“Specifically, the Saudis are worried about weapons and drug smuggling.” Sounds strikingly similar to the reasons why the Israelis built their security fence. But one thing is certain: no one, anywhere, will ever call the Saudi fence an “apartheid wall.” In today’s international climate, only the Israelis could possibly build such a thing.
“Saudi Arabia to fence itself in,” from the BBC via Australia’s ABC News, July 2 (thanks to JE):
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….