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“The Obsession for State Borders” by Michel Foucher (January 7, 2009)

I have written on State borders problems in two previous articles; this one is on a happy realization in several parts on earth.

There is this concept that is taking effect on a large scale for resolving border problems:  reserving delimiting zones as natural preserves and void of any military presence.

Up to now, it seems that 10% of the total area of natural conservation projects is of this nature.

For example:

1. Along the borders of Poland and Byelorussia we have this primary forest of Bialowieza.  T

2. he tri-national park of Prespa delimits the borders among Albania, Greece, and Macedonia.

3. The Trifinio natural reserve among the three Central American States of Honduras, Guatemala, and El Salvador is inhabited by 700,000 people managed by 45 communes. 

4. In south of Africa the “Park for Peace“, large as Italy, delimit the frontiers of the States of Zimbabwe, Angola, Namibia, Zambia, and Bostwana.

It seems that between 2004 and 2006, at least 8 secret meetings between the Syrians and Israelis negotiated borders resolution by creating natural reserves on Lake Tiberiade; the Israelis would have access to two snow skiing resorts in the Golan without visa requirements.

Brazil has borders with all States in South America except Chili and Equator.  Brazil resolved the problems of its 17,000 km borders using aerial cartography of OrbiSat that can produce carts covering 250,000 square km in two months.  Brazil and Venezuela have opened a trans-Amazonian route from Manaus to Caracas; and gas pipeline through the Amazon Forest to Bolivia.

There are 12 trans-oceanic routes or corridor under consideration with a budget of $50 billions in a 10-year plan by Mercosur (economic union of the South American States).  These corridors are meant to “vanquish barriers of physical, normative, and social natures”

rmative, and social natures”

Frontiers: costly illusions in lives and economy (December 12, 2008)

The World is divided by 250,000 kms of frontiers among the recognized States.

Since 1991, more than 26,000 kms of new international frontiers have been instituted; a total of 42,000 kms have been delimited by makeshift barriers, electronic fences and the like.

Almost all wars had frontiers as excuses,  when in fact the causes were basically cultural myths and expansionist policies.

Thousands of frontiers are imaginary lines drawn in deserts (in Africa, the Middle East and elsewhere) by the colonial powers of the last century and these colonial powers expect the newly created under-developed States will monitor thousands of imaginary lines.

There are many hot spots in the World using frontiers as excuses; this is an interesting topic for another article.

There are tiny and stupid States that invested billions of dollars to set up fictive barriers on the sand.  For examples:

Kuwait had spent $30 billion for 217 kms barriers over sand with Iraq.

Saudi Arabia spent over $100 billions on barriers over sand to delimit frontiers with Iraq.

The stupidest barrier (over 8 meter high and 800 km long) ever erected is built by the State of Israel to separate the Jews from the Palestinians.

The Ashkenazi Jews (Jews who immigrated from Central and Eastern Europe) are the ones who came with the idea during Sharon tenure.  The Ashkenazi Jews lived in ghettos in Europe and their psychic feels comfortable in a ghetto setting  They don’t care for open horizons or open skies; they need claustrophobic enclosures.

I ask the Sephardic Jews (Jews who emigrated from the Middle East and North African States) to tear down that wall of shame; I tell them “you are not from the same breed or same culture of the warp minded Ashkenazi”.   

The thinker and philosopher Bertrand Russell stated morosely “Peace will return when Earth would be incapable of feeding life




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