Border Threat III

Posted: Nov 12 2014

When asked about the probability of an Israeli attack on the Iranian nuclear facilities, he concurred that it was highly likely but cautioned that we should expect "blowback" and that the Hezbollah Cells would "light up" here in the Western Hemisphere. He again oberved that with the new sanctions the Iranians were getting more desperate. But, that Netanyahu couldn't sit back, indefinately. He felt that the Straits of Hormuz could be kept open but the window of opportunity to use "bunker-busters" would soon be closed. That we are all running out of time and the situation is coming to a head. On the subject of illegal immigration it was reported from the audience that there were approximately 400,000 illegal immigrants residing in Harris County. He felt that the best remedy for that situation was best dealt with at the state level. He told us of a new law enforcement program called "Sudden G-Man". It is a two day training program to train local law enforcement officers to supplement federal officers during emergencies as a force multiplier. In his final reflections on the threat posed by a nuclear Iran, he left us with these words. "It's time we treat them the way they treat us."


DUKES OBSERVATIONS: Whenever one analyzes information, the first rule is Consider the Source. Let's look at the source.

Rep. McCaul is in his 8th year on the Homeland Security Committee. Chairs the Oversight Subcommittee of all Homeland Security operations. He sits on the House Foreign Affairs Committee where he serves on the Middle East Subcommittee and as Vice Chair of the Western Hemisphere Subcommittee. In 2006, he authored "A line in the sand: Confronting the Threat at the Southwest Border", which identified the threat of cartel violence and the potential threat of WMD incursion across the Mexican border. He has participated in and chaired hearings on cartels in the US, safe havens for terrorists, and Iranian operations within our own borders. Before his tenure in D.C., he served in the U.S. Attorney's Office in Texas as Chief of Counterterrorism and National Security and directed the Joint Terrorism Task Force. He was a Deputy Attorney General for Texas. He also served as a federal prosecutor in the Public Integrity Section of the Department of Justice. He can only be considered as a highly credible source and his commentary must be taken with the greatest concern.

Considering the nature of the times in which we live and the economic and geopolitical nexus that Houston occupies, it is inevitable that we will take our turn on the bullseye. Therefore a prudent Houstonian should prepare now for that eventuality. We have already had one spontaneous mass evacuation attempt during Rita. It will not be our last. At a later date "The Duke of Texas" will review lessons learned during that evacuation and identify the relevant "Solutions for Survival".