Cool Drone Footage From The Desert | This Certainly Looks Like Border Wall Construction…

Posted by on February 3, 2019 4:55 am
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Very interesting drone footage from New Mexico…

 

More Details at DHS – Building the First Border Wall in More Than a Decade…

 

In FY 2017 Congress provided DHS $292 million to build 40 miles of a steel bollard wall in the San Diego, El Centro and El Paso Sectors – Border Patrol’s highest priority locations – in place of an outdated and operationally ineffective barrier. DHS received its FY17 funding for border wall construction in May 2017. DHS awarded the first contract against that funding in November 2017 and began construction three months later in February 2018. As of November 21, 2018, CBP has constructed more than 31 of the 40 miles with the remaining 9 miles scheduled for completion by early 2019.

 

El Centro Project (2.25 miles): Completed.

El Paso Project (20 miles): Completed

San Diego Primary Project (14 miles): Completion anticipated in May 2019.

El Paso Project (4 miles): Construction started in September

 

Continue reading at DHS…

 

 

 

 

Raw footage from near Tijuana as wall construction is underway

 

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OldSaltUSNR
OldSaltUSNR

That doesn’t look like a 30-foot wall. It looks more like the 18-foot wall they’ve been installing for years. That wall looks like it can be breached pretty easily.

Fake walls???

Trump Sycophants Deny Reality, Truth
Trump Sycophants Deny Reality, Truth

Don’t bother, the sycophants utterly refuse to acknowledge or understand the truth as regarding bollard fence vs Trump’s wall.
I’m 100% MAGA but I hate friggin lies, and am disappointed in prevaricators, especially when they are supposed to be on our side.

Snipes McTopshelf
Snipes McTopshelf

What’s sad is that you actually believe any politician and their promises, and I’m a Trump supporter, not a sycophant.

ratrider
ratrider

Trump is doing something,.. as opposed to the other 99% that are doing nothing but oppose him and talk trash because what he is doing (against tremendous odds) is not exactly what they would like.

Shi
Shi

18 ft in the middle of the desert. Hmmmmm, I guess it’s a start, but they’ll adapt. When they do, it’ll be easier to add on to the Height. This fence can also be used as an infrastructure to add more features, like law enforcement outposts, surveillance technology, etc. It sucks, but the Wall is not just the Wall, it needs to be maintained, manned, etc.

Snipes McTopshelf
Snipes McTopshelf

Exactly. It’s comprehensive border security which includes a wall/barrier/fence.

OldSaltUSNR
OldSaltUSNR

“it’ll be easier to add on to the Height.”

That statement is 180 degrees out of phase with reality.

1) If the foundation will not support a 30′ wall or a wall of different construction, to build a taller wall, you’d have to tear down and remove the foundation of the first wall. It’s engineering type of stuff, i.e. a deep enough key in the concrete foundation, and so forth.

2) Even if the foundation was built to support a 30′ wall, building that wall upon the existing wall could be more expensive than building the 30′ wall in the first place, unless the wall is engineered now for that extension. It’s not.

What is true is that the sooner Trump gets ANY sort of wall, including perhaps a triple-concertina style wall, the sooner the invasion stops. The sooner it stops, the sooner the crime wave and drain on the Federal budget stops. The political argument will be mute, because the Democrats will have to argue “tear down that wall”, against the clear and proven benefits of the finished wall.

An 18′ wall is an 18′ wall, and can be easily breached, and breached in mass movements, PERIOD. A 30′ wall is an altogether different animal. Yes, young men can rappel against the wall, but not many young men, and no women and children. There are no 45′ portable ladders that I know of, and they would weight 400+ lbs. Yes, a vehicle with some sort of ladder could breach the wall, but then the criminal illegals have to figure out how to get down the otherside without killing themselves, and again, you have rappel argument. Yes, a 30′ wall can be breached, but not by a dozen, two dozen, or two hundred at a time, and only fairly athletic men can do it.

Snipes McTopshelf
Snipes McTopshelf

Salty says :

“What is true is that the sooner Trump gets ANY sort of wall, including perhaps a triple-concertina style wall, the sooner the invasion stops”.

Welp, this is ANY sort of wall, no?

Sande
Sande

Now a 30 foot wall will turn you around, and that is what we want them to do!
A wall half that size will not.
An effective wall is what is needed.

ratrider
ratrider

Compared to the cost these ILLEGAL INVADERS cost American Tax Payers… maintaining and adjusting the wall for maximum effect is pennies to dollars…. We pay 100 times the cost of the wall every year babysitting and coddling these people while they murder thousands of us yearly…

Snipes McTopshelf
Snipes McTopshelf

Is it more difficult to breach than the other barrier that’s in place? Is this the end product, Salty?

OldSaltUSNR
OldSaltUSNR

… at tremendous political cost. The ultimate cost is that the barrier is ineffective, and proves the Marxists’ point. The ultimate cost is the barrier that SHOULD be there, but will never be there.

Snipes McTopshelf
Snipes McTopshelf

What’s ineffective is that fucking joke of a wooden barrier next to the wall that’s being built, since you didn’t have the balls to answer my question.

Alinskyite? Not even close, bro. I have no problem calling out conservatives and of course, libtards.

I have no faith in politicians. Why do you, Salty?

OldSaltUSNR
OldSaltUSNR

“you didn’t have the balls to answer my question”

LOL!! Pot calling the kettle black. You’re a joke.

Again: ” You only de-legitimize your argument when you hurl invectives. Not smart.”

Your “libtards” use ad hominem insults, because logical thought is too difficult for them. Plus, truth and “logic” works against them.

What’s your excuse?

Snipes McTopshelf
Snipes McTopshelf

What question did you ask me? I’ll gladly answer.

You’re too caught up in the background noise. Focus. Answer my questions.

BIG TROUBLE LITTLE CHINA
BIG TROUBLE LITTLE CHINA

Logical thought is too difficult? Someone above conceded that it’s not optimal and you reiterated it as if he didn’t say it. Are you always this salty? We’re on a message board, for crying out loud. What do you hope to accomplish? Turning people against Trump? You certainly won’t get Trump’s attention in here.

with all due respect, you’re less logical and more emotional. Are you on your period? Just kidding there, pal. Therm’s just jokes…

…But seriously Trump is doing the best that he’s able to. You have to believe that. Don’t you?

BIG TROUBLE LITTLE CHINA
BIG TROUBLE LITTLE CHINA

Will never be there? You have up, already?

BIG TROUBLE LITTLE CHINA
BIG TROUBLE LITTLE CHINA

*Gave up

ThinkerPrime
ThinkerPrime

That height of wall produced the 90% drop in crossings in the SD area. Good start.

PAaula
PAaula

I saw a video yesterday by a woman Mexican reporter showing huge wall and construction vehicles.She was in Mexico near Tijuana.Tried to share it but it mysteriously disappeared.

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DeBos
DeBos

How do you know it is 18′? I can’t say with any kind of certainty that it is 18′, 21.5′ or 30′ so, how can you?

Snipes McTopshelf
Snipes McTopshelf

Salty sleeps at a Holiday Inn and is all knowing. Just ask him.

OldSaltUSNR
OldSaltUSNR

There’s that Alinskyite ad hominem thingy you do, once again. People are known by their works, and their words.

Are you sure your name isn’t “Joshua”, late of the “Trust the plan!” clan?

You know that you CAN disagree with people, without insulting them in every post, right? That’s “left wing, Marxist-Alinsky”, not “conservative, patriotic American”. Why would you want to be them, Snipers?

Why don’t you grow a pair, and use logic, rather than insults? You only de-legitimize your argument when you hurl invectives. Not smart.

Snipes McTopshelf
Snipes McTopshelf

I have no clue who “Joshua” is nor do I care.

I am using logic, Salty. I’m calling you out on your hypocrisy.

I have no problems with differing opinions amongst conservatives. My problem is that you always think your point of view is correct and you’re unwilling to engage in pragmatism.

How do you eat an elephant? One bite at a time.

Kathleen03
Kathleen03

Wouldn’t be breached if they dug a moat on the U.S. side and filled it with alligators and poisonous snakes.

Frosty
Frosty

Or sharks with frickin laser beams!

ratrider
ratrider

Robots with death beams are my favorite,…SciFy from the fifties will tell us how to do it,.. complete with sound effects…

Sande
Sande

Or simply had electricity running through it, intermittently.
🙂

Incisor
Incisor

Just electrify the entire wall. 50Kv should do the trick!

Donaldus Magnus
Donaldus Magnus

Take a look for the vid by super reporter gal, Cyrus Leone. A link to it was posted here a couple days ago. The Wall is closer to 23 feet, and in coming weeks they’re going to add the tubular addition at the top (you’ve seen it in pics) to defeat grappling hooks. All is well!

JUSTME
JUSTME

iT’S A START.

ratrider
ratrider

Beats the hell out of the Democrat solution which is to NOTHING…. We are paying for the consequences of out of control ILLEGAL immigration so why should they care… and those invaders VOTE!..for them!

Joe T Pimpernel
Joe T Pimpernel

I’d like to see you breech it, Stolen Valor.
And cut your carotid artery on the Concertina wire on the way down.

Snipes McTopshelf
Snipes McTopshelf

Is he really a stolen valor?

Girlyman514
Girlyman514

Wow. Even a piss poor pole vaulter could clear that with ease.

Snipes McTopshelf
Snipes McTopshelf

How high can you pole vault, Girly? I’m guessing you couldn’t pole vault a 3 foot fence.

Incisor
Incisor

Looks about 25 ft tall to me. Add the Concertina wire at the top and no one is getting over that wall without a cutting torch or one serious saw.

Robert, east of here
Robert, east of here

This video shows a wall considerably higher than 18 feet. The video at 39 seconds shows clearly about 3 workmen standing close to the construction, giving them being approximately 6 feet tall. The wall is considerably higher than 3 times the height of the workers.

The ceiling in my Apartment is 14.5 feet high, this construction is a lot higher.

Thank you Kane for posting these videos, clearly showing a wall is being built.

Donald Trump will not let us down.

JustinCase
JustinCase

That’s why we are sending more troops. Personally I’d like to military bases along the border with constant roving armed patrols.

Dmoney$
Dmoney$

Sorry kane I’m with oldsalt here!

Snipes McTopshelf
Snipes McTopshelf

Dbag, you’re a NeverTrumper and they’re worse than libtards.

Miller
Miller

You don’t have very good judgement.

So sick of the lies (and their BS)
So sick of the lies (and their BS)

Well considering that the average water tanker is 9ft by 27ft or thereabouts…

At 2:11 you clearly see the wall much taller. The slats at 2:35 appear to be at least as long as the water tanker. Not to mention that it’s areal footage and not from the ground up or front facing. To say noting of the fact that, you, nor I, are there to personally and independently verify either way, I say a wall where there is no wall is much better than a debate as to its actual size.

Do not forget that the wall was a deterrent and meant to give patrols more time to catch invaders. Was never meant to be a 100% breach proof solution. That would take much more with, more wall/fencing, maybe 20-40 ft deep filled with layers of razor wire, armed patrols on the US side, canine patrols, land mines, watch towers, video surveillance, drones, heat seaking motion sensors, mounted sound guns, perhaps a 20ft deep concrete wall 36” thick and maybe even some electric fencing on the Mexico side.

Even then, given enough time if someone wants in they will find a way with all the vast border that must be secured. Hell they may just fly to Canada and walk down then lol

Even with what I see in the video there is no way 10s of thousands can decide to make a journey and simply walk across. They’d be caught long before they arrived.

Trump Sycophants Deny Reality, Truth
Trump Sycophants Deny Reality, Truth

Yanking the freebie welcome-mat and deporting these invaders living here in some serious numbers, would do much more than a wall ever could . By far.
Gotta do it all together or it won’t work.

So sick of the lies (and their BS)
So sick of the lies (and their BS)

Oh I most certainly agree. Let’s get the wall done now and work our asses off to get a second term in 2020 (cuz the Dems are working overtime prepping their fraud). We then can completely reverse the pathetic excuse of an immigration policy and kill government welfare handouts which attract millions like shit to a fly.

Snipes McTopshelf
Snipes McTopshelf

Um, if you deport them, they’ll come back in. A wall/fence/barrier will make it more difficult, in addition to other border security.

How can the GOP yank the freebie welcome mat, Mr. Reality Truth?

markm
markm

This is an important point. Trump has shown no fortitude in deporting illegals already here (unless they commit violent crime).

ratrider
ratrider

Deporting them with out a barrier to make it more difficult to come back is a wast of time and resources. First you build the wall/barrier/fence,… what ever you want to call it,.. then you throw them out of the country. Right now many of the criminals have returned ten times or more…. to rape murder pillage,…etc.
We are being over run!…get the criminals out,.. and keep them out,.. or give up and hand them your wife, your daughter and all your income… and invite them to steal your car and invade your home…the invaders are 90%+ males and are not here for a job! If giving up makes you feel better, that is on you!
That is what they are after!

markm
markm

Good point but this doesn’t hold true for OTMs.

Snipes McTopshelf
Snipes McTopshelf

The visa overstays have to be addressed as well.

Sande
Sande

Not true.
They are doing the best they can in that regard.
But ending socialism would end the incentive to come.
That and anchor baby fake status.

ratrider
ratrider

So it is all or nothing?… Democrat Sycophants would not know reality if it bit them in the ass…

OldSaltUSNR
OldSaltUSNR

You’d be surprised how much different it is in breaching a 18′ wall (or structure), versus a 30′ wall. If you haven’t actually done it, you probably wouldn’t expect 18′ versus 30′ to matter. That extra 12′ height eliminates the use of ladders. Even with a vehicle (e.g. big rig, etc.) and a ladder, rappelling down the other side is going to be beyond about 90% of the immigrants coming over. Moving heavy loads (drugs) quickly requires a lot more planning (maybe even a crane).

All an 18′ wall will result in, is CNN cameras filming 100’s of criminal alien invaders coming over that wall. It’s an “obstacle”, but so is a sign with “No hay entrada”. Of course, a sign with No Admisión; Fuerza mortal autorizada, and pictures of dogs and armed guards, would be even more effective. It’d be far cheaper than this 18′ useless wall, too.

ratrider
ratrider

Agree,.. every journey starts with the first step…. adjustments for maximum efficiency can come later.

Sande
Sande

What’s the point of having a wall if we are going to gather them up and house them, then drop them off at bus stations?
How useless!

DeplorableYellowVest
DeplorableYellowVest

judging from the color and kind of plants, Im thinking is Arizona.

donnieboy70
donnieboy70

barb wire on top, on the bottom and 15′ out from the base on usa side and even then why can’t they just hop over the dam thing with a 25′ ladder? that is not a 30′ high wall.

bornamilehigh
bornamilehigh

SUCK IT nan!!!!!!

Duane
Duane

What a beautiful site!

Doreen
Doreen

The wall was measured in the Paloma for Trump video and it was 23 feet tall. How can anybody tell how tall it is from this video?

OldSaltUSNR
OldSaltUSNR

You know, it’s disturbing how a person gets attacked on this forum by any analytical post that some imagine might be critical of President Trump. Your patriotism and loyalty gets questioned.

I originally made a simple observation, that an 18′ fence is not high enough, and I explained why. It can’t be easily extended higher, for engineering reasons. It can be easily breached, and will be. There’s a major difference in building 30′ versus 18′, and the cost is likely only about 20-25% higher (because the foundation is the most expensive part of any wall).

For that observation, I get savaged by a couple of Trumpster pitbulls, using insults rather than logic.

What the hell kind of “conservatives” are these? Are conservatives now the censors and black-listers of America? Are conservatives the “… by any means necessary” authoritarians?

I don’t expect everyone to agree with me. I do expect conservative, patriotic, Constitutional Americans to take posters like “Snipes McTopshelf” to task, and not join in the tag team. Right or wrong, I don’t deserve to be attacked, insulted, and my loyalty to the country or this President questioned.

Who the hell is “Snipes McTopshelf” to demand I explain who I’ll vote for in the next election. It won’t be a Marxist/Socialist Democrat, because my Christian, conservative, Constitutional world view is 180 degrees out of phase with theirs.

If “Snipes McTopshelf” represents the average Donald Trump supporter, I may have difficulty signing on with him, either. I’ll give you a practical example: I worked in the successful California movement to recall Gray Davis as Governor of California. The Schwarzenegger wing of the RINO GOP party came in at the eleventh hour, and corrupted that movement to elect Schwarzenegger. As the least bad of the options, I voted for him, too. Then Arnie hired all of Gray Davis’ Communist staffers as his own, and his Governorship became Gray Davis light, under the GOP banner. Suddenly, instead of two parties, one representing conservatives, it was one party, with none representing conservatives. It was the beginning of the end for the GOP in California.

I did NOT support Arnie’s reelection, and posted as such. For those posts, I was savaged by Arnie supporters (just like our “McTopshelf”) and thrown off conservative forums. I didn’t insult any one. I just disagreed with them, and logically explained why.

So far, I like many of the CONSERVATIVE things Trump has done, including building the wall. I won’t support Trump if he tells half truths, if he misrepresents his actions, if he “acts” conservative for votes, but “compromises” by “moving to the center”. If I pretend that Trump is conservative, that his actions are merely “better than the alternative”, I am supporting a compromise that will eventually corrupt and destroy the conservative movement. I saw it happen first hand in California. RINO/Democrat-lite policies were misrepresented as “conservative” and failed. The GOP got the credit for the failures, and Democrats got billed as the solution. Changing demographics didn’t ruin Califorina; RINO opportunists did, along with compromising conservatives.

“McTopshelf”‘s attacks are more harmful to Trump than to me. The “tag-team” Trumpster battalion discredits themselves with their behavior and insults, more than they harm me. I don’t see the point in an ideological purity test for conservatives, when the lunatic demanding it is acting just like the posters at the Daily Kos or D.U..

Snipes McTopshelf
Snipes McTopshelf

Wow, someone thinks highly of himself. Lol. At the end of the day, no one goes to bed thinking of you, me or anyone else that posts here or anywhere else. We’re all anonymous, give or take a few.

The irony is that you lack self awareness and you keep swinging and missing with your mischaracterizations of me. I’ll gladly explain, if you so wish.

It’s either your way or the highway. That’s the issue. Drop the “Christian” card. You’re not helping your cause.

If you have the desire to understand, let me know.

I’m no Trumpster, but I will support him until someone with the balls as big as his and has conservative principles enters the fray.

OldSaltUSNR
OldSaltUSNR

And you just keep up the attacks. What does that make you?

Snipes McTopshelf
Snipes McTopshelf

I don’t claim to be the innocent victim like you, hypocrite.

Snipes McTopshelf
Snipes McTopshelf

Here’s an example of your hot takes:

You say an 18 foot wall is USELESS.

Then you say it could be effective.

WTF? LOL.

TheseTruths
TheseTruths

@OldSalt: “I originally made a simple observation, that an 18′ fence is not high enough, and I explained why. It can’t be easily extended higher, for engineering reasons…For that observation, I get savaged by a couple of Trumpster pitbulls…”

No, you didn’t. The “simple observation” included the terms “public relations stunt,” “not a serious effort,” and not “effective.”

Your “simple observation” included accusations that the Trump administration is not serious and is pulling a stunt. Of course people who have faith in Pres. Trump are going to disagree with that. Why don’t you just tell the truth? You made incendiary statements and got called out, and now you’re mad. You use all the tactics you accuse others of. Your very first statements that I list here use Alinsky ridicule. And then you whine about others using it. Look in the mirror.

Snipes McTopshelf
Snipes McTopshelf

He has no self awareness.

OldSaltUSNR
OldSaltUSNR

There ya go, right on schedule.
Trumpkins tag team! Banishing all those evil #NeverTrumpers and Q-bot doubters from the Trump kingdom.

Go get ’em… grerrrrr.

Y’all have fun, little kiddies.

Snipes McTopshelf
Snipes McTopshelf

Listen low IQ, I’ve told you before, I’ve never read anything from Qanon. I’ve mocked your obsession with Q and your accompanying QDS.

NeverTrumpers like you have nowhere to go. You, Bill Kristol , Max Boot, Steve Schmidt, Rick Wilson and Ana Navarro can start your own party.

We are just using your own words against you. You’re putting it on a tee for us to crush.

TheseTruths
TheseTruths

Rules for Radicals on display.

ToucheDoritos
ToucheDoritos

This must be at the dog leg in Hidalgo County NM, and those look like helo pads, which have been used before in other areas. No, not ideal, because a welding torch cuts right through them but, but, that does mean the invader has to bring one of those with them now. I hope it’s a temporary measure until real barrier can be installed. And I hope this drone footage means drones and other technology will be used as well.

It’s not great news but it is good news.

ratrider
ratrider

Bears the Nan Show with all bad news!

TheseTruths
TheseTruths

From a Business Insider article on Feb. 10, 2018, about wall prototypes:
https://www.businessinsider.com/trump-border-wall-prototypes-withstood-breaching-climbing-tests-2018-2

The testers were able to scale 16 to 20 feet of the prototypes unassisted but couldn’t reach the top without help.

Only once was a tester able to successfully land a hook on top of the prototype without assistance. The prototype had a metal lattice and spikes.

“The walls were so high we had to suspend testing. It was unsafe,” one Homeland Security official in Washington told Fox News. “One guy made it to the top but he couldn’t get down. We had to bring him down with a cherry picker.”

In fact, many of the agents charged with testing the prototypes said a 30-foot wall may not be necessary — 24 feet would still be nearly impossible to scale and would save money.

Certain prototypes repelled climbing more than others — several of the walls were designed with rounded tops to prevent hooks from latching or climbers from perching. But those types of walls won’t work on more jagged, mountainous terrain.

One of the key takeaways so far is that different parts of the border will require different types of wall.

Txgeezer
Txgeezer

Where will the guard towers sporting sniper platforms & 59cal machine guns be placed?? 😎

HMC/USN/Ret
HMC/USN/Ret

What’s a 59cal machine gun? I want one. Can I get one at the unicorn corral?

markm
markm

This is the sort of music I used to like in my adult films. Light and aerie.

terry zelk
terry zelk

i don’t know if you nay sayers watched the video, but that wall being built is a helluva lot taller than 18 ft. 18 feet is the height of an electric service meter loop conduit, that wall is real close to 30 ft. watch the video, not the picture.

Reality, Truth
Reality, Truth

Standard bollard fencing sections.
24′ sections. 6′ down, 18′ up.

William Dobni
William Dobni

looks like an upgraded fence….that can be breached with a battery powered saw in 4 minutes

Snipes McTopshelf
Snipes McTopshelf

Fake news

Sande
Sande

That’s why it needs to be electric.

Sande
Sande

Forty miles a year?
That’s just sad.
I guess one could say it’s better than nothing, but,
Just barely.

LibertyOne
LibertyOne

NOW top it with electrified rows of razor wire.

RestoreTheRepublic
RestoreTheRepublic

Somebody’s making a buttload of money off these barrier sections. Good for them. Even this wall is helping our economy.

PAaula
PAaula

Kudos to the Mexican woman reporter who posted this.

GrumpyGrandpa
GrumpyGrandpa

CAT equipment, American workers, American steel, American dirt! MAGA! The Dims should go pound some of that dirt up their …

Titaniumman
Titaniumman

The government needs to issue permits to allow citizens to protect our border using deadly force when needed.
Way past time of treating these invaders likepeaceful legal immigrants.
The American Attorneys teaching these criminals how to use our stupid immigration laws against us should be disbarred for sedition

Dmoney$
Dmoney$

So from comments below…when the civil war starts…I’ll take old salt in my bunker….snipes you can have girl man in your hole! Kane you can choose but I know which one has the salt and sand to keep you alive and win.

Snipes McTopshelf
Snipes McTopshelf

Dmoney, like Salty, you think you know me, but you don’t. Being a pragmatist doesn’t make one a pussy.

BTW, Girly is on your side, low IQ.

epinephrine
epinephrine

Might as well put up cardboard.

🙁

Snipes McTopshelf
Snipes McTopshelf

Why?

J jarvie
J jarvie

Now we need a wall in Texas and AZ…FORGET California.

JoJoLovesUSA
JoJoLovesUSA

There is no date on this footage. You all know that repairing/replacing sections of the existing barriers has been in the works for at least 8 years? I see no proof that this is anything new under Trump administration.