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Old 18 July 2007, 21:41
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FBI: Iraqis Being Smuggled Across the Rio Grande

NOTE: It should be noted after reading this article, how many of these Iraqi’s are actually “refugees” and how many are insurgents. In light of the Department of Homeland Security stating comments of “imminent danger”, situations like what is described below only further escalate the potential for an attack.

Previously in news reports, there has been some concern with the Mexican border. Here are only a few examples over a several year period:

Bordering On Nukes? (Sunday, Nov. 14, 2004 - Time) http://(http://www.time.com/time/mag...82068,00.html)

Terror-Linked Migrants Channeled Into U.S. (Sunday, July 03, 2005 - Fox News) http://(http://www.foxnews.com/story...61473,00.html)

Smugglers carry people with links to terror into U.S. (July 3, 2005 - Union Tribune) http://(http://www.signonsandiego.co...tjborder.html)

Texas Sheriffs Say Terrorists Entering US from Mexico (August 21, 2006 - CNS News) http://(http://www.cnsnews.com/ViewS...0060821a.html)

Guardsmen overrun at the Border (Jan. 4, 2007 02:44 PM - Arizona Channel 12 News) http://(http://www.azcentral.com/12n...y0104-CR.html)

FBI: Iraqis Being Smuggled Across the Rio Grande

07/16/2007 – UNITED STATES: The FBI is investigating an alleged human smuggling operation based in Chaparral, N.M., that agents say is bringing "Iraqis and other Middle Eastern" individuals across the Rio Grande from Mexico.

An FBI intelligence report distributed by the Washington, D.C. Joint Terrorism Task Force, obtained by the Blotter on ABCNews.com, says the illegal ring has been bringing Iraqis across the border illegally for more than a year.

Border Patrol officials in the area said they were unaware of the specifics of the FBI's report, and federal prosecutors in New Mexico told ABCNews.com they had no current cases involving the illegal smuggling of Iraqis.

The FBI report, issued last week, says the smuggling organization "used to smuggle Mexicans, but decided to smuggle Iraqi or other Middle Eastern individuals because it was more lucrative." Each individual would be charged a fee of $20,000 to $25,000, according to the report.

The people to be smuggled would "gather at a house on the Mexican side of the border" and then cross the Rio Grande into the U.S., the report says.

"Unidentified individuals would then transport them to train stations in El Paso, Texas or Belen, New Mexico," according to the FBI document.

A spokesman in Albuquerque said the FBI had "no viable information" that could lead to a case.

Until recently, the United States has kept its doors all but shut to the estimated two million refugees fleeing the violence in Iraq. Until this year, the country had taken in fewer than 800 Iraqi refugees, according to the State Department. This May, the Bush administration pledged to resettle 7,000 Iraqi refugees here by the end of the year.
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Old 18 July 2007, 22:24
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Old news.

Iraqis have been coming over for quite a long time. No one cares. No one will do anything. Whatever solutions you read about are lies. I know this personally (from first-hand experience) -- and I'm not even current or prior BP....
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ditto what SOTB said.

In the immortal words of a high-level official "We're Fucked!"
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Old 19 July 2007, 12:28
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Yep. And isn't gonna get any better until there is an incident.
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Old 19 July 2007, 12:29
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Freaking lying ass don’t do nut’in politicians.

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Old 22 July 2007, 18:01
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Old news.

Iraqis have been coming over for quite a long time. No one cares. No one will do anything. Whatever solutions you read about are lies. I know this personally (from first-hand experience) -- and I'm not even current or prior BP....

Yeah, I know. I've been seeing the intel reports for a long time myself. Just putting it together again from open source information to kick it out again.

Being an intel guy, I see shit like this all the time, however I agree....nothing gets done about it.

I guess I have the view of the, "squeaky wheel gets the grease" philosophy.
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