Thursday, September 28, 2006

Good Fences Make Good Neighbours?

Except in this case it simply demonstrates the inability of some people to grasp the obvious lessons provided by the past.

Saudi Arabia is pushing ahead with plans to build a fence to block terrorists from crossing its 560-mile border with Iraq, another sign of growing alarm that Sunni-Shiite strife could spill over and drag Iraq's neighbors into its civil conflict.

The barrier, which hasn't been started, is part of a $12 billion package of measures including electronic sensors, security bases and physical barriers to protect the oil-rich kingdom from external threats, said Nawaf Obaid, head of the Saudi National Security Assessment Project, an independent research institute that advises the Saudi government.
It makes one wonder where such ideas originate.

Maybe I should rephrase that.

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