Washington was finally getting serious about building a border fence. I told you some $23 million had been allocated for engineering teams to focus on smuggling tunnels and building a sturdier, impregnable border barrier. The resources of the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers had been directed to help with the project.Why are we paying\subsidizing the construction of a border wall between two enemies of the US and Israel? Why are we saying that this wall is ok to build, but ours and Israel's is not. Why is $23 million being spent on a wall half-way across the world when our own wall is so full of holes and is only a fraction of the way built. Oh the hypocrisy of it all.
That was the good news.
The bad news was the border fence is not between the U.S. and Mexico. It is the fence separating the Hamas-cidal maniacs in the Gaza Strip from their Arab neighbors in Egypt.
You will often hear from those opposing the building of a U.S.-Mexico border fence that it won't work – it won't really stop or be a deterrent to those determined to cross over into the U.S. The detractors often cite tunneling as one option.
Well, guess what? The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers has figured that out – at least so far as the tunnels being dug under the fence between Gaza and Egypt. The U.S. is teaching the Egyptian troops how to use advanced technological equipment to find and destroy the tunnels, including instruments that measure ground fluctuations and signal that a tunnel is being dug.
Haven't officials in Washington been telling the American people for the last two years that building border fences is a waste of time and money? Don't they claim that fences really don't keep undesirables out? Don't they tell us fences are inhumane and oppressive? Didn't they say you can't build a fence high enough to keep out bad guys?
So why is it that a border fence separating Arabs in Egypt's Sinai Peninsula from Arabs in Gaza is a good thing? And why does it work?
Didn't Washington also tell Israelis they shouldn't build a fence to protect their civilian population from Arab terrorists on the West Bank? Why, I must ask, was it morally wrong for the Israelis to build a fence to protect their citizens from Arab terrorists, but it's the right thing for Egypt to do? In fact, it's so right for Egypt, American taxpayers have been volunteered to pick up the tab!
So Egypt has been forced to build fences and walls to keep the infiltration to a minimum. It's funny how you don't hear many complaints about this wall.
You sure hear them every time an American insists one should be erected along the U.S. southern border. You certainly heard them during Israel's construction of its own security barrier separating itself from the future Palestinian state next door.
And no one claims this wall won't work. In fact, the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers is determined to make it work and is spending U.S. taxpayer dollars to ensure it does.
Thursday, June 12, 2008
Washington Building Border Fence... sorta
From WND comes this amazing tale of hypocrisy on the part of our own government with regard to our national security. Can our administration be more concerned with the security of an enemy of Israel than with our own? Or Israel's?