Virtual fence is a virtual flop

Open borders advocate Bush has no commitment to enforcement

The virtual fence was to be a technological advancement that would provide an alternative to “divisive” walls and federal agents policing the Arizona-Mexico border.

Initially, we were told there were delays in getting the high-tech virtual border fence operational. Then there were additional postponements and a few rescheduling glitches, but not to worry, it would be completed and operational “soon.”

When “soon” arrived last December, we found the fence was flawed. So flawed, in fact, that the towers, computer software, radar, satellite links and cameras were malfunctioning and didn’t meet Boeing’s contract requirements for detecting border intrusions. Some of its $20 million dollar technology would have to be replaced by this summer.

Now the entire high dollar project is being scrapped due to the clumsy incompetence of the Bush administration’s Homeland Security Secretary, Michael Chertoff, the contractors and the failed system itself.

Meanwhile, the flood of illegal aliens, both Mexican and others, using that country as a launch pad to gain access to the U.S., continues the invasion unabated.

In a previous post, Seeing Red AZ posed the elephant-in-the-room question, asking who impoverished Mexicans will aid in penetrating our sovereign border if the price is right? The United States remains vulnerable to the threat of international terrorist organizations with the ability to exploit the poverty, lawlessness, economic instability and governmental corruption south of our border.

As long ago as 2004, TIME magazine reported border agents have encountered not only a wide variety of illegal invaders from Latin America (Guatemala, El Salvador, Brazil, Nicaragua and Venezuela) but also those coming from destabilized countries such as Iran, Afghanistan, Iraq, Egypt, Russia, Korea, China and even Bulgaria.

And while American citizens sit and wait for the next shoe to drop, we foot the bill for self-placating misadventures as George W. Bush makes concessions to forward his dream of a North American Union and a borderless continent.

Watch this CNN video with Lou Dobbs for an idea of what lies ahead.


2 Responses to Virtual fence is a virtual flop

  1. RA says:

    It was a “proof of concept” implementation. It failed.

    Sometimes the best and cheapest fixes are low- or no-tech.

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