Build the Fence!
By: Michael John McCrae
A week or so ago I read a headline about Janet Napolitano scrapping the â€œvirtual borderâ€ to save a billion taxpayer dollars. Erecting that fence would probably save taxpayers several hundred billion dollars in revenue lost supporting all the illegal border jumpers currently residing in the United States. But of course we know The Obama Administration needs those millions of illegal entrants in America so they may register for the 2012 elections as Democrats.
But now Iâ€™ve read an article entitled: â€œIranian Book Celebrating Suicide Bombers Found in Arizona Desertâ€ by William La Jeunesse (Jan. 27, 2011/Foxnews.com) which began: â€œA book celebrating suicide bombers has been found in the Arizona desert just north of the U.S.- Mexican border, authorities tell Fox News…The book, “In Memory of Our Martyrs,” was spotted Tuesday by a U.S. Border Patrol agent out of the Casa Grande substation who was patrolling a route known for smuggling illegal immigrants and drugs.â€
Now whether the virtual fence would have stopped the fellow who emulated martyrs from entering the country illegally and losing his precious book, I couldnâ€™t say. Just the fact that such a book was found on United States soil is unsettling enough. The article tells me the book was published in Iran. I donâ€™t believe it ever hit the New York Times Bestseller list, but that may be because not enough people at the New York Times purchased a copy. The book: â€œ…consists of short biographies of Islamic suicide bombers and other Islamic militants who died carrying out attacks…”The book also includes letters from suicide attackers to their families, as well as some of their last wills and testaments.” Each biographical page contains “the terrorist’s name, date of death, and how they died.”
So it sounds like an interesting tome if you have aspirations to strap bombs on your body and try to blow up infidels on American boulevards.
I have to ask what the heck is going on that the Obama Administration refuses to protect my country. The short article was a wealth of information I had not considered before reading it. The article tells me this book isnâ€™t the only interesting, foreign produced item found on Americaâ€™s Southern border. Quote: â€œImmigration officials have previously discovered items along the U.S.-Mexico border from Middle Eastern origin, including Iranian currency in Zapata, Texas, and a jacket found in Jim Hogg County, Texas, that was covered in patches including an Arabic military badge that illustrates an airplane flying into a tower.â€
I found it most interesting that any â€œArabic Military Badgeâ€ would â€œillustrateâ€ the murders committed by Middle Eastern Islamic Terrorists. Iâ€™m not surprised; simply interested that mass murder is a cause for Arabic Military pride. And the money? Well, since it was Iranian I figured it might have been dropped by that little, suck-egg Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad the last time he was invited by an American University to give a speech. It probably just got caught up by the wind and was blown to Texas!
Too, the article tells me that there have been thousands, into the hundreds of thousands of illegal border jumpers from Islamic nations â€œdetainedâ€ by border agents. Well, just how many more have managed to avoid detention? From the article: â€œStatements from U.S. officials, including FBI director Robert Mueller, have raised serious concerns in recent years over “OTMs” — or illegal immigrants other than Mexicans — who have crossed the southwest border at alarming rates… Just last year, the Department of Homeland Security had in custody thousands of detainees from Afghanistan, Egypt, Iraq, Iran, Pakistan, Saudi Arabia and Yemen. U.S. Border Patrol statistics indicate that there were 108,025 OTMs detained in 2006, compared to 165,178 in 2005 and 44,614 in 2004.â€
So each year the number of OTM detainees increase. This is not border protection. It is a slow suicide, through governmental ignorance now being acerbated by the Obama Administration. These OTMâ€™s are getting into Mexico, learning the language and passing themselves off as Hispanic. They are infiltrating through Americaâ€™s obsession with needing so-called â€œundocumented workersâ€ to take jobs Americans wonâ€™t do. If you look at the recent produce and egg scares in America, can we really believe the government when they say such things are not acts of terrorism? How many of these Arabic illegal border jumpers are versed in the methods of spreading salmonella? The sad thing is nobody knows and it seems nobody cares.
Now I will be the first to tell you we do not need a â€œvirtual fenceâ€. What we need is an actual fence! We need a strong border presence with 24/7 tower over watch, National Guard support and a three tier actual fence. That type of protection at the Southern border of the United States would create over six million temporary jobs for the builders and more than a million permanent jobs for those trained as border agents and maintenance workers. To continue an open border policy that permits thousands of Americaâ€™s enemies to infiltrate every aspect of American society is insane. Build the fence!