Past Features

March 18, 2017

Trump "wall" needed more than we think?


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Glenn Spencer -- March 18 
Trump Wall -- Stopping horses -- or horse?
    The first use of horses in warfare occurred over 5,000 years ago.
    The construction of the Great Wall of China began in 202 to 206 BC, with the majority of the existing wall from the Ming Dynasty (1368–1644).
    As I imagined the Great Wall stopping invading armies, I thought --- Maybe it was really designed to stop horses? Sure enough, a Google search produced this:
    "The primary purpose of the wall was not to keep out people, who could scale the wall, but to insure that semi-nomadic people on the outside of the wall could not cross with their horses or return easily with stolen property."
    Last year, when the New York Times claimed that smugglers would dig tunnels under Trump's wall, we pointed out that technology existed to stop them.
    Just as with the Great Wall of China, Donald Trump's Great Wall has an even more important purpose --- stopping 'horse' --- or heroin --- and other drugs --- and he is going to need more than concrete to do it.

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