Islamic terrorist groups are operating in the Mexican border city of Ciudad Juarez and planning to attack the United States with car bombs or other vehicle born improvised explosive devices (VBIED). High-level federal law enforcement, intelligence and other sources have confirmed to Judicial Watch that a warning bulletin for an imminent terrorist attack on the border has been issued. Agents across a number of Homeland Security, Justice and Defense agencies have all been placed on alert and instructed to aggressively work all possible leads and sources concerning this imminent terrorist threat.
Specifically, Judicial Watch sources reveal that the militant group Islamic State of Iraq and Greater Syria (ISIS) is confirmed to now be operating in Juarez, a famously crime-infested narcotics hotbed situated across from El Paso, Texas. Violent crimes are so rampant in Juarez that the U.S. State Department has issued a number of travel warnings for anyone planning to go there. The last one was issued just a few days ago.
A long holiday weekend seems a good time to grab attention. Alternatively, we’re less than two weeks away from 9/11.
And I certainly have no faith that the government, which has actively worked to make our southern border more porous, will be able to suddenly ramp up its ability to interdict any particular threat.
Having said that, any ISIS action at or near the border would likely require at least the passive tolerance of the cartels in Mexico. Which makes me wonder, what’s in it for them? Any surge in security would strike me as counter to the aims of the cartels. Smuggling of drugs and people are money makers for them. A certain low level of chaos helps them, but a high visibility attack that draws a significant US response would almost certainly be bad for them. Am I missing something here?