The Great Wall of Saudi Arabia: KSA Planning 600-mile Anti-ISIS Wall

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  1. Prometheus

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    ISIS (aka ISIL, The Islamic State) is a force to be reckoned with, a rebel group that has their sights set on altering the geopolitical landscape forever. They're just as likely to provoke the US or Russia, but they are probably more of an immediate threat to their neighbors in the region, mostly the countries that border Iraq and Syria.

    Saudi Arabia in particular has been threatened by ISIS, because the holy mosques of Mecca and Medina are located within the Saudi borders, and if ISIS wants to establish something that resembles the Caliphate, they will need to take over Saudi territory. ISIS has already destroyed many monuments, both Christian and Islamic, so there is no telling what they might do if they reach Mecca.

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    In an effort to defend themselves from a potential assault, the Saudis have decided to build a state-of-the-art border wall along their border with Iraq. As the infographic above shows, it is a better, more technologically sophisticated version of the Great Wall of China, the Berlin Wall, and the imaginary U.S.-Mexico Border Wall. The 600-mile wall and ditch combo is made of a sand trench and two chain link fences 320 feet apart with a concertina fence in between. There will be underground sensors and watch towers with radar and helipads. The defenses also include night-vision equipment, rapid response vehicles, and communications networks, as well as an additional 30,000 troops from Riyadh.

    This is not the first border wall that Saudi Arabia has built: They also erected a fence along their 1,000-mile border with Yemen. It is unclear what will happen with this wall, but it could very well be the 21st-century version of the Great Wall of China.




    The Great Wall of Saudi Arabia: KSA Planning 600-mile Anti-ISIS Wall (Infographic) - Architizer

    Saudi Arabia to Erect a 600 Mile “Great Wall” to Fend off ISIS · Global Voices
     
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    Re: The Great Wall of Saudi Arabia: KSA Planning 600-mile Anti-ISIS Wa

    will be that the construction will really give security to saudi arabia?
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    They can just bomb their way in. Walls are good for a small group of infiltrators. Not for an army equipped with artillery support, tanks, air support, heavy mounted machine guns, anti-aircraft guns etc.
     
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    I think its probably designed as much to stop Saudi citizens going the other way and fighting for ISIL, especially the fear of when they return afterwards. Look at whats happening in Europe.
     
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    Re: The Great Wall of Saudi Arabia: KSA Planning 600-mile Anti-ISIS Wa

    I want such a wall built between India and Bangladesh, with an added layer of anti-personal mines and hungry tigers.
     
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    Re: The Great Wall of Saudi Arabia: KSA Planning 600-mile Anti-ISIS Wa

    I beg to differ sir. Last time I checked border fencing helped us check cross border inflation from Pakistan.
     
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    Re: The Great Wall of Saudi Arabia: KSA Planning 600-mile Anti-ISIS Wa

    No problem. You are entitled to your opinion.

    But cross border inflation of what? The Pakistan army? They did not try to attack us with full force. The fence has been a remarkable help to keep infiltrators/terrorists out. But if the PA decides to attack and enter, the fence isn't much help. Only the BSF and Indian army can stop them.
     
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    Re: The Great Wall of Saudi Arabia: KSA Planning 600-mile Anti-ISIS Wa

    They need sensors and unmanned ground vehicles to monitor the perimeter 27/7. The also need underground sensors for tunneling. All-in-all it's a daunting task.
     
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    As the article says, they do plan to install under-ground sensors alongwith quick reaction vehicles and force there.
     
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    Only if India could do the same against bangladesh and Pakistan
     
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    This is useless. As usual saudis being uneducated idiots and throwing away money.

    In syria isis is known to have well connected tunnels across the country so as to evade the syrian air force.
     
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    huh ?? We have done this against Pakistan already. Yes, we should do it with bangladesh too. Only difference is that it does not cover the entire border.
     
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    just build wall around mecca. thats the crown jewel that IS will go after.
     
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    Re: The Great Wall of Saudi Arabia: KSA Planning 600-mile Anti-ISIS Wa

    The irony of this thread is, that the Saudi's have started HATING their own creation..... if only the Pakistani people will take notice
     
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    Re: The Great Wall of Saudi Arabia: KSA Planning 600-mile Anti-ISIS Wa

    Well the Saudi army and aur-force can take care of the big guns .....I think all that the Saudis are trying to do, is to prevent the intrusions by ISIL militants that would radicalize the local populous. The same point why the Indian army fenced the Kashmir border. The big guns can be taken care of by the Army, its the little intrusions that need to be prevented from organizing sleeper cells in your territory
     
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    They need a boundary with yemen too :lol:
     
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