hmmm.....Why just coastal? gee, whats more likely...A missile being fired at the US......OR, hundreds of illegals flooding into the US every day.
We could stop them with much the same technology as the Israeli's are using along their border with 'Free Palestine': Multibarrier Mine Trenches
and High Walls. Backed by 'sensor poles'.
At half the cost.
Indeed, we already use UGS technology (camera as rock) to catch them transiting key choke points as live video. We often simply cannot get enough
people there to do the job of stemming the flow.
Similarly, we have a digital database of hundreds of thousands of faces that can pick out captured illegals as 'repeat offenders' in seconds.
The real question then becomes two-fold:
1. What do you do with them?
If you don't put them up against a wall to impart a genuine fear-factor, you end up paying for their medicals until they go back and tell ALLLLLL
their friends how painless the try-try again factor is. California has already proven how hispanic-sympathetic local governments can inhibit the
passage of both State and National laws 'for the betterment of the majority'.
2. We live in 'service' (slave labour as opposed to slave manufacture) economy whereby many jobs are so low that Americans just don't want to do
them. If we don't bring in illegals, who have 'never had it so good' our economy would have to make MAJOR investments in everything from au pair
to construction to fruit picker. Creating (subidized) 'summer jobs' programs that /really/ paid teenagers with hard currency, whether they were
into college or not. Going with more and more automation in agro.
And our lives would change in ways that would be both wonderful and terrible because 'AI' and 'I, Robot' have it right in illustrating a society
for which no human can contribute effectively in comparison with anthropomorphic, thinking, machines. For it is clear that, despite the
you're-special pablum we are fed from childhood, /at least/ 70-80% of us are only really 'gifted' enough to be cog-turners and at the rates of
compensation we expect in return, there is no efficiency in capitalism.
A 'living wage' (preguaranteed housing and a guaranteed lifestyle, probably in trade for strictly regulated fertility) would in turn require that
the 15-20% of each year's 'discretionary' budget that is wasted on the military be allocated to a life-values set of programs that would
fundamentally alter some of the most basic principles by which our founding fathers set out the Constitution.
Some might go so far as to call it enlightened socialism. And if it worked, we'd have even more of a flooding horde of poor and shiftless.
Are you going to 'set an example' by shooting those too?
I wish the government would take illegal immagrants as serious as they do with a rogue nation with WMD.
We do take it seriously. There are almost certainly 'classified' segments of NAFTA and CAFTA that include specific quotas of wage slaves (drugs and
a 1,001 other contraband items) that are to be 'imported' every year to assist in artifically levering up local economies. Since 'official' loans
always end up horrendously wasted through the organized corruption of state rule.
Don't assume that it isn't intentional. Just be worried that it's being run by people who have no clue or care what ethno-economic strife does to
an empire. Even though we have evidence going back to Rome and beyond what can happen.
Anywho, I like the HAA, and think its worth it. Anyone have any pics of the small demo version of it?
Be careful what you wish for. The LTA in general is completely vulnerable to any organized defense, it is only good for 'monitoring' civillian
targets. If you lock your sensor systems to a certain look angle and geographic placement, you can control the extent of civil rights/privacy
invasive use to which they are 'signatures only' (radar target) put to use. Similarly, if you isolate the mission to military systems which act
purely to replace expensive commercial satellite use and to provide cheap standin (ocean basin wide volume airspace sanitization) alternatives to
manned platforms for roles like TMD, you can control the mechanization of their development path.
But when you start putting high resolution cameras onboard while lofting them beyond the visual sighting of those they 'monitor' with an unblinking
If you don't like Illegals, say so and get your representative to put forward legislation to interrupt the tide of them with more specifically
appropriated as much as appropriate _law enforcement_ funding. Relative only to States with an international border. Don't endorse platform-centric
'symptomatic' cures just because you think the Goodyear Blimp looks cool.
It's just not worth the risk of empowering those who would use the tool-once-made to ends not announced but certainly envisioned at the time of their
P.S. If you want to REALLY put a crimp in the illegals flow without 'bothering' the timid liberalists in our nation, force Mexico and China in
particular to pay a 1 million dollar fine for each illegal that is caught on our soil. Or face losing MFN status for 1 month as a functional 'other
imports' tariff penalty. Similarly, guarantee 10% of that as bounty to the local police departments doing the catching.
Their own governments will put such a fear of god into their people as to make them terrified of coming within 20 klicks of the border.
You can also make it a death penalty offense to pack people into the back of 100` trucks or shipping containers (or any other conditions apt to lead
to inhumane treatment) for _Americans_ 'trying to do the correct thing' in reuniting families that had no right to be here to begin with.
The word could be spread through many less wasteful, Big Brother /dangerous/ methods, if we so chose.