Elephant-in-the-room issue no presidential candidate touches

New presidential candidates emerge nearly daily to tell Americans of their vision on every issue from foreign policy, the national debt, jobs, education, energy independence, health care, crime, the growing racial divide and instability in the Middle East. But these important topics all take a back seat to the major one that no one addresses.

The reputable Judicial Watch reports that Mexican authorities have confirmed that ISIS is operating a camp just a few miles from El Paso, Texas. The linked article is a must read.

In September 2014 Bloomberg News covered the fact that Islamic State extremists were discussing infiltrating the U.S. through our southern border with Mexico. Francis Taylor, under-secretary for intelligence and analysis at the Department of Homeland Security, told a Senate committee that Sunni militants have been tracked on social-media sites.

In May 2011, Seeing Red AZ posted the fact-filled Hezbollah on our doorstep: Radical Muslims in border towns. The post includes a photo dating back to 1980, showing extremist Hispanic members of the anti-American MEChA meeting with then-PLO leader Yasser Arafat, with a picture of the Ayatollah Khomeini staring down from a place of prominence on the wall.

Then hop over to WND’s 2001 report ‘Arab terrorists’ crossing border. It is more relevant than ever, noting there has been a “tremendous increase in OTM’s (law enforcement’s term for ‘Other Than Mexicans’). Illegals from the former Soviet Union, Asia, and the Middle East are joining the flood of Mexicans, Central and South Americans — all slipping in through our incredibly accessible and porous Southern border. Apprehensions have included illegals from the Sudan, Iraq, and even Iran.” Arabs are learning Spanish in order to blend in with the Hispanics. 

ABC 10 News in San Diego filed this report detailing the long-established foothold the Shi’a Muslim terrorist group Hezbollah has in the adjacent border town of Tijuana. This report was dated May 4, 2011. At that point, the terrorists had been in the town an estimated 15 to 20 years. Among the group’s deadly attacks were the bombing the U.S. embassy in Beirut and Israeli embassy in Argentina.

It’s difficult to come to terms with the fact that  those who were toddlers during the horrific events that resulted in the deaths of 3,000 people on September 11, 2001 are undereducated young adults today with little knowledge of what befell us as 19 Islamic terrorists hijacked and commandeered commercial airliners into NYC’s World Trade Center Towers. Those murderous assaults were part of a series of four coordinated attacks, hitting the Pentagon in Washington, D.C. and taking down a plane over Pennsylvania as they sought to strike fear into the heart of America. Not only is the topic oddly neglected in schools across the U.S., but those who are running for the highest office in the land have given it short shrift.

The imminent threat is worthy of discussion.



14 Responses to Elephant-in-the-room issue no presidential candidate touches

  1. Doc says:

    1st, SRAZ…GREAT ARTICLE!!!!!
    2nd…in my not very humble opinion, WE here & on other blogs & ?facebook?, twitter, pinterest, etc., can converse all day about this imminent threat from these “RADICAL ISLAMIC TERRORISTS”, however it means doodley-squat if our elected “representatives” won’t do their jobs. Therefore, I feel it is my duty to remind all of my fellow Constitutional conservatives here on SRAZ to get your CCW if you don’t have it already, invest in precious metals, ie; cold-rolled, chrome lined steel, brass, copper & lead. And Practice, Practice, Practice.

    • Seeing Red AZ says:

      We appreciate your support and advice, Doc. Although we are strong Second Amendment advocates, if terrorists strike using massive force or by unimaginable means, a gun and ammo might not be enough. Best preparedness also includes canned or packaged emergency food and, at minimum, a three week’s supply of water per person. (rotate and replace stored water as it’s used.) Think of what you consider necessities and keep them on hand. Include an emergency solar / hand crank / battery powered radio, flashlights, matches, batteries, toilet paper, sealable plastic bags, a hand-held can opener, first aid necessities, and whatever prescription medications family members rely on. Picture life without communications, running water, electricity or gas and prepare accordingly.

      • Doc says:

        Minimum additions to my original list for sure, SRAZ! We up here in th’ north recently experienced a small & painful taste of exactly what you speak. Remember the “vandals” that used a power-tool to cut the Century-Link cable? (ALL th’ best vandals have power-tools now-a-daze!) No FIRE svc, No E.M.S., & No Law Enforcement for a bit, then limited availability using local phone & Verizon cells, but no 9-1-1, minimal cellular service with Verizon & some ATT, no internet, no t.v., still had local radio, but…W-O-W ! Talk about an eye opener! My rifle options changed after that, my “go-pack” (even my prepairedness supports my football team!!) got prioritized & is now good-2-go…with TWO P-38’s!

        I prioritize the firearms aspect for 1 primary reason. When those who DIDN’T prepare see that you (we) did, we then become a target.

    • azgary says:

      decay from within is going to be what does us in, not terrorist.

      but terrorism is still a huge deal

  2. Conservative Since Birth says:

    I’ve been hearing about the threat at the border by Arab terrorists since the beginning of G.W. Bush’s first term. We practically begged that the border be secured after the 9/11 attack. Bush didn’t listen – rather he became fixed on “comprehensive immigration reform” which never happened and the border was never secured and Border Patrol agents were punished for doing their job.

    Obama threw the whole thing into high gear. Why wouldn’t it be feasible that Islamic terrorists are not only just miles from our southern border, but also in our country. Of course it’s feasible.

    McCain calls people names because they want illegal immigration stopped, rather than even talk about the dangers at the border. GWBush, Jeb Bush, McCain, Flake and all of the Congresspeople in this state will have blood on their hands when we’re attacked by ISIS. Who will THEY blame.

    • ZOO says:

      It is refreshing to see someone else who gets it and doesn’t mince words on ‘how we got here.’

      The GOP-controlled Congress brewed up the Secure Fence Act of 2006 only as cover for their conspiratorial plot to hand the U.S. CoC a permanent, nation-killing amnesty. Six months after the American people blew up that effort, revenge was but an amendment away. It was senator Kay Bailey Hutchison (R-TX) in November 2007 who inflicted the revenge with her amendment to a DHS funding bill that killed the funding for the SFA.

      The GOP then realized if they wanted amnesty to cross the finish line, they would have to make sure a Democrat was in the White House. They engineered that event by nominating Bush’s high profile amnesty point man John McCain – guaranteeing a Democratic win. It was a brilliant, well executed plan. We’re here.

      • azgary says:

        the border would be much easier to monitor if it was less active, say if illegals knew they would face the same consequences illegals in mexico face.

        there would be a million % decrease in illegal border crossings/attempts, then we could concentrate on visa overstays

  3. SmallGovt says:

    For the money being paid out to Border Patrol and Govt Contractors every foot of the border should be secure. Go anytime to Ajo and you see all the waste in new SUVs and Pickups and Housing thast costs more than anywhere in the USA being paid out…..but how many illegals snagged?

  4. Matt DeGennaro says:

    Large numbers of those “undereducated” dolts voted for Barack Hussein Obama because they thought he was “cool” and were told the vote was “historic“ because he was half black.

    Brought up to be politically correct, what did they care that Obama said “one of the prettiest sounds on Earth was the Muslim call to prayer.” He even announced his support for a mosque to be built near the site of the former World Trade Center.

    In his book “Audacity of Hope,” Obama wrote: “I will stand with the Muslims should the political winds shift in an ugly direction.” The quote is on page 261.

    • American Dad says:

      This is why American students are ignorant. They spend more time each day with their socialist teachers than they do their own parents. In 2011 the National Education Association’s highest governing body voted to approve the recommendation of President Barack Obama for re-election in 2012. Read it for yourself. They brag about it here. This was after his disastrous first term.

      Check out the millions they give to liberals and in legislative lobbying efforts. The third graph “Party Split 1990 -2014” in this link tells the story about America’s far leftist who influence our kids in government (public) schools. It’s all here on Open Secrets:

      The American Federation of teachers is equally as leftwing. They spend the vast sums -multimillions – in efforts lobbying AGAINST Republicans.

  5. Anthem Al says:

    All of us need to question each and every congressional candidate and current office holders here in AZ and let the presidential candidates know that this is the paramount issue for our survival. They all have websites. I don’t give a rat’s ass what any of them spew about on things they can’t do a damn thing about, such as the massive debt, the majority of which was incurred under Obama. I want to hear them say that the border is actually a priority. I will never vote for anyone who talks about work visas (when our own citizens need jobs) or helping the illegal invaders of our country “come out of the shadows.” They can come out of the shadows by going home

    All of our so-called Representatives will try to BS us with slippery talk. Don’t let them get away with it.

    Do you think your views are represented by any of these schemers? They care about nothing other than being reelected.

  6. Pima Pal says:

    We’re sitting ducks and no one seems to give a damn. Tucson, where I live is a hotbed of illegals and all that they bring with them. I’d like to move, but my house is paid for and with the current market being what it is here, I’d never get what it’s worth.

  7. SmallGovt says:

    The real Elephant in the Room is the huge Government Spending and deficits that are totally unsustainable going forward. Senator Jeff Sessions of Alabama is the only Senator that regularly brings up this issue. Now that Tom Coburn is gone our elected Senators have no one that worries about our country’s fiscal condition.