Gee, if only Obama had as much disdain for terrorists crossing our border as he does those who stand up for border security.
Iran-tied terror group Hezbollah may be colluding with drug cartels along the U.S.-Mexico border, a Republican congresswoman warned, calling on Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano to establish a special task force to figure out how to “clamp down” on this “national security” threat.
The Lebanon-based group has long-standing and documented ties to South America and its drug gangs, but reports have recently surfaced that it may be expanding its influence to Mexico and the U.S. border.
In her letter to Napolitano, Rep. Sue Myrick, R-N.C., called on Homeland Security to find out and report more on the extent of the problem. She cited several troubling developments that would point to Hezbollah creeping closer to and inside the United States, with the help of Mexican drug gangs.
“It is vital we know what is happening on our border, especially as crime and violence continue to rise there and as terrorist plots and threats are increasing inside the U.S.,” she wrote.
Myrick outlined a complex set of potential threats and evidence of their existence. She said “Iranian agents and members of Hezbollah” are thought to be learning Spanish in Hugo Chavez-run Venezuela before trying to obtain false documents to enter the United States as purported Mexicans. She said Hezbollah, known for its tunnel-digging skill, could be receiving drug money from cartel operations in exchange for help forging better tunnels across the U.S. border for trafficking.
She said gang members in prisons in the American southwest are starting to show up with tattoos in Farsi, implying a “Persian influence that can likely be traced back to Iran and its proxy army, Hezbollah.”
A Hezbollah terrorist was arrested in Mexico:
(An)….arrest took place closer to home when Mexican authorities arrested a senior operative of the Lebanese terrorist group, Hezbollah, named Jameel Nasr. The story was first broken Tuesday by the Kuwaiti daily Al-Seyassah, which — in the words of the Israeli newspaper Haaretz – credited Mexico with “foil[ing] an attempt by Hezbollah to establish a network in South America.”
The report goes on to say that, “Hezbollah operatives employed Mexicans nationals with family ties to Lebanon to set up the network, designed to target Israel and the West….Police say Nasr also made frequent trips to other countries in Latin America, including a two-month stay in Venezuela in the summer of 2008.”
For Team Obama, such arrests could prove awkward, to say the least.
Yeah, Obama’s buddy Hugo Chavez harboring terrorists could be real awkward.
We have Dhimmi/illegal alien advocates in the Oval Office as well as throughout the Dem party in Congress and Senate.