via CT: A shocking DHS report leaked to an Atlanta TV station revealed that a trained suicide bomber from a hotbed of radical Islamic terror was caught at America’s southern border in July of 2014, raising questions about how many such bombers may have gotten into the United States without being apprehended.
According to WSB-TV, the Somali man was a member of Al-Shabaab, an African terrorist organization with links to Al Qaeda. He told agents he had been trained in Mogadishu to carry out a suicide attack.
The information, which was in a Texas Department of Public Safety report leaked to the station, was one of many disturbing instances chronicled of people from such regions getting into the United States from Mexico.
Border Patrol statistics have shown an increase in the number of what are known as “special interest aliens” — illegal aliens who originate from nations where terrorist activity is known to be rampant, such as Afghanistan, Iraq, Iran, Sudan, Somalia, Pakistan and Yemen.
“Terrorists can exploit, and their supporters can exploit, a porous border,” Texas Department of Public Safety Director Steven McCraw told reporters.
“As long as the border is insecure, it’s going to be a vulnerability. That’s the bottom line.”
And our Somali friend is hardly the only one taking advantage of the porous border to the south. The FBI “reported 143 land border crossing encounters with watch-listed individuals in southwest border states between November 2013 and July 2014,” the report also claimed.
And if you ask Border Patrol or DHS agents, they’ll say they think some terrorists have undoubtedly gotten through.
“Deep down in my heart, I would say that something has gone through that has those kind of intentions,” retired Border Patrol Sector Chief Victor Manjarrez said. “Any of this infrastructure can be exploited by anyone.”
So this is the unfortunate side effect of the deliberately-porous border with Mexico, exploited by the Democrats for cynical electoral gain. It’s not just potential Democrat voters crossing the flimsy barbed wire and under-maintained border. It’s also terrorists, people who intend to kill innocent Americans.
When they do, and carry out what this suicide bomber intended to do, this administration and their supporters will have blood on their hands.