Baghdad going upscale with gated communities? Surge finally working?
'Gated Communities' For the War-Ravaged
U.S. Tries High Walls and High Tech To Bring Safety to Parts of Baghdad
By Karin Brulliard
Washington Post Staff Writer
Monday, April 23, 2007; Page A01
BAGHDAD -- The U.S. military is walling off at least 10 of Baghdad's most violent neighborhoods and using biometric technology to track some of their residents, creating what officers call "gated communities" in an attempt to carve out oases of safety in this war-ravaged city.
However, the Iraqis are against it. Perhaps they're already satisfied with the mother-of-all-gated communities--The Green Zone.
U.S. criticized for building wall around Sunnis
BAGHDAD, Iraq (AP) -- Criticism mounted Saturday over a wall U.S. troops are building around a Sunni enclave surrounded by Shiite areas in Baghdad, with residents calling it "collective punishment" and the local council leader saying the community did not approve the project before construction began.
If implemented Baghdad might look like this.
Gated community in northern San Diego. Features a Rees Jones designed golf course; clubhouse with tennis courts, gym and olympic-size swimming pool.