Hezbollah Right Across the Rio Grande (or Something Like that)

Not only is Hezbollah taking up with the cartels, they appear to have a massive new geography-bending technology. As such, we are all doomed.

Alt title:  “Don’t Know Much About Geography”

Greg Weeks points to a NY Daily News editorial that warns of the threat posed by Hezbollah joining up with Mexican cartels:  Close to home: Hezbollah terrorists are plotting right on the U.S. border.

The story states:

Mexican authorities have rolled up a Hezbollah network being built in Tijuana, right across the border from Texas

[…]

Now they are right across the Rio Grande – a stone’s throw.

Minor problem:  Tijuana is just over the border from San Diego (that’s in California, for those keeping score at home.  Indeed, as one who drove from Alabama to SoCal last summer, I can personally attest that it is a long damn way between El Paso and San Diego).

The piece cites an unlinked Kuwaiti newspaper as its source.  This is typical, I would note, for such stories, which tend to be big on sensationalism and low on facts and solid sources.

Indeed, this reminds me of a 2007 story (Jihadists Working With Mexican Cartels to Infiltrate the Border! (Or, Not)) which ended up being untrue.

FILED UNDER: Borders and Immigration, US Politics
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Comments

  1. Jay Dubbs says:

    The ‘The Terrorists are Coming” argument is a tired, but neccesary fall back for those who are forced to admit the illegal immigrant crime wave doesn’t stand up very well when exposed to the facts. Of course, with no actual support for that position, it isn’t a particularly strong fall back position.

  2. anjin-san says:

    I thought it was killer bees that were going to cross the border to kill us all.

  3. SteveCan says:

    “I thought it was killer bees that were going to cross the border to kill us all.”

    They did and now they’re heading your way … http://tinyurl.com/2ahtuaz

  4. Zelsdorf Ragshaft III says:

    Why don’t you brave loud mouths move down to the border area. If we have to lose citizens to thise Mexican bandits, drug dealers and gangs it might as well be you folks as opposed to the decent folks who currently live there. There is nothing quite as stupid as a liberal defending a liberal policy with ridicule. All I can say is may you experience what those people are.

  5. matt says:

    Actually Zel I live down by the border area and it’s as peaceful as ever 😛

  6. Michael Reynolds says:

    matt:

    You liberal dupe. Why do you deny that you are a headless corpse?

  7. anjin-san says:

    In addition to machete weilding Mexican bandits and legions of Hezbollah terrorists, there are actual zombies massing to cross the border and slaughter God-fearing conservative Americans. Obama refuses to act. It is possible there are zombies in his African lineage. He is probably not really one of us at all.

  8. Adam says:

    Latest estimate the annual costs of illegal immigration at the federal, state and local level to be about $113 billion. The decision to take Arizona to court instead of fixing the problem on the border tells us all we need to know about President Obama and his agenda

  9. Mr. Prosser says:

    I probably shouldn’t ask questions which I think are logical, but; Why would the cartels who sell drugs align themselves with a group sworn to destroy drug customers? Why would the cartels align themselves with a group which, when it became active across the border, would almost guarantee a U.S. military response against both?

  10. LaurenceB says:

    As Mr. Prosser says, I probably shouldn’t even ask, but –

    Why on earth would Hezbollah plot to infiltrate the U.S. via the heavily-guarded Mexican border when the Canadian border would be so much easier?

  11. c.red says:

    Isn’t Hezbollah the one that is taking over Lebanon and wants to destroy Isreal? Doesn’t seem like would have much interest in contact with Mexico.

    But I guess they’re terrorists, they have nothing better to do than plot against Americans…

  12. anjin-san says:

    The decision to take Arizona to court instead of fixing the problem on the border tells us all we need to know about President Obama and his agenda

    Funny, Bush did not “fix the problem” and he had 8 years to do it. Guess his agenda was the same as Obama’s.