onsdag 11 juli 2012

Realförbud, igen

Vidare på temat att forcera obegripliga murar, ur New York Times långa men mycket läsvärda artikel om drogsmuggling, via Bruce Schneier:

Michael Braun, the former chief of operations for the D.E.A., told me a story about the construction of a high-tech fence along a stretch of border in Arizona. “They erect this fence,” he said, “only to go out there a few days later and discover that these guys have a catapult, and they’re flinging hundred-pound bales of marijuana over to the other side.” He paused and looked at me for a second. “A catapult,” he repeated. “We’ve got the best fence money can buy, and they counter us with a 2,500-year-old technology.

Janet Napolitano sammanfattade tidigare fenomenet stiligt (tvivelaktig trigonometri åsido):

Janet Napolitano, the secretary of homeland security, expressed doubts about the effectiveness of physical barriers at the border when she was Arizona’s governor and Congress first endorsed the idea in 2005. “You show me a 50-foot wall and I’ll show you a 51-foot ladder at the border,” Ms. Napolitano said at the time. “That’s the way the border works.”

Och Penn & Teller på temat:


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