As the Washington Sniper case reached its climax, we at VDARE.COM received volleys of updating reader emails, virtually all of which said the same thing:
Of course, THEY – the Conservative Establishment Immigration Enthusiasts – would now send this embarrassing development straight down the Memory Hole—as they did with the Nebraska Bank Killers, the 9/11 attacks, etc. etc.
Right on cue, Opinion Journal's James Tarantoad waddled in (October 25).
Columnist Michelle Malkin reports that John Lee Malvo, Muhammad's young acolyte, is
"'an illegal alien from Jamaica who jumped ship in Miami in June 2001.' Border Patrol agents picked up Malvo and his mother, Uma Sceon James, and James 'admitted that six months earlier, she and her son were passengers on a cargo ship that was filled with illegal asians' [sic]…The Border Patrol recommended that the Immigration and Naturalization Service detain the pair pending deportation."
"That's not what happened. About a month after their arrest, Malvo and his mother were set free by the Seattle district INS—contrary to what the arresting Border Patrol officers had determined should be done. And in clear violation of federal law regarding the removal of illegal alien stowaways."
Malkin's report is certainly damning about the INS. Before the nativists on Pat Buchanan's payroll go berserk on us, however, we'd like to point out that Muhammad, the senior member of the pair, is a U.S. citizen, born in Louisiana.
"On Pat Buchanan's payroll" is presumably a reference to the Buchanan-backed American Conservative Magazine, which got under Tarantoad's warts in its first issue by publishing my review pointing out that his immigration enthusiasm is directly responsible for the policies that have allowed aliens to enter the U.S. and murder citizens, as searingly demonstrated in Michelle Malkin's book Invasion.
At the Wall Street Journal Ed Page, of course, they are not motivated by anything as capitalistic as payrolls. They are all religious fanatics, political ideologues and/or agents of a foreign power.
Still, the Tarantoad has to concede gracelessly that 50% of the snipers were illegal immigrants. Now let's see how he processes this news:
"Kithlyn Nedd, 39, a mechanic on Antigua who said he shared the house with Muhammad, said in an interview today that Muhammad made money by selling fraudulent documents to Caribbean island citizens and others who wanted to enter the United States."
"'Antigua's prime minister, Lester B. Bird, and the island's police commissioner, Truehart Smith, said last week that Muhammad and another man were under investigation there but would not disclose why. In an interview today, Smith acknowledged that the probe concerns possible immigration fraud. 'My men are investigating that [Muhammad] allegedly engaged in that activity,' Smith said."
("Sniper Suspect Indicted In Virginia," by Cheryl W. Thompson, Serge F. Kovaleski, and Josh White, The Washington Post, October 28, 2002)
In other words, John Allen Muhammed may have been an illegal alien smuggler, a trade that has developed exactly because the Wall Street Journal and other immigration enthusiasts in the Treason Lobby have demoralized American public officials to the point where they are afraid to enforce the law.
More than a week ago, VDARE.COM received this from a reader, which we set up as a Today's Letter but never actually posted. (This happens a lot, alas.)
From: Paul Mendez
Please consider forwarding this email to any of your writers who might like to do an "expose" on Montgomery County Police Chief Charles Moose. I believe he is so thoroughly PC—if not outright anti-white—that he is botching the search for the sniper(s) that have killed 9 people. His PC attitude has probably cost several lives by now—and who knows how many more in the coming days.
I live in the D.C. suburbs. The first sniper attack took place 2 blocks away from where I live. So I have been following this tragedy closely.
But I have been critical of Moose long before the sniper attacks started.
First, you must realize that Moose was hired for his non-whiteness. Montgomery County is one of the richest counties in the country, but also has a lot of Latino immigrants. The last police chief had the audacity to actually crack down on crime which was—surprise, surprise—committed largely by Latinos. So the Latino community screamed "discrimination" and muttered loudly about wouldn't it be a shame if there was a riot as a result of this disrespect. So the scared white county leadership hired Moose to smooth things over. He's a PR stunt, not a police chief.
SMOKING GUN: On October 8, 2001 there was a town hall meeting in Rockville, MD about the county's response to 9-11. It was shown on local cable (Channel 8, I believe). If one could find a copy of that tape, one would hear...
1) Moose lecture the audience that 9-11 wasn't the first time Americans suffered from terrorism. Before 9-11 the Klan blew up little girls in Birmingham because it didn't agree with the US government's positions. He seems to be gloating that now it's white peoples' turn to know how scared blacks felt back in the Jim Crow South. Just like we defeated the Klan without stigmatizing all white people, he says, so we will defeat terrorism without stigmatizing all Muslims.
Moose bragging that the FIRST THING he did when he heard about 9-11 was to "reach out to our Muslim community and make sure they felt safe." He brags how he sent patrol cars to the mosques and community centers to protect them. NEVER does he mention doing ANYTHING to protect Americans against additional terrorists that might be out there. Clearly, in a time of national crisis, Moose's first instinct was to protect the poor pitiful minorities against the bigoted rednecks of Montgomery County. (Not that we have any more rednecks!)
3) When Yours Truly asks his Congresswoman what—if anything—was going to be done to identify and deport the millions of illegal aliens already in the US, Moose jumps in to say that immigration is a federal issue and his police don't inquire about a person's immigration status. He has instructed his police to give the same level of courteous service to all county RESIDENTS.
…there is plenty of evidence that Moose deliberately overlooked the potential threat of illegal aliens in our county for at least a year, and failed to inform the population about the race of the sniper(s) because of his distrust (dislike? hatred?) of whites…
We don't know Mr. Mendez, although we owe him an apology for our tardiness.
Nevertheless, whoever he is, his instincts were better than the entire media establishment – including, of course, the "conservative" Wall Street Journal.
To update Bob Dylan, a Victorian poet, you don't need to be a weatherthing to see which way the wind is blowing—that this is a revolutionary situation.
October 28, 2002