Mexican Officials Say They Can’t (or Won’t) Confirm Arrest of Hezbollah Operative on Border. CLOSE THE BORDERS NOW!!!!
Officials in the U.S. and Mexico are unable or unwilling to confirm a widely-circulating report out of Kuwait that a Hezbollah leader has been arrested in Mexico. A Kuwaiti newspaper reported last week that Hezbollah operatives had employed Mexican nationals with ties to Lebanon to set up a network designed to target Israel and the West. The report stated that the group’s leader, Jameel Nasr, had been arrested in Tijuana.
According to the report, authorities in Mexico conducted a surveillance operation on Nasr, who traveled frequently to Lebanon to receive instructions from Hezbollah militants. Nasr — who was said to be living in Tijuana at the time of his reported arrest — made frequent trips to other countries in Latin America, including a two-month stay in Venezuela in 2008.
Attempts to confirm that an arrest had taken place were unsuccessful. Police officials in Tijuana said they had no information pertaining to Nasr and Mexican embassy officials in Washington refused to comment.
The Department of Homeland Security said it does not have “any credible information” that terrorist groups are operating along America’s Southwest border.
Two weeks before Nasr’s reported arrest, U.S. Rep. Sue Myrick, R-N.C., had asked Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano for more “intelligence gathering” on Hezbollah’s presence along the U.S.-Mexico border and requested a task force be created to evaluate the terror network’s presence, activities and connections to drug cartels.
The congresswoman also noted that officials in Southwestern states have begun noticing tattoos of gang members in prison that are written in Farsi. Rep. Myrick told Napolitano “We have typically seen tattoos in Arabic, but Farsi implies a Persian influence that can likely be traced back to Iran and its proxy army, Hezbollah,”
Tattoos in Farsi are almost always seen in combination with gang or drug cartel tattoos. These combinations have been increasing in number and would seem to add credibility that terrorist groups like Hezbollah have formed a working relationship with the drug cartels operating on our southern border, giving the terrorists instant access to the U.S.
According to the letter Rep Myrick sent to Secy Napolitano, the drug cartels and Hezbollah operatives have been partnering along the U.S-Mexico border in part due to Hezbollah’s experience in the rugged terrain along the border. “This terrain is very much like the areas around Israel’s borders,” the letter continued. “As we well know, Hezbollah is extremely skilled in the construction of tunnels. Israel has time and again found Hezbollah tunnels leading into Israel, some of which are large enough to accommodate trucks.”
Intelligence officials say that the drug cartels, in an effort to dig larger and more effective tunnels, are employing the expertise of Hezbollah. We can only imagine what Hezbollah is getting in return.
Nevertheless, and despite the arrests, by Border Patrol officers, of multiple foreign nationals from Arab countries. And despite the fact that Islamic prayer blankets and copies of the Koran are often found along the smuggling routes, the agency tasked with keeping America safe, Homeland Security, insists that it does not have any “credible information” on terrorist groups operating along the border.
Want to sleep better tonite. Go to our website (www.usbc.org) and click on the button that says “Fire Napolitano Now!” and suggest to the president to stop filling key positions with political flunkies. We need a non-political Homeland Security chief with combat experience because the next war we fight WILL be on our southern border.