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Saudi Arabia places 30,000 soldiers on
its border in the wake of ISIS threat
after 2,500 Iraqi soldiers quit their
posts along the boundary

Daily Mail [UK], by John Hall

Original Article

Posted By:Attercliffe, 7/3/2014 6:40:06 AM

Saudi Arabia has placed 30,000 soldiers on its northern border after 2,500 Iraqi soldiers quit their posts, leaving the country open to the threat of a lightning advance by ISIS militants. King Abdullah ordered all necessary measures to protect the kingdom against potential ´terrorist threats´ as the possibility of ISIS taking yet more territory in the Middle East appeared to increase. Saudi Arabia--which is the world´s top oil exporter--shares a 500-mile border with Iraq, where Sunni insurgents have seized numerous towns and cities in a campaign to establish an Islamic state which has been condemned as too brutal even by

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Perhaps I shouldn´t compare the influx of ISIS invaders to the influx of invaders on our own border, but it does come to mind. I will say it´s good to see a country´s leader acting incisively and rapidly in the face of a serious threat to the whole country.

Maybe other leaders will take notice . . . .

      


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Reply 1 - Posted by: Keekng, 7/3/2014 7:18:05 AM     (No. 9909319)

Will Saudi´s, King Abdullah, still be our friend after the way Zippy has crapped on him?

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Reply 2 - Posted by: Pearson365, 7/3/2014 7:37:20 AM     (No. 9909336)

1. The possiblity that 2,500 Iraqi troops just deserted their posts must intrigue Obama.. "Val Jar, why can´t we trade those deserters for the 130 terrorists I want to free from Guantsnamo? Would be even bigger than my Bowe Bergdahl swap. We could even invite the parents of the 2,500 deserters to the WH for a gala on July 4th. Oh, yeah, they´re Iraqis deserters. Never mind.

2. Why are we able to see two photos of Iraqiis seeking shelter but not ones of the tens of thousands of Central Americans invading our borders? Even Congressman are barred by Obama from entering our domestic facilities.

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Reply 3 - Posted by: olcap, 7/3/2014 7:56:35 AM     (No. 9909362)

The headline is saying that Saudi Arabia is being threatened by Saudi Arabia?

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Reply 4 - Posted by: MDConservative, 7/3/2014 7:57:02 AM     (No. 9909364)

With friends like Abdullah and the House of Saud...

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Reply 5 - Posted by: Mushroom, 7/3/2014 8:12:10 AM     (No. 9909381)

I am genuinely curious. Are the enlisted troops actually Saudi or are they ´imported´?

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Reply 6 - Posted by: provide, 7/3/2014 9:24:22 AM     (No. 9909496)

These Iraqis are heading for the Mexican border to claim they are fleeing drug gangs.

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