Saudis building 560 mile long border fence to keep out ISIS infiltrators

Undeterred by political correctness, Saudi Arabia is taking a step that makes common sense, yet has been difficult to accomplish in America: building a border fence. Israel National News reports:

Saudi Arabia has launched the construction of a high-security five-layered fence on the border with Iraq to protect the desert kingdom from “infiltrators and smugglers,” according to state media quoted by RT.

The fence will cover 900 km (560 miles) of Saudi Arabia’s northern frontier,SPA state news agency reported. Watchtowers, night vision and radars will provide surveillance along the fence.

The project was unveiled by King Abdullah late Friday. It was announced the fence’s purpose was to cut the "number of infiltrators, drug, arms and cattle smugglers to zero."

Saudi Arabia already deployed some 30,000 troops to its border with Iraq, after Iraqi forces abandoned their posts on their side of the border two months ago.

In contrast, in the United States, the demographic transformation of the nation (and electorate) into a de facto bilingual society (see: Belgium and Canada for evidence how well that works out), incorporating millions of poorly-educated newcomers who violate our laws in coming here, is treated as an act of God, beyond our control. We just shrug our shoulders, pay more taxes to support food stamps, bilingual education, crowded classrooms, and other costs, as if we could do nothing to stop it.

I don’t find many aspects of Saudi governance appealing, but on this count we could learn from them.

Undeterred by political correctness, Saudi Arabia is taking a step that makes common sense, yet has been difficult to accomplish in America: building a border fence. Israel National News reports:

Saudi Arabia has launched the construction of a high-security five-layered fence on the border with Iraq to protect the desert kingdom from “infiltrators and smugglers,” according to state media quoted by RT.

The fence will cover 900 km (560 miles) of Saudi Arabia’s northern frontier,SPA state news agency reported. Watchtowers, night vision and radars will provide surveillance along the fence.

The project was unveiled by King Abdullah late Friday. It was announced the fence’s purpose was to cut the "number of infiltrators, drug, arms and cattle smugglers to zero."

Saudi Arabia already deployed some 30,000 troops to its border with Iraq, after Iraqi forces abandoned their posts on their side of the border two months ago.

In contrast, in the United States, the demographic transformation of the nation (and electorate) into a de facto bilingual society (see: Belgium and Canada for evidence how well that works out), incorporating millions of poorly-educated newcomers who violate our laws in coming here, is treated as an act of God, beyond our control. We just shrug our shoulders, pay more taxes to support food stamps, bilingual education, crowded classrooms, and other costs, as if we could do nothing to stop it.

I don’t find many aspects of Saudi governance appealing, but on this count we could learn from them.