Obama administration admits they could seal Mexican border if they wanted to
Before Paris, Turkish officials often rebuffed U.S. calls for a larger border force, saying the frontier was simply too long to effectively seal, no matter how many soldiers were deployed.
Turkish officials pointed to Washington’s inability to seal off the U.S.-Mexico border as an example of how difficult such operations can be. U.S. officials chafe at the comparison. “If we were at war with Mexico, we’d close that border,” a senior administration official said of Washington’s response.
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I suspect that everything Russia said about Turkey and ISIS is correct. They are buying oil from ISIS and selling them weapons. They don’t really want to seal the border. Turkey sees the Kurds as the greater enemy, and ISIS is at war with the Kurds, and therefore ISIS is a friend on the theory that the enemy of my enemy is my friend.