Officials have confirmed a book known for celebrating suicide bombers was found in the Arizona desert... An official with the Department of Homeland Security told ABC15 a copy of "In Memory of Our Martyrs" was spotted Tuesday ... [on] "a route known for smuggling illegal immigrants and drugs."
...the book is published in Iran and contains biographies of Islamic suicide bombers and other Islamic militants who died while carrying out their attacks... Authorities believe the book had been there for at least several days, or weeks.
Fret not, dear citizen. Our beloved baritone DHS secretary, Janet Napolitano, assures us that the border is "as secure as it's ever been."
Which, judging by the number of illegals flooding the U.S., isn't as reassuring a statement as she might have hoped.
Please, Mr. President -- don't secure the border until after the attack. That way the crisis won't go to waste.
Linked by: Michelle Malkin and Weasel Zippers. Thanks!
As long as fast food restaurants, food processing plants, and corporate builders can make profits from the cheap labor, provided by illegals, the borders will never be closed. It doesn't mater how many dirty bombs might be ready to go off.
"as secure as it's ever been" or even "more secure than it's ever been" and
"the border is not secure" are not necessarily contradictory statements.
Both statements, in fact, are probably true. The problem is that the first set (as secure or more secure) is irrelevant.
The fact that the border may be "as secure" doesn't matter if in fact it is _not_ secure.
If your boat is sinking because it's taking on 100 gallons of water per minute, fixing something so that it is only taking on 50 gallons per minute may be an improvement, but it doesn't mean your boat is not still sinking.
If it is not too disruptive, I have a procedural question I would ask in order to guide my commentary in the future.
Yesterday morning and again in the evening, I attempted to post a fairly short comment on this thread. It did not contain profanity or remarks that might offend polite society. It did contain three hotlinks which were cited to support the comment.
Even though the statement below the comment window say that anchor is a usable tag, I have to ask, did the hotlinks, or number of hotlinks, cause the comments from Anonymous III to be blocked?
Thanks for your time.
@AnonIII - wasn't me. Looks like Google may have bounced it because of the hyperlinks (might have set off it's blogspam alarm).
I'm reposting your comment without the links.
Anonymous III's original comment:
Take two, since this mornings attempt to comment apparently failed.
Anonymous the First said: "As long as fast food restaurants, food processing plants, and corporate builders can make profits from the cheap labor, provided by illegals, the borders will never be closed. It doesn't mater how many dirty bombs might be ready to go off."
True enough, but the bottom line is that the Immigration Reform and Control Act of 1986 has already addressed the problem of employers who hire illegal aliens, complete with employer sanctions.
The problem is one of demanding the government enforce the laws already on the books. That whole equal protection (and application) under the law thang.
Regarding border security. In 52 B.C. Julius Caesar ordered his troops to construct 18 kilometers of 4 meter high fortifications around Alesia. This construction, known as a circumvallation was completed in approximately three weeks. During the construction, some of the Gauls in Alesia escaped the Roman siege in an effort to rally others to aid Alesia.
Caesar responded by having his troops build a second outer fortification that was identical to the first in design and extended for ≈ 21 kilometers.
Caesar and the Romans did this by hand, in the land of the Gauls, in approximately 52 B.C. Yet the United States can not muster the resolve to secure her borders.
"@AnonIII - wasn't me. Looks like Google may have bounced it because of the hyperlinks (might have set off it's blogspam alarm)."
I suspected it was the nefarious act of a blog filter widget. They are a sensitive, if not wickedly oppressive lot.
Sadly at this point in the history of blogging nobody, no make that everybody expects the Spamish Inquisition. :-)
"I'm reposting your comment without the links."
Thank you sir. You are too kind.
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