Nothing about Trump's border wall makes sense to me, but this recent photo offered a new conundrum. The United States side of the wall here is covered with an insane amount of razor wire. I can understand that this shows Americans viewing the wall that "we are very very badass," but I don't see how this component adds to security. A healthy young person reaching the top could just jump past the wire, or let down a 20-foot segment of hallway carpet and then slide to the bottom. It looks like security theater to me.
Photo credit Alejandro Prieto, from the World Press photo contest.
Addendum: Thanks for all the comments. I didn't realize that this razor wire is also being deployed in urban areas such as Nogales -
- where having it at ground level is considered by local authorities to be a health and safety hazard.