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Hezbollah Using Mexican Drug Routes To Access United States, Funnel Cash

Earlier this month we did a post on Mexican drug cartels that are working with terrorist groups, that post is:Connection Between Mexican Drug Cartels and Terrorists Clear.

Though this story has not made it's way into the mainstream media, reports about this going on have been around for quite some time. In fact over the last few years small stories have been reported about terrorists, middle-eastern men, and Arabs have been crossing the border.

As early as October of 2001 these reports have been slowly creeping in through various news sources. It is also unknown as far as I can tell how many were crossing the border prior to September 11, 2001 since it appears there was not real tracking of this data prior to the attack.

In 2005 a known Al-Qaeda terrorist was captured near the Mexican boarder, who was watching the movements of police, wildlife, and other people. This happened right near Fort Hancock, TX. It was confirmed that terrorists are moving into the area, learning Spanish, and changing their names to blend in with the Hispanic communities in the region.

The Al-Qaeda terrorists was only captured after he aggravated one of his neighbors who eventually turned him in to the Mexican Authorities, but not before he was already settled into the area for well over a year.

The current spike in violence in Mexico, near the border areas are in part due to the current President of Mexico, Felipe Calderón stepping up actions against the drug cartels and firing corrupt Mexican police officers.

The violence will most likely continue to rise, as the terrorist groups will likely back the drug cartels with financing and weapons further turning the area into a war zone.

Though current administration would like to have you believe the Mexican drug cartels are obtaining their weapons from U.S. citizens selling arms across the boarder, the drug cartels are increasingly using advanced weapons such as rocket launchers and grenades likely to come from sources other than the U.S.

Starting this past weekend reports of Hezbollah using the Mexican boarder to get money out of the U.S. to further fund terror operations around the world is on the rise.

Though no confirmed actions against the U.S. from Hezbollah have occurred as yet, it does present an increasingly troublesome situation. Terror operatives are inside the U.S. they are using our porous boarder with Mexico to further their cause, and as I stated in the post above, it may only be a matter of time before we see one of these terror groups take over a Mexican city or town near our border to lauch operations against the United States.



Connection Between Mexican Drug Cartels and Terrorists Clear

General Craig McKinley, the head of the United States National Guard said the link between terrorism and drug cartels along the United States border with Mexico is increasingly clear.

The drug cartels are supporting and funneling money to terrorist organizations according to the General, and are becoming increasingly violent.

If this statement is true, and as the situation develops it may only be a matter of time before terror groups set up bases of operations in Mexican Cities along the United States Border. In addition to increased numbers of terrorists crossing our border, we may also see the emergence of rocket attacks into the United States that are similar in nature to the rocket attacks on Israel.

It is for this reason, we cannot wait for the situation to further decline, the violence has already crossed into our Country.

When asked by Bill O’Reilly on his Fox News show if the violence was going to spread into the United States, Zapata County Sheriff Sigi Gonzalez said; “I’m not going to say it’s coming, I’m saying it’s already here.”

U.S. Representative Lamar Smith recently said the rise in violence along the border “has turned some American communities and neighborhoods into the Wild West." He added that “a battle is building on the border, and U.S. citizens are getting caught in the crossfire.... Congress must address the violence before more lives are lost."




Taliban Make Comeback Inside Pakistan, Shari'a Law Imposed

The new fledgling government of Pakistan came to an agreement with Taliban fighters and is allowing the Taliban to impose Shari'a Law in the Swat Valley region of Pakistan.

In the agreement, the Pakistan government declared a truce with the Taliban and according to the Associated Press, gave the insurgents dominance in the Swat region by installing a strict regimen of Islamic law amenable to the militants' authority. The pact was spear headed by a hard-line cleric sent to the region to negotiate with the Taliban and persuade them to give up their arms.

In essence, whether or not Pakistan or other nations will admit it openly, this once again gives the Taliban their own territory, and government. With this territory located near Afghanistan, and within the northern territory of Pakistan near the heavily disputed region of Kashmir it presents a huge problem for western nations in the efforts to combat terrorism.

This is a clear set back for the United States, which has remained largely silent on the issue, and posses a direct national security threat on many levels,as it gives the Taliban an opertunuity to rule, and plan openly.

As spring looms in the northern hemisphere, and an increase in troops that are headed for Afghanistan there may well be some tough fighting ahead.

Either way, the stage has been set for the terrorists to effectively plan more attacks against the West from a protected position. Will an invasion of Pakistan happen next?


Syria Stepping Up Chemical Weapons Production

According to an article on Janes Defense Weekly, Syria may be stepping up its production of chemical weapons.

This report also comes at a time when U.S. envoy's are in the Country and region seeking Syria's help and cooperation in the disarming of the Lebanese militant group Hezbollah.

Though it has yet to make its way into the mainstream media, this will present a serious problem for the New U.S. administration, and posses yet another problem for Israel.

The real question will be how long will the United States, turn a blind eye to the serious developments?


Victoria Police Hunt For Suspect Wanted In Connection To Australian Wildfires

Composite photo released on Thursday, Feb. 12, 2009 by the Victoria State Police

Police are hunting for multiple arson suspects that have allegedly set wildfires in Victoria Australia, and have released the composite photo above of one of the possible suspects.

Though it is being reported that the fires are currently no longer a threat to residents, the current death toll is around 181 people and is expected to rise. Many of those who were killed, died while trying to escape in their cars.

Australia has had a history of wildfires, though these are the worst on record. In addition to the deaths, about 5,000 people have been left homeless.

Australians have raised almost A$34m ($22m) to help ravaged communities, this is on top of A$15m Mr Rudd pledged.