In a video posted on the Youtube channel of Project Veritas on August 11, 2014, investigative filmmaker James O’Keefe exposes the U.S.-Mexico border’s vulnerability to terrorism. O’Keefe’s Project Veritas video radically contradicts recent statements made by the president and Obama administration officials (namely Senator Harry Reid) that the southern border is secure. In order to make his point, O’Keefe proceeds to Hudspeth County, Texas, where he easily cross back and forth cross the Rio Grande wearing the costume of modern history’s most recognizable terrorist: Osama Bin Laden. “I see no border patrol. I see no security,” O’Keefe said in the video before putting on aa Osama bin Laden mask.
“Thousands of people have stood in my footsteps right now. They’ve come from South America, Honduras, Guatemala, and they’ve all crossed the border. And if they can cross, anybody can cross.”
O’Keefe’s work often distinguishes itself for proving premises that goes against “official narratives.” In this case, he’s able to prove without the shadow of a doubt that Islamic extremists are easily able to gain entry to the United States from Mexico. All of this happens not so long after it became public knowledge that the Mexico-based drug cartels are linked to numerous terrorist organizations including Hezbollah and the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIS), the strongest al-Qaida-like organization in the heart of the Middle East. The summer of 2014 has seen a maelstorm of terrorist activity on the southern border, with strange and sometimes horrific anecdotes pouring out of local news stations but unfortunately almost always ignored by the mainstream press. Security contractors found a Muslim prayer rug on the Arizona border,  where 300 extremists affiliated with al-Qaida’s Somalia syndicate al-Shabab recently entered the United States unaccounted for.  Terrorist watch-list suspects were also detained trying to get into the country through California.  Country music legend Charlie Daniels revealed that, “I personally spoke with an Arizona law enforcement officer who had taken four what he called ‘Taliban’ out of the back of an 18 wheeler.”  Relevant on the contemporary merits, O’Keefe’s video also makes an important point thirteen years after the attacks of 9/11. The terrorists we’re fighting today are more technologically savvy than their idol Osama bin Laden, but their motives have not very much changed. And the diffrence now is that they have an open and direct access to the United States.