WASHINGTON (AFP) - Islamic radicals from Iraq and Afghanistan planned a terrorist attack on a US intelligence center that trains military interrogators for Guantanamo Bay and other detention centers, The Washington Times reported Monday.
Citing confidential law enforcement documents, the newspaper said the plot targeted Fort Huachuca, an Army base located next to the Arizona town of Sierra Vista, about 15 miles (24 kilometers) north of the US-Mexican border.
Last May, the base was forced to beef up security measures after commanders were warned that possibly as many as 60 Afghan and Iraqi radicals had been smuggled into the United States through underground tunnels built and manned by Mexican drug cartels, the report said.
Still think border security isn't as important as defeating terrorism? Think again.
It took 19 terrorists to kill 3,000 Americans on 9/11. Those 19 terrorists dropped two skyscrapers and hijacked & crashed four airplanes. This report indicates up to three times as many Muslim terrorists have entered this country in recent months. This number doesn't include the conspirators who are already here providing support. Who owns the warehouses where the tunnels end? Muslims? Or the Mexican drug cartels? Perhaps the truth is even more nefarious.
America's weakness is our (lack of) border security. Until we can realistically address this, our country will always be at risk.