Later today, Friday, May 20th, at 10:00 PM Eastern Daylight Savings Time, Fox News will air an investigative report entitled, “Secrets of 9/11.”
From what the trailer indicates, one of the issues that will be discussed is the support network operating inside the United States that facilitated the attacks that the terrorists carried out in our country on September 11, 2001.
I do not have any inside information as to what will air on this program but I can tell you that I have always been extremely concerned about how many aliens provide varying degrees of support to both criminal as well as terrorist organizations and have written a number of commentaries about this.
As I have noted in the past, while only a small percentage of those who proudly wear the uniform of the United States Air Force are actually pilots or work in the cockpits of airplanes, the jobs that these members of the Air Force perform are absolutely essential to keeping those airplanes flying.
When our nation sent astronauts to the moon, only three astronauts embarked on each of those missions and only two of the three crew members actually descended to the lunar surface- yet there was a veritable army of those in government and the various private companies toiling arduously for many years behind the scenes to make those incredible flights possible.
Similarly, not all terrorists commit acts of violence. Not all members of terrorist organizations engage in bombings or hijackings. Indeed, there are far greater numbers of members of terrorist organizations without whose assistance these pernicious organizations could not function but who never handle weapons or explosives. These are the members who, often on a part time basis, engage in fund raising. Often fundraising in, and of itself is problematic for our nation and our citizens because often these efforts involve criminal activities.
These crimes include drug trafficking, credit card fraud and other forms of mail fraud including insurance fraud (in some cases involving arson in which innocent victims are gravely and irreparably injured- or are killed in those fires.)
In the late 1970’s and early 1980’s I worked closely with members of the New York City Fire Department, the NYPD and ATF in the investigation of Palestinians who had purchased small grocery stores that, in New York, are referred to as “Bodegas.” They used these stores to commit massive levels of coupon fraud that cost American companies tens of millions of dollars which were then transmitted to various Middle Eastern terrorist organizations. When they became concerned that their crimes were about to be discovered, they often torched those stores and often the residents of the apartments above those stores not only lost their possessions but all too often their lives and/or loved ones!
It has been determined that often terrorists and criminals have easily gamed the immigration system that provides aliens with lawful status and even United States citizenship which the 9/11 Commission identified as a critical component of the embedding process.
Here is two links to the 9/11 Commission Report in its entirety:
Here is a link to another important document well worth checking out- it is the 9/11 Commission Staff Report on Terrorist Travel:
This should help to make clear what all too many of our political “leaders” refuse to understand- that when our government fails to control the flow of foreign nationals into our country, and then fails to make certain that aliens who are granted lawful status and even United States citizenship are who they claim they are and that they are lawfully entitled to receive the immigration benefits that they apply for, that inevitably criminals and terrorists will take advantage of these failures to the detriment of our nation and our citizens.
Again, I want to make it clear that I have no idea as to what will be shown on the program tonight- but I believe it will be worth watching.
The effective enforcement and administration of our nation’s immigration laws are, arguably, among the most important of all missions that are supposed to be carried out by our federal government.
Nothing less than the security of our nation and safety of our citizens hang in the balance!
A country without secure borders can no more stand than can a house without walls!
our country is to survive and if our children and their children are to get their share of the “American Dream” the citizens of this nation must take their citizenship seriously!
We the People must be the best citizens we can be, citizens who are worthy of the gallantry demonstrated by our valiant men and women in the military, law enforcement and firefighters, who routinely go in harm’s way in defense of this nation and our citizens.
My goal in writing this and other commentaries is to point out our nations many failings before more victims pay the ultimate price for the incompetence and ineptitude of our government.
The first step in problem-solving is to first identify the problems and vulnerabilities and then devise strategies to overcome them.
If you find yourself to be in agreement with this commentary, I ask that you forward it to as many of your friends and family members as possible and encourage them to do the same. We need to create a “Bucket Brigade of Truth!”
The practice of good citizenship does not end in the voting booth, it only begins there.
The large scale apathy demonstrated by citizens of this nation has emboldened elected representatives to all but ignore the needs of the average American citizen in a quest for massive campaign funds and the promises of votes to be ostensibly delivered by special interest groups. There is much that we cannot do but there is one thing that We the People absolutely must do- we must stop sitting on the sidelines!
The collective failure of We the People to get involved in make our concerns known to our politicians have nearly made the concerns of the great majority of the citizens of this nation all but irrelevant to the politicians. I implore you to resolve this year to get involved!
I believe our nation’s is greatly benefited by the rich diversity of our people which is why I could never imagine living anywhere except New York City, arguably the most diverse city in our nation if not, in fact, the world. However, my idea of diversity most certainly does not include members of MS-13, the Mexican drug cartels or members of other transnational gangs or members of al-Qaeda!
If this situation concerns you or especially if it angers you, I ask you to call your Senators and Congressional “Representative. This is not only your right- it is your obligation!
All I ask is that you make it clear to our politicians that we are not as dumb as they hope we are!
We live in a perilous world and in a perilous era. The survival of our nation and the lives of our citizens hang in the balance.
This is neither a Conservative issue, nor is it a Liberal issue- simply stated, this is most certainly an AMERICAN issue!
You are either part of the solution or you are a part of the problem!
Democracy is not a spectator sport!
Lead, follow or get out of the way!
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Fox News Reporting: Secrets of 9/11