Crumble the Walls, Long Live the Tunnels
“Turkey has announced the completion of a three-metre high fortification along its border with Syria to prevent refugees and smugglers entering the country.
The completed 556-kilometre section is the first phase of a structure that will eventually seal the entire 911-kilometre border between the two countries.
The rest of the wall is due to be completed by the autumn, at which point it would be the second-longest structure in the world, after the 3,460-kilometre Great Wall of China.”
“At 1,600 kilometres in length, Trump's wall will eventually beat the Turkish wall into second place as the world's longest.
The Israeli West Bank barrier, under construction between Israel and the West Bank, will be 650 kilometres long when complete.”
When I read this news in Dezeen "Turkey completes first phase of 900km wall along Syrian border” by Marcus Fairs (25 April 2017) I smiled bitterly and said to myself “So we have done it!”
We've done better than Trump. Done it secretly without creating such a fuss. When we should be proud of Diyarbakır.
Reading some more I came across “Why the wall on the Mexican border won’t happen” by Elaine Kamarck (April 25, 2017)
“And, of course, with any wall, there are tunnels. The United States has found 150 tunnels under the U.S.-Mexico border since the 1990s.”
Hahahaha! I laughed so much when I read this. “Hail to Tunnels!” I thought. “Crumble the Walls, Long Live the Tunnels.”
The allegory of building bridges is outdated in our age. We are left to tunnels. Bridges are out, tunnels are in!