Mexican authorities are claiming that the Islamic State is operating two training camps eight miles south of El Paso, Texas and the U.S. border.
Sources claim that one of the camps is located in an area just west of Ciudad Juarez in the Mexican state of Chihuahua. The other camp is supposedly located west of Ciudad Juarez, in Puerto Palomas.
From these camps, Mexican sources claim that ISIS is planning to attack targets in the United States, including Fort Bliss.
The Department of Defense, U.S. State Department, Department of Homeland Security, White House, and Texas Governor's office have not responded to Pundit Press concerning this report.
From Fox News:
Islamic State fighters are operating training bases near the U.S. southern border and are being aided by violent drug cartels to smuggle terrorists into states like Texas, a report published Tuesday by a watchdog group claims.
The Judicial Watch report, which cited an unnamed Mexican Army officer and a Mexican police inspector, raises new fears that the fight with ISIS is closer to the U.S. than previously thought.
The report identified the locations of the two bases, and said one is as close as 8 miles from Texas in a town west of Juarez. Mexican authorities found possible evidence -- plans written in Arabic and Urdu -- last week in the town of "Anapra," the sources said. These sources told the watchdog that "coyotes" who work for drug cartels assist in smuggling terrorists between Fort Hancock, Texas, and other undisclosed locations.
Here is more from the original report from Judicial Watch:
Law enforcement and intelligence sources report the area around Anapra is dominated by the Vicente Carrillo Fuentes Cartel (“Juárez Cartel”), La Línea (the enforcement arm of the cartel) and the Barrio Azteca (a gang originally formed in the jails of El Paso). Cartel control of the Anapra area make it an extremely dangerous and hostile operating environment for Mexican Army and Federal Police operations.
According to these same sources, “coyotes” engaged in human smuggling – and working for Juárez Cartel – help move ISIS terrorists through the desert and across the border between Santa Teresa and Sunland Park, New Mexico. To the east of El Paso and Ciudad Juárez, cartel-backed “coyotes” are also smuggling ISIS terrorists through the porous border between Acala and Fort Hancock, Texas. These specific areas were targeted for exploitation by ISIS because of their understaffed municipal and county police forces, and the relative safe-havens the areas provide for the unchecked large-scale drug smuggling that was already ongoing.
Mexican intelligence sources report that ISIS intends to exploit the railways and airport facilities in the vicinity of Santa Teresa, NM (a US port-of-entry). The sources also say that ISIS has “spotters” located in the East Potrillo Mountains of New Mexico (largely managed by the Bureau of Land Management) to assist with terrorist border crossing operations. ISIS is conducting reconnaissance of regional universities; the White Sands Missile Range; government facilities in Alamogordo, NM; Ft. Bliss; and the electrical power facilities near Anapra and Chaparral, NM.
Progressives and their push for multiculturalism played a major role in the rise of Islamic terrorism. From Carter to Obama, progressives have allowed radical Islam to grow and develop in America and abroad.
Carter’s impotence to prevent the takeover of Iran by the Ayatollah Khomeini gave rise to radical Islam. Iran became a theocracy that mixes politics and Islam. It has inspired Islamic terror groups such as al Qaeda, the Taliban, ISIS, Boko Haram and many others.
President Obama, an inept progressive President, has provided cover to these groups by denying their existence at our own peril. He uses misinformation that they were decimated to fool the country and give protection to the terrorists. Obama even called some of his actions in Yemen a success.
In reality , the jihadists have been growing under Obama’s watch all over the world. Al Qaeda is based in Yemen. The French terrorists were trained in Yemen and most of the prisoners in Gitmo are from Yemen.
If our government doesn’t accept that radical Islam is a threat and a violent political movement, we will be in mortal danger and should expect more terrorist acts, here and abroad. It is time to play offense and not defense.
Sometimes it is in our interest to be the cop on the beat. Obama’s removal of troops from the Middle East has in effect been a removal of that cop and it has exposed the country to danger. At one point last summer Obama said disdainfully that playing Whac-A-Mole was not productive and that the US would no longer be doing it.
Yet that game was actually strategy to take the fight to the terrorists and keep them in their caves so they wouldn’t have a free run at us. It worked for George W. Bush but now look at what happened in Paris, look at the strength and freedom of action to mount attacks that ISIS and its franchised terrorists have gained.
How long before they come to the United States? President Obama, can you take this threat seriously for a change?
Let’s get real. ISIS, al Qeada, and other radical Islamic groups are warriors with dreams of empire, while Obama is a naive pacifist. Throughout history there have been wars. Indeed, war can be said to be the one constant in history and common to all of them have been the warriors and pacifists, those that led and those that followed with many who cowered.