May 30 2006
The obsession to deport illegal immigrants (see post below) is doing what I predicted would happen if we did attempt mass deportations – it is diverting our attention from real threats.Â Ed Morrissey comments on a story I saw earlier that states large numbers of Al Qaeda are sitting just over our northern border:
Canada’s spy agency says potential terrorists already reside in Canadian cities.The deputy director of the Canadian Security Intelligence Service said Monday that there are many people currently living in Canada who fought with al-Qaeda during the Soviet occupation of Afghanistan.
And Jack Hooper says those same people have since trained in al-Qaeda terrorist training camps.
Trained terrorists living in major Canadian cities.Â Are they all threats?Â Who knows.Â I would bet some are.Â Hiding in plain site is not a bad way to go.Â And do not think they need to come here to inflict damage.Â They could stay right where they are and recruit and train people we cannot easily stop – American citizens.Â So we still need to answer the question of where we want our limited resources to focus. On the South American painter working in Northern Virginia or the Al Qaeda veteran living in Canada?