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    The Saudis are building a 900km-long "Great Wall"

    When a raiding party from Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (Isil) attacked a Saudi border post last week, it was no mere hit on a desert outpost.

    The jihadis were launching an assault on the new, highest-profile effort by Saudi Arabia to insulate itself from the chaos engulfing its neighbours.

    The Saudis are building a 900km-long "Great Wall" - a combined fence and ditch - to separate the country from Iraq to the north. Much of the area on the Iraqi side is now controlled by Isil, which regards the ultimate capture of Saudi Arabia, home to the 'Two Holy Mosques' of Mecca and Medina, as a key goal.

    The proposal had been discussed since 2006, at the height of the Iraqi civil war, but work began in September last year after Isil's charge through much of the west and north of the country gave it a substantial land border with the kingdom to the south.

    The border zone now includes five layers of fencing with watch towers, night-vision cameras and radar cameras. Riyadh also sent an extra 30,000 troops to the area.

    It is not the only fence with which Saudi Arabia has chosen to surround itself. Despite the difficulty of access to westerners, the country is relatively open to fellow Muslim nations, particularly during the Haj season. ( Daily Telegraph, London)

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    Why? They both ,Saudi and IS subscribe to sharia law.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ozcol View Post
    Why? They both ,Saudi and IS subscribe to sharia law.
    Because IS want to depose all the Shaikhs.

    Duh.

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    Informative article, good pics. Cheers.

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    The Americans have destabilised the entire region.

    This is simply the Saudis protecting themselves and their interests. ISIL is not a meaningful group other than as a rallying point for disparate groups in the region, all of whom want to seize power and access to the oil revenues that will stem from it.

    Saudi has its own internal problems and of course the ISIL anarchy elsewhere can draw strength from those groups.

    In truth, there is no ISIL group capable of even running a sewage farm never mind a state but that won't stop them from the process of revolution.

    Iraq and Syria is in the process of splitting themselves up and nothing can now prevent it, even if anyone really wanted to. In Iraq, the Kurdish North has the tacit protection of NATO and the Southern Shi'ite region will gravitate towards Iran, its natural ally. The ISIl group foresee a Caliphate of Syria and the rump of Iraq but in the end only the people there will decide.

    Either way, the West shouldn't interfere but, quite literally, should draw a line in the sand north of Kuwait and Saudi and leave it at that.

    The West drew the arbitrary boundaries of the Middle East after the First World War and imposed its own interests on the region. Those countries are now re-drawing the map according to their own parameters. It's simply a process the world has gone through over the past 5000 years and cannot be halted. Yugoslavia was a bastard state created out of doctrine and not nationalism, now look at it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ozcol
    Why? They both ,Saudi and IS subscribe to sharia law.
    Because religion is total bolloks; all they are interested in is power and money. Lies, lies and more lies for the sake of power and money...

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    Quote Originally Posted by Seekingasylum View Post
    The Americans have destabilised the entire region.

    This is simply the Saudis protecting themselves and their interests. ISIL is not a meaningful group other than as a rallying point for disparate groups in the region, all of whom want to seize power and access to the oil revenues that will stem from it.

    Saudi has its own internal problems and of course the ISIL anarchy elsewhere can draw strength from those groups.

    In truth, there is no ISIL group capable of even running a sewage farm never mind a state but that won't stop them from the process of revolution.

    Iraq and Syria is in the process of splitting themselves up and nothing can now prevent it, even if anyone really wanted to. In Iraq, the Kurdish North has the tacit protection of NATO and the Southern Shi'ite region will gravitate towards Iran, its natural ally. The ISIl group foresee a Caliphate of Syria and the rump of Iraq but in the end only the people there will decide.

    Either way, the West shouldn't interfere but, quite literally, should draw a line in the sand north of Kuwait and Saudi and leave it at that.

    The West drew the arbitrary boundaries of the Middle East after the First World War and imposed its own interests on the region. Those countries are now re-drawing the map according to their own parameters. It's simply a process the world has gone through over the past 5000 years and cannot be halted. Yugoslavia was a bastard state created out of doctrine and not nationalism, now look at it.
    Naah suck the oil dry while it's cheap, THEN fuck them off.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Seekingasylum
    The Americans have destabilised the entire region.
    A few years late in pointing this out are we not?

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    Why only 900 Km ?

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    They have some similar stuff on the Yemen border.

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    They should build a massive wall all around their country.

    Then they'd be safe.

    I shall send them a letter recommending such action.

    A really big, really high, really strong wall.

    It's the best thing they can do to ensure they're safety.
    Last edited by luckyjim; 17-01-2015 at 07:02 PM.

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    Walls make good neighbours.
    Western Europe should build one to keep out the 2nd and 3rd world lower races.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Seekingasylum View Post
    The Americans have destabilised the entire region.

    This is simply the Saudis protecting themselves and their interests. ISIL is not a meaningful group other than as a rallying point for disparate groups in the region, all of whom want to seize power and access to the oil revenues that will stem from it.

    Saudi has its own internal problems and of course the ISIL anarchy elsewhere can draw strength from those groups.

    In truth, there is no ISIL group capable of even running a sewage farm never mind a state but that won't stop them from the process of revolution.

    Iraq and Syria is in the process of splitting themselves up and nothing can now prevent it, even if anyone really wanted to. In Iraq, the Kurdish North has the tacit protection of NATO and the Southern Shi'ite region will gravitate towards Iran, its natural ally. The ISIl group foresee a Caliphate of Syria and the rump of Iraq but in the end only the people there will decide.

    Either way, the West shouldn't interfere but, quite literally, should draw a line in the sand north of Kuwait and Saudi and leave it at that.

    The West drew the arbitrary boundaries of the Middle East after the First World War and imposed its own interests on the region. Those countries are now re-drawing the map according to their own parameters. It's simply a process the world has gone through over the past 5000 years and cannot be halted. Yugoslavia was a bastard state created out of doctrine and not nationalism, now look at it.

    So you say, even though it has the capability, the western world should not step in and stop the mass murdering being done by ISIL

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    Quote Originally Posted by harrybarracuda View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by Seekingasylum View Post
    The Americans have destabilised the entire region.

    This is simply the Saudis protecting themselves and their interests. ISIL is not a meaningful group other than as a rallying point for disparate groups in the region, all of whom want to seize power and access to the oil revenues that will stem from it.

    Saudi has its own internal problems and of course the ISIL anarchy elsewhere can draw strength from those groups.

    In truth, there is no ISIL group capable of even running a sewage farm never mind a state but that won't stop them from the process of revolution.

    Iraq and Syria is in the process of splitting themselves up and nothing can now prevent it, even if anyone really wanted to. In Iraq, the Kurdish North has the tacit protection of NATO and the Southern Shi'ite region will gravitate towards Iran, its natural ally. The ISIl group foresee a Caliphate of Syria and the rump of Iraq but in the end only the people there will decide.

    Either way, the West shouldn't interfere but, quite literally, should draw a line in the sand north of Kuwait and Saudi and leave it at that.

    The West drew the arbitrary boundaries of the Middle East after the First World War and imposed its own interests on the region. Those countries are now re-drawing the map according to their own parameters. It's simply a process the world has gone through over the past 5000 years and cannot be halted. Yugoslavia was a bastard state created out of doctrine and not nationalism, now look at it.
    Naah suck the oil dry while it's cheap, THEN fuck them off.

    Is the western world not paying for the oil?

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    Quote Originally Posted by blue View Post
    Walls make good neighbours.
    Western Europe should build one to keep out the 2nd and 3rd world lower races.
    Lower races?

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    Quote Originally Posted by RPETER65 View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by blue View Post
    Walls make good neighbours.
    Western Europe should build one to keep out the 2nd and 3rd world lower races.
    Lower races?


    Sons of Ham and all them.
    You know, hewers of wood and drawers of water, coloured folk, the lower races.
    You do read your bible don't you, literal word of god an' all.

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    Let's see how all the Saudi mercenary Paki grunts hold up to a determined attack.

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    Trust it will be architecturally beautiful.....


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    Quote Originally Posted by luckyjim View Post
    They should build a massive wall all around their country.

    Then they'd be safe.

    I shall send them a letter recommending such action.

    A really big, really high, really strong wall.

    It's the best thing they can do to ensure they're safety.
    And then, when we drop a nuke into it, the flash, the pressure and the explosive shock will be kept inside the wall.
    This will radically increase the death rate and singe/burn/fry most if not all of the population.

    The Haj seems like a good time to try it out.

    Just a thought.

    pip pip

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    Quote Originally Posted by Necron99 View Post
    Let's see how all the Saudi mercenary Paki grunts hold up to a determined attack.
    Shirley a determined attack would have the USAF et al there in a heartbeat defending "their interests".

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    Quote Originally Posted by blue View Post
    Walls make good neighbours.
    Western Europe should build one to keep out the 2nd and 3rd world lower races.
    Only if we can throw chavs like yourself over it though.

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    Quote Originally Posted by RPETER65 View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by harrybarracuda View Post
    Naah suck the oil dry while it's cheap, THEN fuck them off.

    Is the western world not paying for the oil?
    Can't you read? Or do you just not know what "while it's cheap" means?

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    Quote Originally Posted by luckyjim View Post
    Why only 900 Km ?
    Would your neighbours be happy if you built a wall along your land boundary, and decided to continue it along into the middle of theirs?

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