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BORDER WALL MODELS THWART US COMMANDOS IN TESTS
AP ^ | 1/19/18 | Elliot Spagat

Posted on 01/19/2018 7:12:52 AM PST by markomalley

Recent assaults by tactical teams on prototypes of President Donald Trump's proposed wall with Mexico indicate their imposing heights should stop border crossers, a U.S. official with direct knowledge of the rigorous assessment told The Associated Press.

Military special forces based in Florida and U.S. Customs and Border Protection special units spent three weeks trying to breach and scale the eight models in San Diego, using jackhammers, saws, torches and other tools and climbing devices, said the official, who spoke on condition of anonymity because the information was not authorized for public release.

A Customs and Border Protection report on the tests identifies strengths and flaws of each design but does not pick an overall winner or rank them, though it does point to see-through steel barriers topped by concrete as the best overall design, the official said.

The report recommends combining elements of each, depending on the terrain. The official likened it to a Lego design, pulling pieces from different prototypes.

(Excerpt) Read more at hosted.ap.org ...


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KEYWORDS: buildthefence; daca; dreamact; dreamers
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1 posted on 01/19/2018 7:12:53 AM PST by markomalley
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To: markomalley
there's always


2 posted on 01/19/2018 7:15:09 AM PST by Jeff Chandler (Headline: Muslims Fear Backlash from Tomorrow's Terror Attack - Mark Steyn)
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To: markomalley

Impressive test.
Never thought about using U.S. Special Forces to test breach wall
prototypes.
Of course, if one is serious about building a wall, this is something one
would do.

Build the Wall!


3 posted on 01/19/2018 7:18:50 AM PST by tennmountainman ("Prophet Mountainman" Predicter Of All Things RINO...for a small fee.)
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To: Jeff Chandler

Sure, and they can pop a nuke and walk through in about 256 years, too!

Get this wall built and plant the Goddamned Democrats to fertilize the flower gardens on our side!

Drive a 20’ T-post into the ground, ram it up Nazi Pelosi’s ass, and hang an “Achtung Minen” sign around her scrawny neck as a warning to all!


4 posted on 01/19/2018 7:21:32 AM PST by Redleg Duke (Build Kate’s Wall! Never Forget!)
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To: markomalley

How will such wall prevent a weighted line connected to a rope ladder from being tossed/shot from one side over to an accomplice on the other side?


5 posted on 01/19/2018 7:21:48 AM PST by fso301
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To: markomalley

Congress...persons won’t go for it. It would cut on their bribes, their own domestics and their dilly-dally....


6 posted on 01/19/2018 7:22:13 AM PST by onedoug
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To: Redleg Duke

P.S. “HAPPY FRIDAY TO ALL!”


7 posted on 01/19/2018 7:22:26 AM PST by Redleg Duke (Build Kate’s Wall! Never Forget!)
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To: fso301

Our sniper.


8 posted on 01/19/2018 7:22:52 AM PST by Redleg Duke (Build Kate’s Wall! Never Forget!)
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To: markomalley

I bet that if you gave them enough cartel money, they could figure out several ways to get across the border.


9 posted on 01/19/2018 7:23:38 AM PST by VanShuyten ("...that all the donkeys were dead. I know nothing as to the fate of the less valuable animals.")
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To: fso301

Put a Electric Fence on top!!


10 posted on 01/19/2018 7:23:57 AM PST by mplc51
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To: Jeff Chandler


11 posted on 01/19/2018 7:26:13 AM PST by C210N (It is easier to fool the people than convince them that they have been fooled)
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To: Jeff Chandler

Test and identify possible weak points, then fix it, prior to building the wall.


12 posted on 01/19/2018 7:26:55 AM PST by Col Frank Slade
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To: markomalley

There was a CEO of one wall contractor on FOX last week and he had a really cool solution they were submitting. It allowed border patrols to drive on top of it.....


13 posted on 01/19/2018 7:27:26 AM PST by Hot Tabasco (My cat is not fat, she is just big boned........)
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To: markomalley

So we prolly spent $100,000 for this silly test, while the Mexicans will scale it or dig under it for about...$30. I am all for making it really, really tall, and mining the open space on our side.


14 posted on 01/19/2018 7:27:30 AM PST by SgtHooper (If you remember the 60's, YOU WEREN'T THERE!)
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To: fso301
How will such wall prevent a weighted line connected to a rope ladder from being tossed/shot from one side over to an accomplice on the other side?

There is no wall that could be designed and built that could not be breached somehow. But making it very difficult deters the easy crossing and restricts the effort to organized operations, which are easier to detect and stop. (IMO)

For instance, the cylinder at the top with a vibration sensor and alarm would alert people that a rope or cable has been landed on the top of the wall. It's going to take a while to hoist people up 30 feet. We should be able to get people to the location before they can get too many bodies over the wall. Fill the foundation with sand and piles to prevent tunneling. The size of the hole and the time it takes to excavate it could be observed by daily inspections.

15 posted on 01/19/2018 7:34:55 AM PST by Tenacious 1
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To: fso301

The fully armed US guards on the other side still get to play a role in stopping illegal migration. Imagine the guy climbing over before you getting his head exploded by a rifle shot, but that aint gonna slow you down none at all.


16 posted on 01/19/2018 7:36:53 AM PST by Delta 21 (Build The Wall !! Jail The Cankle !!)
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To: SgtHooper
So we prolly spent $100,000 for this silly test, while the Mexicans will scale it or dig under it for about...$30. I am all for making it really, really tall, and mining the open space on our side.

We need to contain alligators and coyotes near our side too to take care of the bodies. We don't want to have to spend time and money cleaning up the messes.

17 posted on 01/19/2018 7:39:48 AM PST by Tenacious 1
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This type of "wall worked very well for over 50 years at keeping people in. It is equally suitable to keep people out with only a few minor changes.

High speed patrol road.
No-Mans land with anti vehicular and anti-personnel mines.
Anti-vehicular ditch
3 meter expanded metal fence supported by cement posts and armed with 3 levels of anti-personnel mines w/trip wires that shoot along the fence line.

Ask the East Germans. This fence works REAL GOOD.

18 posted on 01/19/2018 7:44:57 AM PST by Delta 21 (Build The Wall !! Jail The Cankle !!)
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To: Tenacious 1

Change the rules for engagement governing the daily operations of the Border Patrol.

The problems will be eliminated in short order.


19 posted on 01/19/2018 7:45:45 AM PST by ptsal ( Get your facts first, then you can distort them as you please. - M. Twain)
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The Walls should have surveillance camera's throughout the Wall, have like 1 every 100 feet or so

Camera's can be activated by motion sensors that will alert security

20 posted on 01/19/2018 7:47:04 AM PST by KavMan
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