The Wall along the Rio Grande, or Zinke's Folly

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“‘The Rio Grande, what side of the river are you going to put the wall?'” he[Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke] said. “‘We’re not going to put it on our side and cede the river to Mexico. And we’re probably not going to put it in the middle of the river.'”    [buisnessinsider.com]

 

The wall in the South may be built as was planned;

But what do we do with the old Rio Grande?

If the wall’s on our soil,

Well, according to Hoyle,

Would it only be flowing on Mexican land?

 

Sidebar:  The Rio Grande River runs for 1954 miles along the Mexican border.

 

 

Filed under: geopolitics, Trump's Wall

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  • And they definitely aren't going to put it on the Mexican side, just like Trump wasn't gong to get Mexico to pay for it by offering Mexico a cruise if they give him the credit card number over the phone.

    There are other articles saying that there are treaties preventing obstruction of the waters, and that land sufficiently north of the river basin is privately owned. Unless Trump again wants to do away with the Fifth Amendment, he would have to pay for that land, but Zinke doesn't want to do that.

    BTW, there are articles saying that the notice to renegotiate NAFTA doesn't include much of anything the Orange Blowhard promised the mentally ill, including because Mexico buys from the US and anything would also affect Canada, with which we don't have a border war. Sort of like the alt right equivalent of Chicago proposing big box ordinances to get at Walmart, forgetting that they would also affect Target.

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