For example, do you think our intelligence operatives have identified 100% of ISIS sympathizers? 90%? 30%? 10%? I have no idea, but my guess is the number identified by name and country of origin sufficient to put them on the no-fly list is far closer to 10% than 90%. And it would be FAR easier to move around the U.S. without suspicion if the terrorists arrived legally. Seems like the obvious PREFERRED method of arriving here for all kinds of good reasons, which is probably why ALL NINETEEN of the 9/11 attackers got here on visas of various sorts.
BTW, it should also be obvious that if we did have a Berlin Wall kind of southern border that we would only very slightly reduce our risk of terrorist attack in the U.S. A free country just cannot control its borders sufficient to eliminate the risk. We WANT free travel to and from here, and that free travel means bad guys can very likely find a way in if they are determined to do so. If the bad guys can't, they'll find someone to act in their place, and come in as a dozen or two of the 80,000,000 travelers here per year.
Last edited by JasperL; 09-11-14 at 12:36 PM.
It's my own view that if terrorist groups want to attack us in the U.S. that they can find a way to get people here to do it.
Can you give me an idea of who the radical Islamists are that the US supposedly supported? You seem to think there are several.
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And that guy later became a terrorist fighting againist us.
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Mujahideen (Arabic: مجاهد muǧāhid, nominative plural مجاهدون muǧāhidūn, oblique plural مجاهدين muǧāhidīn "strugglers" or "people doing jihad") is a term that Muslims use to describe those they see as Muslims who struggle in the path of Allah. The word is from the same Arabic triliteral root as jihad ("struggle"). In recent years, Mujahideen has been most closely associated by the west with radical Islam, encompassing several militant groups and struggles.
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Killing one person is murder, killing 100,000 is foreign policy