Allen B. West

Nightmare on the border: ISIS and Mexican cartels teaming up

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Last week, Texas Governor Rick Perry said it is highly likely ISIS is already in the United States, crossing over our unsecured southern border. He’s not the only one.

As reported by Breitbart, “Former CIA covert operations officer Mike Baker said that he believes there is “a lot of communication” between ISIS and Mexican drug cartels given past efforts by al-Qaida to do likewise on Thursday’s “Laura Ingraham Show.” “We’ve had good intel over the years about al-Qaida, about their efforts to coordinate with, as an example, Mexican cartels…in an effort to try to exploit our southern border” he reported, adding that a terrorist group like ISIS “absolutely” knows about the lack of security on the border.”

This is nothing new, as we’ve already have some instances of terrorists being aided and abetted by Mexican drug cartels — which Governor Rick Perry more aptly described as “narco-terrorists.” Don’t forget that two planned attacks were foiled targeting our nation’s capital — one against the ambassadors of Saudi Arabia and Israel, the other a Capitol Hill terrorist attack. In both cases, terrorists aligned with al-Qaida or Iran received support from the narco-terrorists.

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ISIS has a large financing stream with assets reportedly nearly $2 billion. The narco-terrorists will provide safe passage for anyone across our porous border for a price.

This is another reason why the GOP needs to – no, MUST win the majority in the Senate so current Majority Leader Harry Reid can be dismissed. After all, it was Reid who openly stated that our southern border is secure — a statement so absurd it demonstrates the man has lost his touch with reality. Both Reid and Obama are turning a blind eye toward a dedicated existential threat to our sovereignty and security all for cheap political gain.

Earlier this week, according to Breitbart, Rep. Ted Poe (R-Tx), a member of the House Judiciary Committee on Crime, Terrorism and Homeland Security, was asked if there is any current interaction between ISIS and Mexican drug cartels. He said “In my opinion, yes there seems to be a talking to each other”

He added, “The drug cartels use the same operational plan as terrorist groups do … They kill their opponents, they behead their opponents, they brag about it and they have operational control of many portions of the southern border of the United States. They’re vicious as some of these other terrorist organizations.”

And meanwhile, our president plays golf.

A prudent Commander-in-Chief would be assessing the most dangerous course of action for ISIS. A prudent leader would have walked the border and assessed the gaps where our Republic is most vulnerable and allocated the proper security assets to protect our nation. A “JV team” doesn’t possess the global reach ISIS has, and a “JV team” wouldn’t have the chutzpah to behead an American and post the video on YouTube for the world to see.

This is not a “criminal investigation,” it is deliberate and open aggression. It is war, as determined by our enemy. We either accept it, or continue as the Obama administration does — to dismiss, deny and disregard this threat — all to the detriment of our country.

I don’t want to say I told you so — but it does seem this is all part of the fundamental transformation Obama promised.

It might be the only thing he hasn’t lied about.

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