Wednesday, November 09, 2005

Did Al-Qaida Terrorists Cross US-Mexico Border?

At a press conference today, Rep. Sue Myrick (R-N.C.) disclosed that three al-Qaida members were arrested on the US-Mexico border recently.

"Our main concern is, who's in our state? I mean this is a critical issue today. I mean they just arrested down on the border, what a couple of weeks ago, three al Qaeda members who came across from Mexico into the United States. I mean that's a given fact. They were holding them in the jail down there."

Hugh Hewitt, on his radio show and blog, has raised the question of whether this is "a blockbuster story, or a complete urban myth."

I have contacted Rep. Myrick by e-mail asking if the story is true and for more info:

"A t the True ID press conference today (11/9/05) Rep. Myrick said, "...three al Qaeda members who came across from Mexico into the United States. I mean that's a given fact. They were holding them in the jail down there."

What is the source of this information?

If it's a "given fact" and available for dissemination at a press conference, what are the specifics of the case?

Who are the 3 al-Qaida suspects?

Where are they being held?

Where, when, and how did they cross the border?

How were they discovered and captured?

Who made the arrests?

What is the government doing to ascertain their purpose in the US?

Are there any more known suspects in the US?

I write a blog Further Adventures of Indigo Red ( I am posting the press conference comments and would appreciate any clarification.

Thank you."

The life of Indigo Red is full of adventure. Tune in next time for the Further Adventures of Indigo Red.


Don said...

Since I have been a border closure advocate for some time, I am really anxious to see the response you get. I am working right on the border and see first hand every day that the border is as porous as a sieve. This story doesn't have the ring of truth to it for some reason. It smacks of sensationalism.I am from North Carolina and am well aware that they have an illegal alien problem of large proportions.

Sofocleto said...

Good questions indigo. Very good questions.

Sofocleto said...

The next post in Hewitt:


NOVEMBER 9, 2005 05:37 PM EST

The decision by Parliament to reject Prime Minister Blair's call for the extension of detention-without-charge from 14 days to 90 seems like a stunning defeat, not for the Prime Minister, but for common sense in Great Britain. Only four months removed from the atacks on the London Tube, and hours before the savage attack in Amman, Jordon, the representatives of Great Britain refused a modest request from its police and security services.

The Labor Party is to Great Britain what the Democratic Party is to the U.S. I think it is safe to assume that Democratic majorities in the House and Senate would display the same indifference to security concerns that Labor showed today in London.

What would the "common sense in Great Britain" think if they watch tis video:

London Bombings - from fictional to real?

See the two-minute video clip available here.