Wednesday, September 24, 2014

Why wouldn't ISIS try to come in through a porous border?

Congressman Beto O'Rourke, Texas Democrat, said this:
“There’s a longstanding history in this country of projecting whatever fears we have onto the border,” said Representative Beto O’Rourke, Democrat of Texas, who represents El Paso and other areas near the border. “In the absence of understanding the border, they insert their fears. Before it was Iran and Al Qaeda. Now it’s ISIS. They just reach the conclusion that invasion is imminent, and it never is.”
Are you kidding me?  Are we supposed to capture an ISIS memo ordering its "troops" to cross the border?

ISIS will try to cross the U.S.-Mexico border for several reasons:

1) They are terrorists.  This is what terrorists do.  They look for windows of vulnerability and use them.  Can you say 9-11?  Benghazi?

2) The border is not protected.  There are significant holes that a terrorist organization will see and exploit.  Furthermore, there are cartels on the border, and let's not discount a union of these two groups.

3) They are desperately trying to terrorize the American people.  They want another attack on the U.S. mainland.

I'm not saying that the U.S.-Mexico border is our only window of vulnerability.  I am also very concerned about U.S. facilities, especially U.S. companies that are not normally protected like embassies or military bases.  There are U.S. companies with plants and facilities all over the world.

The bottom line is that no one knows where ISIS will strike next.  However, discounting the U.S.-Mexico border is irresponsible, especially from a member of Congress.

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