A BLOODY WALL?
...he is kidding surely!
Four-time Walkley Award winning political commentator and Churchill Fellow, has returned to the fray over concern that the integrity of news dissemination is continually being threatened by a partisan media.
Building a wall over 2,000k along the USA border with Mexico is surely only symbolic and something dumb Yanks could understand during an election campaign. But now in the post-election real world it's obviously extraordinarily expensive, silly, unnecessary and plain bloody stupid. No doubt many posters on this site will disagree with me.
At an estimated cost exceeding $20 billion and at a height of up to 50 feet, it will have no effect on the proposed tunnels except that Mexican cartels will now have to start the new tunnels a mile or more away from the wall.
And climbing up and over 50ft of a wall will be a piece of cake. Bloody hell, the Romans figured out how to do that a thousand years ago.
Of course the tenderers north and south of the proposed wall are hyperventilating at the profits to be made from ingenious (crazy) ideas to keep illegals and drug mules out. I suggest the Il Chapo cartel is one of the tenderers.
A mere $22 million in Sinaloa drug money
But a physical wall is not needed. Laser beams between high points along the fence line will allow for clear vision and any interruption to the beam will signal well-armed security teams at say, five mile intervals.
Permanent drones can pinpoint crossing attempts and one of 100 helicopters already in service can travel faster than the illegals can run dodging cacti and lumping 50k of hooch .
More important is the dumping of Obama’s catch and release policy where illegal entrants are returned to Mexico to dust themselves off, ready try again the following week.
Anyone caught trying to breach the digital wall gets to spend one year at the vacant Alcatraz Rock, or a year wearing pretty pink in Sheriff Joe Arpaio’s Arizona jail up the road. That will immediately dissuade anyone from trying again.
A well equipped comfy operations room in San Diego could visually monitor the entire digital wall 24/7, with ground sensors signalling any below surface abnormality.
This could be largely achieved with currently available and proposed future staff and facilities and would not require the servicing of the physical wall.
If Trump has his way and the wall is built, the Sinaloa boys will return to marine smuggling.
The estimated cost of $21.5 billion for Trump’s physical wall would be better spent on replacing Obamacare and keeping the destructive Senate Democrats at bay.
There ya go, pick the bones outa that!