In November, Breitbart News reported Hezbollah’s growing influence in South America. The terrorist organization is now expanding to the north, teaming up with dangerous Mexican drug cartels and engaging in weapon trafficking in and out of Mexico. These weapons may include guns from gun-walking operations by the US government.
Operation Fast and Furious was an ATF gun-walking scheme that placed over 2,000 guns into the hands of Mexican drug cartels. These guns are linked to the deaths of Border Patrol Agent Brian Terry and 300+ Mexican citizens. They have been found at crime scenes across the US and South America. Hundreds of guns are still missing. Another gun-walking operation out of Dallas, TX is linked to the death of ICE Agent Jaime Zapata.
The ATF did not track the guns or make any effort to intercept them. No one knows where the missing guns are now, but if someone follows the tracks it is easy to posit where they may have landed.
The House Committee on Homeland Security went detailed how Venezuela and Iran managed to skate around sanctions placed against them, making it easy for Venezuela to ship anything like weapons or money or drugs to Iran. For example, last month the UN placed sanctions on two Iran firms because they were caught supplying weapons to Syria.
Hezbollah is also teaching the drug cartels how to build elaborate tunnels under the US-Mexico border. The tunnels are almost identical to the ones the terrorists built under the Gaza-Egypt border. Cartels are able to smuggle drugs, humans, and weapons into the US with these tunnels. More guns from gun-walking operations could easily find their way back to America.
The enemy is on the door step. Will 2013 finally be the year President Barack Obama, Attorney General Eric Holder, and Department of Homeland Security Janet Napolitano stop claiming the border is as secure as ever?