Eight Suspected Terrorists With Ties to ISIS Nabbed in Three Separate Cities - All Were 'Fully Vetted'

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Sometimes, you know, "I told you so" just doesn't quite get it. This is one of those times. Eight men from Tajikistan, all eight of whom 1) entered the United States illegally, 2) came in across our non-existent southern border, 3) were "fully vetted" and hand-waved in, and 4) have ties to ISIS, have been rounded up.

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Eight Tajikistan nationals with ties to ISIS were busted by U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) in conjunction with the Federal Bureau of Investigation’s (FBI) Joint Terrorism Task Force in three major cities, a federal source confirmed to Fox News.

The arrests took place in New York City, Los Angeles and Philadelphia in recent days, according to the source. 

All eight Tajikistan nationals crossed the U.S. southern border illegally, and according to a federal source familiar with the sting, no derogatory information was initially flagged with U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) or with the U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS) during processing.

The suspected terrorists were "fully vetted" and nothing was flagged, according to Fox News' federal source. 

"Fully vetted?" Bull cookies!

Fox News correspondent Bill Melugin released the FBI//DHS joint statement to his X feed.

It gets worse. A New York Post correspondent, Jennie Taer, did the initial reporting on this bust, including purported results of a wiretap:

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The sting operation was first reported by the New York Post’s Jennie Taer. 

According to Taer's report, part of the investigation featured a wiretap which revealed one of the now-arrested individuals was talking about bombs.

"Remember the Boston marathon [bombing]? I’m afraid something like that might happen again or worse," one of the sources told The Post.

If this doesn't scare the stuffing out of you, you aren't paying attention.


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There will be the predictable ballyhooing of this event by administration officials, and while we should recognize the great work done here to uncover these goblins and capture them, the obvious, glaring, troublesome questions one must ask are: First, how did our "vetting" process fail so catastrophically; second, why were these people allowed in vetted or not, as they clearly arrived in the country illegally; and third and most troubling of all, how many more are there out there just like them?

The answers we can guess at: First, because there is no "vetting" process to speak of; second, because it has been the policy of the Biden administration since Day One to throw the borders open because if Trump did it, it must be bad; and third, we have no idea, but probably more than we care to admit.

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The only good thing about this whole thing is that they got caught before committing any acts of terror. We may not be so lucky next time. Millions of young, military-aged men have entered the country illegally in the last three years, and once more, we have little or no idea who most of them are, where they intend to go, or what they intend to do when they get there. But this data point is a bad one; the possibilities presented are horrible — imagine a thousand Boston Marathon bombings, all across the country, all on one day — and the barbarians are already inside the walls.

Nothing about this is going to end well.

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