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  • Bomb Scare In Venezuala

    Posted by James R. Rummel on October 24th, 2006 (All posts by )

    I have always supported securing our southern border, mainly due to concerns about law enforcement issues. This seems pretty cut-n’-dried to me.

    But, for some reason, people who are critical of plans to control access to our territory usually start talking about how Islamic terrorists don’t enjoy much support down in South America. It is very puzzling to me when they do this. What, we should ignore every other criminal activity or threat unless there is a Jihadi reason behind it? That doesn’t seem very reasonable.

    I also hold the opinion that any breach in your security will eventually be exploited by those who mean you harm if they possess the means. It is only a matter of time.

    I am not particularly concerned about an imminent attack from Islamic terrorists smuggling arms and suicide warriors across the Rio Grande, but they will get around to it eventually if we don’t plug that hole, and things might start to escalate sooner than we think.

    Allowing those who are critical of increased border security to define the debate is probably a bad idea. I have always looked to their assertions about the lack of Islamic terrorists in South America as an attempt to distract from the real issues. But, for some reason, I don’t mind pointing out that they are wrong once again.

    (HT to Ace.)


    5 Responses to “Bomb Scare In Venezuala”

    1. jimbino Says:

      The United States has no border with South America, and our longest border, almost completely undefended, is with Canada. Reinforcing the Mexican border with the US sounds like an expression of racism to me.

    2. James R. Rummel Says:

      The United States has no border with South America, and our longest border, almost completely undefended, is with Canada.

      Canadian Army units haven’t been bribed by drug smugglers to invade our country and act as guards for criminal gangs. Until that happens, I don’t think our border with Canada is a problem.

      Reinforcing the Mexican border with the US sounds like an expression of racism to me.

      Perhaps you would be so kind as to explain how concerns over repeated incursions by heavily armed military units of a foreign government is racist? Do you actually think I would be happy if, say, Russian troops were coming across the Bering Strait with guns at the ready?

      Another of the ploys by those who oppose securing our southern border is to immediately accuse their opponents of racism. Why not simply debate the points I raised on their own merits?


    3. Palo Says:

      It seems until very recent, say the first comment, James was not aware that Mexico is not in South America. Hard to control borders when you have no clue where the border is…

    4. Angie Schultz Says:

      Congratulations on your new blog roach, James. He doesn’t seem like much now, but if you feed him well he might grow into something.

    5. James R. Rummel Says:

      Congratulations on your new blog roach, James.

      I keep turning on the lights, and they keep scurrying around on the kitchen floor.

      This one seems a bit more educated than most. He hasn’t misspelled anything yet.


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