Tuesday, February 17, 2004

This is just a tad ironic 

Yemeni president Salah calls on Crown Prince Abdullah in Riyadh to complain about security wall Saudis are building along their border to keep terrorists out. Salah claims barrier loops round territory defined in the 2000 Yemen-Saudi border agreement as “common pasture”.

Finally, Crown Prince Abdullah can empathize with Ariel Sharon.

And if you don't believe DEBKAfile, read The Guardian:

The leaders of Yemen and Saudi Arabia are due to meet today in an effort to settle a dispute over a security barrier the Saudis are building along their shared frontier. Saudi Arabia, which is battling against insurgents sympathetic to Osama bin Laden, says the barrier will stem the flow of militants and weapons from its southern neighbour.

Of course, the Saudis "dismiss" comparisons with Israel's security fence, once again proving one of TigerHawk's governing maxims: "Middle Easterners have little appreciation for irony."


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