An anti-government corruption crusader -- who single-handedly exposed the corruption of President Barack Obama's former employer and political supporter, Association of Community Organizations for Reform Now (ACORN) -- on Monday released evidence that even an Islamic terrorist dressed in the garb of the late Osama bin Laden can easily cross the border from Mexico into the United States undetected.
In an investigative video released on Monday, journalist and government watchdog James O’Keefe crossed the Rio Grande from Mexico into the United States disguised as an Osama bin Laden-looking terrorist.
In the video, O'Keefe is seen wearing a military jacket with a garment found on Saudi Arabia men known as a dishdasha. He also wore an Osama bin Laden mask as he is seen crossing the Rio Grande on foot from the Mexico side of the border into Texas.
"This is more proof that besides illegal aliens and drug trafficking, one of the dangers we Americans are facing is the covert entry by terrorists from the Muslim nations that wish to harm the United States and its people," said Paul Norringer, a former corruption investigator and attorney.
"Will this video lead to national outcry for true border security? Let's hope so," Norringer added.
O’Keefe is heard in the video asking, “Do you feel safe” just prior to being seen walking into the shallow water of the Rio Grande and easily crossing the border on foot into the U.S.. At no time is O'Keefe confronted by the Border Patrol, the Texas National Guard soldiers, or any local police officers or sheriff's deputies.
According to O'Keefe, his undercover investigation targeted Hudspeth County, Texas, at a location on the border that's frequently crossed by illegal aliens, drug traffickers, and other smugglers . The video reveals that it took only seconds for O’Keefe to cross the shallow river, that he claims is only about 2-feet deep and about seven yards in at the location he chose to breach U.S. border security and sovereignty.
The spot O'Keefe chose is not far from Fort Hancock, Texas, and about six miles from the Interstate highway. Meanwhile, O'Keefe's video shows that on Mexican side of where he crossed, there are footprints, recently thrown-together campsites, litter. The same is observed on the U.S. side of the river where O’Keefe surreptitiously entered.
“Border security is national security. We were able to pick a well-traveled crossing, easily accessible from both sides, and cross unobserved by federal agents. Just six miles from our crossing is Interstate 10, and from there, the rest of the country. Do you feel safe?” O'Keefe asks
“If the President or Senator Reid or anyone else tries to tell you that our borders are secure, they are lying to you," according to O'Keefe.
O’Keefe is admired and heralded as a citizen-journalist by many, but hated and despised by others for his hig-profile investigations that have exposed corruption -- even criminal activity -- that occurs within well-known taxpayer-funded organizations including ACORN, Planned Parenthood, NPR, Medicaid, elections authorities, and others.
Along with the daughter of well-known conservative talk host Doug Giles, Hannah Giles, O'Keefe is credited with bringing down ACORN and forcing President Barack Obama to distance himself from a group that gave him his start in political activism.
During one of several O'Keefe investigations into the Affordable Care Act (Obamacare) navigators, the probe's results led to a Congressional hearing, a new worker training program, the firing of ex-convicts or illegal aliens working as navigators as well as criminal investigations by law enforcement officials.
One of O’Keefe’s main subjects is voter fraud, and his work is said to inspire some state legislatures to address inadequate election laws and forced Department of Justice officials to have to defend themselves before committees of U.S. lawmakers.
"Not a day goes by without something new popping up about alleged corruption or lawlessness in this White House and most of the news organizations have abdicated their positions as watchdogs. I guess it's up to citizens to sound the alarms through real investigative journalism," said former police captain and director of safety and security, Roland Clarence Smith.