Texas authorities issue 'imminent' terror alert for border
Federal officials have issued a terror alert bulletin that says an attack on the US border by ISIS is "imminent" according to Judicial Watch.
Law enforcement authorities in Texas are echoing that warning, having issued their own terror alert for the border based on "social media messaging."
And Saudi King Abdullah is warning the west that ISIS is planning on striking targets in Europe and America next.
Alarm bells are being sounded across half the world. Europe and the US are bracing for the next blow from ISIS. Where will it fall?
Islamic terrorist groups are operating in the Mexican border city of Ciudad Juarez and planning to attack the United States with car bombs or other vehicle born improvised explosive devices (VBIED). High-level federal law enforcement, intelligence and other sources have confirmed to Judicial Watch that a warning bulletin for an imminent terrorist attack on the border has been issued. Agents across a number of Homeland Security, Justice and Defense agencies have all been placed on alert and instructed to aggressively work all possible leads and sources concerning this imminent terrorist threat.
Specifically, Judicial Watch sources reveal that the militant group Islamic State of Iraq and Greater Syria (ISIS) is confirmed to now be operating in Juarez, a famously crime-infested narcotics hotbed situated across from El Paso, Texas. Violent crimes are so rampant in Juarez that the U.S. State Department has issued a number of travel warnings for anyone planning to go there. The last one was issued just a few days ago.
Intelligence officials have picked up radio talk and chatter indicating that the terrorist groups are going to “carry out an attack on the border,” according to one JW source. “It’s coming very soon,” according to this high-level source, who clearly identified the groups planning the plots as “ISIS and Al Qaeda.” An attack is so imminent that the commanding general at Ft. Bliss, the U.S. Army post in El Paso, is being briefed, another source confirms. The Department of Homeland Security (DHS) did not respond to multiple inquiries from Judicial Watch, both telephonic and in writing, about this information.
With the 13th anniversary of the 9/11 attacks approaching, is all of this concern any different from past anniversaries? It's no accident that federal and state authorities are specifically worried about our southern border, which has been flung open by this administration to a degree not seen before.
God help us if the jihadists and the drug cartels join forces. There was evidence that such a coalition between the cartels and terrorists has already formed when the plot to kill the Saudi ambassador to the US was broken up. Now, ISIS, a Sunni terror group, flush with cash, is operating on our border, with the ability to pay the cartels to get them safely across the border in order to carry out attacks.
Social media chatter shows Islamic State militants are keenly aware of the porous U.S.-Mexico border, and are “expressing an increased interest” in crossing over to carry out a terrorist attack, according to a Texas law enforcement bulletin sent out this week.
“A review of ISIS social media messaging during the week ending August 26 shows that militants are expressing an increased interest in the notion that they could clandestinely infiltrate the southwest border of US, for terror attack,” warns the Texas Department of Public Safety "situational awareness" bulletin, obtained by FoxNews.com.
The three-page bulletin, entitled “ISIS Interest on the US Southwest Border” and dated Aug. 28 was released to law enforcement on Thursday.
“Social media account holders believed to be ISIS militants and propagandists have called for unspecified border operations, or they have sought to raise awareness that illegal entry through Mexico is a viable option,” states the law enforcement bulletin, which is not classified.
It notes no known credible homeland threats or specific homeland attack plot has been identified. That assertion was underscored by Department of Homeland Security Secretary Jeh Johnson, who said Friday that DHS and the FBI are "unaware of any specific, credible threat to the U.S. homeland" from Islamic State.
You wouldn't expect a federal agency to reveal knowledge of a "credible" or "specific" threat. They don't want to panic anyone, nor do they wish to reveal to the terrorists that they are on to them. Our intelligence people have interrupted about a dozen serious plots in the last 13 years, so we have to trust that if they've gotten wind of another plot, that they will stop it before it happens.
Meanwhile, Texas is apparently in the cross hairs. And the border is nearly wide open.