We can only pray they are that stupid. ISIS that is. As the threat of ISIS attacks on the homeland keep coming, we keep getting these so called reassurances from Government officials that there is no credible intelligence that ISIS plans to infiltrate the Southern Border. To which I reply again, we can only hope that they are that stupid. To me, saying that there is no credible intelligence that ISIS plans to infiltrate the Southern Border is like putting a fat kid in a room alone with a cake and saying there is no credible intelligence that the fat kid plans to eat the cake. So let’s examine it.
The Southern Border
The southern border is like the big piece of chocolate cake and ISIS is the fat kid. We all know the story. Millions of illegal immigrants seem to cross the border at will on a regular basis. This is not however a post about immigration. This is specifically just a post about border security. You can debate the number of immigrants to allow and whether or not every illegal immigrant should be here all you want. But save that for another post. Here, we are just talking about the several thousand mile long piece of cake. Namely, the Southern Border
Border security has been a bi-partisan failure for decades. Honestly you can’t really blame one party over the other. I think it is because immigration is so intertwined with the issue, that border security suffers as a result. I simply classify borer security as the knowing who comes and who goes across the border. More specifically, if bad people try to cross we do something to stop them. Who can argue with that? But we don’t know who comes and we can’t seem to stop who comes across. Look, if a 12 year old from Central American can find their way across the border unaccompanied, then I am thinking its not that hard. So there it sits, a big pourous piece of cake. Let’s hope no fat kids have their eyes on it.
If you were ISIS, how would you get in to America? Fedex? UPS? Or perhaps the way hundreds of thousands do it undetected every year. So to say that there is no intelligence that they want to cross the border would have to mean that ISIS is utterly stupid if that were to be believed. You don’t need an NSA intercept of them talking about what Mexican restaurant they plan to eat at to know that they have to be considering this as an access point.
More specifically, they don’t even need to come in large numbers to wreak havoc. Now I am not fear mongering here with ISIS. I think ISIS will be defeated. However, they doesn’t mean that they cannot inflict harm on the specific families involved in an attack. Moreover, if I can choose a future with ISIS insurgents in America or a future without them, I simply choose the future without them. So let’s quit pretending they are stupid. They are as hungry for the southern border as the fat kid is for that cake. I don’t need the CIA to tell me such.
A Better Solution
I am going to propose a better solution to our Government. Makes us feel safer not by hoping we are as stupid as you suppose the terrorist to be, but rather acknowledge the threat and let us know you are waiting on them. Show us a fleet of helicopter drones hovering over the Rio Grande. Maybe a press conference with Texas Rangers on horseback roaming the border, extra points for including Walker, or perhaps even just border patrol agents holding hands along the border hands across America style.
Its an image thing. I understand that it may not be plausible to prevent every unauthorized access on our border. But at least make it difficult. At least present the image of a ready and waiting America for the threat that might come. But quit telling us you don’t have an intelligence that they plan to cross the border. If you really need some to act, then consider this blog post your first briefing. Unprecedented Mediocrity has issued you the intelligence report that ISIS wants to cross the southern border like a fat kid wants to eat cake. If that is not credible intelligence then I don’t know what is.
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