Democrats wrong on the Wall – bigly

by Skip

Border wall samples next to existing wall

Border wall samples next to existing wall

So far, their kvetching on Trump’s Tax Reform has turned into a puddle of dried up tears.  And their attempts to dismiss The Wall as being misguided, too expensive, and would never work: they’ll tunnel under it and if it is taller than what we have now, they’ll just use bigger ladders.  Hahahahaha!

Build The Wall: U.S Special Forces Tried To Breach Trump’s Border Wall–They Couldn’t Do It

For those who mock the border wall and think it’s a waste of money, it stopped U.S. Special Forces teams that were testing the prototypes. The towering height made it almost impossible for assault teams to scale the fortification that President Trump wants along our southern border with Mexico. It’s projected to cost $18 billion over the next decade; one prototype for the wall is a staggering 30 feet tall. The minimum height that Customs and Border Protection want for the wall is 18 feet, though up to 30 is not off limits. It also has to be six feet deep. The testing concerning scaling was a three-week endeavor (via CBS Local DFW) [emphasis mine]:

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.

Carlos Diaz, a spokesman for Customs and Border Protection, said the agency is still in “the testing phase” and that results are being evaluated.

[…]

A proposal by Customs and Border Protection calls for spending $18 billion over 10 years to extend barriers to cover nearly half the border, though it is unclear if Trump supports that plan. The agency proposes 316 miles (505 kilometers) of additional barrier by September 2027, bringing total coverage to 970 miles (1,552 kilometers). It also seeks 407 miles (651 kilometers) of replacement or secondary fencing.

Gosh, it is like every objection to whatever Trump tries to do is turning out to be hollow, empty words, and “dust in the wind”.

(H/T: Townhall)

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  • sb

    They don’t really believe their objections and we all know cost is something they don’t give a fig about if THEY want something. They are just tossing objections out that sound better than “We don’t want the wall at all. We hate you and want to negate your presence by importing as many non-conforming people as possible who just happen to be most likely to vote Democrat.”

  • allen

    when the wall is built, it shouldn’t be out of the question for the US military, under border patrol direction, to act as security for the construction workers. de-mining operations before they begin construction on a section should be standard procedure too…it wouldn’t be beyond the cartel’s reach to buy landmines and put them in place.

    honestly, I would prefer the military built the wall themselves. treat it like the competition they had to build the Alcan highway.in 1942. have the seabees and the marine engineers on one end, and the army and the air force on the other. whoever builds the most yards of wall per day on average, as certified by the border patrol, wins both bragging rights and some sort of prize. oh and full rights to shoot anyone who interferes as an act of war.

    we’ll have a complete wall in about 9 months, tops. sure, there will be finishing touches that will come later..seismic sensors, cameras, motion detectors, ect..but the border patrol can be in charge of that.

    • sb

      That’s a great idea. You should personally submit it to President Trump and any Congress critter that supports the wall, possibly even to some media sorts like Ann Coulter and Tucker Carlson. See if anything comes of it.

    • Bryan W

      That’s a good idea. Another idea I’ve heard is to award contracts to 2 contractors – one in the east and one in the west – contracted to build the same number of miles. For every day they beat 365 days, they get a substantial bonus. And every mile they build of the OTHER’s contract is subtracted from the other’s and given to them.

      • allen

        my only issue with using civilian contractors to build the wall is security. shoot at them a few times and the lawyers shut the whole thing down for liability reasons. the military will not have those problems.

        • Bryan W

          I understand the concern. It can be mitigated.

          I just want the wall. If we can build the Alaska pipeline in 2 years, we should be able to build this wall/barrier in 2-3 years. Granted no-one was shooting at them. Put special forces and other military assets there while it is being built with rules of engagement that say if anyone hostile approaches within 10 clicks, take them out. Warn Mexico this will happen while it is being built. If they object, cut off transfer payments to Mexico. They’ll cave faster than Schumer.

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