When ISIS killed three Saudi border guards, including a general, earlier this month, it was no mere border raid or a target of opportunity. The terror group was probing an enormous border security project that Saudi Arabia has undertaken to protect itself: a 600 mile wall stretching from one end of its border with Iraq to the other, according to the Telegraph. (An infographic in the Telegraph piece captures the sheer scale of the undertaking. Do check it out)We doubt the Saudis will get the kind of guff from the international media over this project that Israel and America have received for their border walls; that kind of thing is only reserved for the truly bad actors in Washington and Jerusalem. But Riyadh probably does hope it’ll be as effective as the Israeli barrier was. Saudi Arabia is growing increasingly concerned about the instability beyond its borders spilling over into the Kingdom. This is just another sign of that—a big, 600 mile long one.
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