Saturday, October 21, 2006

Hugo Chavez: Escalating?

Here's an interesting little-known fact:

A particularly interesting note was the report's discussion of Venezuela's current policy of freely issuing identity documents. Thousands of cedulas (the Venezuelan equivalent of social security cards) have reportedly been issued to non-Venezuelans - including Cubans, Columbians, Middle Easterners, and Pakistanis. Combined with Hugo's belligerent rhetoric and close relationship with Iran this is extremely worrisome.

...In fairness, even for Hugo, directly supporting terror attacks against the U.S. may be a bit much (although maybe not). This is more likely crime plus. That is - corruption and criminal activity - permitted by Hugo's regime as a revenue source with the added bonus of causing trouble for the United States.

Regardless it presents a serious security problem.

The report in question?

US Representative Michael McCaul (TX - 10), Chairman of the Subcommittee for Investigations of the House Homeland Security Committee just released a major report A Line in the Sand: Confronting the Threat at the Southwest Border.

Among other things, the report deals with the history and future risk of terrorists entering the US along with the hundreds of thousands of illegal immigrants entering this country along the US-Mexican border annually.

Those who natter and yap about 'cruelly and heartlessly' CLOSING the southern border never seem to pay much attention to the growing security problem. Whether Hugo's tactic is facilitating terrorist entry to the US, or facilitating the entry of criminals (drugs, e.g.) to the US is irrelevant.

1 comment:

Brother James said...

So, we need a dual solution of streamlined worker entry, and a solid border, including an armed border patrol with shoot-to-kill authority. What are the chances of that?