Revealed: Saudi Arabia’s ‘Great Wall’ to keep out Isil

The funeral of the three Saudi guards who were killed in the attack last week (AFP)

The funeral of the three Saudi guards who were killed in the attack last week (AFP)

By Richard Spencer, Middle East Correspondent

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

The jihadists 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 600-mile-long “Great Wall” – a combined fence and ditch – to separates 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.”

Read more at The Telegraph

Categories: Middle East

6 replies

  1. They know how to build a ‘wall’ but they only have 600 miles to build one ,…The US border ‘fence’ that ends in Fort Hancock TX isn’t quite as extensive in design….heh

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    • This is a major world news story. It’s the kind of important news story that will get overlooked by the usual, mainstream media sources. And it’s precisely the kind of story that I hope people will come to expect from the World News Forum.

      Great post, Ecantados. Good job. Thanks.


  2. Saudia builds a wall to insulate itself from chaosy Iraq not from ISIL in particular
    Iraq is a no state dominated by everyone and its land is a battlefield for everyone, Iran and the Shi’ites loyal to Iran, the Suni tribes loyal to the executed president Sadam. the remains of Sadam’s army , the Kurds, intelligence from neighbourhood and ISIL

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    • Hello, Fada.

      The Saudis and the Qataris have been walking a social and political tight rope, just as every politician in every country must. The Muslim fundamentalists, those wealthy and powerful Sunnis, the Brotherhood, et alia, have harboured and funded the Islamists opposed to Assad and Iran. Erdogan has clearly made an arrangement with ISIL against the Kurds, who are now aided by Iran.

      But their motivations have not always been so religious and pure, because the House of Saud and Qatar are not so pure in the eyes of the fundamentalist purists, the fanatics. The Saudis and Qataris have created a Frankenstein monster, which now threatens to turn against its master.

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      • Now we can shake hands Paul 🙂 You’ve grabbed big part of the picture and we can talk about ME issues without the feeling that is overwhelming me lately that conversations with non-Arab readers are useless and going nowhere untill the world people realize what is really going on behind curtains

        I hate to see innocent scared people gathering to condemn terrorism like in Paris, and marching behind Netanyahu and the Turkish Ahmed Daud Oglo and Merkel and François Hollande himself!.

        Everyone of those innocent people could be a random victim of the Jihadist pawns who are armed and financed to sustain by big devils like those crying hypocrite leaders

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        • And yes, it’s not about religion, Saudia rated the first in liquor consumption in 2014
          It’s not about Mohamed in Paris neither. Who is Mohamed after all to give much care to insult him or make a free opinion about him ?
          Insulting a dead man from the age of myths is a trap for the stupid fundamentalist muslems

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