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In the first four parts of this series, we saw how infiltration
of our borders by illegal immigrants has
turned these no-longer-recognizable boundaries into
war zones, and how U.S. citizens are being raped,
murdered, and robbed by illegal alien criminals. So, how
about our defense and military organizations? Surely,
one would think -- would hope -- that those that we look
to for protection are secure from these illegal immigrant incursions.
"When I was stationed at Holloman Air Force Base, New Mexico
in the Mid-seventies, with the 4449Th Mobility Support Squadron,
we were tasked with helping the SP's search for illegal aliens in the
West area of the base. Upon our initial briefing, the OSI told us that
a small percentage of the ones found on base were Cuban nationals,
possibly spying on our installation. Some were actually caught
next to aircraft and even hangers! During the last administration it
was reported that there were as many as 300,000 illegals a month
migrating to the U.S.
"I wonder how many of the ones we have here now are scooping
out the country's related installations and strategic areas for our
current enemies?" a concerned SOF reader recently wrote to me.
What's the situation three decades later?
The Daily Press recently reported "Some illegal immigrants, including
members of a violent Salvadoran gang, got onto the world's largest
naval base to do construction work, federal investigators allege in court
"No charges have been filed and it was unclear how many illegal
immigrants made it onto Norfolk Naval Station. A Navy spokeswoman
told the Daily Press that there is no security problem at the base.
It is that state of denial that has experts concerned.
"Appropriate security measures are in place at all of the installations
in the region," said Beth Baker, a spokeswoman for the Navy's Mid-
Atlantic Region Command. "We continuously monitor those, check
those, and they're appropriate given the current threat environment."
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According to the Press, "Court records allege that construction
company owners have conspired with people at the base pass office
so the undocumented workers may get through the base gates."
Indeed, the helter-skelter nature of illegal alien infiltration into
defense installations has not changed much since the mid-seventies.
Illegals are found not only on military bases, but on other high security
installations as well.
"I find it really amazing that so many illegal immigrants are working
in DOD buildings, including the Pentagon, with security clearances
and Pentagon access badges. I see them every day in secure
areas of DOD facilities, employed in janitorial and similar functions
with security/building clearance badges.
Terrorists, Spies, and Suicide Bombers
"This could make it easy for terrorists, spies, and suicide bombers to infiltrate Pentagon security and commit acts of espionage, or worse, assassinate
some of our top Pentagon civilian and military leaders. Of
course, this is also the case at other federal government agencies presumably
including Capital Hill.
"One can only hope that security is a little tighter at the White
House," said David T. Pyne, President and CEO of the National
Security Interest Organization.
Michelle Malkin, syndicated columnist, obtained a Department of
Homeland Security intelligence report that tracked one Raymond
Levesque, an illegal alien, who was arrested by U.S. Border Patrol
agents, as he drove northbound on I-95 near Houlton, MN. Levesque
admitted to operating illegally as a truck driver in the United States for
fifteen years. He was freed on his own recognizance, under the current
catch and release policy.
The report warned, "Taken as an isolated incident, the violation concerning
Levesque could be of minor interest, however, a possible terrorism
nexus here is clear... There are, at any given time, several hundred military
vehicles on site, and security is non-existent. The fact that undocumented
foreign nationals are illegally transporting this equipment throughout the
U.S. with access to the Limestone facility and other military facilities also
would seem to pose a threat."
The U.S. Army's Military Traffic Management Command (MTMC), responsible
for contracting surface transportation of military arms, ammunition,
explosives, vehicles, and other motorized equipment, refused to respond to
queries on what steps it takes to screen frauds, felons, or potential terrorists.
"We work very closely with commercial carriers and all defense transportation
partners to ensure the safety and security of all of our shipments," MTMC
public affairs officer Corenthia Libby informed investigators. "To safeguard
these operational security measures I will not elaborate on the details."
Gary Cleaves, general manager of the Maine National Guard maintenance
center that refurbishes and ships military Humvees and M109 mobile howitzers,
capable of delivering nerve gas rounds and nuclear munitions, gave
No ID, No Record
"No identification is required from drivers dropping off shipments at the
National Guard site," he told investigators. "The trucking company name, and
the truck numbers on government bills of lading, often do not match the
trucks actually delivering loads, and no records are kept on who actually delivers
Previously, according to Malkin's research, Border Agents apprehended a
Russian illegal alien with a valid New York State commercial driver's license, driving
a stolen Humvee from the Limestone facility. His license allowed him to
haul hazardous materials, and he had a pass that granted him access to sea ports
along the East Coast - including high-level security-bonded Customs areas.
Canadian agents intercepted two other Russian nationals, dressed in BDUs, as
they tried to sneak into the United States twenty miles south of Limestone.