Monday, September 12, 2011

Israel's Security Fence - "The Wall of Shame"

Terrorism has been defined throughout the international community as a crime against humanity. As such, the state of Israel not only has the right but also the obligation to do everything in its power to lessen the impact and scope of terrorism on the citizens of Israel.

The security fence in an operational concept conceived by the Israeli Defense Establishment in order to reduce the numbers of terrorist attacks whether in the form of explosive-rigged vehicles or in the form of suicide bombers who enter into Israel with the intention of murdering innocent babies, children, women and men.

Morocco -- Sahara:
The great wall of Morocco known as “the security belt” is a defensive wall of 2720 kms (1690 mi) long. It serves to protect Morocco from hostile intentions of Polisario.

Pakistan -- Afghanistan:
Pakistan built a 2400 kms (1490 mi)barrier to separate itself from Afghanistan.

India -- Pakistan:
As well India built its 3300 kms (2050 mi) wall to separate itself from neighboring Pakistan.

South Korea -- North Korea:
South Korea protects itself from North Korea with a barrier of 250 kms (154 mi).

Saudi Arabia -- Yemen:
Saudi Arabia built 1770 kms (1100 mi) concrete wall with sophisticated electronic monitoring devices. The wall is intended to prevent Yemenite infiltration into the country. The barrier costs over 700 million dollars. Little matters the anger of local Yemenite tribes denouncing the reduction of Yemenite territory by 7 kms (4 mi).

(and Iraq)
As well Saudi Arabia erects a 900 kms (500 mi) ultra modern barrier on its border with Iraq.

Turkey (Cyprus):
Turkey claims part of the island of Cyprus and delimits that territory by a barrier of 300 kms. (187 mi)

Thailand -- Malaysia:
Since 2007, Thailand erected a 75 kms (46 mi) barrier along its most accessible border with Malaysia. According to Bangkok, its purpose is to prevent southern troubled provinces Muslim terrorists from entering the northern part of the country.

Uzbekistan -- Tajikistan:
Uzbekistan erected a closure of 1283 kms (797 mi) along its border with Tajikistan.

United Arab Emirates -- Oman:
United Arab Emirates are in the process of building 410 kms (255 mi) barrier on their border with Oman.

Kuwait -- Iraq:
Kuwait reinforces the exiting 215 kms (134 mi) structure along its border with Iraq.

United States -- Mexico:
What about United States?
What about Obama and his speech in Cairo?
What about this land of liberty and the Mexican border?
The 3360 kms (2087 mi) length wall between United states and Mexico is being erected to protect the U.S from Mexicans who try to enter illegally the country in order to escape poverty and misery.

And what about Europe?
Always so ready to condemn certain others?

Spain - Ceuta and Melilla
Spain of Javier Solana and Moratinos erected an electrified barrier of 11 kms (7 mi) guarded continuously by soldiers at Melilla, as well at its border with Ceuta, The fence’s long 11 (7 mi) kms and consists of parallel 3-metre (10-foot) fences topped with barbed wire, with regular watchposts and a road running between them to accommodate police patrols or ambulance service in case of need. Underground cables connect spotlights, noise and movement sensors, and video cameras to a central control booth; dozens of Guard ships and patrol boats check the coast, while 621 Guardia Civil’s officers and 548 police officers control the shore.

It serve to protect Spain from illegal Moroccan and sub Saharan workers who try to enter its territory to escape famine.

Ireland (Belfast)
There are also the famous “walls of Ireland”, length of 0.5 kms (0.310 mi), where for over thirty years, Catholic and Protestants desire to be separated from each other. For this, roads have been cut in order to end the throwing of stones, Molotov cocktails, hand grenades and various other projectiles. Entire areas of Belfast have been disfigured, homes destroyed and residents ex-pulsed in total general international indifference.


For Israel however the benefit of such wall is without question:
Between 2002 and 2008, the number of victims of suicide bomb attacks on its soil has fallen from 451 to 7. This fall of 98.5% (!!!) does not of course apply at Eilat, nor Dimona, nor along the Judean desert as these areas are not yet enclosed in the security barrier.

It is more legitimate to build a wall in order to protect oneself from immigrants living in poverty and misery than to do it in order to prevent the entering of TERRORIST, SUICIDE BOMBERS?

I let you, Mr. Obama, Mr. Solana, Mr. Moratinos and all your colleagues answer this question.
It is quite rhetorical, I must admit.

Here is the complete list of all the barrier walls around the world:

Name: Baghdad Wall
Country: Adhamiya, Iraq
Type: Civil pacification
Year: (Under construction)
Length: 5 kms (3 mi)

Name: Belfast Peace Lines
Country: United Kingdom (Northern Ireland)
type: Civil pacification
Year: 1970s -early
Length: 0.500 kms (average) -- (0.310 mi)

Name: Botswana/Zimbabwe
Country: Botswana and Zimbabwe
Type: Anti-illegal immigration
Year: 2003
Length: 500 kms (310 mi)

Name: Brunei/Limbang
Country: Brunei and Limbang
Type: Anti-illegal immigration
Year: 2005
Length: 20 kms (12 mi)

Name: Ceuta border fence
Country: Spain
Type: Anti-illegal immigration
Year: 2001
Length: 11 kms

Name: Melilla border fence
Country: Spain
Type: Anti-illegal immigration
Year: 1998
Length: 11 kms

Name: China/Hong Kong
Country: China
Type: Internal barrier
Year: 1960s -early
Length: 32 kms (20 mi)

Name: China/Macau
Country: China
type: Internal barrier
Year: 1870
Length: 0.340 km (0.211 mi)

Name: China/North Korea
Country: China and North Korea
Type: Anti-illegal immigration
Year: (Under construction)
Length: 1,416 kms (879 mi)

Name: Egypt-Gaza barrier
Country: Egypt
Type: Anti-terrorism and anti-illegal immigration
Year: 1979, + subterranean barrier (under construction)
Length: 3.071 kms (2 mi)

Name: Sharm el-Sheikh
Country: Egypt
type: Anti-terrorism
Year: 2005
Length: 20 kms (12 mi)

Name: Malaysia-Thailand border
Country: Thailand and Malaysia
Type: Anti-terrorism
Year: Proposed
Length: 650 kms (403 mi)

Name: Indo-Bangladeshi barrier
Country: India
Type: Anti-illegal immigration and Anti-Terrorism
Year: Under construction
Length: 3,268 kms (2041 mi)

Name: Indo-Burma barrier
Country: India
type: Anti-Drug smuggling and Anti-Terrorism
Year: Under construction
Length: 1,624 kms (1009 mi)

Name: Indian Kashmir barrier
Country: India
Type: Anti-terrorism (disputed territory)
Year: 2004
Length: 550 kms (341 mi)

Name: Iran-Pakistan barrier
Country: Iran and Pakistan
Type: Anti-drug smuggling
Year: Under construction
Length: 700 kms (434 mi)

Name: Israeli West Bank barrier
Country: Israel -- West Bank
Type: Anti-terrorism (disputed territory)
Year: Under construction
Length: 650 kms (403 mi)

Name: Kazakh-Uzbekistan barrier
Country: Kazakhstan and Uzbekistan
Type: Anti-drug smuggling
Year: 2006
Length: 45 kms (28 mi)

Name: Korean Wall
Country: North Korea and South Korea
Type: Conflict zone
Year: 1953
Length: 248 kms (154 mi)

Name: Kruger National Park
Country: South Africa and Mozambique
Type: Anti-illegal immigration
Year: 1975
Length: 120 kms (74 mi)

Name: Kuwait-Iraq barrier
Country: Kuwait and Iraq
Type: Conflict zone
Year: 1991
Length: 193 kms (120 mi)

Name: Pakistan-Afghanistan barrier
Country: Pakistan
Type: Anti-terrorism
Year: Proposed
Length: 2,400 kms (1491 mi)

Name: Russia -- Chechnya barrier
Country: Chechnya (Russia)
Type: Anti-terrorism (disputed territory)
Year: Proposed
Length: 700 (435 mi)

name: Saudi-Yemen barrier
Country: Saudi Arabia and Yemen
type: Anti-illegal immigration
Year: 2004
Length: 1770 kms (1100 mi)

Name: Turkmen -- Uzbekistan barrier
Country: Turkmenistan and Uzbekistan
Type: Anti-illegal immigration
Year: 2001
Length: 1,700 kms (1056 mi)

Name: United Arab Emirates-Oman barrier
Country: United Arab Emirates and Oman
Type: Anti-illegal immigration
Year: Under construction
Length: 410 kms (254 mi)

name: United Nations Buffer Zone in Cyprus
Country: Cyprus and Northern Cyprus
Type: Conflict zone
Year: 1974
Length: 300 kms (186 mi)

Name: United States–Mexico barrier
Country: United States
Type: Anti-illegal immigration and drug smuggling
Year: Under construction
Length: 3,360 (2087 mi)

Name: Uzbek-Afghanistan barrier
Country: Uzbekistan and Afghanistan
Type: Anti-illegal immigration
Year: 2001
Length: 209 kms (130 mi)

Name: Uzbek -- Kyrgyzstan (Tajikistan) barrier
Country: Uzbekistan and Kyrgyzstan
Type: Conflict zone
Year: 1999
Length: 1283 kms (797 mi)

Name: Via Anelli Wall
Country: Padua, Italy
Type: Internal barrier
Year: 2006
Length: 0.085 kms (0.05 mi)

Name: Western Sahara, Berm of
Country: Morocco
Type: Conflict zone (disputed territory)
Year: 1987
Length: 2720 kms (1690 mi)


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