By Thomas Madison
I guess we shouldn’t really be surprised in this upside down world we have been living in since Barrack Hussein moved into our White House. Yet, I am shocked by the most recent news involving ISIS. No, not the news that an ISIS base camp has been discovered in Mexico a few miles from the US border. That’s old news already. Powdered Wig published that a few days ago.
What is news today is that our FBI and Mexican authorities met recently in Juarez, Mexico. It would certainly be understandable, expected even, for the US government and the Mexican government to meet to plan a strategy for neutralizing ISIS. Except, and this is the shocking part, they did not meet to discuss destroying ISIS in place. They met to discuss how to keep this news away from the media so that you and I don’t know what is going on.
WND: “A high-level intelligence source, who must remain anonymous for safety reasons, confirmed that the meeting was convened specifically to address a press strategy to deny Judicial Watch’s accurate reporting and identify who is providing information to JW.”
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From Bob Unruh, WND
The FBI has huddled with Mexican authorities in Ciudad Juarez to develop a “press strategy” in response to reports of an ISIS presence just across the border in Mexico, according to a Washington watchdog.
Judicial Watch, which has a long history of exposing government misbehavior, has released a new report claiming ISIS activities near America’s southern border.
WND reported earlier this week Judicial Watch’s claim that ISIS is running a camp just a few miles from the Texas border.
“A high-level intelligence source, who must remain anonymous for safety reasons, confirmed that the meeting was convened specifically to address a press strategy to deny Judicial Watch’s accurate reporting and identify who is providing information to JW,” the watchdog now says.
Federal officials, meanwhile, are denying the Judicial Watch report.
But the organization says it has been told “FBI supervisory personnel met with Mexican army officers and Mexican federal police officials.”
“The FBI liaison officers regularly assigned to Mexico were not present at the meeting and conspicuously absent were representatives from the Department of Homeland Security (DHS). It’s not clear why DHS did not participate,” Judicial Watch said.
“Publicly, U.S. and Mexico have denied that Islamic terrorists are operating in the southern border region,” the organization continued, “but the rapid deployment of FBI brass in the aftermath of JW’s report seems to indicate otherwise.
“A Mexican army field grade officer and a Mexican federal police inspector were among the sources that confirmed to JW that ISIS is operating a camp just a few miles from El Paso, Texas. The base is around eight miles from the U.S. border in an area known as ‘Anapra’ situated just west of Ciudad Juárez in the Mexican state of Chihuahua.”
The report from Judicial Watch earlier this week followed other reports from the organization in recent months that Islamic terrorists have been captured in Texas after coming across the U.S. border from Mexico.
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Judicial Watch said its sources within the Department of Homeland Security said several ISIS terror group members were arrested by federal authorities and the Texas Department of Public Safety in McAllen and Pharr.
The reports conflict with claims by the Department of Homeland Security that there is no imminent danger of ISIS breaching the nation’s southern border.
In its report this week, Judicial Watch said its sources for the information about the ISIS camp were high-level.
The report detailed the terror group in Anapra and said there was more.
“Another ISIS cell to the west of Ciudad Juárez, in Puerto Palomas, targets the New Mexico towns of Columbus and Deming for easy access to the United States, the same knowledgeable sources confirm,” Judicial Watch said.
It was during a recent joint operation that “Mexican army and federal law enforcement officials discovered documents in Arabic and Urdu, as well as ‘plans’ of Fort Bliss – the sprawling military installation that houses the U.S. Army’s 1st Armored Division. Muslim prayer rugs were recovered with the documents during the operation,” Judicial Watch said.
The report said the Anapra region is under the influence of the Vicente Carrillo Fuentes Cartel of drug runners, La Línea, which is the “enforcement arm” of the drug operations, and the Barrio Azteca, which is a gang originally formed in the jails of El Paso.
“According to these same sources, ‘coyotes’ engaged in human smuggling – and working for Juárez Cartel – help move ISIS terrorists through the desert and across the border between Santa Teresa and Sunland Park, New Mexico. To the east of El Paso and Ciudad Juárez, cartel-backed ‘coyotes’ are also smuggling ISIS terrorists through the porous border between Acala and Fort Hancock, Texas. These specific areas were targeted for exploitation by ISIS because of their understaffed municipal and county police forces, and the relative safe-havens the areas provide for the unchecked large-scale drug smuggling that was already ongoing,” the report said.