Sara Carter, who is a reporter at the Washington Times, has broken a story that is not surprising when looking at our border security, but it is unsettling. The terrorist group Hezbollah has been working alongside drug cartels and using the drug routes from Mexico into the United States to enter our country illegally. Hezbollah is the Iran-backed terrorist group out of Lebanon. Apparently, Hezbollah has been involved in narcotics and human trafficking throughout South America for many years. Recently though, Hezbollah has been using Mexican drug cartels to access routes into America.
A retired assistant administrater and chief of operations at the DEA, Michael Braun, claims that Hezbollah relies on “the same criminal weapons smugglers, document traffickers and transportation experts as the drug cartels. They work together. They rely on the same shadow facilitators. One way or another, they are all connected. They’ll leverage those relationships to their benefit, to smuggle contraband and humans into the U.S.; in fact, they already are [smuggling].”
Most officials believe that Hezbollah is crossing into America for monetary purposes and not terrorist attacks, but the thought that a terrorist group is able to come and go through our borders is frightening. And when one considers the violence our border towns and states are having to endure because of these drug cartels and drug smuggling, one has to question what happens if this violence follows the way of terrorist groups.
And so we wait for our government to finally do something to protect this country. We have cried out for years for a fence to be built and nothing is done. Hillary Clinton is our Secretary of State and Janet Napalitano is our Homeland Security Secretary and neither of these women are strong on defense. One only has to look at the mess Arizona is in with violence and kidnappings to know that Napalitano is unqualified for the job she now holds.