Monday, October 16, 2006

Building A Border Fence

I constantly hear how difficult this task is going to be. I have heard dollar figures all over the map. Yet, despite popular demand we still don't have a border fence. With all the technology and capability at our disposal we act like this is impossible. I even reported a while back how upset Mexico is by the idea.

Well I'm here to tell you it can be done and it can be done fast if you show a little determination. How can I be so sure?

HUSHAN, China-- China has been building a massive barbed wire and concrete fence along parts of its border with North Korea in the most visible sign of Beijing's strained ties with its once-cozy communist neighbor.
Scores of soldiers have descended on farmland near the border-marking Yalu River to erect concrete barriers 2.5 to 4 meters (8 to 15 feet) tall and string barbed wire between them, farmers and visitors to the area said.
Last week, they reached Hushan, a collection of villages 20 kilometers (12 miles) Inland from the border port of Dandong.
"About 100 People's Liberation Army soldiers in camouflage started building the fence four days ago and finished it yesterday," said a farmer, who only gave his surname, Ai. "I assume it was built to prevent smuggling and illegal crossing."
Though the fence-building appears to have picked up in the days following North Korea's claimed nuclear test last week, experts said the project was approved in 2003. Experts and a local Hushan official, who requested anonymity because of the project's sensitivity, said the military was in charge of the building.

Look, if China can do it in 4 days, we should be able to do it in 4 weeks. Where is your competitive spirit? Surely American made can beat Made in China. We should be able to build something daunting enough to keep the unwanted out.
If your not sure, mail order one. Seems that half of everything comes from China anyway. Why not a border barrier? They probably have a catalog. We could probably have it in a week. What do you say?

Source Article -- Hat tip to Heavy-Handed

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Blogger TexasFred said...

China will put armed troops on theirs, and those guys WILL shoot too...

6:22 PM, October 16, 2006  
Blogger ablur said...

Seems to me that following China on this one is the best plan.

6:31 PM, October 16, 2006  

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