*** MAINSTREAM MEDIA COMPLIES IMMEDIATELY ***
*** MSM IGNORES ALL OF IT ***
Feds DENY watchdog group's claim that the terror group is operating in Juarez; and that there are plans for “imminent” car-bomb attacks on US targets
Three online reports warned Friday of ISIS involvement south of the border, including one from Judicial Watch that also cited 'imminent' car-bomb attacks — The Department of Homeland Security and the White House quickly denied that they have any information about ISIS gathering an attack force in Mexico
Judicial Watch quickly responded that all the Fed’s remarks were not a direct or effective denial of that group’s report — also that “ [The Obama Administration] would have an interest in minimizing, downplaying and withholding the information to distract from "the disaster on the border and the national security threat there.”
Oddest statement of the day was by Obama’s Press Secretary and Chief Spokesman Josh Earnest, who told reporters on Friday that America's border crisis is over “for now” — What is even odder, the White House announcement of the end of a “Humanitarian Crisis” on the U.S. Southern Border was not deemed to be big news by the Mainstream Media.
Not very long after the story of ISIS operations just south-of-the-border, down Mexico way began making the rounds yesterday, this appeared in the Daily Mail: “The Department of Homeland Security quickly denied claims on Friday from a watchdog group that the Islamic State of Iraq and al-Sham (ISIS) has militants stationed in Juarez, Mexico who plan an 'imminent' attack against the United States. *** A DHS spokesman was bewildered, telling MailOnline that 'we are aware of absolutely nothing credible to substantiate this claim' made by Judicial Watch, a center-right group....” (See “ISIS in Mexico? Feds DENY watchdog group's claim that the terror group is operating in Juarez and plans 'imminent' car-bomb attacks on US targets” by David Martosko ( US political editor for mailonline), 8/29/14 [http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2738113/ISIS-Mexico-Feds-DENY-watchdog-group-s-claim-terror-group-operating-Juarez-plans-imminent-car-bomb-attacks-US-targets.html] [@MailOnline on Twitter/ | DailyMail on Facebook]). That article in the Daily Mail, also specifically quoted the DHS spokesman, as follows: “‘In Mexico?’ the official said on the phone. ‘I haven't seen that at all.’”
In response to the denials by various officials in the Obama Administration, the president of the watchdog group Judicial Watch, Tom Fitton. Whose group broke the original story about the ISIS-Juarez connection, said in an interview that his group’s sources were “golden” and called the any of the government's insistence to the contrary to be “so dishonest.” Fitton told the MailOnline that “It's a non-denial denial....” he told MailOnline. Specifically quoting Homeland Security Secretary Johnson's use of words like “credible” and “specific,” Fitton said, 'You could drive a truck bomb through that loophole....” Adding, “DHS has not denied our story.”
Fitton also explained why the Obama Administration might be motivated to dissemble about the Judicial Watch’s ISIS-Juarez report, saying, “'I can't say who in Washington knows about this.... But to be sure, this is exactly the type of information that this administration would have an interest in minimizing, downplaying and withholding, to distract from the disaster on the border and the national security threat there.”
STRANGELY, THIS WAS NOT SEEN A BIG NEWS EVENT BY THE MAINSTREAM MEDIA — END OF “HUMANITARIAN CRISIS” OF CHILDREN ON THE BORDER “FOR NOW”
The Daily Mail report ended with a bizarre and under-reported claim by Obama’s Press Secretary and Chief Spokesman Josh Earnest, who told reporters on Friday that inexplicably America's border crisis is over “for now.” Glenn Beck's The Blaze gave the announcement somewhat more coverage -- clearly Josh Earnest was talking about the so-called "humanitarian crisis" of "unaccompanied minors" that had flooded our southern boundary with Mexico, largely along the Texas-Mexico Border ( See "White House spokesman says border crisis over ‘for now’" by Peter Kasperawicz, 8/29/14, The Blaze/ The Furnace [http://www.theblaze.com/blog/2014/08/29/white-house-spokesman-says-border-crisis-over-for-now/#]). Internet searches disclose that, thus far, these remarks by the President's Press Secretary have not received significant coverage by the mainstream press of other major media outlets.