With 150,000 American troops headed for the
showdown on the Euphrates, the FBI has suddenly
discovered that the real danger to the United States
lies right here in River City. It`s not
pool but as many as 3,000 or more Iraqi nationals
already in this country whom the FBI cannot find.
The Washington Post reported this week:
The FBI has launched a
concerted search for several thousand illegal Iraqi
immigrants who have gone missing while visiting the
United States and are among those being sought for
voluntary interviews in advance of a possible war with
Iraq, officials said.
Although the majority of
Iraqi immigrants are viewed as being opposed to Iraqi
President Saddam Hussein and sympathetic to the United
States, federal authorities are concerned that others
who have disappeared from the government`s view are more
likely to be agents of the Iraqi regime or to be allied
with terrorist groups, officials said.
[“Missing Iraqis Sought,
FBI Hunts for Thousands Here Illegally,” By Dan
Washington Post, January 27, 2003]
The larger danger, of course, is the open borders
immigration policy and its treasonous architects and
lobbyists who have brought us to this situation.
Had the borders been closed permanently after 9/11,
had a sane immigration policy been followed for the last
30 years, and had the federal government taken seriously
repeated warnings over those three decades that the
border is out of control, we would not now be squatting
in terror whether Saddam Hussein`s sleeper agents will
smallpox in the water supply, nuclear weapons in
American sports stadiums or chemical and biological
agents in American shopping malls.
"Imagine," President Bush said in his State of
the Union address, "those 19 hijackers with other
weapons and other plans, this time armed by Saddam
Hussein. It would take one vial, one canister, one crate
slipped into this country to bring a day of horror like
none we have ever known." [SOTU address
Just so—assuming Saddam`s intentions are as hostile
toward this country as Mr. Bush`s are against his.
Iraq may or may not be a serious threat to this
country now, but after the war the administration seems
hell-bent on waging is launched, you can bet your
warheads Iraq will be our enemy.
Even if Saddam doesn`t have sleepers already here,
predictable that Iraqis slavering for vengeance on
the Great Satan that attacked their fatherland will take
up where Osama bin Laden`s suicide squad left off.
Yet the 3,000 missing Iraqis are merely a blip on the
government screen. There are also some "50,000 Iraqi
nationals who have entered the United States as visitors
refugees within the last decade or so" for whom
the FBI is looking as well, and then there are as many
as some 300,000 "absconders" of various nationalities,
as immigrants who fail to meet deportation orders are
called. After Sept. 11, the Post tells us, the
government launched a program to locate and deport the
300,000 absconders. To date, "the program has
succeeded in removing only about 1,100 people, officials
Obviously, foreigners who sneak into the country
illegally or stay after their visas have expired cannot
be counted against our immigration policy in general.
But the larger point is that for the last 30 years
neither the federal government nor the
Congress nor most of the
opinion-forming media have taken immigration
Possessed by the
"a nation of immigrants" and hectored constantly by
sneers and accusations of
cheap labor open borders propagandists, the
politicians, administrators and journalists have
generally failed to perceive much of a problem in
border security and the permanent presence of
millions of illegal aliens.
The security threats we now face are all of a piece
with our generally
flaccid attitude and policies toward the issue of
who can come and who can stay that we have followed for
nearly two generations.
It may be that what Mr. Bush calls a "day of horror"
will not happen, that none of the missing illegals is a
terrorist. But what is frightening is that no one
FBI and the people in our government who are
supposed to know.
"We don`t really know how big the problem is or
how big the threat might be, but the possibility is
real," a "senior counter-terrorism official" told
Most Americans knew that already, and most who didn`t
have learned it since 9/11.
It`s too much to expect that the
Treason Lobby that never gives up working for open
borders and limitless immigration will ever learn it.
But it`s not too much to ask that those who make and
enforce our immigration laws absorb it as soon as