With Democrats more concerned about the ‘pathway to citizenship’ aspect of immigration reform, completely opposed to securing our border first and foremost, Islamic terror groups are plotting what federal officials are referring to as an ‘imminent’ terrorist attack at the southern U.S. border on a busy holiday travel weekend, two weeks prior to the anniversary of 9/11.
Judicial Watch issued the following urgent statement:
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.
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. The Department of Homeland Security (DHS) did not respond to multiple inquiries from Judicial Watch, both telephonic and in writing, about this information.
The disturbing inside intelligence comes on the heels of news reports revealing that U.S. intelligence has picked up increased chatter among Islamist terror networks approaching the 13th anniversary of the 9/11 attacks. While these terrorists reportedly plan their attack just outside the U.S., President Obama admits that “we don’t have a strategy yet” to combat ISIS. “I don’t want to put the cart before the horse,” the commander-in-chief said this week during a White House press briefing. “I think what I’ve seen in some of the news reports suggest that folks are getting a little further ahead of what we’re at than what we currently are.”
The administration has also covered up, or at the very least downplayed, a serious epidemic of crime along the Mexican border even as heavily armed drug cartels have taken over portions of the region. Judicial Watch has reported that the U.S. Border Patrol actually ordered officers to avoid the most crime-infested stretches because they’re “too dangerous” and patrolling them could result in an “international incident” of cross border shooting. In the meantime, who could forget the famous words of Obama’s first Homeland Security Secretary, Janet Napolitano; the southern border is “as secure as it has ever been.”
These new revelations are bound to impact the current debate about the border crisis and immigration policy.
Additionally, Fox News is reporting that social media chatter indicates ISIS has been monitoring the weak border security situation between the U.S. and Mexico, and are “expressing an increased interest” in crossing over to carry out a terrorist attack.
“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.
The three-page bulletin, entitled “ISIS Interest on the US Southwest Border” and dated Aug. 28 was released to law enforcement on Thursday.
“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.
Meanwhile, another report by ForeignPolicy.com states that a laptop taken from an ISIS hideout shows terrorists training to make and use biological weapons. One terrorist was attempting to weaponize the bubonic plague from infected animals, and launch a catastrophic, globally effected attack.
“The advantage of biological weapons is that they do not cost a lot of money, while the human casualties can be huge,” read one portion of the document.
Meanwhile, Americans can take comfort in knowing that their Commander-in-Chief has a plan to deal with these imminent terror threats.
Despite having had war declared against the United States by ISIS, the President yesterday admitted that he simply doesn’t have a strategy to deal with the terrorist group just yet.
Well, at least the White House is taking the border crisis seriously.
White House Spokesman Josh Earnest said Friday that the crisis at the southern U.S. border is over given the reduced number of unaccompanied children coming across.
Earnest was asked by a reporter whether those reduced numbers mean the crisis is over. Earnest replied, “for now.”
2016 can’t get here soon enough.