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Turmoil opens U.S. door for potential terrorists

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The aftermath of terror attacks on the U.S.

Tens of thousands of people from the North African Arab countries affected by demonstrations and revolts are migrating to the open borders of Europe, creating the threat that terrorists could hide among the migrants and infiltrate host nations, according to security analysts, according to a report from Joseph Farah’s G2 Bulletin.

The potentially dramatic influx of refugees into countries of the European Union – which have no border restrictions – also is posing an increasing security concern for U.S. officials.

Many of the countries in Europe which will be receiving the refugees are under a visa waiver program with the United States. This means that potential terrorists posing as refugees could obtain false passports that will allow them to gain entry into the U.S. without a visa, thereby making it more difficult to have any record of their entry or whereabouts.

European and U.S. security officials are on a heightened state of alert, especially for members of al-Qaida in the Maghreb, or AQIM, which has increased its influence in the very North African countries now seeing demonstrations and riots, as well as members of other designated terrorist groups.

Security experts concede that the challenge will be daunting under the visa waiver program to have any timely intelligence on their movements into the U.S. from the European visa waiver countries, which include all members of the North Atlantic Treaty Organization.

Ironically, it is in those countries, especially Germany and France, that have the largest concentration of disaffected and already displaced persons from North Africa and elsewhere who could pose a potential threat to U.S security.

In addition to Egypt, where the demonstrations appear to be settling down, there have been violent demonstrations in Tunisia, Algeria and Libya. Those easily could spread to Morocco, Mali and Mauritania. In addition, Middle East countries of Saudi Arabia, Yemen, Bahrain and even Iran are experiencing domestic unrest which could mean an even greater influx into security-conscious Europe.

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