(Mexico City) Four Iraqi citizens entered Mexico illegally and were on their way to enter the United States when they were arrested by Mexican federal agents.
Wasim Francis Schamoun and Ivan Yalda, both 23, and Refon Chlil Oraha and Thaer Salem Yelda, both 27, were found on a bus in the northern city of Navajoa after police received an anonymous tip, the attorney general's office said in a statement.
Mexican officials are investigating. The AP
reports that many Iraqis have been captured in Mexico, but none have been linked to terrorism.
I guess we should all feel safer because there hasn't been an instance of a terrorism-linked Iraqi being caught. Sorry. The fact that "many Iraqis" have been caught is unnerving. If "many Iraqis" are able to sneak into Mexico, I imagine a few Saudis, Yemenis and Iranians could also sneak into Mexico.
Couple the capture of illegal Iraqis with the news that Mexicans are hurling gasoline-soaked rocks and taking shots across the border and I don't feel better at all.
And another thing, the level of corruption in Mexico would lead a prudent observer to believe that the results of any Mexican investigation would be entirely dependent on the amount of cash available for bribes. Consequently, I don't automatically believe that Middle Easterners captured in Mexico are not linked to terrorism.
Companion post at Interested-Participant.