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'The country has been invaded': Group of ex-FBI officials warn Congress of 'new and imminent danger' from border crisis
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'The country has been invaded': Group of ex-FBI officials warn Congress of 'new and imminent danger' from border crisis

Ten retired FBI directors and experts in counter-intelligence warned Congress that the border crisis under President Joe Biden has allowed "military aged men from across the globe" to easily enter the United States. The Ex-FBI officials declared that the U.S. is "extraordinarily less safe and secure" because of the invasion.

Ten notable former FBI officials wrote a letter to congressional leaders warning that the country is facing a "new and imminent danger" because of the flood of illegal immigrants across the southern border.

"As former senior executives of the Federal Bureau of Investigation with deep experience combatting dangers to the nation, we write to express our concern about a current, specific threat that may be one of the most pernicious ever to menace the United States," the letter began.

The ex-FBI luminaries described the threat as "new and unfamiliar."

"In its modern history the U.S. has never suffered an invasion of the homeland and, yet, one is unfolding now," the letter stated. "Military aged men from across the globe, many from countries or regions not friendly to the United States, are landing in waves on our soil by the thousands — not by splashing ashore from a ship or parachuting from a plane but rather by foot across a border that has been accurately advertised around the world as largely unprotected with ready access granted."

The intelligence officials noted that there has been a "shockingly high estimate of 'gotaways' — meaning those who have entered and evaded apprehension."

Since Biden was elected president in January 2021, there have been more than 1.7 million known gotaways, plus an unknown number of illegal immigrants who snuck into the U.S. without detection.

"In light of such a daunting, unprecedented penetration by uninvited foreign actors, it is reasonable to assert that the country possesses dramatically diminished national security at this time," the retired FBI officials warned. "The nation’s military and laws and other natural protective barriers that have provided traditional security in the past have been thoroughly circumvented over the past three years."

The letter emphasized that "military aged males descending upon American cities and towns is alarming and perilous."

The ex-FBI notables said the surge is "likely no accident or coincidence."

"These men are potential operators in what appears to be an accelerated and strategic penetration, a soft invasion, designed to gain internal access to a country that cannot be invaded militarily in order to inflict catastrophic damage if and when enemies deem it necessary," the officials surmised.

The ex-FBI officials stressed that a "startling number" of the illegal immigrants infiltrating the U.S. are on the terrorist watchlist or are from "countries designated as State Sponsors of Terror distinctly unfriendly to the United States."

The letter pointed out that the illegal immigrants are not just from "terror-linked regions," but also from China and Russia, describing the countries as "hostile adversaries of the U.S. with aspirations to devastate national infrastructure."

The letter cautions that an attack could happen on U.S. soil that attempts to replicate the Hamas terror onslaught of Israel on Oct. 7 that resulted in 1,139 dead.

The intelligence officials proclaimed, "We would be remiss not to call out this potentially grave threat in the most direct terms. The warning lights are blinking."

The letter highlighted that there has been "relatively little discussion" of the possibility of an attack from foreign invaders.

The officials advised, "It is a troubling concern that needs illumination, not avoidance," and added that the border crisis issue "deserves greater attention."

"The borders need to be secured against these young men and those already here illegally must be identified and removed without delay," the former intelligence experts advocated. "This will take the coordinated, cooperative efforts of the FBI, Department of Homeland Security, and the rest of the Intelligence Community to achieve."

The FBI officials concluded, "The country has been invaded, an invasion that will continue as long as the nation’s enemies perceive it will be tolerated. Until it is stopped, the United States is extraordinarily less safe and secure."

The intelligence functionaries declared it would be a "shameful travesty if some terrible attack, a preventable attack, were to occur against innocent Americans or the infrastructure that keeps the nation safe and functioning."

The ex-FBI officials said the "government will have failed grievously" if an attack by foreign invaders happened.

Sen. Ron Johnson (R-Wisc.) posted a copy of the letter on the X social media platform with the caption: "This sobering letter from former FBI, Homeland Security, and other law enforcement officials describes the chilling reality of why the president’s open border is a clear and present danger to America."

The letter was dated Jan. 17, before Texas Gov. Greg Abbott resisted the Biden administration and proclaimed that it is "Texas’s constitutional authority to defend and protect itself."

The FBI authors of the alarming letter – who served under seven U.S. presidents and four FBI directors – include:

  • Kevin Brock, the former assistant director of intelligence and former principal principal deputy director of the National Counterterrorism Center
  • Chris Swecker, the former assistant director of the criminal division
  • David Szady, former assistant director of counterintelligence
  • Timothy J. Healy, the former director of the Terrorist Screening Center
  • Former Executive Assistant Director Ruben Garcia
  • Mark Morgan, former assistant director for training and the former acting commissioner of Homeland Security’s Customs and Border Protection
  • William Gavin, retired assistant director for the Inspection Division
  • Timothy McNally, former assistant director of the Los Angeles division
  • Retired Special Agent David Mitchell, who oversaw the FBI operations in Milwaukee
  • Special Agent Jody Weiss, who oversaw FBI operations in Philadelphia

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Paul Sacca

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