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    Re: Can the US be safe from terrorist incursion with our current open border?

    Quote Originally Posted by shrubnose View Post
    The GOP had two chance and couldn't beat Obama either time.

    What is the GOP's problem?


    They, the GOP never read Saul Alinsky's "Rules for Radicals."

    The GOP needs to lie and keep lying until the majority starts believing the lies. It worked for Obama.

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    Re: Can the US be safe from terrorist incursion with our current open border?

    Quote Originally Posted by US Conservative View Post
    Dont forget the avenue gangs either. Largely gangs based in latin American, all thugs.
    The Avenue Gang, I know who they are. Their turf is around Highland Park and this is the Latino gang that drives around looking for black Americans and shoot them on sight. Doesn't matter if it's a 10 year old black girl or a 80 year old black man. If you have black skin, you are targeted.

    It was the SPLC who refused to label the Avenue Gang as a hate group because the SPLC said they weren't political. After more than a decade of defending the Avenue Gang the SPLC finally did label the Avenue Gang as a hate group, but they cringed when they did. There are six other Latino gangs in the L.A. metro area who also target blacks.

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    Re: Can the US be safe from terrorist incursion with our current open border?

    Quote Originally Posted by US Conservative View Post
    Pretty sure I did-we can't pretend to protect against terror when any old woman can walk across the border.

    Take a look at the poll results, what do you think those who have voted are saying?
    My point is; it wasn't the place of entry for other terrorist acts. Terrorists can arrive through any entry point in our country; as we have seen, and picking on the Mexican border says nothing other than fear that border. The right has been trying to get everyboduy all whipped up about teh Mexican border whl at the very asme time doing nothing to eliminte the reasons that illegals come accross. Therefore, based on the evidence, it is notong but fear mongering put out inorder to fufill an agenda.
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    Re: Can the US be safe from terrorist incursion with our current open border?

    Quote Originally Posted by US Conservative View Post

    A recent leaked Border Patrol document Darby CBP Leak Numbers Globe shows that tens of thousands of foreigners are caught sneaking into the US each year. For every one caught, certainly more get through-and NOT just from latin America. At the same time, Obama encourages a massive influx of illegals with very little or no documentation. On top of this we have unsavory characters from Mexico's drug cartels, and human smugglers coming through because they know they CAN.


    And yet our border remains porous-with some claiming a secure border is racist, intolerant, a waste of time , etc. Drugs, and people can get through-and terrorists will exploit that as much as human smugglers and drug traffickers, I believe. We know terrorists HAVE gotten through-and its one reason why Homeland Security is on edge right now, expecting more attacks.

    Can the US be safe from terrorist incursion with our current open border?


    I do not mean to challenge my friend, but raise some questions.

    First, "open border" kind of says there is only one, and the map doesn't even acknowledge the Canadian border, which with Alaska is about six times as long as Mexico.

    Two, the only terrorist ever known to try to make in from a neighboring country was the LAX bomber who was arrested by a border guard while leaving a ferry that had just come in from Victoria BC.

    I suspect the difference is that Canadians do not have an overwhelming desire to live there and, unlike Mexicans have not been invited.

    But I find it strange that immediately after 911 there was a hue and cry in the States as to the fact they had come from Canada and there were others....but now we are forgotten.

    Canadians deeply resent any minority not being included and as one I demand we be put on the list of suspicion along with those pampered Mexicans
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    Re: Can the US be safe from terrorist incursion with our current open border?

    Quote Originally Posted by jet57 View Post
    The 911 highjackers, the 1996 world trade center bombers, the '96 Olympic bomber, nor the Boston bombers came across the Mexican border: what does that tell you?

    This BS about "terrorists crossing at the Mexican border" (because they look Mexican) is just a right-wing meme designed to scare people into building a complete wall at the border and protecting the employment of illegals.
    One, it tells me that you don't know history and that Terrorists have had a far easier means than the Rio Grande from which to infiltrate so far.

    And you forget about the LAX bomber who was arrested coming in from Canada.
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    Re: Can the US be safe from terrorist incursion with our current open border?

    Quote Originally Posted by Fearandloathing View Post
    One, it tells me that you don't know history and that Terrorists have had a far easier means than the Rio Grande from which to infiltrate so far.

    And you forget about the LAX bomber who was arrested coming in from Canada.
    I don't know history? And terrorists having easier pathways than the Mexican border was exactly my point. So, what are you talking about?
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    Re: Can the US be safe from terrorist incursion with our current open border?

    Quote Originally Posted by APACHERAT View Post
    They, the GOP never read Saul Alinsky's "Rules for Radicals."

    The GOP needs to lie and keep lying until the majority starts believing the lies.
    It worked for Obama.


    Maybe so, get back with me in thirty years and tell me how it works out.

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    Re: Can the US be safe from terrorist incursion with our current open border?

    Quote Originally Posted by US Conservative View Post
    Very defeatist. Do you have locks on your doors?
    Welcome to reality. Its like the gun control argument, when saying "if criminals want guns they will get them no matter what". Hear the right wing use it all the time.


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    Re: Can the US be safe from terrorist incursion with our current open border?

    Quote Originally Posted by shrubnose View Post
    Maybe so, get back with me in thirty years and tell me how it works out.
    You sound pretty confident shrub that you will out live me.

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    Re: Can the US be safe from terrorist incursion with our current open border?

    Quote Originally Posted by US Conservative View Post
    Somehow he knows. Im sure our govt would tell us right away if it did happen.
    Well there is no evidence: Pentagon: No evidence of ISIS at border | TheHill

    Also why are American terrorists excluded from this question?


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