April 15, 2012 Current Site Visitors ->
Is the DHS Drunk?
New system will look for aliens
"where the cameras have clear visibility"
|American Patrol Report -- April 15
Last Friday NextGov.com ran a story about the new Secure Border Initiative network that DHS plans to build along the U.S.-Mexico border. It includes the following paragraph:
'...But Borkowski said one of the major differences between the tower sets in SBInet and the new program is the towers will not blanket an entire area of responsibility, inclusive of clutter such as hills and mountains -- but rather only locations where the cameras have clear visibility.'
This reminds us of the old joke about a drunk looking for his lost keys under a streetlight because the light is better there.
Seven years ago we predicted that the first virtual fence system would fail. It did.
The current system won't fail, because it isn't even designed to succeed.
If the DHS is serious about securing the border it would link its new cameras to a Sonic Barrier system so they would know where to point them. However it seems that the new SBInet will exclude anything that can't be "pulled off the production lines," and the Sonic Barrier isn't quite there yet. How convenient.
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