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« Reply #1800 on: September 09, 2016, 11:48:31 AM »

http://www.popularmechanics.com/military/a22778/hybrid-warfare/

When the Little Green Men Invade Arizona

Could Russian-style "hybrid warfare" happen on American soil?

By Joe Pappalardo
Sep 9, 2016

The biggest military victories of the 21st century didn't look like people expected. Consider Russia's seizure of Crimea from Ukraine, which relied upon not fighter jets or advanced warships but crafty public relations, Special Forces, and a proxy army.

How did Russian President Vladimir Putin do it? He started with outreach to aggrieved Russian-speaking people in Crimea, posing them as victims of the crooked Ukrainian government. Russian state media and social media flooded the region and the world with propaganda. Putin then encouraged militias to form. They seized an airport, military bases, and government buildings. A parliamentary vote declared Crimea would secede from Ukraine. A referendum, days later, voted the region to become part of Russia.

It was a new kind of invasion, and it worked.

"Once the green men are there, a revolution happens quickly."

Russian armored personnel carriers reported to be heading to Simferopol of Crimea, Ukraine on February 28, 2014.
Bulent Doruk/Anadolu Agency/Getty Images

Experts have begun to call these tactics "non-linear," "unconventional," or "information warfare." But the catchphrase getting the most traction is "hybrid war." We've seen Russia use it to grab land in Crimea, but make no mistake, this is not just an eastern European phenomenon. It could happen anywhere, including the United States.

To understand the confusing modern "hybrid" battlefield, it's helpful to place these new tactics on familiar territory. A great example of fiction informing fact is 1984's Red Dawn, in which writer/director John Milius made viewers understand the nature of guerrilla warfare via an alternate history in which Cuban and Soviet forces invaded the USA. The hypothetical scenario I'm laying out below should be considered with the same amount of skepticism—it's an extreme hypothetical, but it serves to explain the concept. All the details here are fictional, but the shadowy strategies of 21st century hybrid warfare are very real.
1) Find a Proxy

Let's say a Mexican cartel wanted to ensure its routes through a tightened U.S. border remain open. The cartel is well armed but can't out-muscle the United States military, so a direct invasion is out of the question. There is no political recourse since we're talking about an outlaw cartel and not a nation-state. But the cartel could wage a campaign using elements of hybrid warfare to gain an advantage.

It doesn't require a nation to wage a hybrid war, and criminal organizations will be drawn to hybrid warfare because it preserves anonymity. That means the first step is to find a sympathetic group on the ground to serve as a proxy. Without one, a group waging hybrid war can't take and seize terrain. (Turf isn't always the objective, but in our scenario it is.)

A member of Ukraine's disbanded elite Berkut riot police force aims his Klashnikov rifle at a checkpoint under a Russian national (L) and Russian naval (R) flags on a highway that connect Black Sea Crimea peninsula to mainland Ukraine near the city of Arm
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In Crimea, Ukrainians who spoke Russian served as the rallying point for an annexation. The United States has its own groups of people who feel trapped in the middle. Border tensions have been fueling discontent between the U.S. government and the Tohono O'odham nation, a Native American group whose land straddles the Mexican border. On one side, contraband smugglers make the area unstable and tempt locals to become outlaws. On the other side, fences, checkpoints, and other law enforcement efforts have disrupted the tribe's sovereignty and ability to do business.
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Earlier this year, a European researcher named Anton Shekhovtsov outlined some of the conditions needed for a hybrid war to work. One condition was introducing forces that are culturally transparent, so they "so they do not stand out as 'aliens' and, thus, compromise the operation." In Crimea that meant ethnic Russians, but in the multicultural stewpot of the United States, language and culture mean less. What matters more is the ability to infiltrate the levers of control over, and that means owning property, sponsoring local candidates and tools of communication, which the cartel can do with its ample money and legitimate business connections.

Each of these elements could be used when it comes time to drive a wedge between the tribe and the United States government.
2) Win Phase Zero

Propaganda was around long before Sun Tzu wrote about the need to sap an enemy's morale to win wars. But modern media—fast moving, fractured, and pervasive—has made the home front a primary target in hybrid war.

After finishing the referendum in Crimea, Pro-Russian people make celebrations at Lenin Square in Simferepol, Ukraine.
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In the real world, the Tohono O'odham nation is already abuzz over plenty of real, legitimate concerns. Local blogs drive passions with reports of fences cutting through sacred lands, of businesses losing money because they can't freely move goods, of religious artifacts taken during Border Patrol arrests. In our fictional scenario, some creative rumor-mongering amplifies the anger.

Here's where the concept of cyberwar comes into sharp focus. Mexican cartels can hire freelance hackers to conduct industrial espionage operations that benefit cartel-friendly businesses by stealing details on bids or digging up trade secrets. Mercenary hackers from anywhere in the world can dig up dirt and blackmail moderate political voices. Websites with opposing views can be hacked and disrupted. Doctored videos and photos can spread discontent, with compromised local media eager to tout them. Politicians not used to hardball are quickly marginalized as the cartel threatens to kill them or their families.

The powder keg is ready for a spark.

This is the digital equivalent of using an artillery barrage to soften up the defender's ability to resist. "Weakening the enemy's will through nonmilitary measures will pay large dividends in the long-run," writes Nicholas Fedyk, project associate at the Berkley Center for Religion, Peace, and World Affairs in the Small War Journal.

Let's take this scenario full Crimea. Stoked by this propaganda, the tribe's confrontations and protests against the Border Patrol escalate as moderate politicians lose influence. Cartel-controlled media begin talk of a referendum on self-governance—a divorce from both the United States and Mexico.

The powder keg is ready for a spark. And that's when the little green men show up.
3) Introduce the Little Green Men

When the Russian special operations forces entered Crimea, they hid among local militia groups. They wore no insignia, but offered weapons, training, and secure communications equipment. These paramilitary units were dubbed "little green men." They were swift, effective and most of all, deniable—since they were not official Russian forces, Putin could have denied knowledge of their activities if necessary. As NATO General Philip Breedlove told a German publication in 2014: "Once the green men are there, a revolution happens quickly."

Little green men put real teeth behind the movement. In our scenario, the cartel backs Native American radical groups with experienced gunmen and former Mexican military officers who can backstop these proxies with sophisticated communication gear and heavy weapons. Some of the weapons are aimed at dissenters inside the tribe, while others threaten the Border Patrol and National Guard.

Squads of cartel killers assassinate some border patrol agents and claim credit on behalf of the tribe, putting both sides on edge and bringing U.S. military attention in the form of the National Guard. This stokes emotions on the eve of the referendum, perhaps swinging the vote toward independence. If not, the cartels rig it. The outcome is preordained either way.
4) Spark a Crisis and Take Control

When the vote of separation from the U.S. and Mexican governments succeeds, armed squads take over the highways and bridges. Border Patrol, local police, and National Guardsmen find their radios jammed, websites knocked out by DDoS attacks, and vital highways blocked by abandoned, booby-trapped trucks.

In a hybrid war, threats are even better than actions.

The cartel has invested and smuggled military grade equipment to its forces, and they wield shoulder-fired missiles that can shoot down helicopters. A traditional general, interested in causing enemy casualties, would keep this hardware a secret until it was time to surprise an enemy. But in a hybrid war, threats are even better than actions. This is the power of information—a single Youtube video can ground a fleet of the world's most advanced reconnaissance and attack helicopters.

The independent nation can now declare its right to self-defense in attacking any other government troops violating its turf. The Russian and Chinese, delighted with this knock to American hegemony, backs the claim at the United Nations.

People celebrate the first anniversary of the signing of the decree on the annexation of the Crimea by the Russian Federation, on March 18, 2015 in Sevastopol, Crimea.
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The cartel's revolution has succeeded. Like ISIS, it now owns territory and can impose governmental means of control, like laws, taxes, and jail sentences. It has transformed from a transnational crime syndicate to something like a nation. Smugglers now operate with impunity, weakly monitored by the cartel-beholden government. The puppet ruling party soon enacts a zero-extradition policy and few legal controls over its permissive banking system. It's like a little Cayman Islands right along the border. The Tohono O'odham—very of few of whom had to be complicit in this movement for it to succeed—finds themselves in a nation run by a criminal organization.
21st Century Total War

The tactics and techniques outlined in this hypothetical scenario may seem far-fetched, sure. But people in Crimea and Ukraine just watched more outlandish power grabs succeed even as NATO, Europe, and the United States looked on.

It was a new kind of invasion, and it worked.

The reality of hybrid warfare is a stark reminder to anyone who thinks the idea of total war has vanished in the glare of the information age. Instead of carpet bombing cities and launching land-grab invasions, the 21st century's version of total war is more subtle, effective, and exportable.

Don't believe it could happen here? Take a look at what's happening with claims of Russian hacking and its impact on the U.S. election. Consider the targets of Anna Chapman and other Russian spy rings in America. Ponder the industrial espionage aimed at defense firms and federal agencies. For all we know, the hybrid war against the United States may have already begun.
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« Reply #1801 on: September 17, 2016, 01:45:51 PM »

http://www.nydailynews.com/new-york/man-sliced-cleaver-boot-car-article-1.2794834


Cop attacked by meat cleaver madman released from hospital
NY Daily News

BY
Rocco Parascandola
Dale W. Eisinger
Larry Mcshane
NEW YORK DAILY NEWS
Updated: Friday, September 16, 2016, 8:27 PM
Meat cleaver madman, a Palestinian, was in Midtown to appeal deportation order before he sliced cop


The meat cleaver maniac who hacked an off-duty cop is a Palestinian busted two months ago while screaming in Arabic outside a Brooklyn synagogue.

Suspect Akram Joudeh was only in New York for Thursday’s Midtown rampage because he was appealing a deportation notice — with a hearing set for Oct. 14, a high-ranking NYPD source told the Daily News.

Cops found two knives inside Joudeh’s car after answering the July report of an erratic man on Shore Parkway in Brooklyn shout “Allahu Akbar!” — or “God is great” in Arabic.

But the source said investigations by the NYPD and FBI showed Joudeh, 32, was emotionally disturbed and not a terrorist threat.
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« Reply #1802 on: September 17, 2016, 02:03:29 PM »

http://www.breitbart.com/big-government/2016/09/15/nydp-officers-attacked-by-man-with-meat-cleaver/


http://www.nydailynews.com/new-york/man-sliced-cleaver-boot-car-article-1.2794834


Cop attacked by meat cleaver madman released from hospital
NY Daily News

BY
Rocco Parascandola
Dale W. Eisinger
Larry Mcshane
NEW YORK DAILY NEWS
Updated: Friday, September 16, 2016, 8:27 PM
Meat cleaver madman, a Palestinian, was in Midtown to appeal deportation order before he sliced cop


The meat cleaver maniac who hacked an off-duty cop is a Palestinian busted two months ago while screaming in Arabic outside a Brooklyn synagogue.

Suspect Akram Joudeh was only in New York for Thursday’s Midtown rampage because he was appealing a deportation notice — with a hearing set for Oct. 14, a high-ranking NYPD source told the Daily News.

Cops found two knives inside Joudeh’s car after answering the July report of an erratic man on Shore Parkway in Brooklyn shout “Allahu Akbar!” — or “God is great” in Arabic.

But the source said investigations by the NYPD and FBI showed Joudeh, 32, was emotionally disturbed and not a terrorist threat.
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« Reply #1803 on: September 18, 2016, 02:15:59 AM »

http://wtvr.com/2016/09/18/crossroads-mall-stabbing-suspect-yelled-allah/

Will we ever know the motive?
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« Reply #1804 on: September 18, 2016, 11:14:17 AM »


Motive unknown.
http://m.startribune.com/off-duty-officer-kills-man-who-stabbed-8-at-crossroads-mall-in-st-cloud/393850931/
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« Reply #1805 on: September 18, 2016, 11:41:55 AM »

I had to look this up.  Now I am clear on the source of this phrase:


"Allahu Akbar" (Arabic: الله أكبر) is an Islamic phrase, called Takbir in Arabic, meaning "God is greater" or "God is [the] greatest". Allahu Akbar or Allahu Ekber and similar variants may also refer to: Allahu Akbar (anthem), the national anthem of Libya from 1969 to 2011.

I thought this was Yiddish.  Maybe Chinese.

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« Reply #1806 on: September 19, 2016, 07:23:40 AM »

TERRORIST KNIFE ATTACK IN MINNESOTA

In a scene from what the current administration would want us to think is the "new normal", we have this:

"A man dressed in a private security uniform and making reference to Allah, entered a St. Cloud Minnesota mall Saturday night and stabbed eight people before being shot dead by an off duty police officer."

...and this:

"A man who was killed after stabbing eight people Saturday night inside a Minnesota mall was “a soldier of the Islamic State,” an ISIS-linked news agency said Sunday morning."

And this happens almost simultaneously with bombs in New York that are reminiscent of the Boston Marathon bombings that so many Americans seem to have already forgotten about.  We live in a time of war and it would be foolish of us to forget that for a moment, or to forget who the unannounced enemy happens to be.  The terrorists all have a common thread, a cultural, political, and religious ideology that connects them regardless of where they were born, what passport they hold or what language they speak.  I am still astounded at law enforcement's reluctance to even speak of the common thread.  Its like the Vikings in The Thirteenth Warrior refusing to speak the name of the "Wendol", as if the name remains unspoken, the monster will not exist.
In short order, the identity of the Islamic Terrorist named by ISIS will be known, as well as who planted the bombs in New York...and you will all be able to name the monster for yourselves. In the meantime - lessons to learn.

1).  The Crossroads Mall I am told is posted as a Gun Free Zone.  from their website, it mentions - "No firearms or illegal weapons".  Well that is all very nice, but that didn't seem to stop the terrorist, so since the other side refuses to obey the rules, so shall we refuse to obey such silly rules.  Carry your weapons everywhere...well concealed but ready at hand.  Ignore the sign.  The sign will not protect you...that much is clear.

2).  Profile everyone that comes near you, regardless of where you are and what uniform they are wearing.  The terrorist was a security guard.  And I have been to Minnesota.  I will bet that the security guard/terrorist was a Somali immigrant.  I am not certain of this, but I am making an educated guess based on prior training and collective national experience.  We will see.

3).  Along with visual profiling, look at what they have in their hands...and why.  I cannot imagine that nobody saw the Somali security guard loping around the mall with a knife in his hand.  If you are in a Minnesota Mall and a man that fits the national collective profile of the insurgency culture walks up to you with a knife in his hand and asks what religion you are, I think that you are justified in being suspicious without considering yourself as a deplorable racist.

4).  Learn how to fight the knife.  A hint...the best answer is not a martial arts technique.  More to follow as we get information.

UPDATE:

He was Dahir Adan, 22, born in Africa and brought here 15 years ago. The head of Minnesota CAIR expressed fears of a "potential for backlash," and Democrat Gov. Mark Dayton called for "religious and racial tolerance."

What do you know about that?!!

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« Reply #1807 on: September 19, 2016, 07:35:03 AM »

http://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2016/sep/19/ahmad-khan-rahami-sought-questioning-about-nyc-bla/?mkt_tok=eyJpIjoiT1RWbU9EVTJaRFZqWWpBNCIsInQiOiJ6Szgyald3XC9RekR2ZXJ4UGRudXVcLzNaUVY3TDhDaFN2S0J3a0x6eTNqc3VQS1FIeGR5cVwvTmJaRGtUY1hoQkludnJuZ095RG1GaUl0Sk04NTQ0ZUw0SWFnV2FzRncya1VTRnJkV1V0dlc0Zz0ifQ%3D%3D
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« Reply #1808 on: September 19, 2016, 07:54:36 AM »

I know exactly where in Elizabeth this is just from this small photo.  It is called the "arch" and is just under the railroad tracks.  I used to walk under it every day going home from high school.
There used to be a great record store on that block.  Remember those?   I think the pizza store is still there.  A lot of homeless hang out (or at least used to) just across the street along the alley way like street next to tracks.

http://twitchy.com/gregp-3534/2016/09/19/terror-in-nj-bomb-explodes-as-robot-attempts-to-disarm-it-at-train-station-in-elizabeth-video-photos/
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« Reply #1809 on: September 19, 2016, 08:53:44 AM »

I was going to post it on my facebook account, but thought better of it due to the fact that I have friends and coworkers from Africa and Mexico on my page and didn't want to hurt their feelings or give them the wrong idea. I also have to say, that at work, I have often seen agents from the National Institution of Migration working at several checkpoints throughout the country and they are VERY proactive. Still, this is happening.

Having said that, it cannot be ignored, that here in Mexico, there have been 7000 African immigrants admitted legally, the majority of which, went DIRECTLY to the border, attempting to enter the United States.

Mexico is now in a quandary as to what to do with them. Why they were admitted, I have no idea, and bear in mind, that doesn't count the Syrian immigrants allowed refuge here as well.

I'm citing the Universal (the most important newspaper in Mexico) as a source for this. I apologize that it is in Spanish, and if need be, I'll translate it. The article is from two weeks ago.
http://www.eluniversal.com.mx/articulo/nacion/sociedad/2016/09/1/la-ruta-de-la-migracion-africana-congo-brasil-mexico

Basically, Mexico is granting the transit visas to cross Mexico and enter the States because the Africans are claiming that they have a job or relatives awaiting them in the States. Still others, are crossing into Mexico illegally, some of whom are detained.

http://www.univision.com/noticias/inmigrantes-indocumentados/piden-declarar-crisis-humanitaria-por-llegada-a-mexico-de-miles-de-africanos-y-asiaticos-que-buscan-asilo-en-eeuu

It needs to be mentioned that, you can walk right into the United States from Mexico, but... that you'll have to pay your coyote guide (about 20-30 thousand pesos), and nowadays you have to pay the Zetas another 10,000 pesos at certain points they have set up, or they'll kill you? If you know how to avoid their checkpoints, you can get in for free, but if you try to avoid them and are caught, it's the last thing you will ever do.  (All of this is a separate subject, but it bears mentioning due to the fact, that people are entering Mexico, and if refused entry legally *which the Africans have been,* they can still enter one of two ways - guided or taking their chances on foot).

Here is an article in English on it, citing Breitbart as well:

https://www.jihadwatch.org/2016/09/mexico-helping-unvetted-african-migrants-to-u-s-border-many-from-al-shabaab-jihadi-hotbed

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It's all a matter of perspective.
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« Reply #1810 on: September 19, 2016, 09:08:58 AM »

The terrorist knife attack in MN is disturbing, small town America.  St. Cloud is a town of 66k, about half the size of Peoria.  The Crossroads Mall is well known.  You can see Lake Wobegon from there.

From the article:
"The Crossroads Mall I am told is posted as a Gun Free Zone."

   - This is a key talking and learning point.  Verified at:
https://www.crossroadscenter.com/en/code-of-conduct.html
http://www.ammoland.com/2016/09/mass-stabbing-crossroads-mall-gun-free-weapons-free-zone/#axzz4Ki1SNvCe
"Examples of specific activities that are prohibited include but are not limited to: ...
No firearms or illegal weapons"
[The policy does not make any exceptions for off duty police officers.]

Why do they want to attack where people are defenseless, can't fight back?   ... oh, skip it.  Better question,  Why do we want to be defenseless?


Back to the article:
"Learn how to fight the knife.  A hint...the best answer is not a martial arts technique."

   - I'll take a 'stab' at this even though I'm the beginner here and have a lousy record (0-1) against Jihadis with knives,  

a)  Be aware of everything around you all the time,

b)  Carry a gun ready to use, and

c)  Shoot the guy after he has threatened deathly harm and before he gets within blade reach.


Thank God for preparedness, decisiveness, proximityand actions of this off-duty officer with a gun who shot him.
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« Reply #1811 on: September 19, 2016, 09:23:43 AM »

 "Carry a gun ready to use"

or be very sure Hillary's body guards are near by.
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« Reply #1812 on: September 19, 2016, 09:32:24 AM »

"Carry a gun ready to use"

or be very sure Hillary's body guards are near by.

They are too busy dragging her unconscious body around to be of much help.
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« Reply #1813 on: September 19, 2016, 09:44:49 AM »

I was going to post it on my facebook account, but thought better of it due to the fact that I have friends and coworkers from Africa and Mexico on my page and didn't want to hurt their feelings or give them the wrong idea. I also have to say, that at work, I have often seen agents from the National Institution of Migration working at several checkpoints throughout the country and they are VERY proactive. Still, this is happening.

Having said that, it cannot be ignored, that here in Mexico, there have been 7000 African immigrants admitted legally, the majority of which, went DIRECTLY to the border, attempting to enter the United States.

Mexico is now in a quandary as to what to do with them. Why they were admitted, I have no idea, and bear in mind, that doesn't count the Syrian immigrants allowed refuge here as well.

I'm citing the Universal (the most important newspaper in Mexico) as a source for this. I apologize that it is in Spanish, and if need be, I'll translate it. The article is from two weeks ago.
http://www.eluniversal.com.mx/articulo/nacion/sociedad/2016/09/1/la-ruta-de-la-migracion-africana-congo-brasil-mexico

Basically, Mexico is granting the transit visas to cross Mexico and enter the States because the Africans are claiming that they have a job or relatives awaiting them in the States. Still others, are crossing into Mexico illegally, some of whom are detained.

http://www.univision.com/noticias/inmigrantes-indocumentados/piden-declarar-crisis-humanitaria-por-llegada-a-mexico-de-miles-de-africanos-y-asiaticos-que-buscan-asilo-en-eeuu

It needs to be mentioned that, you can walk right into the United States from Mexico, but... that you'll have to pay your coyote guide (about 20-30 thousand pesos), and nowadays you have to pay the Zetas another 10,000 pesos at certain points they have set up, or they'll kill you? If you know how to avoid their checkpoints, you can get in for free, but if you try to avoid them and are caught, it's the last thing you will ever do.  (All of this is a separate subject, but it bears mentioning due to the fact, that people are entering Mexico, and if refused entry legally *which the Africans have been,* they can still enter one of two ways - guided or taking their chances on foot).

Her is an article in English on it, citing Breitbart as well:

https://www.jihadwatch.org/2016/09/mexico-helping-unvetted-african-migrants-to-u-s-border-many-from-al-shabaab-jihadi-hotbed


This is a great post, important point.  There is an age-old, political economic disagreement about the value of new immigrants, needed for labor and age demographics, but pushing down wages for low income workers.  The WSJ view against Buchanan, Perot, Trump, etc.  This may be irreconcilable, but the idea that we need to control our borders and entries in a time of international terrorism is not.
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« Reply #1814 on: September 19, 2016, 09:54:13 AM »

No worries, the qualified Jeh Johnson is on the job!

I was going to post it on my facebook account, but thought better of it due to the fact that I have friends and coworkers from Africa and Mexico on my page and didn't want to hurt their feelings or give them the wrong idea. I also have to say, that at work, I have often seen agents from the National Institution of Migration working at several checkpoints throughout the country and they are VERY proactive. Still, this is happening.

Having said that, it cannot be ignored, that here in Mexico, there have been 7000 African immigrants admitted legally, the majority of which, went DIRECTLY to the border, attempting to enter the United States.

Mexico is now in a quandary as to what to do with them. Why they were admitted, I have no idea, and bear in mind, that doesn't count the Syrian immigrants allowed refuge here as well.

I'm citing the Universal (the most important newspaper in Mexico) as a source for this. I apologize that it is in Spanish, and if need be, I'll translate it. The article is from two weeks ago.
http://www.eluniversal.com.mx/articulo/nacion/sociedad/2016/09/1/la-ruta-de-la-migracion-africana-congo-brasil-mexico

Basically, Mexico is granting the transit visas to cross Mexico and enter the States because the Africans are claiming that they have a job or relatives awaiting them in the States. Still others, are crossing into Mexico illegally, some of whom are detained.

http://www.univision.com/noticias/inmigrantes-indocumentados/piden-declarar-crisis-humanitaria-por-llegada-a-mexico-de-miles-de-africanos-y-asiaticos-que-buscan-asilo-en-eeuu

It needs to be mentioned that, you can walk right into the United States from Mexico, but... that you'll have to pay your coyote guide (about 20-30 thousand pesos), and nowadays you have to pay the Zetas another 10,000 pesos at certain points they have set up, or they'll kill you? If you know how to avoid their checkpoints, you can get in for free, but if you try to avoid them and are caught, it's the last thing you will ever do.  (All of this is a separate subject, but it bears mentioning due to the fact, that people are entering Mexico, and if refused entry legally *which the Africans have been,* they can still enter one of two ways - guided or taking their chances on foot).

Her is an article in English on it, citing Breitbart as well:

https://www.jihadwatch.org/2016/09/mexico-helping-unvetted-african-migrants-to-u-s-border-many-from-al-shabaab-jihadi-hotbed


This is a great post, important point.  There is an age-old, political economic disagreement about the value of new immigrants, needed for labor and age demographics, but pushing down wages for low income workers.  The WSJ view against Buchanan, Perot, Trump, etc.  This may be irreconcilable, but the idea that we need to control our borders and entries in a time of international terrorism is not.
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« Reply #1815 on: September 19, 2016, 10:32:15 AM »

"Mexico helping unvetted African migrants to U.S. border, many from Al-Shabaab jihadi hotbed"
https://www.jihadwatch.org/2016/09/mexico-helping-unvetted-african-migrants-to-u-s-border-many-from-al-shabaab-jihadi-hotbed

Al Shabaab is al Qaeda's affiliate in Somalia
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Al-Shabaab_(militant_group)

A large number of the Somali immigrants settled in Minnesota, which harbored the largest population of Somalis in North America.
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Somali_Americans

The Somali community’s increasing economic and geographic mobility—and has plans to expand to Rochester and St. Cloud.
http://www.thetower.org/article/why-are-there-jihadists-in-minnesota/
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I'm not saying this terrorist came through Mexico, just saying we know more are coming and we know what they are capable of.
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« Reply #1816 on: September 19, 2016, 11:48:00 AM »

I know that there have been stories of ISIS operating in Mexico, that come from an unconfirmed "confidential informant" from either the DEA or ATF.

I have allegiances to Mexico for a couple reasons, but also am interested in the well being of my native country.

What I can say without reserve, is that Mexico is not a kind country to outsiders. Is it possible that agents of ISIS could operate here by paying off cartels? It is. It's more likely though, that the cartels don't want anything interrupting their established business and from a government perspective, we are very aggressive with anyone that breaks laws.

ISIS cells operating here in Mexico? I haven't seen a single substantiated instance of it, not even one, nor have I heard of any, other than the one mentioned by the confidential informant.

I've been here six years.
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« Reply #1817 on: September 19, 2016, 05:58:48 PM »

http://www.powerlineblog.com/archives/2016/09/security-guards-minnesota-style.php

See no evil.
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« Reply #1818 on: September 20, 2016, 12:14:40 PM »

http://brokelyn.com/honor-among-thieves/


One tweet that perfectly sums up being a New Yorker during a terror scare
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Screen Shot 2016-09-19 at 1.07.14 PMVia, referencing this news story from DNAinfo about how the NY/NJ bombers were thwarted by thieves who pounced on the unattended bags. This piece of news will leave you with a very “well, huh!” feeling about living in New York while the rest of the country panics that we’re under attack from ISIS. This city may at times be a cesspool of thieves, con artists and villainy. But it’s our cesspool. Crime isn’t good, but no real New Yorker would leave their bag unattended anywhere, for exactly this reason.

As a law enforcement source told DNAinfo: “Who in this world finds a pressure cooker with a phone and just takes the bag?”

Be careful out there and be good to each other, however you process your feelings of safety and vigilance. Life goes on in New York, for now.

Bobby Big Wheel @BobbyBigWheel

New York fears ranked
1. Pushed into subway tracks
2. Seamless outage
3. Have to go to Times Square
4. Fav dive bar gentrified
1,563: ISIS
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« Reply #1819 on: September 20, 2016, 12:31:53 PM »

http://www.nytimes.com/2016/09/21/nyregion/ahmad-khan-rahami-suspect.html?emc=edit_na_20160920&nlid=49641193&ref=cta&_r=0
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« Reply #1820 on: September 20, 2016, 08:54:00 PM »

See wires where they should not be you are either a

1) f...g hero or a
2) f...g bigot

flip a coin or take your pick  get sued or blown to smithereens :

http://www.nationalreview.com/corner

Thanks cLocKbOy
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« Reply #1821 on: September 22, 2016, 12:58:22 PM »

http://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2016/sep/22/dhs-memo-admits-refugee-fraud-easy-commit/?mkt_tok=eyJpIjoiTUdWbU5EQTFNelV5TkRRMCIsInQiOiJyOGpnVmJqdkRrT0dpTU9SQ3MyblFHRUxzdzlZdlc2VDFMaTVvdUhOcVdIUE95MENkcjlRZVpVVHllTExxYlZ1aTdBMXNiWlVoWlViNmtrM0huXC9kYmkwY00xWHArcHM1MzZxTGp1d1J6MUk9In0%3D
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« Reply #1822 on: September 24, 2016, 10:44:27 PM »

http://q13fox.com/2016/09/24/cascade-mall-shooting-person-of-interest-in-custody/

So motivation forever unknown, or mental illness. Take your pick.
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