Tunnels Under Trump's Wall Already In Progress

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Border agents discover tunnel on Texas-Mexico border.

Please consider 60-Foot Long Tunnel Found Next to Border Wall in Texas.

Patrol agents discovered a tunnel under construction in Hidalgo, Texas that would have gone under the border wall.

The 60-foot long tunnel is reportedly almost impossible to see standing near the Rio Grande River. That's because it sits at the bottom of a 30-foot embankment, so you can only see it if you're on the river. Agents said they brought pictures to show President Trump during his recent visit.

"You've seen them on the news in Arizona and New Mexico and stuff like that but I've never seen one in the Valley,” Brand said. “That's the first one I've seen that's in our back yard."

The Hill adds Tunnel Commentary.

"You've seen them on the news in Arizona and New Mexico and stuff like that, but I've never seen one in the Valley,” Orthal Brand Jr., who is president of the Hidalgo County Water Improvement District 3, told the local station. “That's the first one I've seen that's in our back yard."

“It’s hard for me to put a piece of equipment on the edge of a 30-foot sand cliff, and reach down and try to collapse something, without putting my own piece of equipment and my operator at risk,” he said.

Brand said he is working with the Border Patrol and U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service to find another way to get rid of the tunnel. He told the Rio Grande Guardian earlier this week that his team also plans to enlist the help of an explosion company.

“My men climbed down and looked at it. It needs dynamite to blow it. I would like to praise the marine division of Border Patrol,” he told the international news service.

“Boots on the ground would not have seen it. Helicopters would not have found it. Drones, sensors, would never have found it,” he added. “You could only see it from the river. They looked at the cliff and found it. It was all covered up with bamboo and brush. It looked kind of dry, which alerted them to it.”

Double Wall

Perhaps we need my double wall proposal: Build two walls, 40 yards apart, and shoot anything with two legs that gets between the walls.

I was not serious, but it would work. Several responded that they like the idea. One suggested mines.

Mike "Mish" Shedlock

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themonosynaptic
themonosynaptic

"One suggested mines."

Also a good way to keep kids off the lawn.

shamrock
shamrock

Why wait? Let's start the carpet bombing of Mexico and Central America.

2banana
2banana

By definition - this is not Trump's Wall since it has yet to be built.

This is, however, the wall Biden, Hillary, Pelosi and Schumer voted for in the 90s and 00s.

Before they were morally against walls.

abend237-04
abend237-04

I suggest e-verify and legalized drugs, then Federal mandate for drug testing for any company doing business with the Federal government, with rehab and firing on second offense for anything stronger than pot. We've killed over 200,000 Mexicans fighting over our drug market. We're ruining Mexico and Latin America. Every doper is hiring killers and wrecking lives. Enjoy. There's a reason they're on the road coming here.

Stuki
Stuki

40 feet won't do squat. Or at least not much more than squat. I Gaza Israel has been widening their no-mans land at regular intervals ever since the wall was first built. Now it sits at a kilometer or more. And that's with a guard density noone would want to pay for along the US-Mexico border (Hamasians come across specifically to blow themselves up on crowded buses. Mexicans come to move your lawn......). And a much greater tolerance for shooting anything that moves. In Korea, the border is 5 miles or more...

The physical Berlin Wall was narrower. But East Germany had guard towers almost on top of each other. And, their guards were on the source side of the border. Where they are much better able to pick up on buildups to jumping attempts, than if they were on the destination side. Along the rest of the Soviet border, militarized no mans lands were often 10 miles or more. The wider the strip, and the more remote and physically difficult to get to the location, the lower the density of guards you can get away with.

In areas with regular human activity on both sides of the border, a breach; as in the time elapsed from someone emerges as a likely border jumper, out of the background noise of day to day activity, on the source side, until he disappears into the noise on the destination side, is so short with only a 40 foot no man's land, that guards have to be right there when it happens. Everywhere along the whole border. Which noone is willing to pay for, when border jumpers don't particularly threaten to do anything more than help some farmer pick a few strawberries.