The Sheriff Of Crosby, N.D Protects His Citizens From Terror Better Than Adrian Garcia
Harris County Republican chair Jared Woodfill is steamed, according to a letter we first found on Isiah Carey's Insite.
He is totally pissed and outraged because Harris County Sheriff Adrian Garcia has "opened the doors" of his office to Al-Jazeera. A, umm, media outlet.
Maybe not a media outlet with a viewpoint everyone agrees with, but a media outlet just the same.
"As you probably know," Woodfill wrote to "fellow Republicans," "Al-Jazeera has been linked to Osama bin Laden, al-Qaeda, Hamas and numerous other terrorist organizations committed to the destruction of America and our allies."
Best of all, he compares Garcia's utterly un-American attitude with the can-do spirit of law enforcement in Crosby, N.D., which just burst past the 1,200-person plateau with a population of 1,201.
As Woodfill relates it:
Even more disturbing is an account that parallels the Harris County visit, which was reported by Accuracy in Media, that reported, "Al-Jazeera International made a visit in May to Crosby, North Dakota, prompting inquiries from the local Sheriff, Lauren Throntvei, and U.S. Border Patrol. The local paper, the Crosby Journal, quoted a Border Patrol official as asking, 'What is the interest of an Arab news organization in Crosby, North Dakota?'
The paper said that a U.S. Border Patrol agent asked for the names of the Al-Jazeera journalists, whether they had been near the border, and their stated motivations. The agent "said there were potential international implications to the journalists' visit, on which he could not elaborate."
Apparently, Sheriff Garcia does not share Sheriff Throntvei's suspicions of terrorist-linked media groups.
Oh, if only that noble Border Patrol agent could talk about the "potential international implications" of a visit to Crosby, N.D.
To be sure, Woodfill is not taking this potentially earth-shattering incident lightly. "I cannot sit idly by and let this access happen without comment or call to action," he writes, urging people to call Garcia to complain.
We've contacted Garcia's office for details on when the sheriff became inducted into al-Qaeda and began plotting America's demise through allowing access to a media outlet, but we haven't heard back. Of course.
That Garcia is just too wily for us.
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