According to a report released yesterday by The Washington Times, U.S. counterterrorism officials have “authenticated a video by an al Qaeda recruiter threatening to smuggle a biological weapon into the United States via tunnels under the Mexico border, the latest sign of the terrorist group’s determination to stage another mass-casualty attack on the U.S. homeland.”
The video features Kuwaiti dissident Abdullah al-Nafisi proclaiming, to a gaggle of like-minded Al Qaeda supporters, that the terrorist group has been monitoring the southern border of the United States, looking for the most effective possible way to sneak terrorists and weapons into this country. A quote from al-Nafisi:
Four pounds of anthrax — in a suitcase this big — carried by a fighter through tunnels from Mexico into the U.S. are guaranteed to kill 330,000 Americans within a single hour if it is properly spread in population centers there,” the recruiter said. “What a horrifying idea; 9/11 will be small change in comparison. Am I right? There is no need for airplanes, conspiracies, timings and so on. One person, with the courage to carry 4 pounds of anthrax, will go to the White House lawn, and will spread this ‘confetti’ all over them, and then we’ll do these cries of joy. It will turn into a real celebration.
Several times last year, I criticized the Bush administration for not doing more to secure our southern border. My argument was that, as admirable as the administration’s fight against Islamic terrorism may have been, you should not send our young men and women into harm’s way to secure the front door while leaving the back door swinging wide open. Our government, through the Bush administration as well as the current one, has miserably failed with regard to border security, and that failure has already manifested itself in the form of rampant illegal immigration and all of the ills which accompany it, and could very well manifest itself in the near future in the form of dead Americans.
Unfortunately, as we’ve seen from the Justice Department’s decision to provide U.S. Marshals to abortionists like the late George Tiller–to protect them, in their controversial occupations, from “domestic terrorists” like those highlighted by Homeland Security Honcho Janet Napolitano in her ill-conceived DHS assessment released back in March–while simultaneously denying any sort of protection to military recruiters like the late Pvt. William Long–to protect them, in their controversial occupations, from actual Muslim terrorists–it has become apparent that this administration views dissenters as a bigger threat than radical jihadists. This is a problem because also mentioned in the al-Nafisi video is the group’s intent to “collaborate with members of native U.S. white supremacist militias who hate the federal government.” Now, I don’t happen to agree with this administration’s actions — should I expect a dingy-looking flower truck outside my door to make sure that written dissent is about as nasty as I get?
We have a problem in this country: We are fighting a war against radical Islamic terrorism as though it were a law enforcement problem, we put political correctness and the outward perception of America ahead of the safety and security of the American people, we have a president of the United States who today will likely deride the nation he leads in an attempt to subjugate himself and his nation to Islam, and we have a wide open southern border over which nearly anybody and anything could be ferrying.
When looking at this administration, malfeasance which results in economic collapse is one thing, while both malfeasance and nonfeasance which results in lost American lives is on another level. At this point, I feel that the manifestation of this administration’s numerous failures is inevitable; all we can hope for is that the American people can connect the dots quickly enough to the threats both outside and in this country in time to save the country while we still can.
Now, if you’ll excuse me, I should probably bring coffee to the gentlemen in the dry cleaning panel van outside.