Freedom, I agree. To waste time, people and resources on something small and isolated like El Paso just doesn’t make sense. If it turns out to be anything I would expect it to be a bait and switch.
Make a lot of noise on the border, then quietly take out a piece of key infrastructure like the Texas grid, set off a dirty bomb or release a bioweapon and such if it turns out to be anything at all.
And why the border? Like 74 said, does anybody really not think they don’t already have cells throughout CONUS?