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originally posted by: grey580
a reply to: WeAreAWAKE
Anyone that claims that the border can be secured is lying.
We don't have the money to secure our borders.
The border is impenetrable if you are an American trying to get out. I was in the back country for three full days with great maps and great equipment, and managed to evade the U.S. border patrol for three days, and finally got busted. I had huge cameras at that time and got off as being a reporter, but was not allowed to proceed southward to the border.
Here is what I witnessed
There were five layers of border patrol that I saw, and possibly more that I did not. Drones flew the skies constantly. Helicopters flew the sky constantly. At night, you could see the rows of border patrol agents approach their positions with their headlights on. There were five separate rows, which from the top of a mountain I could see were spaced about a mile apart, extending five miles or more into the back country north of the U.S. border.
The border is totally impenetrable for people heading south. BUT at the actual border crossing, they were allowing Mexicans to stream across the border by the hundreds with back packs or whatever else, where buses picked them up and drove them away.
So Dear Gordon Duff, please get your story straight. The border patrol is there to keep Americans in, and the fence is huge and difficult and practically everywhere along the border. Drones fly the skies constantly as do helicopter patrols, THAT BORDER IS A ONE WAY PRISON WALL, THEY WANT THE ILLEGALS IN, AND FOR AMERICANS TO NOT PASS OUT, AND WHY? HERE IS THE ANSWER -
originally posted by: buster2010
It would have been funny if some militia down there would have shot him when he did this thinking he actually was Bin Laden. There is no way to secure the border the only way we could come close to securing the border is to line it with military bases. We could do this by shutting down all our useless bases overseas and moving them back home.
originally posted by: theantediluvian
This is just stupid.
The border with Mexico is 1,989 miles long. The border with Canada is 5,525 miles long and we have somewhere around 95,000 miles of coastline.
To put that in some sort of context, the DMZ between North and South Korea, one of the most heavily guarded borders on the planet, is only about 160 miles long. There are mines, walls, fences, computerized surveillance systems and plenty of guard shacks filled with heavily armed, extremely vigilant soldiers and yet... people sneak across every year and there have been at least 4 tunnels discovered over the years.
Come back to reality.
originally posted by: Xcouncil=wisdom
a reply to: sheepslayer247
So your saying where we do have the few limited border checkpoints the security there would let Osama Bin Laden just drive across the border?
I'm thinking a fence where we don't have checkpoints is still a good idea
originally posted by: knoledgeispower
a reply to: WeAreAWAKE
If you believed that was possible to have a secure border then it is your own fault for believing it.
Politicians & presidents always lie, you should be careful what you believe in.
You want a secure border, put the U.S in a dome. That's basically the only way, unless you set up electric fences along the border.