San Diego – Resurrecting border fears, Al Qaeda spouted more propaganda on possible biological attacks in the United States. The point of entry they claim would be the border tunnels located along the San Diego corridor.
The Department of Homeland Security authenticated a recent video message played on the web and Middle East television Al Jazeera, where Kuwaiti Al Qaeda veteran recruiter Abdullah al-Nafisi claimed to be casing the San Diego border tunnels to bring in four pounds of anthrax capable of killing upwards of 330,000 Americans.
On the video al-Nafisi said they were willing to possibly work with white supremacy militia groups within the U.S. to carry out the massive attacks.
The Department of Homeland Security came out strongly against this video as something they looked into, but did not find it credible at the time.
“We can never stop being vigilant while there are individuals who seek to do harm on the American people,” Sara Kuban, DHS press secretary said.
“We continue to step up our efforts with additional personnel and better technology along the northern and southern borders and continue to strengthen our ports of entry,” she said.
While the DHS downplayed the imminent threat of this attack, San Diego local Congressman Duncan Hunter-R Calif. continues to pursue the importance of a strong offense.
“He has always viewed illegal immigration as a national security issue and continues to lead efforts for more fencing and technology, including tunnel detection equipment and additional personnel along the U.S.-Mexico borders,” said Joe Kasper press spokesman for Rep. Hunter.
He goes on to explain that the idea that Al Qaeda and other terrorist groups are looking to infiltrate the U.S. is nothing new. Yet despite these warnings, the U.S. has yet to take the necessary steps to adequately secure the borders.
The fact that the San Diego tunnels and Al Qaeda are reoccurring themes has seemed to force Immigration and Customs Enforcement, ICE, into keeping their eyes open.
During the 10-minute diatribe al-Nafisi said; “There is good reason for American fears.”
Back in February of 2005, the New York Times reported that newly-minted CIA Director Porter Goss, “strongly suggested that Al Qaeda has considered infiltrating the United States through the Mexican border.”
This is just another reason for America to have a strong border fence, an issue Rep. Hunter strongly advocates.