March 4, 2007:
There a lot of large scale barrier systems
going up in the world, whose main function is to keep Islamic terrorists out.
India is building a 4,000 kilometer barrier along its
border with Bangladesh. Various Indian rebel groups have been using bases in
Bangladesh, and the local government has been reluctant to shut them down.
That's partly because of the large number of illegal migrants moving from
Bangladesh to India. That, of course, is another reason for the barrier
Israel is building a 700 kilometers barrier between
itself and the Palestinian West Bank. 436 miles of concrete barriers.
Pakistan is building a barrier along its 2,400 kilometer
border with Afghanistan .
Kuwait is upgrading its 215 kilometers of barrier along
its Iraq border.
Saudi Arabia is building 850 kilometers of barrier along
its Iraq border. It is considering a similar barrier along its Yemen border,
where hostile Shia Arab tribes live.
Spain is building barriers around its two enclaves in
Thailand is building a 75 kilometer barrier along
its border with Malaysia, to keep
Islamic terrorists and smugglers under control.
Uzbekistan and Tajikistan are building barriers on their
mutual border. .
The United States is building, piece by piece, barriers
along its 3,000 kilometer border with
Mexico. Like India, the U.S. wants to keep illegal migrants, and terrorists,
The United Arab Emirates and Oman are improving barriers along their
The common threat here are Islamic terrorists, with
illegal migrants and smugglers a close second.