This is coolbert:
First came Saudi, then came Jordan.
One wall, two walls, a whole bunch of walls.
This tells me the Islamic State is not being defeated BUT is here to stay for the indefinite future? The WALL WOULD NOT BE BUILT IF ISIL WAS ON THE ROPES?
Thanks to the tip from Steve:
"The Great Wall of Jordan: How the US Wants to Keep the Islamic State Out" By William M. Arkin
"… The Obama administration is spending close to a half a billion dollars to build a sophisticated electronic fence along Jordan’s northern and eastern borders"
"The wall, which began as a $20 million project in 2008 to erect a set of surveillance towers along a 30-mile (50 km) stretch of the border with Syria, has since expanded into a program costing half a billion dollars . . . . Called the Jordan Border Security Program or JBSP, the wall is ostensibly meant to stop weapons of mass destruction from getting out, but since 2013 has refocused on detecting Islamic State fighters and arms smuggling"
"When completed later this decade, the border wall will have a camera-studded high-security fence, plus a network of ground sensors and a set of fixed and mobile surveillance towers that will be able to see and detect activity five miles away on either side of the fence."
And will take some time to build! NOT done until "later this decade"! ISIL is here to stay as unpalatable as that may seem and only being accepted so in a grudging manner?
AND THIS FENCE SURELY IS AN INDICATION THIS IS SO?