BIDEN THREATENS TO NATIONALIZE THE TEXAS NATIONAL GUARD
A letter signed by several former FBI agents was one of several major developments regarding the southern border this week.
The letter, signed Jan. 17 and made public this week, says that the border is being invaded not by women and children, as portrayed in the media, but by military-aged men from across the globe who may be trained and ready to act on behalf of terrorist organizations.
Over six million illegal aliens have invaded the country under the Biden Administration at the southern border. While Gov. Greg Abbott has ordered more razor wire to be installed, President Joe Biden has now threatened to nationalize the Texas National Guard and order them to remove the razor wire. Biden has the authority to federalize National Guard units, which would take them away from the power of the states.
The FBI agents said many of the people coming over the border are young men who are a national threat to security.
“As former senior executives of the Federal Bureau of Investigation with deep experience combatting dangers to the nation, we write to express our concern about a current, speciﬁc threat that may be one of the most pernicious ever to menace the United States,” the agents wrote.
“The threat we call out today is new and unfamiliar. In its modern history the U.S. has never suffered an invasion of the homeland and, yet, one is unfolding now. Military aged men from across the globe, many foreign countries or regions not friendly to the United States, are landing in waves on our soil by the thousands — not by splashing ashore from a ship or parachuting from a plane but rather by foot across a border that has been accurately advertised around the world as largely unprotected with ready access granted. It would be difﬁcult to overstate the danger represented by the presence inside our borders of what is comparatively a multi-division army of young single adult males from hostile nations and regions whose background, intent, or allegiance is completely unknown. They include individuals encountered by border oﬂicials and then possibly released into the country, along with a shockingly high estimate of ‘gotaways’ — meaning those who have entered and evaded apprehension,” the agents wrote to leaders in Congress, including House Speaker Mike Johnson and Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer.
“In light of such a daunting, unprecedented penetration by uninvited foreign actors, it is reasonable to assert that the country possesses dramatically diminished national security at this time. The nation’s military and laws and other natural protective barriers that have provided a traditional security in the past have been thoroughly circumvented over the past three years,” the former law enforcement agents wrote.
“In 2021, the demographics of those crossing the porous southern boundary started to shift. Young men from around the world traveling alone and holding questionable motivations dramatically increased in number to become the most common proﬁle of those breaching the nation’s borders. A startling number have been found on the terrorist watchlist or are from countries designated as State Sponsors of Terror distinctly unfriendly to the United States,” they wrote.
The signers of the letter said it is particularly alarming in light of the Hamas terror attack on Israel last Oct. 7.
“Those of us who have fought terrorism know that, historically, successful terror attacks invite mimicry. We know, as well, that terror leaders intentionally cultivate throngs of young men possessing a certain easily-manipulated personality type to carry out atrocities,” they said.
The agents warned that such mimicry could include large numbers of young foreign men attacking gatherings of unarmed citizens at the behest of a foreign terror group.
“We would be remiss not to call out this potentially grave threat in the most direct terms. The warning lights are blinking,” the FBI agents advised Congress.
And yet, this very real concern does not seem to be getting the focus it logically deserves in the halls of power, they said in the letter.
“The Director of the FBI has correctly assessed an elevated threat level since 10/7. But relatively little discussion has followed highlighting unsecured borders as a signiﬁcant cause of this increasingly dangerous environment. It is a troubling concern that needs illumination, not avoidance,” the letter said.
“Any violation of the nation’s immigration laws increases risks, but the surge in numbers of single, military aged males descending upon American cities and towns is alarming and perilous. Additionally, they are not just from terror linked regions, but from China and Russia as well — hostile adversaries of the U.S. with aspirations to devastate national infrastructure.”
The agents said that the recent surge of illegal military-aged men across the border is not an accident or coincidence.
“These men are potential operators in what appears to be an accelerated and strategic penetration, a soft invasion, designed to gain internal access to a country that cannot be invaded militarily in order to inﬂict catastrophic damage if and when enemies find it necessary,” they said.
The FBI agents said that this is a threat never seen before.
“The borders need to be secured against these young men and those already here illegally must be identiﬁed and removed without delay. This will take the coordinated, cooperative efforts of the FBI, Department of Homeland Security and the rest of the Intelligence Community to achieve,” the signers said.
In addition to Speaker Johnson and Senate Majority Leader Schumer, the letter was addressed to Rep. Mike Turner, chairman of the House Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence; Sen. Mark Warner, chairman of Senate Select Committee on Intelligence; Congressman Mark Green, chairman of the Committee on Homeland Security; and Sen. Gary Peters
chairman, Senate Committee on Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs.
It was signed by Kevin R. Brock, former assistant director, Directorate of Intelligence, FBI; Chris Swocker former assistant director of FBI Criminal Investigative Division; Timothy Healy, former director of the FBI Terrorist Screening Center; Timothy McNally, former assistant director, Los Angeles Division of the FBI, and several other similar former and retired FBI professionals.
Gov. Greg Abbott also signed a letter on Wednesday asserting Texas’ right to protect itself and defying the Biden Administration’s orders to remove razor wire along the border, and accusing President Biden of violating his oath of office. He was supported by 25 Republican governors, who wrote their own letter of support.
Gov. Abbott said he would be adding more razor wire to the border, even as federal agents have been instructed to cut the wire down.