March 14, 2018

Trump visits border wall prototypes — but when will it ever be built?

Ezra LevantRebel Commander

Donald Trump was in southern California yesterday to inspect prototypes of the border wall with Mexico.

But those prototypes were actually built back in October,2017. While Trump’s visit is encouraging, you’ve got to ask: when is it going to be built?

Trump has made the case. He made the case in 2016. Yesterday, though, he reiterated that worrying about cost is a fake excuse. Even if the wall costs tens of billions of dollars, what’s the cost of all the illegals in hospitals and schools and welfare? Let alone the cost of policing and private security?

Trump also mentioned sanctuary cities. I wish he’d use a different word, one less positive and misleading. How about "fugitive cities"? The word "sanctuary" is rooted in the Latin word "sanctus," for holy. There is nothing holy about terrorists and MS-13 gangs.

I sort of wish Canada had a border wall too. Instead, Trudeau has dispatched our RCMP to be bellboys, to carry across the border the suitcases of the illegal migrants coming up from the U.S., falsely claiming to be refugees from America, when in fact they are illegals or outright criminals who Trump is about to deport.

Speaking of Trump, he's been president for 14 months now.

If there aren’t shovels in the ground at the southern border this summer, I think people are going to start to feel tricked, don’t you?

NEXT: To talk more about this story, I'm joined by Joel Pollak, Editor at Large.

THEN: Edmonton Sun Senior Columnist Lorne Gunter comes on to discuss the Trudeau government's latest international embarrassment:

The Belgium state visit to Canada that turned into an unfunny comedy of errors.

FINALLY: Your letters to me!

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commented 2018-03-16 12:14:05 -0400
They’re still negotiating a price with the illegal immigrants on a price to build it.
commented 2018-03-15 17:37:05 -0400
Out here in ranching country, we have a slogan for someone like Justin Trudeau. “All hat and no cattle”.
commented 2018-03-15 16:16:45 -0400
Andy Neimers, I sympathize with your ‘typo’ problem. I usually re-read my remarks to find and eliminate them, but if I’m getting tired, I sometimes neglect to do that, and then, sure enough, there they are, alas. I think you’re right that the type could be a bit bolder, but I also have to assume they have looked at it and concluded that it’s what it is now for reasons they know and we don’t. I might be that it makes for easier reading for most people, but I can’t say that for sure. I hope they will look at ‘bolding’ it up just slightly for us older folks. But ultimately, I have to assume they have looked at it and are doing what they think is best for the majority of readers, and we’re not the only ones they have to consider. So I’d suggest just re-reading comments (good for spellcheck also) before submitting them. I hope you will keep supporting financially as I am. We need to have this media to get the truth out to Canadians, to save our country from the forces that are working to destroy it from within. In the light of which, type face should be the least of our concerns.
commented 2018-03-15 15:55:31 -0400
Ron Joseph – We should have front doors, just not $15 billion dollar front doors that don’t do a better job than a $!5 million dollar front door. My point is that a wall is 19th Century technology that is easily defeated by a $100.00 ladder or a $10.00 shovel. Doesn’t make sense. Better to use 21 Century technology: sound sensors (the Israelis put them in artificial rocks on their borders) cameras (likewise), helicopters, plus a simple and relatively inexpensive border road connecting patrol bases. And a chain link fence, with sensors. The main idea is deterrence, which Trump is already having great success with. And where deterrence occasionally fails, choppers and patrols vehicles to pick up borders violators. A wall is useful in the 1% of the border that is through urban areas, but totally unnecessary and too expensive for the 99% of border in open country. Again, look at Israel, which has been very successful: They have a high wall through urban areas, but along their borders with Egypt and Lebanon, they use essentially the system I outlined above.

Sorry I lost you some of your coffee this morning. Unfortunately, that’s the least of what Canadians are going to lose soon unless Trudeau comes to his senses and stops betraying the Canadians who gave their lives to protect this country and its freedom and prosperity, both of which Trudeau is working overtime (the only thing he actually works on, as near as I can tell, other than his and his family’s fantasy wardrobe) to destroy.
commented 2018-03-15 15:39:20 -0400
I understand Sissy Socks has acquired a new head dress that he intends to wear in the next assembly of the house of.commons.
I hoe he brings enough Mickey Mouse ears for all the liberal members of the house.
commented 2018-03-15 14:25:54 -0400
Tammie Putinsky-Zandbelt —the wife looks normal, however Justin looks too much like he knows what he is doing. It doesn’t look right.
commented 2018-03-15 14:20:17 -0400
Got me on that one Tammie. Too funny.
commented 2018-03-15 14:19:41 -0400
Ted Tadright—Using your Theory that someone can go over or under a wall; It is easy for many people to kick in our front door; should we not have a front door on our houses?

Thanks for the statement saying Trudeau would never miss a visit from a Sharia Law Country. I spilled some of my 1st morning coffee when I read that. Unfortunately it s so true.
commented 2018-03-15 11:35:07 -0400
If Trudeau was half a man and his team even slightly competent, Trump would play ball fairly. The stupider and more defiant Canada gets the more belligerent Trump will get. Somebody send our putz a copy of ‘The Art Of The Deal’. It may help him formulate a plan of negotiating which might actually have positive results. The contempt Justin oozes in combination with his incompetence is like waving a red flag in front of a bull.
commented 2018-03-15 11:19:45 -0400
Ted you are right. The number of illegal migrants has plummeted, so Trump is already greatly reducing the border problems. Wish we could do the same in Canada.
commented 2018-03-15 11:14:28 -0400
Robert, I hear he is going to try on Goofy’s costume.
commented 2018-03-15 10:43:36 -0400
Mr. Sissy Socks is on holidays again?
In Florida?
Ah, a state visit to Disneyland. I understand that Mickey Mouse will be there to greet him.
It has to be state visit because someone has to pay for it.
Boy, are we missing Harper yet?
commented 2018-03-15 09:38:25 -0400
Ron Joseph, Jill Colton’s ad campaigns are hilarious. Thanks for posting the latest one.
commented 2018-03-15 08:47:19 -0400
Correction Ezra tweets that Jr. is going to Florida today. Concede to Trump and get another holiday. It is good to be PM.
commented 2018-03-15 08:41:24 -0400
If Trudeau wasn’t sulking about having to cancel his Florida vacation, maybe he would have not let Trump take advantage of him so easily.
commented 2018-03-15 07:24:45 -0400
Trump’s new economic advisor, Larry Kudlow said with respect to NATA negotiations “even with this left wing crazy guy Trudeau, they’re still our pals” and that “Trudeau gave concessions hand over fist to Trump”. Finally, a frank view of what the White House really thinks of Jr. Thoroughly predictable that a champagne socialist, cry-baby, trust fund recipient would be taken advantage of by Trump.
commented 2018-03-15 06:50:55 -0400
Ted, the other thing Trump has done is to hire hundreds of new judges to hear deportation cases. The faster they can move cases the fewer the instances of “catch and release”.
commented 2018-03-15 05:17:08 -0400
Ted Tadright… I have written to Eitan Gilboord SIX TIMES now asking why The Rebel’s posting system uses this flakey “light face” type which is conducive to making “typos” for people with limited vision… Not One Reply so far!… I have been making such typos, like you, and I’m getting damn tired of it… The next time The Rebel is seeking more “funding”, I, as a supporter from day one, am going to tell them “No Thanks”…
commented 2018-03-15 03:29:59 -0400
My typo level is climbing faster than an illegal migrant over a border wall. Must be getting tired, so see you!
commented 2018-03-15 03:26:43 -0400
Trump has actually already accomplished what he wanted to with the wall, simply be re-activating the ICE agency that Obama had hamstrung so he could flood the U.S. with illegal migrants, i.e. future Democrat voters.

The number of illegal migrants has plummeted by something like half or more since Trump reinstated ICE. And it will stay that way and keep getting better, the longer ICE is rounding up illegal migrants and deporting them. Word got around Latin America pretty quickly after Trump too office and started enforcing U.S. law that Obama traitorously subverted. The migrants simply stopped coming because they realized they were going to be deported by ICE. So besides being useless, the wall has become unnecessary in nay case.
commented 2018-03-15 03:04:34 -0400

He has already reneged on many other election promises – why would this be any different? He even said that maybe the wall won’t be built, as it’s not longer a priority and of course Mexico isn’t going to pay a penny for it.
commented 2018-03-15 03:02:45 -0400
Liza, I hope that Trump succeeds in building a border security system that works and keeps the U.S. safe and secure. But I think a wall, even 30 feet high, is easily defeated and is a waste of time, effort and money. A shovel, a ladder, or a lift truck in the middle of the night, and you are over it in five minutes or less (well, more with the shovel, but going over the top won’t take more than five minutes). If a physical barrier is insisted on anyway, it might as well just be a chain link fence with barbed wire on top. It will also be useless, but will cost a lot less and allow good visibility to see who is coming from the south. I really think trump didn’t think it through very well, and will end up regretting spending billions on a wall that will be a joke to both illegal migrants and U.S. citizens. Bitterly so, in the latter case, I hope he listens to security experts and abandons the wall idea and goes with a road, maybe a fence, and definitely a system of border patrol helicopter bases and border sensors. Otherwise, I think he will go down in history as the President who built a U.S. version of the Maginot Line. And I would hate to see that happen, because I do believe that his heart is in the right place and he is doing all the right things, otherwise, as President, such as his handling of the economy and the North Korea and Iran threats, his friendship with Israel, and his resistance to calls to disarm American citizens.
commented 2018-03-15 02:40:24 -0400
Trudeau ’couldn’t make it’ to greet one of our long-standing European ally’s representatives visiting Ottawa, but do you think he would have snubbed the leader of any Sharia Law country? Not if hell froze over.

What a sickening disgrace the part-time drama teacher PM is to this country: A ‘useful idiot’ bent on converting Canada from a bastion of Western freedom and prosperity to a third world terrorist hellhole.

Trudeau, future terrorized Canadians will curse your name and never forgive you for betraying the Canadian soldiers who died in France, Belgium and Holland to preserve freedom in Canada; freedom that you inherited and yet despised and threw away like a filthy rag. Which is what you are turning Canada into.

Trudeau, come to your senses and stop betraying Canada. If you don’t, your name will be cursed forever.
commented 2018-03-15 02:22:28 -0400
Ted, I do believe it is a multifaceted plan, encompassing border patrol, cameras and sensors as well. If anyone was so motivated, it takes no time to hop over a fence and more time to get over a huge wall and repel down the other side somehow. It is a lot more dangerous as well. The longer it takes for them to get over the top, the more time there is for patrols to get to where the breach is before they run off. I would expect patrols would be alerted at the beginning of the ascent and be there before anyone could actually get over and run away.
Also he has said before that it wouldn’t all be walled, some of it because of terrain would be fenced and monitored electronically. I don’t really have any doubt, myself, that a builder like Trump can come up with an effective plan. He needs to find a way to get it started though, a lot of people are counting on that promise. I don’t think it is one he is going to renege on.
commented 2018-03-15 02:07:33 -0400
Money For Nothing, it seems to never end. Our PM is making quite a reputation for himself . Justin is not very perceptive, but you would think maybe Butts would be , or someone around him would be advising him not to be so insulting and such an embarrassment to us on the global stage. He is remarkably rude. Now there is another leader of a country we have to apologize to, on behalf of our ignorant PM.
commented 2018-03-15 02:02:57 -0400
I actually think Trump made a blunder in promising a wall, not because it can’t or won’t be built, but because it won’t stop anyone with a shovel or a ladder (when you get to the top, you pull the ladder up and use it to climb down the other side). Why spend billions of dollars on a wall that can be overcome by a tip to the local hardware store and an expenditure of less than $100.00. It works in Israel because the distances are short and easy to constantly patrol, but for the long U.S. southern border, it’s pointless. A system of border patrol bases, with cameras and sensors all along the border, would be far cheaper and more effective, and wouldn’t cut off U.S. land owners along the border from their land and from the Rio Grande River.
commented 2018-03-15 01:31:55 -0400
I have found Belgians to be very sophisticated and respectful of Canada, in part for our winning ways on their soil during WW1.
Did you know that every day at 8 PM Belgian has a remembrance day ceremony honouring the thousands of Canadian soldiers buried in Belgium?
And Trudeau doesn’t have time. And nobody thought to check the flag. Stoned, don’t give shititis, or both?
Belgium is a massive trading nation tied to the hip economically with UK, Germany, France and Netherlands. People talk.
What an embarrassment these Liberals are.
What is more surprising is people vote for them.
commented 2018-03-15 01:23:24 -0400
Answer: NEVER and people were stupid to believe that a wall would be built when he promised it.

Suckers – quite frankly.