Anonymous
Anonymous asked in Politics & GovernmentPolitics · 10 years ago

Why is Saudi Arabia able to build a border barrier along its border w/ Iraq & Yemen but the US is not?

US-Mexico Border

1,969 miles

The border's total length is 3,169 km (1,969 miles), according to figures given by the International Boundary and Water Commission.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mexico_%E2%80%93_Unit...

Saudi Arabia

550 + 1100= 1650 miles already built

US-Mexico Border (1,969) not built

Saudi Arabia-Iraq Border

550 miles ALREADY BUILT

Fence system already built

http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/worldnews/1530285/...

Saudi-Yemen border

1, 100 miles ALREADY BUILT

he Saudi–Yemen barrier is a physical barrier constructed by Saudi Arabia along part of its 1,800 kilometer (1,100 mile) border with Yemen. It consists of a network of sandbags and pipelines, three metres (10 ft) high, filled with concrete [1] and fitted with electronic detection equipment.[2

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Saudi%E2%80%93Yemen_b...

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  • 10 years ago
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    Forget Saudi Arabia, why is it Xenophobic and Racist for the US to want to build a wall on the border with Mexico, but it is okay for Mexico to build a wall on the border of Guatemala for the same reasons?

  • 10 years ago

    The Saudi government wants a fence.

  • 10 years ago

    The US can, it simply doesn't want to.

    Trying to be more like Saudi Arabia is not a good thing.

  • Anonymous
    10 years ago

    The Saudi's have more American dollars to spend than we do.

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  • Anonymous
    10 years ago

    The wall can be built. It just doesn't work.

  • Brutus
    Lv 6
    10 years ago

    They have no national debt.

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