Archives for August 2014
Judicial Watch has an Imminent Terrorist Attack Warning By Feds on US Border
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.
Andrew McCarthy explains,
For those of us who’ve been raising alarms about both the jihadist threat and the national-security vulnerability created by the Obama administration’s non-enforcement of the immigration laws, this is not a surprise — particularly less than two weeks before September 11. But it is nonetheless jarring to read.
In other border invasion news, 35 years old illegal alien enrolls in Lynn, MA, while the federal government will not allow school officials to verify the person’s age.
One hand doesn’t know what the other hand is doing. On the one hand,
ISIS in Mexico? Feds DENY watchdog group’s claim that the terror group is operating in Juarez and plans ‘imminent’ car-bomb attacks on US targets
Three online reports warned Friday of ISIS involvement south of the border, including one from Judicial Watch that cited ‘imminent’ car-bomb attacks
The Department of Homeland Security and the White House quickly denied that they have any information about ISIS gathering an attack force in Mexico
DHS Secretary Jeh Johnson said America is ‘unaware of any specific, credible threat to the US homeland’ from the terror network
Other reports cited social media warnings from ISIS militants and an online video showing a conservative filmmaker in a bin Laden mask sneaking into the US from Mexico
On the other hand,
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.
What could possibly go wrong?
Pablo Escobar’s chief hit man was released from jail on Tuesday:
Popeye has coldly admitted that he ordered 3,000 people killed when his boss, the head of the Medellín cartel, was fighting the government to avoid extradition.
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Velásquez Vásquez confessed that he ordered hundreds of car bomb attacks in all the country’s main cities, causing a wave of terror that Colombians are not likely to forget soon. Despite the pain he has caused, Popeye has shown a complete lack of contrition. In early 2013, he told the newspaper El Tiempo that ““if Pablo Escobar were born again, I would join him without a second thought.”
Bad through and through,
Velásquez joined the Medellín cartel at age 18, when “the boss” began asking him to commit murders. He soon climbed the rungs of the underworld ladder and featured prominently in the kidnapping of former president Andrés Pastrana when he was running for mayor of Bogotá. He also helped abduct former vice-president Francisco Santos when he was the editor of El Tiempoand was instrumental in the attack that blew up an Avianca airplane in mid-flight, killing 107 passengers.
He also killed his own girlfriend Wendy.
Popeye helped Escobar industrialize cocaine production, seize control 80 percent of the global cocaine trade, and become one of the richest people on the planet by kidnapping, torturing, and murdering hundreds of people who obstructed the Medellín cartel’s business.
And after 23 years he’s getting out?
The gang member benefited from term reductions through work and study schemes, and is reported to have paid $4,500 for access to parole.
He “paid $4,500 for access to parole”? Are you friggin’ kidding me?
Reportedly he’ll be under surveillance for good conduct for four years. He calculates the odds of his been killed after his release at 80%.
Popeye figures prominently in Mark Bowden’s book, Killing Pablo: The Hunt for the World’s Greatest Outlaw, which I recommend.
After a 2 day long riot that left 4 dead this week, Brazil officials say deadly Cascavel jail riot is over
Two prison guards who were held hostage have been released, police said.
Five inmates were killed in the riot. Two were beheaded while two more died after being pushed off the prison roof. Police are probing how the fifth died.
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The prisoners had complained about the way Cascavel was run, its food and lack of hygiene.
Other accounts say that there were three beheadings.
The First Capital Command (Primeiro Comando da Capital – PCC) was inspired by the Red Command (Comando Vermelho). Both criminal organizations were formed by prisoners as self-protection groups in Brazil’s brutal prison system. The PCC arose in São Paulo in the 1990s, and has fought a bloody ongoing feud with police in the city. The group, now the largest and best-organized criminal organization in Brazil, is believed to have members in two-thirds of the country’s states, and controls drug trafficking routes between Brazil, Bolivia, and Paraguay.
As of Monday night, the prisoner’s negotiator was worried that the “agreement to end the revolt was still in doubt as concern emerged among the inmates over the possibility of a crackdown.”
Prisoners had armed themselves with the following (video in English),
Security forces are still searching the Cascavel jail; O Globo reports that as of yesterday, seven inmates were missing.
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