Notwithstanding the political grandstanding by the Texas Republicans about the need to deploy troops to the US-Mexico border to protect the country, the fact remains that the border is not the security problems the US currently faces. As a matter of fact, the US-Mexico border has not been a source of terrorism in the United States. I realize that many of you reading this are either fuming ready to explode or have already stopped reading. Unfortunately, the facts are distorted for political expedience, leaving me no other choice but to point out regularly the lies so that the political rhetoric doesn’t drive the public agenda.

Anyone would readily agree that the biggest and most serious domestic and international issue is the ISIS terrorists. Notice I wrote “domestic” and “international” because the fact is that the threat of ISIS affects both domestic and international agendas in the US. Each day the threat looms larger and more dangerous and each day the Republicans in Congress and the Texas leadership distorts the truth for their political agendas.

I have already dispelled the myth that the drug cartels were ever a serious border issue, even at the height of the drug wars in Mexico. I have previously showed you that to date there has not been a single documented instance of an Islamic terrorist using the US-Mexico border to enter the US or mount an attack on the US.

I have already showed you that just like there have been no instances of jihadists entering the US through Mexico there has also never been a Mexican national who has joined an Islamic terrorist organization, provided support to them and much less attacked any US citizen or interests on behalf of the Islamic extremists. Yet, if you are to believe the Texas leadership, the US’s biggest danger is the US-Mexico border.

Last week we learned that three individuals were arrested by the FBI. The three have been charged with attempting to join ISIS or recruiting Westerners to fight for ISIS. None of these individuals has any ties to Mexico or the US-Mexico border. As a matter of fact, there are an estimated 20,000 foreigners fighting for ISIS from about 90 countries.

Of those, about 150 are US citizens. The United Kingdom has about 600 fighters within the ranks of ISIS with another 600 from Germany. About 1,200 French citizens have joined ISIS. What do those countries have in common?

Obviously, the United States citizens can travel to and from the United State unimpeded. The other countries: France, Germany and the United Kingdom fall under an immigration category with the United States known as visa-waiver countries. Basically, the citizens from any of these countries can travel to the United States without a visa. In other words, without the background checks required of foreigners traveling the United States.

Canada has about 130 of its citizens in the ranks of ISIS. Australia, another visa-waiver country has about 50 citizens fighting for the Islamic terrorists.

Notice which country is missing from the list of countries whose citizens are fighting or joining Islamic terrorists’ intent on harming the United States. That would be Mexico.

Yet if you buy into the national Republican rhetoric, the greatest danger to the United States comes from the Mexican border.

The evidence is clear and conclusive, the greatest danger to the US way of life is not Mexico or Mexicans, but rather it is the dangers posed by Islamic terrorists whose stated purpose is to destroy the United States.

How many Mexicans can you identify as Islamic terrorists? As a matter of fact, how many Central Americans can you name that have joined ISIS to destroy the US? Then why do many of you still buy into the rhetoric of a dangerous US-Mexico border?

Martin Paredes

Martín Paredes is a Mexican immigrant who built his business on the U.S.-Mexican border. As an immigrant, Martín brings the perspective of someone who sees México as a native through the experience...

4 replies on “US Security Issues Are Not On The US-Mexico Border”

  1. I agree that Mexico is not a threat, just the usual scape goat for the gringo propaganda but I disagree with your statements “Anyone would readily agree that the biggest and most serious domestic and international issue is the ISIS terrorists.” and that the evidence is clear and conclusive that the greatest danger to the US way of life is posed by Islamic terrorists whose stated purpose is to destroy the United States.

    The so called Islamist terrorists and the ISIS are only a real danger to the people of the middle east where they are fighting the illegal aliens who have invaded sovereign nations such as Libya, Afghanistan, etc. and helped create these ‘’terrorists’. When ISIS was fighting Syria to take down al-Assad they were US friends but once they spread out they have become the enemy.

    I think we have been down this road more than once, US propaganda telling us who to hate so that our government can continue with its wars and thieving of other people’s lands and resources. If our way of life changes it will not be because of Islamic terrorists, it will be because we have allowed our government, repos or demos, to fool us again and again.

    Joe Bageant said it best ’Americans are cultivated like mushrooms from birth until death, kept in the dark and fed horseshit.’.

  2. The comment was good until it started by stating ISIS is only a threat to the Middle East. Guess the murders in England, UK, Austrailia, Philippines, Southern Thailand and the US were nothing and the fact the attackers were killing infidels was also nothing.

    The Middle East is a serious problem for the world, not only is it a breeding ground for terrorists, it has become a super sized version of Lebannon, where anyone with a gun is in charge. That country hasn’t experienced peace in two decades. This region controls the Suez Canal, an important shipping route. Close it and see the economic affect in the world. The other importance is the oil. If one nut controls the oil, they can determine world policy.

    Yes, oil is a factor in the area. Trying to protect or ensure the pump stays open to everyone is not “thieving”. History, new and already forgotten. Saddam fought with Iran, invaded Kuwait and had his eyes on Saudi Arabia. He wanted the oil, not because the beachs are nice.

    While the threat hasn’t been identified as a ISIS entry route, doesn’t mean you leave the door open. All the gangs that started south of the border are terrorists in their own right. The Humand Trafficers. We NEED to know who is coming and why. Not a difficult concept. Europeans may not require visas, but the passports are scanned. Why does Mexico maintain a guarded border in the southern area? The answer is obvious..

  3. Sovereign nations own their resources therefore they are the ones that should decide how to use these; to exploit them or not, their choice. Why should their property be open to everyone?

    Maybe the problems of the middle east are due to the fact that western nations have been fighting their wars in that region for too long thus the rise of all those ‘terrorists’. Over at posted is a master list of the governments the US has attempted to or has overthrown since WWII. Boy did we start the new century with a roar! That ISIS has a long way go to catch up.

    I guess the US is the nut that controls the oil now. Wasn’t that one of the reasons that Libya was destroyed by the west, Gaddafi wanted to set up something other than the petrodollar for oil trade?

  4. Some of the countries you refer to, do own the resources. A few elite do. Corruption ! The poor stay poor, look across the border.

    The problem with the Middle East has been tibal loyalty and religion, the oil fits because it’s money they need. Whoever has the money has the means to impose its will on the rest.

    To compare Western nations to ISIS is ridiculous. History will show that the countries were left in better shape than they were found. Unlike ISIS which kills everyone, children, elderly, innocent. And sets about to destroy any signs of history. Cambodia, Taliban, nazi Germany, afghanistan. They are using techniques to remold the way if thinking and keep the people uneducated because under educated means captivity and control.

    The joke years used to be if a country wanted to succeed and receiving rebuilding aid. Declare war on the U.S. and no the US does not control the oil in the Middle East. Russia has massive amounts and the US has large amounts now. If anything the US has made efforts to keep the region open to commerence. But, the locals controlled the area until leaders get greedy and power hungry. The west provided the technology to find oil but it belongs to the individual countries. Saudi Arabia, Kuwait, Quatar do very well for themselves.

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