Tuesday, September 13, 2005

The Great Fence of Pakistan

The latest proposal to stop terrorists from moving back and forth across the Pakistani – Afghanistan border is a “fence”:


Per Musharraf & his Foreign Minister Khurshid Kasuri not just any fence but a Barbed-Wire Fence!!!:

On Friday, Musharraf told The Associated Press that his government has proposed building a barbed-wire fence along the border to help keep Islamic insurgents from crossing the area freely. The border itself is vast, running for more than 1,500 miles.

Kasuri did not specify the form a fence would take, such as barbed wire or solid material. The route the barrier would take has not been decided, he said. Kasuri said the aim would be to screen out warlords and narcotics trade as well as terrorists.

A barbed-wire fence maybe all well and good to keep cows and horses enclosed in a pasture or field, but forgive me if I’m a bit skeptical that it would do much about warlords, narcotic smugglers, and terrorists.

With just a pair of fence cutters the 1,500 mile barbed-wired fence would need daily patching in many, many spots I’d say. A complete waste of money that I’m sure America would be asked to pay. How's this for a novel idea, how about several thousand Pakistani troops on the border 24-7-365……………………………..