UPDATE: We all know that the NY Times is Barry’s personal bootlicking paper. They didn’t mince words. They are still trying to do Barry’s work.
WASHINGTON — Militants for the Islamic State in Iraq and Syria have traveled to Mexico and are just miles from the United States. They plan to cross over the porous border and will “imminently” launch car bomb attacks. And the threat is so real that federal law enforcement officers have been placed at a heightened state of alert, and an American military base near the border has increased its security.
As the Obama administration and the American public have focused their attention on ISIS in recent weeks, conservative groups and leading Republicans have issued stark warnings like those that ISIS and other extremists from Syria are planning to enter the country illegally from Mexico. But the Homeland Security Department, the F.B.I. and lawmakers who represent areas near the border say there is no truth to the warnings.
“There is no credible intelligence to suggest that there is an active plot by ISIL to attempt to cross the southern border,” Homeland Security officials said in a written statement, using an alternative acronym for the group.
Okay, no active plot. What about the porous borders? What dumbell writes this stuff? There are miles and miles of unsecured border. He’s sending troops to Africa to combat Ebola, but he won’t secure the southern border. Ugh! As for the dumbell rep from the area, there are reasons that he would love for the border to stay open. Mama was caught laundering money for the cartels through her business. I guess securing the border would be bad for business.
I call it being realistic. Our southern border is an open border. The Rio Grande runs wide and great in northern New Mexico. It becomes a trickle as it moves south. ANYONE can walk across the dried dirt.
Painter sidestepped any direct knowledge that ISIS, specifically, is along the border, but he reiterated that the border “is wide open.”
“Well I’m saying the border is wide open, there is no control on the border, it’s not shut off,” said Painter. “There’s places along the Rio Grande you can walk across, there’s no water in it. I worked the border for eight years I walked back and forth across the Rio Grande; I was in Mexico, I was on this side. I never got challenged.
“There’s always a way to get across, there’s coyotes that bring those people across for thousands of dollars.”
Painter noted that “Muslim” items have been strewn along the border and estimated that 10 to 15 million “undocumented aliens” have crossed the border.
“I think it’d be naive to say that (ISIS is) not here…We have found Muslim clothing, they have found Quran books that are lying on the side of the trail, so we know that there are Muslims that have come across and are being smuggled into the United States,” Painter told Fox News.