Wednesday, July 08, 2015


Tunisia is not a huge country and its border with Libya is *only* 459 km (285 mi) long. So I can see how they could plausibly build a wall along that border. But why the hell are they going to build a moat?

Most of Tunisia is in the Sahara. It is really hot. Whatever water is in that moat is going to evaporate away pretty quickly. And its' not like Tunisia has an abundance of water to refill the damn thing as the water keeps disappearing.

Why not just go with a wall and security cameras? That's what all the militarized border areas are going with these days. Who builds a moat in the 21st century? Not even countries with no problem keeping water in liquid form do that.