I caught this piece from the Washington Times this morning about an alleged terrorist proclaiming in a video that "soldiers" could use tunnels under the US-Mexico border to smuggle a bio-weapon into the United States.
His example is four pounds of anthrax.
Of course such claims can be alarming, but I'm doubtful.
I don't think any terrorist with four pounds of anthrax, or of any chemical agent, would be allowed to use the tunnels. And I say allowed because these tunnels are tightly controlled on the Mexican side.
Second, Mexican criminals are economic actors. What do they get out of a catastrophic terrorist attack in a city in the Southern half of the United States?
They get increased vigilance on the border - not good.
They lose thousands of potential customers and therefor money - not good.
They become labeled as terrorists - which they are within their own right, but not according to the USG - and are then the target of the most powerful anti-terrorist organizations in the world, all working for the USG. Again, not good.
So, this guy in the video may think he has a good idea, but I doubt he has done his homework.
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