07-24-2004, 07:35 PM

Information officer Andy Adame, from the Border Patrol Tucson sector says, ?I guarantee it?s not true.?

However, seasoned Border Patrol field agents have shared some disturbing information with the Tumbleweed as well as other civilian sources with the hope the information will make it to the general public.

The Tumbleweed has verified information that a flood of middle-eastern males have been caught entering the country illegally east of Douglas, Arizona. The increased patrols in the Huachuca Mountains area of Cochise County, seems to have diverted the flow of OTM?s, ?other than Mexicans? east to the Chiricahua Mountains.

Adame, who says many of the agents in the area are ?green?, questions why they would have shared the information with the Tumbleweed or any other source. ?Our policy is to turn any OTM?s over to the FBI and the Department of Homeland Security,? Adame said in a phone call made to the Tumbleweed Wednesday morning.

For reasons of National security, Adame said his agency cannot talk about the origin of nationaity, however Adame says that since October 1, 2003, the beginning of the fiscal year for Border Patrol, agents in the Tucson sector have apprehended 5,510 illegals from countries other than Mexico or other central or South American countries. Adame described them as ?people from all over the world?.
In the last month, the Tumbleweed has confirmed at least two documented accounts of Border Patrol agents encountering large groups of non-Spanish speaking males in the Chiricahua foothills and on trails along the high mountain areas.

On or about the early morning hours of June 13, 2004 Border patrol agents from the Willcox station encountered a large group of suspected illegal border crossers, estimated to be around 158, just east of the Sanders Ranch near the foothills of the Chiricauha Mountains. 71 suspected illegal aliens were apprehended; among them were 53 males of middle-eastern descent.
According to a Border Patrol field agent, the men were suspected to be Iranian or possibly Syrian nationals. ?One thing?s for sure: these guys didn?t speak Spanish and after we questioned them harder we discovered they spoke poor English with a middle-eastern accent; then we caught them speaking to each other in Arabic?this is ridiculous that we don't take this more seriously, and we?re told not to say a thing to the media, but I have to,? said the agent, who spoke to the Tumbleweed with the promise of anonymity.

Adame confirms the groups of illegals were apprehended on those dates in the same area but stated, ?There were no middle easterners in the group. Every single one of them was Mexican.?
The field agent stated the men were wearing the traditional uniform of migrants - baseball caps, tennis shoes, some had work boots, denim jeans and many had t-shirts with patriotic American flags and slogans. The agent added the following description ?A curious thing I noticed was that they all had brand new clothing and they looked as if they had just been to the barber shop--you know--new haircuts. They were clean cut and they all had almost the exact same cut of mustaches.?

The information was corroborated by a local rancher in the area who reports that sightings of groups similar to these are on the rise. The rancher reports that groups of heavily armed paramilitary drug smugglers have also been seen in the same area.

?We?ve had groups in the hundreds coming through again. They were gone for awhile but now they're back. And of course we have the drug mules again and many are carrying automatic weapons. Many other ranchers in the area have been frustrated with the lack of response from Border Patrol. After calling over and over again to the Willcox headquarters, we might get a response a few hours later. We call them in to the Border Patrol, we only have the Willcox station, and they?re so darned far away. By the time they send in the helicopters these groups are long gone. I don?t know how many they catch but they?re coming through here heavy right now.?

On or about the evening of June 21, 2004, agents from the Willcox Border Patrol station apprehended 24 members of a larger group of Arabic speaking males located just east of the Pierce/Sunsites area of Cochise County. At least half of the males escaped capture and disappeared into the United States.

Link (http://www.tombstonetumbleweed.com/tombstone/Sections/thisweek/00TWO%20GROUPS%20OF%20MIDDLE-EASTERN%20INVADERS%20CAUGHT%20IN%20COCHISE%20COUNT Y%20IN%20PAST%20SIX%20WEEKS.htm)

:confused: think I am gettting paranoid

07-28-2004, 05:57 PM
Al-Qaida Suspect Arrested in Texas
Updated: Wednesday, Jul. 28, 2004 - 1:00 PM

By J.J. Green

A South African woman picked up in Texas almost 10 days ago may turn out to be a key, high-level al-Qaida operative.

Her name is Farida Goolam Mohamed Ahmed. She was stopped at McAllen Miller International Airport on July 19 headed to New York.

Eddie Flores of the U.S. Border Patrol office in McAllen, Texas tells FederalNewsRadio.com that a review of her papers raised some concerns.

"In looking at her documents, they did not find any entry documents in her passport where she was legally admitted into the United States," says Flores.

Ahmed produced a South African passport to the agents with four pages torn out, and with no U.S. entry stamps. Ahmed reportedly later confessed to investigators that she entered the country illegally by crossing the Rio Grande River. Ahmed was carrying travel itineraries showing a July 8 flight from Johannesburg, South Africa to London. Six days later, Ahmed traveled from London to Mexico City before attempting to travel from McAllen to New York.

Government sources tell FederalNewsRadio.com that capturing this woman could be comparable to the arrest of Khalid Sheik Mohammed, the alleged mastermind of 9/11. It was revealed in court Tuesday that she was on a watch list and had entered the U.S. possibly as many as 250 times.

Tuesday, the South African government issued a warning that Al-Qaida militants and other terrorists traveling through Europe had obtained South African passports, and authorities believe they got them from crime syndicates operating inside the government agency that issues the documents.

link (http://www.wtopnews.com/index.php?nid=104&sid=236719)

Now being reported on CNN

07-28-2004, 06:44 PM
Bush: "Today because America has acted, and because America has led, the forces of terror and tyranny have suffered defeat after defeat, and America and the world are safer,"


I guess the W. stands for Wrong.

07-28-2004, 06:47 PM
Originally posted by: conjur
Bush: "Today because America has acted, and because America has led, the forces of terror and tyranny have suffered defeat after defeat, and America and the world are safer,"


I guess the W. stands for Wrong.

Hey look, more Al-Qaida suspects caught! These ones crossing the border, more proof we aren't safer! He prefers we wait until they attack! Cause AQ never would have attacked us before Bush was elected, right?