It was revealed today that Islamic terrorist groups are operating in Ciudad Juarez, Mexico, and that federal agencies have issued a warning of an “imminent terrorist attack on the border”:
Islamic terrorist groups are operating in the Mexican border city of Ciudad Juarez and planning to attack the United States with car bombs or other vehicle born improvised explosive devices (VBIED). High-level federal law enforcement, intelligence and other sources have confirmed to Judicial Watch that a warning bulletin for an imminent terrorist attack on the border has been issued. Agents across a number of Homeland Security, Justice and Defense agencies have all been placed on alert and instructed to aggressively work all possible leads and sources concerning this imminent terrorist threat.
Specifically, Judicial Watch sources reveal that the militant group Islamic State of Iraq and Greater Syria (ISIS) is confirmed to now be operating in Juarez, a famously crime-infested narcotics hotbed situated across from El Paso, Texas. Violent crimes are so rampant in Juarez that the U.S. State Department has issued a number of travel warnings for anyone planning to go there. The last one was issued just a few days ago.
Intelligence officials have picked up radio talk and chatter indicating that the terrorist groups are going to “carry out an attack on the border,” according to one JW source. “It’s coming very soon,” according to this high-level source, who clearly identified the groups planning the plots as “ISIS and Al Qaeda.” An attack is so imminent that the commanding general at Ft. Bliss, the U.S. Army post in El Paso, is being briefed, another source confirms.
So, I don’t know, not that there’s any hurry or anything, but maybe the Obama administration should start thinking about a strategy to defeat ISIS?
The administration is obviously stung by President Obama’s repeated admission, yesterday, that “we don’t have a strategy yet” to deal with ISIS. Today White House spokesman Josh Earnest went on MSNBC to explain that, sure, we have a strategy–God only knows what it is–but we are waiting for a few final pieces to fall into place. Or something like that. Apparently the military is the holdup. Whatever. Earnest can’t sell that even on MSNBC; Chuck Todd looks on with amused contempt, then cuts away for an interview of sorts with someone named Savannah Guthrie, apparently a higher priority:
Never have we seen such a clown show. But when the next terrorist attack strikes, no one will be laughing.
UPDATE: The Department of Homeland Security and the White House have denied that they are aware of a threat from ISIS originating in Mexico. Judicial Watch stands by its sources.