As some keen observers have noted during America’s latest kerfuffle with Iran, there isn’t much of a threat to the United States posed by the Middle Eastern nation where it sits – some 7,000 plus miles away.
That was perhaps proven by Tuesday night’s missile launch at American troops stationed in Iraq, which did minor damage, and according to Wednesday reports, caused no casualties.
But Iran does pose a national security threat to the United States: at the U.S. southern border which is wide open for anyone to cross. Foreman Mike, one of the forward-facing operators from We Build The Wall, lives at the wide open southern border where the viral non-profit that raised millions from American citizens is currently working to build a section of border wall.
He confirmed in a previous interview with Steve Bannon and separately in a conversation with The Rundown News that it’s not just Central Americans, but potentially dangerous people from all over the world – including the Middle East – who cross our porous borders.
“The enemy is at the gate,” he told Steve Bannon in a radio interview last month.
“I am with the ranchers and property owners, and I hear the gunfire,” he continued. “And when I say gunfire, Steve, I’m not talking about a couple of rednecks shooting shotguns. I know the difference .50 caliber and an M60. But when I hear U.S.-made .60 caliber machine guns fired within a mile of the U.S. border, that’s a major problem.”
He noted that Chinese, Russians, Somalis, Congolese, and members of ISIS were also crossing there.
Perhaps worse, our system of legal immigration has allowed now-convicted Hezbollah terrorists into the United States. Hezbollah operates all over the Middle East, and is known to be funded by Iran.
From The Federalist:
We know Shiite Muslims from Lebanon have been recruited and trained to live in American cities as sleeper agents of Hezbollah’s so-called clandestine External Security Organization (ESO), known colloquially as Unit 910, because agents have been prosecuted over the years, leaving behind detailed public records. The most current source of public information about Unit 910 in America comes from two federal prosecutions that resulted in 2019 convictions, one of Ali Kourani in the Bronx, New York, and the other of Samer El Debek in Dearborn, Michigan.
The passage continues:
These Lebanese immigrant terrorist spies were routinely sent home to train in weapons, spycraft, and killing on American soil as soon as they were eligible for useful U.S. citizenship and passports. Their main purpose from about 2007 until their 2017 arrests was to pose in plain sight as normal immigrant family men while they collected weapons and built target lists for when they were activated to strike, court records show.
Both of those terrorists sleuthed around the United States for years, reportedly identifying targets for attacks and planning the logistics to carry out those attacks.
Even as NBC carried water for the open borders lobby and its Democrat friends, it was forced to admit that some known terrorists have been caught by U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) crossing the U.S. southern border.
“Overall, 41 people on the Terrorist Screening Database were encountered at the southern border from Oct. 1, 2017, to March 31, 2018, but 35 of them were U.S. citizens or lawful permanent residents. Six were classified as non-U.S. persons,” a story from a year ago said.
“On the northern border, CBP stopped 91 people listed in the database, including 41 who were not American citizens or residents,” it continued.
It seems fair to say that the ideal number of terrorists crossing into the United States is zero, and NBC apologia aside, the 132 terrorists caught by CBP were just the ones who were caught. There’s no way to tell how many crossed, but weren’t caught.
The imminent national security threat remains where it’s always been: at the southern border. While Iran certainly wreaks havoc in the Middle East, and should be dealt with accordingly, it’s best that we close our borders for good before they can wreak havoc here.