Spain's and Socialist France's propaganda to justify their colonism over Basque region.

2 posted on 06/13/2005 3:51:58 AM PDT by Wiz
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To: 26lemoncharlie

Yesterday on some morning news show there was a story about how many illegals come across the border that aren't Mexicans. The percentage is pretty high and they get arrested and released, unbelievable. Where is the 9-11 commission on this one, and I honestly don't think anything will ever be done about this problem until we have another terrorists attack right here at home.

3 posted on 06/13/2005 3:52:57 AM PDT by daddyOwe ("a man is rich in proportion to the number of things he can afford to leave alone")
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To: Wiz

I don't care if their Blue/Red/Orange or whatever. The Borders need to be Controlled, regardless of who is threatening. The Government needs to have a line of Demarcation. They are trying to erase our borders to fit their New World Order. To do away with the US Constitution.

4 posted on 06/13/2005 3:55:03 AM PDT by 26lemoncharlie ('Cuntas haereses tu sola interemisti in universo mundo!')
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To: 26lemoncharlie
If anything to the Mexican elite, the "threat" isn't islam, 300 people converting to islam is not a big threat to them as thousands flocking to Protestant churches in southern Mexico.

Evangelicals have been persecuted in southern Mexico, and it is now estimated 1/3rd of the population of Guatemala is Protestant, but of course Farah and WMD doesn't report that, wouldn't be prudent for him to report the truth about religious trends in Latin America.

5 posted on 06/13/2005 4:02:14 AM PDT by Dane ( anyone who believes hillary would do something to stop illegal immigration is believing gibberish)
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To: 26lemoncharlie
I was told in the 1980s that the Mid East terrorists were using Panama as an R&R center. There is a sizable Muslim community here with a Mosque in Panama City. If a middle eastern man were to put on western clothing he could blend in here pretty good and have a support base. I don't know about Costa Rica, Honduras and the rest, but there are reports of indigenous people in Mexico converting to Islam. But I guess our government has to wait until something goes boom before they can act, and our government needs to be proactive instead of reactive.
6 posted on 06/13/2005 5:11:10 AM PDT by Americanexpat (A strong democracy through citizen oversight.)
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To: 26lemoncharlie
?Canada's.....AND.....Mexico's blind eye to al-Qaida activity ?

/Qanada too?

7 posted on 06/13/2005 5:38:48 AM PDT by maestro
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To: daddyOwe
I think the law ought to be that illegal border-crossers who get caught are fingerprinted, photographed, checked against lists and then deported with a stern warning.

The second time they are caught should mean jail...ours or theirs.

Of course, if we had real coverage of the borders, there wouldn't be a problem. I have real respect and admiration for the Border Patrol but there just aren't enough of them.

8 posted on 06/13/2005 5:40:32 AM PDT by Sender (Team Infidel USA)
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To: 26lemoncharlie
It is becoming obvious that Mexico is on the verge of a meltdown. Unemployment is rampant. Bush allows illegal immigration to exist as a safety valve.

The institutional corruption in the government and security forces is being exacerbated by Drug money. The wealthy families that control the Mexican economy wanted a piece of the drug profits - but it has gotten out of their control.

The Mexican cities along the Texas border have become Mogadishu like lawless enclaves run by drug lords.

I believe we will soon have to use our military to clean up Mexico.
9 posted on 06/13/2005 5:55:21 AM PDT by CHUCKfromCAL
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To: HiJinx; SheLion


10 posted on 06/13/2005 6:07:07 AM PDT by EdReform (Free Republic - helping to keep our country a free republic. Thank you for your financial support!)
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It's going to be a long, hot summer. Many Americans are getting fed up with being Mexico's relief valve...

11 posted on 06/13/2005 8:39:55 AM PDT by HiJinx (Let's put Blockbuster in charge of immigration - 2 days late and WHAMMO!!!!)
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To: HiJinx

The jihadist could move a mech infantry regiment through some parts of the border and we would neve know about it until schools and shopping malls started to blow up.

12 posted on 06/13/2005 8:48:12 AM PDT by TXBSAFH (One man's Linux is another man's OS/2.)
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To: HiJinx

Of course they don't care. It won't affect Mexican Nationals, It will only affect Americans, or so they hope.

13 posted on 06/13/2005 8:49:15 AM PDT by television is just wrong (http://he (visit blogs, visit ads).)
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To: backhoe

If this isn't a vital issue in 2008, I'd become physically sick.

14 posted on 06/13/2005 9:24:10 AM PDT by Arthur Wildfire! March (<<<< Profile page streamlined, solely devoted Schiavo research)
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To: 26lemoncharlie
We need to protect our borders, drastically reduce legal immigrant ion, and start deporting illegals and legal immigrants involved in criminal activites. All this is relatively easy to accomplish if our government want to do ti.
15 posted on 06/13/2005 10:28:47 AM PDT by Dante3
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To: 26lemoncharlie
I wonder what the Arabic translation of this 1916 telegram is?

Zimmerman Telegram - NARA
(Decoded message text of the Zimmermann Telegram)

FROM 2nd from London # 5747.
"We intend to begin on the first of February unrestricted submarine warfare. We shall endeavor in spite of this to keep the United States of America neutral. In the event of this not succeeding, we make Mexico a proposal or alliance on the following basis: make war together, make peace together, generous financial support and an understanding on our part that Mexico is to reconquer the lost territory in Texas, New Mexico, and Arizona. The settlement in detail is left to you. You will inform the President of the above most secretly as soon as the outbreak of war with the United States of America is certain and add the suggestion that he should, on his own initiative, invite Japan to immediate adherence and at the same time mediate between Japan and ourselves. Please call the President's attention to the fact that the ruthless employment of our submarines now offers the prospect of compelling England in a few months to make peace." Signed, ZIMMERMANN.
16 posted on 06/13/2005 10:34:43 AM PDT by hispanarepublicana (I was Lucy Ramirez when being Lucy Ramirez wasn't cool.)
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To: hispanarepublicana
The zimmerman letter theory cannot be overstated. Iran, china, and other enemies have all made deals with the govt. there. Cuba is very buddy-buddy with mexico.

"In truth, to me, it is no surprise that Mexican authorities would ask Castro's secret police to come into their diplomatic headquarters to take away the people seeking asylum there. >From the day President Fox declared that there was no dictatorship in Cuba, when he denied that Castro was a dictator, I knew such a thing could happen."

"The Mexican embassy in Cuba continues to be a branch of Castro's police and Mexico his most loyal accomplice. Only two weeks ago, with President Fox's blessing, a conference of international terrorists was held in Mexico. The conference was convoked by the Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia, known as FARC. How can Mexico, a country that is supposedly an ally of the United States, and an ally of the people of Cuba, also be an ally of the Cuban dictatorship"


17 posted on 06/13/2005 10:43:56 AM PDT by monkeywrench (Deut. 27:17 Cursed be he that removeth his neighbor's landmark)
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To: 26lemoncharlie
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.

A sad BTTT...

18 posted on 06/13/2005 10:33:20 PM PDT by Brad’s Gramma (Yo! Cowboy! I'm praying for a LoganMiracle! It CAN happen!!!!)
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