Special Report: The Silent Invasion
Vol: 34 Issue: 28 Wednesday, July 28, 2004
Special Report: The Silent Invasion
According to an article in the tiny Tombstone (Arizona) Tumbleweed, two groups of Middle Eastern males have been caught entering the United States from Mexico in the past six weeks.
Information officer Andy Adame, from the Border Patrol Tucson sector told the Tumbleweed; I guarantee it s not true, but the paper disagrees.
Instead, it says it has verified information that a flood of Middle-Eastern males have been caught entering the country illegally east of Douglas, Arizona.
The increased patrols in the Huachuca Mountains area of Cochise County, the paper says, seems to have diverted the flow of OTM s, other than Mexicans east to the Chiricahua Mountains.
So just who are, and from where, is this invading force of encroachers coming from?
“Can’t tell you that”, said Border Patrol spokesman Andy Adame when queried by the Tombstone Tumbleweed newspaper. Agent Adame declined to say what countries the OTM illegals are from, although he admitted detainees include “people from all over the world.”
Adame added, “We apprehend them, process them, and turn them over to [the U.S. Department of] Homeland Security and the FBI and that is all I can say.”
But, Adame says, since October 1, 2003, the beginning of the fiscal year for Border Patrol; agents in the Tucson sector have apprehended 5,510 illegals from countries other than Mexico or other central or South American countries. Adame described them as people from all over the world .
But in the last month, the Tumbleweed has confirmed at least two documented accounts of Border Patrol agents encountering large groups of non-Spanish speaking males in the Chiricahua foothills and on trails along the high mountain areas.
On June 13, 2004 Border patrol agents from the Wilcox station encountered a large group of suspected illegal border crossers, estimated to be around 158, just east of the Sanders Ranch near the foothills of the Chiricahua Mountains. 71 suspected illegal aliens were apprehended; among them were 53 males of Middle-Eastern descent.
The paper said its source was a Border Patrol field agent, who said the men were suspected to be Iranian or possibly Syrian nationals.
One thing s for sure: these guys didn t speak Spanish and after we questioned them harder we discovered they spoke poor English with a middle-eastern accent; then we caught them speaking to each other in Arabic this is ridiculous that we don’t take this more seriously, and we re told not to say a thing to the media, but I have to, said the agent, who spoke to the Tumbleweed with the promise of anonymity.
The information was corroborated by a local rancher in the area who reports that sightings of groups similar to these are on the rise. The rancher reports that groups of heavily armed paramilitary drug smugglers have also been seen in the same area.
We ve had groups in the hundreds coming through again. They were gone for awhile but now they’re back. And of course we have the drug mules again and many are carrying automatic weapons. Many other ranchers in the area have been frustrated with the lack of response from Border Patrol. After calling over and over again to the Wilcox headquarters, we might get a response a few hours later. We call them in to the Border Patrol, we only have the Wilcox station, and they re so darned far away. By the time they send in the helicopters these groups are long gone. I don t know how many they catch but they re coming through here heavy right now.
On June 21, 2004, agents from the Wilcox Border Patrol station apprehended 24 members of a larger group of Arabic speaking males located just east of the Pierce/Sunsites area of Cochise County.
At least half of the males escaped capture and disappeared into the United States.
The Tombstone Tumbleweed is a tiny newspaper in a tiny Arizona town best known for the Gunfight at the OK Corral, so that might be why the major media hasn’t picked up this story. What is more likely is that the story is being ‘spiked’ out of some misguided sense of political correctness.
Just a few weeks ago Homeland Security Secretary Tom Ridge visited Fort Huachuca, in the Arizona desert near the Mexican border and to get an update on the Border Patrol’s use of unmanned aerial vehicles as an aid to enforcement.
(Does anybody really believe the Department of Homeland Security is deploying UAV’s to catch migrant Mexican farm workers?)
The paper says it spoke with three different Border Patrol agents, all of whom confirmed the June 13th roundup and offered up chilling insights about the detainees.
They told the paper that these suspects wore clothing that is normally worn by migrants: baseball caps, tennis shoes, jeans, T-shirts even with patriotic American slogans.
But the agents said what was particularly odd was that all the clothing worn by the Middle Eastern males was brand new. Each one in the group looked to have had just been to a barber shop with fresh new haircuts, all clean cut, with the exact style and cut of mustaches.
Border Patrol sources, at the risk of being in violation of orders and losing their jobs, offered a subsequent chilling revelation.
On June 21, 2004, they and their colleagues from the Wilcox Border Patrol station apprehended another 24 Arabic-speaking males in the area of Pierce/Sunsites. These small towns are approximately 25 miles northeast of Tombstone and not far from the Chiricahua foothills.
Even more worrisome, the agents say, is that the 24 men who were seized were only part of a larger group. Particularly since, as already noted, at least half of the group escaped capture and remain on the loose in the United States.
Two weeks later, on July 7, top officials from the CIA, FBI and Homeland Security Department warned members of Congress that al-Qaeda could try to launch new attacks in a ‘bid to influence upcoming US election’.
All members of the House of Representatives were invited to a closed-meeting with Federal Bureau of Investigation Director Robert Mueller, Homeland Security Under-secretary Asa Hutchinson and John Brennan, a representative of the Central Intelligence Agency.
“There is a steady drumbeat of reporting,” Christopher Cox, chairman of the House homeland security committee, told reporters after the meeting. “The threat has not abated.”
The Washington Times carried a report from an eyewitness on a cross-country domestic flight. She said that 14 Syrian men boarded her flight, taking different seats and pretending not to know each other.
Once the plane took off, the witness said, they began congregating in groups of two or three, stood nearly the entire flight, and consecutively filed in and out of bathrooms at different intervals.
One man took a McDonald’s bag into the bathroom, and then passed it off to another passenger upon returning to his seat. When the pilot announced the plane was cleared for landing and to fasten seat belts, seven men jumped up in unison and went to different bathrooms.
The Times spoke with a pilot who told them that on one of his recent flights, an air marshal forced his way into the lavatory at the front of his plane after a man of Middle Eastern descent locked himself in for a long period.
The marshal found the mirror had been removed and the man was attempting to break through the wall. The cockpit was on the other side.
This is the real deal — Homeland Security has been repeatedly warning of an impending terror attack. A recent book called ‘Osama’s Revenge’ says al-Qaeda has sleeper cells all over the United States who have ALREADY planted Soviet nuclear ‘suitcase’ devices in ‘seven to nine’ cities across America.
Both candidates for president are running, essentially, on the same platform — the peace and safety of the Homeland.
“But of the times and the seasons, brethren, ye have no need that I write unto you. For yourselves know perfectly that the day of the Lord so cometh as a thief in the night. For when they shall say, PEACE AND SAFETY; then sudden destruction cometh upon them, as travail upon a woman with child; and they shall not escape. But ye, brethren, are not in darkness, that that day should overtake you as a thief.” (1 Thessalonians 5:1-4)
“Therefore let us not sleep, as do others; but let us watch and be sober.” (1 Thessalonians 5:6)