Archived material Access restricted Article
Rantburg

Today's Front Page   View All of Mon 11/05/2018 View Sun 11/04/2018 View Sat 11/03/2018 View Fri 11/02/2018 View Thu 11/01/2018 View Wed 10/31/2018 View Tue 10/30/2018
1
2018-11-05 Government
US troops dispatched by Trump install razor wire on Mexico border in 'political stunt' days ahead of midterm elections
Archived material is restricted to Rantburg regulars and members. If you need access email fred.pruitt=at=gmail.com with your nick to be added to the members list. There is no charge to join Rantburg as a member.
Posted by Besoeker 2018-11-05 02:12|| E-Mail|| Front Page|| [6511 views ]  Top

#1 Parallel triple bands with fencing and ground sensor (stunts) as time permits please.
Posted by Besoeker 2018-11-05 02:22||   2018-11-05 02:22|| Front Page Top

#2 No one said shit when Bill Clinton was President and we detained 30,000 Hatian and Cuban "Migrants" in GTMO before you knew what it was. I was Personally there as Quartermaster for those camps. I know what is happening and what needs to happen.

And it is very expensive, but they CANNOT come in This Way.
Posted by newc 2018-11-05 02:24||   2018-11-05 02:24|| Front Page Top

#3 Could use Seismic sensors for that too.
Posted by newc 2018-11-05 02:28||   2018-11-05 02:28|| Front Page Top

#4 Hope the wire stays when the troops are withdrawn.
Posted by Slats Crereth9565 2018-11-05 04:31||   2018-11-05 04:31|| Front Page Top

#5 Not to far left MSM. The caravan was the misfiring political stunt
Posted by Bright Pebbles 2018-11-05 04:46||   2018-11-05 04:46|| Front Page Top

#6 ...This is starting to look like yet another case of the President not giving in when he was supposed to. The pictures from the caravan were supposed to make the Administration back down, the military wasn't really supposed to deploy, and the caravaners really didn't expect to be challenged.

Wonder if there'll be some kind of 'event' down there today...

Mike
Posted by Mike Kozlowski 2018-11-05 05:44||   2018-11-05 05:44|| Front Page Top

#7 Hope the wire stays when the troops are withdrawn.

First time a cow or bunny gets caught in the wire PETA and Greenpeace will sue.
Posted by M. Murcek 2018-11-05 08:08||   2018-11-05 08:08|| Front Page Top

#8 Hoping a bunch of mules get entangled.
Posted by Slats Crereth9565 2018-11-05 08:11||   2018-11-05 08:11|| Front Page Top

#9 Wire is easy to cut and penetrate if there isn't someone around to guard it. It is a delaying obstacle only.

A wall with sniper towers and machine gun nests would be better.
Posted by DarthVader 2018-11-05 09:03||   2018-11-05 09:03|| Front Page Top

#10 What about those collapsible baskets that are debris mesh supported by metal frames. Look to be about 6 feet high and can be filled on site by dirt, sand, and or rocks? Create a line of those, topped with razor wire to prevent the errant wild burro from getting trapped.

Monitor the stretches of this “rapid wall” and leave a few guarded gaps for migratory animals. Anyone climbing over is an invader.
Posted by Rob06 2018-11-05 10:46||   2018-11-05 10:46|| Front Page Top

#11 ....Charlie Carlos in the wire.
Posted by Procopius2k 2018-11-05 10:49||   2018-11-05 10:49|| Front Page Top

#12 Sorry
The described barrier is called a Hesco bastion. Great you tube video available, but I’m too tech limited to cut and pasted from my phone.
Posted by Rob06 2018-11-05 10:53||   2018-11-05 10:53|| Front Page Top

#13 What DV said.
Posted by Abu Uluque 2018-11-05 11:15||   2018-11-05 11:15|| Front Page Top

#14 Ref DV's comment: It keeps most of the North Koreans in North Korea.
Posted by Besoeker 2018-11-05 11:52||   2018-11-05 11:52|| Front Page Top

#15 Only because there are mines, guards and dogs along the whole way.
Posted by DarthVader 2018-11-05 11:54||   2018-11-05 11:54|| Front Page Top

#16 Having been trained on the numerous ways to penetrate a Concertina wire barrier, remembering they are a delaying obstacle and keep the honest people out is a good rule of thumb.

The Hesco units with concertina is also good, especially if you use the dirt from in front of it to form a ditch (I would like to fill the ditch with razor sharp spikes... but that violates a rule of law somewhere).

But again, Hesco are designed to stop bullets and shrapnel and honest people. If unmanned, the enemy can go under, over or through 'em. They are just wire, cloth and dirt after all.

The reality is, even with a high tech wall it will take people and dogs patrolling it 24/7 and with underground sensors to detect people traffic and digging. There isn't any real way around it.
Posted by DarthVader 2018-11-05 12:03||   2018-11-05 12:03|| Front Page Top

#17 I believe the Israelis have a working 'model' that appears to operate with decent efficiency.

If one was truly evil, towers with weapons linked into a game format with the vid displaying 'zombies' invading your compound. Free to play from your PC or favorite game console. "Is it live or is it Memorex?"
Posted by Procopius2k 2018-11-05 14:11||   2018-11-05 14:11|| Front Page Top

#18 Hoping a bunch of mules get entangled.

Actually, they're the ones who could probably use asylum. Oh, wait, the drug miles . . . .
Posted by gorb 2018-11-05 14:46||   2018-11-05 14:46|| Front Page Top

#19 And better electrify the wire and have rubber bullets ready.
Posted by gorb 2018-11-05 14:47||   2018-11-05 14:47|| Front Page Top

#20 Claymores every 10 yards?
Posted by Spot 2018-11-05 14:48||   2018-11-05 14:48|| Front Page Top

#21 only need 3 words: FRONT TOWARD ENEMY
Posted by Glolush Whusotch4899 2018-11-05 16:06||   2018-11-05 16:06|| Front Page Top

#22 Political stunt? As SofD General Mattis said when asked, "We don't do stunts."
Posted by JohnQC 2018-11-05 18:01||   2018-11-05 18:01|| Front Page Top

23:36 KBK
23:26 Silentbrick
21:57 Rjschwarz
21:11 gorb
19:43 trailing wife
19:33 rjschwarz
19:15 Zhang Fei
18:46 SteveS
18:28 charger
18:27 Besoeker
18:19 JohnQC
18:08 JohnQC
18:06 Whiskey Mike
18:01 JohnQC
17:59 james
17:58 JohnQC
17:45 JohnQC
17:32 JohnQC
17:21 JohnQC
17:04 Snavimble Bucket1794
16:52 Chereting Pelosi1889
16:24 Bright Pebbles
16:06 Glolush Whusotch4899
16:04 Glolush Whusotch4899
Merry-Go-Blog










Paypal:
Google
Search WWW Search rantburg.com