Thursday, August 16, 2007

DEA report notes terrorists ties with Mexican drug cartels

A Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) document has reported that Islamic terrorists already embedded in the United States are now teaming up with Mexican drug cartels to fund their terrorism networks. The report demonstrates how vulnerable the U.S. is when fighting the war on terrorism.

Rep. Ed Royce of California has demanded a hearing based on the report. Royce is ranking Republican on the House Foreign Affairs terrorism and nonproliferation subcommittee. 'I'll be asking the terrorism subcommittee to hold a hearing on the DEA report's disturbing findings. the reported linking of drug cartels on the Texas border with Middle East terrorism needs to be thoroughly investigated.'

The DEA report outlines several incidents in which multiple Middle Eastern drug-trafficking and terrorist cells in the U.S. have funded terrorism networks overseas with the aid of Mexican cartels. The sleeper cells use established Mexican cartels with highly sophisticated trafficking routes to move narcotics — and other contraband — in and out of the United States, the report said.

These 'persons of interest' speak Arabic, Spanish and Hebrew fluently, according to the document.

The report includes photographs of known Middle Easterners who 'appear to be Hispanic; they are in fact, all Spanish-speaking Arabic drug traffickers supporting Middle East terrorism from their base of operations' in the southwestern United States, according to the DEA.

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