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From Vice:

The Great Wall of Jordan: How the US Wants to Keep the Islamic State Out

By William M. Arkin

February 24, 2016 | 8:40 am

… The Obama administration is spending close to a half a billion dollars to build a sophisticated electronic fence along Jordan’s northern and eastern borders, a wall which US strategic planners hope will stem the flow of refugees and also wall off the increasingly important American base from the disintegration of Syria and Iraq.

The wall, which began as a $20 million project in 2008 to erect a set of surveillance towers along a 30-mile (50 km) stretch of the border with Syria, has since expanded into a program costing half a billion dollars, according to defense officials who spoke to VICE News. Called the Jordan Border Security Program or JBSP, the wall is ostensibly meant to stop weapons of mass destruction from getting out, but since 2013 has refocused on detecting Islamic State fighters and arms smuggling, as well as refugees, on both sides of the border.

When completed later this decade, the border wall will have a camera-studded high-security fence, plus a network of ground sensors and a set of fixed and mobile surveillance towers that will be able to see and detect activity five miles away on either side of the fence. The entire system funnels into a joint US-Jordanian command center, where the United States also shares additional intelligence with Jordan about external threats to the kingdom.

The first phase of the JBSP, the erection of the towers, was completed in September 2009. Phase 1B, the beginning of the fence, was completed in March 2014. Phases 2 and 3, the building of a fully integrated and networked fence running along a 275-mile(442 km) stretch of Jordan’s borders with Syria and Iraq and costing some $300 million, are scheduled to be fully operational this year. Further phases will extend the fence along the entire border and improve surveillance and detection gear. Mobile surveillance stations and quick reaction forces will be stationed at vulnerable points or emerging hot spots.

It’s all paid for by the United States taxpayer. The JBSP is loosely part of a wall-building program to stop weapons of mass destruction sponsored by the Defense Threat Reduction Agency, focused not just on Jordan but also on the borders of Turkey, Iraq, and Lebanon. Raytheon Intelligence, Information and Services of Tucson, Arizona, a division of the Raytheon Company — one of the largest US defence companies — is the prime contractor.

Kenneth A. Myers III, who heads the United States Center for Combating Weapons of Mass Destruction, told Congress last year that “the system is designed to detect a person from five miles away and provides the Jordanians with a capability to safely detect, inspect, and apprehend someone suspected of smuggling WMD,” he said.

If you’ve never heard about the Jordan wall, it is because — despite its position at the physical center of the US war with the Islamic State group — the official position of the Jordanian government is that there are no US troops in the country, much less US military bases.

So, while official U.S. policy is that Jordan can use the fence we are building them to successfully keep out fanatical ISIS suicide WMD smugglers, yet, as we’ve all heard, American can’t use a 50 foot fence to keep out illegal aliens because they are armed with 51 foot ladders, as former Homeland Security head Janet Napolitano pointed out in her Nobel Prize-winning research in theoretical physics. While ISIS suicide bombers can be stopped by a wall, it’s a law of nature that Guatemalan stoop laborers will always get through.

And Jordan got America to pay for its wall.

 
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  1. They’re crazy. It will never work. The New York Times says it’s impossible to build a wall to keep people out and I believe them.

  2. “So, while official U.S. policy is that Jordan can use the fence we are building them to successfully keep out fanatical ISIS suicide WMD smugglers, yet, as we’ve all heard, American can’t use a fence to keep out illegal aliens because they are armed with 51 foot ladders. While ISIS suicide bombers can be stopped, it’s a law of nature that Guatemalan stoop laborers will always get through.”

    ISIS fears Guatemalans because they are so badass.

  3. What a relief that Obama had skilled negotiators to have the Saudis pay for that wall.

  4. Condoleezza Rice thinks Donald Trump should drop out of the race.

    I’ve read rumors that the reason Condi never ran for president is because she’s way too Liberal to run as a Republican and would not make it out of the GOP primaries because she’s politically Left of center on issues like guns, abortions, affirmative action, common core, and of course open borders. Condi is a Liberal Republican just like Colin Powell and Geraldo Rivera.

    • Replies: @Charles Erwin Wilson

    Condi is a Liberal Republican just like Colin Powell...
     
    and Bush 41 and Bush 43. Geraldo (is that Lilly Friedman's son?) is an opportunist.
  5. Heh. I’ve used 40 foot ladders. 60 foot ladders too. They are not easy to handle (particularly if there’s wind). They are not easy to carry. They are not for the faint of heart; not to carry, handle, or climb.

    And good luck with that 50′ drop on the other side (lots of large rocks and boulders can ‘help’ with the landing; they’re strewn all over the border areas, in abundance, and will cost (us) nothing).

    In all seriousness, though; 10′ foot fence, 100′ mine field, 10′ fence. Get over that, Mexicans.

    • Replies: @PiltdownMan

    In all seriousness, though; 10′ foot fence, 100′ mine field, 10′ fence.
     
    US Army Sappers could do that. It's practically the first thing they learn.

    But given procurement policies these days, we'd probably subcontract it out to a bunch of elderly retired engineers from the former East Germany.
    , @Charles Erwin Wilson

    I’ve used 40 foot ladders. 60 foot ladders too.
     
    I can wrestle a 40' on a good day, but I have lost my battle with the law of gravity and a 40' on occasion too. But 60'? Even aluminum is beyond what I could do. I salute you!
  6. Hey Steve! I alerted you to the Obama administration’s support of the wall on June 3 , 2016:

    https://www.unz.com/isteve/trump-supporter-hit-with-bag-of-rocks/?highlight=wall#comment-1439918

    I gave you a link to the primary source, US Dept of State’s announcement touting the wall:

    http://www.state.gov/t/pm/rls/fs/2016/251131.htm

    “Through Foreign Military Financing (FMF), the United States supports building the capacity of the JAF to protect their borders, secure its national territory, counter terrorism and contribute to Counter-ISIL Coalition operations”

    • Replies: @Steve Sailer
    Thanks!
  7. So, Jordan not only got us to pay for it; they got us to build it, too.

    But what Jordan has done to America, America is incapable of doing to Mexico; so sayeth Big Media.

    Another example of bringing order there and chaos here.

    Anarcho-Tyranny.

    • Agree: Abe
    • Replies: @Abe
    Well, what do you expect? We've got an epic " locker room talk" epidemic to deal with AT HOME first. Though a billion of our professional athletes just publicly swore the only thing they discuss in the locker room is their favorite articles from that week's THE ECONOMIST.
  8. OT: The sample skew on the polls is heavy Democrat. Hotair.com never mentions this in their breathless reporting on Hillary’s lead.

    Dirtiest election ever.

  9. Turkey and Saudi Arabia are finishing their massive walls too.

    • Replies: @Opinionator
    How is India's wall around Bangladesh proceeding?
  10. @Jimi
    Hey Steve! I alerted you to the Obama administration's support of the wall on June 3 , 2016:

    https://www.unz.com/isteve/trump-supporter-hit-with-bag-of-rocks/?highlight=wall#comment-1439918

    I gave you a link to the primary source, US Dept of State's announcement touting the wall:

    http://www.state.gov/t/pm/rls/fs/2016/251131.htm

    "Through Foreign Military Financing (FMF), the United States supports building the capacity of the JAF to protect their borders, secure its national territory, counter terrorism and contribute to Counter-ISIL Coalition operations"

     

    Thanks!

  11. wall+men with guns+german sheperds +mukhabarat=secure border

  12. Anarcho-tyranny as foreign policy.

  13. Jordan should build bridges, not walls; it’s 2016!

    • Replies: @Steve Sailer
    Jordan should build bridges to its extremely prosperous neighbor to the West.

    Oh, wait, Israel is building walls along it's peaceful border with Jordan.

    Sorry.

  14. Sorry to go OT, but youtube is apparently censoring Trump’s latest ad:

    It comes with this warning:

    This video is unlisted. Be considerate and think twice before sharing.

    • Replies: @IHTG
    That's not censorship. They need to make the video public.
  15. Yeah but that’s to protect the petro-dollar, something they actually care about

  16. @Anonymous
    Jordan should build bridges, not walls; it's 2016!

    Jordan should build bridges to its extremely prosperous neighbor to the West.

    Oh, wait, Israel is building walls along it’s peaceful border with Jordan.

    Sorry.

    • Replies: @celt darnell
    Watch out, Steve. Comments like that will have your number one fan, Cathy Young [sic], clutching her pearls while pointing and spluttering again.
    , @International Jew
    That border is well-guarded but there are also a couple places where over a million people cross per year. E.g.

    https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Allenby_Bridge

  17. @Moshe
    Turkey and Saudi Arabia are finishing their massive walls too.

    How is India’s wall around Bangladesh proceeding?

    • Replies: @PiltdownMan

    How is India’s wall around Bangladesh proceeding?
     

    I'm not sure, but their Western barrier, lit by klieg-lights, is visible from space. It is meant to stop jihadis from getting in. I don't think mere potential illegal immigrants even bother.

    https://antoinecassar.files.wordpress.com/2013/07/india-pakistan-international-border-from-space.jpg?w=818

    http://darkroom.baltimoresun.com/wp-content/uploads/2013/01/AFPGetty-516555621.jpg

    You don't need an actual wall. To quote Wikipedia


    The barrier itself consists of double-row of fencing and concertina wire eight to twelve feet in height, and is electrified and connected to a network of motion sensors, thermal imaging devices, lighting systems and alarms. They act as "fast alert signals" to the Indian troops who can be alerted and ambush the infiltrators trying to sneak in. The small stretch of land between the rows of fencing is mined with thousands of landmines.
     
    , @PiltdownMan

    How is India’s wall around Bangladesh proceeding?
     
    I found the following in a 2007 official report online.

    The total length of Indo-Bangladesh border
    to be fenced is 3,286.87 km. [2042 miles], out of which, 2,535.80
    km. of fencing has so far been completed and the
    work of construction of fencing in approximately 751km is under implementation
     

    It is safe to assume the entire 2,000 mile border has been fenced in by now.

    The other, Western, border fence, which I linked to above, is about 1,200 miles long.

  18. Got to luv this sentence: It’s all paid for by the United States taxpayer.

    $ 500.000.000 and counting.


    Folks,we ‘re gonna build the wall; it’s gonna be a beautiful wall and America will pay for it!

    Abdullah II,The King of Jordan-
    just another shitty country in the proces of obtaining a nuclear reactor.

  19. @Steve Sailer
    Jordan should build bridges to its extremely prosperous neighbor to the West.

    Oh, wait, Israel is building walls along it's peaceful border with Jordan.

    Sorry.

    Watch out, Steve. Comments like that will have your number one fan, Cathy Young [sic], clutching her pearls while pointing and spluttering again.

  20. @Svigor
    So, Jordan not only got us to pay for it; they got us to build it, too.

    But what Jordan has done to America, America is incapable of doing to Mexico; so sayeth Big Media.

    Another example of bringing order there and chaos here.
     
    Anarcho-Tyranny.

    Well, what do you expect? We’ve got an epic ” locker room talk” epidemic to deal with AT HOME first. Though a billion of our professional athletes just publicly swore the only thing they discuss in the locker room is their favorite articles from that week’s THE ECONOMIST.

  21. Is there a more reliable source for this? The US is building a border wall for Jordan? And Jordan got the US to pay for it? That is outrageous. But I can’t find a more reputable source.

    • Replies: @Steve Sailer

    Additionally, we continue to support efforts to strengthen the JAF’s ability to rapidly respond to transnational threats along its borders, particularly the Syrian border, through the provision of equipment, such as UH-60 Blackhawk helicopters, and a focused training program to build the conventional skills and expertise of the JAF. We also plan to complete key work on the Jordan Border Security Program, an integrated border security surveillance, detection, and interdiction system along Jordan's land borders.
     
    http://www.state.gov/t/pm/rls/fs/2016/251131.htm
    , @Steve Sailer

    Additionally, we continue to support efforts to strengthen the JAF’s ability to rapidly respond to transnational threats along its borders, particularly the Syrian border, through the provision of equipment, such as UH-60 Blackhawk helicopters, and a focused training program to build the conventional skills and expertise of the JAF. We also plan to complete key work on the Jordan Border Security Program, an integrated border security surveillance, detection, and interdiction system along Jordan's land borders.
     
    http://www.state.gov/t/pm/rls/fs/2016/251131.htm

    Jordan’s JBSP Border Security Program


    Jun 02, 2016 00:59 UTC by Defense Industry Daily staff
    Latest update [?]
    June 2/16: A US funded Jordan Border Security Project with the government of Jordan and US contractor Raytheon is entering its final phase external link external link . The $100 million program aims to secure the Hashemite Kingdom against infiltrators from the Islamic State and other extremist organizations operating beyond its border with Syria and Iraq. Under the program, Raytheon and Jordanian subcontractors have been deploying and testing the sensor-fused border barriers while, in parallel, training other Jordanian partners to maintain and operate the system. As well as the barriers, patrol paths and watchtowers, the system is integrated with day and night cameras, ground radars, and a full command, control and communications suite. The system will be completed by the end of next year.
     
    http://www.defenseindustrydaily.com/jordans-jbsp-border-security-program-05072/
  22. @jon
    Sorry to go OT, but youtube is apparently censoring Trump's latest ad: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WTylz2WToXw

    It comes with this warning:

    This video is unlisted. Be considerate and think twice before sharing.
     

    That’s not censorship. They need to make the video public.

  23. @Massimo Heitor
    Is there a more reliable source for this? The US is building a border wall for Jordan? And Jordan got the US to pay for it? That is outrageous. But I can't find a more reputable source.

    Additionally, we continue to support efforts to strengthen the JAF’s ability to rapidly respond to transnational threats along its borders, particularly the Syrian border, through the provision of equipment, such as UH-60 Blackhawk helicopters, and a focused training program to build the conventional skills and expertise of the JAF. We also plan to complete key work on the Jordan Border Security Program, an integrated border security surveillance, detection, and interdiction system along Jordan’s land borders.

    http://www.state.gov/t/pm/rls/fs/2016/251131.htm

  24. @Massimo Heitor
    Is there a more reliable source for this? The US is building a border wall for Jordan? And Jordan got the US to pay for it? That is outrageous. But I can't find a more reputable source.

    Additionally, we continue to support efforts to strengthen the JAF’s ability to rapidly respond to transnational threats along its borders, particularly the Syrian border, through the provision of equipment, such as UH-60 Blackhawk helicopters, and a focused training program to build the conventional skills and expertise of the JAF. We also plan to complete key work on the Jordan Border Security Program, an integrated border security surveillance, detection, and interdiction system along Jordan’s land borders.

    http://www.state.gov/t/pm/rls/fs/2016/251131.htm

    Jordan’s JBSP Border Security Program

    Jun 02, 2016 00:59 UTC by Defense Industry Daily staff
    Latest update [?]
    June 2/16: A US funded Jordan Border Security Project with the government of Jordan and US contractor Raytheon is entering its final phase external link external link . The $100 million program aims to secure the Hashemite Kingdom against infiltrators from the Islamic State and other extremist organizations operating beyond its border with Syria and Iraq. Under the program, Raytheon and Jordanian subcontractors have been deploying and testing the sensor-fused border barriers while, in parallel, training other Jordanian partners to maintain and operate the system. As well as the barriers, patrol paths and watchtowers, the system is integrated with day and night cameras, ground radars, and a full command, control and communications suite. The system will be completed by the end of next year.

    http://www.defenseindustrydaily.com/jordans-jbsp-border-security-program-05072/

    • Replies: @Massimo Heitor
    Ok, that is definitely official and legit.

    So, why hasn't at least Breitbart and Alex Jones touched this story?
  25. @Steve Sailer
    Jordan should build bridges to its extremely prosperous neighbor to the West.

    Oh, wait, Israel is building walls along it's peaceful border with Jordan.

    Sorry.

    That border is well-guarded but there are also a couple places where over a million people cross per year. E.g.

    https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Allenby_Bridge

    • Replies: @Moses
    Sure. Walls aren't built to be utterly impassible. They're built to control entry.

    We will put a big, beautiful door in our border wall. Millions may pass with our blessing.
  26. While ISIS suicide bombers can be stopped by a wall, it’s a law of nature that Guatemalan stoop laborers will always get through.

    While I agree with your larger point (made with your trademark humor), in all seriousness what the left is saying is that a wall won’t work unless you’re willing to shoot people who try to cross.

    • Replies: @Moses
    Israel shoots people who try to cross their border without permission. America can too.
  27. Muslim refugees fleeing to muslim Jordan? Bad.

    Muslim refugees fleeing to non-muslim Europe? Good.

  28. @International Jew

    While ISIS suicide bombers can be stopped by a wall, it’s a law of nature that Guatemalan stoop laborers will always get through.
     
    While I agree with your larger point (made with your trademark humor), in all seriousness what the left is saying is that a wall won't work unless you're willing to shoot people who try to cross.

    Israel shoots people who try to cross their border without permission. America can too.

  29. @International Jew
    That border is well-guarded but there are also a couple places where over a million people cross per year. E.g.

    https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Allenby_Bridge

    Sure. Walls aren’t built to be utterly impassible. They’re built to control entry.

    We will put a big, beautiful door in our border wall. Millions may pass with our blessing.

  30. @Svigor
    Heh. I've used 40 foot ladders. 60 foot ladders too. They are not easy to handle (particularly if there's wind). They are not easy to carry. They are not for the faint of heart; not to carry, handle, or climb.

    And good luck with that 50' drop on the other side (lots of large rocks and boulders can 'help' with the landing; they're strewn all over the border areas, in abundance, and will cost (us) nothing).

    In all seriousness, though; 10' foot fence, 100' mine field, 10' fence. Get over that, Mexicans.

    In all seriousness, though; 10′ foot fence, 100′ mine field, 10′ fence.

    US Army Sappers could do that. It’s practically the first thing they learn.

    But given procurement policies these days, we’d probably subcontract it out to a bunch of elderly retired engineers from the former East Germany.

  31. @Opinionator
    How is India's wall around Bangladesh proceeding?

    How is India’s wall around Bangladesh proceeding?

    I’m not sure, but their Western barrier, lit by klieg-lights, is visible from space. It is meant to stop jihadis from getting in. I don’t think mere potential illegal immigrants even bother.

    You don’t need an actual wall. To quote Wikipedia

    The barrier itself consists of double-row of fencing and concertina wire eight to twelve feet in height, and is electrified and connected to a network of motion sensors, thermal imaging devices, lighting systems and alarms. They act as “fast alert signals” to the Indian troops who can be alerted and ambush the infiltrators trying to sneak in. The small stretch of land between the rows of fencing is mined with thousands of landmines.

    • Replies: @Opinionator
    Wow. Unaware of that. Thanks
  32. @Jefferson
    Condoleezza Rice thinks Donald Trump should drop out of the race.

    I've read rumors that the reason Condi never ran for president is because she's way too Liberal to run as a Republican and would not make it out of the GOP primaries because she's politically Left of center on issues like guns, abortions, affirmative action, common core, and of course open borders. Condi is a Liberal Republican just like Colin Powell and Geraldo Rivera.

    Condi is a Liberal Republican just like Colin Powell…

    and Bush 41 and Bush 43. Geraldo (is that Lilly Friedman’s son?) is an opportunist.

  33. Steve, Steve. It’s advanced physics. Have you ever seen those pictures of the far side of the moon? Totally different then the side we always see, right? This proves that fences don’t work in the Western come-here-sphere.

  34. @Svigor
    Heh. I've used 40 foot ladders. 60 foot ladders too. They are not easy to handle (particularly if there's wind). They are not easy to carry. They are not for the faint of heart; not to carry, handle, or climb.

    And good luck with that 50' drop on the other side (lots of large rocks and boulders can 'help' with the landing; they're strewn all over the border areas, in abundance, and will cost (us) nothing).

    In all seriousness, though; 10' foot fence, 100' mine field, 10' fence. Get over that, Mexicans.

    I’ve used 40 foot ladders. 60 foot ladders too.

    I can wrestle a 40′ on a good day, but I have lost my battle with the law of gravity and a 40′ on occasion too. But 60′? Even aluminum is beyond what I could do. I salute you!

  35. While we’re in the area, a story from Calais that could have come from the West Bank.

    Muslim youth (admittedly Eritrean) killed by car driven by Abraham Reichman, driving back to London after a visit to family in Antwerp.

    “Nafthali Reichman, who was in the passenger seat, told how their car came under attack by refugees in an incident which left an Eritrean man dead on Sunday night.

    Nafthali, a father of 11 … ”

    http://www.mirror.co.uk/news/uk-news/dad-brit-driver-who-killed-9026130

  36. @PiltdownMan

    How is India’s wall around Bangladesh proceeding?
     

    I'm not sure, but their Western barrier, lit by klieg-lights, is visible from space. It is meant to stop jihadis from getting in. I don't think mere potential illegal immigrants even bother.

    https://antoinecassar.files.wordpress.com/2013/07/india-pakistan-international-border-from-space.jpg?w=818

    http://darkroom.baltimoresun.com/wp-content/uploads/2013/01/AFPGetty-516555621.jpg

    You don't need an actual wall. To quote Wikipedia


    The barrier itself consists of double-row of fencing and concertina wire eight to twelve feet in height, and is electrified and connected to a network of motion sensors, thermal imaging devices, lighting systems and alarms. They act as "fast alert signals" to the Indian troops who can be alerted and ambush the infiltrators trying to sneak in. The small stretch of land between the rows of fencing is mined with thousands of landmines.
     

    Wow. Unaware of that. Thanks

  37. Anonymous • Disclaimer says:

    There is a simple way to build tall border walls with a built-in means of preventing ladder incursions – and I’m sure you’ve all seen it in pictures – it is to incorporate a large radius concrete circular ‘bulge’ type projection at the top of the wall. This prevents the ladder being planted close to the wall, and if the ladder is planted many feet from the base of the wall, it gives a low friction ‘slip’ surface to the ladder top.

  38. @Opinionator
    How is India's wall around Bangladesh proceeding?

    How is India’s wall around Bangladesh proceeding?

    I found the following in a 2007 official report online.

    The total length of Indo-Bangladesh border
    to be fenced is 3,286.87 km. [2042 miles], out of which, 2,535.80
    km. of fencing has so far been completed and the
    work of construction of fencing in approximately 751km is under implementation

    It is safe to assume the entire 2,000 mile border has been fenced in by now.

    The other, Western, border fence, which I linked to above, is about 1,200 miles long.

  39. Is there even one bit of evidence this works? This is just a giveaway of $300 mil to a politically-connected war profiteer. The Pentagon is the most ineffective and wasteful bureaucracy in history. If we used the Pentagon to build a US border fence the fence would cost 10 trillion dollars, be built on the wrong border, and end up killing 20,000 Americans, just so Raytheon could gets its beak wet.

  40. While I agree with your larger point (made with your trademark humor), in all seriousness what the left is saying is that a wall won’t work unless you’re willing to shoot people who try to cross.

    And they’re wrong, of course. The wall slows people down enough that we can get someone there to arrest them by the time they make it over. It also slows them down enough for cameras to get lots of nice, high-quality photos of the criminal aliens. Plus, AS THE ISRAELIS HAVE SHOWN (I just like emphasizing that bit), we can lace the dirt on our side with tracking material that makes illegal infiltrators easier to find, even if they do make it over and past the wall.

    Or, again, we could just have a 10′ fence, a 100′ mine field (fat military contract!), and a 10′ fence. Mines are always willing.

    I can wrestle a 40′ on a good day, but I have lost my battle with the law of gravity and a 40′ on occasion too. But 60′? Even aluminum is beyond what I could do. I salute you!

    60′ ladders are beasts. I wouldn’t try to walk one without help, if I had other options. But I have used them. Many years ago. I’d probably drop a 40′ if I tried to walk one now.

    And if you haven’t lost an extended 40′ ladder to wind or gravity, you either haven’t used them much, or you were born to the task.

  41. Anonymous [AKA "IsraHill"] says:

    The Jordanians could easily wipe out the ISIS force on their Yarmuch river and then they wouldn’t need the fence but ISIS and Al-Qaeda are protected species. The only solution was to build the fence with western money…

  42. @Steve Sailer

    Additionally, we continue to support efforts to strengthen the JAF’s ability to rapidly respond to transnational threats along its borders, particularly the Syrian border, through the provision of equipment, such as UH-60 Blackhawk helicopters, and a focused training program to build the conventional skills and expertise of the JAF. We also plan to complete key work on the Jordan Border Security Program, an integrated border security surveillance, detection, and interdiction system along Jordan's land borders.
     
    http://www.state.gov/t/pm/rls/fs/2016/251131.htm

    Jordan’s JBSP Border Security Program


    Jun 02, 2016 00:59 UTC by Defense Industry Daily staff
    Latest update [?]
    June 2/16: A US funded Jordan Border Security Project with the government of Jordan and US contractor Raytheon is entering its final phase external link external link . The $100 million program aims to secure the Hashemite Kingdom against infiltrators from the Islamic State and other extremist organizations operating beyond its border with Syria and Iraq. Under the program, Raytheon and Jordanian subcontractors have been deploying and testing the sensor-fused border barriers while, in parallel, training other Jordanian partners to maintain and operate the system. As well as the barriers, patrol paths and watchtowers, the system is integrated with day and night cameras, ground radars, and a full command, control and communications suite. The system will be completed by the end of next year.
     
    http://www.defenseindustrydaily.com/jordans-jbsp-border-security-program-05072/

    Ok, that is definitely official and legit.

    So, why hasn’t at least Breitbart and Alex Jones touched this story?

    • Replies: @Steve Sailer
    I couldn't find any pictures of Jordan's Fence using Google Images, just the map drawn up by Raytheon. I'm uncertain how much of it yet exists or if it's still in the planning-only stage. It's hard to get people interested in something that there are no readily available pictures of yet.
  43. @Massimo Heitor
    Ok, that is definitely official and legit.

    So, why hasn't at least Breitbart and Alex Jones touched this story?

    I couldn’t find any pictures of Jordan’s Fence using Google Images, just the map drawn up by Raytheon. I’m uncertain how much of it yet exists or if it’s still in the planning-only stage. It’s hard to get people interested in something that there are no readily available pictures of yet.

  44. anonymous • Disclaimer says:

    Something else near this Jordan fence that people might have forgot about or never heard of:

    “Russia Bombed Base in Syria Used by U.S.:
    An outpost near the Jordanian border that is used by U.S. and British special forces was hit by the airstrikes last month”, Wall Street Journal, Adam Entous and Gordon Lubold, July 21, 2016:

    “…When Russian aircraft bombed a remote garrison in southeastern Syria…

    …weren’t bombarding a run-of-the-mill rebel outpost, according to U.S. officials. Their target was a secret base of operations for elite American and British forces. In fact, a contingent of about 20 British special forces had pulled out of the garrison 24 hours earlier…

    …a subsequent Russian strike on a site linked to the Central Intelligence Agency, were part of a campaign by Moscow to pressure the Obama administration to agree to closer cooperation in the skies over Syria…

    U.S. and British special forces based in Jordan cross the border into Syria on missions, helping maintain an unofficial buffer zone on Syrian soil to protect Jordan from Islamic State, U.S. officials said. The special forces would rendezvous with their rebel allies at the garrison, initially used by the CIA.

    …A contingent of about 20 British special forces pulled out of the facility less than 24 hours before the U.S. tracked Russian aircraft on June 16 flying across Syria to the garrison…

    …The aircraft dropped cluster munitions on the target, according to U.S. officials and rebel commanders…

    …Among the protective measures surrounding At-Tanf were interlocking sandbag walls that are a signature characteristic of U.S. and British bases…

    …Following the strike, the U.S. gave the Russians some additional information about U.S. operations along the Jordanian border.”

    “Russia denies bombing U.S.-backed Syrian rebels near Jordan border”, CNN, June 19, 2016.

    “Russia ‘DELIBERATELY bombed secret military base in Syria used by elite American and British forces’”, Daily Mail, 22 July 2016:

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