Saudi Arabia to build border fence,,7374-2126835,00.html

Saudis plan to fence off border, show Bush how it's done

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.

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.

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.

"There's no suggestion that the border isn't secure at the moment, so it could be a bit of an expensive white elephant," a European diplomat in Riyadh said. Saudi militants join ing the insurgency use other routes, such as Syria.

Riyadh is worried by the rise to power in Iraq of the Shia majority, with its close links with Iran, which Saudi Arabia mistrusts. It is concerned that its Shia minority, which is concentrated in the oil-producing eastern province, may become radicalised.

Yes, Saudi Arabia is such a good model for a country; let's follow in all of its footsteps.

"why cant we do that here"

Because we are broke. Since the economy sucks, we aren't going to be able to do a lot of things

we could build that wall if we wanted to

"we could build that wall if we wanted to"

Maybe, but it's a stupid idea so why would we want to?

i think its a good idea. the berlin wall solved any illegal immigration issues thay head, we can do the same

"think its a good idea. the berlin wall solved any illegal immigration issues thay head,"

The Berlin Wall was to keep citizens in, not illegals out, genius.

it was for both dipshit