Friday, September 03, 2004

Meanwhile, down at the border....Part 2

Last week, I linked up a piece about Mexican cops nabbing a couple of suspicious chaps that had gone to quite a bit of trouble to enter the country. Well, now comes this report:
BROWNSVILLE - New intelligence gathered along Texas' border indicates al-Qaida and other possible terrorist groups may be trying to enter the United States through Mexico, according to several Democratic lawmakers.
U.S. Rep. Solomon Ortiz, D-Corpus Christi, hosted U.S. Rep. Jim Turner, D-Crockett, and U.S. Rep. Sheila Jackson Lee, D-Houston, both members of the House Homeland Security Committee, in a tour of several border facilities in the Brownsville area Thursday. The three disclosed the intelligence in a news conference after the gathering.
Turner said intelligence reports indicated that "a group of Middle Eastern men" was moving through Latin America toward the Texas border. No further details of the threat were available, he said.
After what went down in Russia today, it certainly gives one food for thought. Sleep well, America.