Because the three men entered the United States without inspection, there is no legal record of their entry. A federal law enforcement source said the three entered the United States near Brownsville, Texas, in 1984.A legacy of the 1986 amnesty that our Executive and most of our Senators want to repeat, albeit on a grander scale.
These bottom-feeders were, well, economic bottom-feeders:
One drove a cab, three were roofers. Another worked at a 7-Eleven and a sixth at a supermarket.All six of these guys are drags on the economy. They're almost certainly consuming more in public services and benefits than they are contributing in the form of taxes paid (the three roofers may not have been paying anything at all in income taxes). They are depressing wages for marginal value-adding work, lowering the prospects for less-endowed natives. And the professional services they require (medical care, legal assistance, etc) are diverting human capital that might otherwise be spent increasing business efficiency or creating value through innovative products or services.
These thugs weren't connected to an international terrorist network:
Authorities said there was no direct evidence connecting the men to any international terror organizations such as Al Qaeda. But several of them said they were ready to kill and die "in the name of Allah," prosecutors said in court papers.Cutting into funding through tougher money laundering regulations or infilitrating communications between members of global Islamic groups like Hezbollah or Al Qaeda is only a partial solution to combatting terrorism. Without an active effort to separate from those most likely to perpetuate Islamically-inspired attacks, they're bound to come up short.
Four of the plotters were ethnic Albanians. One was from Turkey, another from Jordan. Those places of origin are the only ingredients needed for attacks to be dreamed up. We can break up Al Qaeda, but we'll continue to have to deal with things like this unless we stop letting migrants from the Islamic world into the West. With the highest absolute net migration in the world, the US does not need to pull anyone from the Middle East, the Balkans, North Africa, or Central Asia. Europe doesn't need anymore people from these places, either. US support for Turkey's admission into the EU and for an independent state of Kosovo are acts of treason against Occidental civilization.
One of the plotters was a pizza deliverer, who had scouted out the base during the frequently deliveries he made there. A co-worker, stunned by the accusations, illustrates the need for proactive immigration measures:
Mario Tummillo lives near Tatar's father in Cookstown and said he worked with Tatar at the pizza parlor. Tummillo, 20, described Tatar as a religious man who "wasn't violent at all."Or he didn't exhibit a violent veneer. But if he is a religious Muslim, his affinity for violence can hardly come as a surprise.
The abolition of derelict 'sanctuary city' policies might have foiled this plot earlier. Two of the six, who are brothers, had a combined 19 traffic citations issued to them. But INS/ICE was never notified by local law enforcement, who are prohibited from notifying Homeland Security about non-felonious illegal aliens.
Think the porous US-Mexico border and Islamic aggression are unrelated? The CIA disagrees:
The implications of such lawlessness could be dire, U.S. and Paraguayan officials said. Rep. Silvestre Reyes, D-Texas, chairman of the House Intelligence Committee, said Hezbollah militiamen would raise no suspicions because they have Latin American passports, speak Spanish and look like Hispanic tourists.We need a multi-layered barrier running the length of the 1,951 mile border. Tough punitions must be levied on employers who exploit subsidized labor on the tab of the net taxpayer. Those who reveal themselves to be in the US illegally should be deported. For every one involuntarily removed, another seven or eight will leave through attrition. Mass deportations aren't even necessary.
The CIA singles out the Mexican border as an especially inviting target for Hezbollah operatives. “Many alien smuggling networks that facilitate the movement of non-Mexicans have established links to Muslim communities in Mexico,” its Counter Terrorism Center said in a 2004 threat paper.
“Non-Mexicans often are more difficult to intercept because they typically pay high-end smugglers a large sum of money to efficiently assist them across the border, rather than haphazardly traverse it on their own.”