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.