Tunisia Building Border Fence, U.S. Starts Online Messaging Campaign

Tunisia is building a border fence on its border with Libya to keep out ISIS.

The barrier will cover 168 kilometers (105 miles) — about one-third of the border — and will include fencing, a sand wall, trenches and surveillance posts.

The U.S. has partnered with the UAE to launch a new online messaging campaign called the Sawab Center to counter ISIS' message.

The Sawab Center will use direct online engagement to counter terrorist propaganda rapidly and effectively, including messages used to recruit foreign fighters, fundraise for illicit activities, and intimidate and terrorize local populations. The Sawab Center will increase the intensity of online debate by presenting moderate and tolerant voices from across the region and amplifying inclusive and constructive narratives.

The UK is asking British citizens to leave Tunisia as another attack is feared.

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    In this day and age (none / 0) (#1)
    by CST on Fri Jul 10, 2015 at 09:46:58 AM EST
    You can't keep out an idea with a fence.

    Indeed... (none / 0) (#3)
    by kdog on Fri Jul 10, 2015 at 12:33:32 PM EST
    especially a fence without a moat filled with sharks armed with lasers.  

    A messaging campaign is a much better tactic..but UAE might wanna keep it on the down low that the USA is involved, lest the messaging campaign lose all credibility out the gate.  Such a campaign should be a muslim world only affair, and better yet let it come from peace-loving muslim clergy and laypeople, not a monarch or a dictator.


    And Much Like Snake Repellent... (none / 0) (#4)
    by ScottW714 on Fri Jul 10, 2015 at 01:41:22 PM EST
    ...it doesn't work if the snake is already in your yard, all you end up doing is ensuring it can't leave.  

    Although... sand walls probably aren't going to keep anything in/out.


    I (none / 0) (#2)
    by FlJoe on Fri Jul 10, 2015 at 11:20:56 AM EST
    Wonder if Trump put a bid on the construction contract, he probably could have gotten ISIS to pay for it.

    fencing "about one-third of the border" (none / 0) (#5)
    by Mr Natural on Fri Jul 10, 2015 at 06:59:33 PM EST
    That will work only if the infiltrators are as stupid as the guys who came up with the idea of building a partial fence.