Monday, April 10, 2006

Saudis plan to fence off border with chaos

The dirt is always browner on the other side of the fence.

Saudi Arabia has invited bids for the construction of a security fence along the entire length of its 900km (560mile) desert border with Iraq in a multimillion-pound project that will attract interest from British defence companies.

What is with this planet's obssession with fences? Everytime a country has a problem with another country they talk about building a fence. Fences fix everything. They're the universal problem-solver. Remember the Great Wall of China? That was the mother of all "fences". Interesting thought.

The barrier is part of a package to secure the Kingdom’s 6,500km of borders in an attempt to improve internal security and bolster its defences against external threats.

Too bad the force of gravity on earth doesn't condemn us human beings to a life pinned to the soil. Ever since we developed the ability to remove our feet from the ground, we've been able to climb over fences.

Saudi Arabia is concerned that the chaos in Iraq could cause an overspill of sectarian violence and terrorism. The kingdom claims to be winning the battle against al-Qaeda’s Saudi wing but wants to protect itself against Saudi insurgents returning from Iraq.

I wish I could have been there for that discussion.

"Sir, we've been able to infiltrate the Saudi wing of the al-Qaeda terror organization, arrest and kill its leaders and members and destroy their ability to launch terror attacks within our beloved kingdom."


"But we must do something to protect ourselves from terrorists returning from Jihad in Iraq."

"hmm...any suggestions."

Few moments of silence. " about a fence?"

"Brillant Ahmad!! A fence! It's perfect. That ought to keep the bombs at bay."


Anonymous Anonymous said...

can't you see what's happening...the fence business($) is booming, everyone is fencing everyone in or out depending what side of the fence you're on

April 11, 2006 12:24 PM  

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