Middle Eastern Threats Coming from South of the Border

By James R. Edwards, Jr. on December 11, 2011

Fresh attention to Islamist terrorism shows why America really should be diligent about controlling immigration.

A report on Univision TV network used investigative journalism techniques to gather the of Iran's pursuit of entrée to the United States via Latin America and plans to carry out attacks.

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Judicial Watch noticed this jarring news story, and the Examiner newspaper has picked up the story in English-language media. For Spanish-speakers, here's Univision's coverage.

The Examiner cites the "seven-month investigative report in which college-aged Mexicans infiltrated diplomatic circles in Mexico to obtain recordings that prove diplomats from Iran, Venezuela and Cuba planned a cybernetic attack against the White House, FBI, Pentagon and U.S. nuclear plants."

Our Middle Eastern adversaries, Univision discovered, train terrorists in Venezuelan military camps. Iranian-backed terrorist groups active in Latin America run money-laundering and narcotics-trafficking. An Iranian charged with trying to assassinate the Saudi ambassador to the United States reportedly went "to Mexico to recruit members of the notorious drug cartel 'Los Zetas' to carry out the plot," the Examiner says.