Feb. 9, 2017
Clearly the Venezuelans didn’t do stringent background checks on those to whom they issued these fraudulent passports, and it would have been easy for jihadis to gain access to the fake passports. Lopez speaks about this operation taking place in the Venezuelan embassy in Iraq. If it was happening there, there is no reason why it couldn’t also have been happening elsewhere, even at home. And Venezuela is just three miles across the water from Trinidad, which has the highest rate of Islamic State recruitment in the Western hemisphere.