Border security should be on the lips of every presidential candidate.
For years, documents, prayer rugs and passports have been discovered along the U.S./Mexico border. These reports have come from solid sources, but now Judicial Watch has uncovered the smoking gun documents proving that Al Qaeda cells operated freely along the border:
“JW obtained them as part of an investigative series into [Adnan G. El ] Shukrijumah, an Al Qaeda operative also known as Javier Robles. In December, 2014 Shukrijumah was killed by the Pakistan Army in an intelligence-borne operation in South Waziristan. But before he died Shukrijumah helped plan several U.S. attacks, including plots to bomb Oprah Winfrey’s studio and detonate nuclear devices in multiple American cities.
There was a price on his head. This group offered $5 million for his capture:
Worse, the Al Qaeda operators seemed to be working with Mexican drug cartels and operated with impunity along the border region:
“For years Shukrijumah appeared on the FBI’s most wanted list and, despite being sought by the agency, he crossed back and forth into the U.S. from Mexico to meet fellow militant Islamists in Texas. JW has reported that, as one of the world’s most wanted terrorists, Shukrijumah piloted an aircraft into the Cielo Dorado airfield in Anthony, New Mexico.”
The Washington Post wrote of Shukrijumah:
“The FBI launched a global manhunt for Shukrijumah in 2003, and the U.S. Department of State offered a $5 million reward for information leading to his arrest. U.S. officials at the time described him as an “imminent threat to U.S. citizens and interests,” adding that he was possibly as significant an organizer of terrorist acts as Mohamed Atta, the suspected ringleader of the Sept. 11, 2001, attacks.”
It turns out that the senior Al Qaeda bad guy plotting to attack several U.S. targets was at one point a government snitch living in Florida:
“He was one of the suspected actors in a number of planned terror attacks in the U.S., including a plot to simultaneously detonate nuclear devices in several U.S. cities. Convicted terrorist Jose Padilla claimed to have trained with Shukrijumah to blow up U.S. apartment buildings using natural gas explosions.”
He was also indicted in 2010 for a plot to blow up the New York subways:
“The plot against New York City’s subway system was directed by senior Al Qaeda leadership in Pakistan, the FBI says, and was directly related to a scheme by Al Qaeda plotters in Pakistan to use Western operatives to attack a target in the United States.”
He was killed by Pakistan troops in 2014.
Read more about Shukrijumah’s connection with narco terrorists over at Judicial Watch.