Wednesday, August 17, 2005

More illegal weapons found...

This time the Saudis hit the jackpot

RIYADH (AP)-[off the wire, no link]-Saudi Arabian authorities seized a huge cache of dynamite, ammunition, and drugs during a security sweep along the border with Yemen, al-Watan newspaper reported Tuesday.

Brig. Gen. Murie Ussayri, border patrol commander, told the Saudi newspaper the three-day operation uncovered 1,200 sticks of dynamite, nearly 9,000 cartridges and 2,750 kilograms of hashish in addition to other drugs.

Ussayri told the newspaper much of the contraband was carried into the kingdom by Yemeni children enlisted by smugglers along the 2,000 kilometer frontier.

Last year, the newspaper said, Saudi authorities deported 150,000 Yemenis, including nearly 10,000 children, who had crossed the border illegally.

Both countries have increased security along the border in an attempt to stem the flow of illegal goods, including weapons and explosives, that have been used during militant attacks in both nations.

Copyright © 2005 Dow Jones & Company, Inc.(AP-DJ)--08-16-05 1303EDT

The Saudis score one for the good guys this time as they continue to try their hardest to play both sides of the fence. At this point we'll take what we can get, especially if it leads to successful raids like these, and I know that dealing with Saudi Arabia's role in terrorism is a lower priority right now behind Iraq, Iran, and Syria, but we'll get to them. Don't worry.

On a side note, who knew Saudi Arabia had an illegal immigration problem? You will notice that the Saudis deport their illegals.

Sure they support terrorist under the table, but at least they got that right.