An ISIS plot to assassinate former President George W. Bush was successfully foiled before the unimaginable could happen.
As recently as November 2021, ISIS operatives went to Bush’s home in Dallas to take video of the property.
This was all in preparation for the attempted assassination.
The plan was to cross through the U.S.-Mexico border, which has experienced a surge of illegal crossings under Joe Biden.
Though Democrats claim that the southern border is secure, this attempted plot suggests otherwise.
ISIS operatives were indeed successful at crossing the southern border.
They were stopped when they were already inside the U.S.
More details below:
The FBI has uncovered a plot by ISIS to assassinate former President George W. Bush.
The alleged plotter came into the U.S. in 2020, claimed asylum, and was planning to smuggle his terrorist friends in through the southern border.
— Sen. Marsha Blackburn (@MarshaBlackburn) May 24, 2022
Woah.@Forbes reports the FBI uncovered a plot by an ISIS operative living in the U.S. to kill George W. Bush.
The FBI says the ISIS operative was hoping to smuggle a team of four Iraqi men through the Southern border after getting them MX visitor visas. https://t.co/vPPdsYOdrS
— Bill Melugin (@BillMelugin_) May 24, 2022
The failed plot to assassinate President George W. Bush relied on getting ISIS operatives Mexican visitor visas and smuggling them across the southern border.
The alleged organizer had been in the U.S. since 2020 and had an asylum application pending.https://t.co/IhUVisKFCx
— Ben Goldey (@BenGoldey) May 24, 2022
This news comes as the situation at the southern border continues to get worse.
Biden’s attempt to lift Title 42 is predicted to lead to a historic surge at the border.
While many are looking for a better life, terrorists and criminals also take advantage of the broken system that Biden appears to be breaking even more.
The ISIS plot to kill Bush proves how vital our border is to national security.
According to Forbes:
An alleged ISIS operative in the U.S. was plotting to kill George W. Bush, going so far as to travel to Dallas in November to take video around the former president’s home and recruiting help from a team of compatriots he hoped to smuggle into the country over the Mexican border, according to an FBI search-warrant application filed March 23 and unsealed this week in the Southern District of Ohio.
The FBI said it uncovered the scheme through the work of two confidential informants and surveillance of the alleged plotter’s account on the Meta-owned WhatsApp messaging platform. The alleged ISIS operative, based in Columbus, Ohio, said he wanted to assassinate Bush because he felt the former president was responsible for killing many Iraqis and breaking apart the country after the 2003 U.S. military invasion, according to the warrant.
The case shows how federal investigators continue to monitor threats from ISIS even as the group has been severely weakened by American intelligence and military operations in recent years. It also shows how the FBI, despite its claims of being prevented from investigating major crimes because of Meta and other tech providers’ use of encryption, has been able to work around WhatsApp security by using old-school policing with sourcing of informants and tracking the metadata they can get from the messaging company.
The alleged plot organizer had been in the U.S. since 2020 and had an asylum application pending, according to the FBI’s search-warrant application. Federal agents used two different confidential sources to investigate the plot, one who claimed to offer assistance obtaining false immigration and identification documents, the second a purported customer of the alleged people smuggler, who was willing to pay thousands of dollars to bring his family into the country.
A redacted copy of the FBI report can be read below:
If this plot weren’t foiled, the political situation in the U.S. could have gotten a lot worse.
The ISIS operatives wanted revenge on Bush for the Iraq war.
— Forbes (@Forbes) May 24, 2022
Report: FBI Uncovers ISIS Plot to Assassinate George W. Bush https://t.co/yiBNTlsb3t
— RedState (@RedState) May 24, 2022
This news comes as border crossings are already beginning to surge.
The biggest surge usually comes in the middle of the summer as fall approaches.
If we’re seeing such massive numbers now, we could be seeing historic numbers at the border later in the year.
The New York Times confirms the surge:
As the United States experiences the largest wave of migration at the southwestern border in decades, it is increasingly relying on an informal pipeline of shelters and other way stations to house and feed migrants who are allowed to stay on a temporary basis, many of whom are seeking asylum, and to help them arrange travel from border communities to wherever they plan to wait — a wait that could potentially last for years — for their immigration court proceedings.
From the time President Biden took office last year through April, the government has admitted about a quarter of the undocumented migrants apprehended at the southwestern border, or about 700,000 out of 2.7 million, according to an analysis of federal data. The rest have been swiftly expelled under an emergency public health order related to the pandemic, or sent back under another legal authority. On Friday, a federal judge ordered that the rule, which was supposed to be lifted on Monday, remain in place; the administration said it would appeal.
Already though, many of the thousands of migrants crossing each day are being let in — of the record 234,088 migrants who arrived in April, nearly half were released into the country for various reasons, including humanitarian exceptions to the public health order and insufficient detention space. In some cases, the government cannot expel people — Cubans and Venezuelans, for example — because it has no diplomatic relations with the country of origin.
As the Biden administration sees about 8,200 border crossings a day — or nearly the population of College Station, Texas, entering the country every two weeks, far more than at this time last year — it is counting on small nonprofit organizations like La Posada Providencia to manage the influx into border cities and towns, helping to stave off politically explosive images of chaos and disorder ahead of the November midterms.
Unfortunately, this ISIS plot is unlikely to change Biden’s border policy, which many have described as being “open borders.”
Crime continues to surge.
Drugs and illegal substances continue to pour in through the southern border.
And now we know for a fact that ISIS operatives also came through the border and weren’t caught until they were already inside the country.
What else could go wrong?
Why does Biden want to leave the southern border unguarded?