Monday, December 20, 2010
A Nation At Risk
Open Borders Invite Terror
|WorldNetDaily.com -- December 20, 2010
CIA warning: Christmas in America could be a literal blast
|Glenn Spencer stands next to "fence" that DHS built to protect America -- Watch "Open Border Arizona"
Ex-chief worried naughty terrorists won't be nice to New York, Washington
There is a "real possibility" foreign Islamic terrorists already infiltrated the U.S. though the country's "sufficiently porous" borders, warned former CIA Director James Woolsey.
Commenting on a federal law-enforcement terror-bulletin warning of possible terrorist plots for this holiday season, Woolsey stated symbolic locales in New York and Washington are likely most at risk for any possible attacks.
"I think the thing to be perhaps most worried about is single-person attacks at symbolically important places," stated Woolsey. "And that would put, I think, New York and Washington particularly perhaps maybe more on notice than other places."
Woolsey was speaking in an interview with WND's senior reporter Aaron Klein on the latter's investigative radio program on New York's WABC Radio.
Woolsey said he believes al-Qaida is most motivated to carry out terrorist acts in the U.S. against "symbols of economic prosperity and dominance."
Responding to a question about U.S. border security, Woolsey told Klein that "our borders are sufficiently porous that it is at least possible that Hezbollah or other terrorists have come across in some of the ways that people come here just who want to work."
|Diana West -- Washington Examiner sc
Army surgeon's challenge to Obama remains despite guilty plea
Lt. Col. Terrence Lakin didn't rush onto a battleground this week; he walked into a military courtroom. He didn't fire a weapon; he pleaded guilty to disobeying orders related to deployment, and not guilty to the more serious charge of "missing movement." [See Obama Watch]
Arizona's next immigration debate: babies born in US
Fresh off of passing a law to combat illegal immigration that was so controversial the federal government sued to block it, Arizona's Republican-controlled Legislature is poised to push the limits of immigration policy yet again, this time by challenging the basic rules that decide who is an American...
|Hendersonville (NC) Times-Times
Agents detain 15 suspected illegals in Henderson
Fifteen illegal [aliens] were arrested and transported to the Henderson County Detention Facility on Dec. 15, according to a news release from the Henderson County Sheriff's Office. The suspects were charged with violations of immigration laws. -- On Dec. 14, the Henderson County Sheriff's Office received a disturbance complaint...
|Atlanta Journal-Constitution via PoliceOne.com
U.S. customs agent among 14 nabbed in Ecstasy bust
A U.S. customs agent from Stockbridge and his wife, a Delta employee, have been charged with helping funnel guns and drug money through Hartsfield-Jackson International Airport, federal officials said Thursday. -- They were arrested along with 12 others after parallel investigations also turned up $2.8 million worth of Ecstasy...
|KNXV-TV -- Phoenix
High tech trucks help secure Arizona border
Tucson -- Hidden in the remote mountains of southern Arizona, a carefully camouflaged pickup truck blends in with the desert landscape. -- Inside the truck is a Border Patrol agent who scans the desert looking for illegal [aliens] and drug smugglers sneaking across the border...
SB1070 gives huge boost to GOP in Arizona
Not so long ago, Arizona was on its way to becoming a swing state. Now that seems like a distant memory. -- On the eve of the 2008 presidential election, ebullient Democrats were convinced that the state would have been in play if it weren't home to Republican nominee Sen. John McCain. Some even thought they could steal it from under McCain's nose...
|Miguel Perez -- The Examiner
DREAM Act students vow revolution after act fails in the Senate
"This is war!" claims Phoenix student Aldemar Cruz. "Republicans may have stopped the DREAM Act, but they won't prevent La Reconquista from happening. "White people, watch out!" -- Olivia Perez, an [illegal alien] student who claims she was forced to fill out false paperwork in order to stay in the United States, says, "Latinos need to fight back...."
|D.A. King -- The Dustin Inman Society
Ga. State Senator Orrock: Socialist agent against her own country?
According to her (own) Key WiKi entry, now state Senator Nan Orrock happily went to Fidel's communist Cuba in 1970 and was "privileged" to "cut cane" as part of the Venceremos Brigade. -- "From its founding in 1969, the Venceremos Brigade was used by Cuban intelligence agency the DGI..."
|Tyler Durden -- Zero Edge
Here's Your "Change": U.S. economy driven into the tank
By now everyone has seen and played with the US debt clock via usdebtclock.org whereby anyone who so wishes, can find every little detail about America's current sad fiscal state. The fact that America currently has just under $14 trillion in national debt should be no surprise to anyone... [See Obama Watch]
|Jim Kouri, CPP -- The Examiner
'Raza Unida' gang members charged with racketeering
An eight-count indictment charging 13 alleged members and associates of the Raza Unida (United Race) street and prison gang with committing violent acts to support racketeering was unsealed yesterday. -- "This multi-agency effort will produce a safer community for our citizens," said U.S. Attorney Jose Angel Moreno...
County trims government, cuts taxes by cracking down on illegals
While many localities in America are facing budget shortfalls and mounting debt, one county in Virginia has escaped massive deficits and instead measurably reduced the overall size of government. -- Prince William County is the second largest county in Virginia and now the number-one job growth locality in the region -- with one of the lowest tax burdens...
|Dave Gibson -- The Examiner
A response from the reporter who called illegal aliens "visitors"
Last week, an article by Virginian-Pilot reporter Tim McGlone appeared in the online version of the paper (pilotonline.com) with a headline referring to illegal aliens as "visitors." -- On Tuesday, McGlone wrote: "Feds arrest 20 illegal visitors in sweep."
|James Fulford -- VDare.com
Republicans felt the heat from the Tea Party
Mickey Kaus's post DREAM Act analysis, based partly on Roy Beck's take, which he calls a "cold-eyed and revealing post-game analysis" is that it was the Tea Party primary challenges that sent a message to Republican Senators...
|MetroWest Daily News -- Framingham, Mass.
Illegal alien charged with identity fraud in Framingham
An illegal [alien] is headed for federal custody after police said they learned Thursday he had assumed multiple identities. -- Uendel Martins, 30, of 17 Weld St., Apt. 2, Framingham, was charged with driving without a license, driving with a suspended license, giving a false name to an officer, using a false name to register his car... [See Crime Watch]
|Inland Valley Daily Bulletin -- Ontario, Calif.
Anti-illegal immigration activist denied passage on cruise ship
An Upland anti-illegal immigration activist recently found herself without the proper documentation to board a cruise ship in San Diego with her family. -- Robin Hvidston had tried to use her hospital-issued birth certificate and California driver's license to board a Holland America cruise to Hawaii... [See Big Sis Watch and Obama Watch]
|Green Valley (Arizona) News
Border Patrol agent had a life full of plans
When their first date was at a McDonald's in Benson, Sarah Brelsford knew she and Brian Terry had a lot in common. -- Both led busy lives, were passionate about their jobs, and they had to work to make time for a relationship. She was a teacher, he was a Border Patrol agent on the elite BORTAC unit...
|Gailann Jarocki -- The Examiner
Agents find another tunnel
ICE and Homeland Security agents conducting surveillance in Nogales identified a white Ford panel van that appeared to riding low to the ground. The van was later observed leaving the parking lot of the Mariposa Clinic and agents saw a cylindrical bundle fall out of the vehicle. HSI agents then conducted a traffic stop on the van... [See Crime Watch]
|Gerald Celente -- Lew Rockwell.com
10 trends for 2011
After the tumultuous years of the Great Recession, a battered people may wish that 2011 will bring a return to kinder, gentler times. But that is not what we are predicting. Instead, the fruits of government and institutional action -- and inaction -- on many fronts will ripen in unplanned-for fashions...
|Jim Kouri, CPP -- The Examiner
Mexico's "great escape" of prison inmates an inside job
More than 140 convicts escaped from a prison in the northern Mexico border city of Nuevo Laredo on Friday allegedly with the help of prison guards. -- The prison is located near the border with Laredo, Texas, and 141 inmates got out through a service entrance used by vehicles, "presumably with the assistance of the prison staff."
Supremes facing eligibility challenge to Obama, again
It just doesn't appear to be going away. -- The idea that Barack Obama's eligibility to occupy the Oval Office, and do chores such as appointing Supreme Court justices, needs to be explored and documented is headed back to the highest court in the land. -- According to the Supreme Court's own website, there is scheduled to be a conference Jan. 7, 2011, on a case submitted by Orly Taitz...
1,600 pounds of weed headed to Miami home seized
Somebody's Christmas party will be a little less green after federal agents seized over 1,600 pounds of marijuana nearly smuggled into Miami. -- The weed bust ended with seven people arrested and $2 million worth of drugs off the streets. -- U.S. ICE agents intercepted boats on two separate occasions this week with their loaded cargo in tow... [See Crime Watch]
|My Fox Houston
Man charged in deaths of Austin woman, her son, 7
Austin, Texas -- A man charged with killing an Austin homeowner faces two more capital murder counts over the deaths of a woman he had dated and her 7-year-old son. -- Marco Antonio Garcia was in the Travis County Jail on Friday, held without bond. Electronic jail records did not list an attorney for the 45-year-old Garcia, who also was on an immigration hold...
|Kimberly Dvorak -- The Examiner
Judge allows illegal aliens to sue ICE agents
A Connecticut federal judge ruled against the government and will allow illegal [aliens] to sue ICE agents for civil rights violations. -- U.S. District Court Judge Stefan Underhill ruled Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) officials are not immune from lawsuits if they are anchored on Constitutional grounds...
|Brunswick (Ga.) News Editorial [This link will expire Monday night]
Verifying work status is a necessary step
There is a strange debate raging in this state. It's an argument between legislators that's drawing more proponents than opponents just weeks before the beginning of the 2011 session of the Georgia General Assembly. -- The issue is illegal immigration - or, more specifically, what the state can and ought to do...
|Dave Gibson -- The Examiner
Two Iowa cities considering adopting sanctuary policies for illegals
In January, the city councils in Cedar Rapids and Iowa City will take up the issue of adopting official sanctuary policies for illegal aliens. -- If the measures are approved, local police officers would be prohibited from notifying federal authorities when an arrestee's immigration status is in question...
|Allan Wall -- VDare.com
Christmas reverse migration sparks usual outrageous demands for TPS
The Christmas (Navidad) season in Mexico is a special time, and a great time to visit relatives and friends. -- Unlike in the United States, Christmas has not become the target of rabid secularists, despite the fact that in many ways the Mexican political world is much more secular than that of the United States...
|Arizona Daily Star -- Tucson
2 suspected of smuggling drugs using ultralight aircraft arrested
Immigration and Customs Enforcement arrested two U.S. citizens from Southern Arizona for their suspected involvement in a marijuana smuggling operation that used ultralight aircraft. -- Jon Youngs, 40, a foreman at a ranch in Hereford, and Marta Williamson, 52, of Tucson, were indicted by a federal grand jury for conspiracy to possess with intent to distribute marijuana...
|San Diego Union-Tribune
Escondido firm improves screening for illegal workers
A small manufacturing company in Escondido has completed a training program with federal immigration authorities on how to best screen for unauthorized employees. -- Unicel Corp. President Mike Henderson said Friday that the business has been certified by Immigration and Customs Enforcement after training...
|Laurie Roberts -- Arizona Republic -- Phoenix
The border is more secure... and an agent is dead
It's been nearly eight months since Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano appeared before Congress, touting the progress in border security since her arrival in Washington. -- "I've ridden that border," she told the Senate Judiciary Committee. "I've flown it. I've driven it. I know that border, I think, as well as anyone, and I will tell you it is as secure now as it has ever been."