Bordering on Iran?
Expert warns of "hell to pay" soon
|Politico -- February 1
Former DEA Chief Says Hezbollah Terrorists Eyeing Southwest Border, Warns of 'Hell to Pay in the Not Too Distant Future'
The Iranian-supported Shi'ite terrorist group Hezbollah has spread its influence all the way to the U.S. border with Mexico, a House Foreign Affairs Committee hearing on Iran's influence in the Western Hemisphere heard on Thursday.
Michael Braun, a former chief of operations at the Drug Enforcement Agency, said Hezbollah had developed relationships with the powerful Mexican drug cartels to "move their agenda forward." He cited a plot, recently uncovered by the DEA, involving an Iranian operative in Mexico allegedly planning to assassinate the Saudi ambassador in Washington, D.C.
"Hezbollah are absolute masters at forming close relationships with existing organized crime groups around the world that helps them facilitate what they need to do to move their agendas forward," Braun told CNSNews.com following the hearing. "And if anyone thinks for a moment that they don't have their eye on the southwest border and all of our country, then they couldn't be more wrong." [...]
"If anyone thinks for one moment that these terrorist organizations do not understand that the Mexican drug trafficking cartels now dominate drug trafficking in our country --- reportedly in more than 250 cities --- than they are very stupid or very naive," he said.
Related: Iran's Ties in Latin American Region Pose Threat to U.S. Security, Ros-Lehtinen Says at Hearing
|Neil W. McCabe -- Human Events
Rep. Issa lays siege to 'Fortress Holder'
At a "Fast & Furious: Management Failures at the Department of Justice" hearing fraught with tensions, Atty. Gen. Eric H. Holder Jr., testified Feb. 2 before the House Committee on Oversight & Government Reform Committee. -- "There is now broad bipartisan agreement that the congressional investigation into Operation Fast and Furious has exposed a serious and deadly failure of government," said Rep. Darrell Issa...
|David North -- Center for Immigration Studies
Food stamp program rewards households with illegals
Readers, let us immerse ourselves in the convoluted language and thinking of the immigration policy world. -- You know, where "parole" is a good thing (you can, despite your apparent disqualifications, enter the country), and where "voluntary departure," which might sound positive actually means that you have to leave, albeit without shackles...
|Prison Planet -- Austin, Texas
Lawsuit filed against subversive feds over assassination of U.S. citizens
The American Civil Liberties Union filed a lawsuit this week against the Department of Justice, the Department of Defense, and the CIA, demanding the release of any information pertaining to the deaths of three American citizens resulting directly from drone missile strikes in 2011. -- Details regarding the deaths of accused Al Qaeda leaders Anwar al-Awlaki and Samir Kahn, both American citizens, have been kept under wraps...
|Peter V. Bella -- Washington Times
Newt Gingrich leader and legend in his own mind
Can somebody, anybody, please explain what Newt Gingrich is the leader of? Is it a movement, occupation, or party? What exactly is Newt Gingrich leading? -- There is no such thing as "the conservative leader." There is no Conservative Party for him to lead. There is no conservative leader. There is only the Republican Party, which is lead by Reince Priebus, who was elected to his leadership post...
|The Dustin Inman Society -- Marietta, Ga.
Keep illegal aliens out of Georgia's public university seats
You are losing influence under the Gold Dome because of a weak, former Democrat, Republican committee chairman and the fact that the crazies sent in more calls and e-mails than Americans did - and sent more people to the meeting. -- If you don't want to take the time to help with defending Georgia from the invasion of illegal aliens, please stop reading here. If you have children, read to the end for how to help protect them...
|KVOA-TV -- Tucson
9 arrested, 500 pounds of pot and AK-47 seized by multi-agency operation
A multi-agency operation resulted in the arrest of nine suspects, and the seizure of an AK-47 and almost 500 pounds of marijuana near Interstate 8 in Stanfield, Arizona Wednesday night. --At about 10 p.m. Wednesday, local, state and federal law enforcement agencies teamed up and used detection equipment and air assets to intervene and deny smugglers from delivering narcotics to their designated location...
Biggest holders of US government debt
As the U.S. government spends an unprecedented amount of money to fix the economy, there is an equally great need to raise the cash to pay for it. This is accomplished through borrowing, whereby Uncle Sam sells Treasury securities of varying maturity. -- For investors, government bills, notes and bonds are considered safe because they have a guaranteed rate of return, based on faith in future U.S. tax revenues...
Congresswoman and Holder tangle over attorney general's future
New York Republican Rep. Ann Marie Buerkle tussled with Attorney General Eric H. Holder during Thursday morning's House oversight committee hearing over her demand that he resign or be fired as a result of Operation Fast and Furious, the gun-walking program that occurred on his watch. -- "I was one of the members of Congress who has called for your resignation," Buerkle said to Holder...
Wrongly deported teen maintains 'Tika' charade in jailhouse phone calls
A Dallas teenager who was deported to South America under a false name never expressed concern during jailhouse phone calls that she was being misidentified as an illegal [alien] from Colombia. -- The more than two dozen recorded telephone calls reviewed by The Associated Press show 15-year-old Jakadrien Turner expected to be deported to Colombia yet did not complain of having no ties to the country...
|Jerry Seper -- Washington Times
Issa pushes Holder to produce documents or face contempt
Attorney General Eric H. Holder. Jr. was threatened Thursday with contempt of Congress by Republican members of the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee, who said the Justice Department has failed to turn over key documents in the committee's ongoing investigation into the botched 'Fast and Furious' gunrunning operation in Arizona, during which...
|Paul Joseph Watson -- Infowars -- Austin, Texas
UN wants world tax to 'help the poor'
The United Nations wants a world tax imposed on all financial transactions to fund a global model of social services that will provide "needy people" with a basic income, free healthcare, education and housing. -- The drive is part of the UN's mission to create a "social protection floor" under the auspices of the Commission on Social Development, which began this week in New York. The SPF will become the UN's primary focus...
|Associated Press sc
Arpaio office lawyers to meet with DOJ
Lawyers in Arizona for the Maricopa County Sheriff's Office and attorneys from the U.S. Justice Department plan Monday to meet for the first time to resolve federal accusations of civil rights violations against the department run by Sheriff Joe Arpaio. -- The meeting would come nearly two months after the Justice Department released a scathing Dec. 15 report accusing the sheriff's office of racially profiling Latinos...
|Felicia Dionisio -- WorldNetDaily.com
Mexico's 'super labs' send meth pouring into U.S.
The number of methamphetamine "super labs" seized by Mexican authorities has rocketed in the last five years but shipments of the drug across the border have also continued to grow, according to government statistics. -- The increase highlights how Mexico's cartels have diversified beyond their traditional focus of exporting cocaine, heroin and marijuana by transforming their operations to also make methamphetamines...
|Matt Patterson -- The American Thinker -- Bellevue, Wash.
Obama: The Affirmative Action president
Years from now, historians may regard the 2008 election of Barack Obama as an inscrutable and disturbing phenomenon, a baffling breed of mass hysteria akin perhaps to the witch craze of the Middle Ages. How, they will wonder, did a man so devoid of professional accomplishment beguile so many into thinking he could manage the world's largest economy, direct the world's most powerful military...
|McAllen (Texas) Monitor
Mexican firefight ends on U.S. side
A shootout between rival members of two organized crime groups and the Mexican military ended at the banks of the Rio Grande, where at least one man was possibly killed on the U.S. side. -- The shootout began Thursday afternoon along the Ribereña Highway near the Anzalduas International Bridge in Reynosa between the organized crime groups, according to a source outside law enforcement with direct knowledge...
Brian Terry's mother to Holder: You're 'a joke' and a 'coward'
The mother of murdered Border Patrol agent Brian Terry had harsh words for Attorney General Eric Holder after Thursday's House oversight committee hearing on Operation Fast and Furious. -- "THIS IS FOR YOU SON," Mrs. Terry posted on Facebook at about 3:30 p.m. "Mr. Holder. How come you can never say my sons name. You never have. All i ever hear you say is 'i didn't find out or I cant say'..."
|Infowars -- Austin, Texas
Big Sis taps hot dog peddlers to spot "terrorists" at Superbowl
"Despite acknowledging there are 'no credible or specific threats' to the safety of the 2012 Super Bowl in Indianapolis on Sunday, the TSA is training thousands of fast food sellers to spot terrorists under the "First Observer" program. --"TSA said over 8,000 stadium vendors, parking lot attendants, shuttle bus drivers, and other transportation professionals received the agency's First Observer training..."
|W. James Antle, III -- The American Spectator
Immigration didn't doom Romney
In Florida, Newt Gingrich ran a Spanish-language ad attacking Mitt Romney as anti-immigrant. Gingrich pulled the ad after being reprimanded by Sen. Marco Rubio. "This kind of language is more than just unfortunate. It's inaccurate, inflammatory, and doesn't belong in this campaign," Rubio told the Miami Herald. -- "The truth is that neither of these two men is anti-immigrant," Rubio continued...
|Dave Gorak -- NumbersUSA.com
USCCs efforts to help unemployed veterans don't go far enough
Much has been written recently about the dismal unemployment rate (13 percent) among returning veterans, including this Jan. 15 Washington Times story, "Veterans' new battle front: Job market." -- The story notes that last year the U.S. Chamber of Commerce, that for years has had a soft spot for illegal aliens, "Initiated a 'Hiring Our Heroes' drive designed to help returning service members and their spouses find jobs..."
|Dr. Jerome R. Corsi -- WorldNetDaily.com
Holder accused of stonewalling Congress
Attorney General Eric Holder testified today before a contentious House hearing in which Republican members accused him of engaging in a continuing cover-up of Department of Justice activity in the gun-tracing operation known as Fast and Furious. -- Republicans on the House Committee on Oversight and Government Reform, led by chairman Rep. Darrell Issa, R-Calif., pointed out that Holder...
|Dave Gibson -- The Examiner
U.S. Senate: Illegals must commit three DUI's before they can be deported
On Thursday, the Senate Judiciary Committee approved a measure which would make three DUI convictions an aggravated felony, and a deportable offense. Sen. Charles Grassley (R-IA) introduced the legislative action as an amendment to the Violence Against Women Reauthorization Act of 2011 (S. 1925). -- Sen. Grassley's original amendment called for the policy to be applied retroactively to all DUIs...
|Paul Craig Roberts -- Infowars -- Austin, Texas
The real economic picture
If you have any money and you want to understand the lies that "your" government tells you with statistics, subscribe to John Williams shadowstats.com. -- John Williams is the best and utterly truthful statistician that we the people have. -- The charts below come from John Williams Hyperinflation Report, January 25, 2012. The commentary is supplied by me...
|Daniel Hopsicker -- Mad Cow Morning News
A border war cover-up in the Hollywood hills
It was a murder mystery made for Hollywood, as well as made in Hollywood... -- Two weeks ago, on a hiking trail in the shadow of the iconic Hollywood Sign, a decapitated human head was found in a plastic bag. -- It was a moment many have dreaded, when the Drug War raging in Mexico and along the U.S.-Mexican Border finally spilled over into Anytown USA...