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Many media outlets have covered the crisis in Libya, but few have identified how the crisis can profoundly jeopardize our homeland security. But make no mistake about it: our engagement in Libya opens our nation up to various threats and risks of destabilization. Are we prepared?
Looking back at the 1970’s, we witness that anytime civil unrest occurs abroad, the U.S. State Department implements a very unique program: mass asylum initiatives. Designed to help relieve the burden of conflict and provide some needed respite for those deserving of humanitarian and political sanctuary, the mass asylum initiatives were established with the best of intentions. However, the assumption of responsibility on our part to provide support has also led to naivete and oversight of what is now a severely crippled program.
Central America witnessed great atrocities throughout the 1970’s and 80’s. Approximately 75,000 persons were killed in El Salvador, 60,000 or more killed in Nicaragua, and 100,000 deaths resulted in Guatemala – all due to civil uprisings fueled by political corruption. The U.S. State Department granted mass asylum to thousands of individuals from these nations. Interestingly enough, some of those who were granted privileges to reside in the U.S. turned to gang life, which created the world’s largest street gang known as Mara Salvatrucha (MS 13). MS 13 formed in Los Angles, California due to “street persecution” amongst rival Mexican street gangs like 18th Street.
Outnumbered, lack of weapons, and due to a need for survival, MS 13 recruited more and more Central American natives to the United States by recognizing and beating the corrupted U.S. asylum process. To date, they have built the world’s largest street gang, which is now transitioning into a fully functioning terrorist organization. Not only does MS 13 work alongside narco terrorists, some of their foot soldiers have been known to collaborate with Hezbollah and Hamas cells located in Mexican border cities like Tijuana.
Central America is not alone. Hundreds of thousands of people, many of whom are Albanian, entered the United States during President Clinton’s Bosnian War. Many were initially airlifted out of Bosnia/Kosovo on U.S. military cargo aircraft, taken to Fort Dix for processing, and then later released to integrate into the free and prosperous domains of America.
While the majority fulfilled peaceful livelihoods, some eventually left the United States to fulfill their Jihad, in places like Afghanistan, Pakistan, and even Uzbekistan as foreign terrorist fighters operating within Al Qaeda. Three of the Duka brothers along with Agron Abdullahu from the infamous “Fort Dix Six” were actual Albanian Muslims whose families at one time manipulated and abused the United States asylum process.
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