Paris to Build a ‘Wall’ Around Eiffel Tower as Terrorism Becomes Mundane in Europe

Americans are still waiting for a border wall, but France is set to get a wall of their own by the end of the year.

Unlike the American iteration, this barrier won’t be erected on the French border. It’s set to surround the Eiffel Tower to shield it from terrorist attacks.

Last month, the Paris city council approved a $20 million bulletproof glass wall, just over 8 feet high, that will surround the iconic tower.

In a country proudly obsessed with art and beauty, this will be an obnoxious eyesore and a reminder that war and violence is just a breath away in the seemingly pacific city of romance.

My bet remains – we will witness France cede territory to Islamic secessionists in our lifetime.

  • Cat-astrophe

    You just get used to it.
    You be like: “Excuse me, may I pass through your blast zone?”
    I don’t notice it in Edmonton anymore, guess I just got used to it.

  • Martin B

    There were plenty of guns in Paris in 1889, but there was no need for a bulletproof wall around the Eiffel Tower because there were no Mohammedans.
    This is only going to get worse.

  • The French brainiacs are getting ready to create a new Maginot line.

    • Watchman

      Ad this new Maginot line will be just as effective as the one built to protect against the invasion of France in 1940, i.e. of little effectiveness at huge cost.

    • (standing ovation)

  • Watchman

    What an immensely stupid idea. A bulletproof fence is going to keep bullets and exploding vests out, but also will keep bullets and exploding vests in. It will have to have security checkpoints to restrict those entering this zone, and this means queues, and queues means a target rich environment. So a jihadist doesn’t actually have to attack anyone at the Eiffel Tower, but only attack the lines of people waiting to pass through a security checkpoint.

    Eight feet high bulletproof wall: not high enough to stop a thrown explosive charge in addition as being perfect cover for the thrower. A ‘safety zone’ means that they might not have armed Gendarmes in the inside of this area. Think of the damage a cleared jihadist could do on the inside if someone threw over the fence some guns, ammunition and explosive vests on a defenceless safety zone.

    Do the people with these ideas actually consult anyone (just anyone) with a tiny bit of knowledge before making these stupid announcements?

    Oh, wait, these are French politicians. I think I’ve answered my own question.

    • Krista Kay

      The french care about their ‘art’ and ‘culture’ and not so much about a line-up mowed down. Tunnels and rocket launchers are not stopped by a wall, so they can’t protect their ‘art’ and ‘culture’ but in a few years, there will be no need.

    • The French are brilliant. Because apparently in France, airplanes rarely achieve an altitude higher than eight feet.

  • Krista Kay

    Boycott, Divest and Sanctions against the Apartheid State of France.

  • Norman_In_New_York

    In less than 50 years, the call to prayer will blare from the spire of Notre Dame.

    • Watchman

      “In less than 50 years, the call to prayer will blare from the spire minaret of Notre Dame.” FIFY

  • Hard Little Machine

    Just wait till they start scrawling death threats and obscenities on the wall and some Garbage Trucks of Peace crash through it. You better take your pictures now ‘cuz the Eiffel Tower is coming down.

  • Oh, France …. why even bother?

  • WalterBannon

    They will not need a wall once the muslims blow it up, like they do with all the other infidel monuments they find in conquered lands.

  • shasta

    A totally useless feel good display for politicians who refuse to implement policies which could actually improve things for their citizens.

  • Ed

    LOL… walls are ok, only not at borders…