Skip to comments.Iraq planning to build giant "wall" around Baghdad
Posted on 02/07/2016 2:44:15 PM PST by BenLurkin
Saad al-Hadithi spoke to The Associated Press after an earlier statement from the prime minister's office seemed to dismiss the idea entirely. "Baghdad is the capital for all Iraqis and it's not possible for a wall or a fence to isolate the city," the earlier statement said.
The plan for the wall was originally drafted by the Interior Ministry as an effort to curb near-daily attacks carried out by the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS) and cut down on checkpoints inside the city that snarl traffic.
The Interior Ministry's spokesman, police Brig. Gen. Saad Maan, told The Associated Press that the "wall" would be comprised of an increased number of checkpoints around the city cutting off routes that ISIS uses to smuggle car bombs in.
"It's not a wall exactly," Maan said. "We have reduced the number of attacks inside Baghdad, but we are working to prevent them completely."
Baghdad has seen near-daily bombings since the 2003 U.S.-led invasion, mainly carried out by Sunni militants targeting the security forces and the country's Shiite majority. Security officials say most of the bombs are built outside the city and smuggled in despite a labyrinth of roadblocks and checkpoints.
(Excerpt) Read more at cbsnews.com ...
Trump can build it and make Isis pay for it!
Walled cities have been the norm for humanity on earth.
What does Bernie say? Wish a new Freeper would sign in as Bernie Sandrs, it would be a hoot!
“Iraq planning to build giant “wall” around Baghdad”
To keep the Mexicans out?
Didn’t they have a wall around Baghdad just before the Mongols destroyed the city in 1258? See how that worked out!
A wall should work great - if they expel all the Muzzis within the wall, and don’t let any inside.
I thought they were a country...not a city state. How things have changed after Clown Prince nobama withdrew after the war was won.
City-states may be the wave of the future for some areas of the world.
I'm for it -- when it becomes necessary, or just a lot of fun, to blow those dams on the Euphrates, the wall will help flood and bury the whole damned place.
Disclaimer: Opinions posted on Free Republic are those of the individual posters and do not necessarily represent the opinion of Free Republic or its management. All materials posted herein are protected by copyright law and the exemption for fair use of copyrighted works.