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A Chavez Terror Network On America’s Doorstep

By Gary P Jackson

Roger Noriega, writing in the Washington Post, has a very disturbing report describing a meeting between Venezuela’s brutal dictator Hugo Chavez and radical Islamic terror groups:

On Aug. 22, 2010, at Iran’s suggestion, Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez hosted senior leaders of Hamas, Hezbollah and Palestinian Islamic Jihad (PIJ) in a secret summit at military intelligence headquarters at the Fuerte Tiuna compound in southern Caracas. Among those present were Palestinian Islamic Jihad Secretary General Ramadan Abdullah Mohammad Shallah, who is on the FBI’s list of most-wanted terrorists; Hamas’s “supreme leader,” Khaled Meshal; and Hezbollah’s “chief of operations,”

There is much more. Read it here.

This is incredibly troubling, and yet another sign that Chavez is looking to dominate the region, and is strengthening his ties with Islamic terror groups. Iran is a major sponsor of these groups, and as we reported in December, Chavez has allowed the Iranian government to place medium range, nuclear capable ballistic missiles, that have the ability to hit targets in the United States, in Venezuela.

This latest meeting is just another sign that Chavez is ramping up, and getting ready to do something.

Of course, this is nothing new, back in 2009 the Washington Times reported Hezzbollah had teamed up with the Mexican drug cartels. Radical Islamic paraphernalia has been found on our southern border in large amounts.

Hezbollah is using the same southern narcotics routes that Mexican drug kingpins do to smuggle drugs and people into the United States, reaping money to finance its operations and threatening U.S. national security, current and former U.S. law enforcement, defense and counterterrorism officials say.

The Iran-backed Lebanese group has long been involved in narcotics and human trafficking in South America’s tri-border region of Paraguay, Argentina and Brazil. Increasingly, however, it is relying on Mexican narcotics syndicates that control access to transit routes into the U.S.

Hezbollah relies on “the same criminal weapons smugglers, document traffickers and transportation experts as the drug cartels,” said Michael Braun, who just retired as assistant administrator and chief of operations at the U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA).

They work together,” said Mr. Braun. “They rely on the same shadow facilitators. One way or another, they are all connected.

They’ll leverage those relationships to their benefit, to smuggle contraband and humans into the U.S.; in fact, they already are [smuggling].”

His comments were confirmed by six U.S. officials, including law enforcement, defense and counterterrorism specialists. They spoke on the condition that they not be named because of the sensitivity of the topic.

While Hezbollah appears to view the U.S. primarily as a source of cash
– and there have been no confirmed Hezbollah attacks within the U.S. – the group’s growing ties with Mexican drug cartels are particularly worrisome at a time when a war against and among Mexican narco-traffickers has killed 7,000 people in the past year and is destabilizing Mexico along the U.S. border.

Read more here.

This is a dangerous situation and President Obama is asleep at the wheel, as usual. This should serve as a strong warning that we must secure our nation’s borders. This is a matter of national security.

It means we can no longer tolerate “open borders” advocates. Promoting the “open borders” agenda is dangerous. It also means the United States needs to get involved in the bloody war on our nation’s southern border, one that has been completely ignored by the Obama regime.

The Mexican drug cartels are slaughtering people daily, and the violence has spread across the border and into our country. These drug cartels use the same violent methods the Islamic terrorists use. Car bombings, beheadings, kidnappings, and random acts of violence to intimidate the Mexican citizens, are their stock-in-trade. It’s time to take this threat to the United States seriously.

Closing our borders and helping Mexico wipe these narco-terrorists out should be a top priority. By destroying the drug cartels, we’ll also destroy a major partner radical Islamists intend to use to attack the United States.

We also need to keep an eye on Hugo Chavez, and look at imposing sanctions and an embargo on the oppressive nation. We need real leadership here.

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Sarah Palin Hammers Obama: Has Time To Go On The View, But No Time To Secure Our Border

By Gary P Jackson

Sarah Palin didn’t mince words with Dear Leader Obama over his visit to see the yentas on The View while Rome burns. Arizona Governor Jan Brewer has also asked Obama to come to the border on numerous occasions, a plea she repeated last night. So far, she’s been turned down.

Obama is seemingly too busy feeding his oversized ego, vacationing, and playing golf to care about the needs of the American people. I mean really, why should Dear Leader care about mere peasants? He’s got his. Got it made livin’ the Thug Life!

Let ’em eat cake, right!

I’m thinking Sarah Palin is the one who will force Obama’s hand on this deal. Mama Grizzly ain’t happy, and when Mama ain’t happy ….

Meanwhile, Scott Rasmussen reports:

Support for Mexican Border Fence Up to 68%

Thursday, July 29, 2010

Support for the building of a fence along the Mexican border has reached a new high, and voters are more confident than ever that illegal immigration can be stopped.

A new Rasmussen Reports national telephone survey finds that 68% of U.S. voters now believe the United States should continue to build a fence on the Mexican border. That’s up nine points from March when the Obama administration halted funding for the fence and the highest level of support ever.

Just 21% oppose the continued building of the border fence.

Support for the fence is strong across all demographic groups. But while 76% of Mainstream voters think the United States should continue to build the fence, 67% of the Political Class are opposed to it.

Forty-seven percent (47%) of all voters believe it is possible to end illegal immigration. That’s up slightly from April of last year.

Now only 36% do not think it is possible for the United States to prevent illegal immigrants from getting into the country. That’s down sixteen points since October 2008.

Read more here.

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As Obama Apologizes To China, Sarah Palin Says: “Do Your Job, Mr President! Secure These Borders Now!”

If there is any doubt in one’s mind that Sarah Palin is indeed the leader of the free world, I would think last week put an end to that notion forever. Sarah was absolutely everywhere, and leading at every step.

We find ourselves trying to catch up!

To recap, just a tad, Sarah was in Obama’s hometown, raised $100,000 in just an hour for the state Republican Party, then spoke to a sold out crowd at the Rosemont Theater. Read more here.

While in Chicago, Sarah met with Amy Jacobson who told the story of the Highland High School girl’s basketball team who are being oppressed, and used as political pawns, by radical Marxists who are against the Rule of Law. Upon learning of this grave injustice Sarah said: ” Them are fightin’ words when you say a girl can’t play in the basketball tournament … for political reasons … so we are going to see about that.” More here and here.

Sarah spoke at the annual Susan B Anthony breakfast, supporting the right to life, and fired up the crowd to no end, then it was on to South Carolina where she stood with Conservative Nikki Haley and endorsed her bid to be the state’s new Governor. More here. Sarah, while in the neighborhood, also keynoted the annual NRA convention, serving up more red meat.

Sarah also managed to take time to endorse Susana Martinez as the new Governor of New Mexico. Martinez, a true reformer and corruption buster, in the mold of Sarah herself, is exactly the kind of tough leader New Mexico, and our nation, needs. Stacy Drake has more here.

Of all of the events on Sarah’s incredibly hectic schedule, arguably the most important, and far reaching, was the announcement of a new initiative to force the federal government to do it’s job and secure the southern border and stop the invasion by millions of illegal aliens.

This is the second time since Arizona Governor Jan Brewer signed the new law that allows state authorities to enforce federal immigration law that Sarah has appeared by Brewer’s side, showing solidarity.

Sarah then wrote on Facebook:

Mr. President, do your job. Secure our border

Let’s respect the hardworking, accomplished legal immigrants who sacrificed much, contributed selflessly, and helped build America into the greatest melting pot on earth! We need to understand the importance of America’s fair immigration laws.

Erasing U.S. borders will destroy our country as we become less safe – and this national security issue is what Arizona and other border states are addressing with reinforcement of federal immigration laws. They have to do it because the feds aren’t doing it.

I spoke with Arizona Governor Jan Brewer yesterday, and she reminded U.S. citizens that, despite President Obama’s ignoring this grave national security threat, his dismissal of the need for border security is no laughing matter – and it’s being used as a political tool to divide her state along racial lines.

The Arizona immigration law mirrors the fed’s own law. It sure would be helpful if the Obama Administration would read the short 10-page bill before laughing about it and condemning it. And it would be helpful if the media would actually read it before twisting reports on its content.

Log on to securetheborder.org to learn more and show your support for our sister state of Arizona!

We’re all Arizonans now and we say with clear unity: “Mr. President, do your job. Secure our border.”

– Sarah Palin

Below is video of the joint press conference given by Governor Brewer and Sarah:

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Meanwhile, the Obama regime’s own Attorney General, Eric Holder, has come out against this common sense legislation, despite the fact he hasn’t even read the 10 page bill. Of course, why would we expect someone from the Obama regime to read a bill? These are the people who sign into law two and three thousand page bills, that absolutely no one has read!

To add insult to injury, an Obama specialty, the regime is now apologizing to China, of all people, for Arizona’s new law. One simply can’t make this sort of thing up. It’s like waking up everyday and living in a bad sit-com. Power Line has the skinny:



Apologizing For Arizona

This is unfreakingbelievable, even for the Obama administration:

The United States and China reported no major breakthroughs Friday after only their second round of talks about human rights since 2002.

The Obama administration wants to push Beijing to treat its citizens better, but it also needs Chinese support on Iranian and North Korean nuclear standoffs, climate change and other difficult issues. …

[Assistant Secretary of State Michael] Posner said in addition to talks on freedom of religion and expression, labor rights and rule of law, officials also discussed Chinese complaints about problems with U.S. human rights, which have included crime, poverty, homelessness and racial discrimination.

He said U.S. officials did not whitewash the American record and in fact raised on its [sic] own a new immigration law in Arizona that requires police to ask about a person’s immigration status if there is suspicion the person is in the country illegally.

What an idiot! China murdered millions of its citizens who opposed the government’s Communist policies and allows most of its people little or no freedom. We, on the other hand, enforce our immigration laws. No, wait–actually we don’t. That’s why Arizona had to take a shot at it. Oh, by the way, Michael Posner, you clueless moron–China actually does enforce its immigration laws.

These dopes are actually proud of themselves for being morally and historically ignorant:

Jon Huntsman, U.S. ambassador to China who was in Washington, told reporters earlier Friday that the rights talks are a useful way to get results on tough issues.

We’re talking about issues that are uncomfortable, quite frankly, but it is a sign of maturity that we can talk about specific cases,” Huntsman said.

Is it unfair to say that the Obama administration consists of a bunch of anti-American ignoramuses? If so, why?

UPDATE: Scott thinks I may be unjust to Huntsman, as it isn’t clear what “specific cases” he is talking about and his comment may have been unrelated to Posner’s apology. Fair enough. But I’ve reviewed the transcript of Huntsman’s remarks and he repeatedly deferred to Posner. Posner, meanwhile, adopted Huntsman’s “mature” comment and explicitly put it in the context of his own apologies for the U.S.:

QUESTION: Was there any areas in which China sort of turned the tables and raised its own complaints or concerns about U.S. practices around the globe or at home? Can you give some examples there –

ASSISTANT SECRETARY POSNER: Sure. You know, I think – again, this goes back to Ambassador Huntsman’s comment. Part of a mature relationship is that you have an open discussion where you not only raise the other guy’s problems, but you raise your own, and you have a discussion about it. We did plenty of that. We had experts from the U.S. side, for example, yesterday, talking about treatment of Muslim Americans in an immigration context. We had a discussion of racial discrimination. We had a back-and-forth about how each of our societies are dealing with those sorts of questions. …

QUESTION: Did the recently passed Arizona immigration law come up? And, if so, did they bring it up or did you bring it up?

ASSISTANT SECRETARY POSNER: We brought it up early and often. It was mentioned in the first session, and as a troubling trend in our society and an indication that we have to deal with issues of discrimination or potential discrimination, and that these are issues very much being debated in our own society.

So Posner’s comments about Arizona were even worse than was reported by the AP. I would suggest to Ambassador Huntsman that if he wants to disassociate himself from the ignorance and the anti-Americanism of the Obama State Department, he should resign.

This is one of those rare times that words simply escape me. America has faced many dangerous enemies in her lifetime, but this is the first time our enemy is sitting in the White House. Barack Obama and the group of ignorant, anti-American, radical Marxists he surrounds himself with are simply to horrible for words….or at least words I can print.

It’s a sad, sad day when the President of the United States is apologizing to China, one of the worst abusers of human rights in history, for upholding the Rule of Law in our own country.

Barack Obama is the enemy of the people. As far as I am concerned, he’s a traitor to the nation. Upon taking the Oath of Office Obama swore to defend America and the Constitution. So far he has done absolutely nothing but apologize for America’s very existence, while seeking to shred the Constitution. We’ve had terrorist attacks on our soil, and instead of acting on them, the Obama regime trots out “lone wolf” theories, and ignores the threat of radical Islam.

And now, as Arizona is forced to do Obama’s job for him, and try to stop the invasion by illegals, Obama sides with the illegal invaders! That’s right, Obama sides with invaders who bring crime to Arizona. Obama sides with invaders who murder, steal, and have turned Phoenix, Arizona into the kidnap capitol of the nation, and second only to Bogota, Colombia in kidnaps worldwide!

Everything Obama does is contrary to the public good. Contrary to the wishes of the American people. It’s disgraceful.

Thank God for Sarah Palin. She is absolutely the only leader who is consistently standing up for America and the American people. One has to ask where is the GOP’s golden boy Mitt Romney, or the other “flavor of the month” establishment country clubbers, who claim they are leaders. Where are hiding?

Support Arizona, and while you are at it, push your state to adopt similar laws. If Barack Obama won’t stand up for the Rule of Law, then by God the rest of us must

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