Remember when Trump was ridiculed and called crazy for saying ISIS wanted to infiltrate us through our nation’s vulnerable border?
Well, just recently, a captured ISIS fighter allegedly revealed a plot that the terrorist group had to exploit migrants through the U.S.-Mexico border with the goal of wreaking havoc on our country’s economy.
Take a look at this Trump told-ya-so on Twitter:
For reference, here's a tweet from Trump from way back in 2014:
Fox News has more details on the ISIS conspiracy:
A chilling confession from a captured ISIS fighter has shed light on how the terrorist group intended to exploit the vulnerabilities of the U.S. border with Mexico, using English speakers and westerners to take advantage of smuggling routes and target financial institutions.
Seized ISIS fighter Abu Henricki, a Canadian citizen with dual citizenship with Trinidad, last month said that he was sought out by the violent insurgency’s leadership to attack the U.S. from a route starting in Central America, according to a study by the International Center for the Study of Violent Extremism (ICSVE) and published in Homeland Security Today.
“ISIS has organized plots in Europe with returnees so it seems entirely plausible that they wanted to send guys out to attack. The issue that makes a North American attack harder is the travel is more difficult from Syria,” Anne Speckhard, who co-conducted the study as the director of ICSVE and Adjunct Associate Professor of Psychiatry at Georgetown University, told Fox News. “So the idea that they would instead use people who were not known to their own governments as having joined ISIS might make it possible for them to board airplanes.”
Henricki allegedly traveled to Syria with the intention of serving as an ISIS fighter, but was later told he could not take on soldier duties due to a chronic illness. At the end of 2016, he claimed to have been “invited” by the ISIS intelligence wing – known as the emni – to join other Trinidadians and launch financial attacks on the U.S.
The attacks were described to Henricki as designed to “cripple the U.S. economy,” and he was said to have been informed that he would be issued false identification and passports and would be maneuvered from Puerto Rico to Mexico and then to the United States.
“The plan came from someone from the New Jersey state of America. I was going to take the boat from Puerto Rico into Mexico. He was going to smuggle me in,” the ISIS cadre continued.
He further elaborated that he believed the scheme was aimed at New York financial targets.
“They wanted to use these people (to attack inside the U.S.) because they were from these areas,” Henricki told the scholars, indicating that they were either from North America or were English speakers.
International Business Times also had this to say:
A captured ISIS fighter has revealed that the terror group planned to exploit the flow of immigrants through the Mexico border to enter into the United States and carry out attacks to cripple the economy.
Abu Henricki, a Canadian with dual Trinidadian citizenship, who was detained by the SDF in Rojava, Syria, said he and other Trinidadians were ‘invited to attempt to penetrate the US borders’ to mount financial attacks on the United States.
Henricki told researchers from the International Centre for the Study of Violent Extremism (ICSVE): “Emni (the ISIS intelligence arm) was inviting us.” He said the Emni member who invited him was probably a Tunisian. “He approached the guys and they approached me. He didn’t come directly to me.”
The ISIS fighter explained they wanted to do "financial attacks" to cripple the U.S. economy. “Apparently, they have the contacts or whatever papers they can get to a false ID, false passports to send me out for this kind of attack. They have their system of doing it. So that’s may be the way that I could have gone out with other individuals.”
Henricki said they were planning to send him to Puerto Rico and from Puerto Rico to Mexico. “All this was masterminded by a guy in America. Where he is, I do not know. That information, the plan came from someone from the New Jersey state of America,” he said.