Friday, May 13, 2005

Poor Border Security

Two press reports today highlight the continuing poor border security that threatens the U.S.

According to a UPI report in the Washington Times,

Two declassified reports from the Canadian intelligence service say young Islamic militants with Canadian nationality or residency have been through terrorist training camps in Afghanistan or elsewhere and constitute "a clear and present danger to Canada and its allies."

"The presence of young, committed jihadists in Canada is a matter of grave concern," states one of the reports, highlighting fears that the northern neighbor might become a staging post for terror attacks in the United States.

Legal residents of Canada don't require passports to enter the U.S., a problem highlighted by the 911 Commission. I have to wonder if U.S. authorities on the border will pay extra attention to young men entering from Canada or if they will continue the PC-friendly policy of searching everyone at random, including elderly grandmothers and children.

Another Washington Times report stated:

U.S. Border Patrol agents have been ordered not to arrest illegal aliens along the section of the Arizona border where protesters patrolled last month because an increase in apprehensions there would prove the effectiveness of Minuteman volunteers.

Of course, Border Patrol poo-bahs in Washington deny it. However, according to the report, more than a dozen Border Patrol officers confirmed it in anonymous statements. In addition, Representative Tom Tancredo (R-CO) said that credible sources in the Border Patrol told him the same thing.

If this report is true, it looks like the Border Patrol is running scared. We need to increase funding for the Border Patrol, to include hiring many more personnel, and we must demand that they do their job. If they can't do it, all the poo-bahs in charge should be fired. Sorry if that makes me sound like John Bolton.


Blogger Esther said...

Another great post. You are dead on-target....just like the little cessna pilots almost were.

6:51 PM, May 13, 2005  

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