Skip to comments.Rep. Duncan Hunter: If Trump really wants a ‘beautiful’ wall, here's what he's gotta get right
Posted on 01/10/2017 6:07:37 AM PST by Beautiful_Gracious_Skies
Donald Trumps proclamation that he would build a wall along the U.S.-Mexico border was a major selling point in his campaign ... It was this commitment that helped propel Trump to the forefront of a crowded field of primary opponents ... and it no less helped distinguish him significantly from Hillary Clinton ... nationwide.
It will soon be show-time for Trump, ... millions of Americans are eager to see him follow through on this promise...
There is some angst, that Trump and .. advisers might be taking a step back from ... a wall ... instead considering a virtual barrier, comprised of sensors and radars, .... That would be a serious mistake, ... it would signal a broken promise, ... virtual fencing--... has been tried before and failed. -snip-
The Trump administration would be foolish to revive the virtual border fence in place of reliable physical impediments and not learn from the lessons of the past. -snip-
The Bush administration ... Secure Fence Act was ... political opportunity seized...desperate response to public outcry and seen as an enticement to push through another amnesty for millions of illegal immigrants. -snip-
Once the prospect of amnesty unraveled, so did the Bush administrations interest in fulfilling the mandates of the Secure Fence Act....the Bush administration ... began sidestepping the law, and incorporated a combination of less than effective impedimentsincluding vehicle-barriers and single-layer pedestrian-fencing to convey the mileage target was met. -snip-
Homeland Security Secretary Michael Chertoff running point, the Bush administration utilized every stall tactic available to discourage physical fence construction. What ensued was a billion-dollar boondoggle. -snip-
The Trump administration would be foolish to revive the virtual border fence in place of reliable physical impediments and not learn from the lessons of the past.
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Where border infrastructure is not conceivable due to topographic constraints, technology and personnel be utilized. Virtual fencing instead of physical fencing is a really bad move, tried and failed, they need to build a real wall.
From the article, "Trump must avoid getting hoodwinked by interests and personnel that would like to resurrect the construction of a virtual fence instead of building what is conversationally called a wall but is more realistically an extension of the San Diego border fence." "Its a promise that Trump must uphold."
Landmines, snipers. ‘Nuff said.
I don’t care how he does it, just stop illegal entry to the USA!
Step back from a promise to America at your own risk. We wait.
The only “virtual fence” I’d be amenable to would be a minefield.
...that embezzle and pay graft, such as unions in most cities!
Put some of the military on the border. Consider it an invasion and repel it by all means necessary. Mines, M-60s, and pull up a few P 47s out of mothballs for strafing (worked in Ger in WW2).
Hell. Turn the length of our southern border into a combination rifle, sniper and artillery training and practice range. Problem solved.
They didn’t build a wall, because they supported amnesty.
A physical barrier, then a wide landmine field, a 2nd physical barrier, then a road, then a 3rd physical barrier. Small bases for military personnel to perform regular, but random patrols. Anyone not US military inside any of the physical barriers is shoot to kill, don’t bother asking questions either before or after. Sensors for tunnels, coverage for air incursions. Use the Korean border as an example or even the East/West German border.
Quit clutching your pearls ladies. I don’t see any evidence that Trump is stepping back from anything. Remember everyone’s hysteria about Romney? In the end Mitt was reduced to groveling not once but twice, and got nothing but humiliation, while Trump looked magnanimous. Let the man be sworn in before you start issuing dire warnings.
And if DJT needs any tips on how to do it, he can contact the folks building the very large brick wall around the Obamas’ new house at this very moment to keep out the riff-raff, thieves, and other undesirables.
Trump has said it will be a wall, not a fence. Twenty to thirty feet high, concrete, and I assume that there will be an access road along it as well. I would hope that Congressman Duncan will be happy with that.
Landmines can be dug up. Snipers posted elsewhere. Walls work 7/24/365. Walls are apolitical.
Look at the wall Israel uses. Look at the wall used by Spain to keep Africans out at Melilla and at Ceuta. Build what works, then patrol it, defend it, and lock up anyone damaging it, climbing it, or tunneling under it.
Start with triple-strand concertina wire, two of those barriers, with a road in between. Then “encourage” Mexico to build something more permanent on the Mexican side of that barrier, and we build something more permanent before criminals even reach our barbed-wire barriers, and patrol them all. Deport illegals, stop more illegals from coming, and when we catch them, hold them until whatever hearings their liberal advocates demand - do not set any illegals free in our territory.
Some walls are made of brick and mortar, some are made of words and deeds.
Did you notice the photographs of the response at the Ft. Lauderdale airport mass-shooting?
Military outfitted men and vehicles poured in within minutes, by the hundreds. They have fleets of shiny new expensive SUV’s, trucks, and sedans and all the finest equipment. Between NSA, DHS, ATF and whomever else responded, it was massive.
We already have the resources and the means to do this.
Virtual fences are virtually useless.
Real fences can’t be turned off.
That’s remarkably close to my idea for how to deal with Detroit. They lost some much population that the city needs to physically downsize. I recommend that they make several large multi-square mile no go zones. These areas are clearly marked and fenced with a single strand of barbed wire. The land will then be leased to police, military, fire departments and anyone else who needs an urban training ground. Fire can burn at will. Police and Military can have all the shoot houses they want.
If you get caught in the no-go zone, be prepared to die. You may be caught in crossfire, you may get shot, you may survive. You will not be treated or helped in any fashion.
After a year or two, most of the homes will be destroyed and partially demolished, making it easier for the city to finish the job using money from the land leases.
The land is to be made fallow. All infrastructure, including sewers and basement are to be removed, rendering the land ready for farming and/or future development.
Remove all those water stations.
Replace with scorpions and rattlesnake dens.