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The ABC reports Saudi Arabia to fence itself in

Saudi Arabia has signed a deal with a major European defence contractor to build a hi-tech security system including a fence around the whole of its 9,000 kilometre border.

The country has been wanting to build a strong border security system for some time.

Its two main concerns are its neighbours Iraq and Yemen, and the instability and lawlessness of these two countries have raised fears in Saudi Arabia that their problems will overflow the border.

Specifically, the Saudis are worried about weapons and drug smuggling.

I expect that are a lot of important people in Saudi Arabia who will be annoyed that their lucrative arms and drug sales in neighboring countries are about to be curtailed. I know that many in the kingdom are under the impression that the trade is moving into their country, but that isn’t the general reality on the ground in Iraq, i.e. the Saudis are exporters, not importers.


1 Kryten42 { 07.02.09 at 9:08 pm }

Ahem. Speaking as someone who worked in SA for several months on security related projects (mainly for oilfields and the outer regions), I can say with some authority:

Hahahahahahahaaaaaaaaaaaaaa… ROLF LMAO!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

*GASP* …must… …breathe… *GASP* ROFL LMAO

2 cookie jill { 07.02.09 at 10:22 pm }

I think the Saudis secretly want to keep most of u.s. out.
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3 Bryan { 07.02.09 at 10:22 pm }

My older brother was involved in the construction of the King Khalid Training Center in SA and viewed it as one of the largest unused military sites in the world. They built a huge facility, but didn’t bother to actually create an army to go with it, choosing instead to hire what they want done from other people.

If there is ever a serious threat to the kingdom they are SOL, because there enough enough Saudis who even want to pretend they are soldiers.

4 Bryan { 07.02.09 at 10:28 pm }

Jill, I think the US wants to stay out even more, because that place has more Islamic terrorists than any other country in the world.

The local fighter wing used to deploy there on a regular basis, and no one ever volunteered to go. They were thrilled when the mission shifted out of the kingdom.