With Canada and the US being at peace with each other since the War of 1812, there has never been any need for the US/Canada border to be defended on either side in almost 200 years. The vast majority of people who want to cross this border do so at regulated border crossings and that arrangement has also not changed much in almost 200 years as well.
Well, since the September 11th, 2001 Mossad attacks on America, and the introduction of the draconian "Patriot Acts" in America, much has changed in the perception of the undefended border between the US and Canada. The US Government has been trying to keep their citizens psychologically scared to death of fraudulent "terrorist attacks" by changing many of the border crossing regulations between the United States and elsewhere, especially with Canada. There has been increased border regulations in the crossings between the US and Canada as well as a step up of surveillance on the US/Canada border, primarily on the US side.
The increased paranoid "security" arrangements at border crossings between the US and Canada are bad enough these days for people travelling between the two countries... But now according to this article from CBC News online at www.cbc.ca, the US Government is actually considering the idea of building a fence on the border between the US and Canada! First, here is that article, and I do have some comments to follow:
U.S. mulls Canadian border fence
The Canadian Press
Posted: Sep 29, 2011 9:38 AM ET
Last Updated: Sep 29, 2011 8:48 PM ET
A 12-metre swath cut through the forest defines the border between Canada and the U.S. north of Polebridge, Mont. Jennifer DeMonte/Daily Inter Lake/Associated Press
The United States is looking at building fences along the border with Canada to help keep out terrorists and other criminals, according to a draft report by the U.S. Customs and Border Protection agency
The border service is also pondering options including a beefed-up technological presence through increased use of radar, sensors, cameras, drones and vehicle scanners. In addition, it might continue to improve or expand customs facilities at ports of entry.
Ironically, the moves come as Canada and the U.S. try to finalize a perimeter security arrangement that would focus on continental defences while easing border congestion. It would be aimed at speeding passage of goods and people across the Canada-U.S. border, which has become something of a bottleneck since the 911 attacks.
Only small portion securedWith files from CBC News
NTS Notes: Lets make it clear right now, and especially to my American readers.... The purpose of the US government building such a fence is absolutely NOT to keep so called phony "Terrorists" out, but to keep US citizens IN.
America, this is an attempt to build barriers to keep your own citizens locked up in your own country when the time comes to bring in martial law. At that time, your so called "government" will bring in measures that will turn your nation into a police state, and because of the fences, there will be no escape and you will be locked up in a huge prison!
Such is the paranoid environment that is promoted in America that the US Government is actually considering this action. But again this fence is potentially not to prevent people from coming in, but to prevent people from ESCAPING!
More to come