From Pakistan to Guantanamo Bay, Via Mexico
The best piece of original reporting on the web today is by Blog of the Week Thomas Joscelyn: "Guantanamo Detainee Caught At The Border." Tom has put together reporting and documents that are in the public record, along with thousands of pages of transcribed Guantanamo Bay hearing testimony that were released in March, to assemble a fascinating story about one of the detainees, a Pakistani, who set out from Pakistan to come to America, and, chillingly, almost made it.Power Line: From Pakistan to Guantanamo Bay, Via Mexico April 27, 2006
It's not nice to say "I told you so" but what the heck:
And this one by me, about a journalist who got suspended for describing illegals as wetbacks:
Wetback is arguably a racial slur-if it's used to describe Mexican-Americans or legal immigrants. The term was used officially by the US Government during the Eisenhower administration ( "Operation Wetback"). It comes from the undeniable fact that, where the border consists of the Rio Grande River, illegal aliens cross by fording it. And they arrive soaking wet. One person who got soaked recently was Farida Goolam Mohamed Ahmed, a South African Arab woman on the terrorist watch list. She was arrested by the Border Patrol at McAllen Miller International Airport on her way to New York.
"Among her possessions were a pair of wet blue jeans and muddy shoes scored with thorns, a border official said." - [S. African Detained in Texas May Have Terrorist Ties, by Sylvia Moreno and John Mintz, Washington Post, August 1, 2004]
Ms. Ahmed is not a Mexican at all. The Rio Grande will dampen anyone who crosses it. They don't have to be a descendant of Montezuma or the Conquistadors to get wet.VDARE.com: 11/26/04 - The Unbearable Wetness Of The Rio Grande