Sunday, August 2, 2009

So you think we got problems? You ain't seen nothing yet!

MS-13 Now Controls Mexican Border

By Paul H. Williams, Phd

Situation Worsens

Back Door Remains Open


Our Gang

The Real Face of Obama’s Open Immigration Policies

Something bad is taking place at the border.

“We’re seeing a lot of MS-13,” says Agent Mike Scioli of the U.S. Border Patrol. “They’re typically known to be guns for hire, they’re known to smuggle narcotics and human traffic across the border illegally.”

MS-13 stands for Mara Salvatrucha, the most violent street gang in the western hemisphere.

Last week Border Patrol agents arrested two MS-13 members: one in Tucson and one in Nogales.

The Nogales arrestee was identified by his tattoos – - the letter M on his right bicep; the letter S on his left; the number 1 on his right triceps; the number 3 on his left.

“He was already deported from Los Angeles back to Mexico and he was attempting to re-enter to join back up with his gang,” Scioli says.

Tucson’s Border Patrol Sector is the busiest in the U.S. Last year its agents arrested about 317,000 illegal immigrants. Scioli says 16 percent, or almost 50,000, had some type of criminal record.

But the presence of MS-13 merits special concern.

They specialize in transporting arms and drugs across the border. Most of the weapons come from El Salvador – - the homeland of most of the gang members – - where a hand grenade sells for $10; an M-16 rifle for $200; and an AK-47 for $1,500. The Maras have made a fortune by purchasing such weapons and selling them to members of other street gangs throughout the U.S.

In recent years, the Maras have taken over drug routes that had been established by other Latino gangs. At present, nearly 90 percent of the cocaine and marijuana that flows into the states comes from Mexico and the lion’s share from the trafficking remains under the control of MS. The drug business is so brisk that the gang has set up large warehouses to store the illicit drugs in Matamoros, Mexico, just south of Brownsville, Texas.

Along with importing, the Maras also engage in exporting stolen goods from the U.S. to Latin America – - including massive amounts of baby formula, health and beauty supplies, cologne and perfume, and diabetes test strips from Texas; electronics from Arizona and California; and automobiles from nearly every state in the Southwest.

According to gang investigators from the District Attorney’s Office in Orange County, California, 80% of the cars on the streets of El Salvador, Guatemala, and Honduras have been stolen from the United States by members of Mara Salvatrucha.

Thousands of MS members now occupy prison cells from Maine to California for such crimes as trafficking in illegal narcotics, home invasion, burglary, carjacking, extortion, witness intimidation, rape and murder, including the assassinations of three federal agents.

Many migrants who want to cross the 1,820 mile border between Mexico and the United States must come to terms with more than three thousand MS gang members who keep watch over the border crossings like turkey vultures.

The going rate for safe passage is $5,000. Families without the requisite cash are compelled to relinquish all their possessions – - family heirlooms, gold necklaces, silver bracelets, wedding rings, even their shoes and sombreros. Those with neither money nor tangible goods must come up with other offerings, including the sexual favors of their wives and children.

Those who resist payment are often hacked to pieces or tossed from moving trains. “There are hundreds who are pushed off trains by the Maras if they resist the robberies,” says Asdrubal Aguilar Zepeda, the Salvadoran counsel in Tapachula, Mexico, near the Guatemalan border. The bodies and body parts of dead migrants are often strewn along the railroad tracks from Tapachula to the northern regions of Mexico.

By controlling the leading passageways into the U.S., Mara Salvatrucha has transmogrified into a multimillion dollar enterprise, and, by so doing, has become a leading international Mafia.

There's more...


More than Mexicans Crossing the Border

by Paul L. Williams, Ph.D.

Al Qaeda and the Latino Gang-Bangers

The situation at the border now poses a grave threat to national security.

Agent Mike Scioli of the U.S. Border Patrol confirms that the Tucson sector of the Border Patrol is facing a worsening problem with Mara Salvatrucha, a Salvadoran street gang that now controls the flow of arms, drugs, and illegal aliens into the U.S.

Two members of the violent gang were collared last week in Tucson and Nogales.

Twenty have been brought into custody since President Barack Obama assumed the oath of office on January 20, 2009.

But the Salvadoran gang is bringing more than guns, dope, and Mexican peasant workers over the border.

In the wake of 9/11, Mara Salvatrucha attracted the attention of top al Qaeda officials, who realized that the gang could be used to smuggle operatives and weapons into the United States.1 An agreement was forged between the terrorists and the gang-bangers. In exchange for safe passage across the border, al Qaeda – - through its cells in South America – - agreed to pay the Maras from $30,000 to $50,000 for each sleeper agent they managed to smuggle into the country with bogus matricula consulars.2

Matricula consulars are official identification cards that are issued by the Mexican government through its consular offices. The cards verify that the bearers are Mexican citizens who are living outside of Mexico with the government’s permission.

According to US officials, these cards pose a grave threat to national security. Steven McCraw, assistant director of the FBI’s Office of Intelligence, told a House Judiciary Subcommittee: “The ability of foreign nationals to use the matricula consular provides an opportunity for terrorists to move freely within the United States without triggering name-based watch lists that are disseminated to local police officers.”

Counterfeit matricula consulars are easy to obtain. In Los Angeles, the going rate is $90; in New York City $150.

News of the alliance between al Qaeda and Mara Salvatrucha prompted Honduran officials, including Security Minister Oscar Alvarez, to adopt a zero-tolerance law that makes membership in the street gang punishable by twelve years in prison. Mara members responded to this legislation by beheading scores of victims and leaving notes on the bodies for the Honduran government. One note read: “Idiots, the end of the world is approaching.”3

According to border patrol officials, including Sheriff D’Wayne Jenigan of Del Rio, Texas, thousands of Special Interest Aliens (SIAs), with the help of Mara Salvatrucha “coyotes,” have made their way across the Mexican border and into the land of the free and the home of the brave.

Such SIAs come from countries that pose national security concerns: Saudi Arabia, Syria, Iran, Pakistan, Afghanistan, Egypt, Somalia, Yemen, Jordan, Lebanon, and even Iraq.

The routes used by illegal aliens to enter the U.S. have become littered with discarded Muslim prayer blankets, pages from Islamic texts, and Arabic newspapers. Law enforcement officials have named such passageways “terrorists’ alleys” and a street leading north from the city of Douglas, Arizona, as “Arab Road.”


Our contact at “Southwest Key”, an official U.S. Contractor for the “Office of Refuge Resettlement”, has informed us that the problem with Arabs crossing the Mexican border has reached the point that they have been compelled to import bi-lingual (Spanish-Arabic) translators from southern Mexico.


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