U.S. general says crime-terror convergence emerging on border

Innocent children are not the only ones flowing over our southern border. If they can get in, you can be quite certain the bad guys can too – and do. And now a top U.S. general has an alarming assessment.

In order to put this into context, I’d like to take a moment to explain how our military focuses its efforts globally, based on geographic areas of responsibility (AORs). They are also referred to as Geographic Combatant Commands, and include: CENTCOM (Central Command), PACOM (Pacific Command), AFRICOM (Africa Command), EUCOM (European Command), NORTHCOM (Northern Command, Continental USA), STRATCOM (Strategic Command), and SOUTHCOM (Southern Command). Here in south Florida, in Doral near Miami, is the location of USSOUTHCOM and its responsibility is our southern hemisphere.

The Commanding General of USSOUTHCOM is Marine Corps General John Kelly, and he is gravely concerned about what is occurring in his AOR.

As reported by Defense One, Gen. Kelly says he’s been unable to combat the steady flow of illegal drugs, weapons and people from Central America, and is looking to Congress for urgent help. Gen. Kelly has asked Congress this year for more money, drones and ships for his mission – a request unlikely to be met. Since October, an influx of nearly 100,000 migrants has made the dangerous journey north from Latin America to the United States border.

General Kelly firmly stated to Defense One, “In comparison to other global threats, the near collapse of societies in the hemisphere with the associated drug and [undocumented immigrant] flow are frequently viewed to be of low importance. Many argue these threats are not existential and do not challenge our national security. I disagree.”

We know Obama has a penchant for turning generals who don’t toe his line and agenda points — like former CENTCOM Commander Marine Corps General Mattis — into civilians. I certainly hope we don’t see another truth-telling general, a commander, called on the carpet by Obama’s lapdog, Secretary of Defense Chuck Hagel — or worse, getting a call from the Capo di tutti Capi Valerie Jarrett.

Defense One reports “in spring hearings before the Senate and House Armed Services Committees, Kelly said that budgets cuts are “severely degrading” the military’s ability to defend southern approaches to the U.S border. Last year, he said, his task force was unable to act on nearly 75 percent of illicit trafficking events. “I simply sit and watch it go by,” he said. But the potential threats are even greater. Kelly warned that neglect has created vulnerabilities that can be exploited by terrorist groups, describing a “crime-terror convergence” already seen in Lebanese Hezbollah’s involvement in the region.”

In the past, when I’ve made the statement that not everyone is coming across our border to cut grass, build homes, or babysit our children, the Left went apoplectic predictably.

What no one seems to understand is that there is a category of folks entering America illegally across our southern border classified as OTMs (Other Than Mexicans) and relates to those not of Hispanic origin. You have to wonder, how many OTMs have slipped through into our country while our Border Patrol is living a real-life version of “Kindergarten Cop?”

In a very disconcerting statement General Kelly says, “All this corruption and violence is directly or indirectly due to the insatiable U.S. demand for drugs, particularly cocaine, heroin and now methamphetamines, all of which are produced in Latin America and smuggled into the U.S. along an incredibly efficient network along which anything – hundreds of tons of drugs, people, terrorists, potentially weapons of mass destruction or children – can travel, so long as they can pay the fare.”

Some people think we should simply surrender and stop combating the flow of illegal drugs into America — but the top general assessing the situation is concerned about more than drugs and illegal immigrant children.

As usual, the federal government believes we just need to throw more money at the situation. But Gen. Kelly offers his perspective, “the poverty and violence prompting the migration have created a real threat to U.S. national security. Honduras, El Salvador and Guatemala have the first, fourth and fifth-highest homicide rates in the world and “have left near-broken societies in their wake. Although there are a number of other countries I work with in Latin America and the Caribbean that are going in the same direction, the so-called Northern Triangle (Guatemala, El Salvador and Honduras) is far and away the worst off.”

The challenge Gen. Kelly faces is clear: he simply doesn’t have the resources. As Senate Foreign Relations Chairman Bob Menedez (D-NJ) says, “while the deployment of U.S. military assets and personnel rightfully prioritizes national security challenges in the Middle East and Central Asia, U.S. Southern Command (SOUTHCOM) is only sourced at five percent of the capacity it needs.”

We somehow forget the number one priority of the federal government is to provide for our common defense — and our southern border is not well defended. We cannot begin any movement towards “comprehensive” (I hate that word) immigration reform until we secure the border and stem the flow. As well, we must develop the capability and capacity to defeat trans-national criminal elements and the support they are lending to Islamic terrorist organizations in our hemisphere. There has to be a clear message sent to the drug cartels and elected officials in Mexico and Central America, but all they’re getting is hand-waving.

Right now, we are leaving ourselves the most insecure right where we should be the most secure: right on our own border. The coordination between USSOUTHCOM, USNORTHCOM, and U.S. Border Patrol is critical and their resourcing is vital. This cannot be relegated into the realm of politics as usual. We should listen to General Kelly, not the charlatans on Capitol Hill — and certainly not the one occupying the White House.

Unfortunately, it seems Obama only listens to Valerie Jarrett — and we know she has vast amounts of strategic military experience.

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Jeff Halmekangas
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Sams_1
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Who the hell is Valerie Jarrett really . I want it known for all and for good

Olaf Brunn
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Sams_1 Its a bit lengthy take the time to read I believe that she not obuma is the real person in charge —Valerie Bowman Jarrett is not only a traitor, but is an Iranian-born Communist sympathizer. She is the Senior White House Advisor to Barack Obama, and he doesn’t make a move or a statement without consulting Valerie Jarrett first. Valerie was brought into the Obama White House, because both Barack and Michelle owe her, “big time”. Jarrett said, “After we win this election, it is payback time. For those who supported us, there will be rewards, for the ones… Read more »
namvet
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I’m sure the libs and gutless will still follow our dictator. Some people can’t get their head out.

Commodore & Chef of the naive
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Commodore & Chef of the naive

The Devils whore?

Tony
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Well their was 3 individuals who were on the terrorist watch list apprehended on the border just recently. I guess they should take their head out of the sand and realize this is happening and will continue to happen. What is scary that it will take a terrorist event for people realize this is an issue as usual we will have to be reactive instead of proactive.

Commodore & Chef of the naive
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Commodore & Chef of the naive
The border is wide open for everyone, anyone and nearly anything to get through. You name it, biological, nuclear, chemical, drugs, gang members and militants could be filtering through looking to do harm to our country. Yes their are more good than bad people looking to get away from criminal elements and poverty, seeking a better life but folks this is not the way it was intended to be done. We have checkpoints at border crossing for a reason, ;so that we can validate who you are, what your background is and your reason for traveling to the USA .… Read more »
MyNightmare
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General, watch your 6:00. BO has you in his radar now.

thorhasgardson
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Now is the time for law enforcement, the military and politicians to get together in conference to develop a strategy for toppling the Obama regime and bringing the usurper before a military tribunal.

SorryForBeingWhite
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You’re right except the toppling of the mexican government government; wouldn’t that be an objective of new world order? Not sure about that. The U.S. needs to rise as the top and strongest nation by itself.

Zebulon Yegaboski
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Monitor all polling places for fraud!

RJ
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If this General would simply deploy troops to man the border,he would have the backing of the entire nation.At this point who really cares what obozo thinks.I sure as hell don’t.

Gunny D
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Looks like General Kelly will soon be joining the retired ranks soon…. I am glad he was honest and open unlike the rest who hold the reigns of stupidity…

Ken Brooks
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Just waiting for SOMEONE with the balls for the job… DHS ICE BORDER PATROL NATIONAL GUARD REGULAR ARMY MARINES… DO WE REALLY NOT HAVE ENOUGH GOVERNMENT ENTITIES… ALREADY PAID FOR!!!
NEED MORE MONEY… is that ALL our government can say…!!!???

Fairfax51
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Yes. Should change name from Fed Govt to ‘Mo Money’.

James Head
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I’ll make sandwiches for the riflemen manning the border.

thundrn
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I don’t know where you are getting your total numbers Mr. West but since the first of April, 300,000 illegal immigrant have been shipped in over a border that is only manned by , oath keepers, local law enforcement, and patriot Americans . There is a Super Typhoon going right over Fukushima winds, 294 kl/h waves at 39 feet, a direct hit. http://hisz.rsoe.hu/alertmap/index2.php?area=usa The 300,000 is a real number there is no Border Patrol anywhere. We are in serious trouble and we are going to be at war here in weeks. Are all the people in this country in denial.… Read more »
Mick60
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I hope everyone is keeping their powder dry and weapons by the door. This is a calculated effort to cripple and internally destroy the United States of America. This administration is an existential threat to our freedom and liberty. Like Obama’s mentor, George Soros said: ‘There can be no One World Government until the bubble of ‘American supremacy’ has been burst.’
There’s extreme violence ahead. Be prepared.

Pamela K. Cahoon Laub
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Pamela K. Cahoon Laub

How many entered before the oath Keepers were there and along then order were the aren’t present?

The_Patriot
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I have been saying this for over a year. It is not rocket science. If kids can get across the border armies can get across the border and in fact the Mexican army comes across at will. However let a Marine cross by himself in accidental miss turn and there’s hell to pay. barry knows damn well that islamists are crossing the border, That’s why he has a muslim brotherhood member in one of the highest offices in the DHS. Make no mistake the muslim/islamists are here and more pouring in all the time. That’s why barry will not close… Read more »
CHARTEX
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I fully agree. There is no doubt in my mind he knows what is coming across our borders in the way of terrorist. One reason he does not want to close the borders or in any way stop illegals crossing. In a way the illegals can be a cover for terrorist. The way Obama is handling the situation it is easy to send these people (terrorist) all over this country without attracting to much attention.

The_Patriot
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Bingo, This article could not have been more timely. It came out yesterday.
I had been browsing and came across this. http://canadafreepress.com/index.php/article/64355

namvet
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I agree.

Ohiogunr
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Our wide open border is just inviting the terrorist world to detonate a BIG one in a large U.S. city!

Jason Tweed
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One of the responsibilities of any commander is to request the funding they need. This is not an isolated emergency situation. My guess is that every commander requests funding from Congress and all of them feel a sense of urgency. It’s irresponsible to take this quote out of context. Homeland security,not the Army, is responsible for terrorism prevention. The INS is responsible for immigration policy. Lastly, your article says that the general is responsible for the southern hemisphere, however, the quote talks about Central America which is in the northern hemisphere. Once again, Mr. West, you’re fear mongering. The drug… Read more »
Terry Lee Robbins
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If as you say, Homeland Security is responsible for terrorism prevention, then why did it release 36,000 convicted murderers, rapists and other assorted dangerous criminals to terrorize the population? The Department of Homeland Security is a miserable failure, evidenced by the fact that over 12 million unknown foreigners are currently running around in America and a million more are flooding over our borders every year. Illegal immigration is not a socioeconomic issue, it is a national security issue, and when terrorists start blowing up malls, airports and other places where Americans congregate, you will be revealed as absolutely wrong in… Read more »
Icorps1970
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Your REALLY think that all the illegals are coming here for a job? REALLY? Yeah we will have home grown terrorism alright. It will be fostered at Mosque in some American city. But this does not address a plan formulated in Iran/Pakistan/Syria or Saudi Arabia where some “illegal” comes into Texas for example, with 8 ounces of Antrhax spores and a salt shaker to dose a few salad bars in a major city or some water supply. WAKE UP! We simply cannot have an open border that allows ANYTHING illegal to enter when we are fighting a war against an… Read more »
Captain Revenge
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The Usurper that resides in OUR White House is using this to smuggle in his personal Sharia Law army that will protect him for as long as they need him. If he assumes the all out dictator role he will not be able to trust the US Armed Forces, they are of the people, as in We the People.

Icorps1970
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Been going on for some time now. Eventually it will show itself in some major terror attack. Maybe biological. Its the easiest for truly mass casualties.

DezzNutz
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First, decriminalize drugs and legalize mariuana, then they wont be sending drugs over here and we would put those Mexican dug lords out of business.

Secondly, BUILD a FENCE

Icorps1970
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You also ignore the fact that its obvious that people in key positions are being paid off. This has been going on for a very long time.

Icorps1970
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Then ban all non-prescription drug ODs from medical treatment for 48 hours after arrival at the ER. Give them nice waiting room though.

Redskinsfan2
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It is criminal negligence for Obama to allow this travesty to continue. We don’t need this courageous general to tell us that terriorists and criminals are secreted among the illegal immigrant invaders. Obama deliberately hurts America. Impeachment is too good for him.

Ranger
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It’s not negligent it’s TREASON!!!!

bobk90
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Bring our Troops Home from Europe & Korea and Build new Bases along the Border! In between these Bases, make them Bombing, Artillery & Rifle Ranges and Free Fire Zones if anyone is not Entering the US via Established Entry Points!!!

DontLikeWimps
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I know…it wouldn’t be too hard to secure our borders if the government use even 1% of their brain!!! But of course we all know Obama wants the US to fall into Mayhem!!!

Ranger
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Our troops aren’t ever coming home. They are sent overseas so that they will not be able to act when the UN Troops start the implementation of the Small Arms Treaty.

We have over 950 Military Bases in over 175 Countries. If that isn’t Empire, then one never did exist.

bobk90
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Sad but True and like all other Empires, the Fall…

Transplant Texas
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Little hard for the US Gov to stop itself from bringing in the drugs. The US is THE DRUG Lord

DurkaDurka
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And Obama hits his purge button in 3, 2, …

Ranger
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The drug money is an absolute necessity to fund operations not on the books of the Alphabet Agencies, so those operations stay out of the control of Congress.

dan from ohio
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we know who the real enemies of America are,they are in Washington,they are the 5th column,education,media,politics.When it hits the fan remember them

Dale Gribble
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Well yeah, how else can Democrats get more Latino votes?

Jerry Weaver
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How many Billions are these Crisis Actors requesting from the US Congress?

Shakedown!!

http://jimstonefreelance.com/scammerstrainoflies.html

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cohL8qHZGvc&feature=youtu.be

Obama requests $3.7 billion to deal with children crossing border illegally

http://www.pentictonherald.ca/news/world_news/article_fc3461e0-8e16-5dec-86c4-c7ccd8a8375d.html

From Jim Stone:

July 10 2014

MSM BUSTED ITSELF ON TRAIN HOAX!

Ken Collopy
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Please cease from referring to these people as migrants.
THEY’RE INVADERS.
Migrants would follow the law.

Joe Conlon
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Don’t you wonder if the reason they won’t let anyone in, to see these “refugees”, is so that we can’t see how many of them are praying to Mecca, twice a day?

Arturo Jacobo Saiz
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Allen West is about as dumbfuck as it gets. The only things more stupid and idiotic than him are the voters who elected this sorry piece of crap in the first place. He should be behind bars for torturing captured prisoners in the fools errand he was conducting in his attempt to find WMD’s that never existed….

Terry Lee Robbins
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Arturo the taco bender is upset with Mr. West for promoting enforcement of our immigration laws and securing our borders. Is it because he himself is an illegal alien? And most of his family and friends? Relax Arturo, you have two more years before our new president starts enforcing our immigration laws, or less time should a terrorist event force Obuttwipe to secure our borders and identify, arrest and deport all foreign invaders. In either event, start packing your bags amigo.