Al-Qaeda Threatens US From Europe - So What Else Is New?
By Bill West
The AP is reporting the “new” intelligence concerns about Al-Qaeda operatives making their way into Europe and from there being able to readily enter the United States via the Visa Waiver program posing as or really being Euro-citizens. Do they mean like wannabe shoe-bomber Richard Reid?
Americans should be under no illusions about European based Al-Qaeda operatives having the ability to penetrate our border defenses via the Visa Waiver program. It has very likely already been done and will likely occur again. This should not be “news” to anyone. Surely not to those of us who have been suggesting for years the Visa Waiver program, along with other faulty border security and immigration control procedures, is part of a huge immigration-related gap in our national security protection system that should have been closed long ago. Ironically, there has been no serious effort to do so in the nearly six years since the 9/11 attacks. Perhaps it is worth suggesting yet again.July 12, 2007 07:07 PM Link