Written by Paul Hair on August 24, 2014

Ruling class elites on the left and right continue surrendering in the Illegal Alien War on America even as the invasion and occupation has become so bad that the intelligence community is now warning of it, with some intelligence veterans identifying it as an actual war.

The commanding general of U.S. Southern Command (SOUTHCOM) emphasized how severe border insecurity is when he spoke with Defense One last month:

“In comparison to other global threats, the near collapse of societies in the hemisphere with the associated drug and [undocumented immigrant] flow are frequently viewed to be of low importance,” Kelly told Defense One. “Many argue these threats are not existential and do not challenge our national security. I disagree.”

And just this week the Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff issued a similar warning:

“Those folks can go home at some point,” Dempsey said of Europeans that have joined the ISIS movement. “It’s why I have conversations with my European colleagues about their southern flank of NATO, which I think is actually more threatened in the near term than we are. Nevertheless, because of open borders and immigration issues, it’s… an immediate threat.”

Neither general identified the failure to control the border as part of an illegal alien invasion or war, but the fact that they are concerned with it is significant and it shows that the intelligence community (IC) realizes how big of a threat it is. Here’s what I mean.

If the SOUTHCOM commanding general and the CJCS are vocalizing that the lack of border security is a major national security concern, then a large number of individuals with the IC must be seriously concerned with it (and passing that concern to these leaders). Political considerations and the desire to avoid making assessments that aren’t thoroughly supported crush a lot of warnings and concerns of individual intelligence professionals. There needs to be a strong consensus from the IC before top leaders will publicly say something is a threat. So if top military leaders are openly voicing concerns about the border, then that concern must be widespread within the IC.

There’s additional evidence this is true.

The Intelligencer is the journal of the Association of Former Intelligence Officers. AFIO is a non-profit organization for former and active IC members, as well as supporters. (Full disclosure: I am a member of AFIO.) The Spring/Summer 2014 edition of The Intelligencer featured some striking commentary from two AFIO executives.

Eugene Poteat is the President of AFIO and in his commentary, “The Unquenchable Fires of Extremism,” he addresses the Islamic threat in the Middle East and other global problems facing America. But he also addresses domestic problems, including the illegal alien invasion:

And it’s not just abroad. Our borders are overrun by swarms of Central American castoffs – invaders – while addled citizens coddle and shield some of these “immigrants”, oblivious to the consequences and real costs of invasions and mushrooming demographics.

And Elizabeth Bancroft, the Executive Director of AFIO and Managing Editor of The Intelligencer, is even blunter in writing, “Tribalism and the Invasion of Human Kudzu:”

Latin American invaders are like Kudzu: a tenacious, climbing, coiling, and trailing invasive species that sneaks in, or is mistakenly planted, to begin living off rich, indigenous plants and soil, eventually smothering the host. They are noxious weeds, unnoticed when the numbers are small, but shortly – suddenly – everywhere, killing the plants, and livelihoods, around them. Invasions of high-fecundity populations do just that. Just ask the American Indians. Once you ignore, dismiss, or downplay the potential impact of invading tribes, you have lost your country; you look about and discover you are surrounded by agitated new tribes who do not share you values, rights, culture, or form of government. You are now the detested minority who stupidly opened the door. Oh…that story they gave you about the gangs and violence they were fleeing? They brought all of that with them—it’s in their DNA; those cartels and drug gangs now prey on saps like you.

Mr. Poteat’s and Ms. Bancroft’s remarks are especially profound considering that AFIO is non-partisan. So if both of these veteran intelligence professionals feel strongly enough about the illegal alien war to write about it in such clear terms and to an audience that includes people from across the ideological spectrum, it lends support to the assessment that there is an increasing awareness within the IC of the severity of this national security threat.

Part of the reason many politicians and pundits have surrendered in the Illegal Alien War on America is because many of them support it. But others have surrendered because they are cowards, convinced by polls and information operations that to oppose our own destruction is a losing proposition (think about that for a moment). But the fact is that opposing it isn’t a losing proposition. And if leaders can’t oppose this war based on principle, perhaps they’ll be able to do so if they can be made to see that it’s not just law-abiding American peasants who want it defeated, but a wide-range of people within the IC who do too.



Paul Hair
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