An exhaustive bout of suspicion and paranoia has been rabble-rousing people in America, and it’s all loosely based on based 2010 Tucson Police Department situational awareness report. The near six-year-old report is misleading at best, even though it was clearly generated for exactly what the title of the report says, situational awareness.

FOIA Document TPD
FOIA Document TPD

Be that as it may, the imagination has run wild and this simple piece of paper meant to education law enforcement officials and has been taken entirely out of context. The fault besides obviously mishandling the document is the cobbled together nature it was written. Titled “International Terrorism Situational Awareness: Hezbollah,” does present itself with the opportunity to insert fantasy due to its interruptive flow and unrelated content throughout the document.

The fact of the matter is that along with this training document, there have been a number people from the Middle East detained along the border, just as there have from Australia as they are from all over the world. Another argument based on symbolic interaction, as two Middle Eastern men were found with empty metallic cylinders in the desert. My first assumption is water or scrap because it seems like you could get a casing like that almost anywhere. This brings me to the final rallying call that I will entertain as a possibility. Some Korans and prayer mats were allegedly found in the desert. Personally, that seems like a convenient find, and more probably what a person who knows very little about other cultures would plant.

Despite this, I carried on and dug a bit deeper, stumbling upon many websites which often seem to repeat the same messages, that were all based the original 2010 document. Of course, there were a few more messages out there. These sites often resulted in a conflict of patience as well as a procedure to maintain a universal theme on the abuse of the word, “justice.” These websites are not difficult to find, but I won’t morally cite them they’re overexposed enough and still seeking exposure, some with claims of being in over watch of an ISIS base, just eight miles over the border.