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TERRORISM: Saudi Arabia Security Wall

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posted on Feb, 17 2004 @ 01:17 PM

In move to keep out terrorist and arms smugglers, Saudi Arabia is building a security wall to filter traffic from Yemen. Saudi Arabia is denying any similarity with the security wall the Israelis are using to keep out Palestinian terrorist.

Middle East Online Reports
"Yemeni authorities say the barrier is being built in a common grazing area agreed in a June 2000 deal that ended a decades-long territorial dispute between the two countries.
Saudi Arabia frequently announces arrests and arms seizures along the 1,800-kilometre (1,100-mile) border with Yemen. The kingdom has stepped up the hunt for Islamist militants blamed for suicide bombings in Riyadh."

While this isn't getting the exposure that the Israel security wall is getting, it's notable that the walls are being built for the same reason. Countries don't want terrorist sneaking across their borders to commit acts of violence. The Saudi's security wall is planned to extend some 13 miles while the wall in Israel will be about 400 miles long upon completion. The differences in the wall lengths are apparent when you compare the 52 people were killed in bombings in Riyadh last year with over 400 killed in Israel during the last 3 years.

[Edited on 17-2-2004 by dbates]

[Edited on 17-2-2004 by Zion Mainframe]

posted on Feb, 17 2004 @ 09:58 PM
link one has commented to this?
I'm very surprised that the old cliche' of "there is a difference though.....Israel is not Arab and Saudi is, so this justifies their (Saudi Arabia) building a/the wall to 'keep out terrorist(s) and arms smugglers'." Lord forbid, but geez, the Israelis do this....its labeled and branded an 'Apartheid Wall', etc., etc.


[Edited on 17-2-2004 by Seekerof]

posted on Feb, 17 2004 @ 10:00 PM
Boy, all these walls going up. Kind of sad that is has to be this way.

posted on Feb, 18 2004 @ 12:48 AM
(you beat me to it, seekerof)

Where's the outrage?!?!?

When discussing the Israel wall there was quite a bit of chatter:

posted on Feb, 18 2004 @ 09:43 AM
This won't have the outrage Bob, plain and simply because most people are so smothered by their own discrimination they don't even realize it anymore. Two countries doing the same thing to keep the same people out. Only one gets criticized using such virulent terms as "apartheid". Fair?

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