Good fences

"Good fences make good neighbors,"  the poet Robert Frost wrote, probably sarcastically.  A defined boundary clearly marks the separation of one's property from another; excluding those who don't belong.  Many of us have fences on our property; also doors which are locked for safety.

Ah, but if the United States suggests building a wall to protect our borders from illegal immigration and to protect our property it is called racism, selfishness and more.  And when Israel  builds a wall as part of a plan to protect itself against terrorist bombers who openly proclaim their intention to slaughter as many Israelis as possible, why the victimized Israelis are called racist Nazis for not passively agreeing to be murdered while tears are shed how the wall inconveniences the Arabs.

And what happens though when the Saudis decide to build a wall?  Why it is called a security fence and British construction firms can't wait to bid on a multi million dollar deal. 

SAUDI ARABIA has invited bids for the construction of a security fence along the entire length of its 900km (560mile) desert border with Iraq in a multimillion—pound project that will attract interest from British defence companies.

The barrier is part of a package to secure the Kingdom's 6,500km of borders in an attempt to improve internal security and bolster its defences against external threats.

Oh well, then it is a necessity.

Ethel C. Fenig    4 10 06

"Good fences make good neighbors,"  the poet Robert Frost wrote, probably sarcastically.  A defined boundary clearly marks the separation of one's property from another; excluding those who don't belong.  Many of us have fences on our property; also doors which are locked for safety.

Ah, but if the United States suggests building a wall to protect our borders from illegal immigration and to protect our property it is called racism, selfishness and more.  And when Israel  builds a wall as part of a plan to protect itself against terrorist bombers who openly proclaim their intention to slaughter as many Israelis as possible, why the victimized Israelis are called racist Nazis for not passively agreeing to be murdered while tears are shed how the wall inconveniences the Arabs.

And what happens though when the Saudis decide to build a wall?  Why it is called a security fence and British construction firms can't wait to bid on a multi million dollar deal. 

SAUDI ARABIA has invited bids for the construction of a security fence along the entire length of its 900km (560mile) desert border with Iraq in a multimillion—pound project that will attract interest from British defence companies.

The barrier is part of a package to secure the Kingdom's 6,500km of borders in an attempt to improve internal security and bolster its defences against external threats.

Oh well, then it is a necessity.

Ethel C. Fenig    4 10 06