Mexico’s top drug trafficking cartel, run by the Arellano Felix
brothers in Tijuana, is working closely with the Chinese. According to
Jamie Dettmer, writing in the August 23 issue of Insight magazine, ships
arriving in Mexico from China may contain “more than illegal
immigrants.” The Chinese are
pumping people and supplies into Mexico, and the cargo is considered so
sensitive that it is “often under the apparent protection of Chinese and
Mexican naval vessels.”

American authorities are helpless, as usual, to block this strategic
smuggling operation on our southwest border. America is helpless because
President Clinton will not support improved border controls, and he
won’t get tough with the Mexican government. Clinton’s immigration
policy can be
characterized as appeasement of the Mexicans, appeasement of the Chinese
and a “who cares?” attitude.

But why should Americans worry about large Chinese smuggling
operations on our southwest border? After all, it’s probably only drugs
and illegal immigrants. And if people want to destroy their lives with
heroin or cocaine, why waste money trying to stop them? And if
immigrants want to come
here, why not welcome them?

Setting aside the issue of dangerous drugs and illegal immigration,
the reason we should worry about drug and alien smuggling into this
country, and the reason that no effort should be spared in making our
borders impenetrable, is because nuclear and biological weapons can be
smuggled into the country by the same routes that illegal narcotics are
smuggled. According to Colonel Stanislav Lunev, highest ranking defector
from the Main Intelligence Directorate of the Russian General Staff,
narcotics trafficking is a way of establishing secure pathways into the
United States. If there is
a hole in our border due to corruption by drug traffickers, that hole
can be used to ship more than narcotics. It can be used to ship suitcase
nuclear bombs.

With illegal immigration there is an additional concern. The Russian
and Chinese general staffs have long been fascinated by Hitler’s
invasion of Norway. In that invasion German combat units entered Norway
disguised as civilians. Once on Norwegian soil they deployed to sites
where uniforms and
weapons were waiting. Entire German combat units were able to invade
Norway without having to fight their way up beaches. The country was
penetrated in depth at the outset.

Laugh if you like, but the United States is not invincible. If an
alliance of relatively weak countries intended to defeat the United
States in a war, they would have to take advantage of every potential
avenue of attack. The open U.S. border to the south is an obvious weak
point. In a typical war scenario, after a general nuclear exchange,
thousands of Chinese soldiers pre-deployed to Mexico could move across
the border and grab key points. Therefore, Chinese and Mexican warships
escorting Chinese shipments to Baja California should raise a red flag.

OK, perhaps it is only narcotics trafficking today. But some day it
could be turned into something more. And that fact makes the problem
absolutely intolerable from a national security standpoint.

Ironically, Clinton has declared a state of national emergency
because of the threat of nuclear and biological terrorism on American
soil. Executive Order 12938 was issued on Nov. 14, 1994. Unfortunately
this laughable “state of emergency” — which hardly anyone knows about
— cannot do much as long as our borders are easily penetrated.

A few years ago I happened to interview a Mexican gun runner. He
bragged about his contacts in the Mexican underworld. With a loaded gun
lying on the table, he philosophized in broad Marxist generalities,
hinting at the liberation of Mexico, the liberation of the poor and
downtrodden peoples of the Southwest. He also mentioned his Cuban
“friends” and contacts. He spoke of the day when suburban America would
be exterminated. “These people are living in a dream world,” he told me.
He laughed at America’s politicians and bureaucrats.

There is a pattern in all of this. Gun running and drug smuggling
along America’s southern border is not merely criminal. There is a
political and ideological component which has long been ignored. There
should be little doubt: when terrorism overtakes us, drug traffickers
and gun runners will
have played a key role.

From a strategic standpoint, Mexico sits at our soft underbelly. Any
country waging war with the United States would covet a secret alliance
with Mexico. Such an alliance would open an avenue of attack. For this
reason alone the participation of Mexican warships in Chinese smuggling
operations
should put us on guard. But the president will not do anything. He will
not act.

Meanwhile, China is actively attempting to secure control of the
Panama Canal. According to Admiral Thomas Moorer, former Chairman of the
Joint Chiefs of Staff, “If we proceed along our present course, by the
end of this year, on December 31st, Communist China will become the de
facto new owners and rulers of the Panama Canal.”

They are weeping with laughter in Beijing at our shopping mall
society and its flabby reflexes. One can only guess the jokes that pass
between officials of the People’s Liberation Army. The Americans are
pathetic. They are weak. They are decadent. Ha, ha, ha.

Why has there been no reaction in Congress? Why hasn’t anybody
launched a campaign to force the government to defend the national
security?

As President Coolidge once said, “The business of America is
business.” Behind our Congress there exists huge financial interests.
And the People’s Republic of China (PRC) and its agents of influence
have neutralized our national security by directly appealing to American
big business. According
to the Cox Report: “The PRC’s massive consumer market is the key factor
behind the willingness of some U.S. businesses to risk and tolerate
technology transfers.”

The logic of this applies to both our big corporations and the
national government in Washington. The linkages are clear. According to
the Cox report, “The People’s Republic of China (PRC) has stolen
classified information on all of the United States’ most advanced
thermonuclear warheads.”

This is no lucky hit. The methods for penetrating U.S. institutions
have been well worked about by the Chinese. They have found a way into
us. They merely exploit our greed.

The Chinese have demonstrated, time and time again, that they will
stop at nothing to turn the tables on us. If anyone doubts the threat
they represent, consider the success they have enjoyed in stealing
everything that is nailed down. This type of success proves that the
U.S. is actually much weaker than it appears. This weakness can be found
in the White House and in Congress. If we had real leaders, strong and
decisive steps would have been taken long ago. Instead, we get weak
words and ineffectual actions.

Perhaps Chairman Mao was right when he said that “America is a paper
tiger.”

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