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Raytheon in bid to build Saudi wall
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Raytheon, the US Arms/Defence giant with offices in Frenchay, Bristol, is bidding to build a ‘wall’ on the Saudi/Iraq border.
The Saudi/Iraq border, in northen Saudi, runs for 900km, much of it harsh desert. It is hard to patrol & protect. Reports suggest the Saudi’s wish to build the wall for 2 reasons. Firstly to stop the possible flow of arms & fighters into Iraq to support the insurgency. Saudi is a Sunni dominated Arab nation, and there has been much support from Saudi’s for the resistance to the US/UK led war in Iraq and other operations in the middle east. However the area of Saudi next to Iraq is also home to the Shi’ite minority in Saudi. This minority is much discriminated against, and the Saudi’s are worried that Shia fleeing civil war in Iraq may stir up trouble amongst their own Shia. That is the second and probably major reason for the wall.