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                   Sheriff Gary Painter

There have been multiple statements from members of ISIS – the Muslim terror group whose members have been sweeping across Iraq, overwhelming the nation’s military and slaughtering Christians and members of other faiths – about how they intend to bring their horrific violence to the United States.

There even have been reports that members of ISIS are present in Mexico, just across the border from Texas.

But the sheriff in that state’s Midland County is telling his residents they shouldn’t worry much.

“These people have said they’re going to take over, they’re going to strike, they’re going to hit, and we’re going to be ready,” Sheriff Gary Painter told KMID-TV in Midland.

“If it happens, we’re going to handle it, I can promise you that,” Painter told the station. “I have no doubt, that if any of these fools show up we’ll be glad to take care of them.”

WND has reported information suggesting ISIS already is present just south of the American border.

Judicial Watch, a Washington watchdog organization that earlier reported the presence of ISIS factions in Mexico, said Thursday there appears to be a “clear and present threat” to the state because of the increased security efforts being implemented at a key military installation

The organization said its military sources believe the increase in security “indicates that [the Army post] is a target.”

“It’s a significant issue when this is done,” retired Army Lt. Gen. Jerry Boykin said of the higher security measures at Fort Bliss in El Paso, Texas, which is just across the border from Juarez, Mexico

“That means they’re getting a threat stream. Fort Bliss had to have a clear and present threat,” said the former Delta Force commander who also spent four years as deputy undersecretary of defense for intelligence.

Media outlets such as KVIA-TV reported the post statement regarding increased security.

Read more at WND

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