FBI-Mexico cover-up of U.S. border ISIS camp?
Michael F. Haverluck
In response to a government watchdog report exposing the presence of an ISIS training camp on the Mexican side of the Texas border, the Federal Bureau of Investigation is collaborating with officials from Ciudad Juarez to come up with a “press strategy.”
Located just eight miles from the Texas border town of El Paso, the jihadist camp is said to exist in the midst of an area dominated by the Mexican drug cartel, Anapra, according to Judicial Watch.
Saying too much?
After the security threat was publicized by the Washington watchdog organization, FBI officials allegedly maneuvered to silence and refute the report.
“A high-level intelligence source, who must remain anonymous for safety reasons, confirmed that the meeting was convened specifically to address a press strategy to deny Judicial Watch’s accurate reporting and identify who is providing information to JW,” Judicial Watch divulged in a new update.
According to information received by WND, it was communicated to Judicial Watch that “FBI supervisory personnel met with Mexican army officers and Mexican federal police officers.”
The watchdog organization reports that the U.S. government is now engaging in some peculiar activity as it collaborates with the Mexican government over the situation and seeing who revealed what.
“The FBI liaison officers regularly assigned to Mexico were not present at the meeting and conspicuously absent were representatives from the Department of Homeland Security (DHS),” Judicial Watch explained. “It’s not clear why DHS did not participate.”
Judicial Watch maintains that the frenzied mobilization efforts of U.S. government officials to get together with Mexican authorities over the issue apparently signifies that they are positioning to do something more than just deny false accusations and identify the leak.
“Publicly, U.S. and Mexico have denied that Islamic terrorists are operating in the southern border region, but the rapid deployment of FBI brass in the aftermath of JW’s report seems to indicate otherwise,” Judicial Watch stated.
It appears more than evident that top FBI officials are barking orders to Mexican officials to keep their security forces quiet.
“A Mexican army field grade officer and a Mexican federal police inspector were among the sources that confirmed to JW that ISIS is operating a camp just a few miles from El Paso, Texas,” Judicial Watch explains. “The base is around eight miles from the U.S. border in an area known as ‘Anapra’ situated just west of Ciudad Juárez in the Mexican state of Chihuahua.”
Muslim terrorists have reportedly been taken into custody, says Judicial Watch, by the U.S. after crossing the border over the past few months.
“Judicial Watch said its sources within the Department of Homeland Security said several ISIS terror group members were arrested by federal authorities and the Texas Department of Public Safety in McAllen and Pharr,” WND confirmed. “The reports conflict with claims by the Department of Homeland Security that there is no imminent danger of ISIS breaching the nation’s southern border.”
According to high-level intelligence obtained by Judicial Watch, U.S. towns should be under high terrorist alert as jihadists are deployed from the Anapra-based Muslim terrorists and taking their posts in U.S. border towns.
“Another ISIS cell to the west of Ciudad Juárez, in Puerto Palomas, targets the New Mexico towns of Columbus and Deming for easy access to the United States, the same knowledgeable sources confirm,” Judicial Watch informed.
Reportedly, Mexico and the U.S. have been trying to deal with the proliferating jihadist threat.
“Mexican army and federal law enforcement officials discovered documents in Arabic and Urdu, as well as ‘plans’ of Fort Bliss — the sprawling military installation that houses the U.S. Army’s 1st Armored Division,” the watchdog group divulged. “Muslim prayer rugs were recovered with the documents during the operation.”
Jihad Watch says that the Vicente Carrillo Fuentes Cartel presides over the Anapra zone, where its La Linea drug runners are its operation’s “enforcement arm.” Another arm of the operation derived from an El Paso jail gang, commonly known as Barrio Azteca.
“According to these same sources, ‘coyotes’ engaged in human smuggling — and working for Juárez Cartel — help move ISIS terrorists through the desert and across the border between Santa Teresa and Sunland Park, New Mexico,” the watchdog states. “To the east of El Paso and Ciudad Juárez, cartel-backed ‘coyotes’ are also smuggling ISIS terrorists through the porous border between Acala and Fort Hancock, Texas. These specific areas were targeted for exploitation by ISIS because of their understaffed municipal and county police forces, and the relative safe-havens the areas provide for the unchecked large-scale drug smuggling that was already ongoing.”
And reportedly, ISIS is already here — taking their post in remote regions north of the border.
“[ISIS] has ‘spotters’ located in the East Potrillo Mountains of New Mexico (largely managed by the Bureau of Land Management) to assist with terrorist border crossing operations,” Judicial Watch insists.
WND indicates that numerous sites in the U.S. are also covered by ISIS.
“Also, reconnaissance is going on at regional universities; the White Sands Missile Range; government facilities in Alamogordo, New Mexico; Fort Bliss; and the electrical power facilities near Anapra and Chaparral, New Mexico,” WND’s Bob Unruh reports. “Judicial Watch sources said [last October that] four ‘Islamic terrorists’ were captured in Texas in just 36 hours.”
WND notes that at that time last year, former Republican presidential candidate Rep. Duncan Hunter (R-Calif.) said in a televised interview that he received intelligence from the U.S. Border Patrol that ISIS terrorists crossing the U.S. border from Mexico were captured.
“They were caught at the border … therefore, we know that ISIS is coming across the border,” Hunter informed. “If they catch five or 10 of them, we know there are dozens more that did not get caught.”
Fox News aired an interview with a House Armed Services Committee member, which validated Hunter’s assertion. Hunter also advised the Obama administration that it needs to ramp up security on the southern border if it wants to keep ISIS out.
“It’s that simple … ISIS doesn’t have a navy, they don’t have an air force, they don’t have nuclear weapons,” Hunter pointed out. “The only way that ISIS is going to harm Americans is by coming in through the southern border — which they already have.”