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The central argument by The Wall proponents is that it is needed to safeguard the United States from terrorism. Drug and human trafficking are sometimes added to the mix, but the diehard wall supporters cite the dangers of radical Islamic terrorism as the reason the wall is needed. The truth is that The Wall is the symbol of demonizing México for the country’s problems. It is a false narrative that is used for political purposes.

ISIS and radical terrorist are not going to go through México because there are much easier routes to attack the United States through, then through the U.S.-México border. To this day there is not anyone that has provided proof that a radical Islamic terror threat has entered through México or perpetuated by a Mexican. I challenge anyone to provide proof, other than conspiracy theories. I believe in facts, so today I am going to add one more example to prove that México offers little, to no danger to the homeland of the United States from radicalized terrorism.

Yesterday, The Washington Times posted an article about Daniela Greene, an FBI translator that married an ISIS terrorist. According to the news article, Greene “was assigned to investigate the ISIS terrorist known as ‘Deso Dogg’ in 2014.” Daniela Greene, who joined the FBI in 2011, had a Top Security clearance.

It is nothing new that someone in the United States falls for radical terrorists and joins their cause. However, what is interesting about Daniela Greene is what it says about The Wall that is supposed to protect the United States from ISIS and other terrorists.

The obvious thing to note is that the FBI vetted Daniela Greene and gave her a high-level security clearance in addition to hiring her as a translator.

CNN, which broke the story, adds that Greene traveled to Syria in 2014 while still working for the FBI. Although Greene was married at the time, she nonetheless traveled to Syria, unbeknownst to the FBI, to marry the terrorist that the FBI put her to work on. Yup, she was tasked by the FBI to work on a terrorist, and then managed not only to travel to Syria but marry the terrorist.

But it gets worse, the FBI did not bring her to justice. Daniela Greene soon realized that she made a terrible mistake, after all she is a woman in the clutches of radical terrorists who treat women like dirt, and reached out to a friend about her predicament. Scared for her life, Greene ran back to the United States and basically turned herself in to authorities.

She was sentenced to two years in prison for her actions. She is now out of jail, according to CNN.

Like many other U.S.-based terrorists, Daniela Greene was a U.S. citizen, but unlike other U.S. citizens, she was born in Czechoslovakia. She was raised in Germany, where she met her first husband, a U.S.-citizen soldier serving in Germany.

Greene, married the U.S. citizen and legally came to the country.

After graduating from university, Greene, fluent in German, took a job with the FBI. She was eventually assigned to the case of her future terrorist husband.

Somehow, erecting a wall on the U.S.-México border is supposed to protect the country from ISIS terrorists like the ones the sneak in through people, like Greene.

But, but, Daniela Greene is an immigrant, doesn’t that prove we need the wall is something some of you are surely going to argue.

First and most importantly, México, nor the U.S.-México border factored into this case. Neither has factored into a terrorist case in the United States, as of today.

In the case of Daniela Greene, she was vetted extensively by the FBI by virtue of her security clearance and her FBI job and yet she was radicalized. How is The Wall going to stop that?

More importantly, she immigrated legally to the United States.

Again, México and the U.S.-México border had nothing to do with the threat of radical Islamic terrorism but, nonetheless, the narrative remains that México is a danger to the U.S.

Where is the discussion about the danger from Germany? Or, France, or for that matter, England. All of those countries can send over their citizens, even the radicalized ones, without even so much as a piece of paper visa attesting to their lack of danger to the homeland.

But, it is convenient to continue to stigmatize México.

Why? The only reason I can see is because our skin color is darker than those like Daniela Greene who are truly a danger to the country.

But, don’t let the facts get in the way.

Martin Paredes

Reporting on public corruption, border politics, immigration and public policy in El Paso since 2000.

10 replies on “Further Proof That The Wall Is About Hating México”

  1. If we had laws like Mexico in the U.S. under article 126 of Mexico’s laws Martin you would be deported!
    “Under Mexican law, illegal immigration is a felony. The General Law on Population says,
    – “A penalty of up to two years in prison and a fine of three hundred to five thousand pesos will be imposed on the foreigner who enters the country illegally.” (Article 123)
    – Foreigners with legal immigration problems may be deported from Mexico instead of being imprisoned. (Article 125)
    – Foreigners who “attempt against national sovereignty or security” will be deported. (Article 126)”

  2. Additionally, Martin, there are some big Islamic communities in Mexico. I was amazed when I worked in Mexico to find out that virtually all the key employees of my former employer that worked in Monterrey/Satillo were Muslim. After the fall of the Shah in Iran, many fleeing Iranians settled in Mexico and intermarried. These fit in the category of non-extremist Muslims. However, talk with an Iranian ex-pat and you’ll find family is family. The current extremism in Iran is viewed as just politics. If a jihadist cousin who didn’t mention he was involved in that form of politics needed help emigrating to the west, he’d get it. So there is a connection. But the main reason for the wall is to slow down illegal border crossers long enough for ICE to stop them. If we didn’t have illegals crossing we wouldn’t need it. And yes those numbers are down because illegal crossings are driven by economics. If Mexico’s job prospects drop crossings will go up. And South American crossings are still up because Mexico provides transit permits. Again, if Mexico would police its southern border and deny entry to folks desiring to illegally enter the US (and surrendering on the border and asking for amnesty is still illegal–amnesty applications are supposed to be made at an Embassy in the person’s country of origin), there would be no need for a wall.

  3. Anglocentric
    Mexico does have a wall on it’s southern border which by design funnels the illegal immigrants through corridors where the they can be looted,raped and pillaged by the Mexican Military, Federal Police, local Police and the Thugs before they get to the U.S.. It’s part and parcel of the Mexico’s economy.

    1. But it’s not racist. Right? That would disrupt the narrative. Mexico can build a wall to exclude Guatemala but the USA cannot do so to exclude illegal immigration across its southern border.

    2. There is no border wall on the México-Guatemala border! The belief that there is a wall on México’s southern border is another one of those myths that I am going to have to write about. It is difficult to debate issues when I have to spend much time dispelling the lies. For your information, the México-Guatemala border is notoriously porous. Ok, now, I’ll wait for you to post the false pictures found on the internet so that I can prove each one wrong…. {Hint, you might want to Google Snopes first, just saying…}

      1. Martin, i will be awaiting a factual report about how Mexico defends its sovereign southern border against illegal immigration ☺

      2. Wilco Jerry. I am translating the Mexican Constitution into English and then I’ll start writing reports to correct various false narratives. Thanks, -martin

  4. Martin you can find loads of pictures of it on the internet and there are satellite pictures. It not a Wall in the sense as the great wall of China but much like El Paso has. OK it’s a chain-link fence and corrugated metal in conjunction with natural barriers. Martin on this one your talking bull shit!

  5. Martin
    No one but you can translate correct the Mexico Constitution. What Bull Shit!
    So Martin why don’t you tell every one here way you can’t live in Mexico. We know the reason and it isn’t just because you have a business in the U.S.! Let’s see if your honest enough to tell the truth!

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