Judicial Watch: A Terrorist Attack On the Texas-Mexico Border is 'Imminent' (Updated)
Government watchdog Judicial Watch published a post today that the group says is based on conversations with multiple government officials.
Islamic terrorist groups are operating in the Mexican border city of Ciudad Juarez and planning to attack the United States with car bombs or other vehicle born improvised explosive devices (VBIED). High-level federal law enforcement, intelligence and other sources have confirmed to Judicial Watch that a warning bulletin for an imminent terrorist attack on the border has been issued. Agents across a number of Homeland Security, Justice and Defense agencies have all been placed on alert and instructed to aggressively work all possible leads and sources concerning this imminent terrorist threat.
Specifically, Judicial Watch sources reveal that the militant group Islamic State of Iraq and Greater Syria (ISIS) is confirmed to now be operating in Juarez, a famously crime-infested narcotics hotbed situated across from El Paso, Texas. Violent crimes are so rampant in Juarez that the U.S. State Department has issued a number of travel warnings for anyone planning to go there. The last one was issued just a few days ago.
El Paso is Texas' sixth-largest city.
The Texas-Mexico border has been overrun with thousands of illegal aliens, mostly from Central America, over the past several months. Texas Gov. Rick Perry has called for the Obama administration to provide more border security. Instead, President Obama is threatening to grant amnesty to about 5 million illegal aliens who are already in the US, a move that is sure to attract even more to cross illegally. If children can cross, so can others.
There have been rumors and suggestions in the past that Islamic terrorist group Hizballah is operating in the border region over the past several years. Hizballah is confirmed to have operations in South America, in the tri-border region of Argentina, Brazil and Paraguay.
A former deputy sheriff in the Hidalgo County Sheriff's Department told me in 2012 that captured Taliban terrorists in Afghanistan, where he served in the United States Army, had confessed that they were training operatives from drug cartels in Mexico.
Judicial Watch's report says that "Intelligence officials have picked up radio talk and chatter indicating that the terrorist groups are going to 'carry out an attack on the border,' according to one JW source. 'It’s coming very soon,' according to this high-level source, who clearly identified the groups planning the plots as “ISIS and Al Qaeda.” An attack is so imminent that the commanding general at Ft. Bliss, the U.S. Army post in El Paso, is being briefed, another source confirms."
British Prime Minister David Cameron raised the United Kingdom's terrorism threat to "severe" earlier today. During a press conference Thursday, President Obama admitted that he has "no strategy yet" for dealing with ISIS in Syria, its home base and where it is establishing a capital city in Raqqa. The president will spend the Labor Day weekend attending Democratic Party fundraisers and a wedding.
Two American citizens have recently been killed fighting with ISIS. They were among the hundreds of ISIS fighters who hold western passports.
Update: Fox reports on a Texas Department of Public Safety bulletin on the threat.
“A review of ISIS social media messaging during the week ending August 26 shows that militants are expressing an increased interest in the notion that they could clandestinely infiltrate the southwest border of US, for terror attack,” warns the Texas Department of Public Safety "situational awareness" bulletin, obtained by FoxNews.com.
"Clandestinely infiltrate..?" They could just walk right across the border. Kids literally do it every day.
“Social media account holders believed to be ISIS militants and propagandists have called for unspecified border operations, or they have sought to raise awareness that illegal entry through Mexico is a viable option,” states the law enforcement bulletin, which is not classified.
It has been a viable option for years. The Texas-Mexico border is 1,200 miles long. Much of it is barely guarded wilderness. The Rio Grande is a large, placid creek in many places.
The Fox and Judicial Watch stories contain far more specific pointers than the pre-9-11 memo that liberals made a huge issue of during the entire Bush presidency. Yet Barack Obama is not only not taking any known action to curb the threat. He is actively making the border less secure with his amnesty threat.
More: A laptop was found in Syria in January. It belonged to an Islamic State operative who had studied physics and chemistry at two Tunisian universities. It contained 146 gigabytes of information, some of that on the subject of creating and deploying biological weapons on the cheap.