Introduction – Nov 20, 2018
Last month Guatemalan President Jimmy Morales revealed that his security services had seized nearly 100 ISIS militants in the country.
The billion-dollar question is: were they using Guatemala as a backdoor to gain entry to the United States and how many more are still free or on their way there?
If so this really was a case of the chickens coming home to roost, or to be more precise, the law of karma in operation. Because although it has received scant attention in the mainstream media, the U.S. and its allies in Israel and Saudi Arabia, have been largely responsible for financing, training and arming the Sunni militants.
The object was to use them as proxies to oust Syrian President Assad and then to turn them on predominately Shiite Iran. However, Russia’s intervention in Syria changed that. With help from Iran and Hezbollah, the ISIS militants were soundly defeated and those who remain alive have dispersed across the globe.
So how many of these militants who survived are now using South America as a route to enter the U.S. and wreak havoc? And will there be any with the migrant caravan currently heading toward the U.S. border with Mexico? Ed.
Andrea Orozco – Prensa Libre Oct 11, 2018 (Machine translation)
President Jimmy Morales highlighted on Thursday that one of his achievements in security is the capture of almost 100 terrorists of ISIS – Islamic State – information that is protected according to the Secretariat of Strategic Intelligence.
Morales gave his speech during the second Conference for Prosperity and Security in Central America, which includes officials from the United States, the presidents of Honduras, Juan Orlando Hernández and the vice president of El Salvador, Óscar Ortiz, as well as secretaries of Foreign Affairs and Governance of Mexico, Luis Videgaray and Alfonso Navarrete.
According to the president, his administration has captured “close to 100 people completely linked to terrorist issues, with ISIS and that not only have we arrested them within our territory, but they have been deported to their countries of origin.”
The Secretary of Social Communication of the Presidency, Alfredo Brito, indicated that the data on these captures are “protected information of National Security”.
According to Brito, the president mentioned this achievement “because it is a work in coordination with the different intelligence and security agencies”.
The number of “the individuals intercepted, detained, prosecuted or returned to their country of origin, is close to 100”, reaffirmed the Secretary of Strategic Intelligence, Mario Duarte, who indicated that the details of these captures are confidential information.
Duarte told Prensa Libre that, as an example of these captures, in 2016 “several citizens of Syrian origin who were detained with false documents were detained, for which they were prosecuted and subjected to criminal proceedings.” These individuals were deported in accordance to our laws. “
The official explained that the identification of people who are considered “of interest”, occurs because of the coordinated work and trust that there is “with several intelligence and security agencies of the world” and that the National Intelligence System of the country also works in a coordinated to prevent any criminal act that may affect Guatemalans.
In his speech, the president also said that between 2018 and 2018, one thousand 250 gang members from Barrio 18 and Mara Salvatrucha have been captured, for which 150 structures dedicated to extortion and murder were dismantled.